The When Women Thrive 2020 global report, Let’s Get Real About Equality, builds upon our seminal 2014 and 2016 research and examines the achievements made to date and the ground yet to cover. Learnings from this research will help guide organizations in the steps they must take to successfully institutionalize the policies, practices and programs that will help ensure equality of opportunity, experience and pay — and ultimately nurture an inclusive culture. View global report highlights.


Mansee Singhal, Sr. Principal Career. Mercer India along with Parity Consulting sharing insights from When Women Thrive 2020 India report on "Understanding the state of gender equity with a focus on Pay Equity"



What’s new in 2020?


Discover bright spots that demonstrate forward momentum with the potential for lasting impact on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). One example: hiring, promotion and retention rates of women are finally comparable to those of men across all career levels.


In this report, learn where we have made progress and where we still have room to grow, including new data and insights on:

  • DEI strategy, accountability and transparency
  • Senior leadership and manager engagement
  • Pay equity commitments and analysis
  • Career advancement
  • Flexible working
  • Health and financial wellness
  • Technology to enhance DEI efforts

See how leading organizations are driving progress



  • Passionate leaders and engaged managers
  • Personal commitment of leadership and Allies to equality
  • Perseverance and commitment to equality that sustains leadership changes over time



  • Proof of what’s helping and what’s hurting. Using data to understand where gaps exist to build an evidence-based strategy
  • Practices that actively support underrepresented employees and ensure equity in talent management processes, e.g., hiring, pay, promotion, and performance management
  • Programs that support the unique health and financial needs of underrepresented employees



  • Programs, partnerships, and sponsorships that support underrepresented individuals in their respective industries.
  • Direct funding to social movements and community-based efforts

Explore regional and country reports


These reports offer a deep-dive into the state of DEI in particular geographies, and share relevant data, insights and solutions.


Available reports: 

  • Argentina (Spanish)
  • Australia
  • Columbia
  • DACH: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • MENA: Middle East and North Africa
  • Scandinavia
  • Spain (Spanish)
  • Sub Saharan Africa
  • Turkey (English and Turkish)
  • United Kingdom
  • India

Additional reports coming soon.

Download India report.