Breakout Session

Women in the Workplace: Addressing Cracks in the Women’s Leadership Pipeline and Fixing the Broken Rung

There are always winners and losers in the war for talent, and the stakes are higher than ever for companies that want to achieve gender equality.

Women are demanding more from work, and they’re leaving their companies in unprecedented numbers to get it. Women leaders are switching jobs at the highest rate we’ve ever seen—and at a higher rate than men in leadership. This could have serious implications for companies. Women are already significantly underrepresented in leadership. For years, fewer women have risen through the ranks because of the “broken rung” at the first step up to manager. Now, companies are struggling to hold on to the relatively few women leaders they have. And all of these dynamics are even more pronounced for women of color.

Join us as we dig into the data from the 2022 Women in the Workplace report, the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. This joint research effort between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company aims to give companies insights and tools to advance gender diversity in the workplace.


Victoria is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Miami office. She has 15+ years of consulting experience and has led efforts with clients in the US, Asia, and Europe. She is a core leader in McKinsey's Fuel practice, which specializes in helping pre-IPO companies, investors, and corporate innovators accelerate to greater impact and higher valuations.

Victoria works closely with founders and investors to drive hypergrowth for their businesses. She has deep experience in developing growth strategies and leading commercial/sales transformations, including in operating roles. She focuses on the consumer, technology, and media sectors, with particular depth in the food ecosystem.

Victoria is a co-author of the articles Designing out of difficult times and Ordering in: The rapid evolution of food delivery, and she was featured on the McKinsey on Startups podcast episode Next on the menu for food delivery.

Prior to McKinsey, Victoria worked at Deloitte Consulting and the World Bank Group. She holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BA and BSBA degrees from American University in Washington, DC.