Accenture found that if organizations succeed in creating a workforce culture that fosters equality, they will not just accelerate career advancement and pay for women, they will also improve career progress for men. Getting to Equal 2018 groups the 40 factors into three categories and shows how organizations can take action in each: Our research found that achieving success in all three categories creates a virtuous circle, with each one enhancing the others so that, when combined, they deliver an even greater impact than they would in isolation. Together, they nurture a culture of purpose, accountability, belonging, trust and flexibility. BOLD LEADERSHIP A diverse leadership team that sets, shares and measures equality targets openly. COMPREHENSIVE ACTION Policies and practices that are family-friendly, support both genders and are bias-free in attracting and retaining people. AN EMPOWERING ENVIRONMENT One that trusts employees, respects individuals and offers freedom to be creative and to train and work flexibly.