Who we are



Who we are



About Paradigm for Parity

The Paradigm for Parity® movement is a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition is made up of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members, and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in the corporate world: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity. Our ultimate goal is to achieve full gender parity by 2030, with a near-term goal of women holding at least 30% of senior roles.
Powerful evidence links gender-balanced leadership with financial and stock market out performance. Simply put, companies with both women and men in senior leadership positions have superior financial results.

To accelerate the pace of gender equity in senior executive roles and on corporate boards, the coalition created the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan. Based on extensive research and best practices, this roadmap is the first set of specific actions that, when concurrently implemented, will catalyze change and enable companies to more effectively increase the number of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds in leadership positions.
This coalition of leaders has enrolled the CEOs and executive teams of major companies in a collective commitment to embrace and implement the Road Map in their organizations and create an inclusive culture. Paradigm for Parity® is differentiated by three factors: (1) commitment from the top, (2) a clear plan of action that drives impact, and (3) mutual accountability for measurable results. 

Companies that have pledged to implement the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan are stepping forward to make real changes inside their companies to establish gender equality. To learn more about how your company can work towards gender parity, view our company resources below:




Jewelle Bickford   Partner , Evercore Wealth Management;  Former Global Partner , Rothschild Group, NA

Jewelle Bickford
Partner, Evercore Wealth Management; Former Global Partner, Rothschild Group, NA

Sandra Beach Lin   Board Member , American Electric Power, Interface Biologics, PolyOne Corporation, and WESCO International;  Retired President & Chief Executive Officer , Calisolar Inc.

Sandra Beach Lin
Board Member, American Electric Power, Interface Biologics, PolyOne Corporation, and WESCO International; Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Calisolar Inc.

Ellen Kullman   Retired Chairman  and  Chief Executive Officer , DuPont;  Board Member,  United Technologies Corporation

Ellen Kullman
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont; Board Member, United Technologies Corporation







Linda L.Addison
Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright US LLP

Nicholas Akins
Chairman, President & CEO, American Electric Power 

Debra Apruzzese
President, Axia11G Consulting Group

Shellye Archambeau
Board Member, Nordstrom, Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.

Jan Babiak
Board Member, Bank of Montreal and Walgreens Boots Alliance; Former Managing Partner, EY

LeighAnne Baker
Chief Human Resources Officer, Senior Vice President, Cargill

Patricia (Tosh) Barron
Lead Director, Teleflex Corporation

Dominic Barton
Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company  

Joanne Bauer
Board Member, Omnicell Inc. and Aurora Health Care; Retired President, Global Health Care, Kimberly-Clark

Dorrit Bern
Board Member, Wet Seal; Former Chairman, CEO & President, Charming Shoppes, Inc.

Susan Willett Bird
TED Resident; Founder & CEO, Wf360, llc.

Sir Winfried Bischoff
Chairman, Financial Reporting Council UK

Judith Blumenthal
Professor, Marshall School of Business
University Southern California 

Tamara Box
Global Chair, Financial Industry Group; Managing Partner, EME, Reed Smith

Sheri Bronstein
Global Human Resources Executive, Bank of America

Maryann Bruce
Board Member, MBIA, Inc., PNC Funds & PNC Advantage Funds; Former President, Evergreen Investments Services, Inc.

Dame Alison Carnwath
Chairman, Land Securities Group plc; Board Member, BASF SE, Zurich Insurance Group AG, 

Michelle Clayman
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer,
New Amsterdam Partners, LLC

Kevin Connelly
Managing Partner & CEO, Spencer Stuart  

Mark Costa
Chairman & CEO, Eastman Chemical Company  

Pamela Craig
Retired Chief Financial Officer, Accenture;
Board Member, Akamai Technologies, Inc., Merck & Co., and Walmart Stores, Inc. 

Kem Danner
Senior Vice President, State Street Global Advisors

Alain Dehaze
Chief Executive Officer, The Adecco Group

Shelley Diamond
Chief Client Officer, Young & Rubicam Advertising; Formerly Board Member of PAETEC 

Noreen Doyle
Chair, Newmont Mining Corporation; Vice Chair, Credit Suisse Group

Ann Drake
Chairman & CEO, DSC Logistics, Inc.

Candace Duncan
Board Member, Discover Financial Services, 
FTD Companies, Inc., and Teleflex; Retired Managing Partner, KPMG

Janice Ellig
Co-CEO, Chadick Ellig

Gloria Feldt
Cofounder & President, Take The Lead

Robin Ferracone
Founder & CEO, Farient Advisors

Leura Fine
Founder & CEO, Laurel & Wolf

Marsha Firestone, PH.D.
President & Founder, Women’s Presidents’ Organization

Debbie First
Principal, Deborah First Communications; Trustee, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Vice Chair, Handel + Haydn Society

Joele Frank
Managing Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Gay Gaddis
Founder & CEO, T3; Board Member, Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.

Gary Goldberg
President & CEO, Newmont Mining Corporation

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty
President, Tier Tech International, Inc.; Board Member, Colombo Bank

Karen Greenbaum
President & CEO, AESC

Veronica Hackett
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The Clarett Group

Ronee Hagen
Board Member, The Southern Company, Newmont, and American Water Works; Retired CEO & President, Polymer Group, Inc.

L. Noel Harwerth
Chairman, GE Capital Bank Europe; Board Member, Standard Life plc, Alent, The London Metal Exchange and Sirius Minerals

Greg Hayes
Chairman & CEO, United Technologies, Corp.

Carol Hochman
President, RHH Capital & Consulting Inc.; Board Member, Blyth Inc.

Judith Hochman
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences, New York University of Medicine

Julie Fasone Holder
Board Member, Eastman Chemical Company and WR Grace; Former Senior Vice President, Dow Chemical; Founder & CEO, JFH Insights

Linda Parker Hudson
Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Cardea Group; Board Member, Bank of America, Southern Company, and Ingersoll Rand

Dan Houston
Chairman, President & CEO, Principal

Deborah Jackson
Founder & CEO, Plum Alley

Margery Kraus
Founder & Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide

Michael Lamach
Chairman and CEO, Ingersoll Rand

Linda Loch Lorimer
Director, Pearson; Retired Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives Yale University

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo
President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises

Kristen Manos
Board Member, KeyCorp, Columbia Forest Products,American Capital Former President, Wilsonart

Jacquelyn Mayfield
Founder & President, Mayfield Consulting, Ltd.

Bill McDermott

Nina McLemore
Founder & CEO, Nina McLemore, LLC

Cathy Minehan
Dean, School of Management, Simmons College; Retired President & CEO,  Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Pat Mitchell
Founder & CEO, POW! Strategies; Senior Advisor, Former President & CEO, Paley Center for Media

Kristi Mitchem
President & CEO, Wells Fargo Asset Management 

Denise Morrison
President & CEO, Campbell Soup Co; Board Member, MetLife, Inc.

Anne M. Mulchahy
Former Chairperson & CEO, Fuji Xerox; Board Member, Citigroup, Fuji Xerox and Target Corporatin

Liz Musch
Board Chair of Verto Analytics and Earth Law Center; board member Abeo. Retired CEO, Ipsos & Kantar groups.

Pierre Nanterme
Chairman & CEO, Accenture plc

Jane Nelson
Founding Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Board Member, Newmont Mining Corporation, The Abraaj Group and, FSG

Susan Packard
Co-Founder, Scripps Networks Interactive; Former
Chief Operating Officer

Linda Paresky
Former Co-Chairman & Owner, Thomas Cook Travel, USA; Founding Board Member, TripAdvisor

Sharon Lee Patrick
President, Patrick Partners; Co-Founder, Former President & CEO, Martha Stewart Omnimedia

Barbara Perlmutter
Board Member, Women for Women International; Retired Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Karen Prange
EVP & CEO, Global Animal Health, Medical, and Surgery Group, Henry Schein

Krishnan Rajagopalan
President & CEO, Heidrick & Struggles

Dr. Sheila A. Robinson
Publisher & CEO, Diversity Woman Magazine

Joyce Russell
President, The Adecco Group US Foundation

Alice Schroeder
Chairman & CEO, WebTuner Corp.; Board Member, Prudential plc

Pam Schutz
Board Member, Delta Dental of Virginia; Retired CEO, Getworth Financial - Retirement and Protection

Larraine Segil
Board Member, Frontier Communications; Former Partner & Owner, Vantage Partners

Carol Seymour
Founder & Leader, The Signature Program; Former Managing Director, G100

Lynn Shanahan
Founder, C2Group LLC; Former CEO, Kellwood Company

Ellyn Shook
Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture PLC 

Deborah Stiles
Vice President for Research Operations, Columbia University

Perry Stuckey
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Eastman Chemical Company

Lynn Tetrault
Board Member, NeoGenomics, Inc.; Retired Executive Vice President, Human Resources and
Corporate Affairs, AstraZeneca plc 

Stacey Tisdale
CEO, President, Mind Money Media Inc.

Eugenia Ulasewicz
Board Member, Bunzl plc, Signet Jewelers Ltd., 
Vince Holding Corp.; Former President, Burberry Americas, Burberry Group plc

Meryl Lynn Unger
Partner, Katsky Korins LLP

Maggie Wilderotter
Executive Chairman, Frontier Communications; Board Member, Dreamworks, Costco Wholesale, Juno Therapeutics, Chobani

Kathryn B. Williams, PhD
Co-Founder, KRW International; Board Member, Citigroup, Fuji Xerox and Target Corporation

Sandra Wijnberg
Board Member, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.; Former Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, Aquiline Holdings LLC

Christine Yan
President, Asia, Stanley Black & Decker; Board Member, Modine Manufacturing Company

Donna Zarcone
President & CEO, The Economic Club of Chicago; Board Member, Cigna Corporation, CDW, and The Duchossois Group

Xiaoying Zhong
Managing Director, Corporate Advisory, Evercore Partners