Women’s Equality Day Reminds us of How Much More There Is to Do

By Sandra Beach Lin, Jewelle Bickford and Ellen Kullman, Paradigm for Parity ® Co-chairs

On August 26th we celebrate the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote!  We remember the women who would not be denied. Because of their persistence, generations of women were given the opportunity to participate in our democracy. But as history has shown, despite having made great strides, women have a long way to go to achieve true equality. 

To Eliminate Pay Inequity, We Must Change Corporate Culture

by Jewelle Bickford, Paradigm for Parity Co-chair

As we observe this year’s Pay Equity Day, we are faced with the stark and sobering reality that many women had to work approximately four months into 2018 to make the same amount as men earned in 2017. 

In Our Sisters' Shoes: What We Should All Learn from Black Women

by Stacey Tisdale, a member of Paradigm for Parity

The global conversation about women’s equality, however, must move from focusing on problems to highlighting solutions that acknowledge that different women have different experiences if we are to ever find the unity within our diversity.

Women in Business Advise on How to Succeed in Corporations

This month the Paradigm for Parity® coalition has celebrated the many contributions of women in business. And while there have been so many amazing women leading the way, it is important to address the next generation of women trying to reach their full potential and become leaders

Men Advise Men on How to Create Gender Parity

The companies that have joined the Paradigm for Parity® coalition understand that men play an important role in getting more women in leadership positions. During Women’s History Month, several male leaders from Paradigm for Parity® coalition member companies offer some advice on how men can empower women with opportunities to advance that will help pave the way for parity in the workforce.

Men Should Sponsor Women in the Workplace, Not Back Away

The findings released today by LeanIn and SurveyMonkey are deeply concerning: in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals, men are uncomfortable participating in common work activities with women, including mentorship. If women are ever going to have access to the same career and growth opportunities as men, they need the help of sponsors and mentors. Because the reality is, male managers are often steadfast allies to Jack, but not Jill.

The Path to Parity: 60 Companies Achieving a New Paradigm of Gender Equality

What sets the Paradigm for Parity® coalition apart from the pack is our 5-Point Action Plan – a roadmap for companies to meet their inclusivity goals and achieve gender parity in leadership positions. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of the Paradigm for Parity® movement, we will share each of the five steps in the path to parity.

Congressional Forum on Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership

Candace Duncan, founding member of Paradigm for Parity and retired managing partner at KPMG, testified at a Congressional Forum on Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership. Hosted by Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the discussion focused on the need to level the playing field for women in the business world.

Jewelle Bickford on the Paradigm for Parity® Movement

In a speech to the Committee for Economic Development on August 2, 2017, Paradigm for Parity Co-Chair Jewelle Bickford discussed what motivated the 47 women to launch the Paradigm for Parity movement, what makes the initiative unique, and what’s next for the coalition.

Pierre Nanterme on Accenture's Commitment to Gender Parity

As a Paradigm for Parity committed company, Accenture has been working towards closing the gap in corporate leadership. But the company is taking this commitment a step further by committing to 50/50 by 2025. CEO & Chairman Pierre Nanterme shares what Getting to Equal means to him.