As part of our Path to Parity series, this week we’re showcasing the third step in the Action Plan: Measuring targets and maintaining accountability by providing regular progress reports, with insights from Paradigm for Parity® companies.
Women are underrepresented at almost every level in the corporate pipeline, and they are drastically underrepresented at the senior levels. And while company commitment to gender diversity is at an all-time high, calls for greater diversity haven’t moved the needle.
Unconscious biases are “social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness,” according to UCSF’s Office of Diversity & Outreach. No matter our race, gender, background, education or income level, we all hold biases that have been shaped by our education, culture and experience.
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.
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.
The New York Times recently published “Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone too Far,” a piece that largely ignored much of the data that makes a business case for diversity, instead focusing on opinions of a few individuals. Check out this take from Paradigm for Parity® Co-Chairs Jewelle Bickford, Ellen Kullman & Sandra Beach Lin.
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.
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.