The Wall Street Journal, By Joann S. Lublin More than two dozen chief executives of companies, including Bank of America Corp., LinkedIn Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp., have signed a pledge to speed women’s progress up the corporate ladder.
Workplace issues that used to be saved for watercooler talk and private conversations—from sexual harassment to the pay gap— are now becoming headlines. The common thread through all these stories is the lack of power women have in the workplace.
International Women’s Day is upon us. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress, “a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.” In the spirit of the holiday, Fortune asked ten powerful women how we can all press forward—and to share with us their favorite pieces of advice. Here is what they said:
A DuPont Company board meeting in 1952.Seated at an enormous board table are more than two dozen men in white shirts, ties and business suits. The top executives of the industrial giant are identified as “men with backgrounds in various phases of business.” The year is 1952.
Australian Financial Review, by Melissa Ries, Vice-president and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Skillsoft On March 8 the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world will be recognised and celebrated. Despite the many successes of women in the workplace and the leaps we have taken to earn our place as equals on business leadership teams, there is still work to be done.
SmartBrief, by Alaina Love Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of companies, business leaders and academics that are committed to gender parity in the workplace by 2030, offer a five-point action plan for addressing the development of women that is worth examining for your own company.
Business Wire, Skillsoft Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced it has joined Paradigm for Parity® to bring gender parity to corporate leadership. “We are absolutely committed to gender equality and are delighted to sign the Paradigm for Parity® pledge,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft Group.
Chicago Tribune, by Samantha Bomkamp “We do see tremendous evidence that leadership is hungry for diversity,” said Susan McLaughlin, a partner at executive search firm Pierce Consulting Partners and board chair of C200, a Chicago-based leadership group for women in business. McLaughlin pointed to efforts like “Paradigm for Parity,” a group formed with a goal of achieving gender parity across all levels of corporate leadership by 2030, as one of the reasons for her confidence.
Industry Week, by Bob Leduc Over the last two decades, the manufacturing industry has accelerated its evolution significantly to meet the growing demands of global customers. That is true of the aerospace industry, and it’s certainly true for Pratt & Whitney. As part of our commitment, we have partnered with Paradigm for Parity.
PR Newswire, United Technologies Corporation Whether it's taking a career break to raise children or care for a loved one, life has many turns. Yet when it's time to return to work, it's not always easy to re-enter the workforce. To ease that transition, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is introducing the Re-Empower Program designed to reignite careers.
Modern Machine Shop, by Jedd Cole “Working with organizations like Women in Manufacturing is a natural fit for us,” says Tara St-Pierre, Senior Director of Talent, Inclusion and Engagement. “With United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney is committed to finding and developing women in leadership positions through our commitment to the Paradigm for Parity Coalition.”
Diversity, Inc., by Kevin Walling Women have always been at the heart of Hershey, from Milton Hershey School co-founder Catherine Hershey to Michele Buck, who became the company’s first female president and chief executive officer in March. Earlier this year, she signed a pledge to support Paradigm for Parity®, a movement of leaders who are committed to achieving a norm in corporate America in which women and men have equal power, status and opportunity.
attn:, by Valerie Jarrett Until recently, there hasn’t really been a clear roadmap for companies to get there. But now there is — the Paradigm for Parity coalition. What impressed me most about this group was that it is taking the problem head on with a 5-Point Action Plan that can serve as a guide for CEOs and their executive teams to follow.
Recode, by Jewelle Bickford, Ellen Kullman & Sandra Beach Lin As a diverse group of current and former CEOs and business leaders, it is clear to us that Silicon Valley has the opportunity to go beyond a single day of celebration and celebrate women’s equality every day. And that's the real goal.
Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has joined the Paradigm for Parity® coalition, pledging its commitment to gender parity in corporate leadership by 2030.
The pledge builds on Hershey’s progress made toward its goal to be a premier industry leader in diversity and inclusion by 2020, including the Paradigm for Parity, a movement committed to achieving a new norm in corporate America in which women and men have equal power, status and opportunity.
Business Journal, By Jane Schmitt Women who advance to senior management roles are the inspiration behind such initiatives as the Paradigm for Parity and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100x25, whose goal is to see 100 women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies by 2025.
Ellen Kullman, the former chief executive of DuPont, now runs Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business leaders who commit to taking five specific steps to achieve gender equity. She advocates measuring specific results such as percentages of men and women hired and promoted, and comparing how long it takes women and men to be promoted.
More than 40 years after women began pouring into the workplace, only a handful have made it all the way to the top of corporate America. The percentage of chief executives of Fortune 500 companies who are women just passed 6 percent, creeping up (and occasionally dropping back) at a glacial pace.
Former Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett discusses the Paradigm for Parity coalition that aims to increase flexibility and gender diversity in the workforce. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
Accenture, a global professional services company, providing solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations, has announced that it will achieve a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 per cent women and 50 per cent men, by 2025.
The Hershey Company announced today that Michele Buck signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors.
Accenture, a member of the P4P coalition, pledged Wednesday that it will achieve a fully gender-balanced workforce by 2025. As of this year, the company is 40% female, surpassing an earlier goal to reach that percentage by 2020.