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.
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.
United Technologies Corp. committed to follow a plan by Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business members pledging to have 30 percent of corporate leadership positions filled by women near-term and half by 2030.
In the workplace, many women don’t know the right questions to ask, but the more questions you ask, the more you’ll learn. “At first it might seem negative to others, but it won’t be long before people will value that spirit and curiosity,” Bickford says.
St. Catherine University News, By Grace Donnelly “The Paradigm for Parity Coalition provides a road map for companies to accomplish [30% women leaders by 2030] through research-based, measurable, corporate actions,” said Rebecca Hawthorne, author of the 2017 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.
Our Voice Blog, Newmont Mining Corporation Newmont President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Goldberg, joined government and business leaders to launch a resolution for equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of publicly held corporations headquartered in Colorado. Recently, Newmont made a commitment to Paradigm for Parity, a framework developed by business leaders to promote gender equality in the workplace.
The Huffington Post, By David MacLennan, Cargill Chairman & CEO
In fact, we recently made a major commitment to advancing women in our ranks. In December, Cargill became one of the 27 founding signatories of Paradigm for Parity, pledging to achieve gender parity in management by 2030.
Accenture is collaborating across business and government to further diversity in the workplace, with commitments to gender equality that includes Paradigm for Parity, which, with 35 other companies, establishes actions to achieve gender parity in the workplace by 2030.
So, what are the biggest issues to tackle in this struggle for a better future? We asked 14 powerful women in a variety of industries what they believe needs to change in order to level the playing field for women in the workplace.
BusinessWire Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joined the Paradigm for Parity coalition and pledged to bring gender parity to its corporate leadership structure by 2030. The first in its industry to pledge, Ingersoll Rand has united with nearly 40 other companies in the coalition to address the corporate leadership gender gap.
For Voya, just saying that the company had a commitment to gender equality wasn’t enough. As of February, 50 percent of Voya’s overall workforce is female, as is 44 percent of the company’s external board of independent directors, 45 percent of its executive committee and 36 percent of its operating committee. Voya also joined the Paradigm for Parity movement.
Bloomberg Markets, with Carol Massar & Cory Johnson
Jewelle Bickford, Partner at Evercore Wealth Management, discusses the Paradigm for Parity movement, a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the leadership gender gap in corporate America.
Bloomberg Bloomberg today announced the 2017 Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI), providing investors and organizations with unique insight into 52 firms’ commitment to building gender-equal workplaces. Among the recognized companies are Bank of America and Voya Financial.