Boston Globe, by Katie Johnston
At MassMutual, the Springfield-based life insurance company where more than half of the 7,500-person workforce is female, nearly 41 percent of its leaders are women, said Lorie Valle-Yanez, head of diversity and inclusion. As part of its goal to get to a 50-50 leadership balance by 2030, MassMutual joined Paradigm for Parity , a worldwide coalition created by female business leaders in 2016. It encourages companies to follow a five-point plan to achieve gender parity by 2030.
The HR Director, by Mayka van Acht, Vice President Human Resources EMEA - ADM
It has been repeatedly proven that a diverse workforce is a successful workforce, and yet a recent report by McKinsey found that only 38 percent of organizations set targets for gender representation.
Diversity Woman Magazine, byJackie Krentzman
When Ellen Kullman was in engineering school, some professors would say to her, “You’re the only woman who has ever taken this class.” Kullman, the former CEO of DuPont, thought to herself at the time, “Great! I’m first.”
Years later, Kullman, now a co-chair of Paradigm for Parity®, a coalition working to close the gender leadership gap, says, “At the time, I didn’t think of that as a negative. I thought of it as a positive, that I was breaking ground.”
Minute With Mitch on KRLD-AM, hosted by Mitch Carr
Sandra Beach Lin co-chairs the Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leader gender gap, and she spoke with KRLD’s Mitch Carr.
"Between the years 2000 and 2015, there had been no improvement whatsoever on the part of women climbing the ladder – zero.” - Jewelle Bickford, Paradigm for Parity co-chair
Diversity Women, by Sandra Beach Lin
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.
Council on Foreign Relations
Paradigm for Parity Co-chair Ellen Kullman discuss gender disparity in corporate leadership, and what businesses can do to promote diversity and inclusion in the global labor market.
Akron Beacon Journal, by Jim Mackinnon
Gender inequality in the corporate workplace remains a systemic problem, says Jewelle Bickford.
Bickford, the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Akron Roundtable program at Quaker Station in downtown Akron, said workplaces are structurally engineered against women.
Fortune, by Valentina Zarya
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:
Directors & Boards, by Maureen Milford
The image is striking.
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.
Paradigm for Parity Co-chair Ellen Kullman talks about gender parity in corporate leadership on CNBC
The New York Times, by Valeriya Safronva
Five women of different backgrounds, professions and ages convened for dinner to discuss one thing they all have in common: the gender wage gap.
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.