Truly effective diversity training can be measured in goosebumps

Quartz, By Michelle Murphy

Since then, we’ve made a comprehensive commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our chief executive has joined CEOs from some of America’s largest businesses in the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion initiative; we’ve joined dozens of companies in the Paradigm for Parity coalition to bring gender parity to our corporate leadership structure by 2030; and we now have extensive programs, policies, sponsorships, and recruiting programs designed to embrace the diversity of our workforce, our customers, and the communities we serve.

A push to get more women into the top ranks of management

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.

Gender parity: A driver for manufacturing success

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.

The Future Starts Now

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.”

Sandra Beach Lin, P4P Co-chair, Interviewed by Mitch Carr

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.

The Time Is Now

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. 

International Women’s Day 2018: Four ways to build your pipeline of women leaders

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.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Pay Inequity

What We Talk About When We Talk About Pay Inequity

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. 

Shedding the armor: Why feminine leadership is good for your business

Shedding the armor: Why feminine leadership is good for your business

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.

Skillsoft Signs Paradigm for Parity® Pledge

Skillsoft Signs Paradigm for Parity® Pledge

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.

Most Men Think Gender Gap at Work is Far Smaller than Study Shows It Is

Most Men Think Gender Gap at Work is Far Smaller than Study Shows It Is

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. 

 Get Ready to Re-Empower the Future: UTC Launches Career Re-Entry Program, Seeks Top Talent

Get Ready to Re-Empower the Future: UTC Launches Career Re-Entry Program, Seeks Top Talent

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.