Hershey’s Kevin Walling: Three Lessons in Diversity and Inclusion from Leading Companies

Hershey’s Kevin Walling: Three Lessons in Diversity and Inclusion from Leading Companies

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.

Gender Shouldn’t Dictate Future Success

Gender Shouldn’t Dictate Future Success

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. 

In Silicon Valley, Data Trumps Opinion—Even with Gender Parity

In Silicon Valley, Data Trumps Opinion—Even with Gender Parity

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.

Community Service Spotlight: Hershey, Spinx & VP Racing Fuels

Community Service Spotlight: Hershey, Spinx & VP Racing Fuels

Convenience Store News, National Report

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. 

Women in power are lifelong learners

Women in power are lifelong learners

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.

How to Get More Women to Be C.E.O.s

How to Get More Women to Be C.E.O.s

The New York Times, by Susan Chira

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.

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

New York Times, by Susan Chira

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.

Valerie Jarrett: P4P is a Roadmap for Workforce Diversity

Valerie Jarrett: P4P is a Roadmap for Workforce Diversity

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 Sets Goal on Gender Balanced Workforce

Accenture Sets Goal on Gender Balanced Workforce

This Day, by Emma Okonji

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.

CT Companies Stake Ground in Gender Parity Movement

CT Companies Stake Ground in Gender Parity Movement

Hartford Business Journal, By John Stearns

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.

Voice of Experience: Jewelle Bickford

Voice of Experience: Jewelle Bickford

The Glass Hammer, By Cathie Ericson

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.

Women Make Gains in Minnesota's Corporate Boardroom

Women Make Gains in Minnesota's Corporate Boardroom

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.

Newmont CEO Joins Leaders in Advocating for More Women on Boards

Newmont CEO Joins Leaders in Advocating for More Women on Boards

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.