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.

Women in Manufacturing Hosting Annual WiM Summit

Women in Manufacturing Hosting Annual WiM Summit

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.”

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.