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.