Jewelle Bickford, Partner at Evercore Wealth Management, discusses the Paradigm for Parity movement, a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the leadership gender gap in corporate America
The Huffington Post, By David MacLennan, Cargill Chairman & CEO
In fact, we recently made a major commitment to advancing women in our ranks. In December, Cargill became one of the 27 founding signatories of Paradigm for Parity, pledging to achieve gender parity in management by 2030.
So, what are the biggest issues to tackle in this struggle for a better future? We asked 14 powerful women in a variety of industries what they believe needs to change in order to level the playing field for women in the workplace.
Bustle, By Suzannah Weiss Most companies would tell you that they'd like employees of all genders to be treated equally. But if achieving workplace equality were as simple as not being sexist, gender disparities at work wouldn't exist.
Bloomberg, By Laura Colby The heads of Bank of America Corp., American Electric Power Co., Coca-Cola Co. and 24 more large global companies have pledged to boost the number of women in their top ranks to parity with men by 2030.
The Wall Street Journal, By Joann S. Lublin More than two dozen chief executives of companies, including Bank of America Corp., LinkedIn Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp., have signed a pledge to speed women’s progress up the corporate ladder.
TIME, By Catherine Engelbert I’ve been fortunate in life to benefit from family, educators, work colleagues and a set of mentors and sponsors, all of whom did not hesitate to offer and support me with every opportunity to achieve what I set out to do. Far too many today are not so fortunate.
Forbes,By Georgine Huang Over a million men have signed the UN’s HeforShe movement, pledging to do what they can to improve gender equality after Emma Watson gave a viral speech launching the campaign at the United Nations two years ago.
The New York Times, By Peggy Klaus I’ll never forget how exciting it was to attend my first women’s conference. The convention center was pulsing with estrogen, and it was exhilarating to be a part of a like-minded sisterhood.