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.
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.
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.”
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.
"Between the years 2000 and 2015, there had been no improvement whatsoever on the part of women climbing the ladder – zero.” - Jewelle Bickford, Paradigm for Parity co-chair
On Friday, at the inaugural ASCEND Summit, Ellen Kullman, a co-chair of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition and the former Chair and CEO of DuPont, participated in a conversation on the status of women in the workplace with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. The day-long forum focused on the need to get more women into leadership positions in the corporate world and the steps that companies can take to close the gender gap.
To kick off Women’s History Month, the Paradigm for Parity® coalition is pleased to announce that 103 CEOs have committed to taking action within their organizations to close the gender gap in corporate leadership. The Paradigm for Parity® coalition has more than tripled in size since launching in 2016 with 27 companies. Together, the coalition companies employ more than 5.4 million workers across the globe and span a diverse range of 28 industries, including technology, health care, food service, retail and financial services.
On Wednesday, June 20, Ellen Kullman, a co-chair of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition and the former President and CEO of DuPont, outlined the steps companies can take to level the playing field for women in the workplace as a panelist at CNBC‘s Talent@Work Event.
Yesterday, Ellen Kullman, a co-chair of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition, joined CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl for a conversation around gender inequity in the workplace. The segment also featured three companies of the more than 70 members of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition that have committed to achieve parity in leadership by 2030 – Salesforce, Linkage and NFP.
Today, 19 Paradigm for Parity® member companies were saluted for their leadership in appointing women to serve on corporate boards of directors at the Women’s Forum of New York Annual Breakfast of Corporate Champions. The companies were recognized as the 2017 Corporate Champions for having at least 25% of board seats held by women.