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.
At the event, Ellen participated in a panel discussion entitled The Equality Equation: Better + Together. Moderated by Morgan Brennan, Co-Anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Alley, the discussion focused on the need for companies to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the strategies executives can use to create lasting change within their organizations.
Ellen Kullman emphasized the need for companies to change the “business as usual” dynamics to achieve gender parity. She explained the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan that “enables companies to not just talk, but to evaluate data and measurements to give women equal power, status and opportunities in the workplace.”
During the conversation, Ellen encouraged companies to implement a formal sponsorship program to give women the opportunity to succeed, one of the key steps in the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan.
Referring to her leadership style at DuPont, Kullman stressed the importance of unconscious bias training. She said, “the most effective thing I did with my team was unconscious bias training. And it wasn’t one and done. It was continuous.”
About the Paradigm for Parity® Movement
The Paradigm for Parity® coalition is composed of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity.
The coalition created the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan for corporations to accelerate the pace of gender equity in senior executive roles. This unique agenda defines bold and specific actions that, taken together and simultaneously implemented as a package, will catalyze change and enable today’s business executives to secure the best leaders of tomorrow. Visit www.paradigm4parity.com or follow us on Twitter using @p4parity to learn more about this exciting initiative.