NEW YORK— November 29, 2017 – Paradigm for Parity® coalition today announced that Amy Honey, a corporate executive with 23 years in financial services, will join the coalition as its first executive director. Since the volunteer-led organization launched one year ago, 60 companies have signed the Paradigm for Parity® coalition’s 5-Point Action Plan and committed to achieve gender parity in leadership levels by 2030.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amy to the Paradigm for Parity® coalition,” said Jewelle Bickford, Co-Chair of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition. “Amy’s strong track record building businesses and creating and implementing strategic plans will be invaluable as we work to level the playing field for women in the corporate world.” 

“Promoting women’s advancement has been a focus of mine throughout my career. I am pleased to join this impressive group of current and former women business leaders whose mission is to close the corporate gender gap. I look forward to working with our members to ensure a new paradigm where women and men have equal power, opportunity and status in the corporate world,” said Amy Honey, Executive Director of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition.

Amy began her career at Bank of America, where she rose to the level of Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Bank, responsible for a $12 billion loan portfolio.  Following her time at Bank of America, Amy joined The Container Store, where she served as the Senior Director of Corporate Finance.  While at The Container Store, Amy established the corporate finance department and disciplines and led the company through its eventual leveraged buy-out. Following her time at the Container Store, Amy joined JPMorgan Chase as Senior Vice President - Middle Market Bank.  Most recently, she served as President of RJK Enterprises, a luxury residential real estate development firm in Florida, where she succeeded her father. 

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® coalition 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.

The five points are:

  • Eliminating or minimizing unconscious bias in the workplace;
  • Significantly increasing the number of women in senior operating roles, with the near-term goal of at least 30% representation in all leadership groups;
  • Measuring targets and maintaining accountability by providing regular progress reports;
  • Basing career progress on business results and performance, rather than physical presence in the office; and
  • Providing sponsors, not just mentors, to women well positioned for long term success.

60 companies to date have committed to follow the Paradigm for Parity® coalition 5-Point Action Plan to achieve parity in leadership levels by 2030. Visit www.paradigm4parity.com or follow us on Twitter using @p4parity to learn more about this exciting initiative.