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.
Paradigm for Parity® coalition co-chair Jewelle Bickford commented on the results of the Women CEOs Speak Project, a research partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation and Korn Ferry into the traits that prepare women to become CEOs and the factors that lead to their success, released today.
Anthem will become second largest American company with a female CEO
Today, Anthem, Inc., a member of the Paradigm for Parity® coalition, announced Gail K. Boudreaux will be the next Chief Executive Officer and President and will also be appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Anthem is one of 60 companies that joined the Paradigm for Parity® coalition and pledged to follow the coalition’s 5-Point Action Plan to achieve gender parity in leadership levels by 2030.
Anthem, Hershey, MassMutual, United Technologies, Walmart and Other Leading Corporations Pledge to Achieve Gender Parity in the C-Suite by 2030
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paradigm for Parity® coalition announced today that 60 CEOs from leading companies, including Anthem, Hershey, MassMutual, United Technologies and Walmart have committed to achieving gender parity in leadership levels by 2030.
On Tuesday, October 24th, Paradigm for Parity® founding member Candace Duncan is scheduled to testify at a congressional field hearing hosted by Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to discuss gender parity in corporate leadership. Paradigm for Parity® is a grassroots organization that has already signed on 59 companies who are poised to make gender parity in leadership a reality.
The Women in the Workplace study released today by McKinsey and Lean-In paints a concerning picture of women in the corporate world – demonstrating that inequality, especially in leadership roles, is clear and significant. The report does an excellent job of demonstrating the status of women in the corporate world and also providing a greater understanding of the experiences and perspectives of both men and women in companies.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), a Fortune Global 500 company, this week announced the appointment of Cindy Earhart to the role of Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, marking an important step toward the Paradigm for Parity® coalition’s goal of achieving gender parity across leadership levels by 2030.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a Fortune Global 500 company committed to the Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan, announced a goal of achieving a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025.
A Total of 34 Companies Have Now Committed to the Paradigm for Parity℠ Coalition
The Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition is pleased to announce that Bloomberg, EY and Monsanto have joined the coalition to bring gender parity to corporate leadership.
27 CEOs of Major Companies Commit to Unique Action Plan for Gender Parity
Today, a diverse group of current and former CEOs and business leaders announced the launch of the Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition, an organization committed to achieving gender parity across all levels of corporate leadership.