Paradigm for Parity Announces 5-step Action Plan to Achieve Gender Parity

December 13, 20162 minute read

Paradigm for Parity Coalition Steering Committee
Paradigm for Parity Coalition Steering Committee

As a coalition of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics, Paradigm for Parity (P4P) is committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity. AWESOME’s founder Ann Drake, chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics, is one of the early members of the coalition.

Participants in the 2016 AWESOME Symposium were introduced to P4P when Sandra Beach Lin, Co-Chair of the Paradigm for Parity™ coalition, served as the moderator of a panel discussion by leading men in the supply chain.

In addition to being a member of the coalition, Ann Drake has joined 27 other CEOs in the initial announcement of companies committed to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030, with the near term goal of at least 30% representation in all leadership groups. An article on quotes Ann as saying that measuring and publishing metrics will be essential to meeting the goals. “The numbers tell the story,” she said, adding that the company will publish data twice a year.

The P4P 5-step Action Plan includes: