When the playing field is truly level,
it's anyone's game.

The Problem.

While there are plenty of women and people of color at the bottom of most organizations, further up the ladder, their numbers decline precipitouslyand research shows that it’s primarily due to an uneven playing field, not to an insufficient pipeline of eager and qualified talent.

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Sr. Manager / Director

C-Suite

McKinsey & Company, 2024

The Solution.

Ensuring that all employees enjoy the same opportunities to advance and succeed requires intentional and ongoing effort–but it can be done. As the leading impact organization unlocking diversity in leadership, Parity.Org has helped hundreds of companies worldwide create a more level playing field through the following straightforward, evidence-based solutions.  

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A simple commitment to equal opportunity.

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A practical roadmap for getting there.

3

A respected honor roll of achievement.

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ParityPLEDGE®

A simple commitment to equal opportunity.

Organizations large and small have taken our pledge, committing to interview a diverse slate of candidates for every open leadership role, VP and above. No deadlines or hiring quotas, and yet the results have been transformational.

ParityMODEL™

A practical roadmap for getting there.

These evidence-based “how-to guides” empower organizational leaders with insight into the specific policies, practices, and approaches that help to remove barriers and ensure that all employees enjoy equal opportunities to advance and succeed.

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ParityLIST™

A respected honor roll of equality progress.

Our annual ParityLIST® recognizes organizations that have policies, benefits, and programs that eliminate barriers to advancement.


The ParityPLEDGE was a good push for us. It created heightened focus for diversity across the entire company. We started at the top, and it was intentional, believing that if you can't see it, you can't be it.

Kamy Scarlett
CHRO & President U.S. Retail, Best Buy

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Nasdaq took the ParityPLEDGE in 2017 and since then, in just two and a half years, 50% of all new executive hires have been women. We are very proud of our progress.

Supriya Jha
SVP Diversity & Inclusion, Nasdaq


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Signing and supporting the ParityPLEDGE for POC has been invaluable to the promotion of racial equality at Overstock...POC comprise 50% of our C-Suite/SVPs, 27% of leadership, and 40% of promotions over the last 12 months.

Jonathan Johnson
CEO, Overstock

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We are a founding member of Parity.Org, a non-profit with a sharp purpose: "Equal representation. Now." One of the simplest but most effective ways anyone can support [equality] is by taking the ParityPLEDGE at Parity.Org.

Patrice Louvet
CEO, Ralph Lauren

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