About Us

Our mission.

Bring gender parity to the highest levels of business.

What we do.

We advocate for women’s representation at the highest levels of business—in the C-Suite and on the Board of Directors. We do this by promoting companies that demonstrate their commitment to gender parity, raising awareness about underlying issues, and providing facts and research that show the value in equal representation. We ask companies to take the ParityPledge to commit to simply interview at least one qualified woman for every open seat, VP and higher—including the C-Suite and the Board.

Proof It Works!

The NFL Rooney Rule, named after Dan Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and champion for equal representation, is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview qualified minority candidates for head coaching and senior football management roles.

There are no quotas, no deadlines. Just interview them. As a result of the rule, minorities in the senior ranks of the NFL increased from 6% to 22% in just three years.

Why We Do This:

World Economic Forum 2017, The Global Gender Gap Report

When women are better represented in leadership roles, more women are hired throughout the company. This ensures that there is a sufficient pipeline of female talent at more junior levels for future leadership roles.

Lean-In & McKinsey, 2017, Women in the Workplace

On average, women are promoted and hired at lower rates than men; so, far fewer women become senior leaders. At more senior levels, we see women shift from line to staff roles, so very few end up on the path to becoming CEO.

McKinsey 2017, Women Matter

Corporations need to ensure that their recruitment and appraisal systems are gender-neutral and performance focused. Corporate culture is twice as important as individual mindsets in building women's' confidence that they can reach top management positions.

Peterson Institute 2016, Is Gender Diversity Profitable?

Female executives are correlated with higher profits. A company with 30% female leadership could see an increase of 15% in profitability compared to a similar company with no female leadership.

MSCI 2016, Women on Boards and Financial Performance

Having at least three women on a corporate board is tied to improved financial performance in terms of Return on Equity (ROE) and Earnings per Share (EPS) compared to similar boards with no female representation. 

Parity.org and the ParityPledge.

At Parity.org, we ask companies to commit to take the ParityPledge because the research is very clear. When qualified women are simply interviewed for open executive or board roles, something very good happens. More often, they are hired!

Take the ParityPledge now.

To improve the lives of women everywhere and, at the same time, improve the bottom line.

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The Parity.org Team

The Parity.org team is a small group of individuals dedicated to raising the representation of women at the highest levels in organizations.

Cathrin M Stickney

Founder & CEO

Jennifer Curry

Director, Analytics & Insights

Jessie Laurash

Director, Content

Ashley Nance

Legal Counsel, Sidley Austin

Method Communications

Social Media Strategy & Execution

The Parity Board of Directors

Cathrin M Stickney

Founder & CEO

Parity.org

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Cathrin M Stickney

Founder & CEO

Cathrin has been a healthcare executive and a women’s advocate for more than 25 years; helping with the careers of hundreds of women in management during that time. She started Parity.org to shed light on the issue of gender imbalance in business and correct it.
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Josh James

Founder & CEO

Domo

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Josh James

Founder & CEO

Josh founded Domo in 2010 to help CEOs and other leaders change the way they do business and obtain value from the tens of billions of dollars spent on traditional business intelligence systems. Before founding Domo, Josh was the CEO of Omniture, which he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006; and from 2006-2009, he was the youngest CEO of a publicly traded company.

Amy Kennedy

Education Director

Kennedy Forum

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Amy Kennedy

Kennedy Forum

Amy L. Kennedy is currently the Education Director for The Kennedy Forum, providing consultation services that emphasize evidence-based research and programming to facilitate policy change in the areas of education and mental health. She also sits on the Board of Mental Health America, a leading national advocacy organization based in the Washington, DC area, focused on giving a voice to all people with mental health conditions and addictions.

Carolyn Magill

CEO

Aetion

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Carolyn Magill

CEO

Ms. Magill has been an operations leader at major healthcare companies like United Healthcare, Evolent and Remedy. She is now CEO at Aetion.

Dinah Seiver

Former Regional Counsel

Kaiser Permanente

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Dinah Seiver

Former Regional Counsel

Ms. Seiver graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Ms. Seiver was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship (University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies). She is a member of the New York Bar.

Mark Gorenberg

Managing Director

Zetta Venture Partners

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Mark Gorenberg

Managing Director

Mark has been in venture capital for more than 25 years. His firm, Zetta Venture Partners, is not only committed to gender parity; but is the first firm to include a no-sexual harassment clause in all of their term sheets. 

“We must raise both the ceiling and the floor.”

—Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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Student
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Amanda McDonald
Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Evelar Solar
Barton Poulson
Founder
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Blake Johnson
Partner
Law Offices of Kurt A. Johnson
Brent Porter
Senior Product Owner
Dell Technologies
Brian voigt
Director a Career Services , Accounting
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Brittany Patterson
Project manager
University of Utah Health
Carrie Norton
Founder & CEO
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Catherine Angstman
Na
NA
Charly Kuecks
Consultant
University of Utah
Christina Hall
Client Success Manager
Blacksmith International
Christina Trujillo
Marketing Manager
CenturyLink
Curtis Humphrey
Account Manager
DataBank
Cy Dyar Eaton
Student
LDSBC
Darlene Diplock
Sr. Sales Performance Consultant
HUB International
Derek Naegle
Student
Utah State University MHR
Frank Grant
Managing Director
Solganick & Co.
Glen Turnbow
Software developer
NA
Gustavo rivera
Account Executive
Carta
Jackson Porter
Student
Snow College
James Fike
Director Engineering, Information Systems
NICE InContact
Jay Williams
Partner & Founder
Contravent
Jennifer Gudmundson
Internal Audit Manager
Overstock.com
Jessie Laurash
Content
Parity.org
Jim Mackey
Territory Manager
Veeam Software
Joe Wilson
Head of Product
Cake Technology
Judy Pierce
Senior Technical Support Engineer
Oracle
Juliana DeMay
Digital Marketing Manager
Fluid Advertising
Justin King
AE
Carta
Kami Wilson
Full-stack Web Developer
OC Tanner
Kim Mueller
VP Finance
Pelion Venture Partners
Nate jackson
Strategy
Stoke
Rhett Wilkinson
staff writer
ami
Russell Lewis
Sr Product Manager
Adobe (company)
Ryan Hutchins
Senior Analyst
Economics Partners, LLC
Ryan Taylor
Founder / Owner
LGBT Financial
Sam Petersen
Content Marketing Manager
Sorenson Media
Seth Lyon
Systems Engineer
Workfront
Travis Marble
Lead developer
Centeva
Trey Bean
VP Product
Kuali, Inc.
Victoria Vincent
Analyst
Overstock

Acknowledgements

Parity.org would like to thank Josh James and the Domo team for their early collaboration on the Parity.org model and for creating this awesome website.

Parity.org would like to thank Patrick Kennedy and The Kennedy Forum for their generous donation of our URL: Parity.org—thus giving us our great name.