Meet the Parity.org Team

The Parity.org team is a small group of individuals dedicated to increasing representation at the highest levels of business.

The Leadership Team

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 correct the issue of gender imbalance in business at a greater scale. In 2020, she added the ParityPledge for People of Color to shine a light on the significant racial imbalance in top jobs.

Marissa Hacker

Chief Development Officer

Marissa founded her first nonprofit at the age of 15 and has been working in development ever since. Marissa has brought her 10+ years of professional nonprofit development experience to continue building and expanding Parity.org’s impact.

Jillian Jordan MacFarland

Chief Communications & Brand Officer

Jillian is an award-winning marketing and nonprofit leader, published journalist, and social entrepreneur with 15+ years of marketing experience. Jillian is an expert in brand, marketing, advertising and content strategy for higher education and nonprofit with a specialization in sustainability and social innovation.

Rochelle Ramirez

Director of Product
Rochelle is an accomplished product development leader having worked within the industry for more than 15 years. She is an expert in leading and managing all stages of the product life cycle and is now using her unique set of skills to help organizations measure what matters.

Kashia Wells

Communications Manager

Kashia is a passionate and innovative communications professional. Driven by her ardent desire to achieve systemic gender and racial equality, Kashia works exceptionally well with businesses and leaders that share her vision and values.

Dafna Gelbgiser, PhD

Advisor, Inequality & Analytics
Dafna is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. Dafna received her PhD in Sociology at Cornell University, where she later worked as an inequality expert. Her research is in the areas of inequality, education, labor markets and organizations. In addition to her academic work, Dafna uses her knowledge as an advisor for non-profit organizations.

Sidley Austin

Legal Counsel

Method Communications

Social Media Strategy & Execution

Aspen HR

Human Resources

Technology Team

Website & Product Design & Development

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP

Certified Public Accountants

Perison, LLC.

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Board of Directors

Mark Gorenberg

Managing Partner
Zetta Venture Partners
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.

Josh James

Founder and CEO
Domo
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
Amy is the Education Director of The Kennedy Forum where she pursues partnerships and collaborations that emphasize evidence-based research and programming to facilitate policy change in the areas of education and mental health. Her experiences as a mother and teacher have propelled her efforts and advocacy around social-emotional learning and mental wellness for children. Kennedy was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2020 elections to represent New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district.

Carolyn Magill

CEO
Aetion
Ms. Magill has been an operations leader at major healthcare companies like United Healthcare, Evolent and Remedy. She is now CEO at Aetion where she delivers real-world evidence for manufacturers, purchasers and regulators of medical treatments and technologies. Under Carolyn’s leadership, Aetion and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working together in a new research collaboration to use real-world data (RWD) to advance the agency’s understanding of and response to COVID-19.

Cathrin M Stickney

Founder and CEO
Parity.org

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 correct the issue of gender imbalance in business at a greater scale. In 2020, she added the ParityPledge for People of Color to shine a light on the significant racial imbalance in top jobs.

Board of Advisors

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Alan Eustace

Senior VP of Knowledge (retired) Google
Alan Eustice retired after 13 years with Google, where he served as SVP of Engineering and Senior VP of Knowledge, and, by the way, broke the world record for the highest skydive of all time. Prior to that, Alan spent 15 years at Digital/Compaq/HP’s Western Research Laboratory (WRL). He is involved with Second Harvest Food Bank and served as a member of the Board of the Trustees for She++ and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Claudia Fan Munce

Venture Advisor
NEA
Director, Bank of the West/BNP Paribas Group, Best Buy Corporation, and CoreLogic Inc. As the managing director of IBM Venture Capital Group, Claudia served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Latin American Venture Capital Association, Women in Leadership in Private Equity in China, Canadian Innovation Exchange, Savannah Fund in Africa, and many other global venture capital organizations. In 2015 she was named by Worth Magazine as one of 20 most powerful players in Silicon Valley.

Maria Klawe

President
Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the college since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University.

Honorary Board Members

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Parity.org Subject Matter Experts

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Donate Crypto

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support Parity.org. Of course, please seek the advice of your tax advisor prior to making any crypto donations.