While there are plenty of women and people of color at the bottom of most organizations, further up the ladder, their numbers decline precipitously due to a variety of complex and compounding factors. This lack of diversity in leadership is not just unfair. It has been proven time and again to negatively impact decision-making, innovation, and profitability.
McKinsey & Company, 2022
The parity problem is complex—but it’s not insurmountable.
As the leading impact organization increasing representation of women and people of color in organizational leadership, Parity.Org provides straightforward, practical tools that work, and work fast. Our pragmatic approach has helped hundreds of organizations worldwide quickly and significantly move the needle through the following solutions.
Hundreds of organizations worldwide have taken our pledge, committing to interview and consider at least one qualified woman and/or one qualified person of color for every open VP, C-Suite, and Board role. And the results have been transformational.
These practical and evidence-based “how-to guides” empower organizational leaders with insight into the specific policies, practices, and approaches that effectively remove barriers and ensure people of color have equal opportunities to advance and succeed.
The most comprehensive yet affordable and easy-to-use platform of its kind, our ParityINDEX empowers companies with enlightening new data about their leadership diversity efforts—enabling them to identify previously invisible patterns and opportunities, measure and monitor progress, and benchmark their performance against others in their industries.
Our annual Parity.Org Best Companies for Women to Advance® list (and upcoming Parity.Org Best Companies for People of Color to Advance™ list) recognizes organizations that have policies, benefits, and programs that eliminate barriers to advancement.