Equal Representation. Now.

Parity.Org® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

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 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.

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Sr. Manager / Director

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McKinsey & Company, 2022

The Solution.

The parity problem is complex—but it’s not insurmountable. 

As the leading impact organization increasing representation of women and people of color in 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

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A simple commitment to work towards parity.

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A practical roadmap for getting there.

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A specialized tool for tracking progress.

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A respected honor roll of parity achievement.

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ParityPLEDGE®

A simple commitment to work towards parity.

Hundreds of organizations worldwide have taken our pledge, agreeing 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.

ParityMODEL™

A practical roadmap for getting there.

Our proprietary framework is based on the proven practices of hundreds of our corporate and organizational partners that have not only reached—but sustained—parity in leadership. It provides specific and concrete tactics for creating the culture and conditions in which women and people of color can rise.

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ParityINDEX®

A specialized tool for tracking progress.

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.

ParityLIST™

A respected honor roll of parity achievement.

Our annual Parity.Org Best Companies for Women to Advance™ list (and upcoming Best Companies for People of Color to Advance™ list) recognizes organizations that have policies, benefits, and programs that eliminate barriers to advancement.

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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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Nasdaq took the ParityPLEDGE in 2017 and since then we have fulfilled that pledge by addressing all open roles VP and higher. 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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The ParityPLEDGE was a good push for us. It created heightened focus for gender 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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