About us

Our mission

To close the gender and racial gap at the highest levels of business, where the gap is widest.

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.

World Economic Forum 2020, The Global Gender Gap Report

Women are hired and promoted at lower rates than men, so far fewer women make it into management and have a chance at senior roles. Only about one in five senior leaders is a woman, and one in twenty-five is a woman of color.

Lean-In & McKinsey 2019, Women in the Workplace

Gender and ethnic diversity in company leadership are associated with increased profitability. Companies with the highest racial and ethnic diversity perform 33% better than companies in the bottom quartile for racial and ethnic diversity.

McKinsey 2018, Delivering Through Diversity

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.

Peterson Institute 2016, Is Gender Diversity Profitable?

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. ​

MSCI 2017, Women on Boards Progress Report

Women of color are a force in the U.S. economy. They generate $1 trillion as consumers and $361 billion in revenue as entrepreneurs, launching companies at 4x the rate of all woman-owned businesses.

Harvard Business Review 2018, How Women of Color get to Senior Management

Take the ParityPledge® now.

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

One company in the S&P 500 achieved gender parity on their Board of Directors, and at the VP and higher level, in just two years.

A global financial company that wanted to work on their pipeline ensured that at least 50% of their VP and above hires were women, getting to 50% women at the VP level in two and a half years.

A global retail company achieved gender parity on their board, and hired a woman as CEO.

These companies took the ParityPledge.

ParityPledge in support of women

ParityPledge in support of people of color

Parity.org® launched with a mission to create equal representation at the top with the ParityPledge® in Support of women and, in 2020 added a ParityPledge in Support of People of Color in response to the racial unrest in the country.


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] this International Women's Day is by taking the ParityPledge
® at Parity.org.

Patrice Louvet
CEO, Ralph Lauren

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

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 and President U.S. Retail, Best Buy

Our tools to help companies reach parity within their organization.

The Parity Model™

The roadmap to gender and racial parity in your company.

The Parity Model™ is a framework created to help companies understand the three key paths to a diverse and inclusive culture that enables women and people of color to rise in their organization.

The ParityINDEX®

The ParityINDEX® is a private score and dashboard of gender and racial parity within an organization. It is the new KPI to measure the health of a company’s diversity program and benchmark it against others in their sector.


What is “The List”?

Parity.org Best Companies for Women to Advance™ list recognizes organizations that have benefits, policies, and programs that are particularly beneficial for women to advance in the workplace. These companies have built a foundation to reduce obstacles to women’s advancement and promote a work environment where women are valued and can succeed.

“Hundreds more women are in executive positions because of Parity.org and 32% more women are in board positions. We are making a difference!”

Cathrin Stickney

Founder and CEO, Parity.org®

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