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Monday, April 16, 2018

The Impact of Gender Parity in VC

Here are some numbers that might surprise you: last year, companies founded by women accounted for a mere 4.4% of VC deals. If that sounds low, wait until you hear that those female founders only received 2% of all venture capital funding, meaning that when women-led companies did make deals, they received far less funding (less than half) than companies with male founders.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Diversity v. Representation: What’s the Difference?

One of the paradoxes of diversity is that a company can have a very diverse workforce without ever hiring a single woman. Because diversity is measured across many different metrics (age, ethnicity, country of origin, religious beliefs, gender, etc.), a company might meet a lot of diversity goals while still omitting women from its executive and board levels. That’s why at Parity.org, we encourage companies to consider representation, not just diversity.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

The Real Solution: Inclusion

Concerns that the #metoo and the Times Up movements have gone too far are rising. We’re hearing that men are ostracizing women from meetings and not including them in conversations out of fear of being accused of doing the wrong thing. In tandem, the “Pence Rule” – where men will not meet 1:1 with a woman without others present – seems to be growing in popularity.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nasdaq Lights Up Times Square to Celebrate ParityPledge

It’s hard to believe it’s been less than a year since we’ve launched Parity.org. Since last September, we’ve seen nearly 250 organizations sign the ParityPledge, vowing to interview at least one female candidate for every leadership role VP and higher. These organizations span industries – healthcare, technology, retail, education and more. It’s exciting to reflect on the progress we’ve made in such a short time.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Inspirations on Diversity from Sports

For quite some time now, I’ve grappled with the plight of gender disparity I was witnessing firsthand and through the grapevine. While a little over half the U.S. population is women, barely 20 percent of S&P 500 corporate executive teams and board members are females. Women deserve a fair chance at executive positions. So last year, I decided I was going to take a stand and devote my time towards this cause. Taking a page from the NFL playbook, Parity.org was modeled after the Rooney Rule.

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