Originally published: February 8, 2017
As much as we’d love to believe Beyonce when she sings “Who run the world? Girls!” the truth is the exact opposite, especially when it comes to the corporate sector. Most companies would have no problem stating they are all for promoting gender equality, but if you looked at the people who make up their staff, you may see a different story.
The collective “Lean In” moment is still yet to happen, but the awareness of the gender gap is at the very least a start. So how do you move the needle to ensure greater representation of women in positions of leadership? One organization has come up with a list of 5 specific action steps that companies can take in order to put their money where their mouth it.
Paradigm for Parity is made up of a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition is made up of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members, and business academics who have one common goal, to ensure women have equal status, power and opportunity by the year 2030. They want to see women holding at least 30% of top leadership roles in the corporate sector.