Harvard Business Review Diversity Efforts That Really Work

In the wake of major social and political changes over the past decades, leading companies are taking steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet Progress Toward Gender Parity in most sectors remains tepid. Programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace often fail. So that leads to a natural question: What’s actually working?

VIEW FIVE KEY INSIGHTS that can serve as tools for those looking to make their workplaces more diverse, more thriving places.


Paradigm for Parity

The Paradigm for Parity® coalition is comprised of business leaders, board members and academics committed to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition is differentiated by three factors: (1) a commitment from the top, (2) a clear plan of action that drives impact, and (3) mutual accountability for measurable results. It is the first organization of its kind to outline a specific set of actions that, when implemented concurrently, will accelerate the pace of achieving gender parity. The Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan will catalyze change and enable committed companies to more effectively increase the number of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds in leadership positions.