For decades organizations pursuing to create gender parity have seen very slow, if any, progress. In 2019, the Women’s Business Collaborative was formed, creating an alliance of business women’s organizations working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business.
WBC’s Nine Action Initiatives focus on key areas that contribute to achieving gender parity. We lead the “Women in the Pipeline” Initiative. We recognized that while there is a desire to achieve gender parity, it can be challenging for leaders to know where to start. Whether your goal is to promote women into the C-Suite, a woman as your company’s next CEO, to diversify your board of directors, or to help women into their first leadership job – your goals cannot be achieved if you don’t accelerate female talent, especially women of color, from the start of their career and through the leadership pipeline.
DDI’s Diversity and Inclusion Report 2020 showed women fall off the management ladder long before reaching the top. One important
reason that women have failed to advance in management is that they have not had equal access to developmental experiences that would prepare them for higher levels. Men were 19% more likely to have been formally assessed as a part of their transition, 22% more likely to be formally mentored, and 13% more likely to receive leadership skills training for men. This lack of support may enable what’s called the “glass cliff,” when women leaders are promoted but not set up for success in their new roles.
At the WBC we are committed to creating equal opportunity and momentum to move women through the pipeline in order to achieve gender parity. This is where Resources for Parity is a valuable resource for you. This WBC curated guide helps you cut through the muck and have trusted partners by your side to help you reach your diversity goals. It will provide you with direct access to advice and consulting from practitioners proven to achieve significant results for companies focusing on building a pipeline of women leaders with an emphasis on women of color.
So, whether you are a diversity, equity and inclusion advocate (e.g., CHROs, Diversity professionals, Talent Management professionals, L&D professionals) or a professional woman who wants to be in the driver’s seat for your career, we offer you six categories of services:
Resources for Parity is organized to provide easy access to:
The work to build workplaces where women have equal position, pay and power, may be challenging. Resources for Parity was created to provide organizations and individuals with tools and resources “at your fingertips.”
Let us know how you are using the Resources for Parity by tagging @WBCollaborative on social media and using the #ResourcesForParity hashtag. Stay tuned for future events from WBC that will provide more information and discussion about the Resources For Parity guide.