The Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition announced Feb. 15 that Monsanto has joined the coalition to bring gender parity to corporate leadership, bringing the total number of participating companies to 34. The Paradigm for Parity℠ coalition was launched in December 2016 by a diverse group of current and former CEOs and business leaders committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status and opportunity.
“Signing the Paradigm for Parity℠ pledge expands on Monsanto’s efforts to not only promote inclusion and diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, but also within our company’s leadership,” said Hugh Grant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto. “While we’re proud to join this growing coalition of companies committed to gender parity in leadership, we recognize there is still much to be done. Through face-to-face and virtual workshops, we’ll continue training employees on how to overcome unconscious bias, and by leaning on our professional networks and mentorship programs dedicated to supporting women scientists, engineers and rising corporate leaders, we’ll significantly increase the number of women in senior operating roles.”
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