According to an article in the New York Times, the new initiative, C.E.O. Action for Diversity and Inclusion, has commitments from 150 corporate executives that their companies will encourage their employees to discuss gender and race in the workplace.
A previously formed group of women CEOs and executives, Paradigm for Parity (P4P) has also been approaching company leaders to sign a pledge to bring gender parity to corporate leadership by 2030. Some of their companies include Accenture, Bloomberg, EY, and Monsanto. AWESOME founder Ann Drake is on the steering committee of P4P.
Tim Ryan, chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, is chair of the C.E.O Action alliance, and Procter & Gamble, New York Life, Accenture, Deloitte U.S. and the Boston Consulting Group are among the companies that have joined the alliance. P&G has some good diversity credentials because half of P&G managers are women, and a third of employees are minorities.
One of the group’s initiatives is to host a website ceoaction.com which will give more than 70 examples most effective efforts developed by companies, including flexible work practices and gender equality programs.