Paradigm for Parity® Announces New Board Members

P4P announces the addition of Mihal Nahari and Celeste Warren to its board.  

New York, New York –Today, Paradigm for Parity – a nonprofit coalition of companies whose CEOs have committed to the organization’s mission of gender parity, equity, and inclusion – announced Mihal Nahari and Celeste Warren as new additions to their board.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Mihal and Celeste to the Paradigm for Parity board,” said Paradigm for Parity CEO Sandra Quince. “Their careers and professional contributions have been invaluable assets to the fight for gender parity. We look forward to working alongside them as part of our board leadership.”

“Since its founding, Paradigm for Parity has been at the forefront of the movement towards gender parity,” said Jewelle Bickford, Board President of Paradigm for Parity. “Mihal and Celeste exemplify the progress we have made as women leaders and hope to continue to make for future generations of women in the American workforce.  I am honored to welcome them to our board.”

Meet our newest board members:

Mihal Nahari is an engaging risk management executive with more than 25 years of business, operational, legal, and regulatory expertise in the financial services industry, where she served most recently as the General Auditor of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). She brings business savvy, sound judgment, and collaboration to the table when working with diverse stakeholders to successfully implement strategic objectives. Mihal is a trusted advisor to Boards, recognized as a positive change agent for proactive risk identification and mitigation. Mihal is passionate about inclusion and equal access to education. She has spoken frequently at diversity forums throughout her career. As a first-generation American, she is keenly aware of the business and personal potential unlocked through the power of diversity and education. She was a founding member of DTCC’s Women’s Professional Network and served as the executive sponsor of DTCC’s Hispanic and Latino Employee Resource Group and was a member of DTCC’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. She also participated in the Financial Women’s Association mentor program, serving as a mentor to several high school and college students.

Celeste Warren is Vice President of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence for Merck. As the leader of Merck’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, she is responsible for working with Merck’s global leaders to advance and embed diversity and inclusion throughout the organization to enhance the employee experience and maximize business performance. Celeste joined Merck in 1997 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within the organization. She serves on the boards of RWJBarnabas Health Systems and “All In Together” and Merck’s Political Action Committee.  She is also a member of CNBC’s Workforce Executive Council and World 50’s Inclusion and Diversity Impact Community. Celeste’s articles on diversity, equity, and inclusion have been featured in numerous national and global publications and she has had the opportunity to speak at various events across the world.

The Paradigm for Parity board is made up of 11 members ranging from Bank of America to Accenture. See below for the full list of P4P’s current board members:

  • Jewelle Bickford, President, Paradigm for Parity Board of Directors; Former Partner, Evercore Wealth Management; Former Global Partner, Rothschild Group, NA
  • Ellen Kullman, Vice President, Paradigm for Parity Board of Directors; Executive Chair, Carbon; Former Chief Executive Officer, Carbon; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont; Board Member, United Technologies Corporation, Dell Technologies, Amgen, Goldman Sachs
  • Sandra Beach Lin, Co-chair, Paradigm for Parity Board of Directors; Board Member, American Electric Power, Avient Corporation, Trinseo Plc and Ripple Therapeutics Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Calisolar Inc. (now Silicor Materials)
  • Cynthia Bowman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer, Bank of America
  • Pamela Craig, Current Board Member: Progressive, 3M, Merck, Corning
  • Reginald Miller, VP, Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, McDonald’s
  • Barbara Perlmutter, Former Chief Communications Officer, Marsh & McLennan
  • Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture
  • Lynn Tetrault, Chair of the Board, NeoGenomics; Director, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
  • Mihal Nahari, Treasurer, Paradigm for Parity Board of Directors; Former General Auditor, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • Celeste Warren, VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, Merck

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