Annual Meeting of the Coalition

The 2023 annual meeting of the Paradigm for Parity® Coalition

is our largest event of the year. Don’t miss the opportunity to work, in person or virtually, alongside members, supporters, partners, DEI and HR practitioners and field experts to discuss solutions to close the gender gap including racial equity.

Scroll down to view our lineup of speakers. 

Register today and be a part of this day-long interactive, learning experience.

Who should attend?
Chief Diversity Officers
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Practitioners
Talent Managers
Human Resources and Employee Relations Executives
Middle to Senior Level Employee Managers


9:15AM EDT

Tried and True: A Path to Company Success

Do you need more tools to help you accelerate progress to gender parity in your organization? In this session top Human Resources and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Executives share their own successful approaches, backed by data. Walk away with a toolkit of best practices, missteps to avoid and suggested benchmarks to help keep your goals on track.

Sandra Quince, CEO, Paradigm for Parity

Susan Johnson, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, The Hartford
Brad Messinger, Managing Director and Head of Northeast Region, WTW
Shondi Muir, Director, Inclusion & Diversity, Carrier Corp.
Dantaya Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, RTX

10:15AM EDT

Shifting the Opportunity: Career Moments with Betsy Z. Cohen

Join the remarkable glass-ceiling-smashing Betsy Z. Cohen, Co-founder and Chairman, Cohen Circle and host Spencer Levy, Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE for a conversation on mastering the ability to shift priorities and capitalize on
opportunities for personal and professional success.

Jewelle Bickford, Co-Chair, President, Board of Directors, Paradigm For Parity

Betsy Z. Cohen, Co-founder and Chairman, Cohen Circle
Spencer Levy, Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

11:15AM EDT

Allyship: Finding Racial Parity Within Gender Parity

The 2022 Women in the Workplace report finds that managers show significantly less regular interest in Latina and Black women’s career development than women of other races and ethnicities. In this workshop style session, we’ll address this issue head on. Our panel of experts will discuss the need for companies to close the racial gap within the work of closing the gender gap, and how we can all be drivers in this space.

Amy Hu, Group Head, Legal – Operations, Newmont and a 2023 P4P Woman on the Rise

Frances Catanio, Director, Equality Content & Communications, Salesforce
Rev. Dr. Jackie D. Jenkins, Organizational Psychologist, Coach & Minister
Cheryl Overton, Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Cheryl Overton Communications
Jed Selkowitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Catalyst
Lily Zheng,
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategist, Consultant, and Author


1:30PM EDT

Breaking the Mold: The True Journey of a Courageous Leader

In this conversation our panelists explore the qualities that make great leaders. We will identify nuances of leadership across gender and ethnicity to promote understanding on how you can best develop and support the future leaders in your organization.

Amy Ho, Managing Director, Business Operations & Controls, Chief Administrative Officer Group, Bank of America

Iesha Berry, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer and Head of People Experience, DocuSign
Deborah L. Martin, Vice President of People and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer, Sempra
Pamela Wheeler, Chief Diversity Officer, NFP

2:30PM EDT

The Post-Pandemic Woman: Confidence and Sponsorship

According to the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report the gender gap is back to 2019 levels. Now is the time for organizations to hear, understand, and address women’s’ professional and personal needs. Learn why confidence and sponsorship are critical components to supporting women post-pandemic.

Nola Cartmill, Chief Diversity Officer and Legal Counsel/Shareholder, Holmes Murphy, a 2023 P4P Woman on the Rise

Snig Bhandari, Senior Director HR Americas-East, Otis
Leslie Grossman, Founder, Her Circle Leadership
Julie Fasone Holder, Public Company Director, Executive Coach and Speaker


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