Valor Partners Takes the ParityPledge™

ROANOKE, VA  – 5/7/2018 – VALOR PARTNERS , a boutique executive search firm specializing in enterprise and healthcare software, has taken the ParityPledge™, building on its commitment to improving the pathway for women in leadership positions. 

The ParityPledge™ simply asks that companies commit to interviewing at least one qualified woman candidate for every open position, vice president and above, including the C-suite and board. No quotas. No deadlines. The ParityPledge™ is an initiative of, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on bringing gender equality to the highest levels of business.

“’s mission aligns perfectly with the Valor Partners approach to executive search so joining forces was an easy decision. Three years ago, we committed to making every effort to provide our clients with a gender-balanced candidate slate as part of our search process. We are proud to lock arms with Cathrin and the other founding member companies who have taken the ParityPledge™ to promote the advancement of women.” – Doug Johnson

“ was founded to correct the stark reality of gender imbalance at the very top of companies today,” said Cathrin Stickney, founder and CEO. “While women represent 51 percent of the population, barely 20 percent of S&P500 corporate executive teams and boards are represented by women. We are thankful for organizations like Valor Partners that are willing to become a role model for change. We believe their public commitment and example will help us realize exponential progress toward reaching parity at the top.”

Organizations wanting to take the ParityPledge or learn more about how to get involved with should visit

“We’re tapping into an issue that so many companies are trying to get right. While much progress has been made at lower levels of organizations, the very top has remained elusive,” said Stickney. “We welcome all organizations – both big and small – that recognize the importance and benefits of a representative slate: a slate of candidates that reflects the population.”

 About is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to gender equality at the highest ranks of business leadership. is assembling a founding advisory board of some of the most recognized men and women leaders in business. You can follow on LinkedIn and Twitter


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