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CEOs of 27 Firms Pledge to Have 50% Women in Top Roles by 2030

  • Bank of America, Coke, McKinsey leaders among those signing on
  • ‘There has been so little progress,’ Evercore partner says
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The heads of Bank of America Corp., American Electric Power Co., Coca-Cola Co. and 24 more large global companies have pledged to boost the number of women in their top ranks to parity with men by 2030.

Urged by female leaders including Ellen Kullman, former chairman and chief executive officer of Dupont Inc, and Jewelle Bickford, partner at Evercore Wealth Management, the CEOs joined a program called Paradigm for Parity that prescribes five steps for advancing women.