Aetion Named to Best Companies for Women to Advance List from Parity.Org
NEW YORK, NY – July 29, 2022 – Aetion, a leading real-world evidence (RWE) analytics provider, today announced it has been named to the Parity.Org Best Companies for Women to Advance List for 2022. The ParityLIST recognizes organizations that are creating a culture and conditions in which women can rise through recruiting, promotion, and compensation practices, leadership representation, and benefits and policies that collectively help companies achieve gender parity.
“The pandemic created a substantial setback for female advancement in the workforce,” said Cathrin Stickney, Parity.Org founder and CEO. “But the companies that made this year’s ParityLIST not only got back on track, they sped past all expectations. I could not be happier to report that 70% of this year’s honorees have an Executive Team that is 30%+ women, 77% have a VP team that is 30%+ women, and 72% have reached pay parity!”
The 2022 ParityLIST honorees had a number of policies and practices in common, such as:
- Flexible working hours (98%)
- Paid sick leave for both full-time (100%) and part-time (79%) employees
- Equal family leave for both men and women (84%)
- A culture of encouraging men to take their full family leave (95%)
In addition, 91% require recruiters to include at least one qualified woman on every candidate slate for executive positions reporting to the CEO, and virtually every company has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment while regularly communicating its gender-equality values to employees.
Also of note, while most organizations have begun rolling back benefits like subsidized child care, backup child care, backup elder care, and job sharing to pre-COVID levels, many of the companies on this year’s list have continued offering those essential supports, and have even added new benefits including travel policies that allow parents to take their young children with them on business trips, free of charge. 21% of this year’s honorees now offer this travel benefit, up from just 6% of last year’s honorees.
“At the heart of this organization is a diverse collective of individuals who are emboldened by a spirit of curiosity and collaboration,” said Carolyn Magill, CEO, Aetion. “Aetion prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging because our unique perspectives and experiences are what allow us to deliver innovative thinking to truly effect change at scale.”
“The parity problem is complex–but it’s not insurmountable,” said Ms. Stickney. “The extraordinary performance of this year’s honorees proves that a genuine commitment and focus, coupled with the right tools, measures, and practices, will absolutely move the needle toward fairness.”
For more details, visit: www.parity.org/best-companies.
Aetion is a healthcare analytics company that delivers real-world evidence for the manufacturers, purchasers, and regulators of medical treatments and technologies. The Aetion Evidence Platform® analyzes data from the real world to produce transparent, rapid, and scientifically validated answers on safety, effectiveness, and value. Founded by Harvard Medical School faculty members with decades of experience in epidemiology and health outcomes research, Aetion informs healthcare’s most critical decisions—what works best, for whom, and when—to guide product development, commercialization, and payment innovation. Learn more at aetion.com and follow us at @aetioninc.
Parity.Org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender and racial gap in corporate leadership, where the gap is the widest. We take a pragmatic and research-based approach, offering a range of proven best practices and industry-leading tools for not only reaching—but sustaining—parity in leadership. Learn more at Parity.Org and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.