Elba Pareja-Gallagher

Elba Pareja-Gallagher

Lean In!

We’ve launched ShowMe50 Lean In Circle Atlanta! Gender equality: Four root causes, four solutions – one compelling program for a level playing field in corporate America. The ShowMe50.org vision is to achieve 50% women leading corporate America. Women are competent to lead and interested in doing so but complex forces continue to create roadblocks. Women …

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Four Equalizers for Parity

Tuesday March 8th is International Women’s Day and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is Pledge for Parity. I like this name because it highlights that this “women’s day” is not only about women. By definition, gender parity means men are treated equally too. Don’t we all simply want …

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Pioneer gives tips for overcoming fear and driving change

I recently had the great privilege of spending my lunch hour with Cindia Cameron. Who is Cindia (rhymes with India) and why should you care? Cindia has been a life-long champion for working women and is a national expert on how to leverage a coalition of like-minded people to influence institutional change. In this blog she shares her proven tips for becoming a catalyst for change.

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NJ-ISM Conference Presentation Oct 2015

I’m a Certified Supply Chain Professional from APICS and a proud member of the Atlanta chapter of the ISM.  It was a true privilege to lead two breakout sessions at the 7th Annual NJ-ISM Women & Leadership conference on a topic I am passionate about – leveling the playing field for career advancement in corporate …

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Gender Equality and Corporate Social Responsibility

During my four years working in Investor Relations, I learned the value of socially responsible investing. The presence of gender-inclusive leadership, both on the board and in executive leadership teams, is associated with increased corporate social responsibility. Companies with higher female representation at the board level or in top management show higher returns on equity, …

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50% Women Leading Corporate America – it can happen if we work together

I’ve spent more than 20 years working in corporate America. I love giant corporations.  They have abundant resources which allow them to provide abundant opportunities.  They are the engines of large scale prosperity. However, for women inside these mega-businesses, the benefits of rising to senior leadership positions have remained elusive. According to the U.S. Bureau …

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