SALT LAKE CITY, UT— Recursion Pharmaceuticals, an emerging biotechnology company, today announced it 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 Parity.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on bringing gender equality to the highest levels of business.
Recursion's CEO, Chris Gibson, said: "We know that companies with diverse leadership teams are more likely to be successful, and we are committed to diversity across the organization at all levels. We've seen amazing leadership from women at our organization and want to make sure we continue to build on that. ParityPledge is one of many steps we are taking along our growth path to make sure we are the best company we can be."
The ParityPledge was inspired by the NFL’s Rooney Rule, a straightforward solution that improved diversity at leadership levels of NFL teams by requiring teams to include more diverse candidates in the interview process. In just three years, the Rooney Rule helped increase representation of African Americans in team leadership positions from 6 percent to 22 percent.