Paradigm for Parity® 2022 Women on the Rise

Today, August 26, 2022, marks Women’s Equality Day and the 102nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted some women the right to vote. However, Black women did not gain the right to vote until 1965, when the Voting Rights Act passed, and Latinas did not have full access to voting rights until the 1975 extension of the Voting Rights Act.

As we navigate the return to the workplace after two years of the impacts of the pandemic, the path to parity is uplifted by those committed to achieving racial equity in leadership and closing the gender gap.

To commemorate Women’s Equality Day and the work women have done to achieve equity in places of power in society and corporate America, Paradigm for Parity® is proud to announce this year’s “Women on the Rise.”

Each of these women from our member companies were nominated by colleagues, sponsors and mentors and embody outstanding personal and professional leadership, achievement and a willingness to “go the extra mile” — qualities that put them on a path to professional advancement in a competitive corporate environment.

This is 2022’s “Women on the Rise” nominees.

  • Name and title: Gabrielle Christman, President & CEO, Hunter International Recruiting
  • Name and title: Mindy Black, Director of Performance Nutrition, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Name and title: Tori Brown, Account Executive, Lippe Taylor
  • Name and title: Sophia Malki, Director, Quality Assurance, Boehringer Ingelheim

Name and title: Dawn Fry, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Specialist Staffing Company, SThree

Nominated by: Sunny Ackerman, President, SThree

Why she’s a woman on the rise: Dawn Fry is Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree, and a certified diversity specialist. In this capacity, she is charged with managing all regional DEI efforts and initiatives including our commitment to Paradigm for Parity. Dawn’s efforts have led to a deep change within our organization as we openly shift to a culture of equity. There are many tangible manifestations of her work including the creation of seven employee resource groups, which aim to improve and create policy in support of employees and the business. Dawn recently created two guides for global use with managers on how to support their employees during times of crisis and is a steering member of the Global Female Leadership cohort. Lastly, Dawn’s work with our internal teams in support of Paradigm for Parity has been swift and impactful. While we have set gender targets in the US at all sales levels, we are already trending to exceed our yearly 2022 goal and have had particularly great results at the management level. By 2024 we aim to have a 50/50 gender split across all sales roles.

  • Name and title: Shannon Bumgarner, Senior Manager Indirect Purchasing & Tactical Buyer, Trane Technologies

Name and title: Tiffany Osias, Vice President of Global Marketing, Equinix

Nominated by: Sarah Waltman, Vice President, Talent Management, Equinix

Why she’s a woman on the rise: Tiffany has held several leadership positions throughout her career as our Vice President of Global Marketing and is a valued member of the Equinix Marketing Leadership Team, where she leads a team of partnership marketers. In addition to being a celebrated leader with widespread marketing expertise, Tiffany is also gifted at developing, promoting and sponsoring others including those on her team, in the wider marketing organization, and across the business. She is a mentor, a sponsor, and an advocate. Tiffany is active in our Allies Council and several Equinix Employee Connection Networks (EECNs), specifically in PrideConnect which focuses on driving awareness and education in the LGBTQ+ community. In her role as the Americas lead of PrideConnect, Tiffany inspires others to show up as their authentic selves, guides their professional development, and shows genuine care for her team members’ well-being. In partnership with PrideConnect, Tiffany created a ParentConnect network where Equinix employees can connect on topics such as allyship, “upstanding,” and supporting their LGBTQ+ children. Tiffany creates an environment where Equinix employees truly feel as though they are safe, they belong and they matter. It is an honor to recognize Tiffany as a Woman on the Rise.

  • Name and title: Deborah Chipperfield, Executive Director, Raytheon Technologies
  • Name and title: Tiffany Readinger, Global Director, Commercial Development & Training, Dentsply Sirona
  • Name and title: Alicine Francois, Talent, Culture & Organization Development, Eversource Energy
  • Name and title: Monne Williams, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Name and title: Shea Manigo, Senior Vice President, Store Experience, CVS Health
  • Name and title: Alecia Smith, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Otis
  • Name and title: Shireen Garrison, Senior Director, Strategic Client Services, ALOM
  • Name and title: Kit Krugman, Managing Director, Organization & Culture, Co:Collective
  • Name and title: Evelyne Audisio, Managing Director, French Strategy, Avionics, Collins Aerospace
  • Name and title: Carolyn Alessi, Regional Director, Community Health & Well-Being, Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis Hospital
  • Name and title: Heather Rivard, Senior Vice President, Transmission & Distribution, Southern California Edison

Congratulations to all of this year’s “Women on the Rise” and thank you to the nominators for demonstrating the best kind of allyship to women in the workplace. Please continue the conversation on social media by by using the following hashtags:

  • #WomensEqualityDay

About Paradigm for Parity®
Paradigm for Parity® is a coalition of business leaders dedicated to closing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition is made up of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members, and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in the corporate world: one in which women and men of all backgrounds have equal power, status, and opportunity.

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Paradigm for Parity

The Paradigm for Parity® movement is a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the leadership gender gap in corporate America.