BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- StockCross Financial Services (www.stockcross.com) -- One of the largest privately owned brokerage firms in the nation, today announced it has taken the ParityPledgeTM, building on its commitment to improving the pathway for women in leadership positions.
By taking the Pledge, StockCross will commit to interviewing at least one qualified woman candidate for every open position at the level of 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.
"Gender parity is not a women's issue—it's a human issue and affects everyone," said Eric Tassell, SVP of StockCross Financial. "Financial Services has been a male dominated industry, and we are proud to take the ParityPledge to offer opportunities for Women and to promote diversity in our company culture. We are committed to promoting Women in finance at StockCross."
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.
Organizations wanting to take the ParityPledge or learn more about how to get involved with Parity.org should visit http://www.Parity.org.
StockCross Financial Services, Inc. is one of the largest privately owned brokerage firms in the nation. Established in 1971, they have spent many years providing financial guidance and excellent customer service to their clients. Branch offices are located throughout the nation and are staffed with knowledgeable and experienced representatives. Online investment services and phone support offer clients around the world instant and current information on their accounts. StockCross consistently delivers on its full scope of offerings including fixed-income products, online or broker-assisted equity trading, ESOS/ESOP programs across the globe through advanced online trading capabilities, and is a self-clearing firm specializing in fixed income securities, outstanding customer service, and client investment choices. StockCross is headquartered in Beverly Hills.
Member FINRA | SIPC | EST. 1971
Online Trading, Corporate Services, Fixed Income, Equities, Institutional Trading, Capital Commitment and Market Making, Retail Investment Services.
Parity.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to gender equality at the highest ranks of business leadership. Parity.org is assembling a founding advisory board of some of the most recognized men and women leaders in business. The Parity.org URL was generously donated by The Kennedy Forum. You can follow Parity.org on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
ParityPledge is a trademark of Parity.org.
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