The C-Suite Paradigm Project

Gender Parity in Fortune 500 Companies by 2030


The C-Suite Paradigm Project is a 10 year longitudinal and ACTION research study that is deploying 200 Executive Coaches to work collaboratively with 20,000 executive women to fill the C-suite pipeline over the next 10 years to achieve parity in the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies in the U. S. by 2030.


Gender equity, equality and parity in the workplace is not just a social or legal issue — it’s also a strategic business imperative.


Reports show that S&P 500 companies with gender-diverse boards of directors outperform their rivals by 1.91 percent. In the U.S. alone, lost economic opportunities by businesses with heavily male-dominated boards amount to approximately $567 billion — about 3.3 percent of gross domestic product.

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“Research has shown that having a great COACH can evoke powerful words to further key strengths and growth areas. Creating a positive VOICE and effective leadership is highly correlated with organizational effectiveness and profitability. Employees prefer to learn and follow leaders that support their development.”

Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro


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“Strategies for Women’s Economic Impact and Empowerment: Journey to the C-Suite”

Global Executive Business Consultants promote and support the professional development and strategic positioning of women in their careers as professionals, executives, business owners and leaders to achieve gender parity in the C-Suite of Fortune 500 companies by 2030.

Gender Parity in Fortune 500 Companies by 2030!

Gender equity, inequality and parity in the workplace is not just a social or legal issue — it’s also a strategic business imperative.

The Why?

Women_in_the_Workplace_2020 power of parity_full report_september 2015Aon’s Assessment and recent reports find that by 2025, gender parity could add $12 trillion to the world economy. In the U.S. alone, as of 2010, 47 percent of the nation’s labor force was female. Across the globe, it’s slightly lower at nearly 40 percent, according to the World Bank. While equality is crucial across all levels in a company, it’s particularly important within the C-suite. Studies have shown that companies with greater gender diversity in leadership roles tend to be more profitable.

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Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders | Sheryl Sandberg​

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi Jones​

Luvvie Ajayi Jones isn’t afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi Jones shares three questions to ask yourself if you’re teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down — and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

The Science of Women’s Leadership | Alexis Kanda-Olmstead | TEDxCSU​

Weaving together scientific research and personal narrative, Alexis Kanda-Olmstead explains why women may be reluctant to take on leadership roles and what we – women and men – can do to disrupt the powerful internal forces that undermine women’s leadership aspirations and confidence. 1. Alexis Kanda-Olmstead leads talent and diversity initiatives at Colorado State University for the Division of University Advancement. Throughout her twenty-year career in higher education, Alexis has worked to help students, faculty, and staff actualize their potential as leaders through self-knowledge, personal empowerment, and service. As a student and practitioner of women’s development, social justice, and organizational psychology, Alexis believes that with grace and humor we can create positive change that benefits everyone.

The How?

Strategies for Women’s Economic Impact and Empowerment: Journey to the C-Suite,

A Science-Based Approach to achieving and maximizing your performance as a leader.

Executive and Business Coaching Leadership Development to Reach Your Potential

The What?

Research Data Analysis

Abstract: In the United States, gender equity and representation are critical issues. Previous research is limited in its development of specific strategies focused on the transformational process required to obtain executive and senior leadership roles. The specific problem is that the strategies are not known, readily available, or in use to fundamentally change the career trajectory of executive women. A qualitative exploratory case study approach was used to investigate the strategies used by women chief officers. The case study was triangulated with three data sources: semi-structured interviews, various related documents (participant resumes, company job descriptions, succession planning tools) and direct observations. The research questions were designed to investigate the perceptions of chief officers regarding strategies used in their career and filling the talent pipeline. The findings are important to the future development of executive women and organizational development. Four themes emerged from data analysis and are formulate four Pillars of Success.


Conclusion…The findings in the research conducted by Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro indicate that women executives must be intentional, build a strategic leadership and personal development plan. Succession planning and the executive development process specially designed to facilitate gender representation must be included in an organization’s strategic business plan. Research conducted by (Schellenberg, Krauss and Hättich, 2016) confirmed that the overall assumption of more beneficial consequences (for both genders) for “upward mobility”, followed by “fluctuating patterns”, whereas changing patterns such as “downward” and “horizontal changes” show negative effects. In conclusion the study shows that for career counseling practice it is important to look into the future and talk about long-term perspectives. Executive Coaching or career counseling will have a profound impact on the 20,000 women executives that participate in The C-Suite Paradigm Project over the next 10 years.

Schellenberg, C., Krauss, A., Hättich, A. et al. Occupational career patterns over 30 years: predictors and outcomes. Empirical Res Voc Ed Train 8, 15 (2016).

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Dr. Vivian Smith Del-Toro

Dr. Vivian Smith Del-Toro

Founder and Board Chair

Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro (Dr. Vivian) achieved a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Michigan State University, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Vivian is the Author of, “Strategies for Women’s Economic Impact and Empowerment; Journey to the C-Suite.”

Dr. Vivian is the Founder and Chairperson of the Board for Global Executive Business Consultants (GEBC). GEBC is a business research, Project Management, and global leadership development consultancy: with a focus on driving Lean Enterprise Transformation and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. GEBC is an impending 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In 2021 GEBC will launch a 10-year longitudinal research study, “The C-Suite Paradigm”. The C-Suite Paradigm Project mission is to deploy 200 Executive Coaches working with 20,000 executive women to fill the C-suite pipeline over the next 10 years to achieve parity in the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies in the U. S. by 2030. This research project is lead by Dr. Vivian and endeavors to disrupt the status quo and gain momentum for the economic impact and empowerment of women executives in Fortune 500 companies. “The C-Suite Paradigm” is the catalyst for the transformation of Global 500 companies for cultural competence and exponential growth and development. Local and global leaders must accept and embrace the full potential of the entire human race; racial, gender equality, equity, and ending women suffrage can heal our nation and our world.

Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro offers an array of services to Individuals, Small, Medium Enterprises (SME) and 501c3-Non-Profit organizations including Executive Coaching.

C-Suite Support Services & Lean Enterprise Transformation, Diversity |Equity| Inclusion & Belonging Consulting & Organizational Development services.