Christine Parthemore

Chief Executive Officer, Council on Strategic Risks


  • Develop guidelines for hosts and moderators to encourage balanced participation and use of honorifics during panels and Q&A sessions.
  • Actively promote inclusion of women experts when approached for quotes or interviews.
  • Deliberately create/use multiple types of spaces for informal relationship building (i.e. not just bars), and ensure those spaces are open to all genders.
  • Provide transparency to relevant stakeholders (board, staff, grantees, readers, etc.) about how the organization is doing in achieving its goals in inclusivity.
  • Provide advance notice of meetings to enhance predictability and planning.
  • Actively support telework and flextime options for staff.
  • Avoid calling critical meetings during evenings, weekends, early mornings, and public holidays, which are difficult times for those who provide care for others to attend.