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‘Quite a big change for Utah’: Businesses promise to interview at least one woman for top-level jobs

There are no women on the 11-member executive team that leads Overstock.com, a Utah-based online store that sells designer brands and home goods.

On its board, a woman serves as chair. There are several women on its vice presidential team. But there are no women at the senior vice president level and above.

In a step toward changing that gender imbalance, Overstock.com has joined at least 27 other Utah-based companies in signing the ParityPledge — a vow to interview at least one qualified woman for all openings at the vice president level and higher, including the board of directors.

As other national initiatives urge companies to hire more women and include them on boards, the promise of an interview may not seem like a significant step.

The Salt Lake Tribune

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