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January 16, 2020

Do you know that CA has passed a law mandating, every public company, in the state, have at least one female director by the end of 2019? As of the end of the year, 36 CA public companies still don't have a female director. The fee for failure is $100,000 fine and goes...

November 11, 2019

Nearly 600 leaders packed the Four Seasons on Friday to celebrate exceeding our goal of 20% women directors in the Russell 3000 index for our 2020 Women On Boards and How Women Lead National Conversation on Board Diversity. The energy and commitment in the room, the in...

October 18, 2019

“What we are looking for is to change the culture of corporate America, and you are the badasses to do it.” 

That quote came straight from Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) as she stepped on stage to accept the Disruptor Award at the 2nd Annual How Women Lea...

November 15, 2017

On November 15, we gathered together with CEOs, board directors, venture capitalists and 500 powerful advocates for women on boards. 20 cities around the US did the same and because of the advocacy and shining a light on the companies doing it right, we were thrilled t...

October 16, 2017

Kamala Harris. Sheryl Sandberg. Billie Jean King. Who do you think of when you think of women leaders? What empowers them? What empowers you? Why does it matter? Women are half of the world’s population, yet represent only a fraction of our leaders. This is problematic...

July 18, 2017

Violence.  We know it when you see it.  We know it when we feel it.  Right? Well, most of the time.  Violence goes beyond the physical – way beyond.  So, to be clear, according to Merriam Webster, this is what violence is:

1 -  the use of physical fo...

April 24, 2017

Reproductive Justice is a women’s rights issue and is essential to the empowerment, health and upward mobility of all women.  It is a health issue as well as a socio-economic one. "Issues central to reproductive justice are not just a women’s right to choose, but inclu...

January 23, 2017

As the impending inauguration inched closer and closer, women around the country prepared to march. From D.C. to Melbourne, from Nairobi to Bogota, over 200 women’s marches were planned for January 21st. These were undoubtedly important moments. They were a platform to...


I am writing this with tears in my eyes. I am profoundly sorry. I am sad today because my 30 years of working to make the world a better place for girls and women wasn’t enough. I thought I was brave and assertive. But I realize today that my generation didn’t do eno...

September 30, 2016

This week we came together to create an impact for our generation of women and the next. Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women, says "One woman can bring change to a family, and many women together will change humanity." Cynthia Nimmo, Women's Funding Network, reminde...

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