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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Westin Convention Center Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh | 7:30 am-Noon

"Building the Pipeline: How do we collaborate with corporations in our region to help increase the number of women directors on their boards?"


Malli Gero and Stephanie Sonnabend founded 2020 Women on Boards in December 2010.


To increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020


A 10‐year consumer‐oriented, grass roots campaign that is redefining good corporate governance, gender diversity standards and creating a cultural imperative for corporate action. We congratulate companies for achieving or surpassing the 20% goal and encourage companies that don't to do better. We provide this information and related benchmarks in the 2020 Gender Diversity Directory, a database of public and private companies showing board composition by gender. The 2020 Women on Boards Campaign publishes the 2020 Index, an annual analysis of the board composition of Fortune 1000 companies.

To learn more about the history of women on boards in Pittsburgh click here.


A rich portal for information about women in the boardroom, a window of visibility to the performance of public boards and a resource center for all constituencies.


Women account for over 80% of all consumer purchases and make up roughly 50% of the workforce in the U.S., but they currently hold only 20.8% of the corporate board seats within Fortune 1000 companies. Most Americans today have no idea of the makeup of corporate boards, even in the companies they work for.


The reasons for increasing women’s representation on boards is simple:

Diversity of Thought: Women on boards bring different perspectives to the difficult issues facing today’s corporations. It is widely believed that diversity of thought result in better decisions.

Essential Skills: Senior women executives offer the skills and experience that most boards need, including industry knowledge, operational experience and functional expertise.

Staying Competitive: A diverse board is better positioned to thrive in today’s global economy where the pace of change is accelerating and rapidly changing economic realities require nimble, strategic and well informed directors.

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2020 Women on Board is the national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. Each year they produce a Gender Diversity Directory, which ranks companies on a Winning to Zero scale.

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