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OUR
MISSION

 

 

 

 

Activating gender equality, with and for everyone.

Why This Matters

A few data points and reasons, among many:

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118

Number of additional minutes women spend on caregiving and routine housework, versus men (globally).

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89

% of men who say it’s important for employers to offer paid paternity leave.

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114 Million

Number of American workers who don't have paid family leave.

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9

Age by which boys read at a full grade level below girls.

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20

% of computer science degrees conferred to women.

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170

Number of years it could take for the global gender pay gap to close.

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49

The United States' rank in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report (down from 45th in 2016 - come on, America!) 

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WHAT WE'RE DOING

Spreading proven ideas and actions,
getting everybody involved,
and collectively accelerating the rate of change.

HOW WE WORK

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Products

Our products have a purpose. Every product promotes a research-based action for gender equality. We're wearing our values, changing the conversation, and nudging towards gender equality.

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DESIGN

To start, we're hosting the GenEquality Hackathon+, a weekend-long event focused on building tech and tools that advance and reinforce gender equality. There will be a Pitch Competition, with the opportunity to win seed funding

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community

'If it is to be, it is up to me.'  We live by those words, and we're cultivating a community of action-oriented people who #dothedifference for gender equality at home, at work, and everywhere in between.

 

ThE team

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Sherry Hakimi
Executive Director

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Chris Alfonso
Photographer

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Rachelle Vagy
Creative Director

Michael Rifer

Michael Rifer
Strategy Director


BOARD OF ADVISORS

 
 
  Iris Bohnet   Behavioral Economist, Author, Professor, and Academic Dean at Harvard Kennedy School

Iris Bohnet

Behavioral Economist, Author, Professor, and Academic Dean at Harvard Kennedy School

  Anthony Barrows   Managing Director, ideas42

Anthony Barrows

Managing Director, ideas42

  Cindy Leggett-Flynn   Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, AIG

Cindy Leggett-Flynn

Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, AIG