How to Get Involved

10 Things You Can Do

2020 Women on Boards encourages your involvement! Here are 10 things you can do to help us increase the percentage of women on corporate boards in the U.S. to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

  1. Register your support for the campaign here. This groundswell of support will help us show corporate board nominating committees that consumers care about board diversity. Make an individual or corporate donation to help support the campaign.
     
  2. Publicize the issue and the campaign via social media. Make sure to “Like” 2020 Women on Boards on Facebook, join the 2020 Women on Boards group on Linked In, and “Follow” @2020WOB on Twitter. Tweet about the companies that get it and question the ones that don't. The more noise we make about the issue, the more likely companies will pay attention.
     
  3. Become a recruiter. Enlist your friends, family, and colleagues to support the campaign. Recruit 20 people to register their support on the website, have them include your name in the “referred by” field, and be eligible to win prizes.
     
  4. Research the board composition of your employer.  Does the company where you work (public or private) have 20% or greater women on their board of directors? If not, ask why not? If there's only a single woman director, ask the CEO to consider appointing a second woman, and possibly a third or fourth!
     
  5. Make educated decisions about future employment.  Looking for a job? Identify socially responsible companies that support women's advancement by looking at the gender composition of the board and senior management.
     
  6. Vote your proxy. If you're an individual investor, find out how many women serve on the boards of the companies where you own stock. If there are no women directors, ask why not? In addition, make sure you vote for shareholder resolutions on board diversity and for slates that include women.
     
  7. Help us build our database of companies. Send 2020 Women on Boards the names of companies that have 20% or more women directors. We'll add their names to our "W" (winning) company database. Email us the name of the company, the number of women on the board, and the total number of directors on the board.
     
  8. Take the 2020 Challenge. Encourage your friends to take the 2020 challenge each month and congratulate the companies that "get it" and encourage the companies that don't to add women to their boards. We'll provide you with a new "W" (winning) and "Z" (zero) company every month. Email us for more information.
     
  9. Host an event. If you're a member of a club or group, make a presentation about the 2020 Women on Boards campaign. We'll provide a 2020 presentation kit with local statistics and give-aways. Email us for more information.
     
  10. Be a spokesperson. Help us spread the word about the campaign by becoming a 2020 Women on Boards blogger or speaker. We'll provide you with a speaker's toolkit to enhance your presentation. Email us for more information.