The Idea

The idea for 2020 Women on Boards grew out of our work on women’s leadership issues. As the President and former CEO of an international hospitality company, Stephanie Sonnabend sits on two public boards and is a member of a number of women’s leadership organizations. Malli Gero, a public relations consultant, has worked on women’s leadership issues for over a decade.

We were frustrated with the slow progress made in increasing the numbers of women who serve on corporate boards. Stephanie had the idea to launch a grassroots campaign that would raise awareness of the issue among people who may have never thought about it: young people, middle managers in companies that do not have diverse boards, and consumers. We would help them become change agents through the use of social and traditional media.

With your help we will raise the percentage of women on corporate boards in the U.S. to 20% or greater by the year 2020. The campaign launched in Boston in 2010, and expanded nationally in 2011.

We hope you’ll become a supporter of 2020 Women on Boards — even a donor. Visit the website frequently to watch our supporter list grow and track the “W” companies in our database. Reach out to your friends and ask them to support 2020 Women on Boards.

Together we can make it happen!

Stephanie Sonnabend                    Malli Gero


2020 Women on Boards is a 501c3 organization. All donations to 2020 Women on Boards are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.