Equality Can't Wait

Women in the U.S. should have equal power and influence in our country. Progress is happening, but not fast enough.

To help speed things up, we launched the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge—awarding $40 million for big, bold ideas to expand women’s power and influence.

Meet the awardees.

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That’s how long it will take to achieve true gender equality in the United States.

If we don’t speed up the pace of change it will take 208 years to reach gender equality in the U.S., according to the World Economic Forum. That’s 208 years in which women’s opportunities will be limited and the U.S. will be robbed of the full benefit of women’s talent and ingenuity. Every one of those years is one year too many.

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report, which tracks gender-based social and economic disparities in 149 countries, measures four areas:

Let’s make gender equality happen in our lifetime.

Together we can shorten the timeline, but we need everyone’s help to do it. Here’s what you can do.
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The Equality Can't Wait Challenge

The Challenge called for big, bold ideas to expand women’s power and influence in the U.S.
Meet the awardees