2020 Women on Boards Holds National Conversation on Board Diversity - 12/12/12 Events Being Planned in Cities Across US

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Thousands will engage in the first national conversation on gender diversity in the boardroom, hosted by 2020 Women on Boards. On 12/12/12 at noon supporters will make a united call for action to increase the percentage of women on US corporate boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

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"Companies with a strong proportion of women on their boards of directors perform better - it's just that simple."

In restaurants, ballrooms, college campuses, office lunchrooms and kitchen tables across the US, thousands will engage in the first national conversation on gender diversity in the boardroom, hosted by 2020 Women on Boards. On 12/12/12 at noon, supporters will make a united call for action to increase the percentage of women on US corporate boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

To date, twenty events are planned in Boston, New York, Miami, Denver, Louisville, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston, with more events being added each week. A 12/12/12 Organizer's Toolkit was developed to make planning an event easy. The toolkit can be downloaded from the 2020 WOB website. Whether you want to organize an event or just attend one, participation in 12/12/12 will create a tipping point for change.

"Companies with a strong proportion of women on their boards of directors perform better - it's just that simple. Consistently, research finds that companies with women on their boards have higher returns on equity, lower relative debt levels, high stock valuation and higher average growth," said Stephanie Sonnabend, Chair and co-founder of 2020 Women on Boards.

For more information on 12/12/12 or the 2020 Women on Boards campaign contact Malli Gero, info(at)2020WOB(dot)com.

About 2020 Women on Boards:
2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women directors on U.S. public company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020. Campaign supporters include individuals, organizations and companies that embrace the principle that diversity in the boardroom encourages good corporate decision-making. Chapters are being launched in major cities all across the U.S. For more information, or to register your support, visit http://www.2020WOB.com.

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