Outcomes over intentions

This is a core operating philosophy at OPEN Imperative.

Let's eliminate gender pay disparity in the pre-IPO market by 2027.

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Our advisors

OPEN Imperative’s esteemed advisors represent leading subject matter experts in business, think tanks, non-profits, and media.

Antoine Andrews

Antoine Andrews

Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer




Traunza Adams 

Former Chief People Officer




Amy Cross





Noreen Farrell

Executive Director 




Dr. C. Nicole Mason PhD

President & CEO



Sheri Kelleher

SVP People and Places



Kathleen Ross

Kathleen Ross, Ph.D

Former Chief Administrative Officer




Emily Sweet

VP, Social Impact

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“The OPEN Imperative is about bringing leaders together who want to see outcomes that drive social change as well as make their businesses more competitive and responsible."

Aisha Stephenson, Former CPO, Emerson Collective

“Equal pay legislation dates back to 1963. We’ve been talking about this problem for long enough. It's time for totally new approaches that guarantee transparent and fair pay for all."

Amy Cross, Founder, Gender Fair

“Businesses are on the front lines of making decisions every day that impact women’s lives. I joined OPEN Imperative because I believe that empowering founders and CEOs will overcome existing roadblocks to gender pay equity. Together, we will accelerate progress to close the gender pay gap."

Dr. C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

“We believe in outcomes over intentions, so we are laser focused on driving measurable impact."

Emily Sweet, VP, Social Impact

“We know that global pay equity can be a tough nut to crack, but closing the pay gap at your company is something you can own, and you don’t have to do this alone."

Traunza Adams, Former Chief People Officer, H1

“This moonshot goal is bold, necessary, and exactly what is needed. I'm excited to work with high growth companies and support their efforts to get pay equity right from the beginning."

Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates

“The mission of OPEN Imperative is to help high-growth companies understand and address their pay gaps with data and insights. This is what leaders focused on building a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging need. Being BOLD and taking ACTION requires a partner committed to equity on a systemic level."

Antoine Andrews, Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer, Momentive

“OPEN Imperative’s call to action for pay parity is urgent, and I applaud the hundreds of leading organizations that have already committed to eliminating gender pay disparity within the next 5 years."

Kathleen Ross, Ph.D, Former Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace

Our Community Partners

Our Community Partners are values-aligned organizations working to advance progress on the local and national level.

Some of our members

Hundreds of high-growth companies and investors believe that the onus can’t be on women to change the system alone.

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