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.


Traunza Adams 

Chief People Officer 




Amy Cross





Noreen Farrell

Executive Director 




Dr. C. Nicole Mason PhD

President & CEO



Sheri Kelleher

SVP People and Places




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, Executive in Residence, OpenComp

“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, 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

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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