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Organizations for Pay Equity Now


No group is better positioned to advance pay equity than CEOs building the future.

Join our rapidly expanding coalition of hundreds of high-growth founders & CEOs to drive outcomes that end gender pay disparity in our organizations.

Member benefits

In addition helping solve one of today’s biggest business challenges, members receive:

Join OPEN Imperative



Board-ready gender pay equity report with your company’s pay performance and equal pay day (includes ethnicity & race)


Specific, actionable steps to bridge gaps today


Invite-only founder community of like-minded CEOs


Direct access to the most up-to-date research, case studies and benchmark data


Founder-focused events led by global experts in compensation, DEI, all things growth


Social proof: Website & social badges, coalition publicity, media features

Meet 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, H1



Amy Cross

Founder, Gender Fair



Noreen Farrell 

Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates



Dr. Nicole Mason

President & CEO, Institute for Women's Policy Research 



Sheri Kelleher

SVP People and Places, Incorta



Emily Sweet

VP, Social Impact, OpenComp


“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

“I joined the OPEN Imperative to accelerate the boldest ideas and stickiest solutions and create real change."

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

“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

“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

“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