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Sara Sanford

Executive Director

Sara Sanford wants us to move from shared stories to shared data to solve gender inequity.

She is the founder of Gender Equity Now (GEN) and the architect behind the GEN Certification, the first gold standard for gender equity in U.S. businesses.

Sara’s track record of implementing evidence-backed solutions includes leading an initiative around women and wealth in the financial services industry, launching an international nonprofit to support rural education, and working with local foundations to foster cultural competence in WA’s K-12 schools. In all these roles, she saw that systemic problems are difficult to change through individual actions. With a focus on changing mechanics, rather than mindsets, she founded GEN.

The data-driven tools GEN has developed are unparalleled in the United States. They go beyond ‘vanity metrics’ to identify the cultural levers that businesses can adjust to counter the impact of bias.

Sara believes we now have the tools for all business to be equity-centered, if they choose to be. She looks forward to the day when companies which are not gender equity-focused will be at a competitive disadvantage to those that are.