Cathrin Stickney is the Founder and CEO of Parity.org, a 501(c)(3). Formerly a high-ranking healthcare executive, consultant and adjunct professor, Cathrin been a women’s advocate for more than 30 years, but when she saw studies that found that at the current pace “it would take >100 years for women to reach parity in the executive suite and on boards,” she immediately started down the path to create Parity.org to ask CEOs to take the ParityPledge® to simply interview at least one woman for every role VP and above. No quotas. No deadlines. Since then, more than 375 companies have taken the ParityPledge, including Adobe, Oracle, Cloudera, Best Buy, Cisco, Lyft, Overstock, Ralph Lauren, RR Donnelly, NEA, Ancestry, and the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. Sony Pictures, American Express Global Business Travel, and HLTH are sponsors. She wants to close the gender gap, now—not in a 100 years.