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2020 Women on Boards National Conversation on Gender Diversity in Corporate Boardrooms

1400 People to Attend 27 Events in 22 Cities

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- A national conversation on gender diversity in US corporate boardrooms will be held on December 12, 2012, when 2020 Women on Boards hosts luncheon events nationwide. The events will promote the work being done to increase the number of women on US company boards to 20 percent or greater. There will be a national tweet-a-thon (#1212WOB) on Dec. 12 beginning at noon starting on the east coast and spreading across the country during the day. 2020 Women on Boards will also launch its new video "The Clattering of Business As Usual."

"Companies with a strong proportion of women on their Board of Directors perform better -- it's just that simple. Consistently, research finds that companies with women on their boards have higher returns on equity, lower relative debt levels, higher stock valuation and higher average growth," said Stephanie Sonnabend, Chair and Co-Founder of 2020 Women on Boards.

12/12/12 events are being held in Boca Raton, FL, Boise, ID, Boston, MA, Boulder, CO, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dallas, TX, Del Ray Beach, FL, Denver, CO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Huntsville, AL, Los Angeles, CA, Louisville, KY, MacLean, VA, Miami, FL, Milan, Italy, New Orleans, LA, New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, CO, San Francisco, CA, Tampa, FL, and Washington, DC.

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Join the conversation online: @2020wob #1212WOB

About 2020 Women on Boards
2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women directors on U.S. public company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020. Campaign supporters include individuals, organizations and companies that embrace the principle that diversity in the boardroom encourages good corporate decision-making. Chapters are being launched in major cities across the U.S. 2020 Women on Boards publishes the annual Gender Diversity Index which reports on the gender diversity of boards of directors in Fortune 1000 companies. For more information, or to register your support, visit

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