Cathrin, formerly a high-‐ranking healthcare executive, consultant and adjunct professor, has been a women’s advocate for more than 30 years; but when she saw studies that found, at the pace we are going, “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 ParityPledgeTM to simply interview at least one woman for every role VP and above. No quotas. No deadlines. Since then, more than 250 companies have taken the ParityPledge, including Nasdaq, Adobe, Best Buy, Cisco, Lyft, Ralph Lauren, and RR Donnelly. Sony Pictures has become a sponsor. She wants to close the gender gap, now—not in a 100 years.