Representing the 28 million women working in management and professional roles across the nation, ION is the only confederation of member organizations in the US engaged in increasing the number of women in senior business leadership.

Through our annual research reports, the sharing of best practices, thought leadership and board search referrals, ION provides a national platform and voice for collaboration, education, advocacy, and outreach for the advancement of women across corporate America.


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Advancing Women to Corporate Boards and Executive Suites

Established in 2004, ION is a national consortium whose mission is to increase the number of women appointed to corporate boards and to the executive suite. 

ION a Strategic Partner for Gender Equality in the C-Suite and Boardroomskytop logo

ION is pleased to announce it is serving as a strategic partner with Skytop Strategies for their November 10 symposium, Gender Equality in the C-Suite and Boardroom.  The event is aimed at executives and investors interested in driving real change in corporate leadership and the program will feature an esteemed and diverse group of scholars, company diversity executives, and strategists among its speakers and panel participants. The event will also feature keynote presentations by Adena T. Friedman, President of Nasdaq OMX and The Honorable Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Treasurer.

Any member of one of ION’s member organizations is eligible to receive a discounted rate on the registration fee. To register at this special rate, contact Chris Pulliam, Director of Delegate Engagement, Skytop Strategies at For more information, visit

Gender Diversity in Corporate America at a Standstill

13percentION’s Annual Census of Women Board Directors and Executive Officers of public companies includes 2014 data from U.S. corporations in the Russell 3000 (R3000).

As has been the case in the past, the numbers show little change – only 13% of the corporate board seats and executive officer positions in the R3000 are held by women.

For more information or a copy of the latest report: ION Reports

Our Data Partner: msci_SPOT_hrz


Network 2000 to Feature Sheila C. Johnson at Annual Women of Excellence Event n2000

Network 2000 has announced that entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson will be the featured speaker at their Women of Excellence event on November 5, 2015. Johnson’s long list of professional roles and accomplishments includes serving as CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, which she founded in 2005, and serving as president and managing partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. She is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams, including the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals.

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