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Vision 2020 Delegates

The VisionForward program has concluded effective December 31, 2022. Read a message from Dean Charles B. Cairns, MD, about Drexel’s ongoing diversity and equity efforts and the legacy of VisionForward and its founder, Lynn Yeakel.

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Concluding VisionForward While Expanding Its Legacy at Drexel

Since you are a valued partner and supporter of VisionForward, I’m writing to make you aware of Drexel University’s decision to conclude the program effective December 2022. We very much appreciate your partnership throughout the years. Your support has helped to advance gender equity through women's leadership and to mobilize thousands to strive for equality. Read this post

June is PRIDE Month!

It is June 2021 and we are in the midst of Pride month. Pride has a complicated and rich history for so many reasons. LGBTQIA+ people encompass so many different identities and experiences and Pride is an opportunity to bring awareness of *queer history, how we’ve evolved as a nation, and how much work there is still to be done for true justice and equality for the entire community.

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Honoring Lynn Yeakel

With profound sadness, we share the news that the visionary founder and inspiring leader of VisionForward has died. Lynn H. Yeakel, 80, passed away January 13 after a brief illness. An article about her life of extraordinary accomplishment in pursuit of equality for women was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on January 15, 2022.

We mourn her passing along with the nationwide coalition of leaders and organizations that answered her calls to work together for gender equity in decision-making positions across business and government. The daughter of a Virginia Congressman, she understood the dynamics of politics and power, and the extent to which women were disadvantaged by having too few seats at the table.

Read VisionForward's Message About Lynn

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Thank You to Our Advocates, Allied Organizations, Sponsors and Proud Partners

The support and collaboration of our Advocates, Allied Organizations, Sponsors and Proud Partners make it possible for VisionForward to continue to address the unfinished business of gender equity.