WHAT WILL IT TAKE

What Will It Take is a media, collaboration, learning, and social engagement platform that inspires, connects, educates and engages women everywhere to advance in all levels of leadership and take action.

What Will It Take acts as a connective tissue bringing together existing stakeholders and champions of women’s leadership across industries on a single platform to foster collaboration and coordination.

We believe there is no limit to what people can achieve when mission and outcome are aligned.

Articles

19 Powerful Women On Why Voting Is So Important

High profile public figures—including Gloria Steinem, Anita Hill, Dolores Huerta, Amanda Seales, Nancy Pelosi, and many others—share their thoughts on why we all need to vote, and be civically engaged overall, which is more important today than ever.

COVID Gendered

NO. 12: Hopes for Change and Recovery in 2021

The inauguration of the 46th President was a hopeful moment for so many across the country. When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Kamala Harris as the first ever female, Black, and Southeast Asian VP, not to mention highest ranking woman in US history, the nation saw women of color leading like never before—with barrier-breaking institutional power.

NO. 11: A Look Forward After a Hard 2020

With the election days away, the US is at a crossroad. The Coronavirus has affected us all but not affected us equally. Women are dropping out of the workforce at rates never seen before. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Filipino communities have been hit the hardest...

NO. 9: Women Continue to Be the Leaders We Need

America remains the country with the most Coronavirus deaths—more than 200,000—despite having only 4% of the world’s population. As we continue sheltering in place, distance learning, and getting Zoom fatigue, the economy, and particularly women, suffer.

Women & Money Article Series

Moving Money for Impact

Read an excerpt from Moving Money for Impact: A Guide to Gender Lens Investing by Tuti B. Scott with Lex Schroeder.

RIAs Leading with Values

Rachel Robasciotti and Michelle Mathieu reveal how independence has empowered them to do business in ways that are in line with their own values— and those of their clients

What Will It Take features both in-person live events and a digital platform to encourage women across the country to move the dialogue forward about women’s leadership.

What Will It Take acts as a megaphone for the voices and organizations of the women’s leadership movement and spurs an ongoing campaign to educate, inspire and prepare women across the country to become civically engaged and run for elected office, as well as pursue other positions of leadership and use their voices toward change.

We provide a centralized space to connect women and allies to organizations, trainings, events, actions, tools, and other helpful resources.

Events and Updates

Upcoming Events

What Will It Take events facilitate the critical conversations, connections, and actions needed to elevate women in business, politics, media, sports, and finance.

Past Events

Check out highlights from some of our previous events