National Goals

Vision 2020 is a national coalition of organizations and individuals united in their commitment to achieve women's economic and social equality. It was developed by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine that works with affiliated organizations to advance the issues most important to women. These goals are the result of the October Congress that convened in Philadelphia on October 21-22, 2010.

Vision 2020's Campaign for Equality will work to achieve the following four goals by the year 2020, when the centennial of women's right to vote is celebrated:

  • Shared Leadership: to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions.  In the belief that increasing the number of women in senior leadership positions will lead to more family-friendly workplaces, Vision 2020 no longer separates these two commitments and reduces the number of its national goals from five to four.
  • Economic Parity: advance women's economic security and achieve pay equity
  • Youth Education: educate young people to value gender equality, shared leadership, and civic engagement
  • Civic Engagement: engage and educate women voters and increase women's participation in the political process