DelSignore echoes the fearlessness of State Street:

“Don’t be afraid to raise your hand,” she said. “Studies show that women tend to not put themselves forward for opportunities that may seem out of their reach- or a stretch.  If I were to talk to my younger self, I would remind her to raise her hand, be heard and not be afraid to take a risk.”

The march to equality presses on as commitments to improve gender equality on the boards, in the market, and ultimately in the world, must be achieved.