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 Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and is copied below.

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.