Faye Wattleton served as co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of Women, an independent nonpartisan think tank, conducting women-focused national research and policy advocacy. From 1978 too 1992 she was President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary reproductive health provider and advocate. She was the youngest woman, first African-American, and longest tenured in the position, leading the international organization to become the seventh largest nonprofit institution. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.
She serves on the boards of directors of Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Council on Aging, and Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Economics and Policy. She has spoken and written extensively on corporate board governance.