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Gender Equality In The C-Suite & Boardroom - 25% Off For Members

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It's time to go beyond benchmarking on Gender Equality in the c-suite and boardroom. Join executives and investors at this symposium aimed at breaking barriers and achieving real change i...


Tue, Nov 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM EST

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It's time to go beyond benchmarking on Gender Equality in the c-suite and boardroom. Join executives and investors at this symposium aimed at breaking barriers and achieving real change in corporate leadership. Featuring an esteemed, diverse Advisory Board of scholars, company diversity executives, strategists, and Keynote Speaker Adena T. Friedman, President of Nasdaq OMX. 

To register with a special 25% discount, contact Chris Pulliam cpulliam@skytopstrategies.com.

AGENDA:

9:00-9:10 Welcome and Call to Action - Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies

9:10-9:40Opening Keynote Address - The Honorable Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Treasurer

9:40-10:00 Equality Means Business 

Presenter: Helle Bank Jorgensen, Chief Executive Officer, B. Accountability; Head of Global Compact Network Canada; Facilitator for the Global Compact Board Program

10:00-10:15 Where We Stand, and Where We are Heading

Presenter: Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Special Advisor, Skytop Strategies

10:15-10:30 Refreshment Break

10:30-11:15 Follow the Money: The Value of Gender Equality and Diversity of Thought

Moderator: Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, The Thirty Percent Coalition

Panelists: Drianne Benner, CFA, Managing Director, Appomattox Advisory, Inc.; Director, New York Society of Securities Analysts

Candace Klein, Co-Founder, Hera Fund; Chief Strategy Officer, Dealstruck, Inc.

Kathleen McQuiggen, SVP, Global Women’s Strategies, PAX World Investments

Melissa Waller, Chief of Staff, North Carolina Department of State Treasurer

11:15-12:00 Men and the Gender Equality Conversation

Moderator: Erika Karp, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group

Panelists: Dr. Michael Kimmel, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Director, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Stony Brook Univeristy

Bill Proudman, Co-founder, White Men as Full Diversity Partners

James White, VP Global Diversity and Inclusion, Credit Suisse

12:00-12:30 Networking Luncheon

12:30-1:00 Thought Leader Keynote

Presenter: Adena Friedman, President, Nasdaq OMX

1:00-1:45 The Pipeline Problem and a Velcro Fix: Getting Women Into Senior Leadership and Keeping Them There

Moderator:

Elba Pareja-Gallagher, Founder and President, ShowMe50.org

Panelists:

JoAnn Cavallaro, President and Board Chair, ION

Tom Furlong, Managing Director, Energy Practice, The Harvard Group International

Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI

Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

1:45-2:30 Overcoming Unconscious Bias: Are Quotas, Training, Software the Answers?

Moderator: Julie Graber, Managing Director, ION

Panelists: Sean Fullerton, Vice President Global Head Research, State Street Center for Applied Research

James White, VP Global Diversity and Inclusion, Credit Suisse

2:30-4:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions/Roundtable Discussion Topics

The Answer Should Sometimes Be “No” – Why Women Should Not Accept Every Invitation For a Board Seat

Facilitator: Helle Bank Jorgensen, Chief Executive Officer, B. Accountability; Head of Global Compact Network Canada; Facilitator for the Global Compact Board Program

To Play the “Gender Card,” or Not?

Facilitators: Drianne Benner, CFA, Managing Director, Appomattox Advisory, Inc.; Director, New York Society of Securities Analysts

Meredith Jones, Founder, MJ Alternative Investments Research; author of Women of the Street – Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too)

Getting it Done: How Companies That Have Gender Balance in Leadership Got There

Facilitator: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, Founder & President, ShowMe50.org

Tom Furlong, Managing Director, Energy Practice, The Harvard Group International

4:00-4:15Refreshment Break

4:15-4:45Roundtable Plenary Feedback

4:45-5:15Closing Remarks

5:15-6:15Networking Reception


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