Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom

The Path to Value Creation

NOVEMBER 15 – 16, 2017
OMNI CHICAGO HOTEL
676 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Agenda Day 1
1:00-1:25 PM Registration
1:25-1:30 Welcome Remarks
Bradley Moody, Chief of Staff, Skytop Strategies
1:30-1:55 Opening Keynote
Competence, Ability, and Core Values

Presenter:
Wendy Kay, Director, Air Force Security Special Program Oversight and Information Protection
1:55-2:35 Progress Report: What the Numbers Reveal
Moderator:

Joan Rockey, Principal, Chief Financial Officer, CastleArk Management
Panelists:
Jennifer W Christensen, Managing Partner, JWC Partners
Kerry Jordan, Chief Operating Officer, D’Orazio Capital Partners, LLC
Julie Kanak, Managing Director, DiversifiedSearch
2:35-3:15 Panel Discussion
The Political Climate: How It Impacts National and State Policy on Gender Equality
Moderator:

Renaye Manley, Deputy Director, SEIU Capital Stewardship Program
Panelists:
Julie Goodridge, Chief Executive Officer, NorthStar Asset Management
Debbie Halvorson, President, American Eagle Logistics
Doug Harris, Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group
3:15-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-4:25 Engagement Between Institutional Investors and Public Companies: Collaboration Drives Progress
Moderator:
Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
Rodrigo Garcia, Head of Investments, Banking & Finance, Illinois State Treasury
Yrenilsa Lopez, Investment Officer, Women’s World Banking Asset Management
4:25-4:45 Moving Beyond Data as a Benchmark of Success: Values from the Top, Down
Discussants:

Joanne Beatty, Director, KPMG
Ellen Hunt, President and Co-Founder, Aleria.Tech
4:45 Closing Remarks
4:50 Day 1 Adjourns
Time Agenda Day 2
8:15-8:55 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:55-9:00 Welcome Remarks
Bradley Moody, Chief of Staff, Skytop Strategies
9:00-9:30 Legal Brief: How to Improve Alignment Between Nominating Committees and the Board
Discussants:

Robert Hayward, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tom Manning, Member of the Board of Directors, Dun & Bradstreet, CommScope, Clear Media Ltd., & The Demand Institute
Rebecca J. Wing, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, LW Lands, Inc.
9:30-10:10 Institutional Investor Panel
Engagement Approaches and Outcomes: Select Examples to Star

Moderator:
Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
Aoifinn Devitt, Chief Investment Officer, Policeman’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
Ryan Droze, Corporate Governance Analyst, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Maureen O’Brien, Vice President and Corporate Governance Director, Segal Marco Advisors
10:10-10:40 Networking Break
10:40-11:20 Panel Discussion
Index Fund Scorecard: Investment Objectives and Company Stock Performance—Is Gender Diversity a Path to Value?
Moderator:

Cindy Burrell, President, Diversity in Boardrooms
Panelists:
Donna Hamlin, Chief Executive Officer, Boardwise
Eileen Kamerick, Board Member, Associated Bank; Board Member, Legg Mason; Board Member, Hochschild Mining PLC
Lynne Weil, Partner, RSM US
11:20-11:50 Presentation
The Male Perspective About Women’s Issues: The Role of Men as Ambassadors of Change
Presenter:

Doug Harris, Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group
11:50-12:50 Networking Luncheon
12:50-1:30 Chief Diversity Officer: Influencer, Leader and Change Agent
Moderator:

Doug Harris, Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group
Panelists:
Laura Birk, Vice President of Human Resources, Barilla America
Jo-Elle Mogerman, Vice President, Learning and Community, The John G. Shedd Aquarium
1:30-2:10 Women CEOs and Shareholder Engagement: Is There a Correlation Between Gender Diversity Performance and Active Stakeholders?
Discussants:

Julie Goodridge, Chief Executive Officer, NorthStar Asset Management
Julie Graber, Chief Executive Officer, GenderEQA
2:10-2:40 Networking Break
2:40-3:20 Disclosure 2.0: From Exchange Listing Standards to Other Forms of Disclosure and Why Transparency Matters
Discussants:

Joanne Beatty, Director, KPMG
Anthony Domel, Senior Analyst, Strategic Capital Intelligence, Nasdaq
3:20-3:50 Closing Session
Company Strategy: The Disconnect Between Political Contributions, Company Strategy, Talent Demand and Gender Diversity
Presenter:

Debbie Halvorson, President, American Eagle Logistics
3:55 Day 2 Wrap-Up, Program Adjourns

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