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
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
1:30-1:55 Opening Keynote
The State of Gender Diversity in The C Suite and Boardroom

Presenter:
1:55-2:35 Progress Report: What the Numbers Reveal
Moderator:

Panelists:
2:35-3:15 Panel Discussion
The Political Climate: How It Impacts National and State Policy on Gender Equality
Moderator:

Panelists:
Julie Goodridge, Chief Executive Officer, NorthStar Asset Management
Debbie Halvorson, President, American Eagle Logistics
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:
4:25-4:45 Moving Beyond Data as a Benchmark of Success: Values from the Top, Down
Moderator:

Panelists:
Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
4:45 Closing Remarks
4:50 Day 1 Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins
Time Agenda Day 2
8:00-8:25 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:25-8:30 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-8:50 Opening Keynote
Embedding Gender Equality into Company DNA: The Story of One Company

Presenter:
8:50-9:20 Legal Brief: How to Improve Alignment Between Nominating Committees and the Board
Discussants:
9:20-10:00 Institutional Investor Panel
Engagement Approaches and Outcomes: Select Examples to Star

Moderator:
Panelists:
Aoifinn Devitt, Chief Investment Officer, Policeman’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
10:00-10:30 Networking Break
10:30-10:40 Topic Introduction
The Growth of Gender Diversity Index Funds
Presenter:
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:
11:20-12:00 Chief Diversity Officer: Influencer, Leader and Change Agent
Moderator:
12:00-1:00 Networking Luncheon
1:00-1:40 Women CEOs as Activist Targets: An Analysis of Why Activists Have Taken this Approach
Moderator:

Panelists:
Julie Goodridge, Chief Executive Officer, NorthStar Asset Management
1:40-2:20 Disclosure 2.0: From Exchange Listing Standards to Other Forms of Disclosure and Why Transparency Matters
Moderator:

Panelists:
2:20-2:50 Networking Break
2:50-3:30 Sectors Versus Stakeholders: Is There a Correlation Between Gender Diversity Performance and Active Stakeholders?
Moderator:

Panelists:
3:30-3:55 Closing Keynote
Company Strategy: The Disconnect Between Political Contributions, Company Strategy, Talent Demand and Gender Diversity
Presenter:
4:00 Day 2 Wrap-Up, Program Adjourns

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