Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom

The Path to Value Creation

MARCH 20, 2019
EDELMAN
200 E RANDOLPH ST FL 63
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 Description
8:15-8:45 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:45-8:50 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:50-9:20 Keynote Presentation
The Investors Perspective on ESG Integration: What It Means for Women in the C- Suite and Boardroom

Heidi Ridley Global Chief Executive Officer, AXA Investment Managers – Rosenberg Equities
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
The Gender Revolution: Drivers, Tipping Points and Anticipated Outcomes
Moderator:

Cynthia Plouche, Independent Board Trustee, Northern Funds/Northern Institutional Funds, Northern Trust Corporation
Panelists:
Cindy Burrell, CEO, Diversity in Boardrooms
10:00-10:30 Panel Discussion
Shareholder Leverage: New Campaigns to Diversify Board Composition
Moderator:

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
10:30-10:55 Networking Break
10:55-11:35 Panel Discussion
Climbing the Ladder: Creating a Culture That Offers Women the Opportunity to Advance
Moderator:

Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Panelists:
Nicole M. Crum, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester
Doug Harris, Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group
Lyndsay Harris, Global Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Medidata Solutions
Barbara J. Hart, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lowey Dannenberg, P.C.
11:35-12:15 PM Panel Discussion
The Role of Government in Advancing Gender Equality

Moderator:
Patricia Lenkov, Founder & President, Agility Executive Search, LLC
Panelists:
12:15-1:15 Networking Luncheon
1:15-1:45 Arm Chair Chat
Shareholder Class Action Litigation: The Cost of Settling Gender Issues in the Workplace

Discussants:
Elizabeth A. Fegan, Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Michael W. Stocker, Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
1:45-2:25 Panel Development
Global Talent War: Women’s Role in Gaining the Competitive Advantage
Moderator:

Lawler Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, League of Allies
Panelists:
2:25-3:05 Board Panel
Smart Company: Why Boards are Engaging with Management on Gender-Bias Risk

Moderator:
Michelle Applebaum, Independent Board Director, Northwest Pipe, Advisory Board, Republic Partners
Panelists:
Leah Efken, Social Research Analyst, 1919 Investment Counsel
Rebecca J. Wing, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, LW Lands, Corp.
3:05-3:35 Interview
The Next Generation: How Gender Perspectives are Changing in the Workplace

Interviewer:
Andrea Vittorio, Reporter, Bloomberg Law
Interviewee:
3:35-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-4:15 Presentation
Women at the Top: Insights on Their Paths to Success

Presenter:
Michelle Applebaum, Independent Board Director, Northwest Pipe, Advisory Board, Republic Partners
4:15-4:45 Discussion Session
STEM Companies: A Microcosm of the Larger Problem

Discussants:
4:45 Closing Remarks
4:45 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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