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 Plouché, Independent Board Trustee, Northern Funds/Northern Institutional Funds, Northern Trust Corporation
Panelists:
Cindy Burrell, CEO, Diversity in Boardrooms
Karen Doerr, Senior Partner, inQUEST Consulting
Joyce Greenberg, Managing Member, CAPGreenberg
Gloria Mirrione, Sector Leader, Asset Management/Co-Leader Impact Investing, Korn Ferry
10:00-10:40 Panel Discussion
Shareholder Leverage: New Campaigns to Diversify Board Composition
Moderator:

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Panelists:
Catherine LaMarr, Former General Counsel, Office of the Treasurer, State of Connecticut
Renaye Manley, Deputy Director, SEIU
Ethan Powell, CEO, Impact Shares
Terri Jo Saarela, Former Head, Corporate Governance, SWIB
10:40-11:05 Networking Break
11:05-11:45 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:
Lyndsay Harris, Global Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Medidata Solutions
Barbara J. Hart, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lowey Dannenberg, P.C.
Lawler Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, League of Allies
11:45-12:05 PM Interview: The CEO Perspective
Navigating Setbacks and Challenges: The Role of Resilience in Building a Successful Career

Interviewer:
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
Interviewee:
Heidi Ridley, Global Chief Executive Officer, AXA Investment Managers – Rosenberg Equities
12:05-1:05 Networking Luncheon
1:05-1:35 Presentation
Shareholder Class Action Litigation: The Cost of Settling Gender Issues in the Workplace

Presenter:
Elizabeth A. Fegan, Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
1:35-1:55 Research Summary
Women CEOs Speak: Insights from Woman at the Top

Kate Shattuck, Co-Leader, Impact Investing, Korn Ferry
1:55-2:35 Board Panel
Smart Company: Why Boards are Engaging with Management on Gender-Bias Risk

Moderator:
Tracy Wyman, Founder & CEO, SHEchange
Panelists:
Leah Efken, Social Research Analyst, 1919 Investment Counsel
Venita Fields, Partner, Pelham S2K Managers LLC
Ellen Holloman, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Rebecca J. Wing, Board Director, LW Lands
2:35-3:05 Interview
The Next Generation: How Gender Perspectives are Changing in the Workplace

Interviewer:
Andrea Vittorio, Reporter, Bloomberg Law
Interviewee:
Scott Hoesman, CEO & Founder, inQUEST Consulting
3:05-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-3:45 Presentation
Envisioning Women in the Future: The Path There

Presenter:
June W Choi, CEO & Founder, Serval Ventures
3:45-4:15 Discussion Session
STEM Companies: A Microcosm of the Larger Problem

Discussants:
Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO, Techbridge Girls
Barbara R. Guthrie, Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Birame N. Sock, Founder & CEO, Upscan, Inc.
4:15 Closing Remarks
4:15 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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