Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom

The Path to Value Creation

DECEMBER 13, 2018
MARRIOTT
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
Maura Murphy, Managing Director, Skytop Strategies
8:50-9:10 Keynote Presentation
Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
9:10-9:50 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:
9:50-10:20 Panel Discussion
Shareholder Leverage: New Campaigns to Diversify Board Composition
Moderator:

Cindy Burrell, President, Diversity in Boardrooms
Panelists:
Mara Bolis, Senior Advisor, Market Systems, Oxfam America
Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
10:20-10:45 Networking Break
10:45-10:55 Topic Introduction
From the Top: The Role of the CEO in Fostering a Gender-Friendly Company

Presenter:
Doug Harris, Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group
10:55-11:35 Panel Discussion
Climbing the Ladder: Creating a Culture That Offers Women the Opportunity to Advance
Moderator:

Panelists:
Doug Harris, Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group
11:35-12:15 Panel Discussion
Technology as a Change Agent: Remote Work and Its Impact on Women — and Men

Moderator:
Panelists:
12:15-1:15 Networking Luncheon
1:15-1:40 Luncheon Keynote
Topic: TBA
Presenter:

Heidi Ridley Global Chief Executive Officer, AXA Investment Managers – Rosenberg Equities
1:45-2:15 Panel Development
Shareholder Class Action Litigation: The Cost of Settling Gender Issues in the Workplace

Moderator:
Panelists:
2:15-2:55 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:
2:55-3:35 Board Panel
Smart Company: Why Boards are Engaging with Management on Gender-Bias Risk

Moderator:
Panelists:
3:35-4:05 Interview
The Next Generation: How Gender Perspectives are Changing in the Workplace

Interviewer:
Interviewee:
4:05-4:25 Networking Break
4:25-4:45 Presentation
Women at the Top: Insights on Their Paths to Success

Presenter:
4:45-5:15 Discussion Session
STEM Companies: A Microcosm of the Larger Problem

Discussants:
5:15-5:45 Closing Panel
Washington: The Role of Government in Advancing Gender Equality

Moderator:
Panelists:
Debbie Halvorson, President, American Eagle Logistics
5:45 Closing Remarks
5:45 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

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