Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom

The Path to Value Creation

MARCH 8-9, 2021
HYATT REGENCY
151 EAST WACKER DRIVE
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
Day 1
2:00-3:30PM Workshop #1A
Topic TBA

Workshop #1B
Topic TBA
3:30-5:30 Recess/Free Time
5:30-6:00 Gala Networking Reception (Business Attire, please.) 
6:00-7:30 Gala Dinner

Exclusive Interview & Audience Engagement
Strategic Ambiguity: Insights for CEOs Managing Through Turbulent Times
Special Guests: 

7:30-8:00PM Gala Networking Reception Continues and Concludes
Day 2
8:00-8:40AM Registration and Networking
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:20 Keynote Speaker 
Topic TBA
Presenter TBA
9:20-10:00 The Retrospective
Having It All: Helen Gurley Brown Through the Eyes of Today’s Leaders
Host:
Guests:
10:00-10:40 Panel Discussion
Institutional Investors: Why Women are Factored into Company Performance
Moderator:
Jurgita Ashley, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
Panelists:
Kathryn McDonald, Co-Founder and Head of Investments and Sustainability, Radiant ESG
10:40-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:50 Panel Discussion, Board Directors 
Progress Report: New Appointments and Gender Diversity on Boards
Moderator:
Cindy Burrell, President, Diversity in Boardrooms
Panelists:
Venita Fields, Board Director, Superior Group of Companies, IMA Financial Group, Inc
Jo Lynne Whiting, Chair of the Board of Directors, Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation
Kerry Jordan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Supercritical
11:50-12:30 Interview
Workshop Findings: Tools to Employ and Help You Succeed
Interviewee:
Cathy Hansell, Founder and President, Breakthrough Results
Interviewer:
12:30-1:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
Anti-Enron Initiative: Gender, Race, and Multiculturism
Moderator:
Panelists:

2:10-2:50 Panel Discussion
CEOs Speak Out: The Importance of Leadership and Board Diversity
Moderator:
Debbie Halverson-Bush, President, American Eagle Logistics
Panelists:
Heidi Ridley, Co-Founder and CEO, Radiant ESG 
2:50-3:30 Panel Discussion
Investor Relations: Networking through Institutional Investors for Candidates
Moderator:
Panelists:
Carol Nolan-Drake, Corporate Governance, ESG and Diversity, and Federal Relations Attorney and Author, Carlow Consulting
3:30-4:10 Interview
Finding Your Voice: How to Make Your Mark as a New Leader
Interviewee:
Katie Lever, Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Bank of George
Interviewer:
Marisol Angelini, Member of the Board of Directors, Bush Brothers & Company
4:10-4:50 Exclusive Interview
The Path Up: From Tragedy to Opportunity and Why You Can’t Quit
Host:
Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Special Guest:
4:50PM Closing Remarks/Conference Adjourns 

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