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

Cindy Burrell
President
Diversity In Boardrooms
Conference Chair

 

 

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:
Valerie Plame, “Outed” CIA Operations Officer, Best-Selling Author of Fair Game & Blowback
Cameron Munter, U.S. Ambassador (retired)

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
A Look Over My Shoulder: Insights for Women Leaders, From My Own Experience
Presenter:
Valerie Plame, “Outed” CIA Operations Officer, Best-Selling Author of Fair Game & Blowback
9:20-10:00 A 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
John Glenn Grau, President and CEO, InvestorCom
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
JoAnn Lilek, Experienced CFO and Board Director, Datum One Series Trust and Milton’s Distributing, Inc
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:
Liz Levy-Navarro, CEO, Public Board Director and Value Creation Expert
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
Dee M. Robinson, CEO, Robinson Hill, Founder & Principal, Disrupt Global, Director, Wintrust Bank, Accel Entertainment, PGA REACH
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 Panel Discussion
The Long View: Tips on How to Manage Success and Leverage Opportunity
Moderator:
Cindy Burrell, President, Diversity in Boardrooms
Panelists:
Julie Smolyansky, CEO and Board Director, Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Board Director, Wm. Blair Mutual Funds and Lifeway Foods, Inc.
4:50PM Closing Remarks/Conference Adjourns 

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