Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom

Navigating Institutional Investor Demand & Business Capability

AUGUST 29, 2017
NASDAQ
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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
8:00-8:25 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:25-8:30 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-9:10 Opening Panel Discussion
Gender Parity on Boards: A Comparative View from Around the Globe

Moderator:
Ulrika Hasselgren, Global Head of RI Strategy, ISS
Panelists:
Ramsay Brufer, Head of Corporate Governance, Alecta
Anders Oscarsson, Head of Equities, AMF
9:10-9:50 Views from the Top
Why the Board and C-Suite are Reluctant to Wave the Gender Flag: How to Effectively Empower Executives to Build Coalition for Greater Gender Diversity, and Why
Moderator:

Panelists:
Linda Portnoff, Researcher, Stockholm School of Economics, Center for Arts, Business, and Culture
9:50-10:30 Shareholder Engagement Panel
Institutional Investor Inquiry in Gender Diversity: Highlights of Recent Shareholder Engagements in Scandinavia and Beyond
Moderator:

Anders Thorendal, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, Church of Sweden
Panelists:
Niklas Ekvall, Chief Executive Officer, AP4
Richard Grottheim, Chief Executive Officer, AP7
10:30-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:15 Presentation
Topic: TBA
Presenter:

Sarah McPhee, Chair, Center for Business & Policy Studies (SNS), Partner, Ahlen & Partners
11:15-11:30 Topic Introduction
The Nordea Story: Expanding Reach And Creating Demand into Networks of High Potential Women Candidates
Presenter:

Jonas Thulin, Head of Asset Allocation, Nordea Wealth Management
11:30-12:10 PM Board Director Panel
The Talent Pipeline: Successful Positioning, Framing and Outreach Designed to Attract Women Leaders
Moderator:

Panelists:
Åsa Brunzell, Head of Human Resources, AstraZeneca Sweden Operations
Jonas Thulin, Head of Asset Allocation, Nordea Wealth Management
12:10-1:10 Networking Luncheon
1:10–1:50 Nominating Committee Panel
How to Create Consensus for Change from Within Nominating Committees: Challenges and Opportunities for Aligning Board Composition with Stakeholder Interests
Moderator:

Panelists:
Pia Axelsson, Manager, Corporate Governance & Information, AP4
Elisabet Jamal Bergström, Chief Sustainability Officer, Handelsbanken
Louise Hedberg, Head of Corporate Governance, East Capital
1:50-2:00 Topic Introduction
Topic: TBA
Presenter:

Håkan Nyberg, Chief Executive Officer, Nordnet Bank
2:00-2:40 Leading Company Panel
The Gold Standard: How Some Companies Have Demonstrated Gender Diversity and How It Reflects on Company Brand and Value
Moderator:

Håkan Nyberg, Chief Executive Officer, Nordnet Bank
Panelists:
2:40-3:20 Networking Break
3:20-3:35 Topic Introduction
The War for Talent: How the Generational Divide Will Influence Company Performance Up to 2020 and Thereafter
Presenter:
3:35-4:15 High Potentials Panel
Views from the Fast Track: How High Potential Men and Women Position Themselves for Leadership Roles—and How to Move the Needle
Moderator:

Panelists:
Tove Bångstad, Head of Nordics, Amundi Asset Management
Eva Fredriksson, K.I. Nordic Manager/Senior Nordic Brand Manager, Omega Pharma
4:15-4:45 Closing Keynote
Topic: TBA
Presenter:
4:45 Conference Wrap-Up
Networking Reception Begins

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