The National Conversation on Board Diversity: 11/15/18

On November 15, 2018 in cities across the U.S. and throughout the world, C-Suite and senior executives will discuss:

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Event Cities:


AUSTIN, TX

The Austin Club

Hosted by: Co-chairs, Janice Jenkins & Sara Faivre.


BOSTON, MA

Bentley University | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bentley University - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Boston Campaign Committee; Bentley University Center for Women and Business.

Simmons College

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Boston

Sponsors: Dell. 2U. Women in Pensions Network. 

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Boston Campaign Committee; SimmonsLEADS.


CHARLOTTE, NC

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Carolinas

Carmel Country Club | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Remarks: Stephanie Sonnabend - Co-Founder2020 Women on Boards.

Panel Discussion: Doug Lebde - CEOLending TreeMary Winston - Corporate Board DirectorBrie Williams - Vice President, State Street Global; Head of Practice Management, Global BusinessDoug Williams - CEO, Domtar.

Opening Remarks: Domtar. NACD Carolinas Chapter. Ernst & Young. Bank of America. Novant Health. Atrium Health. 

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Charlotte Campaign Committee


CHICAGO, IL

Eventbrite - The 7th National Conversation on Board Diversity - Chicago Sponsors

The Mid America Club | 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Keynote PanelistsKapila Kapur Anand - Director, Omega Healthcare Investors, Extended Stay America, and ESH HospitalityAdela Cepeda - Director, BMO Financial, The UBS Funds, and Mercer Funds.

CEO IntroductionRodrigo Garcia - Chief Investment Officer, Illinois State Treasury.

Table Breakout SessionDany St-Pierre - Board Member, Boralex, IncVenita Fields - Board Member, Lifespace Communities, Derry Enterprises, and VSA Partners.

Sponsors: Abbott. Accenture. Allstate. Associated Bank. William Blair. CME Group. Deloitte. First Bank of Highland Park. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Legg Mason. McDonald's. Skadden.

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Chicago Campaign Committee


SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Connecticut

Sacred Heart University | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keynote SpeakerJuanita James - President and CEO, Fairfield County Community Foundation.

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Connecticut Campaign Committee


DALLAS, TX 

Eventbrite - 2020 Women on Boards - 2018 Dallas

The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Creek | 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Dallas Campaign Committee


DETROIT, MI

Hosted by: Inforum


LOS ANGELES, CA  **Event on November 14**

Eventbrite - 2020 Women on Boards - 2018 Los Angeles/Orange County Luncheon

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion | 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Speakers: Xavier Gutierrez - Managing Director, Clearlake Capital Group; Board Member: Commercial Bank of California, NCAL Bancorp. Diana Ingram - Consulting Director, Oracle Consulting; Board Member: Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. Patti Wagner - CEO, Southern California Gas Company; Board Member: Apogee Enterprises, Inc. Wendy Webb - CEO, Kestrel Advisors; Board Member: ABM Industries, Wynn Resorts, 9 Spokes.

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/LA Host Committee


MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

Signature Grand

Hosted by: Women Executive Leadership (WEL) South Florida


NASHVILLE, TN **Event on November 14**

Nashville Airport Marriott | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Nashville

Keynote SpeakerJan Babiak – Independent Board MemberWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc, Bank of Montreal, Euromoney Institutional Investors, GHD Group, GlobalLogic.

Hosted by: Cable.


NEW YORK, NY

New York Institute of Technology | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - NY

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/New York Campaign Committee


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business | Nov. 14 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meinders School of Business | Nov. 15 | 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Oklahoma

Welcome RemarksLinda Cavanaugh – Retired Newscaster, KFOR-TV.

Keynote SpeakerClifford Hudson – Chairman and CEO, Sonic Corp.

Fireside ChatMindy Meads – Former CEO, Victoria's Secret, Land's End, and Aeropostale.

Fireside Chat ModeratorDonna Miller – CEO and Co-Founder, Purse Power.

Executive PresenceFrancine Sears – CEO, Women in Business.

PanelMonica SmileyPublisher & CEO, Enterprising Women Magazine. Claudia San Pedro - President and Director, Sonic Corp. Avilla Williams - President, INTEGRIS Health Edmond.

Panel ModeratorDeemah Ramadan – CEO, DBG Construction.

Recognition and Meeting CloseKitti Asberry – Executive Director, Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. Robyn Elliott – Secretary of Communications and Community Development, Chickasaw Nation.

Luncheon WorkshopMiriam Grobman – Founder and CEO, Mirian Grobman Consulting.

SponsorThe Chickasaw Nation.

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Oklahoma City Campaign Committee


PHOENIX, AZ 

Phoenix - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity

Biltmore Hotel | 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Munro – PrincipalBridge West, LLC.  

Presenting Sponsors: Bank 34. NB|AZ. Pay Your Family First. Duffy Group. Salt River Project.

Gold Sponsors: Republic Services.  

Silver Sponsors: Arizone State University. A&M. Cancer Treatment Centers of America. CoNecs. Freeport-McMoran. Mindful Planet. Quarles & Brady LLP. Sonora Quest Laboratories. Women's Business Enterprise Council. Avnet. Banner University Health Plans. Carvana. Chas Roberts. Elontec. Copper Point. Metro's Other Woman. Poore & Associates. Snell & Wilmer. US Bank. Weis Associates. Women Presidents' Organization. 

Hosted by: Chair, Sharon Lechter. Vice Chair, Deborah Bateman. Vice Chair, Elaine Ralls. Vice Chair, Kathleen Duffy-Ybarra. Vice Chair, Carrie Young.


PITTSBURGH, PA

Pittsburgh - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity

Westin Downtown | 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Fireside ChatDavid J. Malone - President and CEO, Gateway Financial; Director, FNB Corporation and Highmark Health/Highmark Inc. Carrie Coghill - President and CEO, Coghill Investment Strategies.

Board Diversity Ambassador AwardNishan Vartanian - President and CEO, MSA Safety.

ModeratorDr. Chris Howard -  President, Robert Morris University.

PanelistsDiane Pearse - President and CEO, Hickory Farms, LLC; Member, MSA Safety Board of Directors. Christy Uffelman - President, Align Leadership; Member, Eat’n Park Board of Directors. Lara Washington -  President, Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corp; Member, EQT Midstream Partners LP.

Gold Sponsors: Align Leadership. Coghill Investment Strategies, LLC. Huntley & Huntley. KPMG.

Platinum Sponsors: Allegheny Conference. Aon Empower Results. Ernst & Young. FedEx Ground. Koppers. MSA. 

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Pittsburgh Campaign Committee


SACRAMENTO, CA


SAN DIEGO, CA

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - San Diego

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/San Diego Campaign Committee


SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - San Diego

The Fairmont Hotel | 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/San Francisco Campaign Committee


SEATTLE, WA

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Seattle

Columbia Tower Club | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Hosted by: Chair, Joanna Lohkamp.


TAMPA BAY, FL

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Tampa Bay

Boat House at the Tampa River | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ModeratorStacie Schaible - News Anchor, WFLA-TV.

SpeakersBob Dutkowsky - Executive Chairman, Tech Data Corporation. Eileen Kamerick - Corporate Director, Multiple Public Boards. Gail Lione - Corporate Director, Former General Counsel of Harley Davidson. 

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Tampa Campaign Committee; Women Executive Leadership (WEL); CO-chairs: Kathy Barlow, Penny Parks & Katherine Young.


WASHINGTON, DC

The Hamilton | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Eventbrite - 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity - DC

PanelistsLeslie Ireland - Board MemberCitigroup, IncLeslie Thornton - SVP and General CounselWGL Holdings, IncLinda Rabbitt -  rand* construction.

Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/DC Campaign Committee