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The National Conversation on Board Diversity
On November 17, 2016 in cities across the U.S. and throughout the world, C-Suite and senior executives discussed:
Creating Change Through Collective and Individual Action:
How Can We Harness Investor Influence, Legislation, Targeted Publicity, and Other Means to Accelerate Progress for Women on Boards?
Bentley University: Executive Dining Room
Special Guests: Clay Deutsch, CEO and President, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.; Grace Fey, CFA, President, Grace Fey Advisors; Gloria Larson, President, Bentley University; Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox Chief Technology Officer and President, Xerox Innovation Group; Micho Spring, Chair Global Corporate Practice/President New England, Weber Shandwick.
Corporate Sponsors: John Hancock; PwC
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Boston Campaign Committee, and the Bentley University Center for Women in Business.
Simmons College: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
Special Guests: Carrie Blair, EVP, Chief HR and Communications Officer, Sun Life Financial; Carol Fulp, President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc.; Walter M. Pressey, Vice Chairman & President (Ret.), Boston Private Financial Holdings; Lynda Connolly, Chief of Staff, Simmons College and Director of the Simmons College Pre-Law Program; Malli Gero, Co-founder and President, 2020 Women on Boards.
Diamond Sponsor: EMC Corporation
Corporate Sponsors: MFS Investment Management; RSM Global
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Boston Campaign Committee and SimmonsLEADS. Co-chairs: Ellen Keiley, President, EMK Consulting Group, LLC and Nancy Leeser, Director Corporate Relations & Business Development, SimmonsLEADS.
CHARLOTTE, NC: Mint Museum Uptown
Special Guests: Jan Heppe, Former President: Burberry Americas, Board Director: Mood Media; Jewell Hoover, Board Director: AARP; Fifth Third Bancorp. Linda Baker Keene, Former Fortune 500 Independent Director: Visa USA; Scholastic, Inc.; Huffy Corporation. Minor Shaw, Board Director: Piedmont Natural Gas; BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Event MC: Christine Sperow, Anchor, WBTV News This Morning and WBTV News at Noon
Corporate Sponsors: Dixon Hughes Goodman
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Charlotte Campaign Committee, Chair: Jennifer Winstel, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
CHICAGO, IL: Deloitte
Welcome & Introductions: Cindy Burrell, 2020 Women on Boards/Chicago Committee Chair
Host Speaker: Carl Allegretti, Chicago Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP and Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Tax LLP
Eileen Kamerick, Board Director: Associated Banc-Corp; Hochschild Mining (LSE); Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds
Sheila Talton, CEO of Gray Matter Analytics and Board Director, Deere & Company; Wintrust Financial Corporation; OGE Energy Corp
Moderator: Pam McElvane, Founder & CEO of Diversity MBA/A P&L Group.
Platinum Sponsor: Deloitte
Gold Sponsor: The Metropolitan Club
Silver Sponsors: Associated Bank, First Bank of Highland Park, Legg Mason Global Asset Management, US Bank
Bronze Sponsors: The HQ Companies; Challis Lowe; Shanita Speaks, The Governance Partners LLC, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Dennis Chookaszian, Dr. Charles Moses
Media Sponsor: Diversity MBA/A P&L Group
COLUMBUS, OH: Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center
Welcome: Dr. Kathy Krendl, President, Otterbein University
Data Overview: Julie Graber, CEO, GenderEQA
Special Guests: Eleanor Bloxham, President and CEO, The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance; Steven Davis, Chairman, CEO & Board Director; Kathleen Ransier, Esq., Board Director: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated; Susan Tomasky, Former Senior Executive, American Electric Power.
Moderator: Chasity Kuttrus, Partner and Executive Coach, Executive Elements
Sponsored by: GBQ
Hosted by: Otterbein University
DALLAS, TX: AT&T Performing Arts Center - Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Welcome and Introductions: John Ward, Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture; Shelly Swanback, Group Operating Officer, Accenture Digital
Keynote Speaker: Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President & CEO, The Dallas Women's Foundation.
Panelists: Melisa Denis, Partner, National Tax Industry Leader - Food, Drink and Consumer Products, Global Mobility Services (GMS),KPMG LLP; Valerie Freeman, founder and CEO Imprimis Group; Renee Hornbaker, Chief Financial Officer at Stream Energy; Karyl Innis, Chief Executive Officer at the Innis Group - Author, Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach; Sharon Stufflebeme, Vice President at Pariveda Solutions
Hosted and Sponsored by: Accenture
Media Partner: DMN Media
DETROIT, MI: Michigan First Credit Union, Lathrup Village
Special Guest: Nancy Gioia, Director: Elexon Corp. and Brady Corp; Former Executive, Global Connectivity, Electrical and User Experience Strategy and Planning, Ford Motor Co.
Hosted by: Inforum
LOS ANGELES, CA: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center
Special Guest: Debra L. Reed, Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy.
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/LA Host Committee, Co-chairs: Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, President, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search; Renee Fraser, Ph.D, CEO, Fraser Communications
Corporate Sponsors: Pillsbury; UCLA Anderson School of Management; Spencer Stuart; Lexus; Bank of America; Sempra Energy; SoCal Gas.
LOUISVILLE, KY: KentuckyOne Health
Special Guest: Vickie Buyniski Gluckman, Founder & Retired CEO, United Medical Resources, Inc.
Sponsored by: KentuckyOne Health
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Louisville Campaign Committee
MADRID, SPAIN: Universidad Europea de Madrid, Campus Alcobendas
Welcome: José María Palomares, Director of Communication, Universidad Europea
Introductions: Marta Pérez Dorao, Director, FECE and Sponsor, Fundación IBWomen
Keynote Speaker: Mirian Izquierdo, President, Fundación IBWomen
Round Table Moderators: María Jesús Alonso, Sponsor, Fundación IBWomen; Gema Esteban, Knowledge Network Director (Telefónica Group Corporate Strategy); Carlos Astiz, Director, Editoriales de Publicaciones Periódicas (AEEPP); Ignacio Quintana, Partner, Unomasdos
Round Table Speakers: José Manuel de la Riva, President, Ametic; Almudena Rodríguez Tarodo, Expert on Employer Branding and Professor, Universidad Europea; Emma Fernández, Consultant, Ezentis and Axway; Almudena Trigo Lorenzo, Partner, BeAble Capital; Jose Luis Sáinz, Consultant, Grupo Prisa; Andrés Rodríguez, President, Spain Media and Director, "El español"; Lourdes Lancho, Assistant Director, "A Vivir Que Son Dos Días"; Matilde Pelegrí, Director, SENDA Group and Premio Empresaria del Año 2015
Closing Remarks: Maria Luisa Poncela, President, Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI); Marta Muñiz, Dean, Social Sciences and Communication, Universidad Europea
Hosted By: La Fundación IBWomen and la Universidad Europea de Madrid
MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: Signature Grand
Special Guests: Wendy Beck, CFO, Norwegian Cruise Line; Anita Britt, CFO, Perry Ellis; Karen Gilmore, VP and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Miami Branch; Laurie Levine, VP of Business and Finance, Lynn University; Pat McKay, Partner and Managing Director, Templeton & Company.
Moderator: Nerissa Morris, VP of Human Resources, University of Miami.
Hosted by: WEL (Women Executive Leadership) South Florida
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN: St. Catherine University
Special Guests: Amity Millhiser, Chief Clients Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Senator Patricia Torres Ray, Minnesota State Senate District 63; Dale Kurschner, Editor in Chief, Twin Cities Business Magazine.
Hosted by: St. Catherine University
NEW YORK, NY: 10 Hudson Yards
Introductory Remarks: New York Campaign Committee Co-Chairs, Theano Lianidou and Grace Protos; Angela Guy, CDO, L'Oreal
Special Guests: Katrina Adams, Chair of the Board, CEO and President, United States Tennis Association; Nancy Cooper, Board Director, on the boards of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Mosaic Company, Brunswick Corporation, Teradata Corporation; Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney, Congresswoman; Tim Smith, Director of ESG Shareholder Engagement, Walden Asset Management
Moderator: Bobbie Rebell, Chief U.S. Correspondent for Reuters Business Video
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/New York Campaign Committee, Co-chairs: Theano Lianidou and Grace Protos.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: Oklahoma City University - Meinders School of Business
Emcee: Robyn Elliott, Secretary of Communications and Community Development, The Chickasaw Nation
Keynote: J. Mike Stice, Dean, College of Earth and Energy, University of Oklahoma, and Director, US Silica and SandRidge Energy
Table Talk with CEOs and Directors: Linda Haneborg, Principal, Linda Haneborg and Associates
Board Member Roles and Responsibilities: Jacque Fiegel, Chairman/Central Oklahoma Market, Prosperity Bank
Director Panel: Martha Burger, Co-Founder, Amethyst Investments; Nancye Green, Board Member, Hallmark; Jeffrey Hyler, Partner, Spencer Stuart; Mary Ricciardello, Board Member, Devon Energy.
Acknowledgements and Meeting Close: Donna Miller, Oklahoma Chapter Chair, Women Presidents' Organization; Debbie Fleming, Adjunct Professor of Finance, Meinders School of Business.
Sponsored by: Chickasaw Nation, Cherokee Nation, LSB Industries, Devon Energy, Executive Resource Center, Women Presidents' Organization.
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Oklahoma City Campaign Committee, Chair: Donna Miller, Founder and President, Executive Resource Center.
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE, AZ: First Western Trust, Scottsdale
Moderator: Michelle Applebaum, Director: Northwest Pipe; former Senior Executive: Salomon Brothers
Special Guests: Barb Allen, Director: RLI Corp, former Executive Vice President: Quaker Oats; Katie Pushor, Founder: Inner Capital, Director: Insight Enterprises, Bank of Arizona, Creative Testing Solutions; Susan Shultz, Founder & CEO: The Board Institute, Inc., President: SSA Executive Search International/INAC Global, Author: The Board Book.
Hosted by: Trish Stark, President: First Western Trust, Scottsdale.
PITTSBURGH, PA: Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh
Panel Discussion: Leroy Ball, President & CEO, Koppers Inc.; Randall Dearth, Chairman, President & CEO, Calgon Carbon; Trina Gordon, President & CEO, Boyden World Corporation; Moderator: Dmitri Shiry, Managing Partner, Deloitte.
Development Session: Christy Uffelman, BCC MHCS, Partner, Align Leadership, LLC.
Presenting Sponsors: Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Boyden World Corporation, Deloitte, Koppers Inc.
Event Sponsors: Align Leadership, LLC; Coghill Investment Strategies, LLC; Huntington Bank; University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business; MSA; UPMC Health Plan.
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Pittsburgh Campaign Committee, Chair: Christy Uffelman, BCC MHCS, Partner, Align Leadership, LLC; Event Chair: Kristen Hemmings, Operations & Client Service Manager, Coghill Investment Strategies, LLC.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Special Guests: Eileen Rominger, Partner, CamberView Partners; Jennifer Holmstrom, Talent Partner, Highland Capital Partners; Liz Michaels, Chief of Staff and Director ESG/SRI & Women's Inclusion Project, Aperio Group; Martha Schuman, Vice President, Western Division, Pax World Investments.
Diamond Sponsors: BDO, BlackRock
Gold Table Sponsors: Deloitte, Equilar, Netgear
Bronze Table Sponsors: Bloomberg, BoardWise, CamberView Partners, Evercore Wealth Management, Fifth Era, First Foundation Advisors, Johanne Bouchard, King & Spalding, Lee Hecht Harrison, Morrison & Foerster, Pac-12 Conference, Perkins Coie, Presidio Bank, Provititi/Robert Half, ReedSmith, The Boardlist, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Supporting Organizations: Association for Corporate Growth, San Francisco; Stanford Women on Boards; The Boardlist; WomenCorporateDirectors.
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/San Francisco Host Committee, Chair: Nancy Sheppard, Founder & CEO, Women2Boards.
TAMPA, FL: The Amalie Arena
Special Guests: Robert Kueppers, Partner, Sage Partners; Former Vice Chairman and Deputy CEO, Deloitte LLP. TK Kerstetter, Founder and CEO, Boardroom Resources; Host, "Inside America's Boardrooms". Rhonda Mims, SVP and Chief of Public Affairs, WellCare. Linda Rebrovick, Senior Client Partner, Morgan Samuels; Board Director: Tribridge Financial.
Moderator: Stacie Schaible, News Anchor, WFLA Channel 8
Signature Sponsor: Tribridge
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/Tampa Host Committee and WEL (Women Executive Leadership) Tampa, Chair: Katherine Young, President, Young Search Partners Retained Executive Search, WEL Board of Directors.
WASHINGTON, DC: Maggiano's Little Italy - Chevy Chase
Welcome: Stephanie Sonnabend, Co-Founder and Chair, 2020 Women on Boards.
Special Guests: Phyllis R. Caldwell, Founder & Managing Director, Wroxton Civic Ventures LLC; Board Chair: Ocwen Financial Corporation; Board Director: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd; City First Bank of DC; Low Income Investment Fund. Candace H. Duncan, Retired Managing Partner, KPMG LLC; Board Director: Discover Financial Services; FTD Companies, Inc.; Teleflex Inc. Robert J. Stevens, Retired Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lead Director: Monsanto Company; Board Director: United States Steel Corporation.
Presenting Sponsor: NACD
Gold Sponsors: Tribridge Financial; U2
Bronze Sponsors: American University; Chevy Chase Trust.
Hosted by: 2020 Women on Boards/DC Campaign Committee, Co-chairs: Jill Klein and Stacy Murchison.