2012 Conference


Third SAIS Global Conference on
Women in the Boardroom

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Johns Hopkins University
Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W,  Washington, DC

The 2012 Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom will bring together corporate executives, government officials and corporate stakeholders worldwide to focus on initiatives underway around the world to achieve gender balance on corporate boards.  We will talk with the CEOs and board chairs of companies that have championed gender diversity, and hear from international coalitions of business leaders who are working to accelerate progress. Our day-long forum will also feature stakeholders – institutional investors, executive search firms, and corporate governance experts — who are using their financial clout, advisory roles, and regulatory oversight to facilitate change. We will update research on the impact of gender diversity in the boardroom and corporate leadership.

Keynote:  Commissioner Elisse B. Walter, Securities & Exchange Commission

Among the board chairs and CEOs participating in the 2012 SAIS Conference:  Stephen Fitzgerald, retired chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs – Australia; Joseph Keefe, President & CEO, PAX World Investments;  Barbara Krumsiek, Chair & CEO, Calvert Investments, Inc.; Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather; Bill McCracken, CEO, CA Technologies;  Shireen Muhiudeen, Managing Director, Corston-Smith Asset Management, Malaysia; Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO, MGM Resorts International; and Jane Shaw, retired Chairman, Intel Corp. To review the list of speakers at the 2012 Global Conference please click here.

Three international associations of corporate CEOs and board chairs — CEO Champions (global); 30% Club (UK board chairs); and the Male Champions of Change (Australia) — have joined the SAIS conference as Strategic Partners.

Please click here for the program of the 2012 Conference.

The SAIS Global Conference is open to the public and there is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Please click here to register for the conference.

Strategic Partners

30% Club
The Association of Executive Search Consultants
Center for Women in Business – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
CEO Champions
Committee for Economic Development
The Conference Board
Corporate Board Member
Corporate Women Directors International
Council of Women World Leaders
European Professional Women’s Network
The Executive Leadership Council
Male Champions of Change
Thirty Percent Coalition
WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD)
Women Presidents’ Organization


Corporate Partners