2012 Conference Agenda

 

 

SAIS GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM

PUBLIC FORUM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

 

Center for Transatlantic Relations
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
KENNEY AUDITORIUM
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

(as of September 9, 2012)

 

8:15 – 9:00      Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome                   

Susan Ness, Chair, SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

9:10 – 9:30      Elisse B. Walter, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

9:30 – 10:45    Mandates, Market, or Mixture: Global Insights

Experts from the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Italy and EU update us on how quotas, governance codes, and peer pressure are achieving results

Moderator: Kay Koplovitz, Chairman Fifth & Pacific Companies, LLC; Founder of USA Network.

Irene Natividad, CEO Corporate Women Directors International – global overview

Candace Johnson, Founder, European Business Schools Task Force; tech entrepreneur

Professor Susan Vinnicombe, Cranfield School of Management; Member, Lord Davies Task Force – UK

Alessia Mosca, Member Italian Parliament and author of Italian quota law – Italy

Shireen Muhiudeen, Managing Director, Corston-Smith Asset Management, Malaysia – Malaysia and South East Asia

Jillian Segal, Director, Australian Stock Exchange Limited and National Australian Bank – Australia

 

10:45 – 11:20     Global Alliances of Corporate Leaders: Are they having an impact?

The founders of three international alliances of CEOs and board chairs speak out about the impact of these organizations on changing attitudes      

Interviewer: Susan Goldberg, Bloomberg News Executive Editor

Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, Ernst&Young, for CEO Champions

Hon. Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australia for Male Champions of Change

Baroness Mary Goudie, Co-Founder, 30% Club

 

11:20 – 11:40 Down Under On Top – Australia’s Winning Formula: Conversation with Stephen Fitzgerald, Future Fund ‘Board of Guardians’; Chairman (retired), Goldman Sachs – Australia

Interviewer: Indira Lakshmanan, Foreign Correspondent, Bloomberg News

 

11:40 – 12:30      Are we at a Tipping Point in the U.S? 

CEOs and board chairmen discuss how to accelerate progress in the USA 

Interviewer: Moira Forbes, Publisher, ForbesWoman

Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO, MGM Resorts International

Jane Shaw, Chairman (retired), Intel Corporation

Michael Montelongo, Senior Vice President & CAO, Sodexo

Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather

 

12:30 – 1:15    LUNCH (informal – sandwiches and salads provided)


1:15 – 2:00      Priming the Pump – Pipeline Solutions

Moderator:   Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition

Janice Ellig, Co-CEO, Chadick Ellig, former president, Women’s Forum of New York

TK Kerstetter, President Corporate Board Member, NYSE Moving the Needle

Ron Parker, Interim President & CEO, Executive Leadership Council


2:00 – 2:55: Power of Persuasion – Delivering on the Business Case for Gender Diversity

Moderator:  Linda Tarr-Whelan, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow; author

Ilene Lang, CEO, Catalyst

Peter Felix, CBE, CEO, The Association of Executive Search Consultants

Michael Petro, CEO, Committee for Economic Development

David Chavern, EVP & COO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Susan Stautberg, Co-Founder, WomenCorporateDirectors

 

2:55 – 4:10:    Holding Their Feet to the Fire – Stakeholder Pressure and Corporate Governance Tools  

Moderator: John Waggoner, Reporter and Columnist, USA Today’s Money Section

Joseph Keefe,  President & CEO, Pax World Investments

Tara Giunta, Partner, Paul Hastings

Julie Daum, Co-Leader, North American Board & CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart

Hon. Nancy Kopp, Treasurer, State of Maryland

Donna Dabney, Executive Director, Corporate Governance Center, The Conference Board

Barbara Krumsiek, Chair & CEO, Calvert Investments, Inc.

Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTERS

 

4:10 – 4:15  Wrap Up                        

 Susan Ness, Chair, SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom