2014 Conference Agenda


Public Plenary Session Program

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


  • 9:00 – 12:30 PM | MORNING PROGRAM

———Host: Pat Mitchell, Executive Vice Chair, Paley Center for Media

  • Welcome:
    • Susan Ness, Chair, SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom
    • Vali Nasr, Dean, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
    • Roberta Zenn Phillips, Exec. Director, CWB, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Keynote: The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Interviews with CEOs and Board Chairmen
    • Interviewer: Pat Mitchell, Executive Vice Chair, Paley Center for Media
    • Brian Rogers, Chair, T. Rowe Price
    • Sophie Bellon, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Sodexo
    • Christie Hefner, Chair, Canyon Ranch Enterprises
    • Bill McCracken, former Chair & CEO, CA Technologies
    • Irene Dorner, President & CEO, HSBC USA
    • Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO, Frontier Communications
  • Interview with former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and former Secretary of Commerce Barbara Hackman Franklin

———Interviewer: Cathy Minehan, Dean, School of Management, Simmons College

  • Role of Stock Exchanges and Securities Regulators
    • Moderator:  Janice Ellig, former President, Women’s Forum of NY
    • Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO, Australia Stock Exchange (videotape)
    • Jillian Segal, ASX Board of Directors (videotape)
    • Chairman Howard I. Wetston, QC, Ontario Securities Commission
    • Duncan Niederauer, former CEO, NYSE Euronext
  • Keynote: His Excellency João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
  • International Strategies and Progress
    • Moderator:   Susan Vinnicombe, CBE, Simmons College & Cranfield University
    • Her Excellency Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to the United States
    • Denise Wilson, CEO, Davies Review for Women on Boards
    • Jackie Sheppard, Chairman, Emera (Canada)
    • Irene Natividad, CEO, Corporate Women Directors International
  • 12:30 – 1:30 PM | LUNCH
  • 1:30 – 4:00 PM | AFTERNOON PROGRAM

———Host: Susan Ness, Chair, SAIS Global Conference

  • Keynote: The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

———Introduced by: Governor John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  • Role of Institutional Investors
    • Moderator: Paula Dwyer, Bloomberg View
    • Comptroller Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller
    • Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Black Rock
    • Barbara Krumsiek, Chair, President & CEO, Calvert Investments
    • Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTERS
  • Role of Governance/Nominating Committees
    • Moderator: Barbara Johnson, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
    • Angela Braly, Board Member, P&G and Lowes; former Chair & CEO, WellPoint
    • Reatha Clark King, Chair, NACD; ExxonMobil, Wells Fargo, Minnesota Mutual Boards
    • Brande Stellings, Head, Corporate Board Services, Catalyst
    • Debra Perry, Co-Chair, Women’s Economic Empowerment Committee, CED
    • Donna James, Director: L Brands, Marathon Petroleum, Time Warner Cable
    • Janice Ellig, Co-CEO, Chadick Ellig; former President, Women’s Forum of NY
  • Role of Stakeholder Organizations
    • Moderator: Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders
    • Cid Wilson, President, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
    • Pamela Parizek, Co-Chair, DC Chapter, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD)
    • Ron Parker, President, Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
    • Vicki Kramer, President, Thirty Percent Coalition
    • JoAnn Cavallaro, President, ION
    • Candace Johnson, Founder, Global Board Ready Women
  • CLOSING REMARKS | Susan Ness, Chair, SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom


Corporate Partners

2014 Conference Sponsors


Strategic Partners

2014 Conference Strategic Partners Composite


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