2016 Conference

The Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS hosted the

Public Plenary Session

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Kenney Auditorium
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Program

Full Program.

2016 Program Book

The SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom brings together corporate CEOs, board chairs, institutional investors, venture capitalists, stock exchange executives, Congressional and government officials, international experts and the leaders of 23 business organizations to assess the progress being made to accelerate the selection of qualified women and minority directors to serve on publicly traded company boards. We will highlight successful initiatives and benchmark U.S. performance against other countries. McKinsey & Co will present the results of qualitative research on best practices among the top performing companies.

The SAIS Center for Transatlantic is a think tank within the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.

Public Plenary Session Speakers (partial list)
Jenny Abramson, Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact
Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia (invited)
David Chun, CEO & Founder, Equilar
Michelle Edkins, Global Head of Corporate Governance, BlackRock
Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg, Chairman 30% Club
Davida Herzl, CEO & Co-Founder, Aclima
Darrin Hartzler, Global Manager, Corporate Governance, IFC
Sara O’Rourke, McKinsey & Co.
Chair Maureen Jensen, Ontario Securities Commission
Edward Knight, EVP & General Counsel, NASDAQ
William Lauder, Executive Chairman, Estée Lauder Companies
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York
The Honorable James McIntire, Treasurer of the State of Washington
Mary Hartman Morris, Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Ron Parker, President & CEO, Executive Leadership Council
Tom Quaadman, SVP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Rhian Richardson, Board Diversity, AICD
Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Jacqueline Sheppard, QC, Chair, Emera
Truett Tate, CEO – North America, ANZ Bank
NV “Tiger” Tyagarajan, President; CEO, Genpact
James Turley, Former Chairman; CEO, EY
James White, Former Chairman, President; CEO, Jamba Juice
Cid Wilson, President; CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Denise Wilson, CEO Davies Review, UK.

Strategic Partners
30% Club
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
Association of Corporate Counsel
Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Committee for Economic Development (CED)
The Conference Board
Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI)
Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)
Direct Women
Executive Leadership Council (ELC)
Global Board Ready Women
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
PWN Global
Thirty Percent Coalition
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD)
2020 Women on Boards
Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)

Corporate Partners

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