Recap of March 2021: Women’s History Month Events

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March 1, 2021

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Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our 2021 Women’s History Month campaigns and events! Please find the recordings of each event below:

Women Leadership: Why are Women Leaders So Successful in These Turbulent Times?

The Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership of the ATHENA Leadership Model

March 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Description: Learn how you can lead with even more impact using the ATHENA Leadership Model

Speakers: Andrea Conner, Principal Stevenson-Conner Global; Ann Playter, AI President; and Martha Mertz, AI founder and creator of the Athena Leadership Model.

Moderator: Linda Peek Schacht

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here!


Diverse Leadership: Increasing Representation in the Staffing Industry 

March 5, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Description: Edie Fraser joins Staffing council co-chairs Kip Wright and Barb Bruno to share insight on our progress within this key business sector.

Speakers: Barb Bruno, Good as Gold Training; Edie Fraser, CEO WBC; Kip Wright, Genuent

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here!


STEM Leaders Challenge Convention in Collaboration with MWM

March 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Description: Hear from a cross-sector of leaders on how we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, and choose to challenge convention.

The emcee for this virtual event is Sheila Boyington, the President/CEO of Thinking Media/Learning Blade; National States Chair for Million Women Mentors; and an Advisory Council Co-Chair for Women Business Collaborative.

Speakers: Jo Webber, Founder and CEO Pod President, STEMconnector; Edie Fraser, CEO Women Business Collaborative

Mini-keynote speeches on the “Importance of Women in STEM for Leadership Roles” will be provided by: Cliona Murphy – Vice-President, Global Quality Assurance, PepsiCo; Dr. Mary Croughan – Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Davis; and Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter – Member Board of Directors at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S Denmark, Member Board of Directors at Royal Unibrew A/S Denmark.

A panel discussion will be moderated by Lakshmi Eleswarpu, CIO and Advisory Board Member of WBC, on the topic of “How Mentoring or Having a Mentor Impacts Careers.” Panelists included: Gabriel Gonzalez – Deputy Director, Intel Foundation; Dr. Maria Velissariou – Global Vice President Corporate R&D and Chief Science Officer at Mars, Incorporated; and Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson – Principal Scientist and Senior Manager of Scientific Communications, Procter & Gamble.

The Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, Dr. Bethany Hall-Long, will provide the Call to Action to advance
women and girls in STEM.

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here!


Raise Your Glass for Equality Virtual Toast, Women of the Vine & Spirits 

March 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST

Description: Join us as we raise our glass for gender equity. The event will be Emceed by New York Times best-selling Author & Speaker, Lee Woodruff.

Find more information and future events from WOTVS here


WBC Executive Roundtable Session: Women on Boards 

March 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Description: Join us to review the latest data from the C200 network of women on Boards and discuss the current state of women on boards. Co-hosted with C200.

Panelists: Ana Dutra, President, Mandala Global Advisors / WBC Board Member; Lori Marcus, Corporate Board Director and founder, Courtyard Connections, LLC; Pam Craig, Corporate Board Director and Former CFO; Susan Skerritt, Board Member and Strategic Advisor, Independent Director, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.

Moderators: Kimber Maderazzo, Chair, C200

Missed the live event? Find the recording here!


REGISTER: Executive Roundtable Series Session: CEOs and the Data Speak —D, E, & I in the Investment Management Industry

March 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST

Description: WBC, the Investment Adviser Association, and Morningstar are pleased to co-host an Executive Roundtable to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the investment management industry in honor of Women’s History Month.  The investment management industry must address the issues that have resulted in its well documented lack of diversity and make meaningful progress. The industry leaders on this panel will discuss the latest data on women in the industry and the path forward to accelerate change.

CEO panelists: Jennifer M.  Johnson, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton; Michelle Seitz, Chairman & CEO, Russell Investments and Yie-Hsin Hung, CEO, New York Life Investment Management; Data panelists: Laura P. Lutton, Head, Asset Management Solutions, Morningstar, Inc. and Sarah Maynard, Global Head, External Inclusion & Diversity Strategies and Programs, CFA Institute.

Moderators: Alex Jung, Board Director, Investor and Strategic Advisor & Karen Barr, President and CEO, Investment Adviser Association.

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here!


WBC x IBM: Voices of Diverse Women Weaving a Movement for the Future

March 23, 8:00-9:00 a.m. EST

Description: Join us for a global conversation on how to weave a diverse movement for gender equity. We will discuss how all diverse women and men can work together to build equitable pathways, truly engage, and work together to promote women’s leadership. Sponsored by IBM

Speakers:  Ana Dutra, Global Board Director and CEO, Mandala Global Advisors; Andrea Stevenson Conner, Principal Stevenson-Conner Global Strategies; Anna Mok, President & Chairman of the Board, Ascend Leadership Asia Pacific Leader, Deloitte;Carla Grant Pickens, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, IBM; Shannon Loutitt, CEO & Co-Founder International Indigenous Speakers Bureau

Moderator: Gwen Young, COO, WBC

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here!


WBC Diversity Roundtable: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Allies Making an Impact on Diverse Talent

March 31, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Description: We have convened a group of Allies with extensive experience in driving DEI in large corporations.  These men are making an impact. We will explore what is and is not working well for women in the workplace and hear first-hand from these leaders how to effect and accelerate change.

Speakers:  Rolddy Leyva, Managing Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging,- Capital One; Ben Hasan, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer – Walmart Inc; and Chris Michel, former Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Americas – Bloomberg LP

Moderator: Gerri Mason Hall, Vice President Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging – NetApp

Missed the live event? Watch the recording here!

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