Times Up: How to achieve gender diversity in the boardroom
Please join alumni from Columbia Business School and Stanford University for a lively panel discussion with highly regarded industry leaders on gender diversity in the boardroom followed by networking drinks. Our guest speakers will be sharing their experience on life in the boardroom as well as talking about the challenges, benefits and opportunities that exist to bring more women to the top.
Key Note Address from Nancy McKinstry ’84 - CEO and Chairman of the Board for Wolters Kluwer, number 15 on Fortune’s Global 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
Nancy McKinstry is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer since September 1, 2003, and Member of the Executive Board since June 1, 2001. In her current role, Nancy McKinstry lead the transformation of Wolters Kluwer to a digital company providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Before assuming her present position in 2003, Ms. McKinstry gained more than a decade of experience at Wolters Kluwer and its operating companies in North America.
Avril Martindale, Member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Avril is a partner at global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she has held various leadership roles, including sitting on its global practice management committee for many years. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, and co-chairs its professional service firms’ workstream. She has appeared in the Timewise UK Power Part Time Top 50 List. She led a team which won the FT’s Legal Innovation in Corporate Law Award and was selected by American Lawyer Magazine as its “Dealmaker of the Week”. She sits on the Commercial Board of the Royal Horticultural Society and on the Advisory Board of the charity Art UK. She is also a teacher coach with the charity Teach First. Avril lives in London with her husband and daughters, aged 13 and 15.
Avid Larizadeh* ’01 - Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist, sole female partner at Google Ventures, World Economic Forum 2017 Young Global Leader (TBC)
Susan Liautaud (Stanford BA/MA; Columbia JD) - Founder, Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited; Founder, The Ethics Incumbator.
Susan serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including: Care International; London School of Economics; American Hospital in Paris; French Foreign Trade Advisers (UK); Medecins Sans Frontiers; and others.
Diane Steward, co-founder of the Stanford Women’s Network UK, Principal at DLS International Legal, Stanford alum
Where & When
6:00pm Registration, 6:30 Panel Discussion, 7:30 Q&A, 20:00 Networking, Finish 9:00pm
The Sofitel St James
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, SW1Y 4AN
Kindly organized by Sophia Damianou '08, Vanessa Scarbonchi '08