Advancing Gender Parity - A Leadership Imperative Conference


Source: The Conference Board
Published: 2018-02-27
Summary: The Conference Board Women Leadership Conference, May 1-2 at the New York Marriott Marquis.


Senior executives from leading companies will discuss strategies to advance gender parity at The Conference Board Women Leadership Conference, May 1-2 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Participating companies include MetLife, Bristol-Myers Squibb, UPS, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hasbro, Thomson Reuters, Boeing, MGM Resorts, Pfizer, Claire's, Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson and others.

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org

"On gender parity, change is imperative - and inevitable. For those organizations at the forefront of change, the benefits in talent, engagement, reputation, innovation and consumer insights are significant," said LaTonia Pouncey, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at L3 Technologies, and Conference Program Director. "This conference will feature case studies, tools and strategies to help managers take action, and advance systemic change throughout their organizations."

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Lines, will deliver the opening keynote address on Wednesday, May 2. The travel industry - like many others - is one that has been dominated by women in the lower ranks, and by men in leadership positions. She will discuss initiatives she created to propel more women into leadership roles, during her journey from travel agent to president of the world's largest cruise line.

Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, will deliver the closing keynote on May 2 on "New Leaders, New Leadership," featuring a call to action to develop and advance new women leaders.

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