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Partner Event: Women Rising to Boards: Many Roads lead to the Board Room

November 22, 2019
7:30 AM EST to 10:30 AM EST
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Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Research studies suggest that companies with diverse Boards have lower volatility, better performance and invest more in research and development.  Diverse Boards also improve career opportunities for their companies’ employees:  more diversity in the Boardroom, more diversity in the C-suite, more diversity throughout the organization. 

Gender diversity is one element in creating a diverse Board.  Join us for an enlightening conversation that will review the latest research findings on women on boards and explain why it is important for women to serve in these positions.  

Our Keynote Speaker is Sheila Penrose, Chairman of JLL, a Fortune 500 public company and a Director of McDonalds, another Fortune 500 public company.  She will share her own journey to the Boardroom and the opportunities focusing diversity.  

Following her Keynote address, Ms. Penrose will join a panel of women Directors to discuss their own experiences getting to the Boardroom, how they are supporting Corporate Board diversity, and the evolving opportunities that are afforded to women at any stage of their careers.

This event is offered through the NOVA Chamber of Commerce.  Please click here for more details. When registering select Washington Womens Leadership Initiative from the Company Dropdown to secure the member rate.