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A Conversation about Race in the Boardroom
July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The sweeping conversation on social justice and systemic racism presents a crucial inflection point for business and its commitment to social responsibility. While the fiduciary responsibilities of the board of directors still hold, the importance of those duties are rapidly shifting.
Join us for a discussion with corporate board directors to understand the role the board plays in addressing systemic racism within the company and influencing the corporate landscape in this moment. Learn about the opportunities for you to be a positive force for change in developing an organizational plan to fight systemic racism and achieve social justice.
“As with the pandemic and economic crisis, social upheaval calls for much greater engagement on the part of corporate governance. Indeed, the compelling nature of the national conversation presents a significant opportunity for management and the board to participate as equal partners in reorienting the corporate business model to respond to social justice issues highlighted by recent civil turmoil.” – Forbes 6/19/20
Erin Essenmacher – Independent Director, EILEEN FISHER; Board Member, Docs In Progress; (recent former) President & Chief Strategy Officer, National Association of Corporate Directors
Lisa Bougie – Independent Director, Board Of Directors, Tech Committee Chair, EILEEN FISHER; Independent Director, Board of Directors, Cora; Advisor to Waldo Contacts, The Assembly & Goal Five
Evelyn Dilsaver – Independent Board Director, Multiple companies (Tempur-Pedic, Health Equity, Blue Shield of California)
Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado – Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Macy’s; Board Director, Umpqua Bank
Mary Stutts – Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, Sumitovant Biopharma, Inc.; Independent Board Director, Multiple companies