News & Insight
November 2014

Moving Toward Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

Join the 2020 Women on Boards/New York Chapter to discuss this year's strategic question:

"What will it take for the U.S. to become a global leader in the advancement of women to company boards?"

2020 Women On Boards is a national campaign dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on US corporate boards to 20% or greater by 2020. The campaign redefines successful corporate governance, gender diversity standards, and creates a cultural imperative for corporate action.

Each year 2020 Women on Boards organizes a Conversation to advance the discussion on how to achieve better female representation in corporate boardrooms. Events occur across the United States, as well as in other countries.

The conversation this year also coincides with the:

  • New York City Pension Funds Filing of 75 Proxy Access Shareowner Proposals to Kick Off the Boardroom Accountability Project just last week
  • Upcoming 20-year commemoration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), which focuses, in part, on the importance of having women in the highest possible level of economic decision-making and leadership. In recognition of the BPfA, the New York National Conversation will include an international focus on female representation in the boardroom

We hope you can be part of the dialogue and work, and look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

- Christiane Neumayer, Chair, NYC 2020 Steering Committee & WJM Director Account Management


Michael Garland, Assistant Comptroller for Environmental, Social and Governance, New York

City Office of the Comptroller

Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, Catalyst

Nancy J. Karch, Senior Advisor, Centerview Capital Holdings, and Director of Kate Spade &

Company(Chair), MasterCard International, Inc., KimberlyClark Corporation, Genworth Financial

Inc., and Corporate Executive Board Company

Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director

of UN Women


Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters


Lisa Carnoy, Division Executive for North East and Metro New York, U.S. Trust

Thursday, November 20, 2014

5:00–6:00pm Reception

6:00–7:30pm Program

Bank of America Tower

Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street

New York, NY

Reception sponsored by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

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