Achieving Diversity in the Boardroom and C-Suite: Barriers, Biases, and Breakthroughs

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Achieving Diversity in the Boardroom and C-Suite: Barriers, Biases, and Breakthroughs

Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University


Please join the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the California State Controller, CalPERS, and CalSTRS for a one-day conference discussing the latest research and strategies for improving diversity on corporate boards and in the C-suite. The program will include opening remarks from California State Controller Betty T. Yee about the benefits to investors of diverse corporate leadership; a keynote presentation during lunch by Oracle CEO Safra Catz; research presentations on the myth of meritocracy and how leading companies have achieved board diversity; and panels discussing Innovative Strategies for Increasing Diversity of Executive Teams, Changing the Search Process, and The Role of Investors.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the program will close with a networking reception. Space is limited, so please register early.

Registration fee:
$95 through November 18, 2016
$125 after November 18, 2016

Confirmed speakers include:
Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle Corporation
David Chun, CEO and Founder, Equilar, Inc.
Gerri Elliott, Founder, Broadrooms LLC; Advisor, the BoardList; Director, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Whirlpool, Imperva, and Charlotte Russe
Peggy Foran, Chief Governance Officer, SVP, and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.; Director, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Joseph A. Grundfest, Professor, Stanford Law School
Lee Hanson, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles
Celia Huber, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director,Executive Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Kate Mitchell, Co-Founder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners; Chair, Inclusion and Diversity Task Force, National Venture Capital Association
Amanda K. Packel, Deputy Director, Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance; Co-Director, Stanford Directors’ College
Sonya Park, Senior Relationship Manager, State Street Global Advisors
Deborah L. Rhode, Professor, Stanford Law School
Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTRS
Beth Stewart, CEO and Founder, Trewstar Corporate Board Services
Betty T. Yee, California State Controller
S. Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President for Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation


Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance