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September 2017

2017 WCD ASPAC Institute

September 27 - September 28
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong,
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
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WCD is holding the 4th ASPAC Institute in Hong Kong on September 27 & 28. The ASPAC region has started to move the needle on increasing gender parity on boards over the past several years, but there is still room to grow. WCD’s ASPAC Institute creates an opportunity to hear from regional corporate, governmental and executive leaders who share thought-provoking ideas that will help members to add to their arsenal of knowledge.

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The Global WINConference—Creating a Thriving Future

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel,
Holbergsgate 30
Oslo, Norway 0166 Sweden
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The WINConference 2017 is a global leadership forum for women and men who want to be part of expanding the new paradigm of leading authentically, integrating feminine values and understanding global interconnectedness.

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October 2017

Global Board Leaders’ Summit

October 1 - October 4
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center,
201 Waterfront Street
Washington Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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NACD’s signature event, convening nearly 2,000 directors for four days of dialogue on the intersection of innovation, technology, and the boardroom—plus interactive workshops and unprecedented networking opportunities.

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Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2017

October 9 - October 11
Mandarin Oriental,
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Fortune MPW started as a list 18 years ago and has evolved into the world’s most extraordinary leadership community, convening the preeminent women in business—along with select leaders in government, philanthropy, education and the arts—for wide-ranging conversations that inspire and deliver practical advice.  The program features one-on- one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and high-level networking.

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Corporate Governance LATAM

October 18 - October 20
Miami, FL United States
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Corporate Governance LATAM will show current and aspiring board members and those who advise them how to apply ethical and operational perspectives for sound decision-making. Participants will come away from this new program with the real skills they need to govern capably.

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Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Including Men in the Gender Conversation

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Capital Group,
40 Grosvenor Place
London, SW1X 7GG United Kingdom
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Diversity is everyone's issue. Men still dominate leadership and are keen to develop skills to become more inclusive. When companies focus on having the very best talent - and a gender balanced workforce - it is good for everyone. It is broadly accepted that inclusion drives business results, yet many companies have struggled to make significant progress toward creating inclusive workplaces and closing the gender gap. Female participants are asked to bring a male colleague.

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2017 WCD EMEA Institute

October 24 - October 25
KPMG Madrid Office,
Paseo de la Castellana 259C Spain
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WCD is delighted to invite you to the 2017 EMEA Institute taking place in Madrid. WCD’s EMEA Institute will bring together women directors from across Europe, Middle East and Africa for a dynamic program featuring keynotes, panels, roundtable discussion groups, and synergistic engagement in a community of trust that brings a diversity of perspectives together. The institute will also feature a private tour and dinner at the Prado Museum. VIEW AGENDA

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19th Global Women in Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum

October 25 - October 26
The Ritz – Carlton,
Gate Village, DIFC, off Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, 482032 United Arab Emirates
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Catalyst is a strategic association partner of the 19th Global Women In Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum that brings together 500 global male and female business leaders, policy makers, young female professionals, and entrepreneurs. This year they gather to dissect the challenge of diversity, share experiences, and produce actionable strategies to drive women’s economic empowerment.

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November 2017

FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange)

November 1 - November 2
The Metropolitan Club,
One East 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10022 United States
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ODX® continues to be the gold standard for director education. Completely off-the-record, the annual New York meeting is limited to sitting public company directors who will gather to discuss critical boardroom concerns.

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Women’s Director Development Program

November 1 - November 3
Northwestern University: Evanston Campus,
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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With a rigorous, research-based curriculum, this corporate director development program teaches the skills senior women executives need to serve successfully as board members and offers practical guidance for landing a seat at the table. Designed and powered by the Kellogg Center for Executive Women, the program serves as both a boot camp and gateway for women who aspire to serve on boards and those looking to expand their range of directorship opportunities.

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Five “Must Know” Aspects of the Compensation Committee Process

Just What is the Corporate Director’s Job? A Proxy Advisor Perspective

The IRRCi Shares Investor Views on Refreshment, Strategy & More

The Rise of New Board Committees & the Role of Committee Chairs

Is Artificial Intelligence on Your Board’s Agenda?

A Next Gen Perspective to Guiding Change in Today’s Boardrooms

Next Gen Board Leaders: A New Community & Platform for Young Directors

How Boards Can Better Communicate Executive Compensation to Investors

When Board Leadership Should Step Up and Lead

The Steps Your Board Must Take When Overseeing Cyber Risk

Fraud Investigations & the SEC: What to Do and What to Know

Best Practices for Restructuring Your Incentive Pay Plan

Will “Tone at the Bottom” Impact Your Shareholder Value?

Is Your Board Prepared for the Rise in ESG Activism?

Sarbanes-Oxley: The Impact 15 Years Later

Board Portals: What’s Next as Boards Go Digital?

Should Boards Reconsider the Benefits of Stock Options?

The Board’s Role Before, During & After an Acquisition

Bloomberg News Describes What It’s Like to Cover Today’s Boardrooms

Research Reveals Weaknesses in Board Evaluations & Composition

How Your Board Can Influence Risk Related to Company Culture

The Dynamic Roles of Today’s Board Chairman

The Pros, Cons, and Controversies of Poison Pills

Compensation Committee Best Practices: Pay Increases & Goal-Setting

Is Your Company Prepared for the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

How Boards Can Avoid a Disruptive Shareholder Activist

Challenges of the GC & Corporate Secretary: Recognizing Red Flags

Why Board Evaluations Must Be a Primary Focus in 2017

A Look Back at 2016’s Impactful Episodes & Insights

What Boards Can Expect From the Trump Administration

Highlights: Investors Board Performance Review

The Top 10 Episodes of 2016

Should Corporate Boards Operate More Like Private Equity?

What Boards Should Have Learned In 2016

The Art & Science of Board Composition

Roadmap to Success: Tips from a CEO Search Committee Chair

Is Your Proxy an Effective Board Communication Tool?

Board Leadership Lessons from a Long-Time CEO

Three Skill Sets Critical to Today’s Board Committee Chairs

Selecting Your Next Qualified Diverse Board Candidate

PwC’s 2016 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Former SEC Commissioner Evaluates the Board Governance Landscape

Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles: What Happens Now?

Important Tips for Getting Board Succession Right

Why Lead Directors Must Establish a Culture of Transparency

Boards Should Be Asking About Third-Party Risk

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

A Roadmap to Compensation Chair Succession & Transition

Should Audit Committees Have More Than One Financial Expert?

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

Three Steps Boards Should Take to Monitor Sustainability

How the DOJ Yates Memo Impacts Board Member Liability

Trends in Shareholder Proposals: What Matters Most to Investors?

How Boards Can Effectively Oversee Enterprise Risk Management

Questions the Board Should Be Asking About Non-GAAP Measures

What is the Board’s Role in Overseeing Talent Development?

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 2)

Are Board Disclosures a Good Solution for Investors?

Board Legal Issues: Activist Investors, Compensation & Cyber Risk

How To Approach The Board Composition Challenge

Two Skill Sets That All Effective Boards Possess

Investors Board Performance Review (Part 1)

How Digitally Savvy Directors Are Impacting Corporate Strategy

How Boards Are Reshaping Shareholder Engagement

Should Audit Committees Have More Than One Financial Expert?

Why Today’s Compensation Committees Must Have Thick Skin

Capital Allocation: Repurchase Shares or Pay Dividends?

Why Boards Will Be More Diverse in the Future

Audit Committee Chair Succession: An Expert’s Guide

3 Issues That Should be on the Compensation Committee Agenda

Key Insights into the 2016 Proxy Season

When Should Boards Form A Special Committee?

Keys to Maximizing Your Shareholder Relations Team

Have Shareholder Rights Gone Too Far?

How Innovative Boards Use Proxy Statements to Engage

What is the Audit Committee’s Role in Deterring Fraud?

How to Structure and Value Board Education

Three Areas Where Boards Can Improve Performance

Are Today’s Corporate Directors More Personally Liable?

CAQ Reports on Confidence of ‘Main Street’ & Millennial Investors

Annual Survey Highlights Board Composition & Shareholder Activism

Creating An Effective CEO Succession Process

Key Steps to Building an Effective Board

New Year’s Show: 6 Challenges Boards Should Expect in 2016

Special Holiday Show: What Boards Should Have Learned In 2015

Chief Security Officers Guide Board Members Through Cyber Threats

The FBI Outlines Cyber Threats Challenging Corporate Boards

How Lead Directors Can Impact Board Effectiveness

The Challenges of Overseeing Executive & Board Compensation

Cybermetrics: What Board Members Need to Know

Vanguard Shares Views On Boards & Engagement

What Worries Corporate Secretaries About Board Performance

How CEOs Manage Board Relationships & Critical Projects

The Future of Board Recruitment

Do Certain Companies Need A Security Committee?

ISS Discusses the Board’s Role in Cyber Risk

The Board’s 6 Steps To An Effective IT Oversight Framework

Challenges Of Being The Lead Director

Current Trends in Board Member Compensation

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms — Part 3

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms — Part 2 – Boardroom Resources, LLC

The FBI Visits Inside America’s Boardrooms – Part 1 – Boardroom Resources, LLC

SEC Seeks Comments on Audit Committee Disclosure – Boardroom Resources, LLC

The Audit Committee’s Role in Investigations – Boardroom Resources, LLC

Inside America’s Boardrooms

The Risk Oversight Challenge: Who Should Own Cyber Risk? (Part 1)

Andreesen Horowitz

Building a Better Board

Stanford's Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Discussion | Where are the Women? Strategies for Increasing Board Diversity

CEO Succession Planning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Governance of Compensation: Going Beyond the Numbers

Corporate Spinoffs and Splits

Activist Investing Trends and Impact on the M&A Market

Center for Audit Quality

CAQ Insights: Audit Committee Financial Expert


Eric Pillmore, former SVP of corporate governance at Tyco, on rebuilding trust after crisis

Daryl Brewster, former Krispy Kreme CEO, on saving an iconic brand

Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP, on purpose-driven organizations

Keith Wandell, former CEO of Harley-Davidson, on value-focused leadership

Athena Alliance

Board Role and Journey


Director Pay Trends: How the Landscape Is Changing

Women in the Boardroom

Women in the Boardroom Matchmaking Program 

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2017 WCD ASPAC Institute

September 27 - September 28
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The Global WINConference—Creating a Thriving Future

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

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