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On the Board Launch Event

GW School of Business

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

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Full Day Ended Free  
Morning Sessions
Registration for Launch Event morning sessions only: 8:30 am - 12 pm. See agenda below for details.
Ended Free  
Afternoon Session
Registration for Launch Event afternoon sessions: 2 - 4:30 pm. See agenda below for details.
Ended Free  

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GWSB, in partnership with the IWF, is proud to launch On the Board, the first-ever of its kind, globally focused, comprehensive training and placement program for the world’s top female talent. Representing a powerful cohort of high-potential 21st-century leadership, On the Board is an initiative whose time has come.

For the last 10 years, growth in the percentage of women on corporate boards has stalled.
Today women hold roughly 16 percent of Fortune 500 board seats, an increase of just three
percent since 2003.

Join us for a day that explores the reasons for this stagnation, On the Board’s role in shifting the gender balance, and why expanding the participation of women in corporate governance is better
for business and better for society.

Launch Event Elements:

Speakers and panelists from Fortune 500 corporate boards, global stock exchanges, and the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission

Introduction of the inaugural class of 15 On the Board Fellows, a select group of female
executives chosen on the basis of their leadership achievements and potential to rise to serve as
effective board directors

Short and long-form talks with moderated panels and audience question-and-answer sessions

Live webcast discussion with experts from stock exchanges around the world

Networking with 250+ attendees from private industry, academia, government and media


agenda (Subject to revision.)

AM 7:30 Breakfast & Registration
  8:30 INTRODUCTION: On the Board's Inaugural Class of Fellows
  8:45 WHY WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP MATTERS: The Case for Business
  10:20 WOMEN ON THE BOARD: A Global Perspective
PM 12:00 Lunch
  2:00 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: The Changing Regulatory Environment
  4:30 Conclusion


speakers (Speakers are updated regularly. Please visit regularly for updates.)

On the Board Speakers 

about On the Board 

On the Board is an elite fellowship program designed to prepare and place women leaders on corporate boards. Made possible through a generous gift from Linda Rabbitt, founder and CEO of rand* construction corporation, GW Trustee and IWF member, On the Board promises to reshape the business landscape by building a pipeline of women prepared to serve on the boards of leading international companies.

Read more about the program:

Have questions about On the Board Launch Event? Contact GW School of Business

When & Where

Jack Morton Auditorium
Media & Public Affairs Building
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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