Leadership at the Top: A New Paradigm for Parity

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Take The Lead Presents: Virtual Happy Hour series, seeks to change the narrative from problems to solutions through thought leadership.


Leadership at the Top: A New Paradigm for Parity

The numbers don't lie. Women in the workforce make up 46% of entry level professional positions but only 29% of vice presidents and 19% of C-suite executives. Tonight, we'll take a look at what accounts for this gap and share what you can do in your career to make the leap from entry level to CEO.

Tune in on Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30 pm ET when Gloria Feldt, President & Co-Founder of Take The Lead interviews four amazing women committed to removing gender inequality at the executive level.

We'll be joined by
Jewelle Bickford, co-chair of Paradigm for Parity, Trish Gyorey, Partner at McKinsey & Company, Nina McLemore, CEO & Owner of Nina Mclemore LLC, and Beatrice Opoku-Asare, Global Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Newmont Mining Corporation as they discuss what steps we need to take to get more women into corporate leadership.

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Jewelle Bickford

JEWELLE BICKFORD is a Partner and Financial Advisor. She works closely with the firm’s planning and investment professionals, focusing on family governance, and chairs the firm’s private wealth education initiative.

She joined Evercore Wealth Management in 2013 from GenSpring Family Offices, where she led the company’s focus on women and wealth. Jewelle was previously a global partner at the Rothschild Group, head of the Debt Capital Markets for Rothschild Inc. and a member of the N.M. Rothschild’s Global Banking and Treasury Committee.

Jewelle is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the founder of Women and US Foreign Policy, the Council’s Task force on the role of women in economic and political development in the Middle East and South East Asia. She currently serves on the board of EL Education and the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum. She is a Trustee Emeritus of Women for Women International, Women’s Media Center and Randolph Macon Women’s College, now Randolph College. She is a member of the Committee of 200 and The Women’s Forum, and is a founding member of the Paradigm for Parity movement, a group of CEOs, senior executives, board members and business academics committed to achieving gender parity at the senior levels of all major corporations by 2030.

From 2003 to 2010, she served on the board of the SEC registered Torrey Funds. Continuously from 2003 through 2007, she attended Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.

She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and is a graduate of Duke’s Fuqua Business School Leadership Program.

TRISH GYOREY is a Partner within McKinsey’s Operations practice, assisting clients across multiple sectors in implementing transformations to their manufacturing operations and supply chains. She transferred to McKinsey’s Santiago office in 2014 to help drive growth in operations work in the region. Trish also is currently leading McKinsey’s global All In initiative, the firm’s program dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women. Prior to joining McKinsey, she worked for 14 years in the automotive industry, at both Ford Motor Company and Lear Corporation. Trish received her Bachelors of Science in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and and MBA from Ross School of Business.

NINA MCLEMORE is the founder and CEO of Nina McLemore, Inc. The company designs, manufactures and sells designer women’s apparel focused on executive women and women who are active in their communities who want clothes that are elegant and beautifully made

The collection is sold in 12 Nina McLemore stores. The Company also sells to select better specialty stores and directly to women by sales consultants who are entrepreneurs and who provide a high level of personal service to their clients.

Nina founded Liz Claiborne Accessories and served on the Executive Committee of Liz Claiborne, Inc. She also co-founded Regent Capital, a private equity firm and was previously VP of May Department Stores International. Nina served as Chair of the Center for Women’s Business Research and Fashion Group International and is currently on the board of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and several private companies She is a Founding Member of the Committee of 200, Women Corporate Directors and a member of the International Women’s Forum, World President’s Organization, Women’s President’s Organization and works on many projects to create economic independence for women. She is a Tiffany Circle Member with the American Red Cross. Nina speaks frequently on Women and Philanthropy and Creating a First and Lasting Impression.

BEATRICE OPOKU-ASARE has been with Newmont since May 2010 in roles of increasing responsibility on the Africa Human Resource team. Before moving to Denver in 2016 to take up the position of Director, Global Inclusion and Diversity, she had responsibility for talent management, inclusion and diversity, global mobility, HR technology, talent acquisition, and facilities for Newmont’s Africa Operations. Beatrice’s expertise in Talent Management as well as her operations knowledge is a strength as the organization progresses it’s Global Inclusion and Diversity strategy with an emphasis on systems, behavior change and business integration. She is passionate about people’s ‘superpowers’ and how leaders can enable the best in each team member to create an advantage.

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