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2020 Women on Boards

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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                  2020 WOMEN ON BOARDS  

                The 7THAnnual National Conversation on Board Diversity


2020 Women on Boards (WOB) is a national 501c3 organization with the goal of increasing the percentage of women on U.S. corporate boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. Sponsorship dollars go towards education and advocacy, research, and giving women a larger voice and seat at the boardroom table. 


Thursday, November 15, 2018   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm • The Mid America Club, 200 E. Randolph,  80th Floor




  THIS YEAR’S 2020 Women on Boards 11/15/18 Chicago event offers:


Ø The latest Illinois 2020 WOB ranking




 How can we collaborate with companies in our region to help increase the number of women directors on their boards?





Anne Pramaggiore, CEO, Exelon Utilities; Board Director: Motorola Solutions, Inc., Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises—both NYSE-listed companies; Chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chair, & CEO of Ariel Investments; Board Director: Exelon, McDonald’s, NY Times—all NYSE-listed public companies


Ilene Gordon, retired CEO, Ingredion; Board Director: International Paper, Lockheed Martin—both NYSE-listed public companies


Jennifer Sherman, CEO & Board Director, Federal Signal—NYSE-listed public company & Board Director, Franklin Electric—NASDAQ-listed public company


Donna Zarcone, CEO, The Economic Club; Board Director: CDW—NASDAQ-listed public company, CIGNA—NYSE-listed public company, & The Duchossois Group—private company


Kapila Anand, retired KPMG Partner; Board Director: ESH Hospitality—NASDAQ-listed public company & Extended Stay America, Omega Healthcare Investors, & Elanco Animal Health—all 3 NYSE-listed public companies


Sally Blount, former Northwestern University Kellogg dean; Board Director: Abbott & Ulta Beauty—2 NYSE-listed public companies


Adela Cepeda, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors; Board Director, BMO Financial Corp, a Bank of Montreal—TSX/NYSE-listed public company—& The Mercer Funds, The UBS Funds—2 private mutual funds


Carol Ward, Corporate Secretary to the Board, Mondelēz International—SWX/NASDAQ-listed public company


Rodrigo Garcia, Chief Investment Officer & CFO, Illinois State Treasury; Board Director: The Thirty Percent Coalition


Mary Christine Jackman, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, City of Chicago.


Diane Aigotti, CFO, Ryan Specialty Group; Board Director: GATX—NYSE-listed public company


Holly Bailey, President, Howell Paving; Board Director, First Mid Illinois Bancshares—NASDAQ-listed public company


Dan Bayston, Managing Director, Cognient Advisors; Board Director: Prime Line Products, Besser Company, KLJ Solutions—all 3 private ESOP companies


Carrie Bienkowski, CMO, Peapod; Board Director: ConforMIS—NASDAQ-listed public company


Barbara Bowles, retired Chair, Kenwood Group; Board Director: WEC Energy Group—NYSE-listed public company


Donald Carley, SVP, GC, Chief Compliance Officer, & Corporate Secretary to the Board, Horace Mann—NYSE-listed public company


Lynn Clarke, former CEO for 3 companies; Board Director & Chair: Nielsen-Massey Flavorings & Talalay Global Mattresses & Board Director: Abarta Coca-Cola & Top Notch Distributors—all 4 private companies


Kathy Dvorak, Board Director: Acco Brands (NYSE), American Hotel (private)


Candace Duncan, retired Partner, KPMG; Board Director: Discover Financial Services—NYSE-listed public company, FTD Companies—NASDAQ-listed public company, & Teleflex—NYSE-listed public company


Vicki Dudley, CFO & Treasurer, TTX—largest NA railcars owner; Board Director: Seacube Container Leasing (owned by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan); Raffles Insurance & EPIC—2 captive insurance firms—all 3 private companies


Venita Fields, Partner, Pelham S2K Managers; Board Director: Derry Enterprises, LifeSpace Communities, VSA Partners—all 3 private companies


Kathy Flanagan, Board Director: Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc. (private)


Jill Goodman, Managing Director, Foros; Board Director: CBOE Global Markets—NASDAQ-listed public company


Judy Greffin, former EVP & CIO, Board Director: Allstate; Board Director: Associated Bank—NYSE-listed public company


Gail Durham Hasbrouck, retired SVP, GC, & Corporate Secretary, Advocate Health Care; Board Director: Advocate Health Care—largest IL health system


Carmen Heredia-Lopez, Board Director, 2 mutual funds: CUIT and PFM MMS Trust


Linda Jojo, Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Technology, United Airlines; Board Director: Exelon—NYSE-listed public company


Barbara Klein, Board Director: Cabot Microelectronics—NASDAQ-listed public company & Ingredion—NYSE-listed public company


Dolores Kunda, former CEO, Leo Burnett Puerto Rico; Board Director, Finish Line—NASDAQ-listed public company recently sold!


Alice Peterson, COO, Curadux; Board Director: SP Plus—NASDAQ-listed public company & Williams Partners—NYSE-listed public company


Cynthia Plouche, Mutual Fund Director: Northern Institutional Funds/Northern Funds & Barings Funds—all private mutual fund companies


Gail Rago, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Career Education (NYSE)


Dee Robinson, CEO/Founder, Robinson Hill, Board Director: Wintrust Bank (NASDAQ)


Lois Scott, Board Director: Federal Home Loan Bank; Kroll Bond Rating Agency, & other private companies


Donna Smith/Wanda Baum/Linda Lin/Anna Maria Viti-Welch; Board Directors: First Bank of Highland Park—one of 5 largest privately held Chicago banks, Crain’s named 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago


Dany St-Pierre, one of World’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in Wind Energy; Board Director: Boralex—TSX-listed public company


Jane Warner, retired EVP, Illinois Tool Works (ITW); Board Director: Brunswick, Regal Beloit, & Tenneco—all 3 NYSE-listed public companies


Michelle Warner, GC and Corporate Secretary to the Board, USG Corporation—NYSE-listed public company


Mary Westerhold, CFO, Madison Communications; Board Director: First Mid Illinois Bancshares—NYSE-listed public company


James Wooten, Jr, Board Director: Hyatt Hotels—NYSE-listed public company & Morae Global Corporation—a private company


…and someone from Groupon (NASDAQ)!


   …AND MANY MORE — See BIOS for details, See AGENDA for schedule. 




          To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click Sponsorships




Thank you for supporting 2020 Women on Boards. Sponsorship dollars go towards education and advocacy, research, and giving women a larger voice and seat at the boardroom table. More information is available at 2020 Women on Boards (WOB) national website,


For questions and concerns, and ADA accessibility, please contact Kathy Graham at: 

Phone: +1 630-466-7095.


 Thank you to the Chicago 2020 Women on Boards campaign members:


Hajara Al Amodi, Cindy Burrell, Kathy Graham, Martha McGuire, Jim Williams, Rebecca Wing, Sonja Brisard, Ann Rieder, Laura Stern, Ann Linton, Kate Seitz, Rita Fisher, Shirley Hogsett, Jerri Edwards, Andy Feltovich, Kina Guyton, Carmen Heredia-Lopez, Mary Lou Wattman, Lino Carrillo, Vince Williams, Max Dulberger, Mary Ann Hynes, Jazmine Beltran, Paul Torres, Rida Iqbal, Jessica Lubczynski, Danielle Mathe, Brittany Morrissette, Rebecca Norman, Marlene Saucedo, Maria Emma Del Toro and Karen Staib Duffy.


  Click Here, to learn about, members of 2020 Chicago Committee. 



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2020 Women on Boards is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible
to the extent allowed by law.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that at this event, there will be video recording and photography. You consent to your photo, image, name and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in print, films and tapes for distribution in all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity and you release 2020 Women on Boards, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability arising out of such usage.

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200 East Randolph Drive
80th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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2020 Women on Boards

2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. Founded in Boston in 2010, the education and advocacy campaign is redefining good corporate governance, gender diversity standards and creating a cultural imperative for corporate action.


2020 Women on Boards is well known for its research on the gender composition of boards of directors, including its proprietary Gender Diversity Directory, a database of over 3,100 public and private companies categorized by the gender composition of their boards. We congratulate companies for achieving or surpassing the 20% goal and encourage companies that don't to do better.


Among the campaign's signature programs, the National Conversation on Board Diversity is an annual event that takes place on a single day in November in cities across the U.S. and the world, when thousands of C-Suite and senior level executives discuss and explore the benefits that women bring to company boardrooms.


2020 Women on Boards is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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