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First Annual Executive WIB Boardroom Ready Reception & Retreat, November 8, 2017

Posted By Breezy Lachance, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On November 8, 2017, EWIB hosted an invite-only Boardroom Ready (BR) reception at Thompson Hine in New York City, to celebrate our Boardroom Ready alumni. On November 9, 2017, we held our 1st annual Boardroom Ready Retreat at Skadden. The retreat kicked-off with an informal networking breakfast, followed by a rousing case study led by two NYU professors and Board directors. After alumni discussed what works to gain Board seats, we held a working lunch with Board recruiters: a fireside chat with experienced Board directors, and a panel on the Board's role in corporate crisis management.

8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast: Welcome and Introductions

-Yasmin Chandrasekher and Jessica Swartz Co-Chairs, Executive Women In Bio

-Andrea Nicolas, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

  9:00 - 10:00

Case study: Valeant

-Karen Brenner, Executive Director of Law and Business Initiatives; Clinical Professor of Business, New York University

-Helen Scott, Professor of Law; Co-Director, Leadership Program on Law and Business, New York University

Moderator: Yasmin Chandrasekher



 10:15 - 10:45

 Alumni discussion: acquiring board roles & serving on BoDs Boardroom Ready Alumni



 11:00 - 12:45

Working lunch with Board recruiters

-Judy Boreham, Managing Director & Partner, Diversified Search

-Alyse Forcellina, Americas Practice Leader, Healthcare, Egon Zehnder

-Jennifer Kay, Managing Partner, The Stevenson Group

-Gene Mancino, Partner, Mancino, Burfield, Edgerton

-Sheila Ronning, CEO & Founder, Women in the Boardroom

-Kristine Steen, Vice President, The Stevenson Group

-Robin Toft, President & CEO, Toft Group Executive Search

Moderator: Jessica Swartz



 1:00 - 2:00

Fireside chat with experienced Board members

-Ron Cohen, CEO, Acorda Therapeutics

-Annalisa Jenkins, CEO, Dimension Therapeutics

-Nancy May, President & CEO, The BoardBench Companies, LLC

-Michael Rice, Founding Partner, LifeSci Advisors

Moderator: Jessica Swartz

 2:00 - 2:15


 2:15 - 3:30

Corporate crisis and business challenge management

-D'Anne Hurd, Independent Member & Strategic Advisor for Corporate BoDs

-Tonia Pankopf, Strategic & financial advisor; Independent Board Director

-Davia Temin, CEO, Temin & Co., Crisis and Reputation Management Firm

Moderator: Yasmin Chandrasekher

 3:30 - 4:00

Wrap up (alumni only) Carolyn Brougham, Chair, WIB Boardroom Ready

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