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Women Business Collaborative (WBC) Action for Impact (A4I) Annual Summit will take place virtually September 21-22, 2022. Join us for two days of high-level panels and speakers discussing how best to create equal position, pay, and power for all businesswomen.

The A4I Annual Summit also gives WBC an opportunity to also recognize dynamic leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of gender equity and diversity within their companies and their communities.

Join us as we present the 2022 CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity Awards and the 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Awards.

This year’s virtual summit will feature a fully interactive platform allowing attendees to connect with each other as well as share their thoughts and ideas in real time. Register today to join us in sharing the collaborative spirit of the WBC this September!

Julie Sweet
Chair & CEO Accenture

Mike Kaufmann
Chief Executive Officer Cardinal Health

Arvind Krishna
Chairman & CEO IBM

Patrick Paul Gelsinger
Chief Executive Officer Intel Corporation

Nicolas Hieronimus
Chief Executive Officer L’Oréal Group

Kathy Warden
Chair, CEO & President Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ramon Laguarta
Chairman & CEO PepsiCo

Hans Vestberg
Chairman & CEO Verizon

Roselind “Roz” Brewer
Chief Executive Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance

Kristin Peck
Chief Executive Officer Zoetis

Sharon Bowen
Chair, NYSE

Geena Davis

Academy Award Winning Actor, Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Margo Georgiadis
CEO-Partner Flagship Pioneering

Sheila C. Johnson
Founder and CEO Salamander Hotels and Resorts

Shelly Kapoor Collins
Partner, Sway Ventures and Founding Partner, Shatter Fund

Judy Woodruff
Anchor and Managing Editor The PBS NewsHour

TimeSession
2:00P - 2:10P OPENING WELCOME DRIVING GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY – ACTION TO IMPACT
For the last three years, WBC convened our community to highlight the ACTION being taken to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and the direct IMPACT it is having in making a difference. Join Edie Fraser and Dan Hesse as we kick off the next two days of reporting on progress towards our 2025 targets and the impact we are driving in gender equity, diversity, and inclusion across the business landscape.
  • Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, WBC
  • Dan Hesse, Chairman, Akamai Technologies, WBC Board Director
Watch Opening Remarks: Driving Gender Equity and Diversity on YouTube
2:10P - 2:25P TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION- JUDY WOODRUFF
    The first woman anchor of a national cable news outlet and the current Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff has blazed a trail for decades for women in the media industry. From creating the International Women’s Media Foundation to her commitment to ethics in journalism – Judy’s career serves as a shining beacon for women transcending the communications, policy, and political arenas. For her distinguished advocacy and action and the lasting impact she has had and will continue to have in media and in the world, we are pleased to present Judy Woodruff with the 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award.
    • Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
    • Interviewer: Lisa Matthews, Assignment Manager, AP U.S. Video, 114th President, National Press Club
    Watch Trailblazer Awards: Judy Woodruff on YouTube
2:25P - 2:35P IMPACT TALK - TODAY’S PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP
Watch Impact Talk - Today’s Purposeful Leaders on YouTube
2:35P - 3:35P A CONVERSATION WITH CEO EXCELLENCE IN GENDER EQUITY & DIVERSITY AWARDEES
The WBC CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recognizes corporate leaders whose efforts have made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity within their companies and increased opportunities for women in business roles. Join WBC Board Directors; Robert Reiss, (CEO, The CEO Forum Group), Rebecca (Becky) Shambaugh (President, Shambaugh Leadership), and Johanna (José) Zeilstra (CEO, GenderFair) for Part One of our conversation with this year’s honorees. Watch CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity on YouTube
3:35P - 3:50P TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION- SHELLY KAPOOR COLLINS
For over 20 years, Shelly Kapoor Collins has mentored, advised, and invested in women – starting in corporate tech to her innovation efforts in politics and public service, and now as a venture capitalist and Founding Partner of Shatter Fund, investing in female entrepreneurs to change the way they are supported, funded, and bring their business to scale. Her lifelong passion has paved the way for women and girls to pursue careers rooted in STEM. For her action on behalf of a future generation of women entrepreneurs and innovators, and the tremendous impact it has had, we are proud to present Shelly Kapoor Collins with the 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award. Watch TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION - SHELLY KAPOOR COLLINS on YouTube
3:50P - 3:55P IMPACT TALK – TECH LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • Congressman Ro Khanna, California 17th Congressional District
Watch Impact Talk - Tech Leadership on YouTube
3:55P - 4:35P CORPORATE TECH EXECUTIVES LEADING THE WAY
Tech leadership is critical to the success of business. Top women technology leaders including CIOS, CTOs and CISOs and also leaders in Cyber, AI, Data analytics are more important than ever and critical to building profitable, purposeful, and inclusive business. Join us for a dynamic conversation about how corporate tech leaders are harnessing the power of technology and data to drive successful outcomes in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Moderator: Kristi Lamar, Managing Director Deloitte
  • Aparna Khurjekar, Verizon Business Chief Revenue Officer, Verizon
  • Michael Payne, SVP and CIO, ASGN
  • Lakshmi Eleswarpu, Global Chief CIO, Sanofi, WBC Advisory Council
  • Joyce Brocaglia, Global Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Diversified Search Group and CEO, Executive Women's Forum
  • Elaine Orler, Managing Director, Consulting, Cielo
Watch Corporate Tech Executives Leading the Way on YouTube
4:35P - 4:50P TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION- MARGO GEORGIADIS
Throughout her career, Margo Georgiadis has been a leader and disruptor of conventional wisdom. Starting as a partner at McKinsey, serving as an Executive Vice President at Discovery and then nine years at Google as President of the Americas. She has led history-making and iconic brands, serving as CEO at both Ancestry and Mattel and is currently CEO-Partner at Flagship Pioneering, a bio platform innovation company. Throughout her career Margo has been a company builder and trailblazer dedicated to transforming products and services with data and technology to empower consumers to live better lives. It is for this and the historic trail she has blazed for women across sectors, we are proud to present Margo Georgiadis with 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award. Watch Trailblazer Awards: Margo Georgiadis on YouTube
4:50P - 4:55P IMPACT TALK - ALLYSHIP
4:55P - 5:35PINNOVATIONS IN CAPITAL AND FINANCE
Join us for a conversation on the developments in how women are controlling capital and driving opportunities. Women led investment firms are critical to building diverse and profitable businesses and opening access to capital and credit for all women in business.
  • Moderator: Alex Jung, Managing Partner, Amateras AEA, Head of Private Debt and Partner, AEA Investors WBC Board Director
  • Brian Hoesterey, CEO, AEA Investors
  • Scott Dahnke, Global Co-CEO, L Catterton
  • Doris Meister, Chair and CEO, Wilmington Trust/M&T
Watch Innovations in Captial and Finance on YouTube
5:35P – 5:45P IMPACT TALK - CYBER GOVERNANCE Watch Impact Talk - Cyber Governance on YouTube
5:45P - 6:30P BREAKING GLASS CEILINGS - WOMEN LEADING WINE HAPPY HOUR
Community, inclusion, and purpose are all elements that resonate with women – as fans, consumers, and athletes. Join the WBC for our Virtual Happy Hour at the end of Day One as we raise a glass with two women who have seized these elements and turned two traditionally male-dominated industries on their heads. Watch Women Leading Wine Happy Hour on YouTube
Time Session
11:00A - 11:05A WELCOME - CHANGE IS COMING NOW
Watch Welcome - Change is Coming Now on YouTube
11:05A - 12:05P A CONVERSATION WITH CEO EXCELLENCE IN GENDER EQUITY & DIVERSITY HONOREES
The WBC CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recognizes corporate leaders whose efforts have made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity within their companies and increased opportunities for women in business roles. Join WBC Board Members Robert Reiss, (CEO, The CEO Forum Group), Rebecca (Becky) Shambaugh (President, Shambaugh Leadership), and Johanna (José) Zeilstra (CEO, GenderFair) for Part Two of our conversation with this year’s honorees: Watch CEO Excellence in Gender Equity & Diversity Awards on YouTube
12:05P - 12:10P IMPACT TALK - CORPORATE ACTION FOR IMPACT
  • Gretchen Carlson, Journalist, Female Empowerment Advocate, Activist, Author, Co-Founder, Lift Our Voices
12:10P - 12:25P TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION - GEENA DAVIS
Throughout her career, Geena Davis has played many roles – from baseball player to President of the United States – but one of her greatest roles has been that of advocate for girls and women. A longtime supporter of the Women's Sports Foundation and advocate for Title IX, she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004 and it has become one of the leading voices on expanding the role of women across the entertainment and industries. For this leadership and her personal mission to show that girls do in fact take up half of this planet, we are proud to present Geena Davis with the 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award.
  • Geena Davis, Academy Award Winning Actor, Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Interviewer: Margaret Brennan, Moderator, Face the Nation and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News
Watch Trailblazer Awards: Geena Davis on YouTube
12:25P - 12:35P WOMEN CEOs AND POWER
As more women continue to break through the glass ceiling and take their place in the C-Suite, they have the opportunity to stand in their power as they see fit. Join us as this panel of visionary leaders explores how women CEOs are embracing their authority while driving the bottom line. Watch Women CEOs and Power on YouTube
12:35P - 1:20P CHANGING THE FACE OF THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE - WOMEN CEO IN AMERICA REPORT
Women Business Collaborative (WBC) with Ascend, C200 and Catalyst, is proud to release the third annual report Women CEOs in America: Changing the Face of Business Leadership. Join us for a panel discussion with women CEOs themselves about the business landscape and their leadership in 2022. Watch Changing the Face of the Business Landscape - Women CEO in America Report - on YouTube
1:20P - 1:25P IMPACT TALK: PURPOSE DRIVEN IMPACT Watch Impact Talk - Purpose Driven Impact on YouTube
1:25P - 2:15P COMPANIES OF PURPOSE
Today, across our nation and the globe, great leaders are driving corporate purpose from talent to brand and community. As part of this is putting diversity, and accountability at the heart of business — building more transparent organizations through direct accountability. Join us for an in-depth conversation on the strategic innovations accompanied by tangible and practical tools and programs driving corporate purpose.
  • Moderator: Anne Chambers, CEO and Founder, 17 Ways
  • Lisa Edwards, President & COO, Diligent
  • Jeannette Ferran Astorga, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Chief Sustainability Officer, Zoetis
  • Krista O'Malley, Founder, My PowerPak
  • Allison Tummon, Vice President - Equality & Inclusion and Community Impact, P&G
  • Alison Omens, Chief Strategy Officer, Just Capital
Watch Companies of Purpose on YouTube
2:15P - 2:30P TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION - SHEILA C. JOHNSON
If you looked up the definition of pioneering trailblazer, it would refer you to Sheila C. Johnson. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, her accomplishments span hospitality, sports, TV/Film, the arts, education, women’s empowerment, and community development. A Founding Partner of the BET network, Sheila pioneered modern television programming and then became the first African American woman to have a stake in three professional sports teams including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and its WNBA team the Washington Mystics. Today, she is the CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts – a collection of five-star luxury hotels. Sheila was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and was an Ambassador for CARE, the leading aid organization fighting poverty by empowering women around the world. For the incredible trail she has blazed for all entrepreneurs, but especially for women of color and her amazing service in the public interest, we are proud to present Sheila C. Johnson with the 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award. Watch Impact Spot: Knock | 12A Trailblazer Award: Sheila C. Johnson on YouTube
2:30P - 2:35P IMPACT TALK - CORPORATE ACTION FOR IMPACT
2:35P - 2:40P IMPACT TALK – DEI INNOVATIONS Watch Impact Talk - DEI Innovations on YouTube
2:40P - 3:25P NEXT FRONTIERS IN DEI INNOVATION & IMPACT
DEI has been on the agenda for several years and businesses have committed to the importance of this to driving corporate impact. This panel will discuss the best practices and innovations in DEI while focusing on accountability. Join us as we discuss how these best practices are driving impact across communities.
  • Moderator: Rohini Anand, Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor, Rohini Anand LLC
  • Cynthia Bowman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer, Bank of America
  • Reggie Humphrey, Director, DEI Partnerships, General Motors
  • Loren Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast
  • Cheryl Kern, VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MillerKnoll
  • Zeta Smith, CEO, Seniors, Sodexo, North America
Watch Next Frontiers in DEI Innovation and Impact on YouTube
3:25P - 4:10P BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON IMPACT
PANEL 1 WOMEN LEADING BOARDS
Watch Breakout Sessions Panel 1: Women Leading Boards on YouTube

PANEL 2 ALLYSHIP FOR ALL - NEW FRONTIERES
Watch Panel 2 Allyship for All - New Frontieres on YouTube

PANEL 3 PATHWAYS TO THE NEW C-SUITE
Watch Panel 3 Pathways To the New C-Suite on YouTube

PANEL 4: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Watch Panel 4: Entrepreneurship on YouTube

PANEL 5 PARITY: INNOVATION TO IMPACT
Watch Panel 5 Parity: Innovation To Impact on YouTube
4:10P - 4:25P TRAILBLAZER IN GENDER EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AWARD PRESENTATION - SHARON BOWEN
While never an official title, Sharon Bowen has been a trailblazer in diversity and inclusion her entire professional career. An alumna of Northwestern University Law School, she worked to establish the African American History and Culture Endowed Scholarship to “foster an inclusive and socially engaged academic community.” In 2014, President Obama appointed Sharon as the first African American Commissioner on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and last December she became the first Black woman Board Chair of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). For her leadership, which continues to leave a legacy in its wake, and as a role model for all women, particularly women of color, we are honored to recognize her example and present Sharon Bowen with the 2022 WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award. Watch Trailblazer Award: Sharon Bowen NYSE | on YouTube
4:25P - 4:30P IMPACT TALK-ESG INTEGRATING PURPOSE AND IMPACT
  • Praphul Pradeep, CTO & Head of Technology/Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services
Watch Impact Talk: ESG Integrating Purpose and Impact on YouTube
4:30P - 5:00P DRIVING CORPORATE ACTION FOR IMPACT
Corporate action for impact is critical to the success of business and the work of the WBC to drive equal position, pay and power for all women in business. Joins this panel to discuss the impact corporations across industries are driving impact in their workplace, with their stakeholders and across their communities.
  • Moderator: Felicity Hassan, Founder, TheFind, WBC Board Director
  • Fellicia Foster, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Inclusion, Process, Change, Change & Talent Integration, BMO Harris
  • Lynn White, Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Chief of Staff, Genworth
  • Connie McGee, Global Alliance Director, Dell Technologies
Watch Driving Corporate Action for Impact on YouTube
5:00P - 5:10P LIVING ACTION FOR IMPACT - ACKNOWLEDGING AND THANKING OUR PARTNERS, SPONSOR, AND CHAMPIONS Watch Living Action for Impact - Acknowledging and Thanking Our Partners, Sponsor, and Champions on YouTube
5:10P - 5:20P CONCLUDING THOUGHTS: ACCELERATING THE MOVEMENT Watch Concluding Thoughts: Accelerating the Movement on YouTube
5:20P - 6:00P CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION
  • Andi Simon, Founder and CEO, Simon Associates Management Consultants, WBC Advisory Council
  • Kip Wright, Executive Chairman, INSPYR Solutions, WBC Board Director
  • Sharon Reynolds, President and CEO, DevMar Products, LLC, WBC Board Director
  • Watch Closing Networking Reception on YouTube

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