2017 Spring WLB Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor, Littauer Building,
79 JFK Street
Harvard Kennedy School
 

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Opening Dinner and Welcoming Remarks

Victoria A. Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy; Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Lara Warner, Chair, Women's Leadership Board; Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Credit Suisse

 
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Opening Keynote: Is the American Century Over?

Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School


8:00 – 8:30 pm                                                                                                                             

Introduction of New Women's Leadership Board Members                                                                    


9:00 – 11:00 pm

Optional Film Screening of Equity

Monica Mandelli, Co-Producer, Equity; Member, Women's Leadership Board; Managing Director, KKR

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Nye Conference Center, 5th Floor,  Taubman Building
15 Elliot Street
Harvard Kennedy School


8:00 – 8:30 am                 

Registration and Breakfast 


8:30 – 9:00 am

Welcome to the Biannual Meeting of the Women’s Leadership Board                                         

Lara Warner, Chair, Women's Leadership Board; Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Credit Suisse
Victoria A. Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School


9:00 – 10:30 am               

From Vision to Reality: Our Campaign to Advance Gender Equality

Iris Bohnet,  Professor of Public Policy; Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School


10:30 – 10:45 am              

Break


10:45 – 11:45 am       

Thriving in Our Over-connected, Always in Meetings, Hyper-Demanding, Global World

Leslie Perlow, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School
 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm               

Lunch Conversation

Wendy Appelbaum, Member, Women's Leadership Board; Chair, De Morgenzon Estate  
Thulisile Madonsela, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative , Harvard University; Former Public Protector of South Africa       

12:45 – 1pm

Break
 

1:00 – 2:30 pm                

The Current State of U.S. Politics

Adam J. Berinsky, Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Political Science, MIT  
Farai Chideya, Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Producer and Host, One with Farai
Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School  
Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School    
Moderator:  
Nicco Mele, Lecturer in Public Policy; Director, Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy   
              

2:30 – 2:45 pm                 

Break
 

2:45 – 3:45 pm

From Vision to Reality: Our Campaign to Advance Gender Equality with the Women's Leadership Board

The interactive session led by Iris Bohnet and Lara Warner will include break-out discussions on the key themes for WAPPP's  campaign to advance gender equality.
         

3:45 – 4:15 pm                 

Transition Break

 

4:15 – 5:30 pm

Concurrent WLB Member Led Break-Out Sessions   
                                                                    

Feminine Writing: The Very Possibility of Change--Driving Gender Parity in the Era of Donald Trump (A Feminist Writing Workshop)

Katie Beavan, Managing Director, Investment Bank Lead for Culture & Engagement, UBS
 

Women and Weed: Demystifying the Cannabis Industry

Jeanne Sullivan, Co-Founder, StarVest Partners

Unleashing the Power of Business to Empower Women Globally: Partnering with Local Women's Organizations to Drive Sustainable Change

Marissa Wesely, Global Fellow, Wilson Center
 

5:30 – 6:30 pm                 

Networking Reception

Nye Conference Center, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm         

A Dinner Conversation with Former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy; Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School       
Ban Ki-moon, Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former U.N. Secretary General

 

Friday, May 5, 2017  

Nye Conference Center, 5th Floor, Taubman Building,
15 Elliot Street
Harvard Kennedy School


8:00 – 8:30 am                 

Registration and Breakfast  


8:30 – 9:00 am              

Opening Remarks

Victoria A. Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Lara Warner, Chair, Women's Leadership Board; Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Credit Suisse
Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy; Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
 

9:00 – 9:45 am    

Watson and the Future of A.I. Development

Jackie Ryan, Director, Science & Analytics Offering Management IBM Smarter Workforce  


9:45-- 10:30 am      

Insights in Action: Debiasing Your Organization With Applied         

Kate Glazebrook, CEO, Applied


10:30 – 10:45 am    

Break


10:45 – 11:30 am   

Detecting and Reducing Discrimination with People Analytics

Ben Waber, President and CEO, Humanyze; Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab

 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Closing Remarks    

Lara Warner, Chair, Women's Leadership Board; Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Credit Suisse
Victoria A. Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School  
Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy; Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School


12:00 – 1:00 pm        

Networking Luncheon