How Can Boards Take an Active Role in Ensuring Diversity, Equity and Attention to Current Social Issues? This year has seen an unprecedented level of social discourse both inside and outside the boardroom on corporate culture and diversity. Join a discussion on how boards can take a leadership role on the key issues of fairness, transparency, board engagement, and company-wide diversity. How does a board guard against implicit bias? How can boards mitigate the potential risks surfaced in social issues discourse without crossing a line into the fraught world of politics? Do not miss this lively and important discussion that will make your work as a board leader more impactful in 2019!
Mary A. Winston is an experienced C-Suite executive, SEC financial expert and corporate board member. Formerly, she served as CFO at three large industry-leading corporations, across multiple industries. Ms. Winston currently serves on the board of four Fortune 500 firms: Dover Corporation, Domtar Corporation, Supervalu Inc., and Acuity Brands Inc. She served as Audit Committee Chair for ten years and is now serving as a member on various committees including Audit, Finance, Compensation and Governance. Ms. Winston is also the Board Chair and President of the NACD Carolinas Chapter.
Barton Edgerton is NACD’s Senior Manager of Governance Analytics where he is responsible for generating insights to elevate board performance through data. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with a variety of boards, private equity firms, and Fortune 500 executives. His research experience includes nearly 10 years at CEB and as an academic at Tufts University. Barton completed his undergraduate work at Colgate University and has two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Zev J. Eigen is the Founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndio, which is the world’s leader in data scientific applications to solve today’s biggest business problems.
Dr. Eigen has been at the forefront of cutting edge applications in HR for more than a decade. He combines his uniquely overlapping areas of expertise in labor and employment law with his deep experience in data science, predictive modeling and economic sociological research. He is a nationally recognized expert in these fields appearing in the media frequently (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, NPR, Bloomberg News, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, NBC, CBS, FOX, etc.), and is a frequent speaker on matters pertaining to workplace data analytics. Dr. Eigen is invited regularly to lecture and present his work at academic institutions and professional organizations globally.