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Storming The Board

  • February 13, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 2300 Denver, CO 80202
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  • Includes two free registrations
Colorado's board rooms are short on women, and that's bad for business.  

Women Lawyers -- Prepare To Storm The Board! 

On February 13, 2019 in partnership with the Women's Leadership Foundation, we will offer an innovative program designed to ready women attorney leaders for board service and examine how women lawyers can serve as a resource for companies seeking to improve corporate governance and increase shareholder value.

Women lawyers are uniquely positioned to take a seat at the boardroom table as corporate boards slowly start to seek greater diversity. 

There is widespread agreement that board diversity leads to better governance, higher earnings, and increased corporate responsibility. Diversity of gender and ethnicity (as well as in other areas) have been shown by recent studies to help drive company performance.

Lawyers possess many of the core skills and intellectual qualities expected of an effective non-executive director, including judgment, integrity, independence, consensus building, and the ability to analyze and assimilate complex information, well as to manage risk and strategy. Contributing diversity and insight to boardroom debate and decision-making, lawyers offers skills and expertise that complement those of other directors and contribute to governance effectiveness.

Speakers Include:

  • Betty Arkell: Partner at Dorsey and Whitney LLP
  • Danielle Felder: Executive Director Boys and Girls Club, 
    Vice Chair of the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado
  • Bill Heck: Managing Principal of Harlon Group / Board Director of Publication Printers

  • Debra Koenig: Chairperson for the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors / Former Board Director of Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Judge Cynthia Mares: 18th Judicial Court Judge
  • Meg Porfido: Board Director of Kaiser Permanente plus others/ Executive / Lawyer
  • Jill Tietjen: President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. / Board Director of Georgia Transmission plus Merrick
  • Mary Beth Vitale: Board Director of GEHA plus others / National Association of Corporate Directors Faculty Member
  • Jo Lynne Whiting:  Chairperson of Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation

Registration and Breakfast opens at 8:15 a.m. with the program starting shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by:

Program in Partnership with:

Colorado Women's Bar Association • P.O. Box 1918 • Denver, CO 80201
Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: execdir@cwba.org

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