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April 17, 2023

Nasdaq MarketSite, NYC

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11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch & Networking, Registration Opens

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Welcome Remarks

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM

Exploring the Impacts of Recent and Forthcoming SEC Regulation

Emerging from a busy year of SEC rulemaking, our panel will take stock of finalized rules on pay versus performance and clawbacks, and look toward new regulations public companies can expect in the coming years. Join us to hear from experts on what board members need to know about regulatory developments on human capital management, climate risk, board diversity and more.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Board Composition and Diversity: Shaping Your Board of the Future

As part of the task of overseeing corporate strategy and leadership to drive long-term value, modern boards are expected to reflect a healthy diversity of demographics, backgrounds, skills and perspectives. Join us for a discussion of board assessment and succession planning, and best practices for enhancing company sustainability by maintaining a robust and diverse board leadership pipeline.

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Fireside Chat Featuring Nelson Griggs and Al Zollar

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Navigating the Shifting Risk Landscape

In a global operating environment being rocked by economic disruptions, geopolitical conflict, an evolving workforce, ongoing regulatory hurdles and accelerating technological change, boards are navigating a wide array of potential risks and pitfalls. Our expert panelists will unpack the most important governance risks boards face in 2023, and share strategies for staying ahead of the curve.

4:35 PM – 5:35 PM

How and When Should the Board Use its Voice?

Public companies are facing ever-greater pressure from internal and external stakeholders to address a range of critical social issues and explain how they relate to corporate values and long-term value. When and how should boards think about making their positions on an issue known? Our panel will discuss when it is appropriate for boards to speak on key issues affecting governance, venues for effective communication, and potential risks to avoid.

5:35 PM – 5:40 PM

Closing Remarks

5:40 PM – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Featured Speakers

Homaira Akbari

Board Member
Banco Santander, Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Temenos

Milena Alberti-Perez

Board Member
Digimarc Corporation

Olu Beck

Board Member
Freshpet, Hostess, Denny's Corporation, Saputo

Marcel Bucsescu

Senior Director, Credentialing & Strategic Engagement

Sandra Campos

Board Member

Pam Craig

Board Member
Merck & Co, 3M Company, Corning Incorporated, The Progressive Corporation

Ana Dutra

Board Member, CME Group, Amyris, Pembina Pipeline

Nelson Griggs

President, Capital Access Platforms

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe

Board Member
Equitable Holdings, Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Compass Group

Tom Johnson

H/Advisors Abernathy

David Koenig

President & CEO
DCRO Institute

Patricia Lenkov

Founder & CEO
Agility Executive Search

Jessica McDougall

Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

Jocelyn Moore

Board Member
DraftKings, OppFi, Pallas Advisors

Carin Robinson

PwC, Governance Insights Center

Debra Sandler

Board Member
Keurig Dr Pepper, Dollar General Corporation, Gannett Co, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Bala Sathyanarayanan

EVP, CHRO; Board Member
Greif; Balmer Lawrie - Van Leer

Ron Schneider

Director, Corporate Governance Solutions

Lisa Shalett

Board Member
PennyMac Financial Services

Jennifer Wisinski

Haynes & Boone

Al Zollar

Board Member
Nasdaq, IBM, Public Service Enterprise Group, Bank of New York Mellon

Event Overview

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program to help public company board members and senior executives drive success in their organizations. Boards today face a new set of challenges, as investors place a greater importance on board transparency and accountability.
The Board Leadership Forum aims to encourage participants to adopt effective techniques and strategies for implementing ESG initiatives, organizing human capital management, dealing with activism, and balancing board composition. This event is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and stay up to date on the corporate governance landscape.

Why Attend?

As shareholders move toward increased communication and transparency with the board of directors, the board’s role in strategy, communication, and human capital management has gradually evolved. As a result, there are a host of new topics on the boardroom agenda.
The Board Leadership Forum brings together directors, senior executives, investors and corporate governance experts to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing boards today. Our panelists come from a variety of companies, positions, and sectors, which allows for a robust discussion with a wealth of information for directors, executives, and investors. Come for the expertise. Stay for the conversation.

“I always meet the most interesting people at Equilar events. They reflect the excellent content: focused, topical and smart!”

Board Leadership Forum Attendee

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate $748
Standard Registration Rate $1,495
Service Provider Rate $2,495

Equilar clients please contact us at to receive your client rate discount code.

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Nasdaq MarketSite - 4 Times Square, New York


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