Event Postponed, Date TBD
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Event Overview

Agenda & Venue


12:00 - 12:30 PM
Lunch & Networking, Registration Opens
12:30 - 12:40 PM
Welcome Remarks
12:40 - 1:30 PM
Effectively Driving ESG Strategy
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) continues to be a hot-button topic for boards. More than ever, boards face pressure from investors to implement measures to achieve progressive goals. This panel will discuss approaches to fit modern ESG initiatives into long-term strategy and the risks boards should consider in an effort to protect the organization’s reputation.
1:35 - 2:25 PM
Human Capital Management: Strategies and Opportunities
Boards are responsible for overseeing broad human capital objectives and ensuring achievable goals are measured for success. In this discussion, panelists will assess how boards can best promote a culture steeped in talent development, engagement, and grit within their organizations to drive optimal output and enhance business performance.
2:30 - 3:20 PM
One-on-One Keynote Interview with Strauss Zelnick
3:20 - 3:40 PM
Networking Break
3:40 - 4:30 PM
Top of the Leaderboard: Tying Board Composition to Performance
As the governing board for an organization, shareholders seek directors that represent their best interests and provide strategic oversight. Honest dialogue about underperformance, assessing performance of individual board members, and evaluation of strategic goals may be a difficult conversation to initiate, but necessary. This panel will discuss strategies for effective communication and transparency for board evaluation, including refreshment and assessment of performance.
4:35 - 5:25 PM
Acting on Activism: Collaborating With an Activist
Shareholders take interest in the companies they invest in. At times shareholders may seek transformational change within an organization in the form of activism. Directors must find a way to drive strategic initiatives in accordance with shareholders to ensure that collaboration on the most pressing issues is sound. Panelists will converse on strategies to best approach activist shareholders in the short- and long-term, as well as tactics to enhance collaboration with an activist.
5:25 - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Networking Dinner Reception


Nasdaq MarketSite

4 Times Square,
New York, NY
Nasdaq MarketSite

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.

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate - $747.50
Standard Registration Rate - $1,495
Service Provider Rate - $2,495
Discounted rates may apply with valid promo codes.

Keynote Interview

Strauss Zelnick


Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Interviewed By

Steven Borden

Founder & President
Borden Media Consulting

Featured Speakers

Barbara Berlin

Managing Director,
Governance Insights Center
Roel Campos

Board Member
Regional Management Corp
Paul DeNicola

Principal, Governance Insights Center
JoEllen Dillon

Board Member
Mylan N.V.
Jeffrey Foster

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Gail Harris

Lead Director
Ani Huang

Center On Executive Compensation

Senior Vice President
HR Policy Association
Tom Johnson

Chief Executive Officer
Abernathy MacGregor
Karin Klein

Board Member
Paramount Group and Regency Centers Corporation
Susan Kudzman

Yellow Pages Limited
Tyson McCabe

Associate Vice President, IR Advisory Services
Susanne Meline

Board Member
ClearSign Technologies and Aqua Metals
Yumi Narita

Executive Director of Corporate Governance
New York City Office of the Comptroller
Jonathan Salzberger

Senior Director
Ron Schneider

Director, Corporate Governance Solutions
Mara Swan

EVP, Global Strategies & Talent
Manpower Group

Board Member
BrightView Holdings
David Whan

Chief Human Resources Officer
Jennifer Wisinski

Haynes & Boone

More Speakers To Be Announced Soon

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.

Event Highlights

Please download highlights from the sold out Board Leadership Forum in San Francisco, September 10, 2019.

Board Leadership Forum Highlights
and Key Takeaways