SPECIAL EVENT FOR 2007 COLLOQUIUM PARTICIPANTS
Legacies of Women
March 8th 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue NW
Carole Simpson, Moderator
Former anchor, ABC-TV's "World News Sunday"
Judy Woodruff, Moderator
PBS Correspondent, "News Hour with Jim Lehrer"
Dr. Madeleine Albright
First Woman Secretary of State (1997-2001)
Antonia Novello, M.D.
U.S. Surgeon General (1990-1993)
President, National Council of Negro Women, 1957-1997
First woman to hold NYSE seat
Donna de Varonna
First President, Women's Sports Foundation (1976-84) and Olympic Medalist
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay
Founder, Chair, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Hilton Embassy Row Hotel:
special rate of $229 + tax is available for Colloquium participants.
Please call 1-800-695-7460 before
and reference the
Global Summit of Women
to receive the discounted rate. The hotel is located at 2015
Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.
"My heartfelt congratulations on
another successful colloquium. The positive tone which you set for the
agenda by asking participants to concentrate on proven practices provides
a unique learning experience. One could not help but be inspired by
the breadth of knowledge and dedication exhibited by the participants."
Mary Gusella, Former Chief Commissioner, Canadian
Human Rights Commission
"It was truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of a colloquium that
raises the bar both in terms of content and caliber of the participants.
That speaks to your commitment and ability to get the real issues on the
Vice President, HumanResources
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women. Ms.
Natividad brings women corporate, government and non-profit leaders
together annually for a global gathering which has come to be called the "Davos for Women", which focuses
on accelerating the economic growth of women. She also Chairs
Corporate Women Directors International, which promotes increased
participation of women on corporate boards. Recognized for her work
on behalf of women, she was named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st
Century” by Women’s e-news; one of the “25 Most Influential
Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine; one of “America’s
100 Most Important Women” by Ladies Home Journal, among others.
healthcare revenues at a Fortune 500 from $40 to $200 million
in seven years, Ms. Corbette Doyle redefined success by
negotiating a three-day week and a four hundred mile commute—without
sacrificing her role as a corporate change agent. As Aon
Coporation’s first global Chief Diversity Officer she develops
strategies that allow women and people of color to reach their full
potential. Ms. Doyle is also Chair of the National Healthcare
Practice at Aon.
has overall responsibility for IBM’s Global Workforce Diversity and
Work/Life programs, managing staff in Europe, Middle-East, Africa,
Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America. During her 28 year
career with IBM, Ms. Ferris has held a variety of staff and management
positions within the HR organization in staffing, employee
relations, management development, benefits and diversity. She
currently serves as Director of Global Workforce Diversity Programs at
Monika Ruehl has been
the “Global Head of Change Management and Diversity” of the Deutsche Lufthansa
Group since January 2001. Ms. Ruehl also teaches at the University of
Magdeburg (Germany), and has published one book and many articles in her areas
is a management professional with 24 years of experience consulting,
teaching and counseling in a variety of organizations. As Vice
President of Diversity and Inclusion at RR Donnelley, Dr. Vasudevan is
responsible for enabling workplace, marketplace and community outreach
strategies that support RR Donnelley’s business and growth strategies.
With over twenty-three years experience in the financial services
industry, Ms. Janan Youshia was appointed Director of Workforce
Strategies at Scotiabank in December 2005 and is responsible for the
development and execution of strategies, tools and programs to support
the Bank's effectiveness in the recruitment, development and the advancement
Ms. Sylvia Chrominska
her career at Scotiabank in 1979 as a
Credit Analyst, and has risen through the management
ranks to become
Vice President of Human Resources and Public, Corporate and Government
Affairs. Ms. Chrominska
recognized by Women’s Executive Network as One of the Top 100 Most
Powerful Women in Canada.
Appointed by President
Bush as the 12th Chair of the
Employment Opportunity Commission,
was selected for her broad perspective and wealth of expertise in
employment and workplace issues gained in a variety of settings: as a
small business owner, as a consultant, and as a corporate executive.
In January 2007, Ms. Linda Gooden
assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin
Information Systems and Global Services business area. She is
also an officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the largest provider
of federal technology services in the world.
In December 2006, Ms. Hélène Goulet
was appointed Secretary General of the Canadian Human Rights
Commission. Her career has spanned a number of roles in federal
departments and agencies. She has held senior positions in the areas
of public law, program delivery, policy development and transition
and CEO of the Knowsys Group, a strategic IT and management consulting
services firm, Mary-Ann Massad has 23 years of experience in
management consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing working
with government, financial services, and utilities industries. Under
Ms. Massad’s leadership, the firm has
grown and flourished under
her leadership into a multi-million dollar organization with Fortune
100 clients in Canada, USA, and Europe.
Ms. Joanne M. McDonough, who has
been with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for over a decade, now serves as
Director of the Office of Diversity. She
has primary responsibility for PwC’s strategy and premier initiatives
aimed at the retention, development and advancement of women. Ms.
McDonough is also the leader for PwC’s Women’s Networking Circles,
where she provides strategic guidance, develops tools for networking
and manages program metrics.
a partner with Deloitte Tax LLP in the Atlanta office, serves as the
Southeast Region Manufacturing Industry leader. Since joining
Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2002, Nancy has served many manufacturing
and consumer products companies as the lead client service partner
and/or advisory partner. Ms. Millet also serves as the Southeast Region
Women’s Initiative leader, supporting geography leaders to further
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP’s Women’s Initiative across the region and
with its clients.
Senior Vice-President & Officer, Sears Canada Inc., has over
twenty-five years of experience in retail management. Ms. Taylor
began her career with Sears and was appointed in 1984 as Canada’s
first-ever female department store manager. In addition to her role
at Sears, she now works as a management development consultant
assisting other major Canadian companies and coaching their female
executives. She was recognized as one of the 100 Most
Powerful Women in Canada (1995 – 96).
As Vice President in Global Leadership and Diversity at
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Elana J. Weinstein is responsible for the
strategy and implementation of firmwide diversity initiatives,
including training and curriculum, workplace flexibility programs, and
women’s leadership development.
Ms. Icy Williams is Associate Director,
Global Supplier Diversity, Procter and Gamble. Ms. Williams
joined Procter and Gamble in 1980, and in 2001 was promoted to
Associate Director of Corporate Supplier Diversity. During her
tenure, the company's spending on minority and women-owned business
has climbed to an impressive $1.8 billion (2005/06).