Johns Hopkins SAIS to host 7th Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom on Sept. 7, 2016


The 7th SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

It will bring together corporate executives, board chairs, institutional investors, venture capitalists, government officials, international experts, and business leaders to assess the progress to promote women and minority directors to serve on publicly traded company boards.

The conference will include speeches, interviews, and panel discussions featuring:
• Don Beyer, U.S. Representative for Virginia
• David Chun, Founder and CEO of Equilar
• Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P.
• Davida Herzl, CEO of Aclima
• Monica Kowal, Vice Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission
• William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of Estée Lauder Companies
• Brande Stellings, Vice President of Corporate Board Services of Catalyst
• Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO of Genpact
• James White, Former Chairman and CEO of Jamba Juice

The sessions will highlight successful initiatives and benchmark U.S. performance against other countries. McKinsey & Company will also present the results of qualitative research on best practices among the top performing companies.

The conference is hosted by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, a research center based at Johns Hopkins SAIS that focuses on contemporary challenges facing Europe and North America.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Program

Kenney-Herter Auditorium
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20036

The event is open to the media, with registration. Members of the working press should send RSVPs and requests to interview conference participants to

Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson (media inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile

Susan Ness (agenda inquiries)
Chair, SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

For more information about the 2016 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, visit  or follow @CTR_SAIS and the conference hashtag #SAISBoardDiversity.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For seven decades, students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C. in 1943, and opened its campus in Bologna, Italy in 1955. It initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China when it launched a campus in Nanjing in 1986.

The school’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.



Tuesday, August 30, 2016