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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Speaker Series: 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

Sara Mathew is Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, and will be a featured panelist at the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit.

Sara Mathew, Chairman & CEO of Dun & Bradstreet

Maintaining information on more than 220 million companies worldwide is no small feat. For over a decade, Sara Mathew has led the transformation of business licensing corporation Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) from a data company to a more innovative, digital enterprise, leveraging technological advances to expand its reach in the marketplace. During the course of her career as a business renovator, Sara refined her skillset in promoting and growing global organizations. Prior to joining D&B, she spent 18 years at Procter & Gamble, where she served in a number of executive roles. Today, Sara is D&B’s Chairman and CEO and also serves on the Board of the Campbell Soup Company as the Audit Committee Chair. Her passion not only accounts for her career success, but allows her to find that delicate balance in life.

We asked Sara to reflect on what advice she would offer to those following in her footsteps. Here’s what she had to say:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Speaker Series: 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

Katharine Weymouth serves as Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, and will be a featured panelist at the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit.

Katharine Weymouth, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post

Being the publisher and chief executive officer of The Washington Post can be almost as challenging as juggling life with three school-aged kids. But, somehow, Katharine manages. Having joined the The Post in 1996 as Assistant Counsel, she worked four years in the legal offices of the news organization at both the newspaper and the website. Katharine earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1988 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1992. Following law school, she clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for one year. Maintaining a global brand in publishing is difficult, especially when the landscape of the industry is rapidly changing. But for Katharine, it’s a matter of staying in step with the trends and putting her hard-earned education and business acumen to work.

We asked Katharine to reflect on her success and offer advice to future pillars of industry. Here’s what she had to say:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sheryl WuDunn and Patricia de Stacy Harrison Kick-Off 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and investment banker Sheryl WuDunn, along with Patricia de Stacy Harrison, the president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will launch the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit with a candid onstage conversation for 100 women executives and general counsel from around the globe.

WuDunn and Harrison will focus on the shared challenges faced by women from different parts of the world. WuDunn’s Half the Sky campaign raises awareness of the issues that affect women without a voice — violence, maternal mortality, human trafficking, and domestic abuse.

WuDunn and her husband Nicholas Kristof wrote the book that inspired the Half the Sky movement, which includes television, film, social media, and mobile gaming components that promote global equality and support for women’s rights.

Patricia de Stacy Harrison, former co-chair of the Republican National Committee, produced a successful CPB series, a collaboration with the Public Broadcasting Service, on Half the Sky. Harrison advised the United States during the first Iraq war as a Department of Commerce councilwoman in the 1990s.

WuDunn and Harrison will be joined by over 100 women executives at the 17 and 18 June event.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hogan Lovells Hosts 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

More than 100 women executives and general counsel will gather at the Global Women’s Executive Summit on 17 and 18 June 2013 in New York. This event — part of Hogan Lovells’ Global Client Forum series — will enable guests to engage with their peers, who impact business, politics, and philanthropy around the world.

The day-and-a-half program will begin with a keynote address from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and investment banker Sheryl WuDunn on The China Challenge. She and Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will close the evening with an onstage conversation, discussing  Half the Sky – a multimedia campaign borne from WuDunn’s best-selling book that aims to empower women around the globe.

The second day of the Summit kicks off with panel discussions: