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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Speaker Series: 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn is Vice President of the Republic of Honduras, and was a featured panelist at the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit.

Vice President María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn, Republic of Honduras

Being in charge of the Ministry of the Presidency means that Vice President of the Republic of Honduras María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn is managing complex dealings with state modernization, finance, and social policy on a daily basis. The Vice President coordinates the national development strategy, overseeing the overall implementation of the nation’s plan and handling some of the country’s most important programs. Prior to her current appointed position, she worked at FEREMA – the main nonprofit Honduran organization involved in the promotion of education in the country. She also successfully directed the Honduras TELETON Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the needs of the disabled. Her dedication to the underserved led to where she is today: helping to lead the Republic of Honduras.

When asked to provide some tips on how to make it in the high-pressure world of politics, Vice President Bográn was happy to weigh-in. Her answers are below:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Speaker Series: 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

Julie Spellman Sweet is General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer at Accenture and was a featured panelist at the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit.

Julie Spellman Sweet, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer, Accenture

As general counsel, Julie Sweet has ultimate responsibility for all legal support to Accenture, a position she has held since 2010. A dedicated lawyer with significant international experience, Julie serves as principal counsel to senior leadership as well as the board of directors and leads the company's legal department. In this role, she oversees all legal services, the contract management function, and the office of government relations. As chief compliance officer, Julie is responsible for managing legal and regulatory compliance programs that enable Accenture to operate around the globe — Julie’s area of expertise. She speaks Mandarin and has spent substantial time working in China, Europe, and elsewhere in her professional career. Julie also serves as corporate secretary and is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Julie provided the following insights on leadership:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Women on the World Stage

Day two of the conference opened with a panel titled “Women on the World Stage.” Participants were addressed by three leaders talking about their experiences and what they expect to see in the future. Oxana Balayan, Hogan Lovells managing partner in Moscow, asked the panelists about the tactics they use to navigate the economic landscape as well as advice they would give the future generation of leaders.

Vice President of Honduras, María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn shared her insight on managing the various stakeholders in a political environment. When asked if she ever finds herself having to tell people ‘no,’ she answered, “Part of being a leader means you have to say ‘no’ without using the word ’no.’”

Among the advice Sara Mathew, Chairman and CEO at Dun & Bradstreet Inc., offered the audience was to “take risks.” She went on to say, “you will fail, accept that. If you haven’t already failed you’re not pushing yourself hard enough.”

Katherine Weymouth, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, gave the audience an insight into adapting an organization to the technological revolution, giving an insider’s perspective on the challenges the media industry faces in the light of new technology.

Women who hold senior positions in global companies facing real business challenges joined a dialogue on the global business environment.
Women who hold senior positions in global companies facing real business challenges joined a dialogue on the global business environment.

“What do women add to the leadership of global organizations?” – Emily Reid, Global Board Member and Partner at Hogan Lovells
“What do women add to the leadership of global organizations?” – Emily Reid, Global Board Member and Partner at Hogan Lovells

“Life is 1% what happens to you and 99% how you react.” – Sara Mathew, Dun & Bradstreet
“Life is 1% what happens to you and 99% how you react.” – Sara Mathew, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

The panelists addressed what it means to be a leader on today’s world stage.
The panelists addressed what it means to be a leader on today’s world stage.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Evening of Excellence: An Onstage Conversation

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Sheryl WuDunn alongside Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, discussed the Half the Sky movement, which addresses the oppression of women worldwide and opportunities for their empowerment. WuDunn explained that it will take a combination of legal reform and political will to implement laws protecting women, but that change can happen if issues such as forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality are addressed head-on.

WuDunn and Harrison shared a piece of the landmark 2012 Corporation for Public Broadcasting documentary inspired by the Half the Sky book.
WuDunn and Harrison shared a piece of the landmark 2012 Corporation for Public Broadcasting documentary inspired by the Half the Sky book.

Sheryl WuDunn shares success stories coming out of the Half the Sky campaign.
Sheryl WuDunn shares success stories coming out of the Half the Sky campaign. 

Beijing Managing Partner Jun Wei closes the evening with Sheryl WuDunn and Patricia de Stacy Harrison, thanking them for participating in the Summit and enlightening the audience on global challenges.
Beijing Managing Partner Jun Wei closes the evening with Sheryl WuDunn and Patricia de Stacy Harrison, thanking them for participating in the Summit and enlightening the audience on global challenges.

Friday, July 19, 2013

One Hundred Top Female Executives and General Counsel Convene for GWES 2013

Hogan Lovells lawyers and Global Women’s Executive Summit attendees gathered to kick off the opening night with networking, a keynote speaker, and onstage conversation. The group of uniquely successful women gathered to make business connections – forging new relationships and sharing insights on how to meet the challenges that accompany the path to global growth.

GWES kicks off with an evening networking event
GWES kicks off with an evening networking event


Guests gathered around to hear the program’s Co-Chair and partner Helen Trilling as well as Hogan Lovells Co-CEOs, Warren Gorrell and David Harris, welcome everyone
Guests gathered around to hear the program’s Co-Chair and partner Helen Trilling as well as Hogan Lovells Co-CEOs, Warren Gorrell and David Harris, welcome everyone

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and investment banker, Sheryl WuDunn, alongside the President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, met guests prior to taking the stage for the keynote presentation
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and investment banker, Sheryl WuDunn, alongside the President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, met guests prior to taking the stage for the keynote presentation


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Experience GWES 2013

Experience GWES 2013