Global Women's Executive Summit 2013

17-18 June | The St. Regis | New York

More than 100 women executives and general counsel gathered at the Global Women’s Executive Summit on 17 and 18 June 2013 in New York. At this event, guests engaged with their peers, who impact business, politics, and philanthropy around the world. Participants engaged in dialogue about global business challenges and opportunities; compliance in an era of increased regulation; growth, change, and adaptation in a competitive global marketplace; the challenges of protecting privacy, data, and personal and institutional reputation; and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

The day-and-a-half program began with an onstage conversation anchored by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and investment banker Sheryl WuDunn. The second day comprised of topical panel discussions (“Women on the World Stage” is available to watch online), a keynote lunch address, and ample time for networking.

The Summit offered candid dialogue and sharing of lessons learned among some of the world’s leading women.

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An Evening of Excellence

Presentation on The China Challenge by business executive, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and bestselling author Sheryl WuDunn, followed by an onstage conversation regarding the Half the Sky Movement with Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Women on the World Stage

High-profile women who have successfully navigated difficult economic times anticipate the challenges they expect to face as leaders in the coming years. Click here to watch the webcast.

The Evolving Role of General Counsel

In-house lawyers focus on how they — and their organizations — have adapted and advanced in the midst of a competitive global marketplace.

Risk, Regulation, and Reward

In keeping pace with changing regulations and emerging compliance trends, panelists forecast the significant long-term risks and fundamental shifts that will affect their businesses’ abilities to grow and compete.

Managing Strategy in a Global Environment

Change is constant, and good leaders know when new strategies can help their companies rise to the challenge of global prosperity.


Sheryl WuDunn

Senior Business Executive, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist 
and Best-Selling Author 

Vice President María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn

Republic of Honduras

Kate Cheetham

Deputy Group General Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Patricia de Stacy Harrison

President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Neal Katyal

Appellate Practice Co-Director and Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.

Shannon Thyme Klinger

Global Head Legal and General Counsel, Sandoz International GmbH

Jean Fitterer Lance

Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance, OfficerBoston Scientific Corporation

Anne T. Madden

Vice President of Corporate Development and Global Head of M&A, Honeywell International Inc.

Sara Mathew

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

Virginia “Jean” Molino

General Counsel, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Louise M. Parent

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express Company

Judith Shepherd

Managing Director and Global General Counsel of Corporate and Investment Banking, Barclays Bank PLC

Catherine E. Stetson

Appellate Practice Co-Director and Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.

Julie Spellman Sweet

General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Accenture

Katharine Weymouth

Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Washington Post

Janet B. Wright

Vice President, Corporate, Securities and Finance Counsel Dell Inc.