Global Women's Executive Summit 2015

14-15 May | The Savoy | London

Our third GWES, held 14 and 15 May at The Savoy Hotel in London, brought together an audience of senior female executives to address topical business issues faced in the boardroom. Keynote speakers Dame Julia Cleverdon, Chair, The National Literacy Trust, and Vice President, Business in the Community; Stephanie Flanders, Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management; and Lucy Kellaway, Management Columnist at the Financial Times, addressed an audience of almost 150 women.

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Managing Risk: The Legal Perspective

Technological change, global regulatory activism, and financial pressures have brought new and complex issues to the boardroom. Issues, such as cybersecurity, data protection, anti-corruption, and regulatory compliance, were once the domain of specialist managers. Today they are seen as enterprise risks, firmly on the c-suite agenda.

Business and Human Rights: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect

In June 2011, the Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were designed to guide governments, corporations, and stakeholders on how to ensure respect for human rights principles in their activities. Four years on, how are the principles impacting corporate conduct? Business, NGOs, and politicians talk about “social license to operate.” But what does it really mean?

Globalization, Technology, and Social Change: The Board Perspective

Globalization, technology, and social change are creating new industries, reshaping markets, streamlining operations, easing the flow of capital, diversifying the workforce, and enabling newer and faster forms of collaboration and communication. In 2025, the global economic landscape will be vastly different. How are businesses responding to these profound shifts in the world around them?


Jacqueline Barrett

Group Risk & Compliance Director, Vodafone

Monika Bickert

Head of Global Public Policy Management, Facebook

Kate Cheetham

Group General Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Dame Julia Cleverdon

Vice President, Business in the Community

Ina De

Managing Director Co-Head of UK Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan Cazenove

Stephanie Flanders

Chief Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Julianne Hughes-Jennett

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Tanya Jaeger De Foras

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, EMEA, Luxottica Group S.p.A.

Mary Johnson

Founder, Fair Play Human Rights Consulting

Lucy Kellaway

Management Columnist, Financial Times

Frances Le Grys

Partner & General Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Nathalie Rachou

Non-Executive Director
Société Générale, Veolia Environnement, Altran PLC

Emily Reid

GWES Chair and Partner, Hogan Lovells

Sacha Romanovitch

CEO Elect, Grant Thornton UK

Carine Smith Ihenacho

Global Chief Compliance Officer, Statoil

Victoria White

General Counsel, Europe, H.J. Heinz Company