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?
Group Risk & Compliance Director, Vodafone
Head of Global Public Policy Management, Facebook
Group General Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group PLC
Dame Julia Cleverdon
Vice President, Business in the Community
Managing Director Co-Head of UK Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Chief Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Tanya Jaeger De Foras
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, EMEA, Luxottica Group S.p.A.
Founder, Fair Play Human Rights Consulting
Management Columnist, Financial Times
Frances Le Grys
Partner & General Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Société Générale, Veolia Environnement, Altran PLC
GWES Chair and Partner, Hogan Lovells
CEO Elect, Grant Thornton UK
Carine Smith Ihenacho
Global Chief Compliance Officer, Statoil
General Counsel, Europe, H.J. Heinz Company