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20 March, 2019 | (01 hr)

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In the second installment of our Effective Development Strategies for Increasing Women in Leadership series, experts from The Conference Board and Korn Ferry will take a deeper dive into impactful actions/practices implemented by organizations that are successfully moving the needle on women in leadership.

Featuring the CHRO of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, viewers will learn about the strategies that this organization used to pave the way for advancing women leaders in a historically male-dominated industry.

Join this webcast to gain:

  • A deeper understanding about the current barriers keeping women out of leadership roles
  • Insights on how The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey created more discipline and leadership accountability in talent practices
  • Information on approaches other leading companies are using to accelerate the advancement of women

Register for this program or sign up here to watch the entire, three-part webcast series.

Who Should Attend: Talent practitioners in diversity and inclusion, talent management, coaching and leadership development as well as those in the organization seeking greater gender parity for their business. 


Beatrice Grech-Cumbo

Beatrice Grech-Cumbo
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry

Beatrice Grech-Cumbo is a senior client partner at Korn Ferry and leads the firm’s Advancing Women Worldwide practice. She is responsible for infusing research, including the Korn Ferry/Rockefeller Foundation Women CEOs Speak study, and experience across the firm’s assessment and succ...Full Bio

Mary Lee Hannell

Mary Lee Hannell
Chief Human Capital Officer
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Mary Lee Hannell is Chief Human Capital Officer for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The bi-state agency conceives, builds, operates, and maintains infrastructure critical to the New York/New Jersey region’s trade and transportation network. These facilities include America's ...Full Bio

Debra Torres

Debra Torres
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Prior to joining the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Debra Torres was most recently Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at PepsiCo, Inc., where she oversaw and enhanced PepsiCo’s Code of Conduct and various policies, managed internal investigations and developed vetting programs ...Full Bio

Lillian D. Valenti

Lillian D. Valenti
Chief Procurement and Contracting Officer
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Lillian D. Valenti was appointed as the agency’s first Chief Procurement and Contracting Officer in June 2014 acknowledging the critical role of the procurement function in achieving the Agency's objectives. Lillian has the responsibility for all procurement protocols, processes and awards ...Full Bio

Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Rebecca L. Ray, PhD (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Human Capital
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray is the Executive Vice President, Human Capital, at The Conference Board. She leads the US Human Capital Center and is responsible for member engagement and retention as well as the overall quality and continuing integration of all research and offerings across the human capital spectr...Full Bio

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