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Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

03 April, 2018 | (01 hr)

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How have women such as Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors, been able to make their way to the top? And when they get there, what impact do they have on corporate governance?

In her book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joann S. Lublin from the Wall Street Journal interviewed over 50 top female executives to hear the successes and setbacks they've faced as women climbing the corporate ladder. 

Join us for an interactive conversation hosted by Doug Chia, executive director of The Conference Board Governance Center, as Lublin discusses:

  • Key themes from the book, including how to handle issues surrounding sexual harassment; maintaining a necessary work-life balance; and getting ahead at both junior and senior levels of your career
  • What women experience when they join the company board
  • How the board dynamic may change when a female director joins
  • How having a female executive can affect a company’s governance/corporate culture

Who Should Attend: CEOs and other C-suite executives and management; Current and prospective board members of public companies; Corporate executives; Governance professionals, talent management and diversity and inclusion professionals and female practitioners looking for tips to move forward successfully in their careers



Joann S. Lublin

Joann S. Lublin
Management News Editor
The Wall Street Journal

Joann S. Lublin is management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. She works with reporters in the U.S. and abroad to conceptualize and organize coverage of management and workplace issues. She covers issues such as corporate governance, executive compensation, recruiting and succession and w...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
ESG Center Fellow

Douglas (Doug) Chia is president of Soundboard Governance LLC, fellow at the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, and senior fellow for The Conference Board ESG Center. 

Chia previously served as executive director of the ESG Center. Before joining The Conference Board, C...Full Bio

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