Women in Charge: Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership

Women hold over half of all management and professional positions, yet comprise only 5% -- 1 in 20 -- of Fortune 1000 CEOs. How can men and women work together to debunk myths, take action and create value for business and society by increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles and by building healthy work cultures?

Get the facts from Professor Robin Ely's massive research project on the 
gender gap in leadership -- cited just this week in the Wall Street Journal  and the New York Times Sunday Review's "A Toxic Work World." Learn more about policies and strategies for developing women leaders from Kristine Langdon of Korn/Ferry and retired Deliotte Diversity Officer Jim Wall. 

Don't miss this special Fall Leadership event -- RSVP NOW for next Wednesday's session

We invite all Yale alumni (men and women) and their guests to join us for an evening of open and candid dialogue at our distinguished panel featuring:

Professor Robin Ely Kristine Langdon Jim Wall
Robin J. Ely, Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community at Harvard Business School Kristine S. Langdon, Senior Client Partner Korn/Ferry and former CEO and Founder of Thermo Vision Corporation Jim Wall, retired Global Managing Director, Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer of Deloitte


Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time & Agenda:
6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM Registration and Refreshments
7:00 PM -- 8:30 PM Panel Discussion & Q/A
8:30 PM -- 9:00 PM Networking & Followup
Nixon/Peabody 100 Summer Street, Boston (map link)
$10/pp to cover the cost of refreshments

Professor Ely, Yale M.A. '86, M.Phil '87 and Ph.D '89, will present her research on more than 25,000 male and female business school graduates, addressing how women can become more effective leaders and how to deal with gender stereotyping of both women and men. Kristine Langdon, Yale '81 (PC), of Korn/Ferry, and Jim Wall of Deloitte will discuss their experiences creating more supportive environments for promoting women to senior leadership positions within consulting, life sciences and technology organizations.

Sign up and show up for this timely and compelling panel discussion, Q&A and networking event, moderated by Tanya Chermak, SOM '83, and Zack Schuman, SOM '13. Co-sponsored by Yale SOMAA Boston Chapter, YaleBoston and YaleWomen Boston.

Directions, Transit and Parking Information

100 Summer Street is at the intersection of Devonshire and Summer in Boston's Financial District. Building security will confirm your RSVP and guide you to the correct floor. Please allow time for this security check.

Nearest T stops are South Station (Red and Silver Lines plus commuter rail) and Downtown Crossing (Red and Orange Lines). Many inbound MBTA bus routes stop at Federal & Franklin Streets, a short walk from 100 Summer. 

There are numerous parking facilities in the immediate area, some of which allow advance reservations online. A Google Maps search on "parking near 100 Summer St Boston" will display a number of nearby options. Driving and parking in the area will likely require substantial time due to evening rush hour congestion. Cabs, Uber and Lyft are convenient options for leaving 100 Summer after the event when the evening rush hour has passed.

Questions? Contact Tanya Chermak tchermak@yahoo.com or Lisa Goldman ligoldman@aol.com

October 07, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
Law Offices of Nixon Peabody LLP
100 Summer St Boston
Boston, MA 02110
United States
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