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Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire - Women on Corporate Boards
04/22/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

The percentage of women on corporate boards has been stuck at 16% for the last several years. Global and national factors now make this the best time to significantly increase that percentage. Independent research from trusted sources makes the business case for gender-balanced boards, which outperform companies with all-male boards on a host of measures. Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, president of Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search, will cover how women (and men) can become board-ready and how organizations like 2020 Women on Boards and Woman Corporate Directors are increasing awareness, along with what CEOs, institutional investors, and shareholders can do to support the addition of more women on corporate boards. This is a joint program with Milwaukee Women inc and TEMPO.

French Ambassador to the United States François Delattre
04/29/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Ambassador François Delattre will talk about France and its unique relationship with the US as illustrated by the success of the recent State visit of President Hollande. He will address the different challenges our two countries are facing together as friends, allies and partners – international crises, terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, climate change and promotion of economic growth. He will also stress the dynamism of our bilateral economic relationship and our growing cooperation in the fields of science, research and education. Last but not least, he will explain why a successful negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is so important for both the EU and the US.