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G7 Women in Business

Monday, March 11, 2019

G7 Women in Business - Return on Investment

During the first week of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Consulate General of France, the Consulate General of Canada, and The Economic Club of New York are co-hosting the second edition of their cycle of conferences on women in business.

The 2019 edition is focusing on the investment community's perspective on gender diversity, and on the role investors can play in accelerating it.

Fireside chat with Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Ali Velshi MSNBC Anchor & Business Correspondent, NBC News & MSNBC

Welcome Remarks by Marie-Josée Kravis, Chair, The Economic Club of New York

Conference Program


Chaired By: Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada
Marie-Josée Kravis, Chair, ECNY, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
Muriel Pénicaud, Minister of Labor, France

VISUALIZING THE DATA: Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

Presented by:
Kiersten Barnet, Global Head, Bloomberg GEI
Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP


PANEL 1: Gender Diversity as an Investment Criterion

Chaired by: Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman, BlackRock
Lynn Blake, Executive Vice President & CIO, Global Equity Solutions, State Street Global Advisors
Kim Thomassin, Executive Vice President, Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec
Virginie Morgon, CEO, Eurazeo


PANEL 2: Gender Equality: Looking Beyond the Board Seat

Chaired by: Beatrix Dart, Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Anne Tolmunen, Fund Manager, AXA Investment Partners
Sheri Bronstein, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bank of America
Kathleen Bochman, Head of ESG Loomin Sayles (Natixis affiliate)



A Conversation between Mark Machin, President & CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ali Velshi

VISUALIZING THE DATA: Why Women-Owned Startups are a Better Bet?

Frances Brooks Taplett, Global People Senior Director, Boston Consulting Group


PANEL 3: How Can We Help Close the Gender Gap in Venture Funding?

Chaired by: Catherine Barba, Founder, W.IN Forum NY, Angel Investor, Board Member
Jenny Abramson, Founder and Managing Partner, Rethink Impact
Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Investments & Women in Technology Venture Fund, Business Development Bank of Canada
Dane Kanze, Doctoral Fellow, Columbia Business School
Emilie Maret, Fellow, The Family


PANEL 4: Empowering Women Investors to Higher Ranks

Chaired by: Elodie Dupuy, Founder & Managing Director, Full In Venture
Rebecca Kaden, Partner, Union Square Ventures
Kim Furlong, CEO, Canadian Venture Capital Association
Megan Quinn, General Partner, Spark Capital
David Teten, Managing Director, HOF Capital



The Honorable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Gender Equality & Minister of International Development, Government of Canada
Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality, France
Cristina Shapiro, Head of 10,000 Women, Goldman Sachs


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