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11/11/2014 to 11/12/2014
When: November 11-12

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2014 Americas Institute


Please join your colleagues at the WomenCorporateDirectors 2014 Americas Institute,
November 11 - 12, 2014.


Turnberry Isle Resort and Club
19999 W. Country Club Drive
Aventura, Florida 33180
November 11 - 12



November 11 
 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Registration, greetings, and networking

 1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Opening of the Americas Institute

 1:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

A Conversation With Paula Marshall

 2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.


 2:25 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Panel 1:  CEO and Board Succession

 3:25 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.


 3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Panel 2:  Where the Real Board Work Gets Done - Fresh Ideas From Committee Work

 4:40 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Closing of the Day

 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception hosted by Chico's

 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Roundtable Dinner Event hosted by Northern Trust

November 12 
 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast hosted by Pearl Meyer & Partners
What are the top questions boards should be asking now about executive compensation?

 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


 9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Opening of the Day

 9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Panel 3:  The Trans-Pacific Partnership and NAFTA - The Opportunities and Challenges

 10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.


 10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Panel 4:  What Directors Need to Know About Changing Globalization

 11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Roundtable Luncheon Event hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright

 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A Conversation With Claudia Kotchka

 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Panel 5:  Growth and Management of Megacities and Weathering the Changes: Racing Against Time and the Rising Tides

 3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Closing of the Institute


"A Conversation With"
Paula Marshall       (United States)Chief Executive Officer, Bama; Author; WCD Member
Henrietta Fore        (United States) (Moderator)Director, Exxon Mobil Corporation, General Mills, and Theravance, Inc.; Co-Chair, Asia Society; WCD Global Co-Chair
Claudia Kotchka     (United States)Advisor, Institute of Design, Stanford University; Director, Blackberry; Former Vice President, Design, Innovation, and Strategy, The Procter & Gamble Company; WCD Member
Susan Stautberg     (United States) (Moderator) Chief Executive Officer, Global Co-Chair, and Co-Founder, WCD; President, PartnerCom
Panel 1:  CEO and Board Succession
Julie Daum               (United States) (Moderator)North American Board Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart; Director, Spencer Stuart and Seacoast Banking Corporation; WCD Member
Sherry Barrat       (United States) Director, NextEra Energy, Inc., Prudential Insurance Funds, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Company; WCD Advisory Board Member and Visionary Awards Chair 
Lynda Davey          (United States) Co-Chief Executive Officer, Avalon Net Worth; Founder and Chairman, Avalon Securities, Ltd.; Former Chairman, Wet Seal, Inc.
Rita Foley                     (United States) Director, Dresser-Rand and Petsmart; WCD Member
Nancy Karch       (United States) Chairman, Kate Spade & Company; Director, Genworth Financial, Kimberly-Clark, and Mastercard; WCD Member
Panel 2:  Where the Real Board Work Gets Done - Fresh Ideas From Committee Work 
Eileen Kamerick       (United States) (Moderator)Director, Associated Bank and Westell Technologies, Inc.; Director, Closed End Mutual Funds, Legg Mason; WCD Member
Cynthia Cohen         (United States)Founder and President, Strategic Mindshare; Director, Equity One and Steiner Leisure Limited; WCD Chapter Chair and Advisory Board Member
Peggy Heeg                    (United States) Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Director, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. 
Margaret Pederson (United States) President, Amirexx LLC; Director, Viad, Xamax Industries, and TextureMedia, Inc.; WCD Advisory Board Member
Dr. Phyllis Wise              (United States) Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Director, First Busey Corporation and Nike, Inc.; WCD Member 
Panel 3:  The Trans-Pacific Partnership and NAFTA - The Opportunities and Challenges 
Isabelle Courville (Canada)         (Moderator)Chairman, Laurentian Bank of Canada; Director, Canadian Pacific Railway and TVA Group; WCD Chapter Chair
Carmen Rosa Graham (Peru) President and Director, Fundación Backus; Director, Ferreyros S.A.A. and Interbank; WCD Chapter Chair 
Anne McKinney (Colombia) Deputy Director, Colombian American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Colombia); WCD Member 
Paula Stern, Ph.D. (United States) Founder and Chair, The Stern Group, Inc.; Director, Avon Products, Inc. and RAC, Inc.; WCD Member 
Panel 4:  What Directors Need to Know About Changing Globalization
Kara Sprague      (United States)
Principal, Business Technology, McKinsey & Company 
Kapila Anand      (United States) National Partner-in-Charge, Public Policy Business Initiatives, KPMG LLP; WCD Chapter Chair and Advisory Board Member
Olga Botero (Colombia) Founder and Managing Partner, C&S Customers and Strategy; Independent Director, EVERTEC, Inc.; WCD Member 
Kay Ellen Consolver (United Kingdom) Non-Executive Director and Strategic Advisor, Natural Resources Industry; Supervisory Board Member, Thyssen Petroleum; Former Senior Global Executive, ExxonMobil; WCD Member 
Andréa Menezes (Brazil) Chief Executive Officer, Brazil, Standard Bank Group; WCD Chapter Chair 
Laura Paugh       (United States) Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Marriott International, Inc.; WCD Member 
Panel 5:  Growth and Management of Megacities and Weathering the Changes - Racing                         Against Time and the Rising Tides 
Susan Kish             (United States) (Moderator) Head, Cross Platform Initiatives, Bloomberg 
Irene Arias          (Spain) Director, Latin America and Caribbean, International Finance Corporation 
Kathleen Misunas (United States) Founder and Principal, Essential Ideas, Inc.; Director, Tech Data Corporation; WCD Member 
Bettina Pierre-Gilles (Canada)  Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Phasis Consulting; WCD Chapter Chair

Institute Cost:

          *Session or daily pricing available

Planning Your Trip:

Turnberry Isle Resort and Club
19999 W. Country Club Drive
Aventura (Miami), FL 33180
+1 (800) 327-7028

*Special WomenCorporateDirectors block rate available at  (USD$209.00)Reservations may be placed directly with the hotel. Click HERE

CPE Credits:

CPE credits provided by sponsor KPMG. Click HERE for additional information.

For questions regarding WomenCorporateDirectors 2014 Americas Institute, please email us at, or call +1 (212) 987-6070.

*KPMG International’s Trademarks are the sole property of KPMG International and their use here does not imply auditing by or endorsement of KPMG International or any of its member firms.



Thank you to WCD's Americas Institute Sponsors:

Americas Institute Lead Sponsor and
WCD Global Lead Sponsor

Americas Institute Dinner Sponsor and WCD Alliance Sponsor

Americas Institute Host Sponsor


Americas Institute Supporting Sponsors