Apr 28, 2016
New York, USA
The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by Baker & McKenzie
ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 emerging women leaders
. The primary audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive
. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Are you a nextgen woman leader looking to develop your skills, connect with peers from an amazing group of companies, and be inspired to achieve your goals? Join a peer group of millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program. At this program, you will learn insights from ICEDR’s research on millennial women, enhance your business acumen, and discover practical strategies that will help you achieve your goals.
Who Should Attend
Sponsor companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is millennial women ~age 23-35 in line roles.
- Sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive.
- Partner business schools may send 1 Executive Education professional.
Director of Research at Catalyst
Anna Beninger is a co-author of Catalyst's global longitudinal study of high-potential employees, and speaks extensively on this research in both virtual and in-person events. She is taking a lead role in developing new research on the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM industries. She is also leading the creation of a community of Millennial women and men—people born between 1980 and 2000—to separate myth from fact about these future leaders. In addition to her position in the research department, Ms. Beninger is also a member of the Work-Life Issue Specialty Team, an internal group that builds knowledge and fields expertise requests on the topic.
Prior to joining Catalyst, she was a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School, where she conducted social psychological research, co-authored a book chapter for Research in Organizational Behavior, and managed a 10-person research lab.
Ms. Beninger earned her MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology at the London School of Economics on a United States National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She presented her dissertation, "Women in Academia: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Work/Life Balance," at international conferences in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Psychology, where she co-authored "Sex Differences in Intelligence," a chapter for the Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence.
Christie Hunter Arscott
Christie Hunter Arscott is an experienced advisor and strategist, specializing in advancement strategies for women and millennials.
As Principal of Quest, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women (current) and Deputy Leader of Deloitte Consulting’s National Diversity & Inclusion Service Offering (former), Christie has helped organizations across industries and sectors recruit, retain and advance the next generation of women leaders. Her clients have included Fortune 100 companies, Big 4 professional services firms, national government entities, leading talent research bodies and Ivy League institutions. Her work has spanned geographies – including, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
On the research front, Christie broke new ground as one of the first Rhodes Scholars to pursue a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford, where she researched women and gendered leadership styles. Christie completed a second Master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy, focused on the impact of family-friendly policies on women’s participation in the workforce. Christie’s research and writing have been featured by the World Economic Forum, London Business School Review, Forbes, Diversity Executive, Bersin by Deloitte, Thinkers50 and the Rhodes Project, among others.
Christie received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University, where she studied gender and race relations, and a certificate of Distinction in General Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
In 2014, Christie received her coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. In 2016, Christie was appointed to the Millennial Advisory Board for the Women’s Foodservice Forum of North America.
Celina R. Joachim
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Celina Joachim is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Joachim represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation, counseling and traditional labor law. Her experience includes defending employers in cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower laws, workers’ compensation retaliation claims, wage and hour, breach of employment contract, ERISA, and other employee related tort claims. Ms. Joachim regularly advises clients with regard to human resources and employment matters. She also has expertise in advising on OFCCP-related matters, including implementation of affirmative action plans, as well as other federal government contractor issues. She also conducts training for management, human resources personnel, and all levels of staff regarding various employment law issues, including discrimination and harassment matters, leave laws, equal employment opportunity and OFCCP matters, and hiring, discipline, and discharge issues.
Valerie A. Marsh
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Ms. Marsh represents companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and the negotiation of commercial contracts. She has advised both US and non-US clients in domestic and cross-border transactions and has significant experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional due diligence and advising with respect to acquisition agreements. Her experience includes representing both buyers and sellers in an auction setting, as well as strategic acquisitions and dispositions. She also regularly advises clients on corporate reorganizations, including pre- and post-acquisition integration, and coordinates the firm’s delivery of corporate legal services in multiple jurisdictions.
Ms. Marsh also provides counsel on US federal and state securities laws, including advice relating to periodic reporting requirements and securities offerings. Her securities practice includes assisting non-US companies and US subsidiaries of non-US companies with respect to federal and state securities law compliance in relation to equity based compensation for US employees. Ms. Marsh has also advised clients raising funds through the issuance of debt securities, including sovereign debt and Rule 144A offerings, and clients borrowing funds via term loans, secured loans and working capital facilities.
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms. Marsh worked as an Associate at Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP in Savannah, GA and Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC. Prior to law school, she worked at SEI Investments in Oaks, PA.
Senior Advisor, Quest
Betsy Myers leads workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. She is deeply committed to enabling all women to realize their leadership potential and to assist companies to harness the full potential presented by talented women. Betsy is the author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.
As a senior adviser to Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign, Betsy served first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chair of Women for Obama. During the campaign, Betsy travelled extensively, speaking to undecided voters and leading the campaign’s outreach to women.
Betsy previously spent several years at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, ending as the Executive Director of its Center for Public Leadership.
During the Clinton Administration, Betsy spent several years at the U.S. Small Business Administration in posts that included Director of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership. She then moved to the White House as President Clinton’s senior advisor on women’s issues and Director of the Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.
Managing Director, Quest
Lauren Noël is the Managing Director of Quest, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women. The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) is a global consortium of 40 world-class companies and 25 business schools.
Lauren is an active researcher and writer. Lauren’s work focuses on engaging, advancing, and inspiring women in the first decade of their careers. Her publications include: 'Winning the War for the Best Female Talent' (European Business Review, July 2016), 'Be the Company Millennial Women Love' (London Business School Review, May 2015), 'How to Be a Company for Millennial Women' (Diversity Executive, July 2015), 'What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women' (ICEDR, 2015), 'How Women Take Charge of their Careers' (Business Strategy Review, Autumn 2014), 'Taking Charge - A roadmap for a successful career and a meaningful life for high potential corporate women leaders' (ICEDR, 2012), ‘What Executives Really Need to Know about Employee Engagement’ (Accenture Institute for High Performance, 2011) and ‘Talent Management Takes Action’ (ICEDR, 2011). In addition, her research has been featured in Forbes, the HBR Blog Network, Elle, Boston.com, Diversity Executive, and others.
Prior to working at ICEDR, Lauren was with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a CEO network for 20,000 CEOS. In that role, she coordinated over 60 leadership development programs for CEOs and their families. Prior to joining YPO, Lauren worked at Harvard Business School, where she partnered with faculty and staff to manage Executive Education programs for global business leaders.
In 2013, Lauren was named an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.
"Ginger" Solon Partee
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Ms. Partee represents multinational companies engaged in the global movement of personnel. She has co-authored multiple chapters on U.S. immigration law and policy for human resource and employment compliance manuals, and is editor of the Firm’s U.S. Business Immigration Manual. She is also actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono and community service programs.
Ms. Partee provides strategic counseling and advice regarding the full range of immigration compliance issues faced by companies with a globally mobile workforce. She works with multinational employers to find compliant and pragmatic solutions for business travelers, trainees, and short and long-term assignees. She also advises on the immigration-related consequences of major corporate changes, such as reductions in force and mergers and acquisitions. She colloborates with clients to develop tailored training programs on immigration-related best practices, and to implement comprehensive immigration policies.
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Claudia F. Prado is a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee, chairing the Firm's Financial Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and is the Regional Chairman of the Latin America Regional Council. Previously, Ms. Prado was the managing partner at Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, a Brazilian law firm with a cooperation agreement with Baker & McKenzie, where she chaired the Firm’s Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. She also served as a member of the Steering Committees for Baker & McKenzie’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups.
Ms. Prado joined Trench, Rossi e Watanabe in 1985 and became a partner in 1992. With more than 30 years of experience with the Firm in advising clients, Ms. Prado has received various recognitions throughout her career most recently including a nomination as a leading lawyer in M&A in Brazil by Chambers & Partners, being named the 2012 Brazil Law Firm Leader of the Year and a 2013 Inspiring Woman in Law by Latin Lawyer magazine, and a distinction as a 2010 Leading Woman Executive in Brazil by Valor Economico, the country's leading business publication.
Most recently, Ms. Prado received the 2015 Diversity Initiative of the Year Award from Latin Lawyer magazine, one of Latin America's leading legal publications, as recognition of her efforts and commitment to furthering the advancement of women in the region's legal profession.
Diversity & Inclusion Director for the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei)
Dan Robertson is currently Diversity & Inclusion Director at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion, (www.enei.org.uk). He is highly respected as a subject matter expert on workplace diversity & inclusion management, unconscious bias and inclusive leadership.
Dan has a particular interest and expertise in the science and application of unconscious bias and leadership decision-making as well as the role of organisational culture in shaping leadership behaviours and team cultures.
He is acknowledged as an inspirational speaker and expert facilitator. He has supported a wide range of business on their diversity and inclusion journeys and has delivered workshops to global organisations based in London, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, Zurich, Moscow, Dubai, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, and Bali.
His international work has also included a programme with Initiatives of Change (IoC), helping to facilitate ‘honest conversations’ on diversity and inclusion issues throughout the UK, the USA and Switzerland.
From 2003 – 2008 he worked as an associate lecturer in Inequalities and Diversity Management at the University of Derby.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction
-Lauren Noël, Managing Director, Quest, ICEDR's Institute for Early Career Women
-Floyd Mills, North America Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Baker & McKenzie
9:10-9:30 ICEDR Research: What Do Early Career Women Value?
-Lauren Noël, Managing Director, Quest, ICEDR's Institute for Early Career Women
-Christie Hunter Arscott, Principal, Quest, ICEDR's Institute for Early Career Women
9:30-10:10 Authentic Leadership: Being yourself with strategy to succeed in your career and life
-Betsy Myers, Myers Leadership and Senior Adviser, Quest
10:30-12:00 Baker & McKenzie's Diversity and Inclusion Journey
-Claudia F. Prado, Partner, Global Executive Committee Member, and Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Baker & McKenzie
Lessons from Exceptional Women Leaders
-Moderator: Claudia F. Prado
-Baker & McKenzie Partner Panel:
-Celina R. Joachim, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
-Valerie A. Marsh, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
-"Ginger" Solon Partee, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
12:45-2:15 Think Manager / Think Male, the impact of unconscious bias on women’s career development in the 21st Century (And what you can do about it!)
-Dan Robertson, Diversity & Inclusion Director for the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei)
2:30-3:30 Unleash Your Potential with the Power of Inclusion
-Anna Beninger, Director of Research at Catalyst
3:30-4:00 Quest - A Global Leadership Institute for Early Career Women: Shaping the Future
-Lauren Noël and Christie Hunter Arscott
***This is a DRAFT schedule and is subject to change.
Advance Preparation Instructions
Please open the Advance Preparation Instructions for the suggested reading prior to the NextGen Women Leaders Program in New York City.
Unconscious Bias & Business Impact: An enei feature on the nature of Unconscious Gender Bias in Organisations
Please read this article in advance of the NextGen Women Leaders Program in NYC.
This ICEDR Program will take place on April 28, 2016 at Baker & McKenzie’s office in New York. Registration will begin at 8:30. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 to pick up your materials and enjoy coffee and tea. The program sessions will start promptly at 9:00 and end at 4:00.
Baker & McKenzie
Classroom: Manhattan Rooms, Conference Center (18th Floor)
452 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
To get to Baker & McKenzie's office please refer to our travel document (link at the bottom of the page) for a map and Subway instructions.
Hotel reservations must be made by the participants. For participants who need to stay overnight, the following hotels are close to the Baker & McKenzie office:
Grand Hyatt 109 E. 42nd St.
at Grand Central Terminal
T +1-212 883 1234. http://grandnewyork.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
Langham Place Fifth Ave. 400 5th Ave.
T +1-212-695-4005. newyork.langhamplacehotels.com
Bryant Park Hotel 40 W. 40th St
T +1-212-869-0100. www.bryantparkhotel.com
The Andaz (Hyatt) 485 5th Ave.
T +1-212-601-1234. http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null
Waldorf Astoria 301 Park Ave.
T +1-212-355-3000. http://www.waldorfnewyork.com/
Business casual dress is recommended for the program.
ICEDR Research - What Do Early Career Women Value?
In this presentation, Lauren Noel and Christie Hunter Arscott discuss three surprising findings from their research on early career women and share five themes that are important to rising star female talent.
Think Manager, Think Male
In this presentation, Dan Robertson from enei discusses the impact unconscious bias can have on your organization and what you can do about it.
In this presentation, Betsy Myers shares how to be yourself strategically to succeed in your career and life.
This is the final participant list for ICEDR's NextGen Women Leaders Program in New York, April 28, 2016.
ICEDR Special Report: What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women
Read the ICEDR Special Report, What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women, that provides a framework and case examples on what emerging female leaders value.
Baker & McKenzie: Our Diversity and Inclusion Journey
In this session, Baker & McKenzie highlights their diversity inclusion journey.