2017 Past Signature Programs


Women in America: Work and a Life Well-Lived
Our first Executive Breakfast of 2017 featured Jane Miller, COO of Gallup. Jane told the audience about Gallup's new report on women in the workplace and its ethical implications. She gave three "calls to action" that executives can use to make their organizations more attractive to female employees: focus on flexibility, make work personal and relentlessly pursue female talent. “If businesses don’t change — and right now men are in a majority of leadership positions and they aren’t listening to this — they’re going to be left in the dust because they’ve got to make these changes to be able to recruit,” Jane explained.

The topic was very timely and audience members appreciated the chance to talk about this relevant research with an expert like Jane.


March networking luncheon

The Ethical Issues Women Face in the Workplace
Our Spring Networking Luncheon featured a panel discussion on ethical issues women face in the workplace with Katie Barton, Executive Director - Software Development and Services, Gallup; Heidi Guttau-Fox, Partner, Baird Holm; and Tom Waldman, AVP, Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel- Group Protection, Lincoln Financial Group. The discussion was moderated by Susan Koenig of Koenig | Dunne. The panelists discussed ethical issues that women face such as the need for flexible schedules, a desire for meaningful work, a lack of inclusion in workplace social networks, and gender discrimination. The panelists' stories and practical tips left attendees with tools to implement in their own organizations.