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Fire Starter Awards Dinner March 3, 2014

Dinner Program Welcome

Performance Remarks

pecial Presentation

Panel Presentation

Rosa Flores CNN Correspondent and Anchor Maxine Linehan and Phlaymz Lucie Lapovsky Board Chair, Re:Gender à ine Duggan President, Re:Gender Rosa Flores, Panel Moderator Norma Kamali Designer and Women’s Empowerment Advocate Geri Thomas Chief Diversity Officer & Georgia Market President, Bank of America Peter Warwick Chief People Officer, Thomson Reuters Patricia J. Williams James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University

Awards Ceremony Honorees

Rosa Flores Norma Kamali Geri Thomas Peter Warwick Patricia J. Williams

Dinner Tribute

Ilene H. Lang Retired President and CEO, Catalyst Presented by James S. Turley Retired Chairman and CEO, EY

Salute to 2014 Trailblazers

Lisa Garcia Quiroz Dinner Co-Chair Vigdis Eriksen Dinner Co-Chair


The New York City Labor Chorus

Message from the President

Dear friends, Welcome to Re:Gender’s 2014 Annual Awards Dinner. Thank you for joining us to celebrate and congratulate our dynamic group of Honorees, Trailblazers, special guests and performers. Tonight, difference is apparent and not just in the venue, food and colors. The different institutions and individuals in this room and on the stage represent our cross-sector network and illuminate the renewed mission and vision of Re:Gender. Our gender lens is focused not on one group, sector or issue but on connections. By generating communication between those who conduct research and those who use it, and by activating connections among disparate issues, we are broadening and advancing the path to gender equity. Together, we are making it possible to fully regard gender difference as a core strength and create a society in which shared leadership, economic well-being and an end to sexual violence will be realized. We are excited to move forward with all of you in reshaping the world to enjoy and value our differences. Warmly,

Ă ine Duggan




Marge Magner

2014 Honoree Norma Kamali Designer and Women’s Empowerment Advocate

2014 Honoree Geri Thomas Chief Diversity Officer Georgia Market President Bank of America

2014 Honoree Peter Warwick Chief People Officer Thomson Reuters

2014 Honoree Patricia J. Williams James L. Dohr Professor of Law Columbia University

2014 Special Tribute Ilene H. Lang Retired President and Chief Executive Officer Catalyst


Mary Byron

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP






Corporate Circle Accenture AT&T ATPMetrics Avon Products, Inc. Bank of America BlackRock, Inc. Bloomberg L.P. Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Citi Computer Sciences Corp Credit Suisse Group EY

Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Pearson PepsiCo PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP* Prudential Financial, Inc. Royal Bank of Scotland SunTrust Banks, Inc. T. Rowe Price Time Warner Inc. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Weil, Gotshal & Manges Wells Fargo

President’s Circle Lori Bettison-Varga, Scripps College Lee Bollinger, Columbia University Wallace E. Boston, American Public University System Dario Cortes, Berkeley College Margaret Drugovich, Hartwick College Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University Deborah A. Freund, Claremont Graduate University Karen L. Gould, Brooklyn College Bernadette Gray-Little, University of Kansas Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania Willie J. Hagan, California State University, Dominguez Hills Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Elizabeth Kiss, Agnes Scott College Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College Lucie Lapovsky, Mercy College

Elva Concha LeBlanc, Tarrant County College District Devorah A. Lieberman, University of La Verne Dianne Lynch, Stephens College Bernard Machen, University of Florida Mary Meehan, Alverno College Cathy Minehan, Simmons School of Management Jere W. Morehead, University of Georgia Mary Papazian, Southern Connecticut State University Christina Paxson, Brown University Shirley R. Pippins, Victory University Clyda Rent, Mississippi University for Women Danielle N. Ripich, University of New England Judy Rogers, Cottey College Lisa A. Rossbacher, Southern Polytechnic State University Donna Shavlik, Re:Gender

2014 Trailblazer Sponsors Cottey College Judith A. Hemberger Marissa C. Wesely

2014 Trailblazer Maxine Linehan Actor, Singer and Producer

2014 Trailblazer Cynthia H. Bowman SVP, Global Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development Executive Bank of America

2014 Trailblazer Erika Irish Brown SVP, Diversity Recruiting and Program Management Executive Bank of America

2014 Trailblazer Veralyn Williams Communications Organizer Brooklyn Movement Center

2014 Trailblazer Mark Schlageter Managing Director, GTM America Thomson Reuters

2014 Trailblazer Susan Taylor Martin President, Legal Thomson Reuters

2014 Trailblazer Samantha Breeden Peer Educator The Center for Anti-Violence Education

2014 Trailblazer Rhonda Joy McLean Deputy General Counsel Time Inc.

2014 Trailblazer Isabel Cristo and Priya Dieterich Co-Founders STAGE: Students Taking Action for Gender Equity Bard High School Early Colleges

2014 Trailblazer Lisa Shalett Global Head of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy Goldman, Sachs & Co.

2014 Trailblazer Terry Albarella Vice President, Information Systems Prudential Financial

2014 Trailblazer Maria R. Morris Executive Vice President, Global Employee Benefits Integration MetLife

2014 Trailblazer Monroe France Assistant Vice President for Student Diversity/Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs New York University

2014 Trailblazer Maureen Anne McGuire Chief Marketing Officer Bloomberg L.P.

Congratulations to

Cottey College and Judith Hemberger

2014 Trailblazer Donna Shavlik Principal The Timberline Group

Thank you and congratulations to Trailblazer Donna Shavlik salutes our revered columnist, Patricia J. Williams re:gender Honors its Traditions by Honoring You

Electa Arenal Linda Basch Cottey College Myra Dinnerstein Mary Hartman Judith Hemberger Ines Hernandez-Avila Lucie Lapovsky

Jan Monk Alexandra Moses Caryn McTighe Musil Kathryn Rodgers Myra Strober Kala Stroup Peggy Williams

2014 Trailblazer

Jonas, Wayne, Nicole, and Kelly Maines

“We want to thank Re:Gender for the Trailblazer Award. It means a great deal to us to know that we have never been alone on this journey. A journey that has had many challenges, but has also provided many opportunities for growth and change. We have made so many friends. Friends like you that are working hard for gender equality. Knowing that together we have and we will continue to make a difference means a great deal to our family. Thank you so much!�

2014 Trailblazer Jessie Stith-Wilson NYC Labor Chorus

2014 Trailblazer Kathy Goldman NYC Labor Chorus

Special thanks to our Awards Dinner Co-Chairs

Lisa Garcia Quiroz and Vigdis Eriksen for their leadership and generous support

Re:Gender gives special thanks to the Ford Foundation for its continued support

Thank you to The Chubb Corporation, especially Trevor Gandy and George Dugan, for their donation of the printing of the Awards Dinner materials

A very special thank you to contributor Deborah Slaner Larkin for the book donation “Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change� by Barbara Winslow

Thank you to our consultants for contributing to this evening’s success!

Board Lucie Lapovsky – Chair Principal, Lapovsky

Layli Maparyan Director, Wellesley Centers for Women


Wellesley University

Kathy Cloninger – Vice Chair Emeritus Chief

Shari Miles-Cohen Senior Director, Women’s Programs

Executive Officer Girl Scouts of the USA

Office American Psychological Association

Alfred Feliu – Secretary Senior Partner, Vandenberg &

Linda M. Perkins Director, Applied Women’s Studies

Feliu, LLP

Claremont Graduate University

Katie Grover – Treasurer Immediate Past Board Chair,

Lynda M. Sagrestano Director, Center for Research on

Ms. Foundation for Women

Women University of Memphis

Áine Duggan President, Re:Gender

Eleanor Smeal Director, The Feminist Majority

R. Lawrence Ashe Senior Counsel, Parker, Hudson,

Gloria Thomas Director, Center for the Education of

Rainer & Dobbs, LLP

Women University of Michigan

Elizabeth L. Grayer

Debbie Walsh Director, Center for American Women and

Beverly Guy-Sheftall Director, Women's Research and

Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

Resource Center, Spelman College

Sarah Degnan Kambou President, International Center

Judith S. White President and Executive Director, HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), University of

for Research on Women


Deborah Slaner Larkin Board Member, National

Melinda Wolfe Chief Human Resources Officer, Pearson

Women's Law Center

Vision & Mission We envision a world in which gender and sex are not used to determine one’s worth or opportunity. Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.

Strategic Approach Re:Gender facilitates better alignment between researchers and those who use research, including policy, advocacy, corporate and community groups. We embrace difference—of sector, of demographic, of perspective—to advance research-based action.

Network Our expanded network connects research, policy and practice to end gender inequity. The network is comprised of national, state and local-level crosssector individuals and institutions.

Individuals & Institutions Cross-sector Free

Network Institutional members: Academic, business, government, labor, philanthropy, nonprofit, social justice, cultural, health and women’s organizations Individual members: Advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers and other allies

Individuals & Institutions Cross-sector Free

Focus Areas Identity Addressing discrimination based on gender (including intersections with age, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, immigration status, nationality, race/class, religion, sexual orientation, etc.)

Focus Areas Economic Well-Being Issues of economic justice, work fairness and business leadership

Focus Areas Thriving Environments From personal safety (e.g., sexual assault) to community (e.g., civic leadership) and global (e.g., climate change) concerns

Program Tools

An overview of gender-focused statistics and research on a broad range of topics and a webbased portal to the primary research sources

Program Tools

“ Installment #1: Politics

In total, 40 countries have had female heads of state. Switzerland has had the most at 5. South Korea, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Finland, and Lithuania have each had 3 female leaders. The U.S. has had 0.


Program Tools Primers Explainers that cover the history, underlying issues, controversies, policy implications and social impact of topics prominent in public conversation

Gender Lens on

Program Tools Primer In 2012, 2.6 million elderly women were living on $5,500 per year. Among them, 700,000 lived in extreme poverty.



Gender Lens on


Program Tools Primer


The gender pay gap affects all women, though it has never affected them equally. The pay gap for African American women is 68%, for Latinas is 59%, for Asian American women is 88% and for White women is 81%.


Gender Lens on


Program Tools

Literature Reviews A survey of research and commentary on a specific topic, developed with members of the network

Program Tools

Literature Reviews Recent topics: Gender and Negotiation Implicit Bias

Program Tools Annual Conference, Summits & Roundtables Convening to connect individuals and institutions working on different aspects of the same issue

Program Tools Corporate Circle Meetings Business and academic experts come together to explore cutting-edge issues and fine-tune best practices in pay equity, work-life balance, generational issues, workplace environment, global talent management, mentoring and community outreach

Program Tools Corporate Circle Meetings Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection (2013) Debora Spar, Barnard College Gender & Negotiation (2013) Hannah Riley Bowles, Harvard University Navigating Implicit Bias (2014) Joan C. Williams, University of California, Hastings College of Law Michele Coleman Mayes, New York Public Library

Program Tools Annual Conference MAY 14-16, 2014 Women & Economic Security: Changing Policy & Practice Joint conference with the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan

Program Tools Special Projects A collaboration with the

Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and the

Center for Responsive Politics

Re:Gender 2014 Fire Starter Awards Dinner Journal  
Re:Gender 2014 Fire Starter Awards Dinner Journal