NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women and men leaders across all sectors – corporate, non-profit, government, entrepreneurship and social change – will come together to discuss how they can collaborate to move more women up to the highest levels of influence at the IMPACT Leadership 21 Summit on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 12:30 – 9 pm at The New York Times headquarters. The theme of the summit, "Collaboration: Leading Forward. Together," sets the stage for several groundbreaking and exciting presentations and discussions between established male and female leaders and from diverse professional careers in the U.S. and internationally.
Participants and guests will benefit from high-impact discussions engaging men in strategizing on how to move women up, new connections with women and men influencers to expand your network and rare opportunities to learn groundbreaking leadership concepts and skills for success.
The Summit begins at 1 pm with a keynote by Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnerships. Founded in 1997 by then First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Vital Voices is one of the most prominent and successful global organizations making positive changes by investing in the leadership potential of women to transform lives, and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.
The keynote will be followed by three powerful panels. The first panel from 2-3:15 p.m. on “The Global Leadership Gap: How Women Can Rise Up to the Challenge” will feature women leaders representing all sectors, including Denise Evans, Vice President, Market Development, IBM Corporation; Michaela Walsh, Founding President, Women’s World Banking; Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network, Chairman and CEO, Koplovitz& Company, Chairman and Co-founder,Springboard Enterprises; Justine Metz, Marketing and Sales Support Executive for Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) for Bank of America; and Adele Gulfo, Regional President, Latin America, Pfizer.
The second panel from 3:30-4:15 p.m. on“How A Japanese Global Bank Tripled Its Number of Women Directors, Achieved Breakthrough Revenue and Overall Business Growth” will feature a conversation about transformational collaboration in leadership featuring Liz Lyman, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Communications Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Anthony "Tony" Marino, Chief Human Resources Officer and General Manager, Global HR Office, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.
The evening panel from 6:15-8:15 p.m. entitled,“Conversations with Men: The Language of Leadership, Equality and Partnership,”features an all-male panel moderated by Gender Intelligence guru Barbara Annis, author of the new book “Work with Me” (The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business). This panel discussion will explore why it is imperative for men to be included in the dialogue and process of change to advance more women to the executive suite. The panel will include Ron Glover, Vice-President, Diversity and Workforce, IBM Corporation; Dr. Roland Rich, Chief, UN Office for Partnerships; Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former UN Under-Secretary General; and Doug Simon, CEO, D. S. Simon Productions,among others,and will encourage a conversation with the participants on challenges and solutions in creating parity for women.
Culminating the day-long summit will be a presentation of the IMPACT Legacy Award and the Frederick Douglass Award, honoring a woman who embodies the IMPACT Leadership 21 values of transformational leadership and a man who is a champion for women’s advancement.
Presenting sponsor of the Summit and Awards is the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ with host, The New York Times, where the day-long event will be held.
IMPACT Leadership 21 is a movement and a platform committed to influence in the 21st century. IMPACT represents the core values and principles required for transformational leadership: I - Innovation, M - Multiculturalism, P - Passion, A - Attunement, C - Collaboration, and T- Tenacity. The groundbreaking women's leadership platform was created by Janet C. Salazar, CEO, and the organization was Co-founded with Constance J. Peak. It was launched in December 12, 2012 in New York City. Ms. Salazar, a certified Executive and Master Coach, is a Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a Permanent Observer to UN ECOSOC. Her organization, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN), is an international NGO in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI). Ms. Peak, CFO, is Chief Strategist at MVI Advisors and Director for Program Development and Support, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations.
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