Saturday, October 27, 2018
Next Friday, the George Washington Law Review will host a symposium on Women and Corporate Governance. Co-sponsored by Lisa Fairfax, the symposium features an impressive lineup--three former SEC Commissioners, regulators, professors, partners at leading law firms, and the BLPB's own Joan Heminway. The panels include discussions about women and corporate boards, women as regulators, women in the C-Suite, and women as gatekeepers. This is the quick overview:
The Symposium will explore the role of women in a changing corporate environment, particularly in light of the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath. Recent social, political, and economic events have brought renewed attention to the ways in which the corporate environment is impacted by, and responsive to, women. It is especially vital to further this discussion today, as corporations grapple with the under-representation of women on their boards, in their C-suites, and in a host of other managerial positions.
In place of the traditional individual keynote, we have the privilege of hosting a fireside chat featuring the three women who have served as Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Mary Schapiro, Elisse Walter, and Mary Jo White, moderated by Professor Lisa Fairfax.
Congratulations to Professor Fairfax and the George Washington Law Review for getting so many leading lights together on such an important topic.