ICR and Nasdaq Host Third Annual Advancing Women Leaders Event


Speakers & Panelists to Share Insights on Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

New York, NY – (November 10, 2020)ICR and Nasdaq today will host Advancing Women Leaders: Driving Diversity in the Boardroom, a virtual event presenting best practices and techniques for nurturing systemic diversity throughout an organization. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET/ 8:30 a.m. PT and those interested can register here.

Now in its third year, the Advancing Women Leaders series presented by ICR and Nasdaq is committed to providing thought-provoking and innovative leadership tools from talented executives across industries.

This year’s symposium will feature personal experiences and insights from speakers leading the boardrooms and C-suites of prominent organizations across industries. The executives and directors from these organizations, including the Carlyle Group, e.l.f. Beauty, Equilar, Harvard University, Tractor Supply Company, and more, will share first-hand how they have forged a path to leadership at the highest levels of their organizations by uncovering opportunities for advancement, building on their skill sets and championing diversity within their organization from the top-down.

Speakers include:

  • A fireside chat with Tarang Amin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of e.l.f. Beauty on championing diversity from the top, moderated by CNBC correspondent Contessa Brewer
  • A panel discussion on board composition and director recruitment featuring: David Chun, Founder and CEO of Equilar and Rusty O’Kelley, Co-leader of Board and CEO Advisory Practice at Russell Reynolds
  • A panel discussion on adding value through diversity featuring: Cynthia Todd Jamison, Chairman of the Board, Tractor Supply Company; Georgette Kiser, Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group; Anne Margulies, Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard University; and Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition

The experiences shared at the event are intended to educate and inspire attendees to make female advancement and diversity core to their organizational culture. Supporting female leaders is a commitment of both ICR and Nasdaq, and this event aims to foster increased visibility and education on how to be a leader that champions for diversity as a fundamental principle rather than considering it as an afterthought.

About ICR
Established in 1998, ICR partners with its clients to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 750 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com). Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing. Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

 About Nasdaq:
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at www.nasdaq.com.

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ICR Inc.

Will Briganti