Building a Pipeline to Women's Leadership 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011



Building a Pipeline to Women's Leadership:
NCRW 2011 Afternoon Program

Please join the National Council for Research on Women and a panel of visionary leaders for an in-depth exploration of the most pressing issues of our time. This year’s program, Building a Pipeline to Women’s Leadership, will grapple with the uneven progress women are making both educationally and in their career trajectory:

• The number of women leaders has stalled at 11%-18% across sectors, and in finance and STEM fields, it is much lower.
• Today, women receive the majority of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, but not in all fields, such as in STEM disciplines, economics and finance.
• The promise women and girls display in the classroom is not translating into key decision-making and leadership positions in their careers.

The Council has invited thoughtful leaders in both higher education and the corporate arena to share their vision, insights, strategies, and the action steps for unlocking women’s and girls’ potential in all fields of study and careers. 

When: Monday, February 28, 2011

Time: 3:00pm - 5:15pm

Hosted by American Express, 200 Vesey Street, New York City

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb  


Linda Basch, President, National Council for Research on Women

Kerrie Peraino, Chief Diversity Officer, American Express Company


Debora Spar, President, Barnard College

 Featured Speakers Include:

 Ed Gilligan, Vice Chairman, American Express
Annalisa Jenkins, SVP, Global Health, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ruth J. Simmons, President, Brown University
Susan Sturm, George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility, Columbia University Law School
Sara Manzano-Díaz, Director, Women’s Bureau, US Department of Labor 


Americans for UNFPA; CatalystCenter for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University; Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, SUNY Albany; Demos; Gender Studies Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University; Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University; National Council of Women's Organizations; New York Women's Agenda; Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University; Third Wave Foundation; The White House Project; Wolf Means BusinessWomen of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner; Women's Forum Inc.Women's and Gender Studies, Pace University

RSVP required: – please respond early. Space is limited and registration is required for security purposes. The program is free and open to the public.

This program, from 3:00pm – 5:15pm, will precede the Council’s Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, February 28, 2011. If you are joining us for both events click here for directions from American Express to Cipriani. For more information on the Awards Dinner, click  here.