The Boston Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Boston Chairs
Jessica Rascionato

Jessica Rascionato

Executive Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Citizens Bank
jrascionato@gmail.com

Jessica Rascionato

Jessica Rascionato

Executive Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Citizens Bank
jrascionato@gmail.com
Amy Glynn

Amy Glynn

Managing Partner Global Retirement Partners Advisor Alliance
amy.glynn@grpaa.com

Amy Glynn

Amy Glynn

Managing Partner Global Retirement Partners Advisor Alliance
amy.glynn@grpaa.com
Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Principal RISExcel Corporate Wellness
lauren@risexcel.com

Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Principal RISExcel Corporate Wellness
lauren@risexcel.com
Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Managing Director TCW, LLC
mackandrea01@gmail.com

Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Managing Director TCW, LLC
mackandrea01@gmail.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Janet L Robinson

Retired President/ CEO and Board Director of The New York Times Company — Board Member

Janet L.Robinson was named the first woman President and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Times Company in 2004. In addition, she served as a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Robinson was the first woman named the President of The New York Times newspaper, a position held from 1996 to 2004. She was named several times to the Forbes magazine list of “100 Most Powerful Women in the World”, the Fortune magazine list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business and the Financial Times list of 50 Top Women in Business”. She serves as Vice Chairman of The Carnegie Corporation and has served as Chairman. She is a member of the board of directors of BankNewport/Ocean Point Financial Partners, Steward Partners Global Advisory LLC. She is a graduate of Salve Regina University and completed Executive Education at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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Corporate Boards: Steward Partners Global Advisory,LLC & BankNewport/Ocean Point Financial Partners

Carol Geremia

MFS President and Head of Global Distribution — MFS Investment Management

Carol W. Geremia is president of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and head of Global Distribution. Having joined MFS in 1984, she now leads the firm’s worldwide client‐facing teams as well as product and marketing strategy. As a member of the firm’s Management Committee, she helps drive MFS’ long‐term corporate strategy. In these roles, Carol oversees the management of the company’s global institutional and retail businesses, which span US and non‐US markets. Her responsibilities include oversight of all teams managing relationships with large corporate and public retirement plans, sovereign wealth plans, global intermediaries, insurance companies, retirement platforms and other advisory practices that distribute the firm’s investment products. Carol is a member of the City Year Seven Generations Board. She also serves as a member of the MFS Charitable Oversight Committee and as an Advisory Council member for Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc.
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Corporate Boards: MFS and City Year Seven Generations Board

Maria Rivas, MD

Chief Medical Officer — EMD Serono (the healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)

Dr. Rivas is a senior biotechnology executive and experienced public corporate board director. Dr. Rivas is currently the Chief Medical Officer at EMD Serono, the healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where she and her team are responsible for translating R&D innovation into commercially promising medicines to positively impact the lives of patients. Dr. Rivas is a board director at Cooper Companies, a public, large-cap medical device company. Previously, Dr. Rivas served as a board director at Medidata, a public mid-cap health technology company until its successful M&A to Dassault Systemes.
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Corporate Boards: Cooper Companies

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