The New York 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.

New York Chairs
Afsar Farman-Farmaian

Afsar Farman-Farmaian

General Counsel, Managing Director Varagon Capital Partners
afarman-farmaian@varagon.com

Afsar Farman-Farmaian

Afsar Farman-Farmaian

General Counsel, Managing Director Varagon Capital Partners
afarman-farmaian@varagon.com
Jennifer Mota

Jennifer Mota

FVP, Director of HR MFA Financial, Inc.
jenn.e.mota@gmail.com

Jennifer Mota

Jennifer Mota

FVP, Director of HR MFA Financial, Inc.
jenn.e.mota@gmail.com
Rochelle Rosato

Rochelle Rosato

Global Talent & Inclusion Leader Marsh & McLennan
rochelle.rosato@mmc.com

Rochelle Rosato

Rochelle Rosato

Global Talent & Inclusion Leader Marsh & McLennan
rochelle.rosato@mmc.com
Susan Gross Sholinksy

Susan Gross Sholinksy

Member of the Firm Epstein Becker Green
sgross@ebglaw.com

Susan Gross Sholinksy

Susan Gross Sholinksy

Member of the Firm Epstein Becker Green
sgross@ebglaw.com
Dana Gilland

Dana Gilland

President and Chair, Board of Directors Nest Egg Foundation, Inc.
dana.marie.gilland@gmail.com

Dana Gilland

Dana Gilland

President and Chair, Board of Directors Nest Egg Foundation, Inc.
dana.marie.gilland@gmail.com
Laura Maness

Laura Maness

CEO & Board of Directors Havas
laura.maness@havas.com

Laura Maness

Laura Maness

CEO & Board of Directors Havas
laura.maness@havas.com
Sandra Baker Zarraga

Sandra Baker Zarraga

Partner/Principal EY
sandra.zarraga@ey.com

Sandra Baker Zarraga

Sandra Baker Zarraga

Partner/Principal EY
sandra.zarraga@ey.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists
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Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Mercer Advisors & Fora Financial
Corporate Boards:
Mercer Advisors & Fora Financial

Stefanie Shelley

President — Edgewood Growth Consulting

Corporate Boards:
Every Mother Counts
Corporate Boards:
Every Mother Counts

Sharmila Makhija, MD

Professor and Department Chair — Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Corporate Boards:
Blucora & The Bank of N.T. Butterfield and Son
Corporate Boards:
Blucora & The Bank of N.T. Butterfield and Son

Jana Schreuder

Retired COO — The Northern Trust

Corporate Boards:
Surgery Partners & 180 Life Sciences
Corporate Boards:
Surgery Partners & 180 Life Sciences

Teresa DeLuca

Physician Executive, Faculty Advisor — Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Corporate Boards:
Credicorp, Ltd. and Banco de Credito del Peru
Corporate Boards:
Credicorp, Ltd. and Banco de Credito del Peru

Patricia Lizarraga

Managing Partner — Hypatia Capital

Corporate Boards:
DigitalBridge Group, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
DigitalBridge Group, Inc.

Jeannie Diefenderfer

CEO — Center for Higher Ambition Leadership

Corporate Boards:
IWG plc; Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
IWG plc; Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.

Laurie Harris

Retired Audit Partner PwC — Retired PwC

Corporate Boards:
UBS Bank USA
Corporate Boards:
UBS Bank USA

Andrea H. Bierce

Retired Senior Partner KPMG — KPMG

Corporate Boards:
Agree Realty Corporation
Corporate Boards:
Agree Realty Corporation

Merrie S. Frankel

President — Minerva Realty Consultants

Corporate Boards:
McCormick & Company, Inc. and Otis Worldwide Corporation
Corporate Boards:
McCormick & Company, Inc. and Otis Worldwide Corporation

Margaret Preston

Board Member and Managing Director — McCormick & Company, Inc. and Otis Worldwide Corporation

Leadership Committee

Debbie Fortnum

Co-Founder, COO Macondo Vision

Debbie Fortnum

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Deborah Cannavino

Member of the Firm Epstein Becker Green

Deborah Cannavino

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Wendy Marcari

Member of the Firm Epstein Becker Green, P.C.

Wendy Marcari

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Deborah Borg

Chief HR & Communications Officer Bunge

Deborah Borg

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Breen Sullivan

Founder The Fourth Floor

Breen Sullivan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Shurawl Sibblies

SVP, Colleague Strategic Partner American Express

Shurawl Sibblies

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Lisa Nelson

President KWT Advisory

Lisa Nelson

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Payam Siadatpour

Partner Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Payam Siadatpour

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Elizabeth S. Morton

CEO 1 Force Management, LLC

Elizabeth S. Morton

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Katrina Klier

Chief Marketing Officer PROS

Katrina Klier

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Global Sponsors
City/State Sponsors
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