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Women in Governance

March 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Expert Meeting 

Michelle Edkins,  Managing Director at BlackRock


Catherine LaMarr, General Counsel, Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer

Hosted by: 
Erika Karp
, Chief Executive Officer

John Wilson, Head of Corporate Governance, Engagement & Research

Cornerstone Capital Group

Topics of discussion may include: 

  • In an economic and regulatory climate demanding transparency, to what extent can Boards better articulate corporate values and priorities without breaking privilege?  What is the state of this debate?
  • Is there an empirically supported business case for gender diversity in the Boardroom?
  • What factors potentially change the nature of the Boardroom dialogue when there is greater diversity?
  • Is there evidence of differential attention to environmental and social issues when women govern?
  • Has there been an analysis of “over-boarding” that can translate into investment insight?

Michelle Edkins is a Managing Director at BlackRock and Global Head of its Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment team of 20 specialists based in five key regions internationally. In that role, she is responsible for the team’s engagement and proxy voting activities in relation to the companies in which BlackRock invests on behalf of clients. She also serves on the firm’s Government Relations Steering Committee.

Catherine LaMarr is the General Counsel for the Office of the Connecticut Treasurer. For more than sixteen years, she has served as a valued adviser to elected financial officials and managed all legal matters for a multi-billion dollar governmental financial institution. Attorney LaMarr helped to develop the Office’s corporate governance priorities, many of which have become best practice standards in corporate boardrooms.

To learn more about this event, please contact info@cornerstonecapinc.com


March 9, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Cornerstone Capital Group
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New York, NY 10036 United States
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