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Perspectives on Gender and Business Ethics: Women in Corporate Governance

Friday, February 25 | 12:15–6:15 p.m.
Keller Hall

The Project for Law & Business Ethics will host a symposium, Perspectives on Gender and Business Ethics: Women in Corporate Governance, on Friday, February 25.

This symposium will examine the role of women in the governance of corporations and other business entities. The program will include legal academics, practicing attorneys, and corporate directors.

The event will feature a presentation by Professor Douglas Branson, the W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the author of No Seat at the Table: How Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom and The Last Male Bastion: Gender and the CEO Suite at America’s Public Companies. He will speak about the subjects of board of director and corporate officer composition and women’s role therein.

In addition, the symposium will include a panel discussion by top legal academics, including Barbara Black, University of Cincinnati College of Law; Professor Lissa Lamkin Broome, University of North Carolina School of Law, Professor Joan MacLeod Heminway, University of Tennessee College of Law, and Professor Darren Rosenblum, Pace Law School.

The program will also feature a panel composed of practicing attorneys and corporate executives, including Kate Barber Nolan '97, the associate general counsel of Duke Energy Corporation; Pamela Morris, president and CEO of CareSource; Katie Lamme '80, former general counsel for Standard Register; Jennifer Breech Rhoads, president and CEO, Ohio Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association; and Mildred Woryk, former vice president of human resources, Tomkins Limited.

The Project for Law & Business Ethics, which is chaired by Association Professor Eric Chaffee, was founded in 2007 from a generous donation by Fran Evans and Jon Hoak for research, teaching, and scholarship relating to ethics in the business world. The Project’s mission is to explore the role of law and lawyers in promoting the ethical operation of business entities and preventing ethical breaches before they occur. The Project is designed to improve the legal profession and business community by generating a dialogue on what constitutes the best practices for creating and maintaining an ethical environment in a business setting.