Thursday February 10, 2011

Facing a Glass Ceiling

The glass ceiling women face getting into corporate board rooms will be the topic of a University of Dayton School of Law symposium.

The glass ceiling women face getting into corporate board rooms will be the topic of a University of Dayton School of Law symposium 12:15 to 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Keller Hall.

This symposium, “Perspectives on Gender and Business Ethics: Women in Corporate Governance,” will examine the role of women in the governance of corporations and other business entities. The program will include legal experts, practicing attorneys and corporate directors.

Douglas Branson, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and author of No Seat at the Table: How Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom and The Last Male Bastion, will deliver an address at 12:30 p.m.

Kate Barber Nolan, the associate general counsel of Duke Energy Corporation, and Pamela Morris, president and CEO of CareSource, are among the executives participating in panel discussions.

The legal experts participating in the program include Barbara Black, professor of law and director of the Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Law; Lissa Lamkin Broome, professor of law director of the University of North Carolina School of Law's Center for Banking and Finance; Pace Law School professor Darren Rosenblum, an expert on sexuality, gender and the law; and Joan MacLeod Heminway, a University of Tennessee College of Law professor and veteran of 15 years of corporate practice experience.

"Perspectives on Gender and Business Ethics: Women in Corporate Governance" costs $25. The symposium is free for University of Dayton students and full-time employees. Register by contacting Kim Bertke at 937-229-3325 or bertkeka@notes.udayton.edu, or visiting the related link.

The University of Dayton School of Law's Project for Law & Business Ethics is presenting the event. The Project’s mission is to explore the role of the law in promoting the ethical operation of businesses and preventing ethical breaches. The Project works to achieve these goals by generating a dialogue on what constitutes the best practices for creating and maintaining ethical business environments.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.