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bloomberg march 2021 interesting update on us investment perspective of women equality
Tue Mar 16
10:00 AM

Starts 2 min before the session time

Last year saw more women rise to prominence taking up high profile public roles in global and European finance institutions. To mark International Women's Month in March, Bloomberg will convene an exchange, moderated by Francine Lacqua, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg TV, on how flagship initiatives and concrete actions can leverage the role of women in finance.

10:00 AM Event Begins

Introductory remarks:

  • Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg
  • Ana Botín, Executive Chairman, Grupo Santander, and President of the European Banking Federation

Keynote address:

  • Irene Tinagli MEP, Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Panel discussion:

  • What role does the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index play in helping companies in the finance sector meet their gender equality goals and ambitions?
  • How can the public and private sector work together and deliver effective actions to advance women in finance at all levels?
  • What measures are finance companies taking to foster a more inclusive work environment, and to increase the number of women in management positions?


  • Shaheen Akram, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ING
  • Maria Janson, Head of Markets, Swedbank
  • Roberta Marracino, Head of Group ESG Strategy & Impact Banking, UniCredit
  • Salvatore Nigro, CEO, Junior achievement Europe
  • Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement, BNP Paribas

11:00 AM Event Concludes

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Wed Mar 17
9:00 AM

Starts 2 min before the session time

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

  • Peter Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP
  • Shartia Brantley, Deputy New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg and Senior Editor, Bloomberg Live

9:05 AM In Conversation With Adar Poonawalla

The CEO of the world's largest vaccine maker on vaccinating his country India and the world under the "Vaccination Friendship" program. We speak to him about the importance of preparedness, vaccine diplomacy and helping India manage the outbreak of the virus.

  • Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India
  • Moderator: Haslinda Amin, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

9:20 AM Who Gets the Vaccine? A Roadmap to Equitable Distribution

As countries around the world race to vaccinate as many people as possible, concerns remain about the fairness of the process. How can society ensure it protects the most vulnerable, granting them safe and easy access to the vaccine? And how does this dynamic play out internationally, with the rise of "vaccine nationalism"? 

  • Dawn Butler MP, Member of Parliament, Brent Central, UK
  • Keith Churchwell, MD, President, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Denis Mizne, CEO, Lemann Foundation
  • Moderator: Riley Griffin, Health Care Reporter, Bloomberg News

9:45 AM Out of Office Sneak Peek: A Conversation with Antonio Neri, President & CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise joins Bloomberg Live's podcast, Out of Office to talk about leadership and life. Antonio Neri tells us how the pandemic has influenced his views on equality, discusses the role technology can play in uniting the world and, though he's also a professor of art, explains why being a CEO comes first. At least for now.

  • Antonio Neri, President & CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Mallika Kapur, Deputy Global Editor, Bloomberg Live and Host, Out of Office

9:50 AM CEOs Championing Diversity & Inclusion

While organizations often express that diversity and inclusion is a top priority, their rhetoric doesn’t always translate into action. We’re joined by business leaders at the helm of their companies making tangible commitments to advancing equity. Each is apart of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, an organization that 1,500 signatories and a social justice policy fellowship.We’ll discuss practical ways corporate leaders can promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Marianne Harrison, President & CEO, John Hancock
  • Kevin A. Lobo, Chair & CEO, Stryker
  • Tim Ryan, U.S. Chair and Senior Partner, PwC and Co-Founder, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Moderator: Romaine Bostick, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

10:15 AM Safeguarding Employee Mental Health

While organizations often express that diversity and inclusion is a top priority, their rhetoric doesn’t always translate into action. We’re joined by business leaders at the helm of their companies making tangible commitments to advancing equity. Each is a part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, an organization that has 1,500 signatories and a social justice policy fellowship.We’ll discuss practical ways corporate leaders can promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

  • Oren Frank, Co-Founder & CEO, Talkspace
  • Saeju Jeong, Co-Founder & CEO, Noom
  • Moderator: Cynthia Koons, Senior Reporter, Health Care, Bloomberg

10:35 AM Bank of America Sponsor Spotlight: Supporting the Emotional Wellness of a Diverse Workforce

  • Anne Oxrider, Senior Vice President & Benefits Executive, Bank of America 
  • Moderator: Anne Kawalerski, Global Chief Marketing Office, Bloomberg Media

10:40 AM In Conversation With Al Kelly

We’re sitting down with Visa CEO Al Kelly to discuss the corporation’s newest ventures, along with their notable commitment to the next generation of college students and diversifying their senior leadership ranks.

  • Al Kelly, Chairman & CEO, Visa
  • Moderator: Caroline Hyde, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11:05 AM In Conversation With Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

From vaccine nationalism to climate change, the urgent call to action has never been greater. We'll host a wide-ranging conversation with Her Majesty Queen Raina Al Abdullah of Jordan, where we’ll discuss rising inequality in nations across the globe and the solutions needed to bring about change.

  • Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Moderator: Francine Lacqua, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11:25 PM Bloomberg Businessweek's Game Changers Spotlight

From breaking down corrupt banking practices in Latin America to improving the quality of education in India’s government schools, these leaders are taking bold and decisive action to improve everyone’s future. Meet Businessweek’s Equality Game Changers– influential proponents for progress from across the globe. We’re honoring these innovators challenging the status quo and creating a more just world in their respective fields.

  • Dr. Repalle Shiva Praveen Kumar, Secretary, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions
  • Moderator: James E. Ellis, Assistant Managing Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

11:45 AM In Conversation With Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, one of the world's leading philanthropists, will join us for a far-reaching discussion on the pandemic's effect on women, how to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine and why she's calling on President Biden to appoint a caregiving czar.

  • Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Moderator: Emily Chang, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

12:05 PM Walgreens Boots Alliance Remarks

  • Carlos Cubia, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

12:10 PM In Conversation With Calvin McDonald

  • Calvin McDonald, CEO, lululemon
  • Moderator: Lisa Abramowicz, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

12:30PM Audience Break

12:35 PM Gilead Sciences Sponsor Spotlight: Health Equity: Taking on the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. South

  • Douglas M. Brooks, Vice President, Advancing Black Equity and Community Engagement, Gilead Sciences
  • Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton, Dean of the Divinity School, Wake Forest University

1:10 PM Saving a Lost Generation: Bridging the Digital Divide

In today's environment of virtual schooling, access to technology is central to a student's success. And with vast inequalities in the digital space, millions are at risk of being left behind. In this conversation, we'll explore the opportunities and challenges of remote learning, focusing on potential solutions to bridge the digital divide and make sure no child is left behind.

  • Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children's Zone
  • Suzanne Ehlers, CEO, Malala Fund 
  • Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

1:35 PM Moving Toward a More Inclusive Facebook

  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook 
  • Maxine Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Facebook
  • Moderator: Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg LP

2:00 PM Event Concludes 

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Thu Mar 18
9:00 AM

Starts 2 min before the session time

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

  • Justin B. Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media
  • Shartia Brantley, Deputy New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg; Senior Editor, Bloomberg Live

9:05 AM Welcome Remarks

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies

9:10 AM Extinguished Prosperity: Reclaiming What Was Lost in Tulsa

This year marks 100 years since the horrific events of the Tulsa race massacre when white rioters attacked the city’s Greenwood section, at the time one of the nation’s most prosperous African-American communities. After the violence ended, 35 city blocks of what is now known as “Black Wall Street” were reduced to charred rubble, hundreds were wounded and dozens -- perhaps hundreds -- were killed. We talk with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum on his efforts to help heal the city a century later. Plus, John Rogers, the mutual fund manager and great-grandson of an architect of Black Wall Street, discusses building generational wealth today.

  • The Honorable G.T. Bynum, Mayor, Tulsa, OK
  • John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments 
  • Moderator: Sonali Basak, Wall Street Reporter, Bloomberg Television

9:30 AM What Big Tech Needs to do to Help End Anti-Asian Violence 

Acts of violence against people of Asian heritage in the U.S. have surged in the past year, fueled in part by former President Donald Trump’s use of racist rhetoric such as calling Covid-19 the "China Virus." Some Asian-American leaders say that Corporate America has fallen short in its response. We speak to Asian-American leaders about what corporate America, particularly the tech sector, could do to show greater support and make actionable change for the AAPI (Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) community.

  • Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Uber
  • Victoria Tsai, Founder & CEO, Tatcha
  • Moderator: Tom Giles, Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg

9:50 AM In Conversation With Ken Chenault

  • Ken Chenault, Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst
  • David Westin, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

10:10 AM American Family Insurance Sponsor Spotlight: Our Role in Closing Equity Gaps

  • Telisa Yancy, Chief Operating Officer, American Family Insurance 
  • Moderator: Patrick Garrigan, Global Head of Bloomberg Live, Bloomberg LP

10:40 AM In Conversation With Lee Daniels

Last year was exceptional in the growth of representations of marginalized populations on screen. And for good reason: viewers are demanding -- and rewarding -- films and television shows that, with nuance and sophistication, feature a broader universe of characters. What are the next steps to ensure representation in the media is diverse, inclusive and responsible?

  • Lee Daniels, Award-Winning Filmmaker; Founder, Lee Daniels Entertainment 
  • Mark Miller, Global Editor, Bloomberg Live

11:00 AM One Step Back: Reversing Women's Exodus from the Workforce

Women are losing jobs and leaving the workforce in droves during the pandemic. According to the United Nations, Covid-19 is projected to make gender-poverty disparities worse for 11 million more women by 2030. How can companies support and retain women’s talent? 

  • Cherie Blair CBE QC, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  • Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
  • Carolyn Tastad, Group President - North America & Chief Sales Officer, P&G

11:25 AM Tracking Gender Equality in the Workplace 

Today's business world demands that firms address gender inequality in the workplace. Employees and customers alike are calling for an equitable playing field. With the leaders of companies featured in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which tracks public companies committed to disclosing their efforts on these issues, we'll discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this space.

  • David Kenny, CEO & Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen 
  • Sheryl Palmer, Chairman & CEO, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
  • Moderator: Taylor Riggs, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11:50 AM The Future of LGBTQ+ Rights: What's Next for the Courts?

The LGBTQ+ community won a major victory for equal rights in 2020 with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But the conservative majority court is poised to consider several cases in an attempt to balance religious freedom with LGBTQ rights, with the potential to erode hard-won gains on marriage equality, trans rights and other issues. We'll explore the next legal battles facing the LGBTQ+ community. 

  • Alphonso David, President, Human Rights Campaign 
  • Katherine Franke, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University
  • Michael Lopez, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Moderator: Rakshita Saluja, Executive Editor, Equality, Bloomberg

12:15 PM A Corporate Response to Criminal Justice Reform 

With U.S. President Biden announcing the end of private prison contracts and growing awareness of mass incarceration, corporate voices are stepping into criminal justice reform conversations. How do we break cycles of recidivism? Should companies “ban the box”? Should bail reform be a priority? We’ll answer these questions and more in our discussion.

  • Michael Novogratz, Founder & CEO, Galaxy Digital and Chair, The Bail Project 
  • Robert Rooks, CEO, Reform Alliance
  • Moderator: Carol Massar, Host, Bloomberg Businessweek Television & Radio

12:35 PM Audience Break: Mindful Moment

12:40 PM Accelerating Board Diversity

Increasing the diversity of corporate boards has been a hot topic in the business world for several years now and big strides have been made. Recently, Nasdaq announced board diversity requirements for new listings. Building on the work that has been accomplished thus far, what are the next frontiers for board diversity? How can companies ensure that their boards are truly reflective of the wider society?

  • Esther Aguilera, CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association
  • Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE, Founder, 30% Club and Chair of the Diversity Project 
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation and Partner, The Board Diversity Action Alliance
  • Moderator: David Merritt, Senior Executive Editor, EMEA, Bloomberg

1:05 PM Rewiring the Alternatives Marketplace

In 2021, Pitchbook predicts that Private Equity fundraising will surpass $330 billion – setting an all-time high for the industry, which has added over $4 trillion in assets under management in the last decade across alternative assets. In an era marked by unparalleled growth across the alternative investment space, women and people of color continue to be excluded as beneficiaries. This conversation will focus on new initiatives designed to address this problem by backing the next generation of managers and entrepreneurs to diversify the alternatives marketplace.

  • Jon Winkelried, Co-CEO, TPG
  • Josh Childress, Co-Founder & CEO, Landspire Group 
  • Moderator: Scarlet Fu, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

1:25 PM Out of Office: A Conversation With Howard Schultz

Bloomberg Live features Howard Schultz in this special live episode of its popular Out of Office podcast. There's no corporate talk here. Instead, we ask questions newsmakers usually don't get asked when they're in the office. We speak to the former CEO of Starbucks about the influences on his personal life that have defined his views on public service, equality, racial harmony, his vision for America. And, of course, coffee.

  • Howard Schultz, Former CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Starbucks
  • Moderator: Mallika Kapur, Deputy Global Editor, Bloomberg Live and Host, Out of Office

2:00 PM Event Concludes

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