Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST
Add to Calendar 


Purdue Northwest, Dworkin Center 
1401 US-421
Westville, IN 46391

Driving Directions 


Board of Directors 
Women in Leadership of La Porte County 

See the full Korn Ferry/Rockafeller Foundation Women CEOs Speak report and Australian Women CEOs Speak reports.


Mary Elizabeth Sadd - Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial Practice

What can we learn from the women who shattered the glass ceiling and how can we close the gender gap with purpose, passion, and permission?

CEO's may be the most scrutinized people outside professional athletes. Magazines and data companies analyze their education, career history, tenure, stock performance, and more. And yet, too little is known about what distinguishes the women in that group. The reason is profound in its simplicity: Until recently, threre were so few female CEO's that a statistically valid study wasn't feasible. KF teamed up with the Rockafeller Foundation on the CEO pipeline project to develop a deep understanding of the journeys of 57 women that made to the top of some of the largest companies in the U.S., and into how companies can apply these learnings to develop robust pipelines of high potential women.

Ms. Sadd is particularly well known for her leadership and development work in the industrial and packaging sectors as well as leading the firm's Chief Commercial Officer's practice for the Industrial market. She also [articipated in Korn Ferry's landmark study of women's journeys to Fortune 1000 company leadership and Women CEO's Speak report, in partnership with The Rockafeller Foundation, and presents on the insights and actionable applications to more effectively progress women in leadership.



We are opening this event to College students as well as High School students. What an incredible opportunity to hear such a renowned professional speak on cultivating female leaders. A key member of the firm's global CEO Succesion Practice, Ms. Sadd has a long track record of work with CEO's, creating senior teams that successfully deliver on the business strategy. 
Thank you to our Sponsor: Alicia Cannon with Apex Filling Systems


Thank you to our Sponsor: Melissa Grott with General Insurance Services

Thank you to our Sponsor: Jennifer Shoup with Horizon Bank


Thank you to our Sponsor: Unity Foundation of La Porte County


Thank you to our Sponsor: Purdue Federal Credit Union


Thank you to our Sponsor: Indiana University Northwest, School of Business and Economics



Thank you to our Sponsor: Women in Leadership of La Porte County