Presented by McKinsey

Knock Down Roadblocks and Chart Your Own Course

Women hold only about 20 percent of leadership roles, especially in tech. Recent research suggests that progress on diversity has been slow – men and women in similar roles are often still judged by different criteria and are paid differently. To move the needle on gender diversity, women need to adopt a different mindset—one that chips away at the limitations a male-dominated status quo imposes and by focusing on themselves. In this session, a panel of seasoned female CXOs will tell you how they did just that. The speakers will explain how they took ownership of their careers, overcame personal and institutional bias, broke down organizational barriers, gained influence and rose to leadership roles – and how you can, too.

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Monica Caldas

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Joyce Hunter

Vulcan Enterprises LLC

Gayatri Shenai

McKinsey and Company

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