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Event Detail

Distinguished Speaker Series: Sheila Penrose (Ended)

Lessons Learned: The View from the Boardroom

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Metropolitan, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
Sheila Penrose will draw on her two decades of serving on public company boards, including as chairman of JLL and director of McDonald's, to share some lessons learned including:

  • As corporate governance and business tranformation evolve, what are the topics that corporate boards are focused on?
  • What does this evolution imply for the profile of successful directors?
  • How do successful individuals work together as  peers in the board room? 

Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student Members - $20
Non-Members - $65
Reserved VIP table - $360 (8 guests, company name on table, contact office directly) 
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

*Please give yourself a few extra minutes as you will need to go through security for this event – photo ID required

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)

Registration: Online

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Program

*Please note distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event

Speaker Bio:

Sheila Penrose is chairman of the Board of JLL Inc., a F500 global real estate services company, and serves on the board of McDonald’s Corp., where she chairs the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Penrose was the first woman on Northern Trust Corporation’s Management Committee, as president of Corporate and Institutional Services, and then served as executive advisor to Boston Consulting Group. Earlier in her career, she was an economic advisor at the British Treasury.

Penrose is co-chairman of Corporate Leadership Center and trustee of Rush University Medical Center and the Museum of Science and Industry, among other organizations. She has served on advisory boards for both LSE and Stanford. Penrose is a founding member of the 30% Club in the US, which advances women on corporate boards, and she serves on the steering committees of both the Community of Corporate Chairmen and the Education, Gender and Work Initiative at the World Economic Forum. She received an economics degree and graduate diploma in education from the University of Birmingham in England; a master’s degree from the London School of Economics; and attended the Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.  


*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, April 3rd.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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