Leadership Symposium 2021


  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.      Opening Remarks

                                  Lisa Detwiler

                                  Forum President

                                  Managing Director, FS Investments


                                  Introduction of Plenary Interview          

                                  Nicole Perkins

                                  Forum Member

                                  Financial Executive, Consultant, Speaker & Writer

                                  Fireside Chat with Suleika Jaouad and Debbie Epstein Henry                                                  Suleika Jaouad
                                  New York Times best-selling author of Between Two Kingdoms,
                                  TED Speaker & Creator of The Isolation Journals

                                  Debbie Epstein Henry
                                  Forum Vice President

                                  Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing
                                  Podcast Host, Inspiration Loves Company


                                  Closing Remarks

                                  Karin Copeland

                                  Forum Member

                                  Founder, CreateXChange


  9:30 - 9:40 a.m.     Break


  9:40 - 10:30 a.m.   Concurrent Breakout Sessions
                                 Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in either session.


                                 Breakout Session One

                                 Do No Harm: Solutions to Address Health Barriers & Equitable

                                 Entry Disparities for Women              

                                 Introduction by Alison Perelman
                                 Chair, Forum Public Sector Leadership Committee
                                 Executive Director, Philadelphia 3.0


                                 Breakout Session Two

                                 Leadership for a New Era: Board Diversity, Company

                                 Performance & Governance

                                 Introduction by Deana Calvelli
                                 Forum Member

                                 Partner, Consultant, Lockton Companies


Breakout Session One
Do No Harm: Solutions to Address Health Barriers & Equitable Entry Disparities for Women

Gender disparities in access to preventive and emergent healthcare have never been more acute, especially among black and brown women and those with language barriers.


At this session, our panelists will discuss solutions to inequitable treatment in prenatal and postpartum care, including maternal mortality, cardiovascular disease, as well as vaccinations and treatment for COVID-19.


Attendees will end this session empowered with knowledge and tools to increase access to quality care for themselves and their communities.


Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, Chief Diversity & Community Relations Officer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Forum Member


Marianne A. Fray, Chief Executive Officer, Maternity Care Coalition; Forum Member

Monique Gary, DO, MSc, FACS, Medical Director Cancer Program, Grand View Health

Marisa Rogers, MD, MPH, Executive Medical Director
Oak Street Health; Forum Member

Breakout Session Two
Leadership for a New Era: Board Diversity, Company Performance & Governance

Recently, Nasdaq took a bold move proposing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt listing rules that require board diversity.  During this dynamic panel discussion, we will discuss actionable ideas through the lens of key stakeholders to address social governance and what accountability looks like in a new era.  We will debate:

  • How asset managers are evaluating the connection between social governance and a company's performance, including metrics to hold companies accountable;

  • What actions board directors and CEOs are taking to increase diversity in the boardroom and executive suite; and,

  • How leaders can develop a social governance strategy aligned with business results.


Patricia Connolly, Governance Expert & Advisor; Forum Member


Ruby R. Chandy, Member, Board of Directors, Ametek, DuPont, Flowserve

Michael L. Conklin, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer, WSFS Bank

Yasmin Landy, CFA, Institutional Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments