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2017 Symposium

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society proudly announces our 2017 Symposium:

Women in the Boardroom: The Social and Business Arguments that Challenge Executive Board Homogeneity

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8:30am-2:30pm
Lubar Commons, University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, Wisconsin

This symposium highlights the trending discussion on the correlation of financial gain and diverse boardrooms. The highly acclaimed Professor Darren Rosenblum (Pace Law), Professor Kimberly Krawiec (Duke Law), Professor Yaron Nili (UW Law), and Dr. Phyllis King (UW-Milwaukee) will be presenting arguments related to the key factors that determine when diversity is significant to financial performance, the statistics that represent our national businesses, and our own Wisconsin performance and initiatives. Do you have any questions or ideas that you would like to discuss? The event will finish with a panel of our speakers and Binnu Palta Hill (UW Business – Diversity & Inclusion) who will be taking questions from attendees and discussing potential initiatives. All are welcome to attend!

2017 Schedule

Time Event
8:30–9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome Address
9:15–9:45 Speaker Presentation – Kimberly Krawiec, Professor of Law, Duke University
9:45-10:30 Speaker Presentation – Yaron Nili, Assistant Professor Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Speaker Presentation – Darren Rosenblum, Professor of Law, Pace University
11:30-12:00 Speaker Presentation – Phyllis King, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:15 Panel Discussion
2:15-2:30 Closing Discussion

Additional Information

UW Students/Faculty/Affiliates – please bring your student ID. Thank you.

If you have any questions please contact Mary Parmeter at

This event is FREE for UW Faculty, Students, and Staff, but registration is still required.

This event is funded by the generosity of the Wisconsin Experience Grant and the Associated Students of Madison.