August 03, 2021 Qualified Webinar

Engaging with Shareholders and Activists on Board Composition and Refreshment

Hosted by Mike Jeans featuring Ann Yerger

Zoominar Certification Program
August 3, 2021 2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit


Ann Yerger is an expert on the legal and regulatory requirements facing boards and key committees and possesses a deep knowledge of institutional investor expectations of companies and corporate boards. She will speak on how boards should engage with shareholders on board composition and refreshment - what their expectations are, how to have the conversations, and where activists exert their influence on these matters.

Ann is a member of Spencer Stuart’s North American Board Practices. She is an independent director of Bed Bath and Beyond and of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. She is also a member of Grant Thornton's Audit Quality Advisory Council.

Ann's deep background in corporate governance includes service as the former executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington, DC and of EY’s Center for Board Matters.
She has been included multiple times on the National Association of Corporate Directors’ list of the 100 most influential corporate governance professionals. In 2016 the International Corporate Governance Network awarded her the ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance.
Ann's experience in regulatory and governance issues is widely sought after. She was a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Investor Advisory Committee of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She also served on the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, the CFA Institute Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and the US Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.

This session will consist of Ann's prepared remarks followed by break-out sessions to discuss topics covered.

September 14, 2021 Qualified Webinar

Role of Boards and Executives in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Hosted by Mike Jeans featuring Colleen Ammerman

Zoominar Certification Program
September 14, 2021 2:00 - 3:00p
Attendees Earn 1 Qualified Webinar Certification Credit


Colleen is the Director of the Gender Initiative at Harvard University. She and the Gender Initiative support research and share insights for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in organizations. She oversees the Initiative’s staff, operations, and activities, including student and alumni engagement, programs for companies, and research conferences. She is a member of the Life & Leadership After HBS research team, an ongoing longitudinal study of Harvard Business School alumni which examines the influence of gender and race on their life and career outcomes. She is coauthor of the recently released book: "Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work."

Colleen will speak about the role of boards in this important human capital issue. Specifically, how boards can champion principles of inclusive management that are cornerstones of a strong corporate culture, structural remedies to remove biases from management processes, and how leaders can help women break the glass ceiling and build cultures that foster development of women and other diverse groups.

This session will consist of Colleen's prepared remarks followed by break-out sessions to discuss topics covered.