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Washington D.C. Leadership Breakfast, 7:35 am – 11:45 am

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-4885

Personal Career Stories and Practical Leadership Tips 
from Successful Women Business Leaders

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Standard registration fee: $225

If you are a member of Boardroom Bound, Diversity Pipeline Alliance, JAD, WITI, Madrinas, or NAFE please call 212-937-8413 for the member discount code.

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Keynote Speaker:
Barbara Krumsiek

President & CEO

The Calvert Group

Barbara J. Krumsiek is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of Calvert Group, Ltd. since 1997, one of the nation’s largest socially responsible mutual fund firms with approximately $12 billion in assets under management. With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Krumsiek spent 23 years with Alliance Capital Management, LP in New York City where she served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for their mutual funds division. 

Among her numerous national and local community activities, Ms. Krumsiek is Chair-Elect of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Vice-Chair of the board of The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and a Director of Goodwill of Greater Washington.

Ms. Krumsiek received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Douglass College , Rutgers University graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors, and a master’s degree in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University .  In addition, Georgetown University awarded Ms. Krumsiek the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, citing her work in advancing the critical dialogue regarding the role of business in society. 

 

Featured Speaker:
Shirley Edwards

Partner and Mid-Atlantic Assurance Leader

Ernst and Young LLP

Shirley Edwards is an Audit and Advisory Services partner in the McLean, Virginia office with over 24 years of experience; providing, not only accounting and auditing services but also due diligence and transaction advisory services.

Ms. Edwards is the champion for the gender equity initiatives within the Mid-Atlantic Area of Ernst & Young and serves on the Gender Equity Task Force for Ernst & Young in North America.

Shirley is the Vice Chair for Leadership Greater Washington in 2005-2006. She is also the Secretary of the Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Region of the American Red Cross and an ex-officio member of the board of National Capital Chapter of the American Red Cross. She serves on the governance committee and board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital and the Board of Trustees of Trinity University.

Shirley is a certified public accountant in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She was a graduate from Virginia Tech in 1982. She serves on the Accounting Department advisory board for the Pamplin College of Business.

 

Featured Speaker:
Donella Brockington
Vice President, Business Development
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS)

Donella Brockington is vice president of business development for ACS, based in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for marketing ACS' services to the District of Columbia Government. Her prior positions include Vice President of Company Operations and head of ACS' Municipal Services operation for the District of Columbia, a position she held from 1996 through 1999. 

Ms. Brockington joined ACS in 1988 as vice president of municipal marketing. In 1991, she was named vice president of company marketing, where she was responsible for directing and supporting priority marketing efforts and providing direct marketing support company wide. 

As an active member of the community, Ms. Brockington currently serves on the board of directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greater Washington, and the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund. She co-chairs the Women's Advisory Board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and is vice chair of the United States Tennis Association's membership committee. She is a recipient of both ACS' President's Award (1998) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), and received the 2001 Inaugural Heroines in Technology Lifetime Achievement Award from the March of Dimes. 

Born in Washington, D.C., Ms.Brockington holds a master's degree in urban systems engineering and a master's degree of education in guidance and counseling from Howard University. She earned her bachelor's degree at Clark University in Massachusetts.

 

WHO ATTENDS:  Corporate and non-profit leaders who are interested in advancing to, or helping others to advance to, top executive levels (including board director) are encouraged to attend.  55% of participants are VP level or above, 70% of participants are Director level or above, nearly one-half of participants represent Fortune 500 companies.

Speakers will talk about how mentoring and their experiences outside of work helped shape their leadership skills and successful career path. They will share personal career stories and practical tips and be open to a Q&A with the audience.  

AGENDA/SCHEDULE*:

7:35 - Doors open/ Breakfast served/ Informal peer networking
8:05 - General session introductions
8:20 - Featured speaker
9:15 - Networking & coffee break

9:30 - Featured Speaker

10:15 - Networking & coffee break

10:30 - Key note speaker
11:15 - General session closing remarks
11:45 - Conference end

* schedule and speakers subject to change

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION PACKAGES AVAILABLE: For corporate participation information please call Bill Shulman at 212-937-8413.

Barbara Krumsiek

President & CEO, The Calvert Group

Barbara J. Krumsiek has been CEO and President of Calvert since 1997.  Calvert manages over $12 billion in assets across 32 mutual funds, including award-winning fixed income portfolios, and a full line-up of socially responsible mutual funds.  Ms. Krumsiek’s career in the investment industry spans three decades. Before coming to Calvert, Ms. Krumsiek was a Managing Director at Alliance Capital Management LP in New York City .

At Calvert, Ms. Krumsiek has presided over a period of dramatic growth and increased visibility, both within the socially-responsible investment sector (SRI) and in the financial services industry as a whole.  Under her leadership, the firm’s sales have grown seven-fold, bringing assets to $12 billion and increasing the firm’s presence among individual investors, advisors and the expanding retirement plan segment.  The firm is recognized as a leader in SRI, and an advocate for emerging issues such as board diversity, stronger corporate governance and corporate responsiveness to issues from global warming to Hurricane Katrina rebuilding.  Investment results have also been strong.  Calvert funds were ranked by Barron’s magazine as the 16th best performing mutual fund family for the ten-year period ending 2005, and ranked among the top five best performing taxable bond fund families for the past three years.  

Throughout her career, Ms. Krumsiek has been recognized as a pre-eminent business leader.  This year she was named among the “Top 100 Maryland Women” by the Daily Record. In 2005, she was awarded the Athena Award by the Women’s Business Owners of Montgomery County. She was named one of 50 “Women Who Mean Business” in Washington D.C. by the Washington Business Journal (2004), one of “Washington DC’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Washingtonian Magazine (2003) and “Outstanding CEO of the Year” by the Women’s Business Center of Washington, D.C. (2002). 

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Ms. Krumsiek’s community involvement is extensive. She serves as Chair-Elect of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Vice-Chair of the Board of The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. She serves on the Board of Visitors at the Howard University School of Law and on the Council for the Future of Courant at New York University ’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  She is on the board of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., the Federal City Council and Goodwill of Greater Washington.  She is an avid supporter of the Girl Scouts in the National Capital Region and serves on the Women’s Advisory Board to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. 

Graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors from Douglass College , Rutgers University , Ms. Krumsiek received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.  She received a masters degree in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University .  In 2000, the Rutgers University Alumni Federation added her to the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and in that same year, Douglass College and the Associate Alumnae named her to The Douglass Society. 

In May, 2002 Georgetown University awarded Ms. Krumsiek the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, citing her work in advancing the critical dialogue regarding the role of business in society.

Ms. Krumsiek, a native New Yorker, resides in Bethesda , Maryland with her husband, Bart Leonard, and their two daughters.

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Shirley Edwards

Partner and Mid-Atlantic Assurance Leader, Ernst and Young LLP

Shirley Edwards is an Audit and Advisory Services partner in the McLean, Virginia office with over 24 years of experience. Prior to joining E&Y, Ms. Edwards spent nearly 20 years with another international accounting firm. She has worked with clients in a number of industries including real estate, financial services, technology and telecommunications. Currently, her significant clients include American Capital Strategies, Ltd., Avalon Bay REIT and J. E. Robert Companies. Ms. Edwards provides not only accounting and auditing services but also due diligence and transaction advisory services.

Ms. Edwards is the champion for the gender equity initiatives within the Mid-Atlantic Area of Ernst & Young and serves on the Gender Equity Task Force for Ernst & Young in North America.

Ms. Edwards is a certified public accountant in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and an alumni of Virginia Tech.  Ms. Edwards serves on the Accounting Department advisory board for the Pamplin College of Business, and has previously served on the professional staff of the Treadway Commission including researching fraudulent financial reporting.

Ms. Edwards is the Vice Chair for Leadership Greater Washington in 2005-2006. She is also the Secretary of the Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Region of the American Red Cross and an ex-officio member of the board of National Capital Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ms. Edwards serves on the governance committee and board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital and the Board of Trustees of Trinity University.

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Donella Brockington
Vice President, Business Development, 
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS)

Donella Brockington is vice president of business development for ACS, based in Washington, D.C. ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with more than 55,000 people supporting client operations reaching nearly 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients.  Ms. Brockington is responsible for marketing ACS' services to the District of Columbia Government. Her prior positions include Vice President of Company Operations and head of ACS' Municipal Services operation for the District of Columbia, a position she held from 1996 through 1999.

Ms. Brockington joined ACS in 1988 as vice president of municipal marketing. In 1991, she was named vice president of company marketing, where she was responsible for directing and supporting priority marketing efforts and providing direct marketing support company wide. She also assisted in identifying and developing new product areas.

Prior to joining ACS, Ms. Brockington served as real property administrator for the District of Columbia's government, supervising the city's real estate transactions, including the acquisition of more than 300,000 square feet of office space. From 1981 to 1985, she served as senior operations analyst for the District, where she developed a replacement program for 17,000 commercial water meters and was responsible for eliminating a backlog of 20,000 water billing accounts. Before joining the District government, she was a senior health systems analyst for the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia.

Ms. Brockington currently serves on the board of directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Greater Washington, and the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund. She co-chairs the Women's Advisory Board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and is vice chair of the United States Tennis Association's membership committee. She is a recipient of both ACS' President's Award (1998) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), and received the 2001 Inaugural Heroines in Technology Lifetime Achievement Award from the March of Dimes.

Born in Washington, D.C., Ms. Brockington holds a master's degree in urban systems engineering and a master's degree of education in guidance and counseling from Howard University. She earned her bachelor's degree at Clark University in Massachusetts.

Donella lives in Washington, D.C. Her interests include tennis, dance and golf.

 

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