Hogan Lovells explores global business perspectives at Women’s Executive Summit

Hogan Lovells’ Global Client Forum recently held its second Global Women’s Executive Summit, bringing together an audience of women executives and general counsel to explore their most pressing global business and legal issues.

The group comprised business executives, educators and diplomats and engaged in intimate discussions of the challenges these leaders and their organisations face in a dynamic global environment.

The summit’s opening night keynote address was presented by business executive and journalist Sheryl WuDunn, who focused on developments in China. WuDunn also joined Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in a discussion of the challenges and importance of addressing the oppression of women across the globe.

The opening panel — Women on the World Stage — featured three global executives with markedly different backgrounds to discuss the changing dynamics for individual countries and large corporations on the world stage. The panel included María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn, vice-president, Republic of Honduras; Sara Mathew, chairman and chief executive officer of Dun & Bradstreet; and Katharine Weymouth, publisher and chief executive officer of The Washington Post.

In a joint presentation, Neal Katyal and Cate Stetson, co-directors of Hogan Lovells’ appellate practice group touched on the evolution of the Supreme Court and its most recent case decisions with critical impacts for global business.