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LCDA's BoardWise Virtual Sessions are a series of interactive sessions highlighting trends board leaders need to know about. The sessions take place in the spring and summer of each year, featuring panel discussions, fireside chats, and other formats designed to engage and inform LCDA members on critical governance topics.

Universal Proxy Card: What Boards Need to Know

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET

As of September 2022, for all US publicly traded company shareholder meetings, new rules require the use of a universal proxy card, listing all candidates properly nominated by the company or a shareholder. What does this mean for boards who can no longer use the "our card vs their card" approach and for activists who can now place their candidates on a single card for voting?

Join our expert panel for this interactive session, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co, to get your questions answered about these new proxies and the impact it will have on board elections.

Host: Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, LCDA

Moderator: Rebecca Thornton, Managing Director and Head, Director Advisory Services at J.P. Morgan


Benjamin Colton, Global Head of the Asset Stewardship Team at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) 

David Freedman, Vice Chairman, Global Head of Shareholder Engagement and M&A Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan

Eduardo Gallardo, Partner, Global Co-Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions,  Paul Hastings 

This event is exclusive to LCDA members and invited partners. 

Latinas OnBoard: The Power of Networking

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2023

TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET

Launched in partnership with Morgan Stanley and curated exclusively for LCDA Members and Morgan Stanley partners, join us for our annual Latinas On Board Series, The Power of Networking. In a world where more than 60% of board seats are filled through personal and professional networks, creating powerful networks is crucial to increasing Latino board placement. And for Latinas, the smallest group represented on corporate boards, holding just 1% of those seats, it is even more important. Hear from our group of prominent Latina board members about their journey to the boardroom and the impact networking has had on that path. Participants include:

Moderator:     Ileana Musa, Managing Director, Head of International Banking & Lending, Morgan Stanley


Francis Hondal, Director: Bath & Body Works, Inc.; Equitable Holdings, Inc. 

Ofelia Kumpf, Director: Frontier Group Holdings, Inc., Frontier Airlines

Graciela Ivonne Monteagudo, Director: ACCO Brands Corp.; iHeartMedia, Inc.; JuicePlus+ Company, LLC (private); WD-40 Co.

This event is exclusive to LCDA members and invited partners. 

Hispanic and Latino Economic Forum (HLEF): The Power of Unlocking Growth and Building Inclusive Brands

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET

Recent research conducted by McKinsey & Co. reveals that Latino consumers are driving growth in the U.S. while their own needs go unmet. Over the past decade, Latinos have grown their household consumption to reach a cumulative $1 trillion market in 2021—a 6 percent annual growth rate over the last decade. Their household spend is higher compared to other groups at similar income levels, and yet marketing spend directed at Latinos most likely does not reflect this. Latinos are conscious of their impact, choosing brands that value the environment and their employees, all of which makes them more influential than their income levels would suggest.

However, Latino consumers are often highly dissatisfied with the products offered to them—especially compared to their non-Latino White counterparts. This dissatisfaction ranges across product categories, from food and beverages to financial products, which may point to unresolved needs that impact their daily life. If brands address the drivers of dissatisfaction in terms of access and value proposition, there is a collective $109 billion of revenue at stake, when considering current spending and future potential should improved products be offered.

Join us for this session which will include the research presented by McKinsey, followed by a panel of LCDA members and other experts discussing the impact of this research on boardrooms in America.

Panel Moderator:

Jacqueline Hernandez, Director: Victoria’s Secret & Co.; Estrella Media, Inc. (private)


Odette Bolano, President & CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System; Director: IDACORP, Inc. 

Lucy Perez, Senior Partner, MckInsey & Co.

Arthur Valdez, Director: Advanced Auto Parts, Inc.; Shipt (private)

This event is exclusive to LCDA members and invited partners. LCDA members can login to their member portal to register or via links in the LCDA Mighty Networks. Email Larell Rodriguez, Events Coordiantor, at for more information. 

LCDA And McKinsey & Co. Hispanic And Latino Economic Forum (HLEF) Webinar:
The Great Breakup - Latinas In The Workplace And The Growing Executive Exodus

WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2023

TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET

LCDA and McKinsey & Co. Hispanic and Latino Economic Forum (HLEF) Webinar:
The Great Breakup - Latinas in the Workplace and the Growing Executive Exodus

Women leaders are switching jobs at the highest rates we’ve ever seen, and ambitious young women are prepared to do the same. To make meaningful and sustainable progress toward gender equality, companies need to go beyond table stakes. That’s according to the latest Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey & Co., in partnership with 

Now, companies are struggling to hold on to the relatively few women leaders they have. And all of these dynamics are even more pronounced for women of color. There are always winners and losers in the war for talent, and the stakes are higher than ever for companies that want to achieve gender equality.

does this mean for Latina leaders? Latinas make up just 1.6% of senior executives in this country so this Great Breakup is sure to have an impact on the board pipeline. Join us for this session which will include a presentation of the research, followed by a panel of experts discussing how this will impact the boardroom and what companies need to do to foster current and future Latina leaders.

Panel Moderator: Ana Dutra, Co-Chair LCDEF Board; Director: Amyris Inc.;, Inc.; Pembina Pipeline Corp. 

Shelly Aguilar Carlin,
Executive Vice President, HR Policy Association

Martin Stier, SVP People Organization, Global Business Units and Functions, HP

Raquel Tamez, Chief Inclusion and Engagement Officer (CIEO), Charles River Associates (CRA)

This is an LCDA member and partner exclusive. Members can register either through the LCDA Mighty Network Community or via links in emails about the event. 

Questions? Contact Larell Rodriguez, LCDA Events Coordinator, at