Pre-Conference Workshops

“Leading by Example”: First-Hand Insights on How to Put Your Ethical Message and Code of Conduct into Practice

Jan 30, 2017 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Speakers

Hillary F. Stanley
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Booz Allen Hamilton

“I Wish Someone Had Told Me”: The Biggest Successes and Mistakes to Avoid When Building and Running an Effective Legal Department

Jan 30, 2017 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Speakers

Rebecca Ransom
Vice President – Litigation
Raytheon Company

Kathryn G. Simpson
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7:45
Welcome Breakfast & ICE BREAKER
Developing and Expanding Your “Brain Trust”
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
9:00
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
9:30
5 Things You Don’t Know About Me: C-Level Executives and General Counsel Tell Their Stories on Becoming Leaders and Influential Voices in Aerospace & Defense
10:45
Peer-to-Peer Networking
11:00
The Unwritten Rules of Negotiating for Your Employer – and Yourself: How to Know if You Are Effective – or Getting a Raw Deal
12:15
Networking & Mentoring Luncheon
1:15
Making Your Mark in Government and Politics: The Untold Stories of Becoming a Leader in Aerospace & Defense Law, Policy & Enforcement
2:15
ROUNDTABLE
How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Team: Securing Buy-In, Confidence and Resources from Senior Management and the Board
3:15
Peer-to-Peer Networking
3:30
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
The Most Recent, Impactful Policy, Legal and Regulatory Developments and What They Mean for the Future of the Industry
4:30
From Legal and Compliance Professional to Business Executive: Successes in Private and Public Sector Career Transitions to Business and Board-Level Opportunities
5:15
DIVERSITY THINK TANK
Successful Corporate Diversity Initiatives: Strategies for Fostering Organization-Wide Diversity, Employee Engagement and a High Performance Environment
6:00
Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7:45
Welcome Breakfast & ICE BREAKER
Developing and Expanding Your “Brain Trust”
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Dale Turza
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
SAP National Security Services

Andrea Fekkes Dynes
Staff Vice President & Associate General Counsel
General Dynamics

9:00
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Ellen Lord
President and Chief Executive Officer
Textron Systems

9:30
5 Things You Don’t Know About Me: C-Level Executives and General Counsel Tell Their Stories on Becoming Leaders and Influential Voices in Aerospace & Defense

Keynote Remarks

Ellen Lord
President and Chief Executive Officer
Textron Systems

Barbara A. Pollack
Vice President and General Counsel Space and Airborne Systems
Raytheon Company

Dale Turza
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
SAP National Security Services

At this opening session, hear first-hand stories and insights from industry executives who have successfully climbed the ladder.

Topics will include:

  • How to chart your career path and set strategic goals
  • Lessons learned: What worked (and didn’t) to advance within an organization
  • What “I wish I knew then that I know now”
  • Key obstacles to moving up the ladder and how to overcome them
  • What not to do: Common missteps made by female professionals in the industry that can undermine advancement

10:45
Peer-to-Peer Networking
11:00
The Unwritten Rules of Negotiating for Your Employer – and Yourself: How to Know if You Are Effective – or Getting a Raw Deal

Leslie Mulligan
Negotiation Expert & Principal
Watershed Associates

Whether it’s negotiating your salary or other employment terms, or a contract or settlement on behalf of your employer, women often adopt very different negotiation techniques from their male counterparts.

At this unique session, you will gain best practices and practical strategies for women tasked with negotiating in a male-dominated environment-whether it’s within your organization or outside. Hear concrete, real-life examples, success stories, as well as critical mistakes to avoid going forward. The session is specifically designed to leave you with practical tools that can serve as an add value for yourself and for your employer.

12:15
Networking & Mentoring Luncheon

A number of tables will be reserved for mentorship opportunities

1:15
Making Your Mark in Government and Politics: The Untold Stories of Becoming a Leader in Aerospace & Defense Law, Policy & Enforcement

Catherine Hamilton
Division Chief, Space, Missile, and Sensor Systems, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing
United States Department of State

Stacie L. Oliver
Senior Professional Staff Member
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

This panel will allow participants to hear directly from influential women in government. Hear success stories from leaders, who have navigated challenges in the public sector while gaining insight into legislative and regulatory priorities affecting aerospace and defense companies.

2:15
ROUNDTABLE
How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Team: Securing Buy-In, Confidence and Resources from Senior Management and the Board

Katherine Kidder
Fellow
Center for a New American Security
Co-Author of “Battlefields and Boardrooms: Women’s Leadership in the Military and the Private Sector”

Alice M. Eldridge
Vice President and Chief Counsel
BAE Systems Platforms & Services

Andrea Fekkes Dynes
Staff Vice President & Associate General Counsel
General Dynamics

Rebecca Ransom
Vice President – Litigation
Raytheon Company

During this interactive roundtable discussion, faculty members will discuss proven leadership strategies and trends affecting women in the industry:

  • Getting a seat at the table: How to drive home a message that resonates with your peers and senior management
  • How to get buy-in and resources from senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Proving your worth: How to showcase your accomplishments and promote yourself internally
  • Current trends: Women in legal, compliance and executive positions at defense and aerospace companies

3:15
Peer-to-Peer Networking
3:30
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
The Most Recent, Impactful Policy, Legal and Regulatory Developments and What They Mean for the Future of the Industry

Mary Menz
Vice President, Trade Compliance
Harris Corporation

Kathryn G. Simpson
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

4:30
From Legal and Compliance Professional to Business Executive: Successes in Private and Public Sector Career Transitions to Business and Board-Level Opportunities

Anne Hull
President
Hull Strategies, LLC

Beth Ann Johnson
Director, Global Trade Management
Northrop Grumman Corporation

The transition from lawyer to business executive or board member can pose a myriad of expected and unexpected challenges. At this panel, you will hear from experts who advise executives on how to identify and transition successfully to new opportunities in the aerospace and defense industries. Hear first-hand examples of do’s and don’ts, and benefit from a unique chance to ask your questions.

5:15
DIVERSITY THINK TANK
Successful Corporate Diversity Initiatives: Strategies for Fostering Organization-Wide Diversity, Employee Engagement and a High Performance Environment

Michelle Murphy
Sector Vice President, HR & Admin
BAE Systems Info Solutions, Inc.

Marina Williams
Director of Equal Opportunity Programs
Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Real-life examples of proven corporate diversity initiatives and programs
  • Gaining senior management buy-in
  • How to measure the ROI of your program
  • Unique considerations affecting diversity initiatives in the aerospace and defense industries
  • Overcoming systemic challenges to fostering an organization-wide commitment to diversity

6:00
Conference Concludes

“Leading by Example”: First-Hand Insights on How to Put Your Ethical Message and Code of Conduct into Practice

Jan 30, 2017 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Hillary F. Stanley
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Booz Allen Hamilton

What is it about?

During this practical, interactive session, the working group leaders will discuss successful strategies and best practices for implementing and sustaining an ethical culture across your organization. The session will include a discussion of concrete examples and pitfalls that can undermine your efforts to putting your program into action.

Topics will include:

  • Updating your code of conduct in response to new challenges, risks, legal and regulatory requirements and employee feedback
  • The biggest obstacles to successful implementation of your code of conduct
  • Concrete examples of how to effectively communicate with employees
  • How to foster awareness of ethical standards across your corporate and field operations
  • Encouraging employees to report misconduct and how to handle any reports
  • Monitoring employees’ adherence to the Code of Conduct:
    How to identify and address red flags
  • What to do when your strategy is not working: How to “right the ship”

“I Wish Someone Had Told Me”: The Biggest Successes and Mistakes to Avoid When Building and Running an Effective Legal Department

Jan 30, 2017 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Rebecca Ransom
Vice President – Litigation
Raytheon Company

Kathryn G. Simpson
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

What is it about?

Designed to provide mentoring and practical guidance, this interactive benchmarking and networking group will provide insight on the skills necessary to thrive as a leader, and the challenges affecting your success. This is a great opportunity to learn from women driving change and delivering results within their organization.

The working group will delve into the core elements of a successful legal department, and also discuss communication and management strategies that can heighten your leadership and department performance.

Topics will include:

  • Successful approaches to managing and communicating with your team
  • Key considerations for effective management of your legal department and how to identify areas for improvement
  • Crafting your management and communication style
  • How to know if you are resonating with your team and being taken seriously
  • Securing resources and senior management buy-in

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