MIAMI—The CEO of the future will require greater empathy, and the ability to communicate a vision to all stakeholders. Does that make it more likely that she will be a woman? A panel of distinguished business leaders and thinkers at PRovoke16, our fifth Global Public Relations Summit, is preparing to make that case.

“The CEO of the Future is a Communicator… and a Woman” will be moderated by New York-based public affairs firm Global Strategy Group and will feature a powerhouse lineup:

  • Cameron Blanchard, executive vice president, corporate communications at Conde Nast Corporation
  • Aaron Chatterji, associate professor at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and co-author of “The Power of CEO Activism”
  • Teresa Younger (pictured), president and CEO, the Ms. Foundation for Women

Blanchard is responsible for Conde Nast’s communications and positioning strategies, media relations, employee and internal communications and corporate social responsibility priorities. She was previously senior vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal, where she spent 20 years, most recently as senior vice president of corporate communications.

Chatterji’s research and teaching investigate some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business. He previously served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth.

Younger has been on the frontlines of some of the most important battles for women’s health, safety and economic security and most recently served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, where she has spearheaded successful campaigns for women’s health, safety and economic empowerment. She is a board member of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe.

PRovoke16: the fifth annual Global Public Relations Summit will take place once again at the St Regis Bal Harbour hotel in Miami, starting with the Independent PR Firm Summit on Monday October 24 and continuing with two days of provocative content on October 25 and 26.

Tickets are on sale now, with early-bird discounts available until August 22. Attendees can also book their rooms at the St Regis Bal Harbour at our special rate. Further details of the Summit content will be announced over the next few weeks.