BoardNext New York Chapter Event

BoardNext New York Chapter Event


In-Person Event

Thursday, October 6, 2022

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (U.S. ET)


The Recruiters Speak

join us for an opportunity to hear from a panel of Director recruiters and network with a unique and talented group of your peers at BoardNext – a  WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation initiative designed for experienced, highly qualified, and board-ready women.

Kimberly Franko, Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, will moderate this distinguished group of panelists including Radhika Papandreou from Korn Ferry and others to be announced. Find out what skills and expertise the top public companies are looking for in their board members.



Kimberly Franko

Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Kim Franko is a partner in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s New York office and advises clients on labor and employment issues in connection with US and cross-border corporate transactions.

Kim’s practice focuses on advising public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, on all labor, employment and immigration issues arising out of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and other corporate transactions. Kim counsels companies in a variety of industries on the implementation of employment policies, reductions in force and pre-litigation matters, including enforcement of restrictive covenants. Kim also advises clients with respect to the negotiation and drafting of sophisticated employment, consulting, separation and restrictive covenant agreements.




Radhika Papandreou

Office Managing Partner, Chicago, Sector Leader, Travel Hospitality & Leisure Practice, Korn Ferry

Radhika Papandreou is Managing Partner in Korn Ferry’s Chicago office where she leads the Chicago office and the North American Travel, Hospitality and Leisure practice. She joined Korn Ferry from a leading executive search firm, where she was managing director and global head of its Hospitality and Leisure practice.  Ms. Papandreou specializes in C-Suite and Board placements and has managed large scale client projects including bankruptcies and turnarounds.

Ms. Papandreou speaks frequently at industry conferences and contributes to industry publications primarily around Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Ms. Papandreou earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a dual major in International Affairs & Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and later a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Ms. Papandreou is a member of the Arogya World Board of Directors, a U.S. based non-profit organization striving to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs).


Event Details

4:00 p.m. - Registration and Networking Cocktail Reception

4:45 p.m. - Welcome Remarks

5:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Q&A

6:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks

   Sponsored by:
10/6/2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Baker & McKenzie LLP 452 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018 UNITED STATES

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