Women’s Leadership Virtual Roundtable: Beyond Collaboration

Women’s Leadership Virtual Roundtable: Beyond Collaboration


WHAT: Women’s Leadership Virtual Roundtable

DATE: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TIME: 9:00 – 9:45 am CST (7:00 am PST, 8:00 MST, 10:00 EST, 16:00 CEST)

WHERE: Streamed live on BlogTalkRadio.

RSVP: Register for this FREE event here.


At Tiara International LLC we know there is power and inspiration when we connect as women leaders from around the world. During this live dialogue, we’ll explore the topic “Beyond Collaboration: How do we take inclusion and working with others to the next level?” 

The recent global Women’s March has us pondering this question and wondering how it informs “what’s next?” to open the door for a new dialogue. Join our live-broadcast Global Women’s Leadership Roundtable to hear leaders share their thoughts on questions like these:

  • 20 years ago, why did we have to build a business case for collaboration?
  • Are women wired to collaborate naturally? Is this a strength or pitfall?
  • How is collaboration different than teamwork or building relationships?
  • What has to be present in a business culture for people to collaborate?
  • When do people need to stop collaborating and “get things done”?
  • Is it possible for competition to disappear, or does it serve a purpose?
  • When collaborating is the normal way of operating, what’s next?
  • What IS the next level of dialogue?
  • How can we move to the next level of conversation?

We look forward to seeing where this conversation leads us.


Your Moderator

Peg Rowe, Tiara International LLC

Peg Rowe is a Managing Partner with Tiara International LLC. Through her business experience, Peg brings knowledge, wisdom and unique perspective on building high performance teams, creating a collaborative culture, developing leaders and delivering exceptional results. She has served in senior executive level operations and general management roles at American Hospital Supply Corporation, Baxter International, Caremark International and Paidos Healthcare Management Services. As a leader, Peg coached teams during major corporate transitions and change initiatives, exceeding business objectives.


Your Panelists

dorrimcwhorterDorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. A proven leader in the corporate and social change sectors, Dorri McWhorter brings nearly 20 years of experience to her position as YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s chief executive officer. A socially-conscious business leader throughout her career, McWhorter is an active member of Chicago’s civic, business and philanthropic communities. Most recently, she was a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. She has also held senior positions with Snap-on Incorporated and Booz Allen Hamilton. McWhorter has won numerous awards and accolades, including Athena International’s Young Professional Leadership Award (2010), Chicago Business Leader of Color (2009 honoree), Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders (2009 recipient) and the Illinois CPA Society’s Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award (2010). She received her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


lindajeancockcroftLinda-Jean Cockcroft, Technical Director (Business, Industry & Growth), RPA.  With almost 20 years’ consulting experience, and a focus on sustainability, REACH, and chemicals regulation for most of the last 6 years, Linda-Jean Cockcroft has a unique combination of both inside-industry experience and work as an advisor to industry, including working in a number of EU countries. In addition to consulting on REACH applications for authorization, restrictions, evaluation and prioritization issues, she was seconded full-time to a major French chemical company for 2.5 years where her role included Chair of DEHP Authorization Task Force (ATF), managing the combined response of the EU phthalate manufacturers in the ATF to authorization (the first manufacturers’ Application for Authorization under REACH), as well as dealing with Restriction RoHS, WFD, and other EU regulatory activities. Linda-Jean also worked for TNO on REACH issues, initiating a successful and bespoke program to deal with 2010 registration, and prior to that with EY (Ernst & Young), also in the Netherlands, for 14 years.  Linda-Jean has a solid network in industry platforms and sector group associations, and is a regular speaker at industry and other national and international REACH conferences and workshops.


beckysczudloBecky  Sczudlo, VP, Federal Government Affairs, NiSource Inc. Becky Sczudlo is Vice President, Federal Government Affairs for NiSource Inc. In this role she leads the federal government affairs function for NiSource and its local natural gas and electric utilities. Ms. Sczudlo has over thirty years of experience in the U.S. Congress, public relations consulting firms, and corporate federal affairs offices, with responsibility for public policy advocacy and issue management across a broad spectrum of business disciplines. She began her professional career on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee staff in 1981. During her more than seven-year tenure on the Committee, she developed expertise in issues relating to energy policy, public lands access, federal budget process and appropriations programs. In 1989, Ms. Sczudlo left Capitol Hill to join the Washington office of Shell Oil Company as a government affairs representative working primarily on issues involving oil and gas exploration and development. Before joining NiSource in 2001, Ms. Sczudlo worked in Burson-Marsteller’s Washington office and its lobbying group, BKSH & Associates, as the senior federal legislative director for the firm’s energy and environment government affairs practice. Ms. Sczudlo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.