Keynote Speaker: Karen Bowman (Convergys)

Karen Bowman
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Convergys Corporation

Karen R. Bowman is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Convergys Corporation. She is responsible for overseeing activities and transactions related to Convergys corporate securities, business ethics and compliance, contract management and administration, mergers and acquisitions, global business relations, corporate social responsibility, employment and labor relations, intellectual property management, government relations, privacy and security.  She also serves on the Convergys Executive Committee and as the Executive Sponsor for the Convergys Global Women's Network.  Bowman reports to David F. Dougherty, President and CEO of Convergys, and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to her current role, Bowman was President of the Employee Care division for Convergys, a business unit that provides global clients human resource outsourcing (HRO) solutions in over 70 countries and over 30 languages. She was named 2006 Executive Provider of the Year for the HRO industry and was consistently named in the annual Top Superstars of the HRO industry during her tenure in the position.  

Before joining Convergys, Bowman was associated with the Frost & Jacobs firm and the Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett firm, where she concentrated on complex business reorganizations and business litigation. Bowman is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Michigan.

Bowman was Phi Beta Kappa and holds a BA in Political Science, with highest honors, from the University of Oklahoma and a juris doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law.  Bowman serves on the Cincinnati United Way Women's Leadership Council, Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber Board of Directors and on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund.  Bowman was also named a Woman Worth Watching in 2006 by the Diversity Journal.

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