Media Alert: Women Corporate Directors to Convene at Global Institute in New York, May 14-15

May 07, 2014, 10:15 ET from WomenCorporateDirectors

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


WomenCorporateDirectors hosts its fourth annual Global Institute, bringing together more than 250 women corporate board directors from all over the world.


Daytime sessions – May 14-15, 2014; Visionary Awards Dinner – evening of May 14


New York City


"Leading Through Uncertainty – Directors Think Strategically About Risks and Opportunities"


Many of the world's top women corporate board chairs, directors, and CEOs will convene for the WomenCorporateDirectors Global Institute – setting the agenda for many boardroom discussions in the coming months worldwide. The WCD Global Institute is an annual gathering of global business leaders, linked by a common quest to share ideas on the challenges and opportunities facing boards today. The Visionary Awards will honor RBC, Abbott, Sodexo, and Beth Mooney, Chair and CEO of KeyCorp.

Select speakers include:

  • Kathy Matsui (Japan), Managing Director, Chief Japan Strategist, Co-head of Asia Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research, Goldman Sachs; Director, Asian University for Women Support Foundation
  • Gulsum Azeri (Turkey), Chief Executive Officer and Director, OMV Petrol Ofisi AS; Executive Vice President, Flat Glass at Trakya Cam Sanayii AS; Director, Izocam Ticaret ve Sanayi AS
  • Isabelle Courville (Canada), Chairman, Laurentian Bank of Canada; Director, Canadian Pacific and Groupe TVA
  • Carmen "Toti" Graham (Peru), Presidente del Directorio, Fundacion Backus; Director, Ferreyros S.A.A. and Interbank
  • Fatima Al Jaber (United Arab Emirates), Board member, Al Jaber Group; Chairperson, UAE Businesswomen's Council
  • Alice Gast (United States, United Kingdom), President, Lehigh University; Director, Chevron; incoming President, Imperial College London
  • Phyllis Campbell (United States), Chairman Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase; Lead Director, Alaska Air Group; Director, Nordstrom, and PATH
  • Neera Saggi (India), Chief Executive, Larsen and Toubro Seawoods Pvt. Ltd.; President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)
  • Louise Koopman Goeser (Mexico), President and Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Siemens S.A.; Director, PPL Corporation
  • Dr. Namane Magau (South Africa), Executive Director, B&D Solutions; Founding member and Director, Tselane Basadi; Director and Shareholder, AON South Africa
  • Sandra Peterson (United States), Group Worldwide Chairman and Executive Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson; Director, Dun and Bradstreet
  • Ann Berner (Finland), Chief Executive Officer, Vallila Interior; Chairman, Foundation New Children's Hospital 2017

Sessions include:

  • The "Revolutions" in Energy, Manufacturing, Technology, and Other Areas Directors Need to Know About
  • Growth and Management of Megacities
  • The Consumer in Charge
  • Executive Compensation & Succession – Making the Case for Courage and Action
  • Recruiting, Managing, and Marketing to Millennials
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Media credentials
To apply for media credentials to cover this event, please contact Suzanne Oaks Brownstein or Trang Mar of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or

About the WCD Global Institute
The WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) 2014 Global Institute is an unprecedented opportunity for global board directors to share corporate governance and business strategies and to build partnerships with a purpose, in a private, invitation-only setting. The Institute is a high-powered idea forum exploring compelling issues on the minds of today's board directors and their companies.

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