NEW YORK, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
What: WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) hosts its annual Global Institute and Visionary Awards Dinner, bringing together more than 200 top women board chairs, board committee chairs, CEOs, and other directors from all over the world. Twitter: @WomenCorpDirs, #WCDboards
Pre-Institute Family Business Governance Institute – May 9
Global Institute Daytime sessions – May 10-11
Visionary Awards Dinner – evening of May 10
Where: New York City
Theme: "The New Era of Deglobalization: Navigating the Unpredictable"
Why: Globalization is being increasingly challenged – and even resisted – around the world. What does this mean for global markets, talent, and capital flows? How are boards guiding their companies amid uncertainty about the very future of globalization? The WCD Global Institute covers these themes, as well as issues around corporate culture and "tone at the top" – where many companies have seen their failures covered widely across traditional and social media. The program also features an in-depth discussion with Alaska Air President and CEO Bradley Tilden and director Marion Blakey (President & CEO, Rolls Royce North America, Inc.), as well as directors and C-suite officers from GE, AT&T, News Corp., The Coca-Cola Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC, Intel Capital, Tata Communications, and other top global organizations.
Additionally, the Institute will present the new WCD Thought Leadership Commission report, "The Visionary Board at Work: Developing a Culture of Leadership." Created in conjunction with Pearl Meyer, WCD's fourth annual TLC report provides a guide for aligning organizational culture and leadership development with a company's business strategy.
In a special pre-Institute day of programming, WCD is hosting its Family Business Governance Institute, designed for women CEOs, directors, and shareholders of family businesses with revenues >$100 million.
The Visionary Awards will honor Alaska Air, Ecolab, Duchossois Group, and Isabelle Marcoux, chair of the board of Transcontinental, Inc.
About the WCD Foundation Global Institute
The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) 2017 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.
Sponsors of WCD, the Global Institute, and the Visionary Awards include: KPMG (Global Institute Lead Sponsor and Global Lead Sponsor); Spencer Stuart (Global Executive Sponsor); Vinson & Elkins (Global Strategic Sponsor); The Coca-Cola Company (Global Institute Leader Sponsor); JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Global Institute Benefactor and Supporting Sponsor); Pearl Meyer (Global Institute Host Sponsor and Strategic Sponsor); Latham & Watkins (Global Institute Host Sponsor and Strategic Sponsor); Henri Bendel (Global Institute Sip and Shop Host Sponsor); Sullivan & Cromwell (Global Institute Host); IFC (Global Institute Supporter); Marriott (Global Institute Supporter); Marsh & McLennan (Global Institute Supporter); The Center for Audit Quality (Global Institute Supporter); and Equilar (Global Institute Sponsor).
Additional speakers at the Institute include:
- Anu Aiyengar (United States), Head of Mergers & Acquisitions (North America) Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; WCD member
- Vinod Kumar (India), Managing Director and Group CEO, Tata Communications; Director, Human Capital Leadership Group
- Julianne Canavaggio (Panama), Head of Central America & Caribbean, Lazard; Director, Conservatorio and Inversiones Malemar; WCD member
- Trina Van Pelt (United States), Vice President, Intel Capital; Managing Director of Internet of Things (IoT) and Autonomous Driving Groups
- Marina Brogi (Italy), Director of Luxottica Group and Salini Impregilo; Full Professor of International Banking and Capital Markets, Sapienza University; WCD Family Business Co-Chair, WCD chapter chair, and Advisory Board member
- Laurie Ann Goldman (United States), Director, ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. and Francesca's Holding Corporation; WCD member
- Joyce M. Roché (United States), Director, AT&T, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Macy's, Inc., and Tupperware Brands Corporation; WCD member
- Aliza Knox (Singapore), COO Unlockd; Non-Executive Director, Scentre Group, Singapore Post; Advisor, ANZ Bank Board Tech Subcommittee; WCD member
- Phyllis Campbell (United States), Chairman, Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Lead Director, Alaska Air Group; WCD member, WCD Advisory Board member and Asia Pacific chair
- Jan Babiak (United States), Director, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Bank of Montreal; WCD chapter chair
- Eunice Nyala (Kenya), CEO, Etiquette Xllent Co.; Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10K Women Program; Board Member, Kenya Association of Women Business Owners; WCD Kenya Chapter, Member Sponsorship Committee; WCD member
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