The fiduciary board of the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, which includes Kapila Anand, serving as lead director, Nancy Calderon, director, and Susan Stautberg, Chairman and CEO, directs and oversees the management of the business and affairs of the Foundation in a manner consistent with the best interests of the Foundation and its stakeholders. The board also develops the global strategy for the organization and selects and oversees the members of senior management.

WCD’s Board and Advisory Board Members, who have experience in a variety of functional areas such as strategy, finance, IT, and governance, serve as ambassadors and work together to act as a sounding board to provide insights on a variety of matters.

Leadership

Susan Stautberg

Susan Stautberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation and also co-founded OnBoard Bootcamp (OBB), an insider’s guide on how to be selected to a corporate, private company, or advisory board director position. The Belizean Grove, also founded by Susan, is a preeminent community and retreat for leading women who share knowledge and connections. Conceived of and assembled as a constellation of global women leaders, the Belizean Grove, as well as a group of

tomorrows rising women leaders in TARA, understand the importance of global issues and the network’s core value to share and support each other’s efforts. In her capacity as a corporate and nonprofit director, Susan has served on or created the advisory boards, for numerous organizations including Amex Open, Avis Rent-A-Car, Avon, Bank of America, Bayer Diabetes Care Division, CIGNA, Citigroup, Deutsche Private Bank, Flexjet, Goldman Sachs, Investment New Zealand, KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board, Merrill Lynch, Medtronic, Northern Trust, Northwestern Mutual, Procter and Gamble, STRATCO Global, Sun Trust/AMA, Swissotel, TIGER 21, and Walmart. As a Westinghouse/Group W TV correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill, Susan was the first woman and one of the youngest to head a Washington TV bureau. Susan then became the first TV journalist to be chosen as a White House Fellow where she worked for both Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Her considerable consumer products experience includes positions as the Director of Communications for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and for McNeil Consumer Products. Deciding to become an entrepreneur, Susan founded MasterMedia, Ltd., the only company to combine publishing with a speaker’s bureau. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs from George Washington University, and she completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. An effective public speaker, Susan addresses groups around the world, including leading business schools and national and international conferences. Her writing includes seven books with the latest being, co-authoring Women on Board: insider secrets to getting on a board and succeeding as a director. She has written or been featured in numerous articles including International Herald Tribune, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Directors and Boards, The Financial Times, and others. Her on-air interview experience includes Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, and many others. Susan has received numerous awards and honors including the Director’s Choice Award, Visionary Empowerment Honoree by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Purpose Prize Fellow, E News’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, and Alumnae Awards from both the Shipley School and Wheaton College.

Nancy Calderon

Nancy Calderon is KPMG’s Global Lead Partner for IBM, responsible for building and managing the firm’s global relationship with the company. In this position, Nancy manages a global team of 500 partners and professionals in more than 50 countries providing a wide range of services to this Fortune 25 company and its customers. She is a board director of KPMG’s Global Delivery Center, Ltd., the firm’s operating arm in India and is a senior advisor to KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute.

Prior to assuming this role in 2012, Nancy was Chief Administrative Officer, KPMG Americas Region, and U.S. National Partner in Charge, Operations. She was responsible for developing and executing many of the firm’s Operations strategies and key infrastructure initiatives, ranging from Information Technology and Finance & Accounting to Procurement, Real Estate, and Enterprise Risk. During the Financial Crisis she implemented a strategy that reduced the operational costs of the firm by $500 million. Her direct reports included the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, and heads of Real Estate, Global Outsourcing and Procurement. Nancy has almost 30 years’ experience with KPMG, having held a variety of operational, client service, and leadership positions in the firm. Before moving to her current position, Nancy sat on a number of KPMG committees including the Americas Region Management Committee, Enterprise Risk Management, Privacy, Social Media, and Knowledge Management. Nancy also serves on the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation Board and the Greater New York YMCA Board, chairing the Audit and Compensation Committees as well as the 2014/2015 CEO Search Committee. She is a member of The International and New York Women’s Forums. Nancy has been honored as a “Woman Worth Watching” and a Supplier Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Nancy was honored as the NYC YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year and a recipient of the American Woman’s Society of CPA’s Woman of Courage Award. During 2014, Nancy co-authored a book with Susan Stautberg, “Women on Board – insider secrets to getting onto a board and succeeding as a director”.

 

Kapila Anand

Kapila was recently elected to the NYSE listed board of Extended Stay America, Inc. where she serves as the chair of the nominating and governance committee and on the Audit committee. She also currently serves as the Lead Director of the WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation (WCD Foundation), the Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and the advisory board of ASCEND, the largest Asian Pacific Islander organization.

She has served on the Boards of KPMG LLP in the U.S. and Americas, as the chair of the KPMG Foundation as well as KPMG’s Diversity Advisory Board. Kapila Anand recently retired as a partner with KPMG and is currently engaged by KPMG as a senior advisor on certain industry matters. During her career she most recently served as KPMG’s leader for the Travel, Leisure and Hospitality industry with more than 35 years of experience serving financial services, real estate, private equity, gaming and hospitality clients. She also served as Partner in charge of KPMG’s Public Policy Business Initiatives, responsible for assessing the impact of regulatory changes on the Firm and its clients and built KPMG’s private equity advisory business. She has authored numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at industry and governance forums. She served as a governance and liaison partner for KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute facilitating a variety of Audit committee and Lead director peer exchanges. She continues in her role as the co-chapter chair of the Chicago chapter of WCD. Kapila was awarded the “Women to Watch” award by the Illinois CPA Society. She was also honored as an “Inspirational Leader” by ASCEND. She was profiled as a “Voice of Experience” by the Glass Hammer, an online community created for women executives.

Advisory Board

Evelyn Dilsaver
(Co-Chair)

Phyllis Campbell

Julie Daum

Kathy Hannan

Theo Schwabacher

Melisa Denis
(Co-Chair)

Cynthia Cohen

Elaine Eisenman

Maggie Hanson-Muse

Maggie Wilderotter

Marina Brogi


Kathleen Crampton

Gaby Greene Sulzberger

Susan Ryzewic

Phoebe Wood

CFO - Consultant

Pat McKay