Upcoming Institute Events

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. WCD helps make the challenges of being a director easier, improves your international knowledge and connections, and enables you to have more impact and influence on public policy and in the boardroom.

WCD members are champions for change, progressive thought-leaders, and advocates for accelerating best practices in global governance. Smart boards are going global in members and mindset. The WCD community provides a platform for turning ideas into action—an impact that reaches beyond our membership, to the larger world of corporate governance and its stakeholders worldwide.

Global Institute

May 19-22, 2019 

Theme: Harnessing the Transformative Power of Technology

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Headquarters
Silicon Valley, California 

 WCD’s Global Institute, held annually, is attended by members from around the globe and features the Family Business Institute, two days of Institute programming, and networking dinners. Breakout sessions are also offered on various topics of interest. WCD also provides opportunities for our members to interview for live board opportunities around the world as a benefit of membership.


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Asia Pacific Institute

February 21-22, 2019
Theme: Resilient Leadership for a Disruptive Era

 The Asia Pacific region has started to move the needle on increasing gender parity on boards over the past several years, but there is still room to grow. WCD’s Asia Pacific Institute creates an opportunity to hear from regional corporate, governmental and executive leaders who share thought-provoking ideas that will help members to add to their arsenal of knowledge. In addition, our Asia Pacific Institute also serves as a vehicle to introduce our members to companies seeking board members, especially in countries that have quotas for gender diversity. 

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EMEA Regional Event

Leading by Example - the Moral Imperative for Business
December 12, 2018 in London, UK

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Recent studies have shown that trust in corporations is declining around the world. Companies now need to address negative public perceptions and to focus on shared value, on ethical and sustainable practices and with leadership who follow a moral compass. Today’s business leaders are expected to act in the interest of both their shareholders and society.  The event was host by the WCD London co-chairs, Melanie Richards and Noel Harwerth. 

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Americas Institute

Click here to see what you missed from our previous Americas Institute!

WCD hosts programming for the Americas region each year. In 2019, WCD is planning an intimate event in Santiago, Chile on January 16, which will feature panels and roundtable discussions on cognitive and artificial intelligence, disruptive trends, identifying and mitigating fraudulent acts, and the board’s role in oversight of corporate culture.

Registration for the event and additional details will be posted soon.