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WomenCorporateDirectors 2020 Virtual Global Institute Features Global Array of Industry Experts and World-Renowned Leaders on Transforming Governance

NEW YORK – August 10, 2020 – WomenCorporateDirectors’ landmark 2020 Global Institute, totally reimagined this year as a virtual, live, three-day experience, will feature some of the world’s most powerful leaders, addressing the most pressing governance issues for today’s boards.

“Leading Today and Transforming Tomorrow” will feature keynoters Paul Knopp, Chair and CEO of U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP; David Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs; Madeleine K. Albright, 64th Secretary of State of the United States and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; The Hon. Julia Gillard, 27th Prime Minister of Australia; and global economist Dambisa Moyo; and board directors Rear Admiral Mary Landry, General Lester Lyles, Joyce Roche, and Carla Harris, with more speakers added daily

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WomenCorporateDirectors Names Starbucks, Shiseido, Elkay, and Ana Paula Pessoa as 2020 Visionary Award Honorees

NEW YORK – July 29, 2020 – In its tenth year recognizing exceptional corporate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and women’s leadership in the C-suite and board, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) has announced its 2020 Visionary Award honorees. The four Award recipients include two top global brands, Starbucks and Shiseido; U.S.-based global manufacturer Elkay; and Ana Paula Pessoa, chairman of artificial intelligence company Kunumi AI in Brazil and board member of Newscorp, Credit Suisse, Suzano, and Vinci Group.

The awards will be presented for the first time in a virtual setting on September 9, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., U.S. EDT (more details will appear in subsequent announcements).

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