WCD Americas Institute Recap

More than 90 corporate directors and executives from North and South America convened in Miami, Florida, March 6-8, 2018 to participate in WCD’s Americas Institute.

Susan C. Keating, CEO of WomenCorporateDirectors, took to the stage to welcome everyone and also provide a glimpse into some of the initiatives she plans to launch during the coming year, including: developing innovative ways to attract new members, enhance educational programming, and increase the value of WCD for our members.

    Panel topics included:

  • Companies Reinventing Themselves to Succeed in Industries and Markets
  • Quantum Computing Meets Cyber Hacking: Next Gen Crises to Keep Directors Up All Night
  • Fintech and Its Role in Expanding Business Opportunities
  • Hallmarks of Innovative Companies: Risking Failure to Reap Rewards
  • How to Deal with a Difficult CEO and if Necessary, Build or Buy the Next CEO

Highlights also included a conversation with WCD Member Gaby Sulzberger, who discussed her experiences serving as the chairman of the board of Whole Foods during the acquisition by Amazon.

WCD sponsor, Marsh & McLennan also revealed a new paper entitled, Cyber Risk Management Response and Recovery, which includes interviews with WCD members. The paper can be viewed by clicking here.

Nominating Chair Roundtable on Board Diversity

On March 6, WCD launched our first Nominating Committee Roundtable, moderated by WCD Lead Director, Kapila Anand and sponsored by KPMG, which was attended by 15 nominating committee chairs (male and female). The roundtable was developed for the important purpose of recognizing real or perceived impediments to board diversity, crafting a common framework to identify qualified diverse board candidates and to formulate a call to action.