2021 Virtual Global Institute & Visionary Awards Celebration

The Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation is pleased to announce our flagship event, the 2021 Virtual Global Institute & Visionary Awards Celebration. The theme for this year’s event is, Agile Leadership in the Boardroom: Prioritizing People, Purpose & Profitability.

Over the course of four days, corporate directors from around the world will gather to discuss the latest issues in the boardroom including: global health, the global economy, ESG, corporate purpose, risk management, big tech, diversity, inclusion & equity, and much more.


Institute Recap: Takeaways from the CEO

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

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Revisit the 2021 Global Institute

Opening Address

Adena T. Friedman and Susan C. Keating





Global Economics: Catalysts for Financial Recovery

Presentation: Constance L. Hunter, CBE

Panel Highlight: Dr. Iyabo Masha


Panel Highlight: Ellen Zentner





Global Environmental Governance: Action & Accountability

Keynote Conversation: Andrew Liveris and Halla Tomasdottir





Visionary Awards Celebration

Keynote Conversation: Mellody Hobson and Becky Quick





Culture, Collaboration and Transformation: Global Health and Human Capital

Keynote Conversation: Paul Knopp and LTG (ret) Dr. Nadja Y. West





Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Keynote Conversation: Debra L. Lee and Wonya Lucas

Trends & Actions Presentation: David Chun






Crisis & Risk: Assessing and Mitigating Liabilities in the New Normal

Panel Discussion





Cyber Security: Understanding the Threat, Providing Credible Challenge and Oversight

Keynote Conversation: S. Leslie Ireland and Richard H. Ledgett, Jr.





Intended and Unintended Consequences of Big Tech

Panel Highlight: Tania Binder

Panel Highlight: Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas


Panel Highlight: Shamla Naidoo

Panel Highlight: Heather Redman

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors for supporting the 2021 Virtual Global Institute: