More than 60 female directors of S&P 500 company boards gathered in New York City on October 3rd to discuss the future-ready boardroom. Perspectives were presented on the impact of technology and disruptive business models, ESG and corporate culture and also the effects of key trends on various industries.
First on the agenda was a conversation with Roz Brewer, director, Amazon.com and Starbucks and COO and group president of Starbucks, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Kapila Anand, director, Elanco Animal Health, Extended Stay America, ESH Hospitality and Omega Healthcare Investors and featuring Angela Braly, director, Brookfield Asset Management, ExxonMobil, Lowe's and Procter & Gamble, Lynda Clarizio, director, CDW Corp. and Peggy Foran, director, Occidental Petroleum and chief governance officer of Prudential Financial..
The dinner included opening comments from Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP, and a discussion on the future of media by Deborah Norville, director, Viacom and anchor of Inside Edition and Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of the New York Times Company..
The S&P 500 Director Summit is part of WCD's plan to expand the convening of peer communities. Additional peer communities include private and family businesses, industries, board committees, and aspiring directors..