Women Corporate Directors Announces Leadership Change
Board establishes search committee for next CEO as
Susan C. Keating pursues new opportunities
NEW YORK, NY – August 18, 2021 – Women Corporate Directors Foundation
(WCD), the only global
membership organization and community of women corporate directors, announced today a search for its next CEO as Susan C. Keating has
made the decision to transition from WCD at the end of the year.
“For the last four years, I have had the honor to lead an incredible
organization and support a global community of women corporate directors,” said
Susan C. Keating, CEO of WCD. “While I look forward to what’s ahead, I am so
very proud of what the organization has accomplished during my tenure, and I am
confident that WCD will continue to make meaningful progress in driving board
diversity and visionary corporate leadership worldwide.”
Under Ms. Keating’s leadership, WCD developed and implemented strategies
to attract new members and sponsors who believe in the power of diversity. WCD
navigated the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting and providing
members with digital programs through the WCDirect platform and hosting two
successful virtual Global Institute programs. Additionally, WCD launched a
diversity effort aimed at recruiting more women of color and women who identify
as LGBTQ+ to its organization and to promote greater diversity on corporate
grateful to Susan for her dedication to WCD and its mission,” said WCD Lead
Director Camille Asaro and a partner
at KPMG LLP. “Her efforts have strengthened our organization, helping to
position WCD for continued growth and success.”
As a dedicated committee begins the search
process for WCD’s next CEO, Ms. Keating will continue to lead day-to-day operations
while also collaborating with the WCD board to ensure a smooth transition
through the end of the year.
WCD is committed to communicating leadership
updates as available. For more information about this search process, please
contact Catalina Bustamante at [email protected]
About Women Corporate Directors
Education and Development Foundation, Inc.
The Women Corporate Directors Education and
Development Foundation, Inc. (WCD) is the only global membership organization
and community of women corporate directors. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization, the WCD Foundation has chapters around the world. WCD Foundation
members serve on numerous boards of publicly traded companies, large private
companies, and family-run businesses globally. For more information visit www.womencorporatedirectors.org or follow us on Twitter @WomenCorpDirs, #WCDboards.
About Our Global Lead Sponsor, KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP is the U.S.
firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms
providing audit, tax and advisory services. The KPMG global organization
operates in 146 countries and territories and has close to 227,000 people
working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct
and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is
a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and
its related entities do not provide services to clients.
KPMG is widely
recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share
a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community
service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. Learn
more at www.kpmg.com/us.
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