The Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD) is pleased to announce the 10th annual Virtual Visionary Awards Celebration on June 9, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (U.S. EDT).

Each year, we present the award to companies or individuals who exhibit an exceptional corporate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and women’s leadership in the C-suite and boardroom.

This year, we will be recognizing achievements in the following categories:

  • Innovation in Shared Value
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leadership and Governance of a Public Company
  • Leadership and Governance of a Private Company
  • Susan S. Stautberg WCD Member Leadership Award

2021 Awardees

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value - Presented to illycaffè

A family-created business founded in 1933, illycaffè has become a leading premium coffee brand on a global scale, with a presence in retail shops and grocery stores – as well as providing professional coffee solutions for restaurants, hotels, bakeries, offices, cafes, and pastry shops – in approximately 140 countries. The business founded by Francesco Illy, considered the blueprint for modern espresso machines, revolutionized coffee preparation.

While the company is steeped in tradition, it has consistently been a very “modern” business and has used cutting-edge technology to drive improvement across its operations – from creating more sustainable agricultural practices to better HR/hiring to improve diversity in its workforce. illy is consistently named one of the “most ethical” companies and receives kudos for its ESG initiatives.

Leadership diversity:
  • 40% of illycaffe’s board members are women
  • Women comprise 28% of their C-suite
Accepted by: Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO, illycaffè S.p.A
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Born in Milano, Massimiliano Pogliani owns a bachelor's degree cum laude in Economics and Business at the Catholic University of Milan and a postgraduate education at the London Business School and IMD Business School in Lausanne. He has over twenty years of marketing, commercial and retail experience, and acquired leading companies with premium and luxury brands.

After his initial professional experiences, he joined Saeco International Group as the Head of Global Marketing, greatly contributing to the development of the company and its IPO and listing at the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2003, he joined the Nestlé Group at the Swiss Headquarters of Nespresso where, as Head of International Retail & Customer Management, steered the growth of the Nespresso Boutiques at a global level, for customer service (Nespresso Club) and trade marketing.

From 2008 to 2012, he was first Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer and eventually, CEO of NestléSuper Premium, a division created to speed up the expansion of selected Nestlé brands in the superpremium segment. In 2012, he moved to the U.K. to join Vertu following the acquisition by the investment organization EQT, first as Chief Marketing Officer and then CEO, by overhauling and transforming the company until it was sold to a new investor.

He joined illycaffè in 2016, as the first external CEO in the over 80-year company history. Under his leadership, illycaffè has gone through a successful transformation involving both business and branding. The company has embraced new customer centric-thinking thanks to its digital transformation, launched successful products such as new compatible aluminum capsules, continued to develop sustainable practices and products, and supported by strong marketing and communication initiatives.

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company - Presented to Merck & Co., Inc.

For 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of its mission to save and improve lives. Merck demonstrates its commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, the company continues to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases.

At the heart of Merck’s mission is the belief that corporate responsibility is about our health, social, environmental and economic impact on people and communities around the world.

Leadership diversity:
  • The Merck board is comprised of 46% women
  • 43% of senior management roles are held by women

Recognized as a “2020 Top Global Champion for Supplier Diversity and Inclusion” by Disability:IN, NGLCC, USPAACC and WEConnect International, Merck spent $2.4 billion with minority, women, veteran, LGBT, and disability-owned suppliers.

Accepted by: Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO, Merck & Co., Inc.
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Kenneth C. Frazier has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. since 2011.

Under Ken’s leadership, Merck is delivering innovative lifesaving medicines and vaccines as well as long-term and sustainable value to its multiple stakeholders. Ken has substantially increased Merck’s investment in research, including early research, while refocusing the organization on the launch and growth of key products that provide benefit to society. He has also led the formation of philanthropic and other initiatives that build on Merck’s 125-year plus legacy.

Ken joined the company in 1992 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including General Counsel and President. Prior to joining Merck, Ken was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. Ken’s contributions, especially in the legal, business and humanitarian fields have been widely recognized.

He sits on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Catalyst and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. He is co-founder and co-chair of OneTen, a coalition of leading organizations committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans into family-sustaining jobs. OneTen is committed to facilitating a meaningful, measurable, and lasting impact on racial and economic justice. Ken also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association. Additionally, Ken is co-chair of the Legal Services Corporation’s Leaders Council.

As a strong advocate for social justice and economic inclusion, Mr. Frazier is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Anti-Defamation League Courage Against Hate Award, the Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics from Columbia Business School, the Legend in Leadership Award from the Yale School of Management, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund National Equal Justice Award, and the National Minority Quality Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, Mr. Frazier was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine and also was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People. In 2019, he became the first recipient of the Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award for Healthcare.

Ken received his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company – presented to Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI Co-op)

REI Co-op, founded in 1938, is a specialty outdoor retailer headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. It is the nation's largest consumer cooperative, with 20 million members and 168 locations in 39 states and DC. REI  Co-op is a different kind of company. As a co-op, it puts purpose before profits and acts in the long-term interests of its employees, members and community.

In 2020, Forbes listed REI Co-op as the #1 Best Employer for Women, #112 American's Best Employer and #192 Best Employer for Diversity.

Leadership diversity:
  • 38% of the REI Co-op board are women
  • 47% of REI Co-op's C-suite are women
Accepted by: Eric Artz, CEO, Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI Co-op)

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Eric Artz is president and chief executive officer for REI Co-op. Artz joined REI Co-op in March 2012 as chief financial officer and became chief operating officer and executive vice president in August 2014.

During his tenure with REI Co-op, Eric served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He has led teams in retail, digital, strategy, supply-chain and IT, and helped the business rise to report its strongest year on record in 2018 and reported earnings of $2.78 billion and a growing community of more than 18 million members.

Prior to joining REI Co-op, Artz was chief financial officer at Urban Outfitters, Inc. 2010–2012. Prior to that, he had a 17-year career with VF Corporation—a global apparel and footwear company of more than 30 brands—in roles including chief financial officer and executive-level oversight of divisional, corporate and international operations.

Artz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College. He is an officer of the board for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and serves as a director of United Natural Foods, Inc.

Artz is an avid cyclist who also enjoys fishing, skiing and hiking with his family.

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership: Presented to Susan Salka, CEO of AMN Healthcare

Susan Salka, Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare, is a visionary leader who is admired, respected, and emulated in the healthcare industry and beyond. Named by Modern Healthcare as one of 2020’s 100 Most Influential People, Susan led AMN through a strategic evolution from a small travel nursing agency, to the largest total talent solutions provider in the nation.

Susan understands that being socially responsible starts from within, by optimizing the corporate culture for AMN team members and empowering them to give back to their communities. Serving as a role model for diversity, equality, and inclusion, she has nurtured a company culture where every team member is welcomed, supported, and respected - regardless of gender, race, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

She has been recognized nationally for her work to advance the role of women in companies and boardrooms. In 2021, AMN achieved top ranking in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. In 2020, the AMN Healthcare Board of Directors rose to 56% women representation, one of the highest levels in the healthcare industry.

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Susan Salka is the Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., (AMN). Under her leadership, AMN has become known as the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and the largest and most diversified healthcare staffing company in the nation.

Ms. Salka is an active industry spokesperson in the healthcare and investment community, and has been one of the driving forces behind the company’s strategic and operational success since joining the company in 1990. Ms. Salka is passionate and actively involved in the areas of corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and gender equality. She personally participates in many of the company’s community initiatives, including the annual medical and community development mission trip to the most rural and impoverished regions of Guatemala.

Before becoming CEO, Ms. Salka served in several other executive positions at AMN, including CFO, COO, and Senior Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Salka currently serves on the board of directors of McKesson, including as chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and a member of its Compensation Committee. She also serves on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine, a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance. She has previously served on other public company boards, including Beckman Coulter and Playtex Products.

Ms. Salka takes an active role helping others achieve their personal and professional goals and is a voice for the value of diverse representation. A member of Women Business Leaders and Women Corporate Directors Foundation, Ms. Salka is a proponent of promoting women in leadership. She has prioritized gender equality since joining AMN, and in 2021 the company achieved top ranking in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. Ms. Salka also joined more than 500 CEOs in pledging her commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion project.

Ms. Salka has been recognized for her positive impact to elevate and evolve the industry with several recognitions by the American Staffing Association and Staffing Industry Analysts, including their Hall of Fame and Global Power 150 Women in Staffing lists. In 2020, Ms. Salka was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People. As an alumna of Chadron State University, Ms. Salka has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She was also awarded the Monty Award for accomplished alumni by San Diego State University, where she received her master’s degree in finance. In 2016, Ms. Salka was honored by San Diego State University with the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the college of business administration.

Leadership diversity:
  • 56% of the board members at AMN Healthcare are women
  • Women comprise 46% of the AMN C-suite

The Susan S. Stautberg WCD Member Leadership Award - Presented to Susan Remmer Ryzewic

The Susan S. Stautberg WCD Member Leadership Award, named in honor of WCD’s visionary co-founder and chairman emeritus, is given by Susan C. Keating, CEO of Women Corporate Directors to a member who has exhibited extraordinary service and significant contributions on behalf of advancing WCD’s mission.

Susan Remmer Ryzewic, Co-chair, WCD’s North Florida Chapter, and Co-Chair, WCD’s Private Company and Family Business Peer Group, has been a true leader within WCD. She was a founding member of the WCD North Florida Chapter which was launched in 2014. In addition, she was instrumental in developing WCD’s Family Business Council in 2014 and has been a co-chair ever since.

WCD members serving on boards of family and private companies have grown over the years, which has been due in part to the innovative and important programming delivered during Family Business Institutes. More recently, Susan has been actively involved in transitioning the Family Business Council to a Steering Committee to oversee the peer community of private and family business members. Susan was quick to recognize this new opportunity and is helping WCD move forward with our strategic plan in a consistent manner.

Susan always makes herself available and is generous in her financial support of WCD.

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Susan Remmer Ryzewic is a dynamic and recognized leader who serves on corporate, industry, and nonprofit Boards, with an accomplished business career of more than 25 years. She is an analytical, intuitive, and compassionate problem solver, with a broad range of strategic planning, project management, and investment expertise.

President and CEO of EHR Investments, Inc., Susan is responsible for the leadership and management of the investment and business operations for her family.

Susan, a member of Women Corporate Directors Foundation, serves on the Advisory Board, co-chairs the Northeast Florida/South Georgia Chapter and co-chairs the Family Business Council. Her current corporate Board positions include EHR Investments, Inc., and Cabot- Wellington, LLC, a single family office, which she chairs the Governance and Investment Oversight Committees. She previously served on the Boards of: Endless Pools, Inc., a manufacturer of swim in place pools; William Smith Enterprises, Inc., a precision machining company; and Olympic Fibers, SA, an industrial conglomerate located in Costa Rica.

Susan is Advisory Faculty Emeritus of the Institute for Private Investors, (IPI) an educational organization that she has been involved with since May 1992. In 2010, IPI awarded Susan the “Mark Morris Mentoring Award” and in 2012, Gleneagles, a multi-family office, named her “Family Office Executive of the Year.” She served as a client advisor on the Investment Committee of GenSpring Family Offices, formerly Asset Management Advisors, for over 20 years. Susan is a former President of the University of North Florida Foundation (UNFF) Board. At the end of her term as President of the UNFF Board, Susan was awarded the “Presidential Medallion,” the highest award given to volunteers by the University. She continues to serve on the Executive Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Governance Committee.

Susan is a Director of The Remmer Family Foundation. In 2002, she co-founded the First Coast Girls Initiative, a coalition of organizations serving girls in Northeast Florida, and serves on the leadership team. As Chair of Voices for Florida Girls, she serves on the Board of Voices for Florida, a nonprofit social entrepreneurial enterprise established to promote social and economic progress for Florida’s children, families and communities. Her other nonprofit commitments include serving on the Investment Committee of The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, Advisory Leadership Council to the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, and Wellesley College. Susan has received several awards for her volunteer leadership, including “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts, Gateway Council and “Woman of Vision” by Girls, Inc. Northeast Florida.

Susan holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree in Sociology from Wellesley College.

2021 Visionary Awards Selection Committee Co-chairs

Deborah E. Kelly

Greater Colorado Chapter

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Deborah E. Kelly has been a partner of Genesis, Inc. since 1995. Prior to that she was VP of Business Development for the Gatorade business of The Quaker Oats Company after serving for 10 years as Quaker’s VP of IR and then Corporate Affairs. Prior to Quaker Deb was IRO for Esmark and Lowe's Companies. She began her career as a buy-side securities analyst.

Deborah has advised senior management and boards of directors concerning strategic positioning, value creation and integrated communication programs, providing a capital markets point of view. Her experience combines leadership, communication and traditional packaged goods marketing skills with a strong background in finance gained as a securities analyst and honed as an investor relations executive. In 2001, she became the second-ever honoree to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Investor Relations Magazine, and in 2015 was named a NIRI Fellow.

She was a member of the blue-ribbon Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Corporate Disclosure. She served on the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) board of directors, chaired the original NIRI Task Force on disclosure issues, and served as president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter for the 1997-1998 year, continuing as a director for several years thereafter. She has also been a member of the board of directors of Perdue Farms since 1996 and is a member of and has chaired the Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees. Deb is also an NACD Governance Fellow and a member of the Women’s Corporate Directors, where she currently so-chairs the Visionary Awards Committee. She is also a member of the board of Healthy LifeStars®, a nonprofit.

Izumi Kobayashi

Japan Chapter

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Chair of the Board, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.; Director, ANA Holdings, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and OMRON Corp.; Member, WCD Japan

Izumi Kobayashi was the former CEO and Executive Vice President of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA, the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group) from 2008 to 2013. Kobayashi participated in MIGA from Merrill Lynch in Tokyo where she was President and Representative Director. She joined Merrill Lynch in 1985, and subsequently held a number of high-level global leadership roles. From 2013, she engaged in various private and public organizations as an advisor or an independent director. She also served on The Osaka Securities Exchange as a Non-Executive Board Member from 2002 to 2008. From 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2019, she was Vice Chairman of Keizai Doyukai.

Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn

WCD Visionary Awards Celebration Chair

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Cheemin Bo-Linn is an accomplished Board of Director, and Technology and Global Marketing Executive with 25+years’ experience delivering rapid growth. Currently, she is CEO of Peritus Partners Inc., a valuation accelerator which provides interim C-suite operations and consultancy in technology choices, digital marketing, business transformation, and cyber security resolution.

Cheemin is Lead Independent Board of Director and Chair of Compensation, Governance, and ESG, at Blackline Safety Corp., a global leader in hardware enabled SaaS connected wearables. In 2019, she was named “Top 50 Directors” by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Prior she served on public and private boards in the US, Canada, and Europe and SEC qualified audit chair. As former IBM Vice -President, she managed one of the primary, fast growth multi $B businesses. She has also served as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, and M&A Partner at multiple growth companies and received Silicon Valley’s “Star Award” as one of the leading innovation influencers. She was inducted into the “Hall of Fame for Women in Technology,” a program supported since US Presidents Bush through Obama.

She earned her Doctorate in Computer-based Information Systems and Organizational Change from the University of Houston with post doc studies at Stanford’s EMBA certificate program. Thru 2017-2019, she was Visiting Professor at the joint EMBA/ MBA Program of Columbia University, London School of Business, and the University of Hong Kong, specializing in digital marketing and technologies (artificial intelligence, big data, “smart” IoT, mobility, automation, and cyber security).

2021 Visionary Awards Selection Committee Members

Barbara Bowles

Chicago Chapter

X In 2007, Barbara Landers Bowles, retired as Vice Chair of Profit Investment Management where she managed its mid cap portfolios. After an illustrious career in the investment management arena, she left to pursue her longtime goal of establishing and funding the Landers Bowles Family Foundation that focuses on charity related to education. She was the founder and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of The Kenwood Group, Inc. from 1989 until it was acquired by Profit in January of 2006. From 1984 to 1989, Barbara served as Corporate Vice President of Kraft, Inc. and headed the investor relations department.

Barbara, a Nashville native, holds an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.A. degree in Mathematics with Honors from Fisk University. She received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in1977.

She is the retired presiding director of WEC Energy Group,Inc. Barbara now serves as a director of several organizations including: the Museum of Science and Industry, National Council on White House History, and senior director of the Chicago Urban League. She also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Fisk University from 2013 until the end of 2017.

Barbara was named a HistoryMaker in 2002. In 2003, Barbara was honored with the Alumni of the Year Award from the African American MBA Association of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and in February 2008, received the Chicago African American History Maker Award from the DuSable Museum of Chicago. She received the Midwest Regional UNCF award in 2015. In addition to mentoring young people, Barbara enjoys bridge and tennis. She and her husband Earl are residents of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community of Chicago.

Agenia Clark

Washington D.C. Chapter

X Agenia Clark is the president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. Prior to joining Girl Scouts, she was vice president of human resources for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, senior director of human resources at Vanderbilt University and worked in government relations, marketing, business ethics and human resources at Nortel Networks, a multinational telecommunications corporation. Clark is a member and co-chair for Women CorporateDirectors (WCD)-Tennessee Chapter, where she's currently serving on the 2020 WCD Visionary Awards Selection Committee.

She’s also a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), Nashville’s Agenda and is a member of the 2016 Class of Leadership Tennessee and 1996 Class of Leadership Nashville. Agenia serves on the corporate board of directors for FirstBank Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK) where she’s the Chair of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Prior to FirstBank, she was a founding corporate director for Avenue Bank (2007), one of Nashville’s fastest growing banks before an IPO offering in February of 2015 and a September 2016 merger with Pinnacle Bank. Most recently, she became a trustee for Simmons University, a women-focused university in Boston, Massachusetts. She also serves on the boards of the Ayers Family Foundation and is on the Advisory Council, Emerita, for the College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Most recently, she was appointed to the James Massey School of Business Advisory Board, Belmont University. Agenia was named by the Nashville Business Journal as one of “Nashville’s 100 Most Powerful People'' in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. An inductee into the Academy for Women of Achievement, she is also a “Nashville Post” Person-In-Charge (2014–2019).

Agenia was a gubernatorial appointment to the Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing body for the state's community colleges, technical colleges and universities, in2006–2012 and a gubernatorial appointee to the Governor’s Healthier Tennessee (2015–2019). Agenia has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Doctorate of Education from Vanderbilt University. In her spare time, Agenia enjoys family trips, running, sprint triathlons, cooking and her book club. She currently resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her husband, Charles Clark, Jr. They have two adult children.

Noel Harwerth

London Chapter

X Noel Harwerth is Chairman of the UK Export Finance agency and serves on the board of the UK Department of International Trade. She serves on the boards of One Savings Bank (SID), and Scotia Bank Europe (SID). She serves as an advisor to the Bank of England on RTGS/CHAPS and is a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FCA. She served on the boards of Standard Life (Chair, Risk committee, member Audit and Nomination committees) from 2012 to 2018, and London Metal Exchange (Audit and Risk, Nominations Committee, and Enforcement Committee) from 2012 to 2018.

She was Chairman of GE Capital Bank Europe until April 2017and served as Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank (Europe Middle East and Africa) from 2004 to June 2015. In 2006, she was appointed by the UK Government to the Board of the Tote (Chair Audit Committee) and served on the board until its privatization. She has served on the boards of Alent (Chair of the Compensation committee), Corus (British Steel), Logica (Chair of the Compensation committee), Impellam Group (SID), RSA Insurance Group (Chair Risk committee), Avocet Mining, Anglo Irish Bank, and Dominion Diamond Corporation (Chair of the Audit Committee).

Mrs. Harwerth was appointed by the UK government as Partnership Director of London Underground and served in that role from 2003-2008, having previously served on the Board of Transport for London, where she chaired the Audit Committee.

From 1998 to 2004, Mrs. Harwerth was Chief Operating Officer of Citibank International PLC in London. She was responsible for infrastructure and governance of Europe’s first truly pan European bank, with branches in 18countries. Prior to joining Citicorp in 1988, Mrs. Harwerth held senior positions in Dun & Bradstreet and Kennecott Copper Corporation, where she worked on large, complex international mining transactions.

Mrs. Harwerth was educated at the University of Texas in Austin and holds a Juris doctor degree from the University of Texas Law School. She holds both U.S. and British citizenship. Mrs. Harwerth is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, Chairman of the UK chapter of Women Corporate Directors, member of The Committee of 200 and International Women’s Forum, and served on the board of the British Horseracing Authority from 2013 to 2019.

Christie Hefner

Chicago Chapter

X Christie Hefner is a seasoned professional with more than thirty years’ experience at executive levels in both public and private companies, as well as multiple company directorships.

Presently, her portfolio includes advisory work for Newlight Technologies which patented a technology to convert methane into ocean biodegradable plastic, Forum Communications which owns newspapers and TV stations, Public Good which is an AI driven digital platform that allows brands to scalably engage with consumer, and Belushi Farms a cannabis company. She serves as Chairman of the Board of Hatchbeauty Brands, is a Board member of Fyllo, a leading innovator in data, media and compliance solutions for highly regulated industries and of Healthwell, a SPAC company targeting technology-enabled healthcare businesses. She’s also on the Advisory Board of the Offutt Companies, a multi-billion-dollar agricultural conglomerate.

Previously, Christie served as Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises for 20 years making her the longest serving female CEO of a publicly traded company. She was widely credited with developing and leading strategies that repositioned the company from its legacy domestic magazine business to a global multi-media and lifestyle company while building its institutional shareholder base. She was on the Fortune 100 Most Powerful Women list for three years.

Christie was a founding member of The Chicago Network, The Committee of 200 and the Chicago chapter of Women Corporate Directors. She is also on the Council of National Advisors for Springboard Enterprises, an accelerator for women-led growth ventures, which includes raising capital.

Christie was selected by Private Company Director magazine in 2020 as an honoree in its fall 2020 edition of Directors to Watch.

Ashley D. Joyce

Chicago Chapter

X Ashley Duchossois Joyce is President of The Duchossois Family Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Artsfrom University of Colorado and her Master’s degree from University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Ashley serves as a trustee for the University of Chicago and sits on the Audit committee and is Chair of the Outward Engagement Committee. Ashley is also on the University of Chicago Medical Center Board. Shehas been involved with the not-for-profit organization, Metropolitan Family Services, for more than twenty years in various leadership positions and currently is Board Chair.

She is a Director of The Duchossois Group, Inc., a privately held, family-owned enterprise comprised of operating companies and an investment company, and serves on the Compensation, Nominating, and Shareholder Committees. Ashley is a 2018 Leadership Greater Chicago fellow, is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Commercial Club of Chicago, and Women Corporate Directors. Additionally, she is on the Executive Committee for The Duchossois Family Council and the Advisory Board for the Duchossois Family Office. Ashley lives in Chicago with her husband, Michael, and their two sons.

Anastassia Lauterbach

Germany Chapter

Cristina Finocchi Mahne

Italy Chapter

X Cristina Finocchi Mahne has over a 20-year experience as C-suite executive/board member of financial groups and top management consulting firms - including over 10 years serving as a board member of companies listed in Italy and the U.S. She has served as director in the following industries: banking, industrial, consumer discretionary, telco towers, ITcommunication, and healthcare. She has over 10 years’ experience as board member of listed family businesses, and over 8 years as an adjunct professor of faculties of finance and economics at top-ranked Italian universities.

In her different roles, she has been proactively dealing with ESG sustainability matters since 1999. She has been a board member of publicly traded companies since 2010 and chair of board committees since 2015. Currently, she is chair and a member of risk, audit & sustainability, and nomination committees in banking, consumer discretionary and industrial sectors. She is a corporate governance expert and was a C-suite executive as a member of the executive management committee, in financial blue chips and in top management consulting firms.

Cristina was co-founder of the Italian chapter of WCD Foundation in 2012, and is a member of WCD’s Visionary Awards’ steering committee since June 2020. She is an adjunct professor of sustainability strategies at the Faculty Of Financial, Banking and Insurance Sciences at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuorein Milan. Previously, she was adjunct professor of advanced business administration at the Faculty of Economics at La Sapienza University in Rome and of corporate governance at the international MBA at Luiss Business School.

She holds a degree in economics and business from the University La Sapienza, an MBA at LUISS Business School in Rome, and further qualifications in finance, financial communication and management skills from London and Los Angeles. She is a frequent speaker at national/international conferences and seminars on corporate governance/ESG matters.

Lucy Pamboukdjian

Chile Chapter

X Financial Services Executive with 25 years of experience developed leading Financial Infrastructure Providers and Exchanges in Latin America.

Co-Founder and COO of BVM12, Coordinator of the Diversity in the Financial Markets WG at the Brazilian Financial Innovation LAB, member of the Visionary Awards Committee and Development Committee at the Women Corporate Directors Foundation, and member of IBGC, WCD Brazil, 100 Women in Finance Brazil and Impacto por Elas.

Former Chief Corporate Relations and ESG Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Bolsa de Santiago and of CCLV–Chilean Central Counterparty Infrastructure (as the only female and foreigner executive in the C-level), International Business Managing Director of BM&FBOVESPA and International Business Manager and Analyst roles of BOVESPA (São Paulo Stock Exchange), where she started working in 1994.

Acted at the Board of Directors at the FIAB (Ibero-American Federation of Exchanges), Global Compact Chile, and the international representative offices of BM&FBOVESPA in New York, London and Shanghai, and pro bono at the Armenian Relief Society Board at the United Nations ECOSOC, as well as representative of the CEO of BM&FBOVESPA at the Board of Directors of World Federation of Exchanges. Travelled to more than 30 countries worldwide to represent the company she worked for in Non-Deal Roadshows, Congresses, Seminars and Panel Discussions, as well as high-level and strategic meetings, being responsible and with the working group of iconic events and projects such as BEST (Brazil Excellence in Securities Transactions), Brazil and China Exchanges Partnership and Integration of Latin-American Exchanges. A Business Manager with a Masters degree in Economics, with several executive specialization courses at Stanford GSB, IBGC (Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute), Singularity University, INSPER, Wharton University, among others.

Theo Schwabacher

Silicon Valley Chapter

X Theo has over 38 years of experience in the investment and wealth advisory business, and is a Certified Wealth Strategist®. She started her career trading foreign currencies, gold and silver, and also acted as the municipal bond coordinator for Dean Witter, one of the largest San Francisco offices during the 1980’s. In the 1990's, she ran an equity portfolio and coordinated the Branch Investment Consulting Services.

Her current position as Executive Director of “The Schwabacher Group” at Morgan Stanley concentrates on consulting for affluent families. Her comprehensive planning includes helping with asset allocation, assisting with investment policy formulation, manager search, performance monitoring and due diligence. Each client’s investment plan is customized, providing access to tax advice, estate planning strategies, philanthropic objectives with family and institutional goals. Theo is a fourth generation San Franciscan. Her grandfather and father were both involved in the brokerage and investment banking business and sold their company, Schwabacher and Co. to Dean Witter in 1968.

Her own philanthropic participation has led her to participate on many boards in San Francisco. These include the San Francisco Cancer Society, Red Cross, San Francisco Mental Health Association, Merola and the San Francisco Opera Board. Her professional associations include Technical Analysts Association of San Francisco, Certified Investment Management, and the Morgan Stanley Presidents Club from 2006-present. Her current affiliations include: MorganStanley Women’s Business Exchange, The Women’s Global Warming Initiative, and National Women Board of Entrepreneurs. She co-chairs Women Corporate Directors Foundation of Northern California, which helps create diversity on public boards. Theo focuses on integrating your personal mission statements by investing with Impact for individual and institutional clients.

Susan S. Stautberg

South Florida

X As Governance Advisor to Atlantic Street Capital, Susan launched the first private equity firm effort to recruit women for portfolio executive positions, company boards, and customer advisory boards. Susan recently retired as Chair and Co-Founder of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation, the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. WCD has more than 2,500 members in 80 chapters around the world. She is the President and CEO of PartnerCom Corporation, and co-founded OnBoard Bootcamp (OBB), an insider’s guide on how to be selected to a corporate, private company, or advisory board director position, and the Belizean Grove, a preeminent community and retreat for leading women who share knowledge and connections.

As a Westinghouse/Group W TV correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill, Susan was the first woman and one of the youngest to head a Washington TV bureau. Susan then became the first TV journalist to be chosen as a White House Fellow where she worked for both Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Her considerable consumer products experience includes positions as the Director of Communications for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and for McNeil Consumer Products.

Deciding to become an entrepreneur, Susan founded MasterMedia, Ltd., the only company to combine publishing with a speaker’s bureau. In her capacity as a corporate and nonprofit director, Susan has served on or created advisory boards, for numerous organizations. Susan has also served on Presidential Commissions, Boards, and Foundations. Susan is a board member of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Susan’s active involvement in The Preservation Society of Newport County is longstanding; currently she chairs The Elms Committee and was a member of the Capital Campaign Council. She is also a member of the C200, International Women’s Forum, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, and a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs from George Washington University, and she completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

She addresses groups across the world, including leading business schools and national and international conferences. Her writing consists of seven books, including Betrayed: A Survivors Guide to Lying, Cheating & Double Dealing; Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director; and Selected Quotations that Inspire Us to Think Bigger, Live Better and Laugh Harder. She has written or been featured in numerous articles including International Herald Tribune, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Directors and Boards, The Financial Times, and others. Her on-air interview experience includes CNBC, Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, and many others. Susan has received numerous awards and honors including an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Wheaton College, and WCD’s Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership. Harvard Business School is writing a case study on how Susan and co-founders created WCD and sold it to KPMG which has turned it into a non-profit.

Joan Steel

Chicago Chapter

X Joan E. Steel is CEO and founder of Alpha Wealth Advisors, LLC, a financial consulting firm advising family offices, private foundations and endowments in the U.S and South America. Prior to founding the firm,she was a senior investment advisor with the global asset manager, Capital Group where she built a sizable private client business.

Ms. Steel became Aon Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer after leading their global investor and media relations. Priorto Aon, she was a senior executive in her family’s privately held water treatment chemical manufacturing business that was sold to Olin Corporation.She also co-founded and headed institutional fixed income sales and trading for E.F. Huttonin Chicagoafter starting her career at Salomon Brothers as an institutional fixed income broker and one of the first professional women on Wall Street.

Ms. Steel Is an independent director of Mercer Funds, a family of institutional mutual funds and former independent director of the Hershey Trust Company, controlling shareholder of The Hershey Company. She is a trustee of Rush University Medical Center, Cuneo Foundation and a vice chair of National Association of Corporate Directors’(NACD) Chicago Chapter. She is a former trustee of Loyola University Chicago where she chaired their Endowment. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a BS from Georgetown University and has completed continuing education at Harvard Business School and Stanford Directors’ College.

Mary Beth Vitale

Greater Colorado Chapter

X Mary Beth Vitale is a sitting public company director and former CEO. She was CEO/Chair of Westwind Media, President/COO of Rocky Mountain Internet and President/corporate officer for AT&T. Currently, she serves as Chair for Pareteum, a global cloud-based platform company, Chair of Nom/Gov for Luna Innovations, a global fiber optics firm and Chair of Risk and Technology for GEHA, a medical and dental insurance provider.

She is a SEC qualified financial expert and is known as a board Cyber expert, receiving the Cybersecurity Oversight Certificate. She was a Commissioner for Colorado Governor Owens Commission on Science and Technology for nine years. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leadership Fellow and faculty member.

She was recently recognized as one of NACD’s top 100 directors and Corporate Board Magazine recognized her as a “Top Director to Watch.” Ms. Vitale launched the Women Corporate Directors, Colorado Chapter and now serves on their national board of directors. She chaired the successful Colorado legislative resolution to encourage women on public boards. She is an author and frequent speaker on Cyber and board governance topics around the world.

The independent selection committee sourced and reviewed all nominations and made their selection based on established criteria for each award category. Neither Susan C. Keating, CEO of Women Corporate Directors Foundation, or representatives from WCD’s Global Lead Sponsor, KPMG LLP, were involved in the selection process.

A Conversation with Mellody Hobson on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments; Chair of the Board, Starbucks Corporation; Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co., George Lucas Education Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Center for Strategic & International Studies, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ariel Investment Trust; Member, WCD Chicago

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As Co-CEO, Mellody is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ariel Investment Trust—the company’s publicly traded mutual funds. Prior to being named Co-CEO, Mellody spent nearly two decades as the firm’s President. Outside of Ariel, Mellody is a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy. Her leadership has also been invaluable to corporate boardrooms across the nation. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation, and is the incoming Chairman of Starbucks, effective March 2021. She is also a director of JPMorgan Chase.

She previously served as Chairman of the Board of DreamWorks Animation until the company’s sale and was also a long-standing board member of the Estée Lauder Companies. Mellody’s community outreach includes her role as Chairman of After School Matters, a Chicago non-profit that provides area teens with high-quality after school and summer programs. Additionally, she is vice chair of World Business Chicago; co-chair of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art; and a board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

She also serves on the board of trustees of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Mellody is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees, and serves on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute. Mellody earned her AB from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy. In 2019, she was awarded the University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented annually to a Princeton graduate whose career embodies a commitment to national service. She has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, St. Mary’s College, and the University of Southern California. In 2015, Time Magazine named her one of the “100 Most Influential People” in the world.

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Becky Quick

Squawk Box Co-anchor, CNBC

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Becky Quick is co-anchor of “Squawk Box.” Quick is known for her hard-hitting interviews and profiles of some of the world’s richest and most influential investors, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, Jamie Dimon, Charlie Munger and many others. She also has interviewed three U.S. presidents and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world such as the Microsoft CEO Conference, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference and the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference.

Quick was formerly anchor of the nationally syndicated “On the Money,” which was produced by CNBC, and also authored a regular column for Fortune magazine. Prior to becoming an anchor, Quick covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network’s partnership with Dow Jones.

Before joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the Internet. She also played a crucial role in the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online, while serving as the site’s International news editor.

Quick graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. She serves on the board of the Economic Club of New York and previously served on the board of The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

2021 Speakers

Jannice Koors

Senior Managing Director & Western Region President, Pearl Meyer (United States)

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Ms. Koors is a senior managing director with Pearl Meyer and president of the firm’s Western region. She has 30 years’ experience in executive compensation and governance, and has consulted to companies of all sizes and industries. She advises company boards and management teams on all aspects of strategic human capital decision-making.

As an advisor, she helps companies deconstruct their long-term value creation objectives into tailored HR strategies that go beyond simple competitive parity—designing programs that consider a company’s specific business strategy, management talent, and corporate culture.

A noted expert in the field, Ms. Koors has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Marketplace, and Financial Times. She has appeared on CNN’s MoneyLine, NBC Nightly News, and has spoken at numerous seminars on executive and director compensation issues.

Ms. Koors is an NACD Governance Fellow and serves as faculty for the NACD’s Director Professionalism and Master Class programs. She leads Pearl Meyer’s annual Director Compensation Study, published in conjunction with the NACD. In 2020, she was named for the thirteenth time to the NACD D100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance.

Ms. Koors received her BA from Wellesley College and is a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. She is on the board of directors for The Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago and the advisory board for the Berger Institute of Claremont McKenna College.

Laura M. Newinski

Deputy Chair and COO, KPMG LLP; Director, Junior Achievement USA and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony

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Laura Newinski is Deputy Chair and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG LLP. In this role, she chairs the U.S. and Americas Management Committees and is responsible for the development of the U.S. firm’s strategy and execution of its priorities. Laura also serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Americas region.

Furthermore, Laura is a member of the U.S. and Americas Board of Directors. During her 32-year career, she has had extensive experience serving multinational Fortune 500 companies. Laura is recognized for her insight on operational, tax, and performance development strategies, commitment to quality and integrity, and focus on building strong, diverse and inclusive teams. Laura joined KPMG in 1988 and was named to the partnership in 1997.

A member of the U.S. Management Committee since 2015, Laura most recently served as Vice Chair of Operations and was responsible for technology, including digital transformation, data strategy, technology operations and security, as well as financial matters encompassing forecasting, planning, and monitoring the firm’s financial performance. In addition, she oversaw KPMG operations areas such as pension investments, real estate, office operations, and internal audits.

As a result of her leadership and focus on operational excellence, KPMG made substantial progress toward digitalization, which is achieving substantial improvements in productivity, cost-efficiency, and client service delivery. She co-led the planning and development of KPMG Lakehouse, the firm’s state-of-the-art training facility and cultural home, and one of the firm’s most significant and impactful investments.

Other previous leadership roles at the firm included serving as the National Managing Partner of Tax for KPMG, West Regional Managing Partner for KPMG’s Tax practice, and the Tax partner-in-charge for KPMG’s offices in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. She has focused largely on serving publicly-held and private companies in the financial services and food and beverage sectors, including Wells Fargo, Land O’ Lakes and Cargill. Laura is the former chair of the KPMG Network of Women business resource group and a frequent speaker on cultivating an inclusive culture.

Other activities and recognition Laura serves on the boards of Junior Achievement USA and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony. She is a former board member for Catholic Charities and Chair of the Board of Vail Place, a nonprofit organization that provides community-based mental health recovery services. She also previously served on the University of Iowa Tippie Advisory Board. She is a member and past president of the University of Iowa’s Professional Accounting Council. Laura was named the University of Iowa Accounting “Alum of the Year” (2013), among the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 under 40” (2005), and a “Woman Worth Watching” (2011) by Profiles in Diversity Journal. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Awardees Through the Years



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

PROCTER & GAMBLE – Presented to Bob McDonald, Chairman, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY – Presented to Maria Elena Lagomasino, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

IRENE ROSENFELD, Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods, Inc.


WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

PUBLICIS GROUPE – Presented to Maurice Levy, Chairman & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

DESJARDINS GROUP – Presented to Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

INTEL – Presented to Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

ELLEN KULLMAN, Chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

UNILEVER – Presented to Paul Polman, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

SC JOHNSON – Presented to Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

IBM – Presented to Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

MARJORIE MORRIS SCARDINO, former CEO and Director of Pearson PLC



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

RBC – Presented to Gord Nixon, Chairman & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

SODEXO GROUP – Presented to Michel Landel, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

ABBOTT LABS – Presented to Miles D. White, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

BETH MOONEY, Chairman and CEO of KeyCorp



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

SEMPRA – Presented to Lynn Schenk, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

L’OREAL – Presented to Frederic Roze, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

BIOGEN – Presented to George Scangos, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

MARILYN CARLSON NELSON, Co-Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

ULTA BEAUTY – Presented to Mary Dillon, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

PUBLIX SUPERMARKETS – Presented to Jane Finley, Ph.D., Director

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

SANTANDER GROUP – Presented to Shriti Vadera, Chairman, Santander UK plc

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

MAGGIE WILDEROTTER, Executive Chairman, Frontier Communications Corporation

Special Award:WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership of a Woman Corporate Director

IZUMI KOBAYASHI -- Director, Member of the Board, ANA Holdings, Inc.


WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

ALASKA AIR GROUP – Presented to Brad Tilden, CEO & Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

THE DUCHOSSOIS GROUP – Presented to Craig Duchossois, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

ECOLAB – Presented to Doug Baker, CEO and Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

ISABELLE MARCOUX, Chairman, Transcontinental Inc.



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY – Presented to Ede Holiday, Director, and Laura Stein, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

DOT FOODS, INC. – Presented to John Tracy, Executive Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

NEXTERA ENERGY – Presented to Jim Robo, CEO & Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

SUSAN STAUTBERG, Chair emeritus, and former Chairman and CEO WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD); co-author of Women on Board

Special Award:WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership in Advancing Women Public and Private Company Directors

MAGGIE HANSON-MUSE -- Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN; WCD Advisory Board Member and former Honorary Chapter Chair in Peru, Columbia, and India



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

SINGAPORE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (Singtel) – Presented to Chua Sock Koong, Group CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

HALLMARK CARDS, INC. – Presented to David Hall, President

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

BMO FINANCIAL GROUP (BMO) – Presented to Darryl White, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

EILEEN MCDONNELL, Chairman and CEO, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company



WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

SHISEIDO – Presented to Masahiko Uotani, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

ELKAY – Ric Phillips, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

STARBUCKS – Presented to Clara Shih, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

ANA PAULA PESSOA, Director, Suzano Pulp and Paper, Credit Suisse, News Corporation, Vinci Group, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Stanford Global Advisory Council, Salesforce Brasil, Instituto Atlantico de Gobierno, Stanford Alumni Brasil Association (SUBA), and Fundação Roberto Marinho