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May 9

Family Business Governance Institute

May 9

Pre-Institute Reception & Dinner

May 10 – May 11

Global Institute

May 10

Visionary Awards Dinner

The WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation invites you to the City That Never Sleeps—New York City—for the 2017 WCD Global Institute.

WCD will host a multi-day event featuring unique educational and networking opportunities and our annual Visionary Awards Dinner recognizing corporate leaders who have achieved success in their respective industries.

The Family Business Governance Institute will be held on Tuesday, May 9, and will provide corporate directors and C-suite executives an opportunity to explore issues such as succession planning, identifying outside directors, and strategic planning.

The WCD Global Institute will kick off the evening of May 9 with a reception and dinner at JP Morgan Chase. May 10 and 11 will feature an exciting number of panels, Conversations With, breakout sessions and opportunities to network with your peers. Join us on the evening of May 10 for the annual Visionary Awards dinner where we will recognize the transformational strengths that make companies leaders among their peers.

Family Business Governance Institute
May 9|8:30 a.m

KPMG, The Heritage Center
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154

Visionary Awards Dinner
May 10|6:00 p.m.

Intercontinental Barclay Hotel
111 E 48th Street
New York, NY 10017

Global Institute Program
May 10–118:00 a.m.

JP Morgan Chase
383 Madison Avenue (Entrance on Vanderbilt & 47th Street)
New York, NY 10017

A Conversation With:

  • Isabelle Marcoux(Canada), Chairman, Transcontinental, Inc.; Director, George Weston Limited, Rogers Communications, Inc., Power Corporation of Canada, and The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation; 2017 Visionary Award Winner; WCD Member
  • Interviewed by: Estelle Metayer(Canada), Director, Ubisoft Entertainment SA, BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), Inc., and Zag Bank; WCD Chapter Chair and Co-chair Visionary Awards Committee

A Conversation With:

  • Marion Blakey (United States), Director, Alaska Air Group, Inc.; President and CEO, Rolls Royce North America, Inc.; former Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Bradley Tilden (United States), Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines; Director, Nordstrom, Washington Roundtable, the Boy Scouts of America, and Pacific Lutheran University
  • Interviewed by Susan Stautberg (United States), Chairman and CEO, WCD Foundation;Co-author of Women on Board

Panels Include:

International Mergers and Acquisitions
Exciting Companies Don’t Just Shake Up Existing Industries They Also Create New Ones
Liquid Assets: Water – Governance, Risk and Opportunity
The Geography of Future Markets
Dealing With Tough Issues in the Boardroom
The Visionary Board at Work: Developing a Culture of Leadership


Please click here to register.


If you have any questions regarding this event, please-mail Grace Geronimo or call 312-665-6921.

Global Lead Sponsor:


Global Premier Sponsor:

Spencer Stuart

Global Strategic Sponsors:

Latham and watkins

Pearl Meyer

Vinson and elkins

Global Institute Sponsor Leader:


Global Institute Benefactor:

JPMorgan Chase

Global Supporting Sponsors:


Marsh McLennan

The Center for Audit Quality



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