Get Ready for KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit

Overview_SummitNews01_Desktop_MobileIt is Championship week for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship being held at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, and on June 10, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Due Energy President and CEO Lynn Good will keynote the inaugural KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, an onsite event that will bring together today’s most accomplished leaders from multiple arenas to inspire the next generation of women leaders.  Rice commented: “It is critically important for the American business community to advance more women into the C-suite.  I am proud to stand with KPMG and other influential leaders as we work together to galvanize a new generation of women to move forward with confidence at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.”

Other speakers and panelists include: KPMG Global Chairman John Veihmeyer; KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO-elect Lynne Doughtie; ESPN SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn; former NBC Sports and Olympics executive Dick Ebersol; Frontier Communications Executive Chairman Maggie Wilderotter; Thomson Reuters President and CEO Jim Smith; Mellon Capital (part of BNY Mellon) Chairman, President and CEO Gabriela Franco Parcella; Nasdaq President Adena Friedman; LPGA Tour champion golfer Stacy Lewis; Notre Dame Head Women’s Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw, LPGA Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur Annika Sorenstam, Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon, and KPMG Partner and Board member Kelly Watson.

“Nothing speaks more powerfully about the importance of the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit than the commitment of a remarkable group of leaders whose presence at the summit will inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders,” said Veihmeyer. “These individuals have broken glass ceilings and blazed trails in their respective fields, and KPMG is excited about working with them to help make that a reality for a new generation of leaders.”

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit Speakers and Panels

  • Rice will provide the closing keynote and share personal experiences, lessons learned from working with top world leaders, and advice for the next generation of women leaders.
  • Good will provide a business keynote to kick off the event.  She will share her moving leadership story and perspective on leading an organization during a period of tremendous change.
  • Cohn will moderate a panel titled “Achieving Your Personal Best: A Conversation with Women in Sports” that will feature Lewis, McGraw, and Sorenstam. The panelists will share their personal stories and how they reached the pinnacle of their sport.
  • Friedman, Parcella, Smith, and Veihmeyer will participate in a panel titled “Road to the C-Suite.”  The panel will include a discussion on authentic and visionary leadership.
  • Two pairs of next-generation leaders and their mentors — Ebersol and Solomon, as well as Wilderotter and Watson — will discuss the importance of having strong career mentors as well as career “sponsors.”

Sessions will be moderated by NBC on-air talent including Golf Channel on NBC host Dan Hicks, NBC News’ Weekend TODAY co-anchor and National Correspondent Erica Hill, and NBC News National Correspondent Kate Snow.

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be available via live streaming at and Golf Live Extra, Golf Channel’s live streaming platform.

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