Here’s a number that isn’t surprising as much as it is disappointing: Women hold less than 5% of executive positions in S&P 500 Companies. As many research reports show, a lack of diversity and inclusion in leadership roles leads to less growth and less-prosperous work environments for their employees.
Business giant KPMG is working to change that.
Now entering its fifth consecutive year, the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit invites hand-selected women executives from more than 80 top brands and companies to sit in on panels and informative chats with the men and women making waves in business and sports.
The one-day summit features presentations from US Chairman and CEO of KPMG Lynne Doughtie, 66th Secretary of State Dr. Condoleeza Rice, President of the PGA of America Suzy Whaley, Chief of Operations and Technology of Bank of America Cathy Bessant, Chairman and CEO of Target Brian Cornell, Chairman of Bloomberg Peter Grauer, New York Times Bestselling author and Leadership Advisor Alison Levine, and Olympic Medalist and two-time Team USA and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Mia Hamm, with Michele Tafoya from NBC’s Sunday Night Football as Master of Ceremonies, and NBC Sport’s announcer Dan Hicks as moderator.
With so much talent in one room, KPMG hopes to empower and inspire women to become the leaders of tomorrow and help enact change to the current landscape of business and enterprise.
But this event doesn’t just stop at business.
The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit coincides with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which provided a unique opportunity for qualifying LPGA and female PGA teaching professionals to participate in an LPGA Major alongside Tour professionals.
Though attendance to the Summit is limited to the handful of invited women executives, the Summit will be streamed for FREE in its entirety on https://KPMG.com/WomensLeadership live from Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN, on June 19th from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm CST, with the closing fireside chat with Mia Hamm simultaneously broadcasted for the first time on the Golf Channel.
So, if you are not one of the lucky few invited to attend the Summit in person, all the expert advice and inspiration is available to you completely free on your laptop, phone, or tablet.
Whether you leave it on in the break room at your office, stream it on your phone during your coffee break, or devote the entire day to it with a bowl of popcorn and a glass of wine, you’re not going to want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best of the best.
A full list of speaker bios and their broadcast time are available below.
“Just as consumer shopping habits continue to change and evolve, so do their demographics. As retailers, we know how important it is for our teams to reflect the people who shop with use—from diversity in gender, ethnicity, and race to including a broad range of cultural perspectives. That’s the only way any of us [retailers] will truly understand our customers and be ready to meet their needs.”
9:30am Emcee Welcome
9:35am Chairman’s Opening Address
10:00am Women Making History in Business & Golf
11:00am On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership
1:15pm Featured Keynote
2:00pm KPMG Future Leaders Special Presentation & Video
KPMG Future Leaders Ambassadors
2:15pm KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit Study Findings
3:15pm Cultivating an Inclusive Culture
4:00pm Closing Fireside Chat
Note: All times listed are CST.