WCD 2017 Global Institute

May 9             Family Business Governance Institute

May 9             Pre-Institute Reception & Dinner

May 10           Visionary Awards Dinner

May 10–11     Global Institute


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 JPMorgan 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.

Event details

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

KPMG, The Heritage Center
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
May 10   |   6:00 p.m. Visionary Awards Dinner

Intercontinental Barclay Hotel
111 E 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
May 10–11   |   8:00 a.m. Global Institute Program

JPMorgan 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), CEO and Chairman, Alaska Air Group, Inc. and Alaska Airlines, Inc.; Director, Nordstrom, Washington Roundtable, and the Boy Scouts of America
  • 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

Registration Fees

  Family Business Institute $300 $350
  Pre-Insitute Roundtable Dinner $220 $245
  Institute Day 1 $750 $850
  Institute Day 2 $750 $850
  Visionary Awards Dinner - End of Day 1 $300 $325



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



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