CEO: Lynne Doughtie
Headquarters: New York, New York
KPMG INSPIRING NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS: KPMG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FOCUSES ON MOVING WOMEN TO C-SUITE
KPMG LLP is well-known for having a strong focus on the advancement, development and empowerment of women. Its annual KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit exemplifies this commitment, serving as an investment in the next generation of women leaders — with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women in C-suite positions in corporate America.
The summit brings together 100 of today’s most accomplished leaders from multiple industries to inspire 200 next-generation women leaders who are nominated by their CEOs to attend. Following the summit, the next-generation women leaders that attend are provided with yearlong programming which includes content, tools and networking to help them advance to C-suite positions.
INCREASING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
“The goal of our summit is to increase the number of women in the C-suite by empowering the next generation of women leaders to reach their highest aspirations and potential,” KPMG Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie said. “We are very pleased to bring together a remarkable group of leaders, representing many fields and industries, who share their perspectives on how women can move forward with great confidence and resolve,” she added.
The summit serves as a catalyst to empower women and it includes the golf course! The summit is hosted annually during the week of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a world-class, annual major golf championship. Keynote speakers at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit have included Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO Lynn Good; and KPMG Inspire Greatness Award recipients 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam.
Speakers and panelists at the 2016 summit included Amy Hood of Microsoft; Regina Dugan of Facebook; Elena Donio of Concur; Diane Bryant of Intel; Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; LPGA Tour champion golfer Stacy Lewis; and Olympic Gold Medalists Shawn Johnson, Lisa Leslie, and Megan Rapinoe.
The third annual KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will take place in June 2017 at Olympia Fields County Club in Illinois.
KPMG FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM
Proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit fund an ongoing charitable initiative called the KPMG Future Leaders Program to develop new generations of female leaders. It affords top female high school seniors across the country the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat at Stanford University, a mentoring relationship with a woman business leader, and an introduction to golf. Condoleezza Rice serves as the KPMG Future Leaders Program ambassador.