WCD Programming Overview

Curated in-person and virtual programming addressing timely, business-critical topics at every stage of your board career.

Available live and on-demand.


Why WCD Events?

WCD programs inform and connect today’s worldwide leaders

Led by CEOs, board directors, chairpersons, policymakers, economists, academics and thought leaders, our virtual and in-person events deliver expert insight on the most pressing challenges facing boards and executive leadership teams today.

Access timely, educational programming and gain practical strategies and actionable insights to reduce risk, advance board governance, and drive performance.


Addressing timely, business-critical topics

WCDirect Events

Live virtual programming on topical issues to inform, inspire and connect our community of women leaders. Members enjoy access to recordings on-demand in our exclusive content library.

Peer Exchanges

Join one of our curated peer groups to amplify your experience and contributions to a governance sub-committee for off-the-record conversations on industry-specific challenges, trends and opportunities in a trusted space.

Chapter Events

70 global chapters meet in-person and online for unparalleled networking and director education events throughout the year—developed to face each region’s unique challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.

WCD and S&P Global Series

A global series of discussions with corporate directors on Sustainability and the Energy Transition – Strategies, Objectives, Execution Challenges and Opportunities.


Convening on topical issues for boards and recognizing governance excellence

WCD Global Institute


A two-day conference covering an expansive discussion on corporate governance issues with global corporate leaders providing thought leadership and best practices on today’s most pressing issues for boards and executive leadership teams.

WCD Visionary Awards


Presenting awards to companies or individuals who exhibit an exceptional corporate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and women’s leadership in the C-suite and boardroom.

Regional Institutes

Hosted Annually

WCD’s regional institutes gather local chapters to convene in-person to discuss timely topics facing specific areas.

S&P 500

June 5–6, 2024 - CHICAGO

WCD presents the S&P 500 to gather directors to host an off the record discussion on topics facing boards today. More details to come.

Vital Thought Leadership

Access the latest thinking on issues facing today’s boards

Our world-class programming provides WCD members with rich content, interactive discussions and industry-shaping insight.

Gain practical strategies to accelerate the boards you serve.

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For more information regarding WCD programming, contact our programming department on programming@wcdglobal.org.


Global Lead Sponsor
Global Executive Sponsors
Pearl Meyer
Global Strategic Sponsors
Edelman Spencer Stuart Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Global Sustainability Strategic Sponsor
S&P Global
Global Supporting Sponsor
WCD Partner
David Polk
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