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WCD Nominating & Governance Committee

Exclusively designed for WCD members serving on a public company Nominating & Governance Committee.


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Connecting Nominating & Governance Committee members worldwide

More than ever, a trusted peer group is essential to propelling your board forward.

Engage in member-led, virtual peer exchanges, focusing on small group breakouts for open and candid discussions on the most pressing challenges facing boards today.

Meetings are conducted under Chatham House Rule format.

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How to join

To access this group, contact Please ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a woman corporate director
  • You are a member of WCD
  • You currently serve on a public company Nominating & Governance Committee

Steering Committee

Tanuja Dehne

President and CEO

Tanuja Dehne is the President & CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. She is also a public company director, former C-level executive of a Fortune 200 power company, an award-winning corporate attorney, human resources executive, and governance expert. Tanuja is a member of the Board of Directors of Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. where she serves as the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She previously served as Chairs of Compensation Committees and Governance Committees on three other NYSE publicly traded Boards including Advanced Disposal Services, Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. and Climate Real Impact Solutions II Acquisition Corp. Tanuja is also the Chair of the Advisory Board of Drexel University’s Gupta Governance Institute. Read More

Connie K. Duckworth

Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co. and Social Entrepreneur, ARZU, Inc.

Ms. Duckworth retired in 2001 from Goldman Sachs following a 20-year career. She was named the first woman sales and trading partner in the firm’s history in 1990.

She founded ARZU and served pro bono as Chairman and CEO from 2002 until its merger with U.K. charity Turquoise Mountain in 2019. She is a director Steelcase Inc. (SCS) and MP Materials (MP) and served on six additional corporate boards. She chairs the International Board of Advisors at the University of Texas at Austin, is on the board of NS-EE Holdings, is a past Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and Overseer of the Wharton School, and was recently inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame at The University of Texas.

Christine Edwards

Public Company Director and Private Consultant

Christine Edwards is a Principal with RBG Consulting, a consulting firm experienced in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. Edwards is a nationally recognized authority on corporate governance, public company issues, and financial services regulation, and proactively advises clients on those issues.

Prior to March 2021, Edwards led the bank regulatory practice at Winston & Strawn, LLP. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Morgan Stanley, with a career in financial services that spanned over 30 years.

Edwards serves on the Board of BMO Financial and Chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is Vice Chair of Rush University System for Health Board in Chicago and Chairs the Audit Committee. Read More

Denise Jackson

Chair, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Tractor Supply Company

Denise Jackson serves on the Board of Tractor Supply Company, the country’s largest rural lifestyle retailer and a Fortune 300 company. She is the Chairperson of the Nominating/Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee.

Denise has held board leadership and C-Suite positions in small to large-cap publicly traded companies, early stage privately held and international non-profit organizations.
Denise retired in 2023 as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of AMN Healthcare, the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare talent management services and technology company, with annual revenues reaching ~$5B and over 15,000 corporate employees and healthcare professionals.

Janet Wong

Independent Corporate Board Director

Janet S. Wong is a partner (retired) with KPMG. She is an independent board director with strong governance experience and recognition as a qualified Financial Expert. She serves on the boards of Lucid (Nasdaq: LCID), a sustainable mobility company producing luxury electric vehicles and electric powertrain systems; Enviva (NYSE: EVA), a global energy company manufacturing sustainable bioenergy; and Lumentum (Nasdaq: LITE), a high-technology manufacturer of innovative photonics.

The National Association of Corporate Directors named her to its 2022 Directorship 100™, an annual honor for leading directors and governance professionals. In May 2023, Board Prospects recognized her as one of the Top 30 Asian American Board Directors in the U.S.

Janet is a licensed CPA and a NACD Certified® Director. Read More

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