WCD Global Institute & Visionary Awards

September 29–October 1, 2024
Orlando, Florida

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THIS YEAR'S THEME

Igniting Board Leadership & Value

The Global Institute is a two-day conference that covers an expansive discussion on corporate governance issues with global corporate leaders who will provide thought leadership and best practices on today’s most pressing issues for boards and executive leadership teams.

WCD's Visionary Awards will also take place on the evening of September 30th. Join the celebration as we recognize companies and individuals committed to excellence in corporate governance and financial performance, and committed to diversity, and inclusion.

The full agenda and speakers will be announced soon.

Keynote Speakers

Laurie Ann Goldman

President & CEO, Tupperware

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Laurie Ann is the CEO of Tupperware. Founder of LA Ventures, former CEO of both Avon and Spanx, she also serves on the Board of several companies.

Carol Tomé

CEO, UPS

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Speakers

Cheemin Bo-Linn

Former CEO and F500 GM/ VP, Board of Director

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Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn brings over 25 years of global operational expertise as CEO of a valuation accelerator and tech company (former), VP/GM of IBM Corporation, and multiple C-suite roles, primarily in tech (software, AI, cybersecurity), health, industrial, and energy sectors. She was named “Top 100 CEOS in STEM” and inducted into the “Hall of Fame for Women in Technology” a program supported since US Pres. Bush through Obama.

Cheemin has served on eight public boards and multiple privates and currently serves on Kore Wireless, Blackline Safety, and Lake Resources. She was named NACD’s “Top 100 Directorship” and Financial Times “Top 100 Diverse Directors.”

She holds a Doctorate Degree in Computer based Information Systems and Organizational Change from the University of Houston and graduate studies at Stanford University.

Courtney della Cava

Sr. Managing Director & Global Head of Portfolio Talent & Organization, Blackstone; Director, Renaissance Learning Inc., MphasiS Corp.

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Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

Board Member, Xerox Holdings Corporation, Lucid Group, Inc., Element Solutions Inc; WCD New York

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John Stecher

Chief Technology Officer, Blackstone

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Janet Wong

Director, Lucid Motors, Shine Technologies, Enviva, Lumentum; WCD Houston

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WHAT TO EXPECT

A Dynamic Agenda

The agenda will feature:

  • Peer exchanges that are engaging, interactive and facilitated by corporate governance experts
  • Keynotes and panels that cover timely topics, issues and trends in the boardroom today
  • Industry breakout sessions that cover corporate governance issues facing boards today
  • Networking sessions to connect with fellow attendees, made up of board leaders from around the globe

TICKETS

Join us to network, share insights and engage with other corporate leaders

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Early Bird Pricing

$1850 USD

Registration includes:

  • Access to the Global Institute Conference
  • 2-night & 3-day accommodation at KPMG Lakehouse on Sunday, September 29 & Monday, September 30, 2024
  • All meals, snacks, beverages, and access to all activities available at Lakehouse
  • Attendance at the Visionary Awards Cocktail Reception & Celebration Dinner on Monday, September 30, 2024
  • Travel to and from the Orlando international Airport (MCO) to Lakehouse

Non-Member

Early Bird Pricing

$2100 USD

Registration includes:

  • Access to the Global Institute Conference
  • 2-night & 3-day accommodation at KPMG Lakehouse on Sunday, September 29 & Monday, September 30, 2024
  • All meals, snacks, beverages, and access to all activities available at Lakehouse
  • Attendance at the Visionary Awards Cocktail Reception & Celebration Dinner on Monday, September 30, 2024
  • Travel to and from the Orlando international Airport (MCO) to Lakehouse

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

An Opportunity to

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    Make meaningful connections with other women corporate directors and business leaders from around the world

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    Get leading-edge insights and learn from governance experts and visionaries

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    Increase your influence and impact as a board director

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    Ignite innovation in your boardroom

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    Champion WCD and our global community of women

Location

A state-of-the-art learning and innovation center in Orlando

KPMG Lakehouse
9301 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando FL 32827

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ACCOMODATION

Stay at the KPMG Lakehouse

This year, WCD is pleased to host the Global Institute at KPMG Lakehouse in Orlando, Florida. It is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning and innovation center.

2-night & 3-day accommodation is included with the registration fee.

Guests (e.g. family members) may not accompany registrants to share sleeping rooms at Lakehouse. Only registered attendees are permitted.

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Lakehouse

9301 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando

This learning environment provides a comfortable and convenient experience with single occupancy guest rooms, various social venues, a blend of indoor and outdoor recreational and fitness spaces, and dynamic learning and meeting facilities for conference activities, all located in one place.

FAQS

Everything you need to know about this year's Global Institute

Please reach out to our staff at admin@wcdglobal.org with any additional questions.

QUESTIONS?

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