Global Board Leaders to Convene at 2016 WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation Global Institute
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Global Board Leaders to Convene at 2016 WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation Global Institute

Theme: "Making Your Board Visionary: Going from Insight to Foresight"

NEW YORK, April 6, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  As corporate boards challenge themselves to be more visionary around the complexities of risk and globalization, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation will host its 7th annual invitation-only Global Institute this May, convening more than 250 top women board chairs, directors, and CEOs from all over the world. The Institute – "Making Your Board Visionary: Going from Insight to Foresight" – will explore the ways boards are grappling with everything from the Internet of Things to creating a corporate culture that attracts top talent to the effects of an aging population in key global markets. The WCD Foundation is the largest organization of women board directors globally, with 72 chapters and more than 3,500 members serving on 8,500 boards.

"As we have seen in our most recent global board survey with Spencer Stuart and researchers at Harvard, which surveyed more than 4,000 directors, women board members have a more heightened concern about potential risks to their companies than their male colleagues," says Susan Stautberg, CEO of the WCD Foundation. "At the Global Institute, directors can enhance their ability to anticipate the real threats to their organization and have a forum for sharing best practices in dealing with these threats."

The Global Institute will also include:

Featured speakers
The Global Institute will feature speakers and panelists from around the world, including, among many others:

To apply for media credentials to cover the WCD Global Institute, please contact Suzanne Oaks Brownstein or Trang Mar of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or Email Contact.  

About the WCD Foundation Global Institute
The WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation 2016 Global Institute is an unprecedented opportunity for global board directors to share corporate governance and business strategies and to build partnerships with a purpose, in a private, invitation-only setting.

The Institute is a two-day, high-powered idea forum exploring compelling issues on the minds of today's board directors and their companies. The program includes keynotes, panels, and discussion groups – as well as the Visionary Awards Dinner – that facilitate informal peer exchanges.

About WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc. 
The WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc. (The WCD Foundation) is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors, with more than 3,500 members serving on more than 8,500 boards. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the WCD Foundation has 72 chapters around the world, with seven more to launch over the next year. The aggregate market capitalization of public companies on whose boards WCD Foundation members serve is over $8 trillion. In addition, WCD Foundation members serve on numerous boards of large private and family-run companies globally.

WCD Foundation membership provides a unique platform for learning from the intellectual capital of accomplished women from around the world, and the WCD Foundation's mission is to increase courage, candor, inclusion, and cohesion in the boardroom.

The WCD Foundation has chapters in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Beijing, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Chile, Cleveland, Colombia, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Delhi, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greater Colorado, Greater New Mexico, Guatemala, Gulf Cooperation Council, Hanoi, Hawaii, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kansas City, Kenya, London, Los Angeles/Orange County, Malaysia, Melbourne, Mexico, Milan, Minnesota, Mongolia, Morocco, Mumbai, Netherlands, New York, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern California, North Florida/South Georgia, Panama, Peru, Philadelphia, Philippines, Quebec, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Diego, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, South Africa, South Florida, Spain, Switzerland, Sydney, Tampa, Tennessee, Toronto, Turkey, Uruguay, Washington, D.C., and Western Canada. 

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