Former secretary of state and golf superstar headline event June 8 as part of Women’s PGA Championship. The KPMG Leadership Summit is designed to empower the next generation of female leaders.
For KPMG, the professional services company that is sponsoring the Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, the week of the championship is about much more than golf.
It’s about empowering the next generation of female leaders in business as well as golf. And that is the purpose of the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit that will be held at Sahalee, with 100 female business leaders speaking to and mentoring 200 next-generation leaders.
The keynote speakers for the event June 8, the day before the tournament begins, are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and golf legend and entrepreneur Annika Sorenstam.
The other speakers include some of the biggest names from business, sports and media.
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They include KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie; John Veihmeyer, KPMG Global Chairman; Microsoft CFO Amy Hood; Regina Dugan, Facebook VP of Engineering; Concur President Elena Donio; Diane Bryant, Intel Data Center executive vice president and general manager; LPGA Tour champion golfer Stacy Lewis; Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Shawn Johnson; Olympic basketball gold medalist Lisa Leslie; and Olympic soccer gold medalist and Seattle Reign star Megan Rapinoe.
Rice also headlined last year’s first KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. She will talk about her experiences working with top world leaders.
“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,” Doughtie said in a release. “And we are so very pleased to bring together a remarkable group of leaders, representing many fields and industries, who will share their perspectives on how women can move forward with great confidence and resolve.”
NBC’s Sunday Night Football sideline reporter, Michele Tafoya, will be the master of ceremonies.
“Last year’s Summit received rave reviews from all that participated,” Doughtie said. “The next-generation women leaders also take part in ongoing networking and skill-building following the event to help equip them for the C-suite.”