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June 8–9, 2023 | New York City

Join the largest global network of women corporate directors to address the challenges and opportunities that corporate boards and executive teams face today.
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The Global Institute 
June 8–9

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.

Meet with director peers to share insights and experiences and interact with world-class business leaders and policymakers.

The Visionary Awards
June 8

The Visionary Awards is an evening that honors companies and individuals recognizing  transformational strengths that make companies leaders among their peers—a commitment to strong corporate governance, diversity, inclusion, and a healthy financial track record. 

Each year, we present the award to companies or individuals who exhibit an exceptional corporate commitment to diversity, inclusion, and women’s leadership in the C-suite and boardroom.

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An opportunity to engage with:

A dynamic agenda that features:

Peer exchanges

that are engaging, interactive and facilitated by corporate governance experts



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

Corporate board directors, CEOs, chairpersons, and leaders from around the world 

Members and representatives from leading companies and organizations such as Blackrock, Volkswagen, Proctor&Gamble and Boeing



Dozens of world-renowned speakers leading today's largest companies and organizations

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Join us in New York City's Financial District.


Thank you to our sponsors.


Global Institute Presenting Sponsor

Global Sustainability Strategic Sponsor

Global Executive Sponsors

Global Supporting Sponsor


Global Strategic Sponsors

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About WCD

A unique global network, the Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD), has served as the place where the most powerful and influential women in the world have convened for over 20 years. We work to increase women’s representation and influence in corporate boardrooms worldwide and inspire diverse and visionary boards.

WCD represents the preeminent women leaders in business today. With 70 chapters around the world, WCD members serve on thousands of boards across six continents. With 2500 members serving on 8500 boards, our community includes CEOs, board chairs, lead directors, C-Suite executives, board members, and heads of global divisions in the major indices, such as S&P 500, FTSE 250, DAX, Nikkei, and beyond. 

Interested in becoming a member?

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