WOMEN CORPORATE DIRECTORS

Visionary Awards Celebration

September 12, 2022

This year's honorees to be announced soon!

Celebrating 11 Years of Boardroom Excellence.

The Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD) is pleased to announce the 11th annual Visionary Awards Celebration on September 12, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (U.S. ET).

 

Your full registration to the Global Institute includes your admission to the Visionary Awards. When registering, please confirm your reservation for the Visionary Awards Gala.

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.

This year, we will be recognizing achievements in the following categories:

  • Strategic Leadership

  • ESG Leadership

  • Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

  • Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

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WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY – Presented to Ede Holiday, Director, and Laura Stein, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

DOT FOODS, INC. – Presented to John Tracy, Executive Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

NEXTERA ENERGY – Presented to Jim Robo, CEO & Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

SUSAN STAUTBERG, Chair emeritus, and former Chairman and CEO Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD); co-author of Women on Board

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership in Advancing Women Public and Private Company Directors

MAGGIE HANSON-MUSE -- Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN; WCD Advisory Board Member and former Honorary Chapter Chair in Peru, Columbia, and India

Visionary Award Honorees: Through the Years

2011

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

PROCTER & GAMBLE – Presented to Bob McDonald, Chairman, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY – Presented to Maria Elena Lagomasino, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

IRENE ROSENFELD, Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods, Inc.

2012

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

PUBLICIS GROUPE – Presented to Maurice Levy, Chairman & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

DESJARDINS GROUP – Presented to Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

INTEL – Presented to Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

ELLEN KULLMAN, Chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont

2013

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

UNILEVER – Presented to Paul Polman, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

SC JOHNSON – Presented to Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

IBM – Presented to Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

MARJORIE MORRIS SCARDINO, former CEO and Director of Pearson PLC

2014

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

RBC – Presented to Gord Nixon, Chairman & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

SODEXO GROUP – Presented to Michel Landel, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

ABBOTT LABS – Presented to Miles D. White, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

BETH MOONEY, Chairman and CEO of KeyCorp

2015

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

SEMPRA – Presented to Lynn Schenk, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

L’OREAL – Presented to Frederic Roze, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

BIOGEN – Presented to George Scangos, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

MARILYN CARLSON NELSON, Co-Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies

2016
2017
2018

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

ULTA BEAUTY – Presented to Mary Dillon, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

PUBLIX SUPERMARKETS – Presented to Jane Finley, Ph.D., Director

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

SANTANDER GROUP – Presented to Shriti Vadera, Chairman, Santander UK plc

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

MAGGIE WILDEROTTER, Executive Chairman, Frontier Communications Corporation

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership of a Woman Corporate Director

IZUMI KOBAYASHI -- Director, Member of the Board, ANA Holdings, Inc.

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

ALASKA AIR GROUP – Presented to Brad Tilden, CEO & Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

THE DUCHOSSOIS GROUP – Presented to Craig Duchossois, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

ECOLAB – Presented to Doug Baker, CEO and Chairman

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

ISABELLE MARCOUX, Chairman, Transcontinental, Inc.

2019

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

SINGAPORE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (Singtel) – Presented to Chua Sock Koong, Group CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

HALLMARK CARDS, INC. – Presented to David Hall, President

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

BMO FINANCIAL GROUP (BMO) – Presented to Darryl White, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

EILEEN MCDONNELL, Chairman and CEO, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

2020

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

SHISEIDO – Presented to Masahiko Uotani, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

ELKAY – Ric Phillips, President & CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

STARBUCKS – Presented to Clara Shih, Director

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

ANA PAULA PESSOA, Director, Suzano Pulp and Paper, Credit Suisse, News Corporation, Vinci Group, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Stanford Global Advisory Council, Salesforce Brasil, Instituto Atlantico de Gobierno, Stanford Alumni Brasil Association (SUBA), and Fundação Roberto Marinho

2021

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

MERCK & CO., INC. - Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC. (REI CO-OP) Eric Artz, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value

ILLYCAFFE S.p.A - Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership

Susan Salka, CEO of AMN Healthcare

The Susan S. Stautberg WCD Member Leadership Award 

Susan Remmer Ryzewic