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2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

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 2017 Fortune MPW Summit

Heidrick & Struggles is once again a proud Gold Sponsor of the 2017 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit Oct. 9-11, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

With the theme of Finding Your New Power, the 19th annual summit brings together women leaders across business, government, academia, philanthropy and the arts for inspiring conversations, one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions. The conference will explore best practices in leadership, innovation, reinvention, and resilience through the lens of what women leaders can do to leverage their power to build a better world.

Confirmed participants include CEOs Julie Sweet Shelley of Accenture North America, Shelley Broader of Chico’s, Michele Buck of Hershey, Mary Barra of General Motors, Wendy Clark of DDB North America, Mary Dillon of Ulta Beauty, Lynne Doughtie of KPMG U.S., Jane Fraser of Citigroup Latin America, Adena Friedman of NASDAQ, Margo Georgiadis of Mattel, Shira Goodman of Staples, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup, and Geisha Williams of PG&E. Also participating are senior women at leading global companies, including CVS Health EVP Helena Foulkes, Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, Mars director and former chairman Victoria Mars, NYSE Group COO Stacey Cunningham, fashion entrepreneur Rebecca Minkoff, HPE Chairman Pat Russo, Verizon EVP Marni Walden, and others from Airbnb, Apple, AT&T, Coca-Cola, eBay, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nike and PayPal.

Heidrick & Struggles’ conference delegates include:

Alyse Bodine, partner, Americas regional practice managing partner, co-leader, Global Financial Officers Practice

Lisa Baird, partner, Global Financial Services, Private Equity & Leadership Consulting Practices

Bonnie Gwin, vice chairman and co-managing partner, global CEO & Board of Directors Practice

Anne Lim O’Brien, vice chairman, partner, global Consumer Markets and CEO & Board of Directors Practices

Kate Rankine, partner, Heidrick & Struggles | JCA Group, CEO & Board Practice


Panel discussion: Boards and Culture: How to improve your company's workplace – and performance

Heidrick & Struggles will host a breakfast roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 11 entitled Boards and Culture: How to improve your company’s workplace – and performance. Panelist include: Jan Fields (Director, Chico’s; Monsanto), Neelie Kroes (Advisor, Bank of America, Uber; Director, Salesforce) and Bonnie Gwin. The Panel will be moderated by Maithreyi Seetharaman, a broadcaster for more than 15 years with CNBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Express, Euronews

Notebook Mentoring session

The firm is also pleased to sponsor and participate in the Notebook Mentoring program, which provides access to career advice from some of the most powerful women in business for underserved high school students.

Learn more about the conference

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Lisa B. Baird Partner +1 212 8679876
Alyse D. Bodine Partner-In-Charge +1 215 9881000
Bonnie W. Gwin Vice Chairman +1 212 8679876
Anne Lim O'Brien Vice Chairman +1 212 8679876
Kate Rankine Partner +44 20 79082700

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