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2019 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

October 21, 2019

Heidrick & Struggles is once again a proud Premier Partner of the 2019 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, October 21-23, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The 21st annual summit brings together female leaders across business, government, academia, philanthropy and the arts for inspiring conversations, one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions.

Heidrick-hosted Panel Focuses on Board Composition

This year, Heidrick & Struggles hosts a panel on Monday, October 21 entitled The Art and Science of Board Composition. Panelists include:

  • Janet Foutty - Chair of the Board, Deloitte
  • Debbie Messemer - Former Managing Partner, KPMG; Co-founder, San Francisco Chapter, Women Corporate Directors; Director, PayPal, Allogene Therapeutics, Carbon Inc.
  • Clara Shih - Founder and CEO, Hearsay Systems; Director, Starbucks
  • Sukhinder Singh Cassidy - Founder, theBoardist; President, Stubhub

The panel will be moderated by Claire Zillman (FORTUNE), and Bonnie Gwin (Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles) will be providing an introduction to the session.

The session will provide participants insight on aspects of strong boards, picking talent, developing chemistry, and finding the right balance across the boardroom.

Notebook Mentoring

Fortune Notebook Mentoring Group

Heidrick also continues its sponsorship and participation in the Fortune Notebook Mentoring program, which provides underserved high school students with career advice from some of the most powerful women in business.

Marie-Helene De Coster Partner-In-Charge +32 2 5420750
Bonnie W. Gwin Vice Chairman +1 212 867 9876
Nancie Lataille Partner +1 416 3614700
Anne Lim O'Brien Vice Chairman +1 212 867 9876
Linda Ye Zhang Partner-In-Charge - Shanghai +86 21 61361988