Condoleezza Rice, others paying it forward at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

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Condoleezza Rice, Ginni Rometty and other top leaders paying it forward to next-generation women leaders aspiring to C-Suite positions at 2017 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 8:24 a.m.

NEW YORK -- More than half of all management, professional and related occupations are held by women, yet women account for only five percent of the CEOs of S&P 500 companies today.

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit is forging paths for the next generation of women leaders to move into the C-suite through high-impact leadership development content, networking, and access to today’s top leaders. KPMG today announced the 66th U.S.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty will share their career experiences as women leaders at this year’s Summiton June 28th.

In its third year, the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit convenes highly accomplished leaders in the worlds of business, politics, sports, and the media to share strategies, insights and lessons learned from their personal journeys with the next generation of women leaders nominated by their CEOs to attend, which includes representation from more than 50 Fortune 1000 companies.

“KPMG is deeply committed to increasing the number of women leaders within our organization and the broader marketplace through initiatives like the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit,” said KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie. “Having more women in leadership roles enhances business performance across nearly every metric.”

Hosted on-site during the week of the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will feature distinguished speakers and panelists including:

Keynote speakers:

Lynne Doughtie – KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO
Condoleezza Rice – 66th U.S. Secretary of State
Ginni Rometty – IBM Chairman, President and CEO

Olympian panelists:

Michelle Kwan – Five-time World Champion Two-time Olympic Medalist
Angela Ruggiero – U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medalist
Lindsey Vonn – World Champion and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist

Business speakers:

Peggy Johnson – Microsoft EVP of Business Development
Whitney Johnson – Critically acclaimed author of “Disrupt Yourself”
David Nelms – Discover Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Paula Polito – UBS Group Managing Director & Client Strategy Officer
Marni Walden – Verizon EVP and President of Media and Telematics
Kathy Wengel – Johnson & Johnson Worldwide VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer

NBC's Sunday Night Football Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya will serve as the master of ceremonies. Sessions will be moderated by NBC on-air talent including CNBC Technology Reporter Deirdre Bosa and Host of NBC Sports’ golf coverage as well as play-by-play announcer for Notre Dame Football on NBC and for NBC Olympics Dan Hicks.

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be live streamed at:

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America and LPGA, combines a world-class, annual major golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and KPMG Future Leaders Program -- all focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. The events will take place June 26-July 2, 2017 at historic Olympia Fields Country Club. The Championship offers a $3.5 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf, and will be broadcast on NBC and Golf Channel.

Net proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit fund the KPMG Future Leaders Program, a charitable initiative that affords top female high school seniors across the country the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat at Stanford University, a mentoring relationship with a woman business leader, and an introduction to golf. Condoleezza Rice serves as the program’s ambassador.

An advisory council comprised of exemplary leaders from across business, sports, and the mediais helping to guide the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. Founding sponsors of the 2017 Summit are Constellation, an Exelon Company;National Car Rental; and Zurich Insurance with additional support provided by The Boeing Company and Microsoft. For more information about the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, visit: