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Condoleezza Rice, Annika Sorenstam to Keynote 2016 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit

NEW YORK, (FNN SPORTS) — KPMG today announced 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and LPGA Legend and entrepreneur Annika Sorenstam will keynote the 2016 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit in June, joining a group of highly-accomplished leaders in the worlds of business, sports, and the media. This distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists includes: KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie; KPMG Global Chairman John Veihmeyer; Microsoft CFO Amy Hood; Facebook VP of Engineering, building8, Regina Dugan; Concur President Elena Donio; Intel Data Center Executive Vice President and General Manager Diane Bryant; LPGA Tour champion golfer Stacy Lewis; Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson; Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist Lisa Leslie; and Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist Megan Rapinoe.

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, hosted on-site during the week of the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, brings together today’s most accomplished leaders from multiple arenas to inspire the next generation of women leaders.

“The goal of our Summit is to increase the number of women in the C-suite by empowering the next generation of women leaders to reach their highest aspirations and potential,” said KPMG’s Doughtie. “And we are so very pleased to bring together a remarkable group of leaders, representing many fields and industries, who will share their perspectives on how women can move forward with great confidence and resolve.”

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit Speakers and Panels

Dr. Rice will provide the opening keynote and share personal leadership experiences from working with top world leaders, and advice for the next generation of women leaders including the importance of philanthropy and “paying it forward.”

Sorenstam will participate in the closing fireside chat. She will share personal experiences of breaking the glass ceiling in business and golf.

Hood and Veihmeyer will participate in a panel titled “C-Suite Insights.” The panel will focus on leading in a fast-changing global marketplace.

Bryant, Donio, and Dugan will participate in a panel titled “Visionary Leadership.” The discussion will focus on embracing innovation.

Johnson, Leslie, Lewis, and Rapinoe will share personal stories of resiliency and thriving under pressure in a panel discussion titled “Achieving the Dream in Your Personal and Professional Life.”

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: NBC News and MSNBC Business correspondent Olivia Sterns, CNBC contributor Deirdre Bosa, and NBC Sports play-by-play host Terry Gannon.

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be available via live streaming at CNBC.com and Golf Live Extra, Golf Channel’s live streaming platform.

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America and LPGA, combines a world-class, annual major golf championship with a women’s leadership summit and an ongoing charitable initiative. The events will take place June 7-12, 2016 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington. The Championship offers a $3.5 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf, and will be broadcast on NBC and Golf Channel.

An advisory council comprised of exemplary leaders from across business, sports, and the media is helping to guide the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.

Founding sponsors of the 2016 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit are Microsoft, National Car Rental, and Zurich Insurance.

For more information about the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, please visit: KPMG.com/WomensLeadership.

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