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Women Corporate Directors Announces Leadership Change

Board establishes search committee for next CEO as Susan C. Keating pursues new opportunities

2021-08-20 10:45
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NEW YORK--()--Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD), the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors, announced today a search for its next CEO as Susan C. Keating has made the decision to transition from WCD at the end of the year.

“For the last four years, I have had the honor to lead an incredible organization and support a global community of women corporate directors,” said Susan C. Keating, CEO of WCD. “While I look forward to what’s ahead, I am so very proud of what the organization has accomplished during my tenure, and I am confident that WCD will continue to make meaningful progress in driving board diversity and visionary corporate leadership worldwide.”

Under Ms. Keating’s leadership, WCD developed and implemented strategies to attract new members and sponsors who believe in the power of diversity. WCD navigated the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting and providing members with digital programs through the WCDirect platform and hosting two successful virtual Global Institute programs. Additionally, WCD launched a diversity effort aimed at recruiting more women of color and women who identify as LGBTQ+ to its organization and to promote greater diversity on corporate boards.

“We are grateful to Susan for her dedication to WCD and its mission,” said WCD Lead Director Camille Asaro and a partner at KPMG LLP. “Her efforts have strengthened our organization, helping to position WCD for continued growth and success.”

As a dedicated committee begins the search process for WCD’s next CEO, Ms. Keating will continue to lead day-to-day operations while also collaborating with the WCD board to ensure a smooth transition through the end of the year.

WCD is committed to communicating leadership updates as available. For more information about this search process, please contact Catalina Bustamante at cmbustamante@kpmg.com

About Women Corporate Directors Education and Development Foundation, Inc.

The Women Corporate Directors Education and Development Foundation, Inc. (WCD) is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the WCD Foundation has chapters around the world. WCD Foundation members serve on numerous boards of publicly traded companies, large private companies, and family-run businesses globally. For more information visit www.womencorporatedirectors.org or follow us on Twitter @WomenCorpDirs, #WCDboards.

About Our Global Lead Sponsor, KPMG LLP

KPMG LLP is the U.S. firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The KPMG global organization operates in 146 countries and territories and has close to 227,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.

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