KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit



Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, PGA

2014 PGA National Teacher of the Year

The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on Wednesday, June 08, during the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA, June 07-12, 2016.  The summit will serve as an electrifying force, bringing many of today’s most accomplished women together to inspire the next generation of female leaders.  This event will showcase the beautiful landscape and tremendous venues here in the Pacific Northwest, while also attracting powerful female industry professionals and businesswomen.  I’m honored to have been invited to the Women’s Leadership Summit and I’m excited to learn from these remarkable individuals.

The KPMG is featuring outstanding keynote speakers in the world of business, politics, sports, and the media.  Highly distinguished personalities include: the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice; LPGA Legend, Annika Sorenstam; KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO, Lynne Dougtie; 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 Professional Golfer, Stacy Lewis; Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medalist, Shawn Johnson; Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist, Lisa Leslie; and Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist, Megan Rapinoe.

The master of ceremonies will be Michele Tafoya, NBC’s Sunday Night NFL Football Sideline Reporter.  Other impressive personalities who will also moderate the all day session include: NBC News and MSNBC Business Correspondent, Olivia Sterns; CNBC Contributor, Deirdre Bosa; and NBC Sports Play-by-Play Host, Terry Gannon.

There will be over 300 individuals attending the Women’s Leadership Summit.  The primary goal of the Summit is to increase awareness and empower women.  By networking and learning from other women who are leaders in their fields, those attending will gain the personal and professional inspiration and confidence necessary to excel in their own communities and areas of interest.  Guest speakers were chosen carefully to share their stories and to represent many fields and industries throughout the world.

The coming together of major organizations and associations– under one roof– at Sahalee Country Club will be quite a sight to behold.  The messages delivered by such strong female leaders are sure to inspire everyone attending the summit to get out there and make their mark.  The combination of KPMG, PGA of America, and the LPGA takes the fifth Women’s Golf Major to a heightened level of importance.  The $3.5 million purse Championship is among the highest in women’s golf.  The event will be broadcast on NBC and the Golf Channel.  The best of the best Professional Women Golfers will be part of a very competitive field.  There could be a historic “four-peat” Champion, if Inbee Park takes the title again this year!  Wouldn’t that be something for golf and women!

Being from the Pacific Northwest myself, I couldn’t be prouder that these fine events are happening in our own backyard, per se.  The venues will showcase our beautiful Northwest surroundings, the energy of so many outstanding golf personalities, and one heck of a sporting event for women’s golf.  Events like these sustain the belief that everyone has a place in this world.  We can stand tall, be proud and make differences in people’s lives.  We can make our communities great and even greater when we share and work together.  I’m hoping you can attend or volunteer for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.  It will bring golf results now… and far into our future.

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