The WCD 2019 Global Institute is currently sold-out for all sessions taking place at HPE.
In addition the Visionary Awards Dinner is also at capacity.

If you still are interested in attending a portion of the Institute, we do have two amazing special experiences available which will enable you to network with your peers.

The options include:
The Welcome Dinner on Sunday, May 19th at the Tech Museum of Innovation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., featuring keynote speaker Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the Obama Foundation, and director on the boards of Ariel Investments, 2U, and Lyft.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network with corporate directors and C-level executives in a unique and stimulating environment.
This casual event is designed with you in mind. Work the room by visiting various food stations located throughout the museum. Join conversations around stand-up tables, or sit down and have a more in-depth chat. It's up to you!

 Breakfast and Silicon Valley Live Launch Zone! - Wednesday, May 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Santa Clara Marriott. Start the day with a breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Anu Aiyengar, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions (North America) Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co., who will explore trends and lessons learned from innovative companies. Next, join your peers for a unique experience that allows you to meet local entrepreneurs and hear about their product or service that will be the "next big thing" as part of the Launch Zone! This special event is a live session designed in a similar manner of the TV show "Shark Tank," where several up & coming companies will be given a brief platform to present details on their product or service and why investors should consider funding.

 For pricing information and to register, please click here

Featured Speakers and Panelists

  • Jim Coulter

    Partner and Co-CEO, TPG Capital LP; Director, Philz Coffee, Rodan + Fields LLC, and J. Crew Group

  • Nelda Connors

    Director, Delphi Technologies, Enersys, Echo Global Logistics, and Boston Scientific Corp; WCD Member

  • Claudio Del Vecchio

    Chairman and CEO, Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.; Director, National Retail Federation

  • Valerie Jarrett

    Director, Ariel Investments, LLC, 2U and Lyft; former Senior Advisor to President Obama

  • Antonio Neri

    President & CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Welcome Dinner at the Tech Museum of Innovation

The welcome dinner will set the stage for a groundbreaking Institute dedicated to fresh thinking and building strong connections with attendees coming in from around the world. Held at the Tech Museum of Innovation in the heart of San Jose in Silicon Valley, you will experience a truly memorable evening!

The Tech is no ordinary museum: in the exploration gallery you can experience an earthquake simulation, or navigate weightlessness like an astronaut, or create your own artistic masterpiece using the latest digital creation tools. As you enjoy these sensory experiences, you will be able to connect with fellow directors, executives, and speakers for the Institute’s program sessions.

For this kick-off dinner, we departed from a plated dinner with a seating chart and instead will enjoy multiple food stations and tables dispersed throughout the room – allowing us to connect with peers in a casual and vibrant setting.

The price to attend the dinner is $250 for members and $275 for non-members (early-bird discounts do not apply to this event).

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San Jose, CA 95113

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WomenCorporateDirectors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Visionary Awards

We hope that you will join us at the Visionary Awards on May 20th at the Marriott Santa Clara Hotel to celebrate the accomplishments of the outstanding leaders and companies.

This prestigious award, now in its ninth year, is presented annually to a few select companies and individuals that have not only met the criteria set forth by the selection committee and exhibit a strong commitment to corporate governance, but also go above and beyond to weave the ideals of diversity into the fabric of their corporate culture.

Honorees include:

Please click here to read more.


Meeting Locations:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), 6280 America Center Drive in San Jose, CA
Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara, CA

Recommended Lodging 

Aloft Hotel Santa Clara
510 America Center Ct.
San Jose, CA 95002

Please click here to reserve your room, before May 3, 2019 as part of the WCD room block.
The rate is $299.00. Please reserve before May 3, 2019. 



  WCD Members Non-members
Welcome Dinner $250 $275
Global Institute (includes Visionary Awards Dinner) $2,450 $2,820

There will be a 15% early-bird discount provided for Global Institute registrations prior to April 8, 2019. (No discount will be applied to the welcome dinner.)

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