We asked our members to share some of the ways their companies empowered and advanced women in 2018.

KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

KPMG’s ongoing mission is to advance more women into the C-suite. As a proud supporter of WomenCorporateDirectors, and women around the world, KPMG invited women in various walks of life to participate in the Women’s Voices campaign which was launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Monday, January 22, 2018. This campaign that aligned with the WEF’s theme is Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, aims to raise the visibility of the role women play by enabling female leaders to share their vision, aspirations and solutions for building better outcomes and a shared future for all. KPMG International in cooperation with the Global Female Leaders conducted a Global Female Leaders Outlook in order to prioritize – for the first time on a global basis – the views of female leaders.  Finally, for the past four years, KPMG has brought together more than 300 women attendees together at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit to not only discuss what barriers to break next, but how to lead the way.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Women and Minority Faculty Inclusion program’s vision is to be the primary destination for women and minority physicians and scientists in cancer treatment and research in support of MD Anderson’s vision to be the premier cancer center in the world. The program is proudly led by GHWCC Board Member, Dr. Elizabeth Travis. The program includes empowering initiatives such as the Legends and Legacies essays, which chronicle the personal journeys of women physicians and scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award, the President’s Leadership Award for Advancing Women and Minority Faculty, and regular lecture series on diversity and inclusion.

PKF Texas

PKF Texas is a Houston-based firm of CPAs and professional advisors co-developing solutions with our clients at every stage of the business life cycle.

PKF Texas CPAs and Advisors has long valued the advancement and empowerment of women at our firm. This has resulted in our female team members leading and receiving recognition in the accounting industry and the broader business community, not only in Houston, but nationally as well. Our newest Director, Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, focuses her client service in the fraud/forensics and data analytics sectors. She was recognized in 2018 with several honors including: 40 Under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor, Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor and AICPA, and Top 100 People: Ones to Watch by Accounting Today. Sonia Freeman, CPA, Audit Director and Chief Culture Officer, has been blazing trails for women at PKF Texas as the firm’s first woman shareholder, first woman practice leader and, as of January 1, 2018, the firm’s first Chief Culture Officer. She was recognized by the Houston Business Journal this fall as a 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree. To learn more about PKF Texas, visit www.PKFTexas.com/WomenExecutives

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