Past Event

The Power of the Board: Giving Back & Leaning In

KNOW New York together with the Women’s Executive Circle of New York City (WECNY) and Step Up, are pleased to present The Power of the Board: Giving Back & Leaning In, an exciting program that will explore the benefits of nonprofit and for profit board service, tips for joining a board, and guidelines on finding the right board for you.

Date & Time

January 21, 2015

6:00 - 6:30 PM EST | Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:30 PM EST | Panel Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM EST | Networking Reception


345 Park Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets)
New York, NY 10154
Heritage Training Center (located on the Lobby level)



This event will feature three individuals from diverse sectors who have successfully leveraged board service to develop relationships and advance their career. Please click on the links to learn more about our featured panelists: be sure to insert the links and check in advance to make sure they work.

  • Deborah McWhinney – Member of the Board of Directors at Fluor, former Chief Executive Officer of Citi Enterprise Payments
  • Wendi Sturgis – Executive Vice President of Sales and Services at Yext and Co–Vice Chair, National Board of Directors of Step Up
  • Danielle L. Wright – Director of Events & Meetings at KPMG and 2nd Vice Chair for The Ridley Scholarship at the University of Virginia
The panel discussion with be moderated by Lori Roth, Founder and Principal of Strategic Learning Associates.

In addition to the panel discussion, there will be opportunities for you to connect with KPMG’s internal board placement resources, join Step Up in their mission to empower the next generation of leaders, learn about the WECNY, and discover more about the New York Junior League’s board placement service.

This event is a unique opportunity to build or strengthen a strategic relationship in support of the firm’s overall Market Development Strategy. Please take advantage of this opportunity by inviting an individual from a client or target, or another individual with whom you are developing a relationship. Come be inspired and learn how to make a difference.


Registration has closed for this event.