The KPMG Future Leaders Program, the charitable arm of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, recently hosted its third annual retreat at Stanford University. U.S. KPMG Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie and 66th U.S. Secretary of State and program ambassador Dr. Condoleezza Rice helped to lead the three-day event which focuses on developing future generations of women leaders.
This year’s class of 20 rising college freshmen were once again selected by the Office of Condoleezza Rice, and at the retreat attended leadership development seminars led by Stanford faculty and staff. Each high-achieving student is awarded a $10,000 scholarship for each year of college from KPMG and paired with a mentor, a woman executive leader who attended the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, to help guide them throughout their coming freshman year. The retreat enabled mentors and participants to meet for the first time.
The KPMG Future Leaders were also introduced to the game of golf at the retreat through an instructional clinic hosted by KPMG Golf ambassador Mariah Stackhouse and a series of golf activities led by top instructors from the PGA of America and the LPGA, including incoming PGA of America President Suzy Whaley.
To encourage their long-term participation in the game of golf, each participant was also outfitted in Under Armour golf apparel and provided a full set of Callaway golf clubs courtesy of KPMG. They are also matched with a golf instructor near their college campus for complimentary lessons.
“This program is about paying it forward, to create the opportunity where we can not only advance women into the C-suite who are just steps away, but also to create the pipeline for these women who are just embarking on their careers,” Doughtie said. “It’s so rewarding that KPMG can be a part of this.”
View highlights from the 2018 retreat and hear what the program means to the KPMG Future Leaders.