Robin Roberts receives KPMG Inspire Greatness Award
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, an annual event that brings together women from industry and sport during the week of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, was held Wednesday. What made this year’s event particularly unique was that it was entirely virtual, a first for the event in its six-year history, due to COVID-19.
While the format was different this year, what remained the same were the messages of inspiration and support encouraging women to break their respective glass ceilings and aspire to greatness. Among this year’s speakers were the LPGA’s Mariah Stackhouse, Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
Wednesday, broadcaster Robin Roberts shared her own message with the attendees: “No one can be you. Embrace it. Don’t run from it. Don’t be fearful that no one looks like you. Embrace it. That’s a good thing. The uniqueness is something we need to embrace.”
Roberts was recognized with this year’s KPMG Inspire Greatness Award, joining the likes of Mia Hamm, Annika Sorenstam, Ginni Rometty, Admiral Michelle Howard and Condoleezza Rice who were prior recipients of the award.
"No one can be you, but you."— KPMGWomensPGA (@KPMGWomensPGA) October 7, 2020
Our 2020 KPMG Inspire Greatness Award Recipient, @RobinRoberts, offers the perfect advice to #InspireGreatness. pic.twitter.com/8JTxHQ3kOl
Media icon and #InspireGreatness Award Winner @RobinRoberts sharing early advice from the biggest influence in her life, her mother Lucimarian Tolliver. pic.twitter.com/TdCTAuEBPE— KPMG Women's Leadership (@KPMGInspire) October 7, 2020
“Keep challenging yourself to do the things that are hard”— KPMGWomensPGA (@KPMGWomensPGA) October 7, 2020
66th U.S. Secretary of State, @CondoleezzaRice, joined the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit to share her incredible journey & discuss what it takes to be resilient.@KPMGInspire | #InspireGreatness pic.twitter.com/wS5Sg8JxvU
"I want every young girl and every woman to feel empowered"— KPMGWomensPGA (@KPMGWomensPGA) October 7, 2020
U.S. Olympian @IbtihajMuhammad is blazing the trail to #InspireGreatness in the next generation. pic.twitter.com/lDlunDcjxe