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The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit remains a standout of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship week, inspiring participants and beyond with stories and advice from success stories in multiple industries.

The 8th-annual Summit began Wednesday morning with former world No. 1 Stacy Lewis leading an instructional golf clinic at Congressional Golf Club.

Then, over 300 executives moved inside for the program, with an inspiring video highlighting glass-ceiling-breaking moments by women to set the tone for the four-and-a-half-hour program.

“What might not even be possible today,” the opening video montage said, “could be what defines tomorrow.”

Kathryn Tappen, NBC Sports reporter, stepped in, serving as the emcee for the 2022 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. She hosted wide-ranging interviews with every guest. For example, Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, shared her experiences ranging from growing up in Alabama to how she manages her mental health.

“I am a huge believer that Title IX is one of the most important things we’ve done as a country,” Rice said, “When I watch now these young women who can learn the leadership skills that sport provides… I’m so glad that women have these opportunities that men have had for so long.”

Guests included Paul Knopp, KPMG Chair and Chief Economic Officer, Laura Newinski, KPMG U.S. Deputy Chair and COO, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, Leanne Caret, Executive Vice President of the Boeing Company, Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist at the 1996 Olympics, Kerri Walsh Jennings, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball, Tandra Jackson, Vice-Chair of Growth & Strategy at KPMG, Marvin Ellison, Chairman, President and CEO of Lowe’s, and Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.

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Each speaker shared gems for the audience to take home with them.

“Do not allow your surroundings to limit your vision,” Marvin Ellison stated when sharing his parents’ philosophy in raising him growing up.

Leanne Caret, Executive Vice President of the Boeing Company, shared the four G's of her approach to success: Grit, Gumption, Grace and Gratitude.

"A lot of people think there's strength in numbers, but true strength comes in alignment," Kerri Walsh Jennings shared when discussing what makes the best teams work together during her segment along with Dominique Dawes.

The final official guest, Indra Nooyi, received the 2022 KPMG Inspire Greatness Award. “It’s an honor to receive the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award,” said Nooyi. “My hope is that aspiring leaders from all walks of life can see themselves in my story and be inspired to achieve their full potential.”

The former PepsiCo Chairman challenged the audience to understand what it takes to be successful. Nooyi explained that at a company like Pepsi, there's 150,000 employees. When it gets to the CEO, there's one. A step below that, its 15. She reminded the participants that working hard alone isn't enough to get there.

Then after a break, Leona Maguire surprised the audience as a surprise final guest, giving a preview of the Congressional's Blue Course and the meaning behind playing at such a storied course.

Inspiring stories like Nooyi's and the other speakers have been the driving force of the success of the KPMG Women's Leadership Summits, with past participants finding further achievements in their careers. The program ended with a preview of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, with the tournament showing leadership of its own, increasing the purse from $4,500,000 to $9,000,000.

“We’re grateful,” Laura Newinski,said, “that so many of us are here behind the common purpose of elevating more women into the C-Suite.”

The 2022 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit has delivered on that and so much more.

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