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NEW YORK, JUNE 23) – KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, presented acclaimed, award-winning director and screenwriter Patty Jenkins with the 2021 KPMG Inspire Greatness Award at today’s KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, where she served as a keynote speaker.
Jenkins is a pioneer in the business of film and a passionate advocate for women in the industry and beyond. In 2017, she became the first female director of a major superhero film and her return to direct and co-write the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020 made her the first woman to helm a live-action film with a budget over $200 million.
“Patty Jenkins is a trailblazer in the film industry and is paving the way for future generations of women to succeed,” said KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO Paul Knopp. “We are delighted to recognize Patty with this award for the positive impact her work has had on so many.”
“I’m honored to be recognized with the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award,” said Jenkins. “I hope that my work has inspired young women everywhere to believe there are no limits to what they can achieve.”
Aligned with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship’s goal of elevating women in business and golf, the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award is presented each year to an industry visionary who has exemplified a personal commitment to the community to empower future generations of women, and who recognizes golf as a relationship development tool. Previous honorees of the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award include award-winning journalist Robin Roberts, soccer star Mia Hamm, retired Four-Star U.S. Navy Adm. Michelle Howard; IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty; LPGA legend and entrepreneur Annika Sorenstam; and 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Recipients are selected by the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit advisory council with the support of the PGA of America and the LPGA Tour. The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, now in its seventh year, continues to build a pipeline of women leaders on the path to the C-suite. Through high-impact leadership development content, access to today’s top leaders, and year-long networking opportunities, KPMG aims to equip these women to advance in their career journeys.
KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit
The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, now in its seventh year, brings together top leaders from business, politics, sports and media to help forge a path for women leaders to advance to the C-suite. It provides hundreds of rising executive women, nominated by their CEOs to participate in the program, with high-impact leadership development content, access to today’s top leaders and year-long networking opportunities. The Summit was held virtually on June 23.
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