Corporate Member of the Year

Procter & Gamble

The award will be accepted by Carolyn Tastad, P&G Group President – North America and Executive Sponsor of Gender Equality. Read the full bio here.

Distinguished Champion Award

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Baroness Scotland of Asthal


The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, is a citizen of the United Kingdom and of Dominica. At the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta she was chosen to be Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and took office on 1 April 2016. She is the sixth person and first woman to hold the position. Previously as a lawyer and politician, she had been associated with campaigns for equality and to open up wider opportunities for women and led on policy implementation in these areas when holding ministerial office in the UK Government. Read the full bio here. 

WEConnect Gala Emcee

Ryan Patel

Ryan Patel is a global business executive who has established himself as a thought-leader and expert in growing and scaling companies. His wheelhouse includes working with both publicly traded companies as well as startups. Patel is also a keynote, CNN Contributor and was recently named a Senior Fellow by the Drucker School of Management at Claremont University. Read the full bio here.

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