Cognizant Founders Cup to host Women’s Leadership Day presented by Versant Health

“Versant Health is proud to sponsor the LPGA because we share the common goal of advancing women and girls in sport, in their careers and in life. Women’s Leadership Day directly reflects our commitment to amplify and celebrating the diverse perspectives and experiences of strong and influential women across all facets,” says Jen Wyeth, Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Marketing Communications. “Conversations like the ones that will take place are critical to our understanding of the changing needs of emerging leaders and talent.”

Women’s Leadership Day, an opportunity for current and emerging women leaders to discuss leadership development and women’s empowerment while networking and learning, will include a fireside chat with a keynote speaker, Lindsey Pollack. Pollack is a New York Times best-selling author and one of the world’s leading career and workplace experts. She was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors the top thinkers in global management whose work shapes the future of management and leadership in organizations. Pollak’s most recent book, Recalculate: Navigate your career through the changing world of work, was published in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and his previous book The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in a Multigenerational Workplace was named Book of the Month by the the wall street journal and Financial Times. A Yale University A graduate, Pollack’s audiences and consulting clients have included more than 250 corporations, law firms, conferences and universities, and she has appeared on numerous media outlets including The TODAY Show, CNN and NPR.

Women’s Leadership Day panel to include LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaanwhose experience includes 19 years with Chelsea Piers Management and seven years as from Princeton University Ford Family Sports Director, with Alison Banks MooreVice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey, and Thea Haydenvice president, brand, creative, digital and analytics, Cognizant.

The event will also include a conversation with Lizette SalasLPGA Tour winner, five-time US Solheim Cup member and Versant Health ambassador, World Golf and LPGA Hall of Fame member and 48-time LPGA Tour winner Nancy Lopez. The day will end with a Networking Happy Hour.

A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase. Contact Tracy Hupko to [email protected] for more information.

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About Versant Santé—Proud Presenting Sponsor of the Cognizant Founders Cup Women’s Leadership Day

Versant Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies, serving more than 38 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions ranging from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has unique visibility and scale across the entire eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest vendor networks in the industry and an exclusive executive collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are some of our valued customers.

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About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional women’s golf organization, whose goal is to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.

Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and rich history. The LPGA Tour takes place around the world, reaching viewers in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also has a joint venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers from Europe. Across all three Tours, the LPGA represents players from more than 60 countries.

Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has been empowering and supporting girls and women since 1991, including through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which reaches nearly 100,000 girls each year. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA professionals are educators, business leaders and game changers dedicated to growing the game golf for all.

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