The PGA TOUR’s Executive Women’s Day Returns To The 2016 Zurich Classic Of New Orleans, Lauren Manning Keynote Speaker

NEW ORLEANS – As many of the world’s top PGA TOUR professionals prepare to showcase their skills at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the tournament will serve as the backdrop for a daylong forum inspiring professional women during the PGA TOUR Executive Women’s Day event on Monday, April 25, 2016.

         Part of the PGA TOUR’s Women’s Initiative, this popular business forum annually brings together influential women in tournament markets nationwide to participate in an engaging daylong event focused on professional development, leadership management, networking, corporate dialogue and corporate social responsibility. 

         Up to 250 businesswomen participate at each event, which includes presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions and a behind-the-scenes tour of the tournament. In all, 20 PGA TOUR Executive Women’s

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Day events will be held during TOUR tournaments in 2016, with some of the nation’s most dynamic women business leaders and innovators tapped to discuss critical issues facing today's women executives. 

         The PGA TOUR is proud to partner with Morgan Stanley as they serve as element sponsor of the Panel Discussion and Keynote Luncheon of the Zurich Classic event. “Success is intentional, it doesn't happen by

Accident,” said Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley. “You have to be intentional about your performance, intentional about your relationships, and intentional about your choices. You have to intentionally strategize if you want to win.”

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         Morgan Stanley reps said they value the importance of mentorship and engaging women in the game of golf through its partnership with The First Tee. Morgan Stanley is expanding its connection with The First Tee by inviting a select group of young, female golfers from local First Tee chapters to join them for a day of education and networking at each of the Executive Women’s Day events that the Firm is sponsoring.

         Panel discussions will focus on corporate, social and financial responsibility. 

         Panelists will include:

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• Caroline Gundeck, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 

• Liz McCartney, Founder & Executive President, St. Bernard Project

• Kathleen Savio, President, Programs & Direct Markets, Zurich North America

• Keynote Speaker – Lauren Manning; Chosen by CNN as one of the most intriguing newsmakers of their first 25 years, former managing director & partner at Cantor Fitzgerald and survivor of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Author of The New York Times Bestseller, Unmeasured Strength, Manning is globally recognized as an inspiring role model for anyone struggling to find strength, courage or inspiration to overcome personal or professional challenges.


         Since its inception in 2013, more than 6,000 women executives have participated in Executive Women’s Day events.

         A complete list of 2016 events can be found on the PGA TOUR Executive Women’s Day website here



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