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Calling the future finance leaders of tomorrow. Fortune, in partnership with Workday, will convene this three-part series to support and inspire emerging CFOs and senior finance leaders. In conversations with CEOs and leading CFOs, we will explore what chief executives are looking for in their finance leaders. We’ll also dive deep into the changing nature of the chief finance job and discuss the most sought-after skills and expertise needed to climb the finance ladder in any organization. From data analytics to softer skills like communication and culture, we will learn from the masters what it takes to continue growing into finance leadership roles.

We will gather June 16, October 28 and December 6, all at 11:00 am ET/8am PT    


June 16, 2021
11:00 AM ET-11:45 AM ET 
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The face of finance is changing, and that means leaders who want to rise through the finance ranks must tap into a whole new skill set. Rising leaders need to master much more than the traditional skills of finance and accounting and become adept at big data analytics, A.I., machine learning, and even crypto currency. Also, there’s the question of soft skills—learning to manage, communicate, and collaborate with leaders across other divisions to shape corporate culture. In this session “The Emerging CFO: Future Finance Leaders” we’ll speak with finance leaders who successfully scaled this ladder and learn what it takes to get to the top. Speakers include Harmit Singh, Executive Vice President & CFO, Levi Strauss & Co.; Tammy Romo, Executive Vice President and CFO, Southwest Airlines; Kristina Salen, Chief Financial Officer, WWE and Tania Secor, Global Chief Financial Officer, R/GA.  Additional speakers will be announced.


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Lee Clifford

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor at Large, FORTUNE; Co-Chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative

Sheryl Estrada

Writer, CFO Daily; Co-chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative