Kindley Walsh Lawlor is a Sustainability and Foundation leader specializing in fair and productive global supply chains. She focuses on women’s education, worker rights and environmental impact. Kindley is known as an innovative creator of public/private partnerships that address human and environmental issues and opportunities, and is the author of board approved strategies, budgets and long-term plans. She has a reputation as a respected collaborator known to create practical, programmatic solutions, and has experience working in urban, peri-urban and rural locations across 25 countries.
Kindley served two terms on the International Labour Organization’s Better Work Advisory Committee, focusing on improving labor rights in global sewing factories. She has held past advisory roles with academic partners and collaborative initiatives focused on worker rights. Kindley also regularly advises smaller, artisan companies. In 2015 she was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times, and as one of the National Retail Federation’s list of people shaping retail’s future in the Giver category. She is the new President and CEO of Parks California.
Laura Patnode is the Wells Fargo C.O.O. - Investment Portfolio Strategy.
Laura started playing soccer at 4 years old in Southern California and continued competitive soccer throughout her many moves across the country and into high school. In college and beyond she's played recreational soccer and is now focused on her daughter's soccer.
No matter your path, strong leadership skills are necessary to succeed in life and can be taught at any age, young and old. GLG's unique philosophy of integrating leadership skills with soccer helps the girls gain confidence and try new skills out in a safe supportive environment both on the field and off. This unique combination is makes supporting GLG organization both very fun and very gratifying.
Kerry brings to the Advisory Board over 20 years experience as an executive leader in the professional services industry. A former collegiate soccer division 1 player at Lehigh University, Kerry believes in the power of team sports as a vehicle to develop young leaders. With two daughters in the Girls Leading Girls club, she has witnessed the strength of the GLG community and fully endorses its mission to develop leadership and life skills through soccer. Kerry is currently the EVP, Emerging Markets at Resources Global Professionals (RGP).