The 21st Century Boardroom

Eileen McDonnell, Penn Mutual CEO engages an auspicious panel

Horsham, Pa. – March 7, 2014 – Eileen McDonnell, chairman, president & CEO of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, participated in a panel discussion from the International Women’s Forum titled “The 21st Century Boardroom” on February 27 at the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs.

The panel was part of the launch program of the International Women’s Forum 2014 class of “On the Board” fellows, a second-year program designed to prepare and promote female directors on corporate boards around the world. The panel, moderated by co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff, also included Christina Gold, retired president and CEO of The Western Union Company and director at ITT Corp., New York Life, and International Flavor and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF); and Soha Nashaat, director at Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA and former CEO of Middle East, Barclays Wealth, Egypt and Dubai, UAE.

To an audience of approximately 150 Washington, D.C., business leaders, George Washington University stakeholders and partners of the International Women’s Forum, McDonnell spoke about her experiences as a female executive of a financial institution and the importance of having women in board and leadership roles in companies.

...We’re in the midst of a very exciting time for women in business

“We’re in the midst of a very exciting time for women in business, and it was a privilege to be able to participate in an event alongside distinguished leaders like Christina, Soha and Judy,” McDonnell said. “The diversity of thought brought about by more and more women entering the board room will bring opportunities to grow and innovate businesses globally.”




About The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Since 1847, Penn Mutual has been driven by our noble purpose to create a world of possibilities. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is the most protective, responsible and rewarding action a person can take, and is central to a sound financial plan. The company is committed to helping families unlock life’s possibilities through life insurance and annuity solutions. This is accomplished through a national network of financial professionals, who help clients make great things possible. Penn Mutual supports its field representatives with brokerage services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. Visit Penn Mutual.