Kirsten Hawley, Brown-Forman Corporation


Senior Vice President, Chief People, Places, & Communications Officer
Brown-Forman Corporation

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET
Where: In Person at The Olmsted, on the campus of Masonic Homes Kentucky, 3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40207
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Every woman needs a network of strong women in their lives to grow their confidence, courage, and connections.

This is true in a “normal” year, but even more so while we’re struggling to lead our teams and families through difficult times. Every woman has been pushed to be even stronger. The 100 Wise Women networking series creates space for that strength and leadership to be acknowledged and celebrated – in ourselves, and the incredible keynote speakers that share their struggles and stories.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols (subject to change per CDC guidelines):

We are planning to host this event in person at The Olmsted and will be following CDC guidance for in-person events. This currently includes requiring all attendees to wear masks except when actively eating or drinking, having hand sanitizer readily available, and limiting capacity to provide some physical distance between attendees. Because the safety of our participants and staff is of utmost importance, we are taking additional precautions and ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours (3 days) of attending. Read more about the Leadership Louisville Center’s approach to safely hosting in-person gatherings

About our Keynote Speaker

Kirsten Hawley has worked for Brown-Forman Corporation for over 2 decades and currently serves as senior vice president, Chief People, Places, & Communications Officer.

During her career at Brown-Forman, Kirsten has served in a variety of HR roles providing human resource consultation to Brown-Forman’s businesses across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Global Production, and corporate functions such as Marketing, IT, and Finance. She also spent seven years in the marketing organization as a brand manager for a global liqueur brand.

Before joining Brown-Forman, Kirsten’s early career experiences included working as a research assistant for the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany and as an outplacement counselor for the Department of the Army.

Kirsten holds a master’s degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

You need a network of strong women at your (virtual or literal) table – and we’d love for YOU to be at ours.


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