By Cheechee Lin
On October 6, the John Wooden Global Leadership Award, presented annually by UCLA Anderson, honors Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation. The award is given for exemplary leadership and service to the community, with proceeds from the dinner funding $25,000 John Wooden Global Leadership Fellowships.
The 2015 event also features Maggie Wilderotter, chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications, engaging Burns in a Q&A. Wilderotter is a seasoned executive in communications and a regular on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. Wilderotter is also a strong advocate for women: “While we’re climbing the ladder with one hand, we need to have another hand to pull women along from behind. I do that every day,” Wilderotter says.
Prior to joining Frontier Communications in 2004, Wilderotter served as Microsoft's senior vice president of global business strategy and directed the worldwide public sector. She has also served as the president and CEO of Wink Communications Inc.; executive vice president of national operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc; CEO of AT&T’s aviation communications division; and SVP of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.