During 2019, Blythe expanded her research about adaptive governance after being a Commissioner for the NACD Blue Ribbon Report. She continues to speak to a wide audience about Building Better Boards and working with the PCAOB, the public accounting firms’ regulator, and public international companies.

September 11 in Chicago, Blythe will present at a conference sponsored by Corporate Board Member, https://boardmember.com/

December 4-5 in Washington DC, Blythe will be on a panel at the PCAOB annual event for audit regulators addressing Audit Quality Risks Related to Emerging Technologies.

Hear Blythe’s reflections on how Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern has positively impacted her life. She shares some relevant experiences throughout her successful career.

"Over the years, groups from around the world have hired Blythe to speak about a variety of subjects she knows well. The list below shows the breadth of the topics and groups."

Corporate Governance

  • Board’s Role in Developing Corporate Strategy, Washington, DC. National Association of Corporate Directors (Annual conference).
  • Industry, Government & Partnerships for Growth, Evanston, IL, Kellogg Innovation Network Fall Dialogue Panel with Congressman Dick Gephardt.
  • Horizon view of the board room 2010 Outlook, New York, NY. Egon Zehnder panel.
  • Audit Committee Best Practices, KPMG Fourth Annual Audit Committee Issues. Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Corporate Governance Best Standards, tapings for The Value Alliance for Fortune 1000 companies, New York, NY.

Financial Insight for companies

  • Going Global in Changing Economic Times, Washington, DC. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Annual Convention.
  • Principles of Power, Simmons School of Management, World’s Premiere Annual Conference for Women, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.
  • Financial Acuity for Success, Tempe, AZ. FCC Services Director Leadership- Power of Two


  • Leadership and Your Career, Hong Kong. Hong Kong-UST Kellogg MBA program.
  • The 21st -Century Leader, St. Louis, MO, Boeing Thought Leader Forum, Keynote Speaker.
  • Seeing Red, Denver, CO. Microsoft Annual Global Exchange “Be the Difference” Keynote Speaker.
  • Reinventing opportunities, Chicago, IL. International Women’s Day.
  • The Millennial Generation Shaking the Globe, Williamsburg, VA. Mason School of Business William and Mary College.
  • FISO leaders D.A.R.E., KPMG and Norfolk Southern WiNS co-sponsored, series of speeches in Atlanta, GA, Roanoke, VA and Norfolk VA.
  • Leading in the Age of Ambiguity, The Corporate State, Sponsored by Harvard Business School Publishing, New York, NY.

International Perspective

  • Leading to Make a Difference, Shanghai, China, China Europe International Business School.
  • Strategic Planning using Appreciative Inquiry, Shanghai, China, China Europe International Business School.
  • The Practice of Courage Lausanne, Switzerland. IMD development sponsored by Accenture
  • Innovating during times of Trouble and Plenty, Miami, FL. Kellogg Innovation Network. Sponsored by US Military’s Southern Command.
  • C-Suite leadership moderator, Summit for Worldwide Partners PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney, Australia.
  • Leading in the 21st Century, Higher Colleges of Technology, conference entitled “Entrepreneurship 2010” Dubai, United Arab Emirates.