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Women & Worth: Power Forward Summit

“Power Forward” will inspire, inform and connect attendees to explore and define what it means to lead with purpose, how to mobilize communities to impact change and share best practices for overcoming systemic barriers that hold women and minorities back from access to pay equity, promotion, board positions, wealth accumulation and capital.

Through interactive sessions we will share strategies and levers to overcome the systemic barriers that are holding women back from access to pay equity, promotion, board positions, wealth accumulation and capital.

Speakers include:

Designer Rebecca Minkoff, Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, Hint Inc. founder and CEO Kara Goldin, Cornerstone Capital Inc. founder and CEO Erika Karp, Unilever’s head of diversity Mita Mallick, and former NFL star-turned-inclusivity activist Wade Davis

General tickets and corporate packages now available! 

What you’ll get:
Inspiring keynotes, fireside chats and actionable breakout sessions for sharing strategies to advance women from the grassroots to the boardroom.
– Access to the UBS “Own Your Worth” Lounge. Plus complimentary personal finance one-on-ones.
– Wellness experiences and tasty treats.
– Breakfast, lunch, and snacks crafted by the NEXUS Club’s Loma restaurant.
– Gift bags by our sponsors Hint, Area25, Charlotte Tilbury, Hill House Home, and more!
– Cocktail hour at the NEXUS Club New York Shelby Bar.
– Plus networking opportunities throughout the day.

When
March 5, 2020
Where
Nexus Club
100 Church St, 7th Floor, New York
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Speakers

Bea Arthur Founder & CEO, The Difference
Prisca Bae Corporate Diversity Expert and Advocate for Global Women’s Issues
Vanessa Barboni Hallik Founder and CEO, Another Tomorrow
James Benedict Co-Founder, Left Tackle Capital
Stephanie Berger President, Berger Hirschberg Strategies, Campaign Strategist
Glynda C. Carr Co-Founder, Higher Heights for America and Higher Heights Leadership Fund
Anna C. Catalano Board Director
Sandra Campos CEO, Diane von Furstenberg
Susan Can Senior Director, Global Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson
Emily Cegielski Senior Editor, Worth Media
Carolyn Childers Co-Founder and CEO, Chief
Fatma Collins CEO and Co-Founder, Ten Little
Michelle Cordeiro Grant Founder and CEO, LIVELY
Melissa Dain Program Lead, Digital Growth & Commerce, IBM
Wade Davis VP of Inclusion for Product, Netflix
Rachel Drori CEO & Founder, Daily Harvest
Ita Ekpoudom Partner, GingerBread Capital
Cathy Engelbert Commissioner, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Kathleen Entwistle Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Ashley Etienne Communications Director and Senior Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Jenny Galluzzo Co-Founder, The Second Shift
Kara Goldin Founder and CEO, Hint, Inc.
Steven Gray Head of Content, Techonomy
Erika Karp Founder & CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group
Lexie Komisar Global Head of Startup Ecosystems & Partner Platforms, IBM
Anjali Kumar Advisor, Author, Attorney, Speaker, Idea Acupuncturist
Darlene Liebman Founder, Creative Humans
Cate Luzio Founder and CEO, Luminary
Mita Mallick Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Marketing, Unilever
Christie Marchese Founder and CEO, Picture Motion
Rebecca Minkoff Founder, Rebecca Minkoff and The Female Founder Collective
Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick Financial Advisor
Claudia Pici-Morris Consultant, Board Practice, Spencer Stuart
Kate Pratt Head of Sales, Americas for Liverpool Football Club
Leona Qi President, VistaJet US
Sasha Richardson Managing Director - Lifesciences Advisory, Commercial Strategy, EY
Wendy Sachs Filmmaker, Author, Emmy Award-Winning News Producer
Jane Schwartzberg Executive Director, Head of Strategic Client Segments Wealth Management USA, UBS
Juliet Scott-Croxford CEO, Worth
Jamie Sears Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas UBS AG
Lindsay Shookus Producer and Emmy Award Winner, SNL
Alicia Syrett Founder and CEO, Pantegrion Capital
Caitlin Taylor Global Event Manager, Corporate Marketing, IBM
Alexa von Tobel Founder and Managing Partner, Inspired Capital, and New York Times Bestselling AUTHOR
Shelley Zalis CEO, The Female Quotient
Agenda
  • 7:00AM - 7:45AM MORNING MINDFULNESS / FITNESS CENTER: Sing Bowl Sound Meditation or Open Gym
  • 8:00AM - 8:45AM BREAKFAST / ROSE CHAMPAGNE BAR
  • 8:45AM - 8:55AM WELCOME

    Juliet Scott-Croxford CEO, Worth

  • 8:55AM - 9:05AM INTRODUCTION: UBS Own Your Worth

    Kathleen Entwistle Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager

     

    UBS on their commitment to women and
    inclusive investing with the Own Your Worth and Project Entrepreneur
    programs and how they help clients navigate their financial lives.

  • 9:05AM - 9:35AM KEYNOTE: Rebecca Minkoff, Women Owned. Women Powered.

    Rebecca Minkoff Founder of Rebecca Minkoff and The Female Founder Collective
    MODERATOR Jane Schwartzberg Head of Strategic Client Segments (Women, Business Owners, Wealth Inheritors)

     

    Jane and Rebecca will engage in a candid discussion about Rebecca’s entrepreneurial journey, including building her own business, her commitment to supporting other female-owned companies through The Female Founder Collective and, more broadly, how women can “own their worth.”

  • 9:35AM – 9:50AM BREAK
  • 9:50AM - 10:15AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Leading With Purpose

    Kara Goldin Founder and CEO of Hint Inc.
    MODERATOR Anjali Kumar Author, Attorney, Advisor, Speaker

     

    Kara will talk about founding and scaling a $100 million business with purpose built in from the start. Her mission includes creating a platform for change not just profit, promoting a healthy company culture and making sure communities have safe, lead-free water sources.

  • 10:25AM – 10:50AM PANEL: Pivots with Purpose

    Vanessa Barboni Hallik Founder and CEO, Another Tomorrow

    Fatma Collins CEO and Co-Founder, Ten Little

    MODERATOR Emily Cegielski Senior Editor, Worth

     

    A conversation with leaders who pivoted from a corporate career to founding a mission-based startup. They will discuss what drove them to make the leap, the problem they want to solve and the world they want to create. We will explore the pros and cons of making such a pivot, their
    viewpoints on the trends impacting their mission and ways to support the issues we care about most.

  • 10:50AM – 11:20AM PANEL: Taking the Loneliness Out of Being A CEO

    Michelle Cordeiro Grant Founder and CEO, Lively
    Rachel Drori CEO and Founder, Daily Harvest
    Sandra Campos CEO, Diane von Furstenberg
    MODERATOR Cate Luzio Founder and CEO, Luminary

     

    Cate will lead a discussion on what corporate and startup CEOs can learn from each other on leading through times of turbulence, leveraging support systems when you are at the top and building a strong culture.

  • 10:25AM – 11:20AM BREAKOUT: Reinventing the BRG (Business Resource Group)

    Caitlin Taylor Global Event Manager, Corporate Marketing, IBM
    Lexie Komisar Global Head of Startup Ecosystems & Partner Platforms, IBM
    Melissa Dain Program Lead, Digital Growth and Commerce, IBM

     

    How can we help employee-led groups (e.g., BRGs and affiliate groups) to accelerate their ability to affect change from the bottom up? A team from the Women at IBM NYC Group will lead a design thinking workshop that will serve as a baseline for developing a cross-corporation task force to source best practices and create a playbook for change from within… together.

  • 11:25AM -11:45AM FIRESIDE CHAT: The Power of Female Friendship

    Lindsay Shookus Producer, Saturday Night Live
    Kristin O’Keefe Merrick Financial Advisor

     

    Lindsay and Kristin have been friends since college and supported each other through the ups and downs of life and career in high pressure, male-dominated worlds. They will discuss the power of informal networks and supporting female entrepreneurs.

  • 11:50AM – 12:20PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Investing in the Next Generation

    Alexa von Tobel Founder and Managing Partner, Inspired Capital, and New York Times Bestselling
    Carolyn Childers Co-founder and CEO, Chief
    MODERATOR Juliet Scott-Croxford CEO, Worth

  • 12:20PM - 1:35PM LUNCH
  • 1:40PM - 2:00PM SPOTLIGHT TALK: What Men Really Think About Women at Work

    Wade Davis VP of Inclusion for Product, Netflix

  • 2:05PM – 2:40PM PANEL: The Rise Of Women Running For Office

    Ashley Etienne Communications Director and Senior Advisor for Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Glynda C. Carr Co-founder, Higher Heights for America and Higher Heights Leadership Fund

    Stephanie Berger President, Berger Hirschberg Strategies, Campaign Strategist

    MODERATOR Wendy Sachs Author, Emmy Award-Winning TV News Producer

     

    Women are changing the campaign trail and what our representation looks like in the political arena. As more women run and enter office,
    how is policy being affected? What hurdles still exist? Will we see a focus on issues such as education and healthcare that tend to unite rather than divide? What can be done to maintain momentum and mobilize support? We will also touch on the outlook for the 2020 election.

  • 2:40PM – 2:50PM BREAK
  • 2:05PM - 2:50PM BREAKOUT: How To Get On A Board

    Claudia Pici-Morris Consultant, Board Practice, Spencer Stuart
    Jenny Galluzzo Co-founder, The Second Shift
    Anna C. Catalano Board Director
    MODERATOR Shelley Zalis CEO, The Female Quotient

     

    This interactive session will convene three different experts on getting that board seat to provide insight into the board selection process, the skill sets that boards are seeking, how to craft the right narrative and strategies to set yourself up for success. The session will consist of a lightly moderated conversation with a focus on audience questions.

  • 2:55 PM - 3:20PM PANEL: Corporate and Creative Collaboration: Reimagining How Brands Give Back Through Storytelling

    Darlene Liebman Founder, Creative Humans
    Susan Can Director, Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson Global Marketing Group
    MODERATOR Christie Marchese CEO and Founder, Picture Motion
    Major brands are tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time through groundbreaking long-form documentaries. This new genre is responsible for films like Johnson & Johnson’s HIV documentary 5B and Patagonia’s Artifishal.

    The conversation will explore the creative process and how brands are leveraging film to weigh in on issues in a powerful way from brand reach to how the films are being received, shared, and more.

  • 3:20PM - 3:55PM BREAK
  • 3:35PM - 4:00PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Walking the Talk on Diversity & Inclusion

    Mita Mallick Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Marketing, Unilever
    Erika Karp CEO and Founder, Cornerstone Capital Group
    MODERATOR Prisca Bae Corporate Diversity Expert and Advocate for Global Women’s Issue

     

    From turning purpose into a strategy and becoming a driving force of culture at one of the world’s largest global corporations to standing up to the status quo as the first open lesbian on Wall Street and building an impact investment firm from scratch, these change agents are living diversity and inclusion in the everyday not the ivory tower. Learn how purpose translates to a better workplace, world, and bottom line and impact.

  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM PANEL: Future Of Investing

    Jamie Sears Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas, UBS
    James Benedict Co-founder, Left Tackle Capital
    Ita Ekpoudom Partner, GingerBread Capital
    MODERATOR Alicia Syrett Founder and CEO, Pantegrion Capital

     

    Three leaders who are focused on democratizing the flow of capital will discuss the changing landscape of funding, how to fuel more investment in underrepresented founders and how recent events have called into question the growth-at-all-costs mindset of Silicon Valley.

     

  • 4:30 PM– 4:55 PM PANEL: Beyond Thriving in a Male Dominated Field

    Leona Qi President, VistaJet US
    Kate Pratt Head of Sales – America, Liverpool Football Club
    Sasha Richardson Managing Director, Life Sciences Advisory, Commercial Strategy, EY
    MODERATOR Jackie Cooperman Senior Writer, Worth

    Workplace studies report that 1 in 5 women are the only women in the room. For women of color, this figure rises to 45%. This can lead to negative consequences from attrition to microaggressions and more. What can we learn from women who have thrived being an “only”? Hear from three women leaders in male-dominated fields on how they personally broke through their “only” status to achieve success.

  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Lessons from the Boardroom to Basketball

    Cathy Engelbert Commissioner, WNBA
    MODERATOR Juliet Scott-Croxford CEO, Worth

  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION / SHELBY BAR

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