Rewatch the 2018 #MobilizeWomen Summit
This June, the Ellevate community came together for our second Annual Summit: Mobilizing the Power of Women. From disability advocates to NASA scientists, the women on stage(and off!) were such an inspiration; the quality of the conversation was incredible.
That didn’t happen by chance; our team set out to intentionally curate a fresh, diverse, inclusive, action-oriented experience. That’s our approach year-round. If you left the Summit feeling a little less alone and a little more inspired, know that our community is here for you!
If you missed the Summit, we recorded the whole thing so that it's accessible to anyone, anywhere. (Don't forget to turn on the closed captions if you find them helpful!) You can also download our Action Guide; we hope it helps you create the change you want to see in your career, in your company, and in the world.
Female Role Models
Margaret Keane, CEO and President of Synchrony and Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor of Fortune Magazine and voice behind RaceAhead
Only 6% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs (and men named John make up almost that same percentage), so it’s not a surprise that we are excited to hear from Margaret Keane, CEO of Synchrony, and one of the few women who make the list.
Advancing Women is a Team Sport
Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network and CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest
Sponsors, Allies, and Partners
Mike Steib, CEO of XO Group Inc., Kemp Steib, CFO of The Second Shift, Maureen Sullivan, COO of Rent the Runway, and Alina Cho, Contributor of CBS Sunday Morning
If work and life are always in flux, don’t we need to rely on our partners, whatever their gender, to help us balance and move forward?
Dream, Drive, Do: Unleashing the Power Within
Anjali Forber-Pratt, Paralympic Medalist and Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University
Technology and Accessibility
Julie Kearney, VP of Regulatory Affairs and CTA & President of FCBA, and KR Liu, US Congressional Awarded Hearing Loss Advocate
Design for accessibility has driven innovation for a long time - another reason why diversity can be such a powerful force. KR Liu has had an amazing career in technology, and now dedicates her time to advocacy.
Change of Focus: From Diversity to Inclusion and Equality
Joy Fitzgerald, CDO of Eli Lilly and Company, Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Allison Green, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement of Lincoln Financial Group, and Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network
If a diverse team is built, how do you make sure that it keeps growing, evolving and that those diverse voices actually have a say in the future of your company? The answer is a change of focus from diversity to inclusion.
Courageous Conversations 2.0.
Catt Sadler, Activist and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, and Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network
Catt Sadler, a renowned journalist, and Sallie Krawcheck, once the most powerful woman on Wall Street and now successful entrepreneur, come from different backgrounds. Yet, their industries have one major thing in common — they aren’t the friendliest towards women.
Carly Patterson, American Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnastics
Jennifer Romolini, Chief Content Officer of shondaland.com, and Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer of Levo
Girls, experts say, are taught from a very young age to be perfect. If you define success on your own terms, embrace your true self and learn from your failures you’ll be well on your way to finding happiness.
Leading, Changing, Innovating
Sarah LaFleur, Founder and CEO of MM LaFleur, Amber Baldet, Co-founder and CEO of Clovyr, Steph Korey, Co-Founder and CEO of Away, and Neha Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief and COO of Girlboss
Female leaders come from different industries, different sized businesses, different ages and different backgrounds, all with one thing in common: they want to change the culture of business and make this an equitable playing field.
Making the Impossible Possible
Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, Astrophysicist and Scientist at NASA's Heliophysics Science Division, Kellie Gerardi, Aerospace and Defense Professional; STEM Communicator; Defense Council Member, Truman National Security Project, and Miriam Kramer, Space Reporter at Mashable
As we continue to search for ways to make our world more equitable, to have more women in STEM fields, more diversity in thought leadership, more ways of changing the world for the better, we couldn’t help but look for people outside the space who we can learn from. After all, these women know a thing or two about making the impossible, possible.
International Women of Change Award
Debra Messing, Activist and Actress, International Woman of Change Awardee
Advocating for the Bigger Picture
Jimmie Briggs, American Journalist, Chelsea VonChaz, Founder of HappyPeriod, Whitney Bell, Writer, Activist and Event Producer, and Malika Saada Saar, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights at Google
In the last couple of years we’ve seen a raise in the number of women involved in activism and advocacy -- more women running for office, more women raising their voices, more change being driven by the voices that were once quiet. If we want to see the world change we all have to be advocates, even if in small ways.
The New Workforce
Asha Castleberry, U.S. National Security Expert, Military Veteran, Bernadette Aulestia, President of Global Distribution at HBO, Ruthie Ackerman, Deputy Editor at Women@Forbes
It’s no secret that the world has changed, and businesses need to adapt to make way for a workforce that spans all demographics, demanding change from within to adapt to an increasingly innovative and mobile world.
Finding Courage to Endure the Beauty of Adversity
Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon Survivor, Ballroom Dancer, Blade Runner, Global Advocate for Amputee Rights
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