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Mobilizing the Power of Women, a Summit Hosted by Ellevate Network

New York, NY • June 21, 2018

Our #MobilizeWomen event on 6/21 had such an impact. Thanks to our Livestream sponsor, RBC Wealth Management, you can watch the replay of #MobilizeWomen from the comfort of your home or office.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM EDT

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#MobilizeWomen is a movement for action against gender inequality.

If you missed this event, take a look at our Mobilize Women Action guide here:

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In 2018, we will pick up where the conversation left off from last year's Summit by asking individuals, businesses, and leaders to continue to raise their voices to achieve true change for equality. We know women are powerful, now it’s time to use that power to create change. It’s time to mobilize.

The Summit is sold out, but you can still get engaged! Check out our amazing speakers from the comfort of your home or office - we believe that you deserve access to the tools that will make you successful.

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International Woman of Change Awardee

Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Actress & Activist

@DebraMessing

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Featured Speakers

Tiffany Dufu

Tiffany Dufu

Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

@tdufu

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Anjali Forber-Pratt

Anjali Forber-Pratt

Paralympic Medalist; Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt

@anjalifp

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Adrianne Haslet

Adrianne Haslet

Boston Marathon Survivor, Ballroom Dancer, Blade Runner, Global Advocate for Amputee Rights

@AdrianneHaslet

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Julie Kearney

Julie Kearney

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, CTA and President, FCBA

@juliemkearney

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Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck

Chair, Ellevate Network; Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest

@SallieKrawcheck

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KR Liu

KR Liu

US Congressional Awarded Hearing Loss Advocate

@krliu_advocate

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Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine and Co-Chair, The CEO Initiative

@ellmcgirt

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Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson

American Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnastics

@CarlyPatterson

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Jennifer Romolini

Jennifer Romolini

Chief Content Officer, shondaland.com

@jennromolini

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Catt Sadler

Catt Sadler

Activist and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

@iamcattsadler

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Panelists

Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman

Deputy Editor, Women@Forbes

@ruackerman

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Bernadette Aulestia

Bernadette Aulestia

President of Global Distribution, HBO

@BernyAulestia

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Whitney Bell

Whitney Bell

Writer, Activist & Event Producer

@kiddbell_

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Amber Baldet

Amber Baldet

Co-founder & CEO, Clovyr

@AmberBaldet

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Jimmie Briggs

Jimmie Briggs

Author, Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War

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Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows

Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows

Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

@BurrowsCA

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Asha Castleberry

Asha Castleberry

U.S. National Security Expert, Military Veteran

@AshaCastleberry

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Alina Cho

Alina Cho

Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning

@thealinacho

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Joy Fitzgerald

Joy Fitzgerald

CDO, Eli Lilly and Company

@SpeakingJoy_jf

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Neha Gandhi

Neha Gandhi

Editor-in-Chief and COO, Girlboss

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Kellie Gerardi​

Kellie Gerardi​

Aerospace & Defense Professional; STEM Communicator; Defense Council Member, Truman National Security Project

@kelliegerardi

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Allison Green

Allison Green

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement, Lincoln Financial Group

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Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta

Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta

Astrophysicist and Scientist, NASA's Heliophysics Science Division

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Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane

CEO & President, Synchrony

@SYFMKeane

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Steph Korey

Steph Korey

Co-Founder and CEO, Away

@stephkorey

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Miriam Kramer

Miriam Kramer

Space Reporter, Mashable

@mirikramer

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Sarah LaFleur

Sarah LaFleur

Founder and CEO, MM LaFleur

@smlafleur

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Malika Saada Saar

Malika Saada Saar

Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights, Google

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Kemp Steib

Kemp Steib

CFO, The Second Shift

@thesecond_shift

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Mike Steib

Mike Steib

Chief Executive Officer, XO Group Inc.

@msteib

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Maureen Sullivan

Maureen Sullivan

COO, Rent the Runway

@RenttheRunway

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Chelsea VonChaz

Chelsea VonChaz

Founder, HappyPeriod

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Kristy Wallace

Kristy Wallace

CEO, Ellevate Network

@kristysisko

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Full Agenda

8:45 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

Female Role Model

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.

Margaret Keane, CEO and President, Synchrony
Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune Magazine and the voice behind RaceAhead

I'll be there! Share
Conversation

Advancing Women is a Team Sport

Sallie Krawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network and CEO & Co-Founder, Ellevest

YES! Spread the Word Share
Action Speaker

Sponsors, Allies and Partners

Ask anyone who did anything great, and they’ll tell you — they didn’t do it alone. When you think about the people in positions of power, the reality is they are mostly male. If the ones making the decisions are male, shouldn’t they be involved in creating change? And 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?

Mike Steib, Chief Executive Officer, XO Group Inc.
Kemp Steib, CFO, The Second Shift
Alina Cho, Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning
Maureen Sullivan, COO, Rent the Runway

Agree! Business must change. Share
Panel

Networking Break

10:30 AM

Dream, Drive, Do: Unleashing the Power Within

Anjali Forber-Pratt, Paralympic Medalist and Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt

I can't wait! Share
Action Speaker

Technology and Accessibility

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 and to her work leading the charge in innovation for accessibility.

KR Liu, US Congressional Awarded Hearing Loss Advocate
Julie Kearney, VP of Regulatory Affairs and CTA & President, FCBA

Spread The Word Share
Conversation

Change of Focus: From Diversity to Inclusion and Equality

We believe in the power of diversity. Unfortunately, the conversation around diversity falls short. 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.

Allison Green, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement, Lincoln Financial Group
Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Joy Fitzgerald, CDO, Eli Lilly and Company
Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network

I'll be there! Share
Panel

Courageous Conversations 2.0

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.

Sallie Krawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network
Catt Sadler, Activist and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

Can. Not. Wait. Share
Conversation

Lunch and Networking Break

1:30 PM

Championship Lessons

Carly Patterson, American Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnastics

Spread The Word Share
Action Speaker

Perfectly Imperfect

Research shows women don’t apply to jobs unless we fulfill 10/10 of the requirements while men apply with only half. Girls, experts say, are taught from a very young age to be perfect. But who says it has to be this way? Jennifer Romolini certainly doesn’t believe it. 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.

Jenn Romolini, Chief Content Officer, shondaland.com
Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

Spread the Word Share
Conversation

Leading, Changing, Innovating

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.

Steph Korey, Co-Founder and CEO, Away
Sarah LaFleur, Founder and CEO, MM LaFleur
Amber Baldet, Co-founder and CEO, Clovyr
Neha Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief and COO, Girlboss

Talk about #SquadGoals Share
Panel

Making the Impossible Possible

Space exploration, space weather, eclipses… there is so much more out there than just what we see everyday. Dr. Lika Guhathakurta and Kellie Gerardi have always been fascinated by space and have a passion for tackling some big, big questions. 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.

Kellie Gerardi, Aerospace and Defense Professional; STEM Communicator; Defense Council Member, Truman National Security Project
Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, Astrophysicist and Scientist, NASA's Heliophysics Science Division
Miriam Kramer, Space Reporter, Mashable

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Panel

Networking Break

3:50 PM

International Woman Of Change Award

The International Women of Change Award represents the Ellevate Network Values - particularly the belief that the world can change for the better, and women are making it happen. We don’t wait for others to do it. The International Women of Change is someone who has used her platform (and privilege) to promote and advance women, paving the path for them to succeed.

Debra Messing, Activist and Actress, International Woman of Change Awardee

Congratulate Debra Share

Advocating for the Bigger Picture

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.

Chelsea VonChaz, Founder, HappyPeriod 

Whitney Bell, Writer, Activist and Event Producer
Jimmie Briggs, American Journalist
Malika Saada Saar, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights, Google

Panel

The New Workforce

Demographics are changing. New, more complex, and more diverse communities are making up the new workforce. Employees are multi-generational, cross cultural, of all different abilities, and global -- and they all bring something valuable to the table. 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.

Asha Castleberry, U.S. National Security Expert, Military Veteran
Bernadette Aulestia, President of Global Distribution, HBO
Ruthie Ackerman, Deputy Editor, Women@Forbes

Ask: how will we adapt? Share
Panel

Finding Courage to Endure the Beauty of Adversity

Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon Survivor, Ballroom Dancer, Blade Runner, Global Advocate for Amputee Rights

Can't Wait? Share Share
Action Speaker
5:35 PM

Closing Remarks

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

Highlights from last year's #MobilizeWomen:



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