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Mobilize Women 2019: A Summit Hosted by Ellevate Network

New York, NY

Ellevate’s 2019 Mobilize Women Summit will focus on providing a space for leaders with diverse perspectives to come together and share their take on how to build a more just and equitable world.

Fri, Jun 21, 2019 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM EDT

Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036

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It’s time to mobilize.

Mobilize Women is a movement based on Ellevate Network’s purpose of achieving equality for all through giving diverse voices, and particularly those of women, a seat at the table where decisions are made.

We believe that when ambitious professional women who share our values get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world.

To us, that means more opportunities for everyone. It means no more harassment. It means equal pay. It means a fair shake at success. It means access to the resources you need, wherever and whoever you are.

We know women are powerful, now it’s time to use that power to build the world we want to see. It’s time to mobilize.

Just announced: Mobilize Women 2019 Agenda 

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Full Agenda

8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

The Power of Empathy

Ajay Banga, CEO, Mastercard

Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America   

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

Mini Panel

Tackling The World's Biggest Problems 

Cara Chacon, Vice President, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Patagonia

Esha Chhabra, Journalist

Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B-Lab

Melissa D. Ho, Senior Vice President, Fresh Water and Food, WWF


Disability is Opportunity for Innovation

Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer, Author, Speaker

Action Speaker

Followed by: Networking Break

10:25 AM

Closing the Confidence Gap

Caroline Feeney, CEO of Individual Solutions, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Action Speaker

Innovating the Future

Ashley Voisin, Entrepreneur, engineer, designer

Taylor Richardson, Astronaut StarBright; advocate, speaker, philanthropist

Meridith Maskara, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Mini Panel

Changing the Culture of Business 

Kiersten Barnet, Global Head of Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg

Susan Lee, Chief People Officer, SeatGeek

Rachel Sklar, Co-Founder, Change the Ratio, The

Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce


Intersectional Identities

Halima Aden, Model, UNICEF Ambassador

Rachel Cargle, Writer, Lecturer

Mini Panel
12:30 PM

Lunch Breakout Sessions

1st Floor Breakout: Ellevate's Signature Mentoring Meetup

2nd Floor Breakout: "Is Your Financial House in Order?" led by Silvia Tergas, Financial Professional, Prudential Financial, Inc.

1:45 PM

Welcome Remarks

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

POWER of Happiness

Stacey Flowers, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist

Action Speaker

Starting A Revolution 

Susan Chira, Editor-in-Chief, The Marshall Project

Bev Gooden, Activist Creator of #WhyIStayed

Emily Ladau,  Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights; Disability Rights Activist

DeRay McKesson, Civil Rights Activist

2:45 PM

Courage to Lead 

Shareen Luze, Senior Director, Human Resources, RBC Wealth Management – U.S.

Action Speaker

Finding My Voice 

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation and ATTN:

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


Followed by: Networking Break

3:50 PM

Removing the Silence 

Adama Iwu, Vice President State Government & Community Relations, Visa Inc.

Melanie Strong, VP / GM Nike Skateboarding

Elizabeth Rowe, Principal Flute, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mini Panel

Speaking Truth to Power

Luvvie Ajayi, NY Times best-selling Author, Digital Strategist, Podcast Host

Action Speaker

Resilience and Mental Strength 

Sian Beilock, President, Barnard College at Columbia University

Janae Marie Kroc, World champion powerlifter

Ericka Kelly, 17th Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Reserve 

Mini Panel

International Woman of Change Award

Hannah Beachler, Academy Award Winning Production Designer

Closing Keynote: Sallie Krawcheck 

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

Action Speaker
5:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

Get Introduced to the Women You Should Know

We help our members connect with specific attendees who share their industry and life experiences.

Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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Maricella Herrera Avila

VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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Community Discussion
Sarah Neville

I can feel the energy of this event waaaay in advance, just reading this! Imagine the power when it's actually LIVE! Get ready....

December 10, 2018

Kirsten Penaloza

Hey Sarah - we hear you! The excitement here at Ellevate is real and we are looking forward to another amazing summit!

January 4, 2019

Sharon Podobnik Peterson

Will there be scholarship opportunities in order to open this experience up to a diverse strata of women, including those who might not be able to pay out-right?

January 24, 2019

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

This looks wonderful. Hope to speak at it and also bring a panel of women from VT who are taking big steps in this brave little state to close the pay gap.

January 31, 2019

Rebecca Tankersley

Is there any info on the executive level meet up?

June 6, 2019

Kristi Hemmer

I'm excited to cheer on Shareen Luze and learn from and meet other "Ellevated" women.

February 27, 2019

Fran Garvey

Last year's Summit was fantastic - looking forward to another great day of inspiration and actionable take-aways. Thrilled to be part of this realm of helping women navigate (and "ellevate") their careers!

February 27, 2019

Penne Crews

This will be my first Summit so I am very excited to hear all of the speakers and meet others that share the same ambitions.

March 5, 2019

Shelene Dunn

Oh my, this seems very interesting. I would love to be a part of it and it gives me a chance to go back to NYC! I know they will give a way so much knowledge, I've got to be there. I can't wait to connect with everyone on the Ellevate platform. #HappyNetworking #WAR aka "Women Are Rising"

March 6, 2019

Gail Mattson

Really liked the energy in the room and was very impressed with a number of the speakers. Would highly recommend to my friends and business associates next year. As a seasoned senior executive, would gladly answer questions about working as an engineer and being the "only woman in the room" for most of my career.

July 1, 2019

Andrea Stevenson Conner

I Just received a text asking if I'm attending Thursday event from a friend about the executive level meet up, when and how will we know the details?

June 19, 2019