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Mobilize Women 2019: A Summit Hosted by Ellevate Network

New York, NY • June 21, 2019

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.

Friday, June 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.

Topics we’ll cover

Changing the Culture of Business (From Inside Out)

How can you use your social capital inside your organization? Sometimes we think change has to come from those at the top, but what is the impact middle managers, first time managers, and those coming up the ranks can have in the culture of business? And how can we support them along the way.

Intersectional Identities 

Diversity has become a buzzword today--but when people talk about diversity they tend to focus on a few things — and many of these things are rooted in stereotypes. The reality is diversity has many layers, and it’s this intersectionality which makes us all different. How can we work to eradicate these stereotypes when we talk about diversity and use this mindset to help us shape a truly inclusive future?

Tackling The World's Biggest Problems 

Global warming, trash island, natural disasters.... there are so many destructive things that humans have done to world that seem irreversible, and have devastating effects on our future generations. Luckily for us, the this session focuses on tackling the big issues at hand, and how you can work towards a better future every day and provide real solutions to real problems - no matter what sector you are in.

Innovating The Future

They say that children are the future for a reason —they are not as restricted by the ideas many adults have that hold us back from thinking in an innovative, unique way, the world is limitless to them. We’ve learned through recent events that kids bring smart solutions to problems, prompting us to ask:“Why didn’t we think of that before?”

Other Topics You Don't Want to Miss 

  • Removing The Silence (Courageous Conversations 3.0)
  • The Power of Empathy
  • Starting a Revolution (#RedefineActivism)

More to Come...

Speakers and full agenda to be announced!

Register for the Mobilize Women Livestream here.

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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   

Mini Panel

Tackling The World's Biggest Problems 

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

Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B-Lab


Action Speaker: Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi, NYTimes best-selling Author, Digital Strategist, Podcast Host

Action Speaker

Followed by: Networking Break

9:55 AM

Lifetime Income Protection

Presented by 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

Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce


Intersectional Identities

Halima Aden, Model, UNICEF Ambassador

Rachel Cargle, Writer, Lecturer

Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Environment & Climate Correspondent, VICE News Tonight on HBO

Mini Panel

Followed by: Lunch and Networking Break

1:30 PM

Action Speaker: Stacey Flowers 

Stacey Flowers, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist

Action Speaker

Starting A Revolution 

Bev Gooden, Activist, Creator of #WhyIStayed

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

DeRay McKesson, Civil Rights Activist


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, CEO, Ellevest and Chair, Ellevate Network


Followed by: Networking Break

3:20 PM

Action Speaker: Haben Girma 

Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer, Author, Speaker

Action Speaker

Removing the Silence 

Melanie Strong, VP / GM Nike Skateboarding

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

Mini Panel

Resilience and Mental Strength 

Janae Marie Kroc, World champion powerlifter

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

Mini Panel

Closing Keynote: Sallie Krawcheck 

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest and Chair, Ellevate Network

Action Speaker
5:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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