The September 2013 Women Leadership Summit is a three day collaboration of over 100 organizations. Taking place in New York City, it brings together 60 speakers in order to foster awareness and implement change through women empowerment. The event features CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other inspiring women from a plethora of industries. All bring their own personal and professional experiences as innovators, trail blazers, and leaders–and all hope to see change for this deeply entrenched, industry-wide issue.
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Location: Cooley, Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 46th Floor, New York, NY 10036
|9:00 am||Presenting Women in Leadership|
|9:45 am||Women in Advertising: Leading in the Advertising Age
Keynote: Daina Middleton, CEO, Performics
"Nurturists: The Power of Women Leaders in the Participation Age"
Suzanne Hader, Head of Digital Strategy, SelectNY
Leslie Deamer, Senior Vice President & Executive Interactive Producer, Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Jaclyn Ciamillo, Global Partnership Director, Hyper Island
|10:45 am||Women in Finance: Empowered with Purpose
Keynote: Jen Groover, Host of PBS special “Empowered”, CEO, Groover Media
Moderator: Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer, Forbes contributing writer
Edith O’Donnell, CEO, Lyons Mortgage
Jennifer Cole, Managing Director, BNY Mellon
|12:00 pm||Breaking into the Boardroom
Keynote: Susan Engel, Board of Directors, Wells Fargo and SuperValu
Moderator: Marilyn Nagel, CEO, Watermark
Donna Hamlin, CEO, Intrabond Capital
Sheila Ronning, CEO, Women in the Boardroom
Hope Taitz, Managing Partner, ELY Advisors
|1:15 am||Sally Helgesen, Top 15 leadership experts in the world
"Tapping the Power of the The Female Vision"
|1:35 pm||Women Science Leaders: Innovation in the Lab
Keynote: Rita King, Executive VP Business Development, Science House
"The Science of Navigating Leadership"
Moderator: Jennifer Lopez, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PopTech
Heather Berlin, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Denise Barbut, Founder & Chairman, Neurologic Enterprises, Inc.
|2:40 pm||Technology Innovators & Leaders: Change in the Digital Landscape
Keynote: Rachel Payne, CEO, FEM Inc.
"Women As GameChangers in Technology"
Moderator: Soraya Darabi, Founder, ZADY, Foodspotting
Maz Kessler, Founder, Catapult
Zoe Barry, CEO, ZappRx
Kathy Leake, CEO, LocalResponse
|3:45 pm||Women Fashion Leaders: Progressing Forward in the Industry
Keynote: Cindy Joseph, Writer, Supermodel, CEO, BOOM! by Cindy Joseph
"Going For It"
Moderator: Liz Bacelar, Founder, Decoded Fashion
Aliza Licht, SVP, Global Communications, Donna Karan International
Heather Marie, Founder & CEO, 72Lux, Inc.
|5:00 pm||Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations|
Location: Times Square, 47th St. & Broadway, near TKTS booth
|9:00 am||Presenting Women in Leadership|
|9:30 am||Women Leaders in Healthcare: Changing Times
Keynote: Summer Knight, MD, CEO, DSK Companies
Moderator: Milena Adamian, MD, Founder, Life Science Angel Network
Lynn Yeakel, Chair of 2020 Women, Health, and Leadership at Drexel School of Medicine
Michelle Snyder, Executive in Residence, InterWest Venture Partners
Lynne Kelly, MD, Vice President, World Wide Medical Affairs, Becton Dickinson
|10:45 am||Social Innovators and Policy Initiatives: Leading the World in Global Change
Keynote: Amy Siskind, President & Co-Founder, The New Agenda
"Yes, You Can Have It All"
Moderator: Susan Arnot Heaney, Former Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility, Avon
Nell Merlino, Founder, Count Me In
Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President, Take the Lead
Lisa Morales-Hellebo, Owner, LMH Consulting, Former Founder & CEO, Shopsy
|12:00 pm||Women Investors: Angels & Venture Capital
Keynote: Jeanne Sullivan, Managing Partner, Starvest Partners
"Isn't it about Time?"
Moderator: Adam Quinton, CEO, Lucas Point Ventures & Board Member, Astia
Inessa Obenhuber, Partner, Angel Investor, Seraph Group
Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures
Shai Goldman, Partner, 500 Startups
|1:05 pm||Mystery Speaker|
|1:35 pm||HRH Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite, MD, PhD, Princess of Iraq, Executive Director, Royal Academy of Science International Trust|
|2:15 pm||HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, Princess of Saudi Arabia|
|2:30 pm||The Leadership Imperative: Keys to Optimizing Your Brand’s Touch Point for Women
Keynote: Angela Leany, CMO, Harlem Globetrotters
Moderator: Laura Hinds, Founder, Women Luxury Guild
Linda Boff, Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing, General Electric
Sharon Wood, President, Stone Creek Marketing
Eliza Esquivel, Vice President, Global Brand Strategy, Mondelēz International
|3:45 pm||Women in Media: Celebrating Positive Change for Women
Keynote: Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder & COO, BlogHer.com
Moderator: Claudia Chan, Founder, SHE Summit, Former CEO, Shecky’s
Kristin Savilia, Executive Vice President of Sales, XO Group
Sharon Feder, Chief Digital Officer, Rachael Ray, Former COO, Mashable
Melinda Arons, Manager, Strategic Partner Development, TV and Film, Facebook
|5:00 pm||Tina Lifford, Creator, The Circle|
September 20 Location: Bank of America Tower, One Bryant Park, NYC
|9:30 am||A Force for Change: Introductions by Yao Huang|
|9:45 am||Joan Firestone, Former Executive Director, The Moth
"The Power of Storytelling"
|10:00 am||Amanda Steinberg, CEO, DailyWorth
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder, HerFuture.com
"Know Your Worth: Why Women Leaders Need to Value Themselves as Much as Their Causes"
|10:35 am||Liz Sarachek-Blacker, Chief Revenue Officer, Terra
"The Blueprint to Leadership: Taking Charge and Making it Happen"
|10:55 am||Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo League
"The Future of Women's Leadership"
|11:15 am||Shelly Porges, National Finance Co-Chair, Ready for Hillary
"Unleashing Women's Economic Power: the Essential Role of Men"
|11:35 am||Radhika Mehta-Sharan, Vice President, Merrill Lynch
|11:55 am||Jodi Kahn
"Wielding Your Natural Talent and Innate Instincts"
|12:15 pm||Nell Merlino, Founder and President, Count Me In
"It is Time for Feminine Bias"
|12:35 pm||Alexandra Akira, CEO, Next Level Productions
“Embracing Change and Empowering Yourself and Others Around You”
|12:55 pm||Pattie Simone, Founder, WomenCentric
"Voice Power: A Path to Your Success"
|1:15 pm||Carrie Farrell, Head of Talent, Google Ventures
"The Value of Women Leadership in Building Companies"
|1:35 pm||Carol Koh Evans, Chief Operating Officer, XO Group
“Start, Stop, Continue”
|1:55 pm||Lauren Book, Founder, Lauren's Kids
"Between Your Commas"
|2:15 pm||Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President, Take the Lead
"Take the Lead: A Call to Action"
|2:35 pm||Matti Navellou, Women's Equality and Family Planning Campaign Manager, Global Poverty Project|
|2:55 pm||Maya Baratz, Head of Innovation and Products, ABC News|
|3:15 pm||Cassandra Freeman, Actor, Activist, Genuine Know-how Training and Communications
"Becoming a Magnet for Success in a Competitive World"
|3:35 pm||Carole Hyatt, Founder, The Leadership Forum
"The Rocky Road to Success"
|3:55 pm||Reshma Saujani, Candidate for New York City Public Advocate, Founder, Girls Who Code|
|4:15 pm||Ambassador Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Kenyan Ambassador, Founder, Women’s Democracy Network
"Negotiations and Diplomacy: A Woman's Approach"
|4:35 pm||Ambassador Simona Miculescu, Ambassador for the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations|