The Information's 2020 WTF Summit

The Information's 2020 WTF Summit

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The Information's WTF is an intimate summit and ongoing membership community of women from the tech, media and finance industries.

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The Information’s WTF Summit for Women in Tech, Media and Finance

The Information's WTF is an intimate summit and ongoing membership community of women from the tech, media and finance industries. We host the event with a singular focus: empower women to become the business leaders of tomorrow. Through hosting thought provoking discussion and fostering lasting connections among attendees, we aim to advance the careers of participants and help them excel in an ever changing business world.

Join high-powered female executives and leaders as they share what it takes to lead billion dollar companies, and drive global innovation and social change during unprecedented times. We will also host networking sessions, giving attendees from both coasts the opportunity to connect and learn from fellow business leaders.

The agenda is shaping up to be spectacular, as we are fortunate to highlight amazing female leaders from across the country and across industries, including: 

  • Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and founder of and
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, whose organization the Emerson Collective is having an extraordinary impact across industries, including the media industry.
  • Julia Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite, who quickly adapted to the disruption COVID created in the live events industry.
  • Francoise Brougher, a technology executive and former COO of Pinterest who has also held key roles at Google and Square.
  • Maxine Williams, the Chief Diversity Officer of Facebook, will share her thoughts as her company is navigating crisis and employee dissent regarding issues related to racism and freedom of speech.
  • Jenna Lyons, the former president and executive creative director of J. Crew, will talk about starting a new business in the age of direct-to-consumer everything.
  • Emily Weiss, the CEO and founder of Glossier, will join us to discuss the explosive growth of her business and its expansion.
  • Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of Advertising & Client Partnerships for NBCUniversal, will discuss how advertising is evolving with the boom in streaming services.
  • DeDe Lea, who oversees public and government relations at ViacomCBS, will share her thoughts about what the election could mean for big media.
  • Kerry D. Chandler, Chief Human Resources Officer at Endeavor, will share her thoughts as the global entertainment and sports company is getting back to business after the pandemic shut down production and live events.
  • Maria Renz, EVP and Group Business Unit Leader at SoFi and former VP of Global Delivery Experience for Amazon.
  • One of Washington D.C.'s most influential public affairs advisors —Heather Podesta —will be joining us from Washington, D.C. to discuss the presidential election and the battle between Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley.
  • Three amazing female editors —The 19th’s Emily Ramshaw, Business Insider’s Alyson Shontell and CNN’s Mitra Kalita —will address the challenges and opportunities ahead for quality journalism.
  • Heidi Zak, the CEO and Co-founder of ThirdLove, will walk us through the future of commerce and how and why she took on Victoria’s Secret.

See the full speaker lineup and agenda here

When you purchase a ticket, you’ll have access to:

  • Two action packed days of content + recordings if you can't attend a session live.
  • A directory of all attendees, including contact information (with permission!) so you can network with each other once the event concludes.
  • Networking coffee chats and cocktail parties (online!) as well as time for informal group discussions on a variety of topics.
  • "Speed dating" networking sessions with other attendees 1:1 for 3-minute video chats. You'll be able to continue the convo later and request a private video chat should you wish.
  • Exclusive swag to use during the event (hint: you'll want to use it!).

Due to ongoing concern around COVID-19 and public gatherings, we are pivoting to a virtual event and will make all of the fantastic content available in an online format so attendees can participate from wherever!

---Tickets are non-transferable. Please note, as an attendee you'll be included in the event's attendee list. 

Thank you to our event partners, Roku, The Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco, Tenfore Holdings, Goldman Sachs, and Intuit.

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