In a recent publication by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, it was found that gender diversity at top management levels improves companies’ financial performance - yet the numbers show that we're far behind in hitting goals of balancing leadership roles. Join a panel of leaders from design, tech and higher education for presentations and a town hall discussion to develop goals and practices to move toward leadership equality.
6:00pm: Doors open; check in
6:30pm: co:here talks
Amelie Lamont, Product Designer, New York TImes
Brooke Ellis, Executive Director of UX & Design, Condé Nast
Irina Krechmer, Vice President of Engineering, XO Group, Inc.
Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-Lead + Executive Director, IDEO.org
Juliette Melton, Global Consumer Insights, New York Times
Nancy Hechinger, ITP Program Faculty, New York University
Jessica Bates, Motivate Design
Natalie Miranda, Head of Customer Success AMERICAS, LinkedIn
Shannon McGarity, Director of Interaction Design, Cooper
Master of Ceremonies: Kellie Gould, Editor in Chief, XO Group, Inc.
7:30pm: Town Hall discussion led by Jen Zhao of Cooper
Event Host Committee:
Tammy Su, Cooper
Apriel Biggs, Director, Change Management & Technology Adoption, Cushman & Wakefield
Jamie Brilliant, Entertainment Attorney, Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson
Lindsay Burstedt, Expansion Manager, Peerspace
Samantha Clark, Product Designer, Exeq Institutional
Jessica Greco, Director of Product Design, Pager
Vicky Kennedy, Technological Program Manager, Knowledge Management, Facebook
Kristin Lee, ASDP Analyst, Accenture
Margaret Shear, Design Director, Digital Strategy & Initiatives, Condé Nast
Catarina Tsang, Digital Design Director, XO Group, Inc.
Stacy Gorelik, Director, Software Engineering, XO Group, Inc.
Fern Diaz, Senior Communications Manager, Huge
Mabel Liang, Co-Founder, Monkey Republic Design
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co:here is a series of leadership forums and town halls that activate communities to devise plans, policies and practices to increase the leadership representation of women and people of color in design, tech and creative services organizations.