Agenda


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2:15 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

THE BIG IDEA
Four founders share how they built their companies, from inception to today—and offer tips and tactics for being more innovative and scrappy no matter the size of your company.
Hosted by Bank of America
Christina Stembel, Founder and CEO, Farmgirl Flowers
Selina Tobaccowala, Chief Executive Officer, Gixo
Moderator: Claire Zillman, Editor, Fortune
Introduction: A-T Connell, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Bank of America

LIFE INSIDE THE BOARDROOM
Join seasoned directors of public and private company boards in a candid discussion about how to join a board, the ins and outs of serving on one, and how to maximize your impact on the company—and on your own career.
Heather Mirjahangir Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO, Solv Health; Board Member, Atlassian
Melody McCloskey, Founder and CEO, StyleSeat
Kate Richard, Founder and CEO, Warwick Energy Group
Jennifer Tejada, Chief Executive Officer, PagerDuty; Member of the Board, The Estée Lauder Companies
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, Executive Director, Fortune MPW Summits and Live Content

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND YOU
From genomics to fertility to sleep, we explore the cutting-edge advancements in healthcare and wellness—and hear compelling personal stories of overcoming the odds.
Lauren Berson, Vice President and Head of Strategic Growth, WW International
Alejandra Campoverdi, Founder, The Well Woman Coalition
Claire Tomkins, Founder and CEO, Future Family
Moderator: Erika Fry, Senior Writer, Fortune

WOMEN IN NEWS LOOK BACK AT 2018
It was the Year of the Woman. It was a year of even more political upheaval. And if you work in news, it was a whirlwind. Three top newsroom executives weigh in on the highs, lows, and most memorable moments of covering 2018.
Alison Brower, Deputy Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter
Tina Exarhos, Chief Content Officer, NowThis
Joanne Griffith, Assistant Managing Editor, Digital, Marketplace
Maeve Reston, National Political Reporter, CNN
Jessica Yellin, former Chief White House Correspondent, CNN; Founder, #NewsNotNoise
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Executive Director, MPW Next Gen; Senior Editor at Large, Fortune

3:30 PM
WELCOME AND NEXT GEN “BIG GET TO KNOW YOU”

Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

4:20 PM
FIXING THE FUNDING GAP

Women and minority groups have been overlooked and left behind when it comes to venture funding. Hear from the upstart VC and top corporate executive who have teamed up to try to change that—and ensure capital finds its way to a more diverse set of entrepreneurs.
Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Co-chair, MPW Next Gen; Senior Writer, Fortune

4:40 PM
LEADING WITH AUTHENTICITY

The overseer of such brands as Cinnabon and Jamba Juice on the future of restaurants, her unconventional path to the top, and how an open leadership style has propelled her career.
Kat Cole, President and COO, Focus Brands
Interviewer: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

5:00 PM
RECIPES FOR SUCCESS

The founder of the dessert sensation on taking risks, being bold, and rethinking the conventions of your brand.
Christina Tosi, Chef, Founder, and Owner, Milk Bar
Interviewer: Beth Kowitt, Co-chair, MPW Next Gen; Senior Writer, Fortune

5:20 PM
CULTURE, E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY

How Emily Weiss created a beauty industry juggernaut—and built a new kind of tech company—by focusing on people and relationships over product.
Emily Weiss, Founder and CEO, Glossier
Interviewer: Kristen Bellstrom, Deputy Digital Editor, The Broadsheet; Co-chair, MPW Next Gen, Fortune

5:40 PM
SPOILING FOR A FAIR FIGHT

After her history-making run for Governor of Georgia—and her barn burning “non-concession” speech—the former Democratic Leader of the Georgia House talks about what’s next, including her new organization that’s taking on voter suppression.
Stacey Abrams, Founder and Chair, Fair Fight
Interviewer: Beth Kowitt, Fortune
Introduction: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune

6:00 PM
RECEPTION
7:00 PM
An Evening with Next Gen Chefs

Camille Cogswell, Zahav, Philadelphia, PA
Jaclyn Corrales, Raya, Laguna Niguel, CA
Suzanne Cupps, The Whitney, New York, NY
Diana Dávilo, Mi Tocaya Antojeria, Chicago, IL
Kristen Kish, Arlo Grey, Austin, TX
Natasha Pickowicz, Flora Bar and Café Altro Paradiso, New York, NY
Julia Sullivan, Henrietta Red, Nashville, TN
Kate Williams, Lady of the House, Detroit, MI

9:00 PM
CLOSE

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

6:30 AM
Gixo HIIT + Yoga Power

Get moving with a fast-moving mix of interval training and power yoga. All body types and fitness levels are encouraged to attend.

7:00 AM
SOLUTIONS DESK OPEN
7:50 AM
MPW PROGRAM BREAKFAST WORKSHOPS

DIVERSITY 2.0
In a post-#MeToo world, how do we turn crisis into opportunity and create real, practical strategies for building diverse and inclusive workplaces? Hear from three experts on the best new practices for building cultures in which everyone can thrive.
Hosted by Johnson & Johnson
Molly Ford, Senior Director, Global Equity Programs, Salesforce
Rashida Hodge, Vice President, Watson Strategic Partnerships, IBM
Bärí Williams, Vice President, Legal, Business and Policy, All Turtles
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune
Introduction: Duda Kertész,, President, U.S. HealthE, Johnson & Johnson

LEADING WITH PURPOSE
More and more, employees want to work for companies who serve a greater social mission. Hear from women prioritizing purpose and building and ingraining it into their corporate cultures.
Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Communities, Facebook
Kara Gustafson, Head, Community Impact, SoulCycle
Sarah Heck, Head of Entrepreneurship, Stripe
Melissa Hobley, Chief Marketing Officer, OKCupid
Virginia Tenpenny, Executive Director, The Starbucks Foundation; Vice President, Global Social Impact, Starbucks
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune

WINNING THE TALENT WAR
Recruiting and retaining the best and brightest has never been more challenging—or more important. Three experts share their strategies.
Ghazal Asif, Vice President, Worldwide Channels, AppDynamics
Maryanne Caughey, Head of Talent, Gusto
Kathryn Minshew, Founder and CEO, The Muse
Moderator: Claire Zillman, Fortune

WOMEN INVESTING IN WOMEN
Women get just 2% of VC funding and account for about 6% of venture capitalists. But those numbers are growing, thanks in large part to women investing in one another. We’ll talk about how to pitch investors—and how to become one yourself.
Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Managing Director and Head, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs
Nisha Dua, Partner, BBG Ventures
Jackie Klaber, Head of Opportunistic Investing, Rockefeller Capital
Linnea Roberts, Founder and CEO, GingerBread Capital
Moderator: Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune

8:40 AM
SWITCH BREAK
8:55 AM
WELCOME

Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

9:00 AM
BREAKING BANKING’S BARRIERS

One of the most powerful women in banking—and the first African-American to hold her position—on her career path, reducing inequities on Wall Street, and leading JPMorgan’s massive retail expansion.
Thasunda Duckett, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Interviewer: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

9:20 AM
FROM $500 TO A BILLION DOLLAR BRAND

One of America’s most successful self-made female entrepreneurs on starting and growing her eponymous jewelry company—and how giving back has been part of her mission from day one.
Kendra Scott, Designer and CEO, Kendra Scott
Interviewer: Pattie Sellers, Fortune

9:40 AM
WEDDING (INDUSTRY) CRASHER

Inside the startup disrupting the $72 billion wedding industry.
Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-founder and CEO, Zola
Interviewer: Claire Zillman, Fortune

9:50 AM
TALENT TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES

Two seasoned HR leaders from big-name brands share their best practices for building a more inclusive workplace and tapping into non-traditional talent.
Stephanie Lundquist, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Target
Felicia Mayo, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion and General & Administration HR, Tesla
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Fortune

10:10 AM
A #METOO ICON LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

Anita Hill reflects on what has—and hasn’t—changed in the 27 years since she testified at the Clarence Thomas hearings. After a year of big gains AND big setbacks for women, where do we go from here?
Anita Hill, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies, Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Interviewer: Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune

10:30 AM
REFRESHMENT AND SWITCH BREAK
11:00 AM
MPW PROGRAM BREAKOUT CONCURRENT SESSIONS

MARKETING MASTER CLASS
Four pros reveal the best new practices for steering a company’s message in turbulent, fast-moving times—and divulge their secrets for building a lasting brand in the 21st century.
Jenny Campbell, Chief Marketing Officer, Tinder
Monica Long, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Ripple
Emily Silver, Vice President and General Manager, The Hive, PepsiCo
Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Carbon
Moderator: Claire Zillman, Fortune

THE PROMISE AND THE POWER OF AI
Leaders on the front lines of the AI revolution explain what all the fuss is about and share in-depth examples of its potential—and its risks.
Hosted by Accenture
Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and CEO, Affectiva
Vidhya Ramalingham, Founder, Moonshot CVE
Navrina Singh, Principal Product Lead, Microsoft AI, Microsoft
Inhi Cho Suh, General Manager, Customer Engagement, IBM Watson
Moderator: Jen Wieczner, Senior Writer; Co-founding Editor, The Ledger, Fortune
Introduction: Mary Hamilton, Managing Director, Accenture Technology

THE OPERATORS
The role of the chief operating officer is becoming increasingly important and visible—and female. Could it be a path to the corner office for more women?
Hosted by Elementum
Alda Leu Dennis, General Partner (previously COO), Initialized Capital
Deeptha Khanna, President, Global Baby Care; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc.
Sima Sistani, Co-founder and COO, Houseparty
Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune
Introduction: Mini Peiris, Chief Marketing Officer, Elementum

REINVENTING BIG RETAIL
Tales from the trenches about how the operators of some of America’s largest brick-and-mortar stores are remaking themselves for the e-commerce era.
Hosted by Herman Miller
Sumaiya Balbale, Vice President, E-Commerce, Mobile and Digital Marketing, Walmart US
Krystal Zell, Vice President, Customer, Home Depot
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, Fortune
Introduction: Elaine Gerbers, Director of Materials, Herman Miller

11:50 AM
SWITCH BREAK
12:05 PM
ONE ON ONE

Katie Hill, U.S. Representative-elect, California’s 25th Congressional District
Interviewer: Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune

12:25 PM
THE FUTURE OF FOOD

How new technologies and changing consumer tastes are disrupting what, where and how we eat—and creating opportunity for Big Food and startups alike.
Lucy Brady, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, McDonald’s
Sarah Mastrorocco, Vice President, Business Development, Instacart
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, Fortune

12:40 PM
ONE ON ONE

Christina Hagan, (R), Member, Ohio House of Representatives for the 50th District
Interviewer: Beth Kowitt, Fortune

1:00 PM
LUNCH
2:20 PM
SWITCH BREAK
2:35 PM
ALEXA, MODERATE THIS CONVERSATION

The executive responsible for bringing the Amazon Echo to life on where she—and her popular voice-enabled assistant—plan on taking us in the future.
Toni Reid, Vice President, Alexa Experience and Echo Devices, Amazon
Interviewer: Molly Wood, Host, Marketplace Tech, Marketplace

2:50 PM
VENTURE CAPITAL REBOOTS

Hear from three general partners how #metoo, shifting investing trends and an increasingly competitive landscape are transforming venture funding.
Connie Chan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Beth Ferreira, General Partner, FirstMark Capital
Maha Ibrahim, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

3:05 PM
FIXING FACEBOOK

At a time when the social media giant is increasingly scrutinized, we talk with the woman tasked with setting the company’s global policies—deciding which types of content are and aren’t allowed on the platform.
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy, Facebook
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

3:20 PM
BEYOND BITCOIN: HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS CHANGING BUSINESS

The Bitcoin bubble may be deflating, but the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is only gaining ground inside Fortune 500 companies and beyond. What’s the future of blockchain? And how does crypto fit in?
Kathleen Breitman, President, Coase
Christine Moy, Blockchain Program Lead, J.P. Morgan Chase
Moderator: Jen Wieczner, Fortune

3:35 PM
GOING DIRECT

We talk with three women at the center of the hottest sector in retail about the opportunities and challenges in creating brands from scratch, skipping the store, and sending products right to the customer’s doorstep.
Sarah Flint, Creative Director and CEO, Sarah Flint
Ariel Kaye, Founder and CEO, Parachute
Susan Tynan, Founder and CEO, Framebridge
Moderator: Julia Boorstin, Media and Entertainment Reporter, CNBC

3:50 PM
NEXT GEN TOWN HALL: CHECKING FOR BLIND SPOTS

We’re on the path to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces. But along the way, how do we identify and address our individual blind spots? Join discussion leaders to create tangible takeaways for challenging our thinking and ensuring change and progress for all, not just for some.
Participants include:
Katrina Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Twitch
Karla Monterroso, Chief Executive Officer, Code2040
Leyla Seka, Executive Vice President, Salesforce Mobile
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Fortune

4:35 PM
ONE ON ONE & PERFORMANCE

Elle King
Interviewer: Leigh Gallagher, Fortune

5:10 PM
RECEPTION AND PARTY
7:15 PM
ADJOURN