October 1 – 2
1 PM – 5 PM ET

October 1

Day 1: Collaboration

1:00 PM Welcome: Equal Position, Pay and Power for All Business Women
Edie Fraser, CEO Women Business Collaborative (WBC)
Lynne Born, Board Member, Strategic Chair, WBC
1:15 PMNine Action Initiatives Collaboration Reports: Women in Leadership Positions
CEO Leadership: Lorraine Hariton, President & CEO, Catalyst & Kimber Maderazzo, Chairman of the Board, C200
Women In C-Suite: Subha Barry, President, Working Mother Media
Women in Boardroom: Ana Dutra, CEO, Mandala Global Associates
1:45 PMNine Action Initiatives Collaboration Reports: Women and Capital
Women Entrepreneurs & Access to Capital: Monica Smiley, Editor and Publisher, Enterprising Women
Women in Capital & Finance: Alexandra Jung, Senior Advisor & Former Head of Europe, Oak Hill Advisors
2:15 PM Nine Action Initiatives Collaboration Reports: Parity, Equity & Inclusion, and Pipeline
Gender & Pay Parity: Michele Hirshman, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, LLP;
Beth Kent, Executive Director, Paradigm for Parity Coalition
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Rohini Anand, Sr. Adviser to the UN, Catalyst and WBC;
Deb Munster, Executive Director Diversity Best Practices
Women in Technology: Christine Bongard, President, The WIT Network;
Viola Maxwell-Thompson, President and CEO Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF)
Learning & Development: Tacy Byham, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer Development Dimensions International (DDI);
Dr. Rosina Racioppi, President and CEO Women Unlimited, Inc.
2:55 PMBreak
3:10 PM Tech Leaders as Champions of Change
Moderator: Melissa Peak, Global Lead, Workforce Strategy, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WBC Board Member
Barbie Bigelow, CEO, Emerald Growth Partners, LLC; WBC Advisory Council
Karla Bousqet, Vice President, Client Executive Marketing and Global Recognition Programs, IBM; WBC Advisory Council
Michael Miley, Director, Professional Services, World Wide Public Sector, AWS
3:45 PMWBC Trailblazer Award Keynote: Business Leadership Forward, Together
Judee von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair, Diversified Search and Founding Sponsor of WBC
4:00 PMSalute to WBC’s Corporate Sponsors
Michael Norris, WBC Board Member
4:10 PMAcceleration: #FasterTogether
Lisa Jacobs, Partner, DLA Piper LLP; WBC Board Member
Connie McGee, Senior Sales Director – US East, Microsoft; WBC Advisory Council
4:15 PMNetworking, Collaboration, and Acceleration

October 2

Day 2: The Movement

12:30 PMWelcome: A Focus on Our Movement
Felicity Hassan, Managing Director,US, Audeliss, WBC Board Member
Sharon Reynolds, President/CEO, DevMar Products, WBC Board Member
Andi Simon, CEO Simon Associates, WBC Advisory
12:45 PMCorporate Drivers of Change
Moderators: Rohini Anand & Johanna (Jose) Zeilstra
Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, TCS; WBC Board Member
Meena Krishnan, CEO, Inoventures; WBC Advisory Council
Astha Malik, VP, GTM Strategy, Planning and Enablement, Zendesk
Gerri Mason-Hall, Chief Diversity and CSR Officer, Sodexo; WBC Advisory Council
Kerri Palmer, SVP, Risk Management, Capital One
1:45 PMChallenge to Lead and Accelerate
Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
2:00 PMCEO Awardee Panel: Gender and Diversity Excellence
Moderators: Robert Reiss, CEO Forum and Becky Shambaugh, Shambaugh Leadership
Bruce Broussard, President and CEO, Humana
Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair, Mastercard
Dave Ricks, Chair and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM WBC Advisors and Leaders: A Movement for Change
WBC Advisory Council
Dara Klein, Managing Director, Kaplan Partners
Mendy Mazzo, Corporate Senior Vice President – National Business Development, Skanska
Winslow Sargeant, Senior Advisor for Globalization and Head of Capital Markets, Genaesis
WBC Leaders Council
Andrea Conner, CEO, Stevenson-Conner Global Strategies
Dr. Kim Grimes, Director of Projects and Programs, Lead Co-Chair WBC
Julie Kantor, President and CEO Twomentor
3:45 PMCities Joining the Movement: Nashville
Introduction: Sharon Reynolds, Founding Chair, WBC Nashville
Linda Peek-Schacht, Co-chair WBC Nashville
Pat Shea, President and CEO, Givful; Co-chair WBC Nashville
3:55 PM WBC Trailblazer Award Keynote: Resilience and Inclusion to Achieve Success
Introduction: Deb Clary, Humana Leadership Institute
Bonnie St. John, Former Paralympic Skier, Author and Public Speaker
4:15 PMClosing Celebration: A Call to Action