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2019 Agenda Theme:

Unleashing Influence

Leading change to create more thriving and equitable workplaces, industries and communities for our future, while optimizing mental health and personal and family well-being–is some of the HARDEST work ahead of us, but it doesn’t have to be. Our 2019 theme will focus on UNLEASHING INFLUENCE – what pressing issues and innovations need your influence, how to cultivate the internal tools and leadership to influence, and how we can lead in a way so our whole-lives thrive.

Day One

When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion today, what does it take to reimagine this work? How do we take actionable steps but also build more nuanced approaches to addressing and interrupting bias and true equity within our workplaces and cultures. How do we define true equity that is not only measured but also experienced and felt? How do we cultivate the next level courage and community to do this work.


8:00am - 9:00 am 

Step 1: Understanding & Unleashing Your Influence

How We Rise As a New Generation of Leaders and Influencers

9:00 am - 9:30 am

  • Claudia Chan, Creator of S.H.E. Summit & the How We Rise Course & Book


Audience Participation Exercise: Defining Your Purpose Over the Next Two Days

9:30 am - 9:40 am

  • Jesse Harless, Facilitator

Step 2: Visioning Your Work As Your Greatest Vehicle for Impact

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Culture: From Innovations to Actionable Steps We Can All Take

9:40 am - 10:30 am


The Private Sector's New Super Power: Changing the World

10:30 am - 11:00 am


Engaging Men in the #Metoo/#TimesUp Era

11:00 am - 11:10 am 


Men & Allyship: The Next Conversation

11:10 am - 11:50 am


Message from Our Lunch Partner: Prudential Advisors

11:50 am - 11:53 am


Exercise for Lunch Breakout Session

11:53 am - 12:00 pm



12:00pm - 1:00pm Attendees will be assigned to restaurants for a curated lunch networking session

Step 3: Influencing & Leading from Where We Are

The Rising Influence of Employment Resources (ERGs) and Effective Collaborations with Leadership

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Creating Inclusive Spaces: A Look at Structural Barriers, Language, Visuals to Messaging

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Step 4: Understanding the Past to Change the Future

Industry Spotlight: Breaking Barriers for Gender and Cultural Stereotyping in Hollywood

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm


Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global and Historic Look at Roots of Institutionalized Gendered Discrimination

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Step 5: Cultivating Next Level Courage & Community

 Remarkable Entrepreneurs & How They Scaled in Impact and Business

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Fireside Chat with Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code 
  • Moderated by Ali Marano, Global Head of Tech for Social Good 


4:30 pm - 4:40 pm


Community Building Tips to Kick Off Cocktail Reception

4:40 pm - 4:45 pm


5pm - 7pm

  • Community Building & Cocktail Reception presented by Bacardi 

Day Two

After learning about workplace and cultural issues we can unleash influence for, day 2 will cultivate your personal and whole life leadership so that you have the mental, physical and personal capacity to rise in leadership and impact. Joined by powerful educators, coaches and psychologists–this day will explore many of the invisible personal, health and family barriers rising that may be left out of culture, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. This day will equip you with internal and lifestyle tools and stories.


8:00am - 9:00 am 

Step 6: Naming & Transforming Internal Barriers

Audience Participation Exercise 

9:00 am - 9:10 am


How We Rise in Whole Life Leadership

9:10 am - 9:30 am

Everyone Has Mental Health: A Mind-Opening Look at GenZ to High Achieving Adults in the Workplace

9:30 am - 10:00 am


PSD: Patriarchy Stress Disorder - The Invisible Barriers to Women's Happiness & Fulfillment

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Courage and Creativity: Leadership Lessons from X's Moonshot Factory (Formerly Google X)

10:25 am - 10:55 am

  • Gina Rudan, Cultural Alchemist, X, the moonshot factory

Step 7: Driving Progress for Pay Equity and Our Worth

On Leading Our Financial Wellness

10:55 am - 11:10 am 


Driving Progress for Pay Equity & Our Worth 

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Negotiations Training: Ask For More

12:00 pm - 12:08 pm

Alex Carter, Professor, Columbia University



12:00pm - 1:00pm

Step 8: Creating Cultures for Whole-Life Success

 How Cultivating a Culture of Growth Benefits More than the Bottom Line

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm


How the Quest for Gender Equality Impacts Marriage and Families, And Vice Versa

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm


A Story of Hope & Perseverance, Kelly McLay, Mom, Wife & Marathoner 

1:50pm - 2:00 pm


The Impact of (In)fertility: Personally and at Work

2:00 pm - 2:45pm

How Companies Can Shine for Women: Recruitment, Retention to Returnship

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

  • Jennifer Gefsky, Co-Founder of Après & Co-Author of Your Turn: Careers, Kids, and Comebacks--A Working Mother's Guide 

What is Psychological Safety & How To Cultivate It At Work

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

Step 9: Next Steps & Committing to Influence in 2020

How To Be A True Influencer - On Courage, Calling and Contribution

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm

  • Rha Goddess, Hip-Hop Artist, Founder and CEO of Move the Crowd


Close & Next Steps for 2020

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Claudia Chan