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Speakers

  • Batouly Camara

    Founder & CEO of W.A.K.E. , Former UConn basketball player

  • Andrea Campbell

    Candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General

  • Jen Deaderick

    Author, She The People

  • Sarah Fay

    Managing Director, Glasswing Ventures

  • Yasmin Cruze Ferrine

    Co-Founder, Visible Hands

  • Yvonne Garcia

    Chief of Staff to CEO, State Street

  • Lulu Garcia-Navarro

    Peabody Award-winning Journalist, NYT

  • Jennifer Haigh

    Award-Winning Author, Mercy Street

  • Ruby Ibarra

    Rapper & Scientist

  • Karen Kaplan

    Chair & CEO, Hill Holliday

  • Kelsee Kimmell

    Singer, appearing in Broadway in Boston’s SIX: The Musical

  • Nadia Nazar

    Climate Change Activist

  • Sacha Pfeiffer

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist

  • Veronica Robles

    All-Female Mariachi

  • Eve Rodsky

    NYT Bestselling Author of Fair Play & Find Your Unicorn Space

  • Tobi Russell

    Chief People Officer, Public Consulting Group

  • Tia Thompson

    Vice President & Chief of Staff, Visible Hands

  • Laurie Weingart

    Professor of Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon, Author of The No Club

  • Lily Joy Winder

    Student & Native Activist

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Event Videos

  • Commanding the Stage
    Ruby Ibarra | Rapper, Producer & Director
    Lulu Garcia-Navarro | Interviewer | Peabody Award-winning Journalist, New York Times
  • The Good Fight
    Andrea Campbell | Democratic Nominee for Massachusetts Attorney General
  • You Say Yes, I Say No, No, No
    Laurie Weingart | Professor of Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon, Author of The No Club
  • Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.
    Kelsee Kimmell | Broadway Performer, SIX: The Musical
  • The Next Generation of Warriors
    Lily Joy Winder | Student, Native Activist
    Batouly Camara | Founder of W.A.K.E., Former UCONN basketball player
    Nadia Nazar | Artist, Climate change Activist
    Jen Deaderick | Interviewer | Author of She The People
  • Culture Wars on Mercy Street: Reproductive Rights
    Jennifer Haigh | Award-Winning Author, Mercy Street
    Sacha Pfeiffer | Interviewer | Pulitzer Prize, winning Journalist, NPR Correspondent
  • The Power of Age Diversity
    Tobi Russell | Introduction | Chief People Officer, Public Consulting Group
    Karen Kaplan | Moderator |Chair & CEO, Hill Holliday
    Yasmin Cruz Ferrine | Co-Founder, Visible Hands
    Sarah Fay | Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
    Yvonne Garcia | Chief of Staff to CEO, State Street
    Tia Thomson | VP & Chief of Staff, Visible Hands
  • Veronica Robles' All-Female Mariachi Band

Agenda

    • 10:00am
      Pre Conference Breakout Sessions
      • C-Speak Live Podcast

        Live Podcast with Andrea Silbert, President, EOS Foundation

        Attend a live PNC C-Speak Podcast featuring frank and lively conversations on leadership and life. This episode features Andrea Silbert, President, EOS Foundation. Andrea is one of the BBJ’s 2022 Power 50 Movement Makers, a list of community leaders whose work and actions are helping to shape a more equitable Boston. Podcast followed by audience Q+A.

      • Your Network is Your Everything

        Speed-Style Networking Session

        Moderators:
        Kate Ardini, Chief Marketing Officer, John Hancock
        Ashley DePaolo, President, CommCreative
        Annissa Essaibi George, Incoming President, and CEO, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
        Aisha Miller, Vice President, Related Beal
        Courteney Mitchell, Account Executive, Warner Bros. Discovery
        Kiran Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, ButcherBox
        Linda Champion, Asst. General Counsel, Workers Compensation Trust Fund

        Take an important step by attending this session and making some new connections. Join your fellow conference attendees, and a group of top executives who will moderate a speed-style networking session not solely focused on business, but instead on supporting you personally and professionally.

    • 11-11:30am
      Registration
    • 11:30am
      Seated Lunch
    • 12:15pm
      Welcome Remarks by Kathy Kiely

      President | The Ad Club

    • 12:30pm
      Commanding the Stage

      Ruby Ibarra | Rapper, Producer & Director
      Lulu Garcia-Navarro | Interviewer | Peabody Award-winning Journalist, New York Times

      Ruby Ibarra is a rapper, who until recently was also a scientist working on the development of COVID test kits. She is also an immigrant, and a passionate advocate for the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Her music is evocative, telling the stories of he journey and her family's journey. She will perform, and then be interviewed by award-winning New York Times jounalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

    • 1:10pm
      The Good Fight

      Andrea Campbell | Democratic Nominee for Massachusetts Attorney General

      Andrea is a survivor. She grew up in Roxbury, lost her mother at eight months old, and met her father for the first time at eight years old, when he was released from prison. Her brothers were court-involved, and her twin brother Andre died in the custody of the Department of Corrections as a pre-trial detainee. But she persevered. She went from Boston Latin School to Princeton to UCLA Law School, and was elected to the Boston City Council in 2015. Now she is the Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Massachusetts, who would be the first woman of color elected statewide if she wins. She'll tell her remarkable story of resilience.

    • 1:20pm
      Playing Fair: A Winning Strategy

      Eve Rodsky | NYT Bestselling Author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
      Joanna Bittle | Q+A | Agency Partner, CommCreative

      Eve Rodsky is working to change society one partnership at a time by coming up with a new 21st-century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering 2/3 or more of the unpaid domestic work and childcare for their homes and families. she will tell us about her gamified life-management system that helps partners rebalance their domestic workload and reimagine their relationship.

    • 1:45pm
      You Say Yes, I Say No, No, No

      Laurie Weingart | Professor of Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon, Author of The No Club

      The No Club started when four accomplished women, crushed by endless to-do lists, banded together to get their work lives under control. Running faster than ever, they still trailed behind male colleagues. And so, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them away from the work that mattered most to their careers. Professor Laurie Weingart was one of the four women, and she and her colleagues came together to write a book that reveals how their journey and subsequent groundbreaking research shows that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with “non-promotable work,” a tremendous problem we can—and must—solve.

    • 2:05pm
      Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

      Kelsee Kimmell | Broadway Performer, SIX: The Musical

      In Broadway In Boston’s production of SIX: The Musical, which opens in Boston November 9th, Jane Seymour is one of King Henry VIII’s wives - #3 in fact. You will recall that Jane is the one who gave him an heir – Edward VI – died of complications from (not for) childbirth. Broadway performer Kelsee Kimmell will share Jane’s HERstory through the song “Heart of Stone.”

    • 2:15pm
      COFFEE BREAK

      Book signing by Laurie Weingart in the Concourse

    • 2:50pm
      The Next Generation of Warriors

      Lily Joy Winder | Student, Native Activist
      Batouly Camara | Founder of W.A.K.E., Former UCONN basketball player
      Nadia Nazar | Artist, Climate change Activist
      Jen Deaderick | Interviewer | Author of She The People

      The future is female, and we would like to introduce you to a few of the young leaders moving us forward. Lily Joy Winder is a Native activist working to end the use of offesnive mascots in high school sports. Batouly Camara was a UConn basketball player who founded a non-profit organization that empowers women and girls. And Nadia Nazar is a climate activist who uses her art to express the urgency with which we must act to heal the planet. They will speak individually and then together, have a guided conversation led by Jen Deaderick, author of She The People.

    • 3:30pm
      Culture Wars on Mercy Street: Reproductive Rights

      Jennifer Haigh | Award-Winning Author, Mercy Street
      Sacha Pfeiffer | Interviewer | Pulitzer Prize, winning Journalist, NPR Correspondent

      Jennifer Haigh has written a remarkable work of fiction that seems very, very real. Weaving together the disparate perspectives of people on all sides of the reproductive justice culture wars, she paints a pciture of the intractible stalement that landed at the very moment Roe v. Wade was being dismantled. She will join in conversation with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, who was part of the team that exposed the Catholic priest child sex abuse scandal.

    • 4:00pm
      The Power of Age Diversity

      Tobi Russell | Introduction | Chief People Officer, Public Consulting Group
      Karen Kaplan | Moderator |Chair & CEO, Hill Holliday
      Yasmin Cruz Ferrine | Co-Founder, Visible Hands
      Sarah Fay | Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
      Yvonne Garcia | Chief of Staff to CEO, State Street
      Tia Thomson | VP & Chief of Staff, Visible Hands

      We all make assumptions about the way other generations think, feel, and behave. Media has amplified those differences for fun and profit, often negatively influencing the way we view each other. Our multigenerational panel will reach past the stereotypes to explore the power of age diversity and how we can help each other think differently and innovate to get to better ideas and outcomes.

      You, the audience, will get to weigh in, too. Connect on Kahoot! and get ready to share your opinion when prompted.

    • 4:40pm
      Veronica Robles' All-Female Mariachi Band

      Veronica Robles is a Mexican-American mariachi performer who founded the Veronica Robles Cultural Center in East Boston. She believes in the power of arts and culture to build bridges between communities. She will be performing with her all-female mariachi band.

    • 5:00pm
      Cocktail and Networking Reception

      Book signing by Jennifer Haigh in the Concourse.

Breakout Sessions

Announcing two interactive breakout sessions for attendees. If you are looking for a unique experience at the Woman’s Leadership Forum join us at 10:00 am for coffee and one of two special sessions. Attendance is limited.

Once registered for the Women’s Leadership Forum, you’ll receive a link to sign up for one of these special breakout sessions.

  • Podcast Session

    Attend a live PNC C-Speak Podcast featuring frank and lively conversations on leadership and life. This episode features

    Andrea Silbert, President, EOS Foundation. Andrea is one of the BBJ’s 2022 Power 50 Movement Makers, a list of community leaders whose work and actions are helping to shape a more equitable Boston. Podcast followed by audience Q+A.

  • Networking Session

    Your network is your everything. Take an important step by attending this session and making some new connections. Join your fellow conference attendees, and a group of top executives who will moderate a speed-style networking session not solely focused on business, but instead on supporting you personally and professionally.

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