The FQ Lounge @ SXSW

Mar 8 - 10, 2019 | Austin, Texas



Friday, March 8 | 8AM – 8PM
Saturday, March 9 | 8AM – 7PM
Sunday, March 10 | 8AM – 8PM

Palm Door on Sabine
401 Sabine Street
Austin, TX 78701


Friday, March 8

10AM – 10:45AM • Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls in Austin
Meghann Jones, Senior Vice President/Head of Sustainable Development Research and Evaluation, Ipsos (Moderator)
Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS
Julia Cuba Lewis, CEO, Girls Empowerment Network
Monica Layfield, Equity Partner, Richards Rodriguez and Skeith LLP
Andrea Fisher, Director, Stronger Austin
Dr. Eboni Lunsford Calbow, Clinical Assistant Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

12PM – 12:45PM • Becoming a Future Tech Boss
Michele Malejki, Global Head of Social Impact Programs, HP
Kai Morton, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Computer Science
Olivia Ross, Phillips Exeter Academy, Computer Science & Art
Sole Stewart, Pace University, Computer Science
Aminata Dieng, Tufts University, Computer Science
Tanya Tarr, Founder, Cultivated Insights and Forbes Contributor

1PM – 1:45PM • Making Better Advertising
London Gibson, Journalist Student, The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)
Bill Moseley, Director – Marketing Communications, AT&T
Erica Ciszek, PhD, Assistant Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin

2PM – 2:45PM • Making the World a Better Place: How Girl Scouts Builds Leaders that Better Communities
Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP (Moderator)
Jaqueline Petescia: Girl Scout Ambassador, Student at University of Texas at Austin and Owner, Friends Don’t Count Chromosomes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Sarah Mercado, Gold Award Girl Scout and National Gold Award Girl Scout 2018-2019, and Freshman at the McComb’s School of Business at The University of Texas
Nicole Schwartz Nett, Volunteer, the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and Chief Engineer, IBM POWER Systems

3PM – 3:45PM • Taking Over the House: How Women Marched, then Ran and Won Political Office in 2018
Wendy Sachs, Director and Producer, SURGE, a Feature Documentary (Moderator)
Hannah Rosenzweig, Director and Producer, SURGE, a Feature Documentary
Wendy Davis, Former Texas State Senator and Founder, Deeds Not Words
Jana Lynne Sanchez, 2018 Democratic Candidate, Texas’s 6th Congressional District, Profiled in SURGE
Glynda C. Carr, Co-Founder, Higher Heights for America
Kristin Hayden, Chief Partnership Officer, IGNITE
Michelle Beckley, Texas House Representative

4PM – 4:45PM • Representation Matters: Inclusion in the Media
Chelsea Phillips, Vice President, Beyond Beer Brands, Anheuser-Busch
Robin Hauser, Director, Finish Line Features and Bias Documentary
Rowena Patrick, VP, Campaigns, Ad Council
Marlena Edwards, Managing Director of Talent, Huge
Sadie Thoma, Director, Creative Partnerships, Google

4:45PM – 5:30PM • Brews and Bites

6PM – 8PM • Brave Girl Rising Premiere: Screening and Reception
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Jill Miller, Chief Operations Officer, Girl Rising
Michele Malejki, Global Head of Social Impact Programs, HP
Kimberly Bryan, Founder and CEO, Black Girls CODE
Lauren Gray, Senior Director, Institutional Philanthropy and Partnerships, IRC

Saturday, March 9

10AM – 10:45AM • Springboard’s Dolphin Tank: An Interactive Pitch Session for Women Entrepreneurs
Anna Consani, Director of Community and Partnerships, Springboard
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Wendy Kearns, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Lisa Burton, Executive Director, HearstLab

11AM – 11:45AM • Investing in Girls to Grow the Next Generation of Leaders
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE
Anna Blue, Co-Executive Director, Girl Up, United Nations Foundation
Anya Alvarez, LPGA Golfer and Founder/CEO, Major League Girls
Michelle Bao, Biology and Womens/Gender Studies Student and UT Austin Girl Up Campus Leader

12PM – 12:45PM • How the Next Generation Will Transform the Workplace
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Ann Rosenberg, SVP and Global Head, SAP Next-Gen
Maxine Marcus, President of the FQ Lounge, Home of Equality @ USC, and Founder, The Ambassadors Company
Annie Wang, Co-Founder, Her Campus

1PM – 1:45PM • Creating a Culture of Belonging: How Can We Get There?
Tracy King, Vice President Public Affairs, AT&T
Gretchen Saegh-Fleming, Chief Marketing Officer, L’Oreal USA
Amy Hufft, Head Of Brand and Communications, Shopify
Stacy Huntoon, Audit Partner, PwC

2PM – 2:45PM • The New Normal: How Advertisers are Creating a More Gender-Balanced World
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Syl Saller, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Diageo

3PM – 3:45PM • Investing in You: Smart Money Moves All Women Can Make
Amy Nelson, CEO and Founder, The Riveter (Moderator)
Jen Wing, You Invest, JPMorgan

4PM – 4:45PM • How to Stand Out in a Male-Dominated Industry
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Paul Levesque, EVP of Talent, Live Events & Creative
Charlotte Flair, WWE Superstar & 7-time WWE Champion
Cathy Kelley, WWE On-Air Talent

5PM – 5:45PM • The Wellness Advantage: Why Smart Women Put Themselves First
Alexis Glick, CEO, GENYOUth (Moderator)
Katie Austin, Fitness Personality
Steph Loffredo, Senior Social Marketing Manager, Huge
Jaclyn Ruelle, Managing Director of Cultural Engagement, The Martin Agency
Ife Babatunde, Agency Lead, LinkedIn
Adrienne Walpole, Managing Director Client Services, R/GA
Jennifer DaSilva, President, Berlin Cameron

6PM – 6:45PM • Unplugged: Singer/Rapper Ivy Sole on Bridging the Gap (with an Acoustic Performance)
Victoria Yip, Artist Relations Manager, Music Audience Exchange (Moderator)
Ivy Sole, Singer/Songwriter/Rapper/Producer

Sunday, March 10

10AM – 10:45AM • Young Scientist Gitanjali Rao on Solutions for Change
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Gitanjali Rao, Young Scientist/Inventor

11AM – 11:45AM • Purpose Driven Girls: How the Next Generation is Prepared to Lead
Gwen Throckmorton, US Head of Industry, Entertainment, Facebook (Moderator)
Julie Shannan, Deputy Directory, Girlstart
Chelsea Dean-Martinez, Program Coordinator, Girls Empowerment Network
Alisa Pratt, Program Director, SEBNC/McKinley After School Program
Amelia Moore, Education and Activity Specialist, SEBNC/McKinley After School Program

12PM – 12:45PM • Finding Purpose and Meaning the Human Way
Erica Keswin, Author, Bring Your Human to Work and Founder, Spaghetti Project (Moderator)
Meredith Ferguson, Managing Director, DoSomething Strategic
Abby Brennen, Senior Manager, Purpose Strategy and Activation, PwC
Malea Otranto, Associate Director, WE
Caroline Keswin, Rock Star Gen Z

1PM – 1:45PM • If You’re Human, You’re Biased. Now What?
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Robin Hauser, Director, Finish Line Features and Bias Documentary
Annie Harper, Founder and CEO, Equal Reality

2PM – 2:45PM • The Personalization Equation
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Diana Kim, Product Manager, Braze
Sophie Kelly, Sr. Vice President of North American Whiskeys Portfolio, Diageo
Anda Gansca, CEO and Co-Founder, Knotch
Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Carbon
Jenna Trabulus, Head Of Business Development, FabFitFun

3PM – 3:45PM • Male Champions for Change: How to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Tony Drockton, CEO and Chief Cheerleader, Hammitt
John Gerzema, CEO, The Harris Poll
Sid Bhatia, Director, Workforce of the Future, PwC
Tony Effik, SVP Client Strategy, NBCUniversal
John Tubert, Executive Technology Director, R/GA
Eric Jacks, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Business Development, and Talent Relations, Collab, Inc.

4PM – 4:45PM • Women in the Future of Storytelling
Mary Kate Callen, Senior Director, Velocity Culture and Creative, Viacom (Moderator)
Christine Song, Senior Connections Planner, R/GA
Kimberlee Archer, Head of Developer Marketing AR/VR, Facebook
Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP
Ela Topcuoglu, Manager of Immersive Content Development, RYOT

6PM – 6:45PM • Men of Influence: What It Means to Take a Stance
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
David Meltzer, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, Sports 1 Marketing and S1Media House
Mike Orakpo, CEO and Founder, Athlete Connect
Brian Orakpo, Co-Owner, Athlete Connect

6:45PM – 8PM • Together 50 Million Stronger: Transforming Corporate Philanthropy
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Kathryn D. Karol, Vice President of Global Government and Corporate Affairs, Caterpillar Inc.

The FQ Lounge is given with    from
Verizon Media, Facebook, NBCUniversal, AT&T, Unilever, Deloitte Digital, Google, L’Oreal, Viacom, HP, Braze, PwC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., AB InBev, Quantcast, #SeeHer, MAKERS, SAP, WWE, IPG, Shopify, Diageo, Ipsos, Clear Channel Outdoor, Twitter, MediaLink, The New York Times