The FQ Lounge @ NBA All-Star 2019

Feb 15 - 17, 2019 | Charlotte, North Carolina



The Home of Equality

Friday, February 15 | 1PM – 7PM
Saturday, February 16 | 9AM – 6PM
Sunday, February 17 | 9AM – 6PM

615 S College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


Friday, February 15

2PM – 2:45PM • Playing Like A Girl: How Sports Empower Girls
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Jenny Vrentas, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
Julie Morris, Vice President, Media Partnerships, NBA

3:30PM – 4:15PM • Lessons in Leadership: A Woman’s Perspective
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Deborah Curtis, Vice President, Head of Global Brand Experiences and Partnerships, American Express
Andrea Perez, VP Jordan Women’s Category, Nike, Inc.
Matina Kolokotronis, Chief Operating Officer, Sacramento Kings
Alison Overholt, Editor in Chief, ESPN The Magazine and espnW, ESPN
Swati Daji, SVP of Customer Solutions, Duke Energy
Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement, Google

4:30PM – 5:15PM • Her Time to Play
Ros Gold-Onwude, NBA TV Analyst (Moderator)
Dominque Wilkens, NBA Legend
Jen Azzi, WNBA Legend
Kristi Toliver, Washington Mystics
Chasity Melvin, Assistant Coach, Swarm

Saturday, February 16

9AM – 10AM • Empower Your Day: Yoga Session
Led by NC Yoga Bar, an American Express Small Business

12PM – 1PM • The Power Forward Lunch
Lisa Murray, Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon
Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO, Landit

2PM – 2:45PM • The Well-Being Game: How Self Care Improves Your Performance
Kathryn Black, Charlotte Private Sector Engagement Executive, Bank of America (Moderator)
Christine Katziff, Chief Audit Executive, Bank of America
Karie Connor, VP, Global Sales Jordan Brand, Nike, Inc.
Kim Henderson, SVP, Chief of Staff to CEO, Novant Health
Lindsay Shaffer, Head of Sports and Fitness, Headspace
Shanti Das, Founder and Executive Director, Silence the Shame
Dre Brown, Educator, Dove Self-Esteem Project, Pro Makeup Artist/Groomer and Empowerment Speaker
Sophia Roe, Chef and Wellness Expert

3PM – 3:45PM • The Power Women of Charlotte
Charles Bowman, Market President for Charlotte and North Carolina, Bank of America (Moderator)
Catherine Horne, President and CEO, Discovery Place, Inc.
Donna Julian, SVP and GM, Hornets Sports and Entertainment
Andrea Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Bank of America
Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte

4PM – 4:45PM • Achieving Belonging in Business
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity Officer, Atlanta Hawks
Carl Armato, CEO, Novant Health
Diahann Billings-Burford, CEO, RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports & Equality)
Hudson Taylor, Co-Creator, Athlete Ally
Ann Rosenberg, SVP and Global Head, SAP Next-Gen
Jason Collins, NBA Legend
Fred Whitfield, President and CEO, Hornets Sports and Entertainment
Ayyde Vargas, Radio Personality on Real 92.3 Los Angeles

Sunday, February 17

9AM – 10AM • Empower Your Day: Yoga Session
Led by NC Yoga Bar, an American Express Small Business

10AM – 11:30AM • High Powered Women Influencing Global Sports & Entertainment
Lisa Murray, Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon (Moderator)
Kate Barnes, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation, Hornets Sports and Entertainment
Catherine Gaines, VP, Global Partnerships, NBA
Tara Mulcahy, Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships, NBA

12:45PM – 1:30PM • We’re Better Together: How Men and Women Can Support Each Other
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Cynt Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks
Pete Guelli, Chief Operating Officer, Hornets Sports and Entertainment
Kathleen Kelly, Managing Partner, Compass Financial Partners
Ted Bunch, Founder, A Call to Men
Tom Finke, Chairman and CEO, Barings

2:30PM – 3:15PM • The Female Trailblazers
Estee Portnoy, SVP, JumpDC (Moderator)
Michele Roberts, Executive Director, NBPA
Michelle Johnson, Head of Referee Operations, NBA and Former Lt General US Air Force
Charece Williams, Senior Marketing Manager, Head of NBA and Hoops Partnerships
Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America
Jill Smoller, SVP, WME

3:30PM – 4:15PM • How to Uncover Your Personal Brand
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Accenture
Asani Swann, Founder, Business Beyond the Ball and VP Businesses Development and Strategy, Melo Enterprises, Inc.
Katy Knox, President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Ravie B, Photographer
Keisha Jeremie, Chief People Officer, Tory Burch

4:30PM – 5:15PM • Shooting for Greatness
Liliahn Majeed, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, NBA (Moderator)
Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO, Landit
Ann Rosenberg, SVP and Global Head, SAP Next-Gen
Suzie Ford, Founder, NODA Brewing
Rhonda Curry, VP of HR, HSE

The FQ Equality Lounge is given with    from
NBA, Charlotte Hornets, American Express, Bank of America,
Jordan Brand, and SAP