Virtual Equality Lounge® with Visa

Date

Mon Sep 21 2020

Time

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mon Sep 21 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Virtual Equality Lounge® with Visa

DATE & TIME
Thursday, August 13 | 12PM – 12:30PM EDT
Thursday, August 20 | 11AM – 11:30AM EDT
Thursday, September 3 | 11AM – 11:30AM EDT
Thursday, September 10 | 11AM – 11:30AM EDT
Thursday, September 17 | 11AM – 11:30AM EDT

Thursday, August 13

12PM – 12:30PM EDT Small Business Survival Kit: Key Learnings and Opportunities
The global pandemic has posed an existential threat to many small businesses. In the wake of a new reality, some businesses are collapsing while others are innovating, pivoting, and excelling. In the panel, we’ll explore which companies are surviving or even thriving during the pandemic, how they are doing it, and what we can learn from them.

Speakers:
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Suzan Kereere, Global Head, Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Visa

Thursday, August 20

11AM – 11:30AM EDT Empowering Digital-First Businesses
COVID-19 is accelerating the use of digital commerce experiences, and there have been major shifts in consumer behavior around the globe, including the overarching need for a touchless experience at the point-of-sale. In this panel, we will explore strategies to enhance digital presence and hear from small businesses, and experts on how they’re doing it.

Speakers:
Amy Nelson, CEO and Founder, The Riveter (Moderator)
Kevin Phalen, Head of Global Business Solutions, Visa
Kirsten Potenza, CEO & Founder, POUND – Rockout.Workout.
Kristin Pulaski, CEO & Founder, Paintbucket Nails

 

Thursday, September 3

11AM – 11:30AM EDT A Pivot for Good: How Small Businesses are Adapting to COVID
Companies large and small have had to re-imagine the way they work in the wake of the global pandemic. In this panel, we’ll explore how small business are pivoting their businesses during the pandemic, and how larger companies can be an ally to help.

Speakers:
Moira Forbes, Executive Vice President, Forbes Media and Publisher, ForbesWoman (Moderator)
Mary Ann Reilly, Head of North America Marketing, Visa
Wanona Satcher, Makhers Studio, IFW Grant Winner
Olivia Owens, Head of Partnerships, IFundWomen

 

Thursday, September 10

11AM – 11:30AM EDT How to be a Good Brand Ally
It is more important than ever for brands to be a good ally to Black communities and small businesses around the globe who are struggling from the COVID-19 economic crisis. Hear from marketing experts on how brands are supporting their communities and changes you can make.

Speakers:
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Matt Story, Senior Director, Global Innovation Marketing, Visa
Tina Wells, Founder, RLVNT Media
Charece Williams Gee, Head of Basketball, Pepsi Sports Marketing, PepsiCo

 

Thursday, September 17

11AM – 11:30AM EDT The Female Recession: How Women Leaders are Stepping Up
Many of the impacts of the pandemic are hitting women disproportionately hard as they manage child-care needs and supporting their families financially. In this panel conversation about the “shecession,” we will explore how businesses are stepping up to support women employees, particularly those juggling full-time work and caregiving, and how women leaders, from the boardroom to small business owners, are navigating and adjusting to this unique landscape.

Speakers:
Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient (Moderator)
Soraya Chemaly, Executive Director, The Representation Project
Elif Somay, Senior Director, Cobrand & Merchant Partnership Development, Visa and Co-chair, Visa Women’s Network
Cristina Jones, SVP, Customer Marketing, Brand Partnerships & C-Suite Engagement, Salesforce

 


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