Equality Lounge® @ Big Show




Sunday, January 12 | 10AM – 5PM
Monday, January 13 | 9:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday, January 14 | 9AM – 4PM


Javits Center Expo Hall, Aisle 1100
429 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001


Sunday, January 12

11AM – 11:30AM Brick-and-Mortar 2.0: Making Every Customer Count
Kirsten Kuhlmann, CEO, Cliff Consulting
Parinda Muley, VP Innovation and Business Development, Macy’s
Andrea Fasulo, Global Head of Retail Marketing, Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products
JoAnn Martin, VP Industry Strategy and Market Development

12:30PM – 1PM Building a Successful Brand: A Fireside Chat with Lisa Price
Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter
Eva Press, Vice President, Global Business Group, Facebook

1:30PM – 2PM The Age of AI: Women Shaping the Future of Retail
Purva Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Lily Ai
Christiane Pendarvis, SVP Ecommerce, FullBeauty Brands
Alysa Taylor, CVP Industry Marketing, Microsoft
Seemantini Godbole, CIO, Lowes

2:30PM – 3PM The Rise of Female-Led DTC Companies
Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures
Nicole Gibbons, Founder and CEO, Clare
Amanda E. Johnson, Co-Founder & COO, Mented
Melanie Travis, Founder and CEO, Andie

Monday, January 13

10:30AM – 11AM The Visionary Women Rocking Retail
Jen Overstreet, Director Digital Content, NRF
Lockie Andrews, Chief Digital Officer, UNTUCKit
Johanna Murphy, SVP Consumer Marketing & Global Digital Commerce, Michael Kors
Laura Joukovski, President of Global Fashion Brands, TechStyle
Jessica Lauria, VP Brand, S’well

11:30AM – 12PM Leaders in Retail Tech: Speeding Up Scale and Innovation
Stacey Renfro, EVP, Chief Digital and Customer Experience Officer, The Vitamin Shoppe
Tracy Sun, Co-Founder, Poshmark
Ali Kriegsman, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Bulletin
Corine Vives, Global Retail Industry Lead, Avanade
Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO & Founder, Zola

12:30PM – 1PM Ecosystem Players: Women are Advancing Sustainable Development
Freya Williams, CEO, Futerra
Sarah Wallis, VP/GM Ecommerce, Athleta
Annie Agle, Director, Impact and Brand, COTOPAXI
Shelley Bransten, CVP Global Retail & Consumer Goods, Microsoft
Abigail Kammerzell, US Lead for Sustainability, H&M

1:30PM – 2PM The Power of the Pack: How Female Founders Lift Each Other Up
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Ariane Goldman, Founder and CEO, HATCH
Vanessa LeFebvre, SVP Commercial, Adidas
Christina Carbonell, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Primary
Crystal Etienne, Founder and CEO, Ruby Love

2:30PM – 3PM Deep Dive into Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder & CEO, Landit
Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Sabeen Mian, EVP Merchandising, IPSY
Jill Standish, Global Industry Managing Director, Accenture

Tuesday, January 14

10:30AM – 11AM Future-Proof Retail: Getting More Girls in STEM
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Karen Beebe, CIO and SVP, Operations, Vineyard Vines
Karen Etzkorn, CIO, Qurate Retail Group
Kristen Maynes, Cybersecurity Leader, PwC
Emma Williams, CVP Office, Microsoft

12:30PM – 1PM The SuperSHEroes of Retail
Michelle Bogan, Founder & CEO, Equity for Women
Cheryl Kaplan, President, M.Gemi
Bouchra Ezzahraoui, Co-Founder, AUrate
Alexa Geovanos, Brand President, Chloé

1:30PM – 2PM Boardroom Evolution: The Push for Female Leadership on Boards
Shannon Gordon, CEO, theBoardlist
Mercedes Abramo, CEO, Cartier
Joëlle Grunberg, President and CEO, Lacoste
Gail Tifford, Chief Brand Officer, WW International, Inc.

We are all advancing equality — together!