Equality Lounge® @ Sundance Film Festival




Saturday, January 25 | 9:30AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, January 26 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

David Beavis Gallery
314 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060


Saturday, January 25

10AM – 10:30AM Why Forward-Thinking Family Leave Policies Are Just the First Step
John Dioso, Editor, Ad Age Studio 30
Ricky Ray Butler, CEO, Branded Entertainment Network
Thai Randolph, EVP and General Manager, Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network

10:30AM – 11:15AM Is Our Future Equitable? A Conversation on Bias and AI
Robin Hauser, Director, Finish Line Features
Joy Buolamwini, Founder of the Algorithmic Justice League/Main Character, Coded Bias
Arisha Michelle Hatch, VP/Chief of Campaigns, Color of Change
Sasha Costanza-Chock, Author, Design Justice

11:15AM – 12PM Changing Culture in Entertainment, Advertising and Media
Christine Martino, Executive VP, National Ad Sales, Screenvision Media
Carmen C. Brown, TV/Video Investment Lead, Facebook
Shannon Watkins, Senior Vice President, Brand and the Aflac Studio, Aflac
Peggy Ang, Head of Mobile Communications Marketing, LG Electronics
Brent Miller, LGBTQ Equality Leader, P&G

12:15PM – 1PM Beyond “Female” Stories: Turning Up the Volume on New and Unique Voices in Media
Katy Loria, Chief Revenue Officer, Screenvision Media
Susan Seams, Senior Director, Experience Planning, Kellogg Company
Joanna Popper, Global Head of VR for Location Based Entertainment, HP
Anna Saalfeld, Brand Manager, Entertainment Marketing & Media, Brand Operations, P&G

1:15PM – 1:45PM Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World
Pat Mitchell, Author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman, Co-Founder, Curator, Host, TEDWomen
Glenn Close, Actor, Activist, and Four Good Days – Sundance 2020

2PM – 2:30PM New Frontiers in Film and Media: An Exploration of How Technology Contributes to More Equitable Storytelling
Kate Watts, President, A57
Ann Lewnes, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Adobe
Aaliyah Williams, Founder/CEO, Just A Rebel
Jen Barrett, Head of Entertainment, Facebook
Sharon Harris, VP, Alliance Relationships, Google Marketing Platform, Deloitte Consulting
Sarah Springer, Director, Producer, Advocate, Free The Work

2:30PM – 3:15PM Brands with a Starring Role: The Power of Partnership Between Hollywood and Brands
John Partilla, CEO, Screenvision Media 
Kathleen Hall, Corporate VP of Brand, Advertising and Research, Microsoft
Paul Woolmington, CEO, Canvas Worldwide
Angela Zepeda, Chief Marketing Officer, Hyundai Motor America

3:45PM – 4:30PM How Media Is Amplifying Hispanic Narratives and Uniting Cultures Within The Latinx Community
Nell Daly, Chief Content Officer, The Female Quotient
Liliana Espinoza, Projects Director, National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Cynthia Landon, President, Women in Entertainment
Patricia Cardoso, Director, ReFrame Rise Fellow
Olga Segura, Co-Founder, The Latinx House
Ivette Rodriguez, President, AEM, Co-Founder, LA COLLAB

5PM – 6PM Cocktails & Conversation

Sunday, January 26

10:30AM – 11:15AM Women at Sundance Who are Transforming the Entertainment Industry
Naomi McDougall Jones, Actress, Writer, Producer
Roxanne Avent Taylor, Co-Founder and COO, Hidden Empire Film Group
Krystal Hauserman, Senior Director, Marketing, Communications & Global Events, Fullscreen
Rachel Ghiazza, SVP Content Acquisition & Development, Audible

11:15AM – 12PM Righting and Rewriting History: Sharing Historically Misrepresented Stories
Jen Barrett, Head of Entertainment, Facebook
Jessika Van, Actress
Arij Mikati, Managing Director, Leadership and Culture, Pillars Fund
Nigel Tierney, Head of Content, RYOT
Deborah Riley Draper, Director, Co-Founder, Reel Divas
Megan Smith, CEO, shift7 and Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer

12PM – 12:45PM Behind the Camera and at The Forefront of Creativity
Chelsea Sanders, VP, Communications, Refinery29
Shana Feste, Writer/Director, Run Sweetheart Run
Ella Balinska, Actress
Laura Hurtado, Executive Director, UMOCA
Annie Porter, Producer, Creative Shop, Instagram & Facebook

1PM – 1:45PM Accessing Inclusion: Changing the Face of Disability On-Screen
Lawrence Carter-Long, Director, Disability & Media Alliance Project
Nic Novicki, Actor, Boardwalk Empire
Carrie Bernans, Actor

2PM – 2:45PM Modern Manhood From A New Lens
Johanna Mayer-Jones, SVP of Partnerships, The Atlantic
Farhoud Meybodi, Co-Owner and Executive WP, Creative, Wayfarer Entertainment
Karim Saleh, Actor

3PM – 3:45PM Women, Money and Power
Robin Hauser, Director, Finish Line Features
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Chair & President, Charles Schwab Foundation
Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer, MX
Sue Decker, Founder, Raftr

We are all advancing equality — together!