SXSW Virtual Equality Lounge®

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Please Join Us



The Place Where All Belong

Monday, March 9 | 9:00AM
Tuesday, March 10 | 9:00AM
Wednesday, March 11 | 9:00AM
Thursday, March 12 | 9:00AM


Monday, March 9

9AM – 9:45AM EST Up Leveling You: How a Strong Personal Brand Leads to Professional Success
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Maryn Weimer, Chief Stakeholder Affairs Officer, Transportation Research Center Inc.
Cally Baute, Vice President, Audience Solutions, POLITICO
Jennifer Cobb Moynihan, Principal and Founder, Elevate Communication
Jill Wesley, Founder, Science + Soul of Speaking
Dana Look-Arimoto, Executive Coach, Speaker & Author

12PM – 12:45PM EST Bridging the Digital Divide: How Tech Companies Can Support Women of Color
Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient
Nicole Alexander, Senior Vice President, U.S., Innovation, Ipsos
James Page, VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, General Assembly

Tuesday, March 10

9AM – 9:45AM EST Take a Seat at the Tech Table: Building a Movement to Recruit Female Technologists
Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient
Pam Jeffords, Partner, Workforce of the Future, Diversity and Inclusion, PwC
Ali Levitan, Head of Global Strategic Business Development & Innovation, General Assembly
Joanna Popper, Global Head of VR for Location Based Entertainment, HP
Lan Phan, Head of Fortune Connect, Fortune
Asha Varghese, President, Caterpillar Foundation

12PM – 12:45PM EST Master Your Memory: How to Be Unforgettable
Jim Kwik, CEO, Kwik Learning & Best-Selling Author, Limitless

Wednesday, March 11

9AM – 9:45AM EST Lessons from Gen Z: How Their Perspectives and Values are Reshaping Us All
Anna Blue, Chief Next Gen Officer, The Female Quotient
Melissa Kilby, Executive Director, Girl Up
Leah Rubin-Cadrain, Head of Creative Strategy for Entertainment, Snap Inc.
Caroline Ciaramitaro, Student & FQ Ambassador, UNC Chapel Hill
Morgan Lynzi, Founder and Producer, Well Damn: Wild Night In

12PM – 12:45PM EST Creator Spotlight: How Women Storytellers are Crafting Culture
Heidi Waldusky, Associate Publisher and General Manager, Marketing and Brand, Ad Age
Raiven Delisle, Art Director, The Martin Agency
Ciara Dilley, Transform Brands & Portfolio Innovation, Frito-Lay
Kiana Pirouz, Head of Marketing, We Are Rosie
Becky Morrison, Founder, The Light

4PM – 4:45PM EST Female Founders: Why and How We Can Support Their Growth
Gayatri Shenai, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Amy Nelson, Founder & CEO, The Riveter
Jamie Sears, Head of UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas, Co-Founder Project Entrepreneur

Thursday, March 12

9AM – 9:45AM EST The Rise of Gen Z: Make Way for New Thinking
Anna Blue, Chief Next Gen Officer, The Female Quotient
Liv Schreiber, Digital Marketing Expert
Nikita Seth, FQ Student Ambassador
Helaine Knapp, Founder, CityRow

12PM – 12:45PM EST Unplugged Conversation: What Women in the Workplace Really Want 
Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient
Nekpen Osuan, CEO, WomenWerk
Amanda Edwards, Houston City Councilwoman and Candidate for Senate
Kirstin Benson, VP, Global Entertainment, Getty Images
Sharahn Thomas, Senior Director of News Operations & Budget, NPR
Stephanie Latham, Director, Head of Industry for Technology, Facebook

We are all advancing equality — together!

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