Virtual FQ Next Gen Lounge

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Tuesday, May 5 | 10am – 3:30pm EDT


We will have unplugged conversations and performances showcasing the rise of ambitious young talent – and hear how brands and leaders are empowering the next generation to transform business and culture.




10AM – 10:45AM EDT The Rise of the Next Gen Leader
Charlotte Hayes, Specialist Master, Deloitte
Michelle King, Author and Director of Inclusion, Netflix
Katie Tracy, Student & Digital Content Creator
Hilary Rappaport, Regional N’siah, BBYO Manhattan Region
Maria Ashby, Student, USC
Anna Blue, Chief Next Gen Officer, The Female Quotient 

10:45AM – 11:30AM EDT The New Form of Consumer Activism
Jen DaSilva, President, Berlin Cameron
Susan Slocum, Executive Partnership Director, Speakable
Deidre Smalls-Landau, CMO and Global Head of Culture, UM Worldwide
Lilia Luciano, Emmy Award-winning Journalist
Ina Bhoopalam, Student & Activist, Harvard University
Nadya Okamoto, CBO, JUV Consulting, Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD
Maia McCann, Director of Audience Development, In The Know, Verizon Media

11:30AM – 11:45AM EDT A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity
Liz Plank, Award-Winning Journalist & Author, For the Love of Men
Ashton Jones Blue, Student, Washington & Jefferson College

11:45AM – 12:30PM EDT #WeAre(Not)Equal: Widening the Gaps
Beth Greve, Chief Commercial Officer, GoldieBlox
Susie Armstrong, SVP of Engineering, Qualcomm
Vishwa Padigeptai, Plan International USA Youth Advisory Board Member
Brian Colgan, Chief Strategy Officer, Caterpillar Foundation
Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient

12:30PM – 12:45PM EDT Spoken Word & Convo with Poet
Aija Mayrock, Poet and Writer

12:45PM – 1:30PM EDT Social Media is the New Social Life
Morgan Lynzi, Founder, Well Damn & Wild Night In
Zain Habboo, Chief Digital Officer, Fenton
Hannah Ashton, Student & Digital Content Creator
Erin Wayne, Director of Community and Creator Marketing, Twitch
Sloan Leo, Designer in Residence, School of Visual Arts

1:30PM – 2:15PM EDT The Positive Pivot: Advice on Adapting to the New Workplace
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
Julia Haber, Founder & CEO, Home from College
 Suzanne Lumerman Rosenthal, Vice President, Human Resources/Talent Acquisition, ViacomCBS
Samika Tara, FQ Student Ambassador, USC
 Keith Sheldon, EVP, Programming & Development, BSE Global

2:15PM – 2:30PM EDT On Being Your Best Self
Robin Page, Vice President, Marketing, Theory
Archana Somasegar, Girl Up Teen Advisor Alum; Business Analyst at McKinsey

2:30PM – 3:15PM EDT Sustainability x Next Gen: There’s No Planet B 
Anna Blue, Chief Next Gen Officer, The Female Quotient
Vanessa Nakate, Founder, Rise Up Movement
Joe Hobbs, Student Activist & Organizer, Fridays For Future
Julia Jackson, Founder, Grounded
 Davis Smith, Founder & CEO, Cotopaxi
Patrick Flynn, VP of Sustainability, Salesforce

3:15PM – 3:30PM EDT Super Woman Sit Down
Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff
Anushka Joshi, Student, USC; Co-Founder & Editor, GEN-ZiNE

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