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Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders has ended
A day of inspiration, learning, and connecting in honor of this year’s International Women’s Day.

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Wednesday, March 6
 

7:00am

Workout Class with Xtend Barre
Limited Capacity seats available

Workout Session: Barre

Instructor: Jen de Leon

Partners & Sponsors

Wednesday March 6, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Gym

8:00am

Registration/ Breakfast
Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
4th Fl Main

9:15am

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff
avatar for Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio

CEO & Founder, Luminary
avatar for Mary Ann Reilly

Mary Ann Reilly

Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Visa
avatar for Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Bett Communications


Wednesday March 6, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
4th Fl Main

9:30am

Opening Keynote
From Blog to Brand: How Arielle Charnas Turned Her Something Navy Blog Into a Successful Lifestyle Brand.

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Charnas

Arielle Charnas

Something Navy
avatar for Tara Foley

Tara Foley

Something Navy


Wednesday March 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
4th Fl Main

10:00am

Keynote Panel #1
Upending the Workplace. #MeToo, Time’s Up and Equal Pay campaigns brought the conversation about women’s issues and the obstacles women encounter in their daily lives, both personal and professional, to the forefront. In honor of International Women's Day, listen to three successful founders discuss how they forged their own path, overcame adversity and paved the way for more female founders and executives to drive change across a variety of categories.

Moderators
AS

Ann Shoket

Author, The Big Life

Speakers

Wednesday March 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
4th Fl Main

11:00am

Building a Community
Limited Capacity filling up

How to cultivate a community of people who identify and are passionate about your brand, how to keep them loyal and engaged consumers, how to utilize this community to exchange ideas and contibute content

Speakers
J

jacq

STATE Bags
avatar for Nicole Centeno

Nicole Centeno

Splendid Spoon


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl- NoMad

11:00am

Building a Business for Scale
Limited Capacity filling up

Glamsquad is on the forefront of change in the Beauty Industry. They have evolved from a services marketplace to a next-generation omni-channel beauty brand with services and product. Amy Shecter, Glamsquad’s CEO, will offer attendees a crash course in how leaning into data and human connections, the right partnerships and consumer experiences can help you build a brand for scale.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Schecter

Amy Schecter

Glamsquad


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl Lounge

11:00am

Building Out Your Business Model
Limited Capacity filling up

How to evolve your business model or do you once you are firmly in the market

Speakers
avatar for Eunice Byun

Eunice Byun

Material Kitchen


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl - Madison

11:00am

Growing Your Business: Banking & Lending
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use credit products as a strategy to grow your business, including an overview of lending options, SBA loans and what lenders review when evaluating an application for credit.

Speakers: 
Mary Ann Reilly, Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Visa
Sheryl Cameron, Executive Director Business Banking, J.P. Morgan Chase
Hilda Kong, Vice President Business Banking, J.P. Morgan Chase

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Cameron

Sheryl Cameron

Executive Director Business Banking, J.P. Morgan Chase
avatar for Hilda Kong

Hilda Kong

Vice President Business Banking, J.P. Morgan Chase
avatar for Mary Ann Reilly

Mary Ann Reilly

Senior Vice President, North America Marketing, Visa


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
4th Fl Main

11:00am

Benefits and Other HR Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

How to build the infrastructure of your business to attract the right talent/staff to reach scale

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McLay

Shannon McLay

Financial Gym


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl - Broadway

11:00am

How to Collaborate
Limited Capacity seats available

How to ensure strategic partnerships and collaborations actually work- the ins and outs of negotiating terms while also giving your customer something to get excited about

Speakers

Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl - Small Boardroom

11:00am

PR, Building Buzz
Limited Capacity seats available

How to connect PR, Marketing and all Communication Channels

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Bett Communications


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Gym

11:00am

Product Development
Limited Capacity filling up

Best practices for product development and lessons learned from creating, testing, launching and re-launching a product

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Love

Kelly Love

Branch Basics


Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl - 29th Street

11:00am

Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How to build a meaningful social media strategy to ultimately tie back to growth

Speakers

Wednesday March 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
3rd Fl - Large Boardroom

12:00pm

Afternoon Keynote
A Leap From the Couch: How Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg Turned an Idea into a 7M Subscriber Community.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Speakers
avatar for Carly Zakin

Carly Zakin

The Skimm


Wednesday March 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:35pm
4th Fl Main

12:40pm

Lunch & Networking
Partners & Sponsors
avatar for Aubrey Tolley

Aubrey Tolley

Food Trends


Wednesday March 6, 2019 12:40pm - 1:40pm
4th Fl Main

1:45pm

Keynote Panel #2
The 2%: the founders that broke the funding stats and will help you do it, too. Despite efforts to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs, U.S. female-founded startups have raised just 2.2 percent of venture capital investment in the past year. But not only do women represent more than 40% of the new businesses opened in the US alone, First Round Capital, a venture firm in NYC, found that female lead companies actually perform 63% better than their male counterparts. Join us as inspiring founders and VCs provide you with actionable takeaways for raising capital.

Moderators
avatar for Colleen McKeegan

Colleen McKeegan

Marie Claire

Speakers
avatar for Sutian Dong

Sutian Dong

Female Founders Fund


Wednesday March 6, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
4th Fl Main

2:45pm

Building a Team
Limited Capacity seats available

How to build a team to map back to scalability, how to hire the right people and manage them effectively

Speakers

Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
4th Fl Main

2:45pm

Building Out Your Business Model
Limited Capacity filling up

How to evolve your business model or do you once you are firmly in the market

Speakers
avatar for Nidhi Kapur

Nidhi Kapur

Maiden Home


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl - Small Boardroom

2:45pm

Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

Personal wealth and your business - around building your own wealth while growing your company and then diversifying once you've "made it"

Speakers
avatar for Emily Green

Emily Green

Ellevest


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl - 29th Street

2:45pm

The Art of the Pitch
Limited Capacity seats available

The step-by-step to create a compelling deck, pitch your company confidently, and capture the interest and excitement of investors.

Speakers
JP

Jessica Peltz

MDC Ventures


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl Lounge

2:45pm

Benefits and Other HR Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

How to leverage the Future of Work to set your business up for success; what do new age companies have to consider in the modern workforce i.e. nursing mothers, WFH, flexible hours, etc.

Speakers
GH

Gina Hadley

The Second Shift
avatar for Jenny Galluzzo

Jenny Galluzzo

Co-Founder, The Second Shift


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl - Broadway

2:45pm

Negotiating in Male Dominated Fields
Limited Capacity seats available

As a woman in a field overwhelmingly dominated by men, how do you use being a woman to your advantage

Speakers

Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl- NoMad

2:45pm

Legal Track
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Justice

Jennifer Justice

The Justice League


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl - Madison

2:45pm

PR, Building Buzz
Limited Capacity seats available

PR 101


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Gym

2:45pm

Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How to build your personal brand

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Silberman

Lindsay Silberman

@lindsaysilb
avatar for Chinae Alexander

Chinae Alexander

@chinaealexander


Wednesday March 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
3rd Fl - Large Boardroom

3:45pm

Keynote: The Gender Gap That's Really Hurting Us (Dissecting the Pay and Investing Gaps)
The Gender Gap That's Really Hurting Us (Dissecting the Pay and Investing Gaps).

Moderators
avatar for Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio

CEO & Founder, Luminary

Speakers

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
4th Fl Main

4:30pm

Keynote Panel #3
TechStacked -- Women Cracking the Code. Technology is an industry where women are significantly underrepresented - only 20% of tech jobs are held by women. These four entrepreneurs have set the bar with their individual companies. From providing education for women in STEM fields in order to create a pipeline of talent for our future, to creating platforms that have become the darlings of Silicon Valley VC's who have traditionally backed male-founders, these women have paved a path for others to follow in their lead. The conversation will cover the first steps they each took to gain an understanding of technology in business, the important role it plays in having a competitive edge in the marketplace and navigating this consistently evolving industry as a female entrepreneur.

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Naugle

Wendy Naugle

Glamour

Speakers
DP

Dee Poku

The WIE Network
avatar for Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

Girls Who Code
avatar for Rachel Blumenthal

Rachel Blumenthal

Rockets of Awesome


Wednesday March 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
4th Fl Main

5:15pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Bett Communications
avatar for Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff
avatar for Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio

CEO & Founder, Luminary


Wednesday March 6, 2019 5:15pm - 5:30pm
4th Fl Main

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception
Partners & Sponsors

Wednesday March 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
4th Fl Main

6:45pm

Workout Class with Uplift Studios
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
Partners & Sponsors

Wednesday March 6, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Gym