RegistrationDay 109:00 - 09:40Registration Desk
Opening Remarks Kelly Howard (Master of Ceremonies)
9:40-9:50Main Room
Morning networking sessionDay 19:50 - 10:00Main Room
Do It Your Own WayCourtney Glaze
10:00 - 10:30 Main Room
It's focused on how there are many different ways to climb the career latter, many different roads to the top of the mountain. I'll talk about the importance of identifying what makes you unique, and getting comfortable with your strengths and weaknesses to be in the best position possible for growth.
Creative Identity is a Curated IdentityDonna Lamar
10:30 - 11:00Main Room
Be Present, but Get out of the wayMichelle Buffardi
11:00 - 11:30Main Room
Four principals of leadership: listen, give clear direction then get out of the way, take responsibility not credit, don’t block others’ light. Listen: Let others be heard, regardless of level, be accessible and available – lean on soft skills here – and be an advocate. Give direction then get out: This shows trust in your team and will speed up processes. Be explicit in your expectations and what touchpoints you want to be involved in, but let your team do what they do best. Allow future leaders to emerge and grow. Take responsibility not credit: It’s a leader and decision maker’s responsibility to make things happen and to make sure those who did the work or who came up with the idea get the right credit. Don’t block other’s light: great leaders aren’t always those with the winning idea or the loudest voice in the room. Step aside and let the light shine on everyone – there’s room enough for all to have opportunity and recognition. (interesting read: Are You a Blocker or an Activator)
Coffee BreakDay 111:30 - 11:50The Foyer
Group Surgery SessionKelly Howard (Master of Ceremonies)
11:50 - 12:10
Pre-booked Wellness Session: Meditation with Corc YogaKjord Davis
11:50 - 12:10 Break Room
To book contact [email protected] - limited spaces available
Fireside Chat - Women-led Disruption: Re-defining the Media Space Jennifer Howard
Elizabeth Ferdon
Kelly Howard (Master of Ceremonies)
Lindsay Miller
Dea Lawrence
12:10 - 1:00Main Room
- What are the best practices taken in your organisation to allow more inclusion of women? - How can we begin new initiatives to inspire & innovate our colleagues and peers? - What are the most impactful changes in your organisation this year that we can all learn from? - Case study: Tell us about a project you managed that has caused a disruption
"A Strong Female Lead" - Why It Is & Isn't Funny Chris Murphy
1:10 - 1:30Main Room
Comedy has the ability to bring people together with a spoon full of sugar that helps us swallow the "tough" issues. In entertainment and media, we often use comedy as a vehicle to capture the hearts and minds of our audiences. When we cast women in these comedic pieces, we often call for "a strong female lead", written by men. This talk will dive into the importance of employing comedic female voices, the problematic (and hilarious) use of this turn of phrase, and the importance of women writing women.
Lunch Day 11:30 - 2:20The Foyer
Overcoming vulnerability and empowering empathyMonica Austin
2:20 - 2:50Main Room
Pre-booked Wellness Session: Meditation with Corc YogaKjord Davis
2:20 - 2:40Break Room
The Space Between: Creating Well-Being in Your Busy LifeBrittany Tilleman
2:50 - 3:20Main Room
Learn some quick and effective ways to create a deeper sense of well-being for your life in this demanding world. From underground rave event planning to large-scale corporate marketing, Brittany has conquered quite the eclectic set of professional endeavors, and, like most of us, has found that finding and maintaining a work-life balance can be incredibly challenging. In this session, she will introduce the THRIVE Method for creating personal transformation and share a toolbox of wellness techniques to help you effectively manage anxiety and to ultimately use it to your advantage. Brought to you by The Waking Hour; A Culture Vulture company.
The Future of Media: Fresh Perspectives from Media Influencers on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List”Taylor Patchen
Ella Mielniczenko
Janett Kennedy Haas
3:20 - 3:50Main Room
This panel will feature Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees who can talk about what the next generation of Women in Media is thinking in terms of the future of media. Specific topics/ questions this may cover include: How to climb the ladder in media industry? How to get noticed? Getting people to invest in you and/or your media brand? Marketing yourself and marketing your brand? Finding your mentor? Leadership tips + advice. How to help other women in the industry?
Coffee BreakDay 13:50 - 4:10The Foyer
In Conversation: Being an ally to each other in the media industry Dana Droppo
CJ Johnson
4:10 - 4:40Main Room
How can white women support men of color? How can men support women?
Panel Session & Q&A: Normalising the conversation: Wellness and mental health in the workplaceNzinga Blake
Rachel Rudwall
Leah Dubie
4:40 - 5:20Main Room
Cocktail Reception with Dulce VidaDay 15:20 - 6:30The Foyer

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