Chair Opening Remarks Day 18:50 - 9:00Main Room
How We Redefined The Dictionary: Merriam-Webster’s Case Study In Digital TransformationLisa Schneider
9:00 - 9:30Main Room
Over the past few years, Merriam-Webster has evolved from a dusty book on the shelf into a timely, relevant resource users turn to every day. They’re building new products, reaching new audiences, and picking up plenty of awards along the way. Hear how they did it, led by the first female head in the company’s nearly 200-year history.
Beyond Pink: It’s Time For Smart Content For WomenDay 19:30 - 10:00Main Room
In Conversation: Building An Inclusive Company Culture From The Ground UpDay 110:00 - 10:30Main Room
Morning Break Day 110:30 - 11:00 The Foyer
Keeping Calm In The Face Of ControversyDay 111:00 - 11:30Main Room
Networking WorkshopDay 111:30 - 11:45Main Room
Panel Session: Women-Led Disruption: Redefining The Media SpaceBonnie Comley
Alessandra Sutera
Angela Moore
Michelle Fine-Smith
11:45 - 12:30Main Room
- Changing the state of media: driving change & transformation - Negotiation & objection handling when exploring new mediums - How to navigate a masculine management environment - Hiring practices
LunchDay 112:30 - 1:15The Foyer
The Opportunities & Challenges of Distributed Storytelling Day 11:15 - 1:45Main Room
Antisocial Social Media Day 11:45 - 2:15Main Room
Roundtable Surgery: Empower & Lead Day 12:15 - 2:45Main Room
Panel Session: Normalising The Conversation: Mental Health, Wellness & Equal PayBridget Moore
2:45 - 3:30Main Room
- How are you normalising & conducting these controversial conversations at work? How do you overcome obstacles (differing points of view, mindsets, etc.)? - How are you - & your organisation – working towards closing the gender pay gap? - What is your, and your employer’s, approach to mental health – do you have any tips to share/(successful) initiatives that have been implemented in your workplace? - In what ways can we make the media space more inclusive of those with disabilities?
BreakDay 13:30 - 3:50The Foyer
The New Old: No One Wants To Hire A Person Over 40Caroline Smigocki
3:50 - 4:20Main Room
When you hear about “ageism in the workplace”, you may have visions of a dinosaur employee that has been with the company for 25 years and still has “surfing the net” in their everyday lexicon. After being laid off due to a reduction in staff, Caroline Smigocki entered the job hunt not even considering she’d run into ageism. Heightening tech skills and showing enthusiasm were only so helpful. The stories of discrimination and implicit bias that she faced were shocking and disheartening. Listen to her journey and how she ultimately convinced them that age ain’t nothing but a number.
High-Impact Leadership Diane Dragan
4:20 - 4:50
How do you find your way forward in the new realities of today's media industry? Join Diane Dragan for practical approaches to sharpening your skills and cultivating an environment that's open, excellent, and focused, while driving results to generate revenue, realize efficiencies, and evolve the culture.
Closing Remarks Day 14:50 - 5:00Main Room
Networking DrinksDay 15:00 - 6:00The Foyer

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