February 10-12, 2020, Los Angeles

MAKERS brings together women and men from across all industries to ignite real change.

About The MAKERS Conference

The MAKERS Conference is a global leadership event that brings together more than 600 of the most powerful names in business, entertainment, tech and finance to explore ways to accelerate women’s equality. Each year, this three-day experience provides the inspiration that moves people to action via provocative conversations, compelling storytelling and onstage pledges to advance change.

 

NOT DONE is our theme for the 2020 MAKERS Conference. It’s a phrase inspired by the suffragettes and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It honors all that we’ve tackled in the last 100 years, but also serves as a rallying cry to keep moving forward and finish the job together.

 

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MAKERS is dedicated to providing an accessible environment and experience for all. Please let us know if you need reasonable accommodation by contacting makersconference@makers.com.

 

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2020 Agenda

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12:00 pm

Registration Opens | 5th Floor Lobby

Note: Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m.

4:00 pm

Welcome Reception | Pool Deck, 7th Floor

5:30 pm

Session 1 | Wilshire Ballroom, 5th Floor

Tami Erwin, Executive Vice President & Group CEO, Verizon Business, kicks off the 2020 MAKERS Conference

 

Dyllan McGee, Founder & Executive Producer, MAKERS, welcomes guests to the 2020 MAKERS Conference

 

Kathrine Switzer, Athlete, Author & Advocate, reflects on being the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon and how defining moments can change your life

 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Members of the Together Live Tour Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Cameron Esposito, Amena Brown, Sabrina Jalees, Connie Lim (MILCK) and The War & Treaty — will present a portion of the traveling event, where a diverse group of artists and performers prove the power of sharing personal narratives

 

Michael and Tanya Trotter, who perform and record as The War & Treaty, sing live

 

Ella Bell Smith, Professor, Tuck School of Business, introduces the concept of being a “diplomatic warrior”

7:00 pm

Welcome Dinner | Wilshire Ballroom 3, 5th Floor

Guru Gowrappan, CEO, Verizon Media, opens the MAKERS Family Dinner

 

Katie Couric, Journalist & Founder, Katie Couric Media, hosts the MAKERS Primary with Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost, and Brittany Shepherd, National Politics Reporter, Yahoo News

 

Nurys Castillo, Social Media Producer, Yahoo Lifestyle & Entertainment, introduces Jenny Yang 

 

Jenny Yang, Comedian, Writer, Actor & Host, closes the evening with stand-up comedy

6:30 am

DTLA Run led by Kathrine Switzer, Samantha Gash & lululemon | 5th Floor Lobby

6:30 am

Yoga with Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts & lululemon | Roosevelt, 7th floor

7:30 am

BREAKFAST | Hollywood Ballroom, 7th Floor

8:30 am

SESSION 2 | Wilshire Ballroom, 5th Floor

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with lululemon: Samantha Gash, Global Ambassador, lululemon, sets the tone for day two with an intentionality moment

 

Lori Bongiorno, General Manager, Yahoo News, Lifestyle, Entertainment & MAKERS, on how Verizon Media collaborated with the Women’s Prison Association — and how partner companies can (and should!) too

 

Joanna Barsh, Director Emerita & Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company, gives her annual state of the union on women in the workplace and reveals new findings from the MAKERS On the Front Line study

 

Willie Jackson, Keynote Speaker, Consultant & Facilitator, ReadySet, unpacks how to successfully undertake allyship at work and beyond

 

Gabby Rivera, Author & Creator, talks about bringing multi-dimensional characters to the mainstream

 

Ja’Nay Hawkins, Senior Partnerships Manager, MAKERS, introduces Part 1 of the MAKERS@ Board of Directors Pledges

 

Glory Edim, Founder, Well-Read Black Girl, discusses creating space for black women in the literary world and why seeking different perspectives can change your life

 

Judy Blume, Author, talks to Chelsea Handler, Activist, Best-Selling Author & Comedian, about the lasting impact of her coming-of-age books, the 50th anniversary of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the power of telling it like it is

10:00 am

MORNING BREAK

10:30 am

SESSION 3 | Wilshire Ballroom, 5th Floor

Meredith Kopit Levien, Chief Operating Officer, New York Times, shares the leadership lessons that she discovered while leading a company through a seismic shift

 

Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru and Tokata Iron Eyes, Environmental Justice Activists, talk to Stephanie Shepherd, Entrepreneur & Activist, about how Generation Z is saving the planet — and changing the world

 

Bernice Dapaah, Founder & CEO, Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative, chats with Megan Smith, 3rd U.S. Chief CTO & CEO, shift7, about the intersection of business and sustainability (and unveils a special surprise)

 

Rebecca Traister, Journalist & Author, on why it’s not only OK for women to be “good and mad” today — it’s vital

 

Katie Hill, Former Member of Congress & Advocate, sits down with Lydia Polgreen to discuss the call to action for women and millennials that this moment requires and what’s next in her career

 

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks, explains how owning your authentic self and bringing it to the workplace can transform corporate cultures

12:00 pm

LUNCH | Hollywood Ballroom, 7th Floor

1:30 pm

SESSION 4 | Wilshire Ballroom, 5th Floor

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law, UCLA & Columbia Law School, Executive Director of African American Policy Forum, breaks down the pivotal role of intersectionality in the workplace

 

Anita Hill, Chair, Hollywood Commission, shares with Willow Bay, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, her mission to disrupt Hollywood’s status quo

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with Verizon and P&G: Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon, Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G and Sara Saunders, Associate Brand Director, P&G’s Secret Deodorant, unveil an exciting upcoming project in collaboration with MAKERS

 

Amelia Brodka, Skateboarder & Co-Founder, Exposure Skate, and Sky Brown, Professional Skateboarder & Surfer, join Tony Hawk, Legendary Skateboarder, to discuss skateboarding’s epic transformation into an Olympic sport —  and what it feels like for Sky, 11, to be the the youngest competitor at the 2020 Summer Games

3:00 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 pm

SESSION 5 | Wilshire Ballroom, 5th Floor

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with lululemon: Celeste Burgoyne, EVP, Americas & Global Guest Innovation, lululemon, and Nicole Phillips, Regional Manager, lululemon, on how the company’s inclusive parental leave program empowers employees to transition back into the workplace

 

Anne Wojcicki, CEO & Co-Founder, 23andMe, chats with Anne Fulenwider, Entrepreneur & Operating Partner, Kairos Group, about the intersection of technology, data and healthcare

 

#NOTDONE Pledges Part 2: MAKERS@ Board of Directors on how they will lead their companies in 2020 in order to achieve equality in the workplace

 

Yvonne Orji, Actress on “Insecure,” Comedian & Author, plans to make the audience laugh with her candid views on faith, inclusivity and manifesting your best life

 

Olivia Wilde, Actress, Director & Activist, talks to Katie Couric about her directorial debut Booksmart and bringing authentic women’s stories to the big screen

6:00 pm

BUS TO THE ACE THEATRE | InterContinental Lobby, First Floor

6:15 pm

DINNER AT THE ACE THEATRE

7:30 pm

SESSION 6 | SCREENING AT THE ACE THEATRE

Special screening of The Glorias: Get a first look at the feature film based on Gloria Steinem’s bestselling autobiography My Life on the Road, starring Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore, and directed by Julie Taymor

 

Following the screening, Gloria Steinem, Author & Activist, Julie Taymor, Director, “The Glorias,” and Lorraine Toussaint, Actress, sit down with Billy Eichner, Actor & Comedian, to talk about the forthcoming movie

10:00 pm

BUS BACK TO THE INTERCONTINENTAL

6:30 am

KINRGY with lululemon | Gym, 7th Floor

7:30 am

BREAKFAST | Hollywood Ballroom, 7th Floor

7:30 am

MAKERS@ Board of Directors Meeting | Hancock Park, 5th Floor

8:30 am

SESSION 7 | Wilshire Ballroom, 5th Floor

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with lululemon: Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D., Global Yoga Ambassador, lululemon & Founder, Yoga Literature Art Camp for Teen Girls & Red Clay Yoga, leads a meditation to start day three in the right mindset

 

Kamilah Newton, Writer, Producer & Activist, asks the audience not to discount the power of hiring justice-involved women through her inspiring personal story of resilience and determination

 

Mj Rodriguez, Actress & Activist, talks with Monica Lewinsky, Activist, Producer & Vanity Fair Contributor, about her breakout role in the hit show Pose and all it took to get there

 

Erica Chidi Cohen, CEO & Co-Founder, LOOM, explains why celebrating self-care and body literacy at the workplace is so important

 

Thando Hopa, Diversity Advocate & International Model, on how othering, intersectionality and multiple identities impact diversity and inclusion when it comes to representation

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with SK-II: YoeGin Chang, Brand Director, SK-II Japan, calls out one of the only places where competition has become toxic: beauty

 

Cathy Engelbert, Commissioner, Women’s National Basketball Association, chats with Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company, about how the new groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement reached with the WNBPA is just step one in her plan to change the game for women in sports

 

Tina Tchen, President & CEO, TIME’S UP, talks about building boundless workplaces for all and what’s next for TIME’S UP

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers: Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer, PwC, shares her personal journey in her new role helping shape and grow PwC’s diversity efforts

 

#NOTDONE Pledges Part 3: MAKERS@ Board of Directors on how they will change the game for women at their companies in 2020 — and beyond

 

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence, PolicyLink, leads the audience through an empathy-building session on microaggressions and how companies understanding them is integral to diversity and inclusion

 

Dyllan McGee and Ella Bell Smith close out the Main Stage portion of the conference

10:30 am

MORNING BREAK

11:00 am

WORKSHOPS

Eliminating Racial Microaggressions to Build Cooperation with Angela Glover Blackwell

 

Allyship at Work and Beyond with Willie Jackson

 

MAKERS WORKSHOP presented by Facebook: Leading Conscious Change with Alexis Robin and Gretchen Pisano

1:00 pm

Grab-n-Go Lunch | 7th Floor Foyer

Day 1

12:00 pm — Arrivals

 

4:00 pm — Welcome Reception

 

5:30 pm — Session 1

 

Alex Wallace, General Manager of News, Entertainment & Studios, Verizon Media, kicks off the 2019 MAKERS conference

 

Dyllan McGee, Founder & Executive Producer, MAKERS, welcomes guests to the 2019 MAKERS conference

 

Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA Gymnast and 2018 NCAA Floor Exercise Champion, speaks with Dyllan McGee about burnout, bouncing back and viral fame after scoring a perfect 10 (for the sixth time in her career!)

 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: An excerpt from the play What the Constitution Means to Me (debuting on Broadway Mar. 14th), written and performed by Heidi Schreck, Playwright & Performer, and Rosdely Ciprian and Mike Iveson, Performers (introduced by Lori Bongiorno, General Manager, Yahoo Entertainment, Lifestyle & MAKERS)

 

Gloria Steinem, Author & Activist, talks to Heidi and Rosdely about their hit show — which the New Yorker is calling the “number one play of the year”

 

Ella Bell Smith, Professor, Tuck School of Business, introduces the MAKERS family dinner

 

7:00 pm — Welcome Dinner

 

Guru Gowrappan, CEO, Verizon Media, opens the MAKERS family dinner

 

Glennon Doyle, Author of Love Warrior & Founder, Together Rising, on the importance of bringing “All of Us” to the table

 

Cristela Alonzo, Comedian, Actress, Writer & Producer, closes the evening with a stand-up comedy set (introduced by Lilliana Vazquez, Correspondent, NBC)

Day 2

8:30 am — Session 2

 

Special Message from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State

 

Lori Bongiorno, General Manager, Yahoo Entertainment, Lifestyle & MAKERS, kicks off day two with some life hacks for all

 

Joanna Barsh, Senior Partner Emerita & Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company, reveals findings from a new MAKERS study on equality in the workplace: “MAKERS on the Front Lines: Talent Rising”

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers: Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose Officer & Responsible Business Leader at PwC, on the importance of finding fulfillment at work and in your life

 

Diana Trujillo, Mars 2020 Arm Science Surface Phase Lead, on being an immigrant who turned a far-off dream into a reality

 

Regina Wilson, Firefighter, FDNY, interviews Kristina Kepner, Battalion Chief, LAFD, and Kristin Crowley, Deputy Chief, LAFD, about battling the California wildfires — the front lines of climate change — in a profession dominated by men

 

Leah Smith, Disability Rights Activist, talks to Lydia Polgreen, Editor in Chief, HuffPost, about how your “ism” is an asset

 

Barbara “Dusty” Roads, Flight Attendant & Union Leader, talks to Gloria Steinem, Author & Activist, about how she fought against the airline industry’s sexist working conditions and regulations

 

10:30 am — Session 3

 

Kendall Coyne Schofield, Two-time U.S. Hockey Olympic Medalist & Five-time World Champion, talks to Abby Wambach, American Soccer Icon & Activist for Equality & Inclusion, about being the first woman ever to compete in the National Hockey League’s All-Star Skills Competition

 

Megan Smith, CEO, shift7, talks the future of artificial intelligence, kicking off with Joy Buolamwini’s video “AI, Ain’t I a Woman?” Smith will then be joined by Stephanie Lampkin, CEO & Founder, Blendoor, and Frida Polli, CEO & Co-Founder, pymetrics, for a discussion about reshaping hiring using AI and neuroscience

 

Susan Schuman, CEO, SYPartners, on how to be an effective leader in an ever-changing workplace

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with SK-II: Kylene Campos, Global Marketing Director, SK-II, shows an exclusive preview of SK-II’s provocative new ad (and shows an exclusive preview) — which encourages women to break barriers and change their destiny

 

Lisa Borders, President & CEO, TIME’S UP, talks to Jennifer Garner, Actress, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur, about her career, the last year of TIME’S UP and where the movement is headed

 

1:30 pm — Session 4

 

Jameela Jamil, Actor, Activist & Founder, @I_Weigh, gets candid about disrupting male stereotypes

 

Franklin Leonard, Founder, The Black List, talks to Sarah Ellison, Staff Writer, The Washington Post, about increasing representation in Hollywood — from the writers’ room to director’s chairs

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with lululemon: Celeste Burgoyne, Executive VP of Americas, lululemon talks about navigating life as a woman in leadership, and the importance of relationships, community and leading with the self

 

Vicki Shabo, Vice President for Workplace Policies and Strategies, National Partnership for Women & Families, on the landscape of paid family leave in the U.S. — and what needs to change

 

Arlan Hamilton, Founder & CEO, Backstage Capital, talks to Aisha Tyler, Actress, Director, Author & Entrepreneur, about investing in companies led by underrepresented founders

 

Moj Mahdara, CEO & Founder, Beautycon, on how to ask for what you want, win financial power and use it to level the playing field

 

Nadia Bolz-Weber, Public Theologian, on harnessing the power of your anxiety

 

Session 5

 

Ciara, Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Model & Actress, talks to Angela M. Davis, Founder, AMDIO Method, about how to “Level Up” all aspects of your life

 

Jaylah Johnson, Dancer & Actress, Decibel Media Group, on the viral dance moves that captivated the internet — and landed her in Ciara’s music video

 

Sarah Rothman, Amanda Silverman, Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson and Christine Su, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, The Lede Company, talk to Angie Martinez, President, Angie Martinez Productions, about starting a female-led business in Hollywood

 

MAKERS MOMENT in partnership with Rothy’s: Kerry Cooper, President & COO, Rothy’s, on how women’s fashion can save the planet

 

Carolyn Everson, VP of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook, on how to map out the career you really want

 

Nadya Okamoto, Founder & Executive Director, PERIOD.org & Chief Brand Officer, JUV Consulting, talks with Vincent Forand, Co-Founder & Operations Director, PERIOD., Inc., about taking the taboo (and taxes!) out of tampons

 

Special Performance: Lynzy Lab, Artist & Activist, does her viral hit “It’s a Scary Time (For Boys)”

 

Session 6

 

Jada Pinkett Smith, Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur, leads a dynamic Red Table Talk featuring Ellen Pao, CEO & Co-Founder, Project Include, discuss the importance of women supporting women

 

Sharon White-Harrigan, Clinical Director, Women’s Prison Association, talks about America’s broken criminal justice system

 

John Legend, Singer, Songwriter & Activist, leads a panel on criminal justice reform featuring Lenore Anderson, President, Alliance for Safety & Justice, Malika Saada Saar, Senior Counsel on Civil & Human Rights, Google and Robert Rooks, VP, Alliance for Safety & Justice

 

Special Performance: John Legend, Singer, Songwriter & Activist

 

Special Performance

 

Zoe Novak, Musician

Day 3

8:30 am — Session 7

 

Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts,Ph.D., Global Yoga Ambassador, lululemon & Founder, Yoga Literature Art Camp for Teen Girls & Red Clay Yoga, leads a meditation to kick off the day

 

Rachel Thomas, Co-Founder & President, Lean In, on the state of women in the workplace

 

#RAISEYOURVOICE Pledges, MAKERS@ Board of Directors, on how they will change the game for women at their companies in 2019

 

Kara Nortman, Partner, Upfront Ventures & Co-Founder, All Raise, and Nairi Hourdajian, VP of Marketing and Communications, Canaan & Co-Founder, All Raise, talk with Lilliana Vazquez, Correspondent, NBC, about increasing the number of women in the senior ranks of venture capital

 

Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble, on why brands should get involved in social and cultural issues, with insights from the new Gillette film which defines the best men can be in today’s world

 

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, talks to Willow Bay, Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry

 

Terry Crews, Actor & Activist, talks about the power of men saying ‘me too’

 

Amanda Nguyen, CEO & Founder, Rise Up, Inc., talks about launching a social justice accelerator to empower the young activists of tomorrow

 

Corey Rae, Activist, Model & Writer, talks to Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD, about the new GLAAD List, being the first transgender prom queen, and what “All of Us” means to her

 

Tarana Burke, Activist, Advocate & Founder, ‘me too’ Movement, talks to Lydia Polgreen, Editor in Chief, HuffPost, about how empathy empowers survivors — and what she envisions for the future

 

Ella Bell Smith, Professor, Tuck School of Business, introduces workshop leaders

 

11:00 am to 1:00 pm — Workshops

 

Declare a Bold Vision: Take Ownership of Your Career and Life!
Lisa McCarthy, CEO, Fast Forward Group, leads a vision-writing session that will transform how you approach your work and life


Being Mindful When Your Mind is Full: A Practice for Leadership

Danielle Mika Nagel, Director, Mindful Performance, lululemon provides you with the tools to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine

 

Revealing More of Yourself as a Leader 
Jana Rich, Founder & CEO, Rich Talent Group, Susan Schuman, CEO, SYPartners, and Steven Wolfe Pereira, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Quantcast, help you hone in on your unique leadership capabilities

 

1:00 pm — Lunch & Departures

Speakers

Meet MAKERS Conference speakers.

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Abby Haglage

Senior Editor & Writer, Yahoo Lifestyle & MAKERS

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Alexis Robin

COO, pLink Leadership

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Amelia Brodka

Skateboarder & Co-Founder, Exposure Skate

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Amena Brown

Poet & Co-Founder, Sol Graffiti, Inc.

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Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder in Residence, PolicyLink

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Anita Hill

Chair, Hollywood Commission

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Anne Fulenwider

Operating Partner, Kairos Group & Entrepreneur

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Anne Wojcicki

CEO & Co-Founder, 23andMe

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Bernice Dapaah

Founder & CEO, Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative

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Billy Eichner

Actor, Comedian & Writer

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Brittany Shepherd

National Politics Reporter, Yahoo News

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Cameron Esposito

Stand-Up Comic, Actor & Writer

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Cathy Engelbert

Commissioner, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

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Celeste Burgoyne

EVP, Americas & Global Guest Innovation, lululemon

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Chelsea Handler

Activist, Best-Selling Author & Comedian

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Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D.

Founder & Co-Director, Yoga, Literature & Art Camp at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

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Cynt Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

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Diego Scotti

EVP & CMO, Verizon

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Dyllan McGee

Founder & Executive Producer, MAKERS

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Ella Bell Smith

Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

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Erica Chidi Cohen

CEO & Co-Founder, LOOM

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Gabby Rivera

Author & Creator

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Gloria Steinem

Author & Activist

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Glory Edim

Author, Activist & Founder, Well-Read Black Girl

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Gretchen Pisano

CEO & Co-Founder, pLink Leadership

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Guru Gowrappan

CEO, Verizon Media

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Ja’Nay Hawkins

Senior Partnerships Manager, MAKERS

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Jazzy T

DJ, Producer & Radio Personality

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Jennifer Rudolph Walsh

Co-Founder, Together Live

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Jenny Yang

Comedian, Writer, Actor & Host

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Joanna Barsh

Director Emerita & Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

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Judy Blume

Author

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Julie Taymor

Director

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Kamilah Newton

Writer, Producer & Activist

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Kathrine Switzer

Athlete, Author & Advocate

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Katie Couric

Journalist & Founder, Katie Couric Media

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Katie Hill

Former Member of Congress & Advocate

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Kimberlé Crenshaw

Professor of Law & Executive Director, African American Policy Forum

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Lori Bongiorno

General Manager, Yahoo News, Lifestyle, Entertainment & MAKERS

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Lorraine Toussaint

Actress

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Lydia Polgreen

Editor in Chief, HuffPost

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Marc Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer, P&G

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Megan Smith

CEO, shift7 & Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer

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Meredith Kopit Levien

Chief Operating Officer, The New York Times

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MILCK

Singer & Songwriter

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Mj Rodriguez

Actress & Activist

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Monica Lewinsky

Activist, Producer & Vanity Fair Contributor

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Nicole Phillips

U.S. South West Regional Manager, lululemon

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Nurys Castillo

Entertainment Host & Producer, Yahoo Lifestyle

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Olivia Wilde

Actress, Director, Producer & Activist

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Rebecca Traister

Journalist & Author

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Sabrina Jalees

Actor & Stand-up Comedian

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Samantha Gash

Global Running Ambassador, lululemon

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Sara Saunders

Associate Brand Director, P&G’s Secret Deodorant

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Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer, PwC

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Sky Brown

Professional Skateboarder & Surfer

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Stephanie Mehta

Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

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Stephanie Shepherd

Entrepreneur & Activist

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Tami Erwin

Executive Vice President & Group CEO, Verizon Business

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Thando Hopa

Diversity Advocate & International Model

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The War and Treaty

Artists

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Tina Tchen

President & CEO, TIME’S UP

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Tokata Iron Eyes

Indigenous Feminist & Climate Activist

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Tony Hawk

Legendary Skateboarder, Entrepreneur & Founder, The Tony Hawk Foundation

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Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru

Environmental Justice Advocate

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Willie Jackson

Keynote Speaker, Consultant & Facilitator, ReadySet

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Willow Bay

Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

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Yoegin Chang

Brand Leader, SK-II Japan

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Yvonne Orji

Actress, Comedian & Author

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Abby Wambach

American Soccer Icon & Activist for Equality & Inclusion

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Aisha Tyler

Actress, Director, Author & Entrepreneur

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Alex Wallace

General Manager of News, Entertainment & Studios, Verizon Media

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Amanda Nguyen

CEO & Founder, Rise Up, Inc.

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Amanda Silverman

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Lede Company

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Angela M. Davis

Founder, AMDIO METHOD

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Angie Martinez

President, Angie Martinez Productions

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Arlan Hamilton

Founder & CEO, Backstage Capital

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Carolyn Everson

VP of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

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Celeste Burgoyne

EVP, Americas & Global Guest Innovation, lululemon

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Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D.

Founder & Co-Director, Yoga, Literature & Art Camp at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

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Christine Su

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Lede Company

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Ciara

Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter, Producer, Model & Actress

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Corey Rae

Activist, Model & Writer

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Cristela Alonzo

Comedian, Actress, Writer & Producer

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Diana Trujillo

Mars 2020 Arm Science Surface Phase Lead

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Dyllan McGee

Founder & Executive Producer, MAKERS

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Ella Bell Smith

Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

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Ellen Pao

Founder, Project Include

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Franklin Leonard

Founder, The Black List

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Frida Polli

CEO & Co-Founder, pymetrics

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Glennon Doyle

Author of Love Warrior & Founder, Together Rising

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Gloria Steinem

Author & Activist

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Guru Gowrappan

CEO, Verizon Media

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Heidi Schreck

Playwright & Performer

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur

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Jameela Jamil

Actor, Activist & Founder, @I_Weigh

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Jaylah Johnson

Dancer & Actor, Decibel Media Group

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Jennifer Garner

Actress, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

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Joanna Barsh

Director Emerita & Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

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John Legend

Singer, Songwriter & Activist

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Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures & Co-Founder, All Raise

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Katelyn Ohashi

UCLA Gymnast and 2018 NCAA Floor Exercise Champion

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Kendall Coyne Schofield

Kendall Coyne Schofield

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Kerry Cooper

President & Chief Operating Officer, Rothy’s

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Kristin Crowley

Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department

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Kristina Kepner

Battalion Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department

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Kylene Campos

Global Marketing Director, SK-II

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Leah Smith

Disability Rights Activist

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Lenore Anderson

President, Alliance for Safety & Justice

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Lilliana Vazquez

Correspondent, NBC

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Lisa Borders

CEO & President, TIME’S UP

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Lisa McCarthy

CEO, Fast Forward Group

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Lori Bongiorno

General Manager, Yahoo News, Lifestyle, Entertainment & MAKERS

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Lydia Polgreen

Editor in Chief, HuffPost

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Lynzy Lab

Artist & Activist

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Malika Saada Saar

Senior Counsel on Civil & Human Rights, Google

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Marc Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer, P&G

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Megan Smith

CEO, shift7 & Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer

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Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Lede Company

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Mike Iveson

Performer, What The Constitution Means to Me

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Moj Mahdara

CEO & Founder, Beautycon

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Nadia Bolz-Weber

Public Theologian

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Nadya Okamoto

Founder & Executive Director, PERIOD.org

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Nairi Hourdajian

VP of Marketing and Communications, Canaan

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Rachel Thomas

Co-Founder & President, Lean In

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Regina Wilson

Firefighter, Fire Department of the City of New York

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Robert Rooks

VP, Alliance for Safety & Justice

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Rosdely Ciprian

Actor & High School Debate Star

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Sarah Kate Ellis

President & CEO, GLAAD

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Sarah Levinson Rothman

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, The Lede Company

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Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer, PwC

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Sharon White-Harrigan

Clinical Director, Women’s Prison Association

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Stephanie Lampkin

Founder & CEO, Blendoor

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Susan Schuman

CEO, SYPartners

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Tarana Burke

Activist, Advocate & Founder, ‘me too’ Movement

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Ted Sarandos

Chief Content Officer, Netflix

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Terry Crews

Actor & Activist

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Vicki Shabo

VP, National Partnership for Women & Families

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Vincent Forand

Co-Founder & Operations Director, PERIOD., Inc.

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Willow Bay

Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

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Zoe Novak

Musician

2020 Sponsors

For information about sponsorship opportunities at The 2020 MAKERS Conference reach out to partners@makers.com.

2020 MAKERS@ Partners

MAKERS@ is the brand’s partnership program to connect and inspire executives at the forefront of equality initiatives impacting real change at work and beyond. Please contact partners@makers.com for details on the MAKERS@ program and learn how your company can participate.

 

2020 MAKERS@ Board of Directors

Each partner organization selects a female executive leader to serve on the MAKERS@ Board of Directors, joining an accomplished group of senior executives across sectors committed to furthering equality in the workplace.

 

 

Nicky Bell

SVP, Managing Director

R/GA

Deirdre Bigley

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Bloomberg

Kathryn Brown

Managing Director

BBDO

Celeste Burgoyne

Executive Vice President, Americas

lululemon

Kasha Cacy

Global Chief Executive Officer

Engine

Alix Colehour

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Sleep Number

Lauren Crampsie

Worldwide Chief Marketing Officer

Ogilvy

Katrina Cukaj

Executive Vice President of Ad Sales Strategy

Warner Media

Kweilin Ellingrud

Senior Partner

McKinsey & Company

Julie Fink

Managing Partner

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

Linda Fitzimmons

President of Operations

Zenith Media

Jean Freeman

Principal + Chief Executive Officer

Zambezi

Laura Fuentes

SVP, Talent, Rewards and People Analytics

Hilton

Sheryl Goldstein

SVP, Member Engagement & Development

IAB

Holly Gordon

Chief Impact Officer

Participant Media

Ali Harnell

President and Chief Strategy Officer, Women Nation

Live Nation

Cilsy Harris

Enterprise/Corporate Chief Information Officer

The Hanover Insurance Group

Michelle Hulst

GVP, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Oracle Data Cloud

Nicole Jenkins

Managing Director

UBS

Katie Juran

Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Adobe

Tracy Keim

VP, Consumer Marketing and Brand

23andMe

Michelle Klein

VP Global Customer Marketing

Facebook

Cassandra Knight

Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel

PayPal

Meera Krishnamurthy

Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit Leader for Insurance, North America

Cognizant

Bo Young Lee

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Uber

Tara Levy

VP of Agency and Brand Solutions

Google

Lynn Lewis

U.S. Chief Executive Officer

UMWW

Wendy Lewis

Global Chief Diversity Officer, VP Global Community Engagement

McDonald’s Corporation

Lisa McKnight

SVP & Global Manager, Barbie – Mattel, Inc.

Mattel

Shareka Nelson

Global Diversity & Inclusion Head

MailChimp

Chiaki Nishino

Senior Partner, Head of North America Region

Prophet

Ije-Enu U. Nwosu

Executive Director of Impact Spending

Kaiser Permanente

Shelley O’Connor

Managing Director & Co-Head of Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley

Lydia Polgreen

Editor, HuffPost

Verizon Media

Jana Rich

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rich Talent Group

Julie Rottenberg

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Counsel, North America, Risk and Merchant Solution

Visa

Suzy Sammons

Vice President, Communications

Stitch Fix

Sheila Shekar Pollak

Chief Marketing Officer

Athleta

Lisa Sherman

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ad Council

Gayle Troberman

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer

iHeartMedia

Tiffany R. Warren

SVP, Chief Diversity Officer

Omnicom Group

Magda Yrizarry

SVP, Chief Talent & Diversity Officer

Verizon

Shelly Zalis

Chief Executive Officer

The Female Quotient