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WHAT: Women of New York
WHEN: December 6, 2016, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Paley Center for Media
7:30 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS
7:30 – 8:20 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & MIMOSA RECEPTION
8:20 WELCOME & GROUND RULES
Melissa Grego, Founder, Melinc and Keynotes & Cocktails
Women of NY Co-Host Michelle Miller, Correspondent, CBS News
8:25 – 8:30 RENT THE RUNWAY AND THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOSCHINO CROSSBODY BAG RAFFLE
8:30 – 8:45 WELCOME SESSION: WHAT DO YOU MEAN, STEAM?
In this candid STEAM primer and Q&A, Christina Miller, President, Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang answers everything you wanted to ask about STEAM, its role in their business, why Cartoon Network made a $30 million commitment to it and why the A in STEAM is a critical distinction.
Moderator: Melissa Grego, Founder, Melinc and Women of NY
Speaker: Christina Miller, President Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang
8:45-9:25 Panel — REINVENT YOURSELF
Veterans of big, successful career transitions share how and why they made the leap, what surprises they encountered in their new chapter and other wisdom they picked up along the way.You may just be inspired to shake your own career up!
Moderator: Michelle Miller, Correspondent, CBS News
Karen Aviram Beatty, Managing Director, Global Search Partnerships, Google, Inc.
Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer, Go90
Caryn Mandabach, Television Producer (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show, Nurse Jackie, Peaky Blinders)
Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, Sundance Selects and IFC Films
9:25 – 10:05 Panel — BRAND YOURSELF
Many of us in media are pros at branding, well, brands. But what about branding ourselves? In this inspiring and candid session, leading executives reveal how to apply what they know about running businesses to running their own careers. Learn from them how to tap into the power of your professional brand.
Moderator: Mona Scott-Young, Founder & CEO, Monami Entertainment and Executive Producer, Love & Hip Hop on VH1
Shelley Brindle, Principal at Brindle and Associates, LLC and Global Ambassador, Vital Voices
Nancy Mendelson Gates, Partner and Co-head, Television Talent Department, United Talent Agency
Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
Laura Molen, Executive VP, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal
10:05 – 10:25 NETWORKING & SNACK BREAK
10:25 – RENT THE RUNWAY AND ROKU RAFFLES
10:30 – 11:10 Panel — INVESTMENT, INCUBATION AND INNOVATION
Guess who is uniquely positioned to spark growth and innovation among female-led and -driven businesses? You! Get the inside track on identifying investors, partners and incubators from this panel of experts. They reveal what you can do today to support / be supported by women in media, entertainment and technology — and be an innovator yourself.
Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent, ABC News; and Host, Creator, and Managing Editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis
Amber Allen, CEO/Chief Strategist, Double A Events
Heather Cabot, Co-Author, Geek Girl Rising (St. Martin’s Press May 2017); Angel Investor and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Jennifer Kavanagh, Principal, BRaVe Media Ventures
Julie Menin, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
11:10 VERA BRADLEY AND PANTY DROP RAFFLES
11:15-11:45 CLOSING CONVERSATION: Q&A WITH JUDY MCGRATH
Speaker: Judy McGrath, Founder and President, Astronauts Wanted
Moderator: Tina Exarhos, Chief Content Officer, NowThis Media
11:45 – 12:30 BREAK-OUT STRUCTURED NETWORKING SESSIONS
Women of New York will dive deeply into the hot topics most important to women working in media, entertainment and technology during this curated and structured networking session. Each registered attendee will have the chance to request their preferred, expert-led table/topic in advance.
Topics | Leaders:
Fostering an Innovative Mindset | Amber Allen, CEO/Chief Strategist, Double A Events
How to Build Great Corporate Culture | Shelley Brindle, Principal at Brindle and Associates, LLC and Global Ambassador, Vital Voices
Digital Media | Joy Jones, VP of Products, The Associated Press
Building a Career in Marketing | Tricia Melton, President, Melton Marketing
How to Find What’s Missing In the Marketplace | Christina Miller, President Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang
Changing Careers | Marie Nelson, VP, News & Public Affairs, PBS
Are You A Freelancer or an Entrepreneur? | Maria Rapetskaya, Founder/Creative Director, Undefined Creative
Programming + Development | Christina Wayne, CEO, Assembly Entertainment
Inside the Minds of Digital Influencers | Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer, go90
Virtual Reality | Rebecca Howard, Senior VP of Emerging Platforms and Partnerships, Discovery Communications
COFFEE + TEA TO GO
AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The use of The Paley Center for Media’s facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Paley Center of any views expressed during this event.
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