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Friday, December 1
 

8:45am

Check-In / Breakfast
Attendee check-in begins at 8:45 AM! Once checked in, plan to grab some breakfast and fuel up for the day.

Friday December 1, 2017 8:45am - 9:30am
TOMS HQ Playa Vista

9:30am

Welcome!
A few words from Teen Vogue Editor in Chief Elaine Welteroth about what's in store for the day.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth

Editor in Chief, Teen Vogue
As Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is responsible for representing Teen Vogue's editorial vision, while also expanding the brand's presence through new consumer experiences and products. Most recently, Welteroth served as Teen Vogue's editor, where she managed the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue's coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Welteroth edited September... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 9:30am - 9:40am
TOMS HQ Playa Vista

11:00am

@Werk Immersion | Track 1
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself in authentic career experiences with 72andSunny, Omaze, and Sundance Institute with behind-the-scenes activities and workshops that teach you how these companies are tearing it up.

Speakers
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72andSunny

In the wake of political turmoil, a new narrative of divisiveness has spread across the world. But hate, division, and fear have sparked a new force across the globe--creative activism. It’s especially taking hold in within art, music, business, editorial and social media. On this visit to 72andSunny, partake in a discussion and interactive activity that will reflect on the powerful and positive ways all of us can make an impact with our creativity. | | This experience at 72andSunny will be hosted by Director of Strategy, Kelly Schoeffel and feature: | K.Flay, Singer Natasha Phan... Read More →
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Sundance Institute

Visit the Sundance Institute office to learn about one of their newest artist programs supporting emerging creatives: Sundance Ignite. Hear from four female Ignite Fellows about their experience over the last year as a fellow, what it is like to attend the Sundance Film Festival, and what it takes to get your films made as a young creative. Watch some short films, learn about Sundance Ignite and expand your creative community! | | This experience at Sundance Institute will be hosted by the director of Sundance... Read More →
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Omaze

Omaze supports nonprofits and charitable organizations by helping them to raise money in a continuous, sustainable way… while making giving as fun and easy as possible in the process for the public. How, you ask? They work with celebrities and influencers to curate once-in-a-lifetime, dream experiences (be Conan... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 4:30pm
Various Locations

11:00am

@Werk Immersion | Track 2
Limited Capacity filling up

Immerse yourself in authentic career experiences with Beautycounter, New Form Digital, and Illumination Entertainment with behind-the-scenes activities and workshops that teach you how these three companies are tearing it up.

Speakers
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Beautycounter

Beauty, meet advocacy. Visit the HQ of Beautycounter, the skincare and cosmetics brand that is on a mission to make not only their own products, but the entire beauty industry, safer. Beautycounter restricts the use of over 1500 questionable or harmful ingredients when it formulating their products, and is working with nonprofits and legislators to make these regulations law. Learn how a for-profit company is balancing its bottom line with a guiding social mission, as well as what... Read More →
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Illumination Entertainment

Illumination was founded with the goal of infusing joy and discovery into every character and putting smiles on the faces of every person in our audience, no matter their age or nationality. The powerhouse studio is behind blockbusters such as the "Despicable Me" franchise, "Sing" and "The Secret Life of Pets." A look behind the scenes finds creators who each have unique stories of their own. Join the team at Illumination for an immersive experience to learn how one creates art for their job and how the team works together to create something bigger. Prepare to be inspired by artists, collaborators and chief boss of the Minions, Chris Meledandri. | | This experience at Illumination Entertainment will be hosted... Read More →
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New Form

On this visit to New Form, go behind the scenes of STEM 10, a docuseries from the entertainment studio focused on highlighting diversity in the science and tech sectors. Learn how New Form works with creative partners and talent to develop and distribute great stories. | | This experience at New Form will... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 4:30pm
Various Locations

11:00am

@Werk Immersion | Track 3
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself in authentic career experiences with TOMS, YouTube, and One Love + MAL FOR GOOD with behind-the-scenes activities and workshops that teach you how these three companies are tearing it up.

Speakers
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One Love + MAL FOR GOOD

Combine creativity and compassion at one of LA’s top social impact agencies, MAL\FORGOOD. MFG is transforming the advertising industry, using their creative superpowers to spark social change around the world. Partnering with the One Love Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches young adults about the warning signs of unhealthy relationships, MFG will host a panel that will take you behind-the-scenes of their most recent campaign. Then... Read More →
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TOMS

Have you wondered how TOMS designers make shoes and sunglasses that both look good and do good? On this visit to TOMS HQ, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie and Creative Director, John Whitledge will take you through the process of product development, from trend foreca... Read More →
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YouTube

Tour through YouTube Space LA, a state-of-the-art production facility where YouTube creators come bring their big ideas to life with the latest production technology, get training from industry experts, and build their networks through meeting other creators. Then, listen in for... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 4:30pm
Various Locations

11:00am

@Werk Immersion | Track 4
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself in authentic career experiences with Coolhaus, Headspace, and Instagram with behind-the-scenes activities and workshops that teach you how these three companies are tearing it up.

Speakers
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Coolhaus

Visit Coolhaus, the brainchild of architect-come-ice cream purveyor Natasha Case. Natasha will share lessons she's learned fusing her passion for architecture with her love for food, take you behind-the-scenes of how new flavors are researched and developed, and more. | | This I... Read More →
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Headspace

On this visit to the HQ of Headspace, the guided meditation app that’s taken the world by storm with more than 6 million users across the globe, meet Chief People Officer Dolores Tersigni, who is tasked with defining and sustaining the company’s culture—from shaping diversity hiring practices, to ensuring that the workplace is safe, open, and supportive of mindfulness and mental health. Discover what goes into creating the workplace of your dreams! | | This Immersion at Headspace will be hosted... Read More →
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Instagram

Go inside Instagram for a conversation with the women leaders of Instagram and Facebook. From influencer and entertainment relations to engineering, product development and beyond, discover what it’s like behind-the-scenes of your favorite app. | | This experience at Instagram will be hosted by Shavone Charles, the head of global music... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 4:30pm
Various Locations

11:00am

@Werk Immersion | Track 5
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself in authentic career experiences with Clique, Girlboss, and United Talent Agency with behind-the-scenes activities and workshops that teach you how these three companies are tearing it up.

Speakers
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United Talent Agency

Hosted at United Talent Agency, Digital Media Agent Ali Berman who represents some of the internet’s leading digital influencers and content creators will sit down with her client, YouTuber Olivia Jade, who boasts over a million subscribers on her popular lifestyle YouTube channel. The pair will discuss the trajectory of their respective careers and offer advice about managing a digital brand, school and career. | | This Immersion at United Talent Agency will be hosted... Read More →
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Clique

Deep-dive into the point-of-view of Clique—the parent company of brands like Who What Wear, MyDomaine, Byrdie, College Fashionista, and more—from leadership skills to brand expansion, and of course, how they are merging content and commerce while evolving alongside the media land... Read More →
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Girlboss

OOn this visit to the Girlboss headquarters, learn how to become your own version of a girlboss...from the original, Sophia Amoruso! Sophia and her team will share their paths to leadership in media and beyond, and help you envision your dream career and a path that will get you there. This session at the Girlboss HQ will be hosted by founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso, as well as: | Neha Gandhi, COO and Editor in Chief Jerico Mandybur, Editorial Director Meghan Raab, Audience Development Athena... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 4:30pm
Various Locations

11:00am

@Werk Immersion | Track 6
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself in authentic career experiences with Ban.do, Participant Media, and "Chelsea" at Netflix with behind-the-scenes activities and workshops that teach you how these three companies are tearing it up.

Speakers
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Ban.do

Visit LA-based lifestyle brand Ban.do and immerse yourself in their culture of community, friendship, and fun. Discover how the ethos of the brand comes to life in its office, its approach to work-life, and of course, its products. Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jen Gotch and her team will answer your most burning questions about entrepreneurship and leadership in an experience they call "Honor Roll," before you break out into teams to "design your own ban.do!" | | The experience at Ban.do's offices will be hosted by Cofounder and Chief Creative... Read More →
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Participant Media

Participant Media is a different kind of entertainment media company. Since its foundation in 2004, Participant has held a firm commitment to creating content that inspires and compels social change, combining the power of great storytelling with opportunities for audiences to involve themselves around the... Read More →
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"Chelsea" at Netflix

Visit the studio of “Chelsea,” Netflix’s first-ever late night talk show hosted by comedian, author, and activist Chelsea Handler. Go behind-the-scenes of the show, meeting people from producers and stylists, to writers and more. Before you leave, take a seat in the studio audience to hear from Chelsea herself about leadership lessons... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 11:00am - 4:30pm
Various Locations

5:30pm

Opening Night Mixer
Day One of the Teen Vogue Summit will culminate with an evening Mixer, complete with food, drinks, and a celebration of the 2017 class of 21 Under 21 honorees (talk about #GOALS!).

Plus, meet Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Chrissie Fit, stars of the upcoming film, Pitch Perfect 3, as they give you a sneak peak at the movie (in theaters December 22nd), share the inside story on the making of the film, and do a little karaoke with you live! 

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth

Editor in Chief, Teen Vogue
As Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is responsible for representing Teen Vogue's editorial vision, while also expanding the brand's presence through new consumer experiences and products. Most recently, Welteroth served as Teen Vogue's editor, where she managed the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue's coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Welteroth edited September... Read More →


Friday December 1, 2017 5:30pm - 7:45pm
TOMS HQ Playa Vista
 
Saturday, December 2
 

8:00am

MORNING YOGA
Limited Capacity filling up

Enjoy an easy morning yoga class and meditation with Karena and Katrina, cofounders of Tone It Up. Come dressed for the day—no special clothing or gear will be needed.

Speakers
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Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott

Tone It Up
Triathlete and fitness model turned personal trainer and lifestyle celebrity, Karena Dawn, first fell in love with sports and fitness growing up in Indiana. She followed her father’s footsteps when she signed up for her first half marathon at 12 and has fond memories watching her mother work out to the likes of Jane Fonda and Kathy... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Registration / Breakfast
Attendee check-in begins at 8:30 AM! Once checked in, plan to grab some breakfast and fuel up for the day.

Saturday December 2, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am
72andSunny Playa Vista

9:45am

SPONSOR SESSION | The New Definition of Well-Being *presented by Philosophy*
Stress, anxiety and depression are the top issues women are concerned about for themselves and those they care about. Likewise, achieving balance between personal, educational, and at-work success is becoming more of a challenge. In this conversation, Dr. Kavita Beri will help reframe your understanding and prioritization of well-being, and provide thoughts on how to incorporate it into your everyday life. Be prepared to rethink your answers to questions like: How do you define wellbeing and how does it materialize in your life? Who do you share ideas about well-being to/with? How, where, and from whom are you learning about well-being?

Speakers
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Dr. Kavita Beri

Medical Director and Owner, Beri Esthetique Mind Body Skin
Dr. Kavita Beri is a Board-Certified Physician and Scientist in the field of Regenerative Medicine. She is the Chair of the International Society of Regenerative Medicine: Anti-Aging and Aesthetics. Dr. Beri is the Medical Director and Owner of Beri Esthetique Mind Body Skin, an integrative next generation holistic med spa in Ocean NJ... Read More →
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Vera Papisova

Digital Wellness Editor, Teen Vogue
Vera Papisova is Teen Vogue’s first ever wellness editor, responsible for spearheading coverage of mental and physical health, sexual health, relationships, body image, gender, and more through an intersectional lens. She’s the magazine’s first editor to commission columns focusing on sex education, fat identity, and slut shaming, and she... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
Main Stage

10:10am

Audience Icebreaker
Singer-songwriter sisters Chloe x Halle will lead you in a kickoff exercise that will get your creative juices flowing!

Speakers
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Chloe x Halle

Singer/Songwriters
Sister duo Chloe X Halle navigated YouTube’s pop landscape with a string of jaw-dropping covers the past couple of years revealing their gift for creating keening harmonies and genuine musical moments that showcase their expansive range. It was their soulful rendition of Beyoncé&rsquo... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am
Main Stage

10:30am

Welcome!
Teen Vogue Editor in Chief Elaine Welteroth sets the stage for an incredible day ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth

Editor in Chief, Teen Vogue
As Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is responsible for representing Teen Vogue's editorial vision, while also expanding the brand's presence through new consumer experiences and products. Most recently, Welteroth served as Teen Vogue's editor, where she managed the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue's coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Welteroth edited September... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:30am - 10:40am
Main Stage

10:40am

KEYNOTE | Purpose-Driven Policy: Hillary Clinton x Yara Shahidi on How to *Actually* Change The World
Stay tuned as details are revealed!

Speakers
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Yara Shahidi

Actress, Scholar and Activist
Yara Shahidi is an actress, model, activist and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominated comedy series “black-ish.” She stars as popular teen Zoey Johnson, an ambitious, technologically infatuated high school student. Last spring, Freeform announced the “black-ish&rdquo... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 10:40am - 11:15am
Main Stage

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Actress, activist, and filmmaker Lina Esco
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

In addition to starring on CBS’s “S.W.A.T.,” Hispanic-American actress, filmmaker, and activist Lina Esco is the creator of Free the Nipple, a global movement to bring men and women together to effect gender equality, and The Human Campaign, a nationwide campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Bring your questions for Lina around the intersection of activism and entertainment, how to start a movement or campaign with momentum and tangible impact, how to empower men, women, and people from all background to support your cause, and more.

Speakers
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Lina Esco

Actress, Filmmaker, and Activist, The Human Campaign; Free the Nipple
Lina Esco is a Hispanic-American actress, filmmaker and activist.  Esco will next star in “S.W.A.T.” on CBS alongside Shemar Moore and Stephanie Sigman. The series premieres on Thursday, November 2.    Esco also recently wrapped production on Saman Kesh new film “DOORS” which will be released next year. Additionally, she most recently starred in the series... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Woke Lounge

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Compton Mayor Aja Brown
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Compton’s “millennial Mayor” Aja Brown was elected for a second term earlier in 2017, after originally becoming the youngest mayor ever elected in the city at 31 years old. In her time leading the city, she has lowered rates of crime and unemployment, and boosted local economic development. Bring your questions for Mayor Brown around civic leadership and activism, how to get started in serving your community, lessons from a campaign, and more.


Speakers
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Mayor Aja Brown

Mayor, City of Compton
Mayor Aja Brown made history at 31 as the youngest mayor ever elected in the City of Compton.  A national trailblazer, Mayor Brown’s ‘New Vision for Compton’ is a revitalization strategy centered on 12-key principles that focus on family values, quality of life, economic development and infrastructural growth. She was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term in June of 2017. Under Mayor Browns leadership, Compton has experienced the lowest number of homicides in over 25 years... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Activist Lounge

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Musician-Activist Madame Gandhi
Limited Capacity seats available

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Kiran Gandhi, who performs as Madame Gandhi, is an LA-based musician, activist and music industry thinker. She has toured professionally drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation and currently DJs, drums, tours and produces music under her own name. Kiran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Political Science and Women’s Studies from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has used her degrees to run her own musical project as well as advise music companies such as Spotify, Bonnaroo, YouTube and more.

Bring your questions for Kiran around "atomic living" (making a career out of your passion), owning your voice and engagning safely and healthily in tough conversations around topics like fourth wave feminism, queerness, equality, gender liberation, and intersectionality, and life hacks for the modern creator.

Speakers
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Kiran Gandhi

Musician, Activist, Music Industry Thinker
Kiran Gandhi, who performs as Madame Gandhi, is a Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker. She has toured professionally drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation and currently DJs, drums, tours and produces music under her own name. Her song “The Future is... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Innovator Lounge

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | On Redefining Failure, with Aurora James
Limited Capacity filling up

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Few people know that CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award-winner Aurora James’ path to fashion success story also includes: dropping out of high school, non-committally studying topics from advertising to journalism, and working briefly at an arts nonprofit before leaving it all behind to reconnect with herself. In today’s world, some may view Aurora’s path as filled with a series of failed starts, but she’s here to change your mind about that. Bring your questions for Aurora on redefining failure, coping with the pressure to succeed, and more.

Speakers
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Aurora James

Creative Director, Brother Vellies
A Toronto-native and New York transplant after a time in Los Angeles, Aurora James has amassed an impressive resume of fashion industry experience. From model agent to curator and now Creative Director of Brother Vellies, James’ years of experience have resulted in a broad knowledge of the industry from all sides. Currently based in Brooklyn, James finds herself traveling to and throughout... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Lounge C

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Sephora's VP of Color Merchandising, Alison Hahn *presented by Sephora*
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Stay tuned as more details are revealed!

Speakers
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Artemis Patrick

Chief Merchandising Officer, Sephora
Artemis Patrick is the Chief Merchandising Officer for Sephora US and is responsible for driving product differentiation, ensuring that every product offered is the newest and best for the ever-changing beauty consumer. Since joining Sephora in February 2006, she has served as VP of eCommerce Merchandising for Sephora.com and as SVP, General Manager for Sephora inside JCPenney. Artemis began her retail career at DFS Group Limited, the... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Creator Lounge

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Social entrepreneur and one-for-one creator, Blake Mycoskie
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

While traveling in Argentina in 2006, Blake witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. His solution was simple yet revolutionary – create a for-profit business with Giving at its core. Blake’s One for One business model provided the powerful foundation for TOMS Shoes and has inspired hundreds of socially-minded companies around the world. Most recently, Blake founded the TOMS Social Entrepreneurship Fund, to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs building a better tomorrow. Bring your questions for Blake around entrepreneurship, how to make an impact through business, and more.

Speakers
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Blake Mycoskie

Founder & Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS
“Our mission is very simple: to use business to improve lives. Not just the lives of the people we serve, but the lives of our customers, our employees, and our suppliers. That’s our first responsibility, our real responsibility.” --Founder & Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS  A visionary global leader, social entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the creator of the... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Lounge B

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Supermodel Beverly Johnson *Presented by #DisruptAging*
Limited Capacity seats available

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Beverly Johnson is an American Supermodel, Actress, New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur. She rose to fame and became a trailblazer who made history when she became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974. In 2014, Beverly came forward as a victim of Bill Cosby’s sexual misconduct and became a lighting rod for the avalanche of other victims that have come forward. Beverly has remained an outspoken and steadfast advocate around women’s issues. Bring your questions for Beverly about facing adversity, breaking boundaries, entrepreneurship and speaking out for issues you believe in.

Speakers
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Beverly Johnson

Supermodel and Entrepreneur
Beverly Johnson is the Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of BJE LLC. Beverly’s “Vision” is to build BJE (aka Beverly Johnson Enterprises) into a multi-billion dollar global brand around The Beverly Johnson Luxurious Lifestyle Brand that represents the “highest quality” luxurious products in Media, Beauty and Cosmetics... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
#GOALS Lounge

11:35am

MENTOR SESSION | Y Combinator admissions manager Stephanie Simon
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Stephanie Simon is an admissions manager at Y Combinator, a startup seed fund that has invested in over 1,500 companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Reddit, and more. Bring your questions for Stephanie around starting a business, finding funding, perfecting your elevator pitch, and more.

Speakers
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Stephanie Simon

Admissions Manager, Y Combinator
Stephanie Simon is an Admissions Manager at Y Combinator, a startup seed fund based in Mountain View, CA that has invested in over 1,500 companies, including Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart, Machine Zone and Docker. Her job involves reading applications and interviewing founders for the YC... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Lounge A

11:35am

PANELS | Pt I: For the Culture: Cultivating Creativity & Crushing Content / Pt. II: Boss Women in Tech
Limited Capacity full

This Double Feature breakout session will include two back-to-back panel discussions. If you select this option for your breakout, you will be signed up for both panels.

PART I: 

For the Culture: Cultivating Creativity & Crushing Content on any Platform, Moderated by Luvvie Ajayi 


Featuring actress, comedian, and writer Yvonne Orji; entertainer Lilly Singh; and director Melina Matsoukas

PART II: 

Boss Women in Tech: Redefining Power in Male-Dominated Spaces


Featuring Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer, Uber; and Whitney Wolfe, founder and CEO, Bumble

Moderators
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Luvvie Ajayi

Author, Speaker, Strategist
Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times-bestselling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology, and activism. A 14-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a widely-respected humor blog that covers everything pop culture... Read More →
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Amanda Southworth

Creator, AnxietyHelper
Amanda Southworth is a 15 year old iOS Developer, as well as a mental health and LGBTQ+ rights activist. She developed her first app, AnxietyHelper in September of 2015, which acts as a guidebook through the expansive world of mental illness. She then launched her second app, Verena, in May of 2017 as a security system for the LGBTQ+ community in the face of a slew of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Programming since 10, she turned her own struggles into a platform that allows her to solve problems facing America today. She then won... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Brand Officer, Uber
Bozoma Saint John is Uber’s chief brand officer, focused on building an emotional connection between Uber’s customers and its brand. Over the course of her career, Bozoma “Boz” Saint John has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing marketing and advertising executive. Bozoma has 20 years of experience that spans multiple industries including consumer packaged goods, digital music/entertainment, fashion, automotive and sports. Prior to Uber, Boz utilized her years of expertise in combining her pop culture savvy, analytical consumer insights, and the ever changing media landscape to mobilize... Read More →
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Melina Matsoukas

Director
The history of film is full of provocateurs. From the earliest agitators to more contemporary lenses, there is a long-established tradition of using visual mediums to confront brutal realities and unpack societal malaise. Director Melina Matsoukas follows in a similar vein, even while simultaneously rejecting the standard formats for controversial content... Read More →
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Yvonne Orji

Actress, Comedienne and Writer
Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on. On television, she stars in HBO’s comedy series Insecure opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas. She is also currently developing a half-hour sitcom, based on her life... Read More →
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Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Programs and Clubs, Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century... Read More →
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Lilly Singh

Entertainer
Lilly Singh (aka iiSuperwomanii) is a multi-faceted comedian and entertainer. She has found worldwide fame through her comedic and inspirational YouTube videos, amassing over 12 million subscribers. She was cast in the upcoming HBO film, Fahrenheit 451 and has appeared in the feature... Read More →
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Whitney Wolfe

Founder and CEO, Bumble
As Founder and CEO of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe helms one of the fastest growing social networks in the world. In less than 3 years, her strategic vision has led to Bumble’s growth of nearly 20 million users worldwide and has singlehandedly disrupted the way people connect online and... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Auditorium

11:35am

WORKSHOP | An Experiment in Daring Discussions: How to Have Productive Conversations When You Don't See Common Ground
Limited Capacity full

Leaders from the Women's March on Washington will provide tangible and tactical tools for approaching conversations across party lines. Put theory into practice in a round robin-style experience posing you in conversations on touchy topics with your peers.

Speakers
avatar for Cassady Fendlay

Cassady Fendlay

Communications Director, Women's March on Washington
Cassady Fendlay is a communications strategist focusing organizing for social justice. She draws on a background of progressive advocacy and labor organizing in her work, most recently serving as Communications Director of the Women’s March on Washington. In 2015, Cassady led com... Read More →
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Sarah Sophie Flicker

Creative Director, Art Not War / The Citizens Band
Sarah Sophie Flicker is an activist, writer, filmmaker, cultural organizer, creative director, and movement builder. She is a Creative Director at progressive media production company Art Not War and the Creative Director of the New York political cabaret troupe The Citizens Band... Read More →
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Carmen Perez

Executive Director / National Co-Chair, The Gathering for Justice / Women’s March on Washington
Carmen Perez is something of a Renaissance woman in modern-day activism. She has dedicated 20 years to advocating for many of today's important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. As the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte, Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace through civil and human rights, building alternatives to incarceration and violence, and providing commentary and guidance for state and federal policy creation... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Room #1

11:35am

WORKSHOP | Creating Your Survival Kit for Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring any questions you may have for Tyler about advocacy, writing as a career, or being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and leave with their insights, as well as a personalized strategy for survival in the face of whatever adversity life may bring your way.

Speakers
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Tyler Ford

Writer, Speaker
Tyler Ford is an agender writer and speaker whose creative and critical writing on queer and trans identity inspires, comforts, and challenges a diverse spectrum of audiences. Crowned one of Dazed’s “100 Visionary Talents Shaping Youth Culture in 2016,” and writing for publications... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Room #5

11:35am

WORKSHOP | Decoding Artificial Intelligence as A Powerful Tool for Social Good
Limited Capacity filling up

By now you've probably heard at least a few of these terms: artificial intelligence, algorithms, automation... It can be overwhelming to try and see all of these new technologies in perspective, especially since stories about them can be so alarming (killer robots!). In this workshop, Tess Posner, executive director of AI4ALL, will unpack artificial intelligence, discuss some of the actual dangers it poses (like replicating unconscious bias), and then challenge you to figure out how AI can be used as an extremely powerful tool for good.

**You don’t need to know how to code to participate in this workshop—it is accessible to people with all levels of coding and artificial intelligence experience (including no experience!).

Speakers
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Tess Posner

Executive Director, AI4ALL
Tess Posner is a social entrepreneur focused on increasing equity and inclusion in the tech economy. As Executive Director of AI4ALL, she is creating pathways for underrepresented K-12 students to chart a future in the artificial intelligence field, through education programs and peer, mentor, and professional... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Room #2

11:35am

WORKSHOP | Jhene Aiko presents #PennysPen Poetry Workshop powered by Get Schooled
Limited Capacity full

In this intimate workshop, led by singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko, discover how creative writing—from poetry and songwriting to short stories and beyond—can be healing.

Speakers
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Jhene Aiko

Singer / Songwriter
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mix tapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more.  Jhené... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Room #4

11:35am

WORKSHOP | Songwriting 101 with Aly + AJ
Limited Capacity full

Stay tuned as more details are revealed! 

Speakers
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Aly + AJ

Singer-Songwriters
Musical duo, Aly + AJ, who have sold over 2 million records worldwide, return after a 10 year musical hiatus, with their brand new track, "Take Me".  The duo are no strangers to success- they first made their mark with their 2005 gold certified debut record, Into The Rush which debuted at number 36 on the Billboard charts. They followed with their sophomore effort, Insomniatic, which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard charts. Amassing a global following and constantly touring internationally, the duo were hit with various frustrations, from projects being put on hold due to their acting careers, to songs leaking online. After connecting with music industry veteran, Mike Elizondo (of Dr. Dre and Eminem ilk), the sisters began collaborating with Jamie Sierota (former member of Echosmith... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Room #6

11:35am

WORKSHOP | Where Fashion Meets Tech
Limited Capacity full

Lauryn Morris works at Snap Inc, parent company of Snapchat, where she leads the design team behind Spectacles--the company's famed sunglasses with built-in camera. In this workshop, learn tips from Lauryn on how to merge your passions for a career you love (for Lauryn this meant bringing fashion, tech, invention and culture together), plus get hands-on with Specs experience your own "circular" video content.

Speakers
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Lauryn Morris

Spectacles Design Lead, Snap Inc.
Lauryn Morris is Design Lead for Spectacles by Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat. Spectacles are sunglasses that Snap. Lauryn has a passion for wearable technology and enjoys exploring the relationship between technology, fashion and function. She loves influencing how objects will look and behave in the future, and strives to create products that provide people with beautiful, meaningful, uncomplicated experiences. | | Before joining Snap, Lauryn spent a decade designing consumer products, including eyewear and other wearable objects. She has worked for design consultancies and in-house design teams, designing eyewear collections for Michael Kors, DVF and Zac Posen among... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 11:35am - 12:40pm
Room #3

12:55pm

KEYNOTE | A Wrinkle in Hollywood: How Ava Duvernay, Rowan Blanchard, & Storm Reid Are Disrupting Hollywood
Moderators
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Elaine Welteroth

Editor in Chief, Teen Vogue
As Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is responsible for representing Teen Vogue's editorial vision, while also expanding the brand's presence through new consumer experiences and products. Most recently, Welteroth served as Teen Vogue's editor, where she managed the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue's coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Welteroth edited September... Read More →

Speakers
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Rowan Blanchard

Actress and Artist
One of Young Hollywood’s rising stars, Rowan Blanchard is quickly becoming an industry “go to” and a versatile talent to watch.    Next up for Blanchard is the highly touted A Wrinkle in Time, based on the best selling book.  The film is directed by Ava Duvernay and is expected to release in April... Read More →
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Ava DuVernay

Director and Writer
Nominated for the Academy Award and eight EMMYs, winner of the BAFTA for Best Documentary and The Peabody Award, Ava DuVernay's 13TH is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2016. In 2015, DuVernay directed the historical drama SELMA, which garnered four Golden Globe nominations and two Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Her current directorial work includes the award-winning dramatic television series QUEEN SUGAR; and the upcoming Disney feature film A WRINKLE IN TIME. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize for her previous feature MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, DuVernay's early directorial work includes I WILL FOLLOW, VENUS VS. and THIS IS THE LIFE... Read More →
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Storm Reid

Actress
Storm Reid can next be seen as ‘Meg’ in the highly anticipated live action adaptation of acclaimed children's novel, A WRINKLE IN TIME, for Disney. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are also set to star, with multi award winning director, Ava DuVernay, which will release on March 9th... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 12:55pm - 1:30pm
Main Stage

1:30pm

LUNCH!
Saturday December 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
72andSunny Playa Vista

2:30pm

SPONSOR SESSION | Nothing But A Number: Why You're Never Too Young (Or Too Old) To Do Anything *Presented by #DisruptAging*
The most underestimated people in our society are teen girls. In conversation with Teen Vogue's Vera Papisova, Cindy Gallop, legendary advertising exec, digital entrepreneur and the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, will challenge the misconceptions people use to judge you based on age and share strategies for turning your unique perspective into an edge in your career, making sure you don't get taken advantage of as the youngest in the room, and creating the world you want to grow into.

Moderators
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Vera Papisova

Digital Wellness Editor, Teen Vogue
Vera Papisova is Teen Vogue’s first ever wellness editor, responsible for spearheading coverage of mental and physical health, sexual health, relationships, body image, gender, and more through an intersectional lens. She’s the magazine’s first editor to commission columns focusing on sex education, fat identity, and slut shaming, and she... Read More →

Speakers
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Cindy Gallop

Consultant and Entrepreneur
Cindy Gallop is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whose background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising - she started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year.  She is the founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld, co-action software... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Main Stage

2:50pm

KEYNOTE | How to Be a Better Ally, Moderated by DeRay Mckesson
Speakers
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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Founder and Editor in Chief, MuslimGirl.com
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is one of the most visible Muslim faces in America. Her high visibility in mainstream audiences as an MTV host, Youtube Creator for Change ambassador, Forbes columnist and more has established her voice as an authority in Western media. Her role as editor of MuslimGirl.com, the largest platform in the West for Muslim... Read More →
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Tyler Ford

Writer, Speaker
Tyler Ford is an agender writer and speaker whose creative and critical writing on queer and trans identity inspires, comforts, and challenges a diverse spectrum of audiences. Crowned one of Dazed’s “100 Visionary Talents Shaping Youth Culture in 2016,” and writing for publications... Read More →
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DeRay Mckesson

Activist
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds an honorary doctorate from The New School. DeRay has advocated for issues related to childr... Read More →
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Vera Papisova

Digital Wellness Editor, Teen Vogue
Vera Papisova is Teen Vogue’s first ever wellness editor, responsible for spearheading coverage of mental and physical health, sexual health, relationships, body image, gender, and more through an intersectional lens. She’s the magazine’s first editor to commission columns focusing on sex education, fat identity, and slut shaming, and she... Read More →
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Jessamyn Stanley

Yoga Teacher, Body Positive Advocate
Jessamyn Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go Of Fear, Get On The Mat, Love Your Body (Workman Publishing), as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star, and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 2:50pm - 3:25pm
Main Stage

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | 19-year-old human rights activist, model, and student Avery McCall
Limited Capacity filling up

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

After reading and being inspired by the book "Half the Sky" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Avery McCall decided to devote herself to making a difference for people in crisis, particularly women and girls, across the globe. She has since served as a Teen Advisor to the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign, worked with an organization combatting sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, and tutored, mentored, and lived with resettled refugees. Bring your questions for Avery around balancing school and activism, taking gap years before or after college, finding and defining your personal narrative, being the youngest in the room, and more.

Speakers
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Avery McCall

Human Rights Activist, Model, Student
Avery McCall is a 19-year old human rights activist, model, radio show co-host/podcaster, and student. After reading and being inspired by the book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, she decided to devote herself to making a difference for people in crisis, particularly women and girls, across the globe. She has since served as a Teen Advisor to the United Nations Foundation Girl Up Campaign, worked with an organization combatting sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, and tutored, mentored, and lived with resettled refugees. In 2014, she joined the steering committee for the Women and Global Development Forum at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She has spoken to numerous audiences of philanthropists, business leaders, authors, and humanitarians on subjects spanning from... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
#GOALS Lounge

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Author, speaker, and strategist Luvvie Ajayi
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times-bestselling author, speaker, and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology, and activism. She is the voice behind the blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com, and executive director of The Red Pump Project, a nonprofit educates women and girls of color about HIV. Bring your questions for Luvvie around finding confidence in your voice to tell stories, identifying your personal brand, the do’s and don’ts of social media, and more.

Speakers
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Luvvie Ajayi

Author, Speaker, Strategist
Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times-bestselling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology, and activism. A 14-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a widely-respected humor blog that covers everything pop culture... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Lounge A

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Entrepreneur and career development expert Melody Godfred
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Melody Godfred has lived many successful professional lives: as an attorney, a published novelist, a personal branding and career development expert, and most recently as the founder of female-empowering accessories brand Fred and Far: A Self Love Movement (inventors of the Self Love Pinky Ring). Bring your career-focused questions for Melody around starting and running a business, navigating job changes, branding yourself in the job application process, and more.

Speakers
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Melody Godfred

FRED AND FAR / Write In Color, Founder
Melody Godfred is the founder of Fred and Far and creator of the Self Love Pinky Ring. She’s passionate about empowering women to choose themselves and transform their lives. She launched the company in 2016, and today women in 40+ countries wear the Self Love Pinky Ring and other Fred and Far products. By making a pinky promise to practice self love and self care on a daily basis, the women of the Fred and Far Self Love Movement have forged a powerful global... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Creator Lounge

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Girls Make Games creator Laila Shabir *presented by Playstation*
Limited Capacity filling up

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Laila Shabir is the founder and CEO of LearnDistrict, an educational media company, best known for its award winning 'Girls Make Games' summer camps and workshops held in over 38 cities worldwide. In 2014, Laila was named the Games Industry Person of the Year and received the Games Industry Rising Stars Award in 2016 from Xbox for her work with Girls Make Games. Bring your questions for Laila around launching a career in video games, what it means to build a portfolio, how to network to land internships and jobs and more.

Speakers
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Laila Shabir

Creator, Girls Make Games
Laila Shabir is the founder and CEO of LearnDistrict, an educational media company, best known for its award winning 'Girls Make Games' summer camps and workshops held in over 38 cities worldwide. A graduate of MIT, Laila learned the ropes of finance and policy making on Wall St... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Playstation Truck

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Poet and Author Cleo Wade on How to Make It As An Artist
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Stay tuned as more details are revealed! 

Speakers
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Cleo Wade

Artist, Poet, and Author
Cleo Wade, an outspoken artist, speaker, poet, and the author of a forthcoming book, is an inspiring voice in today's world for gender and race equality. She creates motivating messages, blending simplicity with positivity, femininity and arresting honesty. Her poems, accessible yet empowering, speak to a greater future for all women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, preaching love, acceptance, justice, and... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Lounge C

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Reproductive rights activist and comedian Lizz Winstead
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 


As the co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead has made a career of fusing her love for making people laugh with raging against hypocrisy. Now Lizz is using her power to expose misogyny and sexist extremism as founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lady Parts Justice League—a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against bodily autonomy and reproductive rights. Lizz will drive a passionate and illuminating conversation about how you can use comedy to change the way people think, from the stand-up stage, the TV studio, or as a feminist trailblazer in the area of reproductive rights!  Bring your questions for Lizz about starting and running a creative activist organization, building and communicating your personal story, and finding success combining your creativity to impact the social good.


Speakers
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Lizz Winstead

Founder, Lady Parts Justice League
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co founder of Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news. Winstead also brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio's mid-morning show, with Chuck D and Rachel... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Activist Lounge

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Startup entrepreneur and Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Serial startup entrepreneur Morgan DeBaun is the CEO of digital media brand Blavity, focused on black youth culture. She is also one of only 12 black women to raise over $1 million in venture funding. Bring your questions for Morgan around starting or running a business, raising funding, careers in digital media, and more.

Speakers
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Morgan DeBaun

CEO, Blavity
Morgan DeBaun started her career in Silicon Valley and is the CEO of Blavity. She is a serial startup entrepreneur, passionate about building technology at the intersection of creativity and culture. Since founding the company, Morgan has grown Blavity to be one the fastest-growi... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Innovator Lounge

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Startup founder and scholarship expert Christopher Gray
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

After winning $1.3 million in scholarships, Christopher Gray founded Scholly, an app that helps students find money for college. Since founding, Scholly has garnered nearly 2 million users and has helped students across the country find more than $100 million to pay for higher education. Bring your questions for Christopher around how to pay for school and insight on the pros and cons of graduate school, or questions on launching and growing a startup from your dorm room, and more.

Speakers
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Christopher Gray

Founder and CEO, Scholly
After winning $1.3 million in scholarships himself, Christopher Gray founded Scholly, an app that helps students easily find scholarships for college. Scholly was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, landing a deal with Daymond John and Lori Greiner and sparking the biggest fight in Shark... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Lounge B

3:45pm

MENTOR SESSION | Television personality and activist Jeannie Mai
Limited Capacity full

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Jeannie Mai knows a thing or two about what it means to hustle. Currently, she is cohost of the daytime talk show “The Real,” host and executive producer of “How Do I Look? Asia,” and appearing as “Lady Luck” on “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild.” She also volunteers with Heartbeat Vietnam and NightLight International, and she recently executive-produced the documentary “Stopping Traffic,” bringing awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. Bring your questions for Jeannie about balance (work-life balance, balancing personal and passion projects), how to get involved in the effort to end sex trafficking, and more.

Speakers
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Jeannie Mai

Cohost, The Real
Jeannie Mai is a cohost of Emmy® and NAACP Image Award nominated THE REAL, the live daily, one-hour talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network VH1. Along with her fellow THE REAL co-hosts, Mai was nominated for an... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Woke Lounge

3:45pm

PANELS | Pt. I: Fashion on a Mission / Pt. II: Innovators in Beauty
Limited Capacity filling up

This Double Feature breakout session will include two back-to-back panel discussions. If you select this option for your breakout, you will be signed up for both panels.

PART I: 

Fashion on a Mission: Building Your Brand With a Conscious


Featuring Aurora James of Brother Vellies and PREMME cofounders Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason

PART II: Innovators in Beauty

: From Landing the Dream to Building an Empire 


Featuring makeup artist Sir John, and Ipsy cofounder Michelle Phan

Moderators
RJ

Rajni Jacques

Fashion Director, Teen Vogue
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Elaine Welteroth

Editor in Chief, Teen Vogue
As Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is responsible for representing Teen Vogue's editorial vision, while also expanding the brand's presence through new consumer experiences and products. Most recently, Welteroth served as Teen Vogue's editor, where she managed the editorial direction of the magazine. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue's coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Welteroth edited September... Read More →

Speakers
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Gabi Gregg

Cofounder, PREMME
Gabi Gregg is a style blogger and designer whose mission is to not just encourage women of all sizes and cultures to feel beautiful, but to create a movement of body positivity and unapologetic confidence. That is exactly what she did when she ignited a viral crazy in 2012 with her... Read More →
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Aurora James

Creative Director, Brother Vellies
A Toronto-native and New York transplant after a time in Los Angeles, Aurora James has amassed an impressive resume of fashion industry experience. From model agent to curator and now Creative Director of Brother Vellies, James’ years of experience have resulted in a broad knowledge of the industry from all sides. Currently based in Brooklyn, James finds herself traveling to and throughout... Read More →
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Sir John

Makeup Artist
Sir John is a world renowned makeup artist and Mentor on American Beauty Star.     Sir John achieved his own star status with snaps of his globetrotting life and behind-the-scenes work on women like Beyoncé, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Iman, Chrissy Teigen, Serena Williams, the Kardashians, Margot Robbie, and Viola Davis... Read More →
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Nicolette Mason

Cofounder, PREMME
A powerful voice in the LGBTQ and plus-size communities, Nicolette Mason breaks the media molds of beauty standards with the mission that people of any size, color, background or sexual orientation should take risks with their style and embrace their inner voice. One of... Read More →
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Michelle Phan

Cofounder, Ipsy
Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer who trail-blazed her way in the world of fashion and beauty on YouTube. With a growing global community of over 8 million, Michelle’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space. She is an award-winning content creator, and has been featured on Forbes... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Auditorium

3:45pm

WORKSHOP | 13 Reasons Why + It’s On Us on How We Can Change the Culture to End Sexual Violence
Limited Capacity full

Led by ProtectHer founder Alexis Jones and featuring 13 Reasons Why actors Alisha Boe and Justin Prentice, executive producer Joy Gorman Wettels, and It's On Us representatives Lisa Napper and Zeke Thomas, this session will feature a discussion on how we can take steps to begin changing our culture and ending sexual violence.

Following the conversation, partake in an interactive session that will allow you to practice protecting yourself, being an ally to victims of sexual violence, and how to safely and effectively intervene as a bystander.

Speakers
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Alexis Jones

Founder, ProtectHer
Alexis Jones is a self-described all-American, southern belle, Texas tomboy. She grew up in Austin with four older brothers, and later moved to Los Angeles where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in Communication Management, both from the University of Southern California. Alexis then worked at Fox Sports and ESPN, and was a contestant on the hit CBS reality TV show Survivor and a Coach for the MTV show MADE. Leveraging her entertainment background as a vehicle to empower youth, Alexis launched I AM THAT GIRL, and quickly became an internationally recognized speaker, media personality, activist and author. Recently, after being asked to speak to the 18 most influential high school quarterbacks in the country for ESPNU TV show Elite 11, she transitioned to empowering young women to the empowerment of young men. Through ProtectHer, which Alexis founded in 2014, she is working to broaden the narrow definition of... Read More →
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Lisa Napper

Student Advisory Committee Member, It's On Us
Lisa Napper is a psychology and political science double major at Howard University, from Denver, Colorado. Lisa hosted a Take Back the Night event at Howard where she facilitated conversation surrounding a documentary she co-produced on the experiences of African American women and sexual assault. She hosted a Take Back the Night week the following year with a... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room #1

3:45pm

WORKSHOP | Activism in Advertising: Harnessing the Power of Creativity *In collaboration with 72andSunny*
Limited Capacity full

Unleash your creativity and experience what it means to work in today's advertising industry. Join leading creative agency, 72andSunny, to workshop an original activist project and immerse yourself within a real-life brief. Participants will work directly with top strategists, designers and creatives, helping to develop an important platform for social change.


Speakers
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Kelly Schoeffel

Director of Strategy, 72andSunny
​Kelly is Director of Strategy ​at 72andSunny, a marketing, advertising, and design company that specializes in brand transformations and whose mission is to expand and diversify the creative class. ​At 72andSunny, ​ Kelly heads up its cross-disciplinary strategy team, where... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room #3

3:45pm

WORKSHOP | Campaign Training: A Crash Course in Running for Political Office On-Campus or in Your Community!
Limited Capacity full

Ready to be the change you want to see in your community? Curious about running for office or working on a campaign but not sure where to start? Join the United State of Women & IGNITE for this interactive session on how to tackle issues that you are most passionate about and learn the A to Z's of running for political office on your campus and in your community!

Speakers
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Taylor Barnes

Director and Chief of Staff, The United State of Women
Taylor Barnes is the Director and Chief of Staff at The United State of Women (USOW), an initiative out of Civic Nation. USOW worked in partnership with the White House to convene the inaugural United State of Women Summit. They continue to be the megaphone for the gender equality movement, empowering young women across the country and pushing an intersectional feminist agenda through digital organizing and in-person events like their Galvanize... Read More →
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Sara Guillermo

Chief Program Officer , IGNITE
Sara has extensive experience in youth leadership, curriculum development, and program management having developed and led youth empowerment and community service programs at buildOn and Aspire Public Schools for a decade prior to joining IGNITE. Sara started with IGNITE managing our high school programs and was quickly recruited to administer statewide and then national programming. IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of civic and political leaders. Under... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room #2

3:45pm

WORKSHOP | How to Start a Movement and Build Community
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop Alicia and Patrisse will engage the audience to identify what they are most passionate about and teach them how their passion can be mobilized into a movement. They will use interactive tools to detail the rise of #BlackLivesMatter and the development of a new human rights movement. Come ready to engage with each other as well as have fun! 

Speakers
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Patrisse Cullors

Artist, Organizer, Scholar, and Cofounder, Black Lives Matter
Artist, organizer, scholar, and public speaker, Patrisse Cullors, is a Los Angeles native and Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, an online forum that builds connections between Black people and allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue, and create connections that encourage social... Read More →
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Alicia Garza

Director of Strategy and Partnerships, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Alicia Garza is an organizer, writer, and freedom dreamer living and working in Oakland, CA.  She is the Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. She is also the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, a national organizing project focused on combatting anti-Black state sanctioned... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room #5

3:45pm

WORKSHOP | On Creation and Creativity *Presented by LIFEWTR*
Limited Capacity full

Three emerging artists--whose work spans illustration, fashion design, painting and installation--will discuss what it takes to break ground in a competitive landscape, how they have learned to find inspiration, and more, before leading you in a sketching exercise to let your own creative juices flow!


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room #4

3:45pm

WORKSHOP | The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding a Meaningful Mentor
Limited Capacity full

Join Caroline Ghosn, cofounder and CEO of tech-powered and female-focused professional network Levo, for a crash course in all things networking and mentorship. Learn and practice strategies for approaching people in a professional setting, the ins and outs of how to be a good mentor and mentee, and more.

Speakers
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Caroline Ghosn

Cofounder and CEO, Levo
Caroline Ghosn is the cofounder and CEO of Levo, a company that’s using technology to mentor and arm its members with the tools needed to build excellence – to develop their talent, make connections, and learn from each other. Launched in 2012 with an office in San Francisco, Levo was... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:45pm - 4:50pm
Room #6

4:50pm

BREAK | Ice Cream Party with Coolhaus!
Grab a scoop and give your brain a few minutes to chill :)


...also during this time, stop by our Summit book shop on the boardwalk where yoga teacher and body positive advocate Jessamyn Stanley will be signing copies of her book, "Every Body Yoga: Let Go Of Fear, Get On The Mat, Love Your Body."

Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:35pm
72andSunny Playa Vista

5:35pm

KEYNOTE | Speaking Truth to Power: Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Amandla Stenberg on How The People Change Politics
Stay tuned as details are revealed!

Speakers
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Amandla Stenberg

Actress, Activist, and Artist
Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. After the success of the film, Amandla earned a Teen Choice Award in 2012 with Jennifer Lawrence for Film – Choice Chemistry. She was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a Black Reel Award in 2013 for her performance as Rue. Amandla is currently filming Fox 2000's THE HATE U GIVE based on the New York Times Best Selling debut novel from Angela Thomas. The story follows a teen girl who attends a suburban prep school and must deal with the aftermath of witnessing a police offer shoot her unarmed best friend. When called to testify in court, she must face the consequences of what she does or doesn't say. The story is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and George Tillman Jr. is directing the screenplay by Audrey... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 5:35pm - 5:55pm
Main Stage

5:55pm

KEYNOTE | You Are Here: Amandla Stenberg on Self-Care
Stay tuned as more details are revealed!

Speakers
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Amandla Stenberg

Actress, Activist, and Artist
Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. After the success of the film, Amandla earned a Teen Choice Award in 2012 with Jennifer Lawrence for Film – Choice Chemistry. She was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a Black Reel Award in 2013 for her performance as Rue. Amandla is currently filming Fox 2000's THE HATE U GIVE based on the New York Times Best Selling debut novel from Angela Thomas. The story follows a teen girl who attends a suburban prep school and must deal with the aftermath of witnessing a police offer shoot her unarmed best friend. When called to testify in court, she must face the consequences of what she does or doesn't say. The story is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and George Tillman Jr. is directing the screenplay by Audrey... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 5:55pm - 6:12pm
Main Stage

6:15pm

Performer Showcase
As the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit begins to wind down, reflect on your two days of learning and new connections with an artistic compilation of song, word, and creative expression.

Speakers
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FLETCHER

Following her daring debut with her Number 1 Spotify viral track ‘War Paint’ FLETCHER was named one of Spotify’s spotlight acts alongside rising stars such as Troye Sivan and Gallant. With her Finding Fletcher EP having gained over 60 million streams to date, she’s already picked up the attention from PEOPLE where she was named the... Read More →
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Rupi Kaur

Poet, Artist, and Performer
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Over the last 3 years, her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her new book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—America’s best selling book of 2017. “i am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need to be... Read More →
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Rhiannon McGavin

Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles
Rhiannon McGavin is a young spoken word poet, sophomore at UCLA, and the former Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. After gaining recognition for her YouTube channel, “The Geeky Blonde,” Rhiannon has grown to use the platform as a collection of DIY projects, “Condensed... Read More →
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Alex Belle and Isis V.

St. Beauty
St. Beauty is the soulful love-child of Alex Belle and Isis V. Both born and raised in Atlanta— a rarity in the ‘Melting Pot of the South’— Alex and Isis met in College Park while working at a vintage store, and it’s there that they discovered a shared passion for songwriting and... Read More →
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Cleo Wade

Artist, Poet, and Author
Cleo Wade, an outspoken artist, speaker, poet, and the author of a forthcoming book, is an inspiring voice in today's world for gender and race equality. She creates motivating messages, blending simplicity with positivity, femininity and arresting honesty. Her poems, accessible yet empowering, speak to a greater future for all women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, preaching love, acceptance, justice, and... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Main Stage