Monday, June 12, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Finding a Way Back to Togetherness

Featuring Jamal Watkins, SVP of Strategy and Advancement, NAACP, and Maryam Banikarim, Founder, MaryamB + NYCNext

A refresher course on building community, disagreeing more effectively, and learning to love being together again, featuring two veterans from the worlds of social media and politics who are no strangers to conflict resolution.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What Does It Really Mean to Have Privilege?

Featuring Porter Braswell, Cofounder and CEO, Jopwell

Privilege exists in many forms, earned or unearned. How do we acknowledge our different forms of privilege and use that knowledge to design more equitable systems? A discussion with the cofounder and CEO of the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where’s the Exit? The Outlook for Tech Startups

Featuring Anne Clarke Wolff, Founder and CEO, Independence Point Advisors, and Laura Walker Lee, Founder and Managing Partner, Madre Ventures

Last year, venture fundraising hit a nine-year low. But now there are signs that the IPO market could be thawing out. Amid tighter credit conditions, market volatility, bank failures, and a possible recession, how should startups think about their finances, fundraising, and the potential for their own successful exits?

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Staying the Course on DEI

Featuring Virnitia Dixon, Chief Diversity Officer, Santander Holdings USA, and Carol Juel, EVP and Chief Technology and Operating Officer, Synchrony

In an uncertain business landscape, DEI budgets, as well as recruitment and benefits for underrepresented groups, could be on the chopping block. But support for these employees is more important now than ever. We’ll explore why, and discuss strategies for keeping these critical programs intact.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How to Go Viral (The Art and Science of Viral Marketing)

Featuring Geoffrey Goldberg, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, Movers+Shakers

Going viral is hard enough. But when lightning does strike, how do you turn the tidal wave of conversation into long-lasting love for your brand? Go behind the scenes of record-breaking TikTok campaigns created by award-winning agency Movers+Shakers, and learn how to incorporate short-form video and creator collaborations into your next marketing campaign.