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Power Women Summit 2019 is a Wrap!

 

The atmosphere was electric and we hope that you take that momentum to forge ahead on the road toward 50/50. Please join us for next year’s Summit!

The Power Women Summit will provide two days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking to promote the goal of greater women’s leadership in this industry, and gender balance in media, entertainment and technology overall. With the goal of “Toward 50/50”, our event highlights women of achievement, encourages discussion on topics of impact and creates a lasting community of powerful women.

2019 Speakers

Eva Longoria

Actress, Producer & Director

Golden Globe-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Time’s Up founder, and L’Oréal Paris Global Brand Ambassador, Eva Longoriais leading the charge of diverse and female representation as one of the most significant…

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Chrissy Metz

Actress, "This Is Us"

Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nominee Chrissy Metz stars on the award-winning NBC series “This Is Us,” winner of the 2018 and 2019 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and People’s Choice Award for “Favorite…

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Sophia Bush

Actress & Activist

Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, entrepreneur, and global education access advocate. Bush is a member of the Directors Guild of America in 2017 entered a talent and development deal with 20th Century Fox…

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Nicole Richie

Actress, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Nicole Richie is a Creative Director, actress, entrepreneur, writer, producer, and philanthropist. A native Californian, Richie was born and raised in Los Angeles surrounded by art, music and costumes which has helped foster her artistic…

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Rachel Zoe

CEO, Designer & Philanthropist

Rachel Zoe is a distinguished designer, editor, author, TV personality and entrepreneur renowned for her effortless take on glamour. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste accessible as Creative Director of the Rachel Zoe…

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Gigi Gorgeous

Activist & Author

Gigi Gorgeous is a YouTube star, transgender activist, television personality, actress, model and LGBTQ icon. She has nearly 8 million followers across her social platforms and almost half a billion views on her popular YouTube channel….

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Jennifer Salke

Chief, Amazon Studios

Jennifer Salke is the Head of Amazon Studios. She oversees of all aspects of television and film development as well as production for Amazon’s Global entertainment division. This includes implementing an overall long-term content strategy…

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Alli Webb

Founder, Drybar & Co-Founder, Squeeze

Alli Webb is an Entrepreneur, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author, and Founder of Drybar. After spending 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Webb left the professional hair industry in 2005 to start a family, but…

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Sarah Shahi

Actress

Sarah Shahi stars as Rachel Benham in the SHOWTIME Original Series City on a Hill. She next stars in Netflix’s Dolly Parton Anthology series Heartstrings, releasing in October.  Sarah recently starred on the NBC series Reverie and is best known…

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Gina Torres

Actress, "Suits"

Gina Torres is well known for her role as Jessica Pearson on USA Network’s hit original series “Suits.” Torres can currently be seen toplining and executive producing “Pearson,” which sees her “Suits” character take on…

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Schedule

Advisory Board

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Nancy Josephson

Partner, WME

Nancy Josephson is a partner at WME, with clients in the agency’s television, motion picture literary and talent departments. Her clients include Paul Attanasio (executive producer of “House” and creator of “Bull”), Yvette Lee Bowser…

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Jen Caserta

Chief Transformation Officer, AMC Networks

Recently named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” and to “The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100” lists, IFC President Jennifer Caserta has proven that comedy is serious business. Under Caserta’s leadership, IFC…

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Cindi Berger

CEO and Chairman, PMK-BNC

One could say that a career in public relations was literally “written in the stars” for Cindi Berger, Chairman and CEO, PMK*BNC Public Relations & Marketing, as she had an early affinity for everything pop…

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Stephanie Allain

Founder, Homegrown Pictures

Stephanie Allain is one of the most prolific African-American film producers working today. Her award-winning films by writer/directors of color, make headlines, launch careers and shape the cultural landscape. Critical acclaim includes Oscars, Independent Spirit…

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Dee Dee Myers

EVP, Worldwide Public Affairs, Warner Bros

Margaret Jane “Dee Dee” Myers is an American political analyst who served as the White House Press Secretary during the first two years of the Clinton administration. She was the first woman and the second-youngest…

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Nina Shaw

Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

Nina Shaw is a founding partner of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. Her practice is in the television, motion picture, and live stage area. A native New Yorker, Nina was born and raised…

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Keleigh Thomas Morgan

Partner, Sunshine Sachs

Sunshine Sachs remains a top PR and communications agency, and quietly over the decades, the firm has kept pace with technology and embraced the power to change the world, shape cultures, and create new business…

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Susan Brooks

Founder, Forefront Partners

Susan Brooks is a veteran television, digital and business affairs executive, bringing strategic and innovative thinking, along with decades of established high-level industry relationships, to entertainment negotiations across all media platforms. In 2014, Susan established, FOREFRONT-Partners. …

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Melissa Silverstein

Founder, Women & Hollywood

Melissa Silverstein is a writer and speaker with an extensive expertise in the area of women and Hollywood. She is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for…

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Kelly Bush Novak

CEO, ID

Kelly Bush Novak launched her public relations agency in 1993 with three unknown clients and a surplus of now legendary tenacity. Her innovative, team-focused company culture attracts the most talented of her peers to join…

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Beatriz Acevedo

Award Winning Media Executive, Entrepreneur & Social Impact Advocate

Beatriz Acevedo is a digital pioneer and veteran TV Producer with more than 20 years of entertainment experience, having created, developed and produced hundreds of original, primetime television shows and award-winning digital series in multiple…

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Cathy Schulman

President, Women in Film

Cathy Schulman, a Best Picture Academy Award® winning producer and veteran film executive, is the president and CEO of Welle Entertainment, a film and television production and finance company that opened its doors in 2017….

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About

TheWrap’s Power Women Summit is the largest gathering ever assembled of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology.  The summit aims to inspire and empower 2,000 women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives.

This summit will provide two days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking to promote the goal of greater women’s leadership in this industry, and gender balance in media, entertainment and technology overall.

The summit represents a significant media platform to celebrate positive examples of individuals and companies that are paving the road to greater inclusivity.  It is also a launchpad and catalyst for concrete measures to help the media and entertainment industry move toward gender equity across the board.

The summit is actively committed to integrating intersectionality in its programming and to embracing diversity in all possible categories.  There will be practical training sessions in leadership. There will be live mentoring sessions for women at all levels of their careers.

And we will integrate a significant philanthropic component in the Summit, through Times Up and other related non-profits.

Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors inspire us with their powerful voices and passion for supporting other women. They are a select group of high-profile women who care deeply about moving the needle and lifting up other women in the entertainment community. They have generously agreed to underwrite five individuals from their networks to attend the summit and also to sponsor a young woman at the start of her career as a rising talent. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please reach out to jeremy.memmi@thewrap.com.

Marketplace

Do you want to get your products out there? Grab your spot at the Power Women Summit Marketplace, part of our historic gathering of 2,000 women on October 24 & 25 in Los Angeles. Join us at The Marketplace this fall. Your company will have the chance to meet other female founders, designers, creators, and power women all while showcasing your product and generating sales.

We have packages for all levels of companies and entrepreneurs – from those who are just starting out to the biggest brands. For more information and to reserve your spot in the Marketplace please reach out to elizabeth.scotti@thewrap.com.

About WrapWomen

WrapWomen is a power base of influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands committed to changing the face of their industries. Through media and live events, we provide a platform to accelerate the vision of women who are building towards a more equitable world. Our events attract a broad network and community of professional women who are decision-makers and mothers, leaders and wives, innovators and activists. Past speakers have included Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winner Cynthia Nixon, author Margaret Atwood, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings, NASA Astrophysicist Andrea Razzaghi and LinkedIn CMO Shannon Stubo.

About the WrapWomen Foundation

WrapWomen is a power base of women gamechangers and changemakers in entertainment, media, and technology committed to empowering women to achieve leadership positions, promote gender equity and combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Through media and live events, we provide a platform to accelerate the vision of women who are building towards a more equitable world.

WrapWomen Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is a leading force in creating a more equitable world for women in entertainment, media and technology. Created in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the foundation provides a platform to combat sexual harassment and promote gender equity through media and live events that support the mission of the foundation.

WrapWomen Foundation is a charitable foundation associated with The Wrap News, Inc., the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media with high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis.

Press

To apply for a media credential for the Power Women Summit, please complete the application here. There are only a small number of press passes given out.  An application/submission does not guarantee a pass.

Event Sponsors

Non-Profit & Community Partners