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About the Event

The Women’s Leadership Forum is AppNexus’ annual invite-only conference for current and aspiring leaders in the global digital community.

On November 9th, we will tackle the key issues facing women in our industry today. The focus is on actionable strategies to help guests effect meaningful change in their organizations, advance their careers, and foster future generations of diverse leaders.

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Alicia Glen

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, New York City

Wade Davis

Feminist, Former NFL Player, Inclusion Consultant, Public Speaker and Writer

Tiffany Dufu

Chief Leadership Officer, Levo and author, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

Moira Forbes

Executive Vice President, Forbes Media, President and Publisher, ForbesWoman

Christina M Greer, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Desiree Gruber

CEO, Full Picture and Executive Producer of Project Runway

Maysaloun Hamoud


Doina Harris

VP, AppNexus

Emily May

Co-Founder, Hollaback!, and The People’s Supper

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Susan Schiekofer

Chief Digital Investment Officer, GroupM U.S.

Eleanor Scott

Radical Candor Coach

Lindsay Van Kirk

Product Line Manager - External Demand Partners, AppNexus

Erin Vilardi

Founder and Director, VoteRunLead

Maysoon Zayid

Actress, Comedian, Disability advocate, and Writer

What to Expect

  • Inspirational and action-oriented talks
    Sessions include: ‘How to Be a Great Boss Without Losing Your Humanity’, ‘Smashing Harmful Stereotypes in Advertising’, and ‘Don’t Run from Opportunity, Run for Office’.
  • Interactive sessions
    Including executive roundtables, lunchtime meditation, and a short film screening & discussion in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival.
  • An opportunity to connect with other leaders
    From across the industry, throughout the day and during our post-event cocktail reception.
  • A welcoming and inclusive environment
    Supported by live captioning, an onsite mothers’ room, and gender inclusive restrooms.

Diversity is Being Invited to the Party: Inclusion is Being Asked to Dance

Vernā Myers, President, The Vernā Myers Company

Insights from the “Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street”

Sallie Krawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network

Thank You To Our Partners