WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM

Thursday, October 11, 2018 • New York City

Women's Leadership Forum 2018
The Women’s Leadership Forum is AppNexus’ annual gathering for current and aspiring leaders.

WLF18 took place on October 11, 2018, in New York City.

Throughout the day, 30 world-class speakers shared inspirational stories and action-oriented strategies for creating lasting change for women in the workplace and society – exploring the successes, setbacks, and learnings in efforts toward equality, both over the last year and decades prior.

Watch the session recordings on our YouTube channel.

At WLF18

Featured Sessions

Making Movements Matter: How to Turn Action Into Lasting Change
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Making Movements Matter: How to Turn Action Into Lasting Change

Brittney Cooper, Evan Wolfson and Jamia Wilson discuss how they fight social injustice, the role of rage and anger in movement building, and what you can do both in and outside the workplace to create lasting change for equality.

The ACLU’s Vision for Achieving Gender Justice
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The ACLU’s Vision for Achieving Gender Justice

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” – In our opening WLF18 keynote, ACLU President Susan Herman shares her vision for creating lasting change for gender equality, including the women that have inspired her and the ACLU's work championing women's rights in workplace.

Different Abilities Mean Different Outcomes: Changing Perceptions Around Disability in the Workplace
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Different Abilities Mean Different Outcomes: Changing Perceptions Around Disability in the Workplace

Jim Sinocchi, JPMorgan Chase’s Global Head of Disability Inclusion, and JCC Manhattan’s Allison Kleinman discuss the critical need for – and benefits of – disability inclusion in the workplace, sharing specific and action-oriented strategies to implement in your organization.

Exploring the Complex Relationship between Data, Machine Learning and Equality
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Exploring the Complex Relationship between Data, Machine Learning and Equality

Turner’s Haile Owusu and AppNexus’ Catherine Williams discuss the intersection of technology and society, exploring the dangers of unchecked machine learning to reinforce systems of inequality, and the importance of building diverse teams of ethical data science practitioners.

Beyond Man & Woman: A Look at Nonbinary Identities and Experiences
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Beyond Man & Woman: A Look at Nonbinary Identities and Experiences

In this lightning talk, Warby Parker’s Owen Meehan aims to demystify the gender space outside the man-woman binary, using personal examples, and historical and cultural context.

Resistance Revival Chorus

The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of over 60 women who come together to sing protest songs in the spirit of collective joy and resistance. Born from organizers of the Women’s March, The Chorus believes that art and culture are essential to changing hearts, minds, and history.

2018 Speakers

See the full agenda here.

Christina Beaumier

Christina Beaumier

VP, Advertising Technology, Xandr

Liz Blacker

Liz Blacker

SVP, Branded Content Revenue, Univision Communications Inc.

Farsai Chaikulngamdee

Farsai Chaikulngamdee

Manager, Solutions Consulting, AppNexus

Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper

Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University

Nithya Das

Nithya Das

Chief People and Legal Officer, AppNexus

Marc Dickstein

Marc Dickstein

Coach and Founder, Plus Marc
Co-Founder, Out in Tech

Patsy Doerr

Patsy Doerr

Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

Allison Kleinman

Allison Kleinman

Director of the Center for Special Needs + Adaptations, JCC Manhattan

Paola Mendoza

Paola Mendoza

Film Director, Author, Co-founder of the Resistance Revival Chorus

Haile Owusu

Haile Owusu

SVP Analytics, Decisions and Data Sciences, Turner

Jim Sinocchi

Jim Sinocchi

Managing Director, Head of the Office of Disability Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jillian Spina

Jillian Spina

Customer Marketer, AppNexus

Dorianne St Fleur

Dorianne St Fleur

Director of Inclusion, AppNexus

Beth Superfin

Beth Superfin

SVP, Content Partnerships, Turner

Ginny Suss

Ginny Suss

Founder, Ginny Suss Productions and Co-Founder of the Resistance Revival Chorus

Carol Watson

Carol Watson

Senior Director, Diversity Best Practices

Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson

Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press at City University of New York

Ilana Wollin

Ilana Wollin

Vice President, Marketplace Partners, AppNexus

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