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Emerging Stronger

Over the last year, the MPW community has discovered new ways of sharing professional and personal challenges, surfacing insights and solutions, and even feeling over a virtual platform. As leaders, we can harness the current atmosphere of change to create a better tomorrow. And we can do it together. That’s why our 2021 theme is “Emerging Stronger.” Already confirmed speakers include Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO, Jones Road Beauty and Evolution_18; Katie Fallon, Chief Global Impact Officer, McDonald’s; Dylan Farrow, Author and Activist; Jacqueline Fuller, Vice President, Google; President, Google.org; Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist and Author, How Boards Work; Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo; Emily Ratajkowski, Entrepreneur, Writer, Actress, Model and Activist; Deb Schwartz, Chief Financial Officer, Cameo; Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App, Facebook; and Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action.

Join us in June and become part of a community that crosses industries and disciplines for new perspectives and a larger view of the world and your impact upon it.

Speakers

Libby Wadle

Chief Executive Officer

J.Crew Group

Renee Montgomery

2-time WNBA Champion; Co-owner and Vice President

Atlanta Dream

Symone Sanders

Spokesperson, Author, Strategist

Jacquelline Fuller

President

Google.org

Agenda

All items are in US/Eastern time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
DAY ONE
Wednesday 23 Jun, 2021
1 - 1:03 PM
WELCOME
1:03 - 1:20 PM
EMERGING STRONGER: TAPPING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN
Indra Nooyi

From narrowing the global gender gap to the importance of paid leave, we sit down with this iconic Most Powerful Woman to talk about the impact of women in post pandemic economies and the power of mentorship

1:20 - 1:35 PM
ONE ON ONE: QUIET POWER
1:35 - 1:40 PM
BREAK
1:40 - 2:25 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: THE PANDEMIC ECONOMY
Tabassum Zalotrawala

Hosted by Target
COVID-19 has changed how we live and work—and along with it, the kinds of companies and services we use. Gym memberships got traded in for Pelotons, jeans for athleisure, coffee dates for Zoom meetings. We talk with leaders who harnessed the energy of this new world order to better understand what we can learn from their success stories.

1:40 - 2:25 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: FOSTERING EQUITY AT THE CORE

Hosted by Accenture
Many businesses have set ambitious goals for inclusion and equality, and are now putting plans in place to work towards achieving them. Who works at a company is key to making progress, but so is the work itself. How can the design of both project teams and products and services drive equality? We examine how to promote inclusivity throughout a company’s operations—from hiring and recruiting to business development and project execution

1:40 - 2:25 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: RETHINKING CREATIVITY
Lisa Donovan,Monika Means,Stacy Martinet

Hosted by Adobe
As the post-pandemic world is starting to take shape, a range of new and dazzling developments are giving us a glimpse of what comes next. Hear from some of the business world’s most creative leaders on ways to nurture that imaginative spark and foster big-thinking innovation and fresh ideas

2:25 - 2:30 PM
BREAK
2:30 - 2:45 PM
CONVERSATION: LEADING AND LEARNING THROUGH CRISIS
Fidji Simo

We sit down with Fidji Simo for a candid conversation about leading while under the lens at Facebook, working through medical issues, and the challenges women face in discussing personal health at work.

2:45 - 3:05 PM
LOOK WHO LEFT US A MESSAGE!
Deb Schwartz,Fran Drescher

At over 2 million Cameo connections and an estimated valuation of $1 Billion, the Cameo app is bringing celebrity crushes into the homes of people everywhere, and helping talent build personal relationships with their fans.

3:05 - 3:20 PM
ONE ON ONE: BOARDS FOR THE EVOLVING WORLD
Dambisa Moyo

What are the responsibilities of the 21st-century board? We’ll hear from the boardroom veteran on how boards are steering companies through current challenges and opportunities to make a positive impact on society.

3:20 - 3:40 PM
ONE ON ONE: LIFE, ACTIVISM AND BASKETBALL

As executive producer for ESPN Films’ ‘144’, Chiney Ogwumike leads us through her journey of capturing the unprecedented 2020 WNBA season and using her platform for a greater purpose.

3:40 - 4:00 PM
ONE ON ONE
Dylan Farrow

Dylan Farrow shared her story with the world in the HBO docuseries Allen v. Farrow this year. Now Farrow is looking ahead—to her career as a fantasy author (her debut novel HUSH published last year) and beyond.

Overview

MPW Next Gen offers the wider aperture that helps prepare high achieving young executives for the next big step.

Past MPW Next Gen community members include founder-CEOs Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble, Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix, Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox, Anne Wojcicki of 23andme, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code, and Emily Weiss of Glossier; as well as Stacey Abrams, Chelsea Clinton, Focus Brands President & COO Kat Cole, Meena Harris, Meghan Markle, Sam's Club CEO Kathryn McLay, Rebecca Minkoff, Zoom CMO Janine Pelosi, California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Bozoma Saint John, former U.S. CTO Megan Smith, fashion icon Diane von Fürstenberg along with designer (and her granddaughter) Talita von Furstenberg, Drybar founder Alli Webb, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and U.S. Olympic soccer stars Abby Wambach and Hope Solo.

Since launch, women leaders from more than 500 major companies have participated in this program, including Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Cisco, Dell, Dropbox, DuPont, Facebook, Estée Lauder, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, McKesson, Merck, NBCUniversal, PepsiCo, Pinterest, Salesforce, Starbucks, Target, Twitter, UPS, Verizon, Visa, and Walmart.

Co-Chairs

Kristen Bellstrom

Features Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

FORTUNE MPW Next Gen

Beth Kowitt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

FORTUNE MPW Next Gen

Emma Hinchliffe

Editor, FORTUNE and Co-chair

FORTUNE MPW Next Gen

Claire Zillman

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

FORTUNE MPW Next Gen

Membership Benefits

Fortune MPW Next Gen Members are invited to join us for the Virtual Summit on June 23-24, as well as additional small group conversations throughout the next year.

In addition, once you join theNext Gen community you will be automatically enrolled into a six-month membership into Fortune’s leadership development program, Fortune Connect. Connect is a global network of executives designed to build your skills as a purpose-driven leader.  Membership includes informal discussions with Fortune 500 ceos, skill-building workshops, access to experts and to a network of global peers. The registration fee is $1,750, and attendance is subject to approval.

Contact Us

The FORTUNE MPW Next Gen Summit is developed with the guidance of Fortune editors, and the program is tailored with themes and speakers carefully selected to deliver maximum value to participants.

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for Fortune MPW Next Gen, please complete the form below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to submit speaker suggestions. 

For Participation & Nominations:

Participation at the 2021 Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual conference is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. 
Tel: 1-866-661-3840
MPWNextGen@fortune.com

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available for 2021. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler
E-mail: fortunesponsorships@fortune.com

For Press Inquiries:

Alison Klooster
Senior Manager of Brand Communications, Fortune
Tel: 646-437-6613
E-mail: alison.klooster@fortune.com