Monday, September 23

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-Conference Event

Wisdom Exchange: Connecting to Generations by Design

Pre-conference event hosted by NEW Atlanta Region. Separate registration is required.

Moderator: Merary Simeon
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm

By Design

Lisa Walsh, CEO / General Manager / Board Member / Speaker

Lisa Walsh will welcome attendees and deliver opening remarks.

4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaking Truth to Power

Luvvie Ajayi, Writer, Speaker and Truth Teller
Lori George Billingsley, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist thriving at the intersection of comedy,…

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Signing

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Luvvie Ajayi, Writer, Speaker and Truth Teller
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception

Connecting by Design

Tuesday, September 24

6:00 am - 6:45 am

Hip-Hop Yoga

Please join us for Hip-Hop Yoga with Jaimee Ratliff. Jaimee is an Atlanta-based certified yoga teacher and a…

7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:30 am - 8:45 am
Opening Remarks

A NEW Future: See, Make, Build

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women

The gender equality journey has been long and challenging. But we must be vigilant. One way to do that is to insist…

8:45 am - 9:30 am

We are All Creative

Paul Bennett, Chief Creative Officer, IDEO

Designing the future we want to inhabit will take more than strategy and intent. It will take creativity – a gift we…

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Fireside Chat

Brave Leaders, Bold Ideas

Susan Chapman-Hughes, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Global Digital Capabilities, Transformation, and Operations, American Express
Wendy Davidson, President, U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company

Everyone’s gender equality breakthrough story is unique. Two pioneering women executives discuss today’s state of…

Moderator: Valerie Oswalt
10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:45 am

Breakout Round 1

10:30 am - 11:50 am
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Collaborative Learning Sessions

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Collaborative Learning Sessions

Pushback: How Smart Women Ask for What They Want

Selena Rezvani, Women's Leadership Author, Speaker, and Consultant, Be Leaderly

Pushback provides a reliable and methodical approach for taking a firm position on the issues that matter most to…

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Collaborative Learning Sessions

Understanding Your Leadership Style

Nicole Price, CEO, Lively Paradox

Anyone can lead and lead well – as long as you know who you are, how you show up and how to use your gifts.…

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Collaborative Learning Sessions

Close Your Power Gaps and Rock Your Career at the Highest Level: 7 Essential Ways to Create Your True Career Breakthrough

Kathy Caprino, Career Success Coach, Author and Leadership Trainer

Thousands of professional women around the world have achieved some great success in their careers and…

10:30 am - 11:50 am
Collaborative Learning Sessions

Speak and Present with Poise, Power and Persuasion

Ed Tate, World Champion Speaker and Executive Coach, Founder and CEO, Ed Tate & Associates, LLC

In this content-driven, entertaining and interactive session, you will learn to use your stories and style to drive…

10:30 am - 11:50 am
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Executive Track

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Executive Track

The People We Mean to Be

Jeana Marinelli, Coach and Trainer

There is often a stark difference between the people we mean to be and the impact we have on those around us. In…

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Executive Track

A Conversation: How Some Men Think About Women in Business and What Women Can Do About It

D. Keith Pigues, CEO, Luminas Strategy, and Author of Winning with Customers

At least once in your career, you may have asked yourself, “What do my male colleagues REALLY think about my ability…

10:30 am - 11:50 am
Executive Track

“Let Your Freak Flag Fly”

Jason Lauritsen, Workplace Culture Speaker, Author, and Consultant,

Fly your freak flag! In this refreshingly interactive session, you will explore the significance of being true to…

12:00 pm - 12:55 pm


12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

Welcome Back

Sarah will introduce the next two sessions –  Tech Innovation by Design and Leveraging Emerging Talent for…

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Case Study

Not in Kansas Anymore: A Business Transformation Story

Cassandra Johnson, Devices and Services Customer Care Global Vice President, Google

What do business transformation and The Wizard of Oz have in common? Global head of Customer Care for Google's…

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
NEW Talk

Generation Z: Changing the Game for Good

Tiffany Mawhinney, Principal, Deloitte
Danielle Robinson, Business Analyst, Deloitte

Born between 1995 and 2012, making up 26% of the U.S population at 72.8 million strong and on track to be the most…

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Breakout Round 2

2:30 pm - 3:50 pm
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Collaborative Learning Sessions and Executive Track Repeat

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Finding Clarity in the Chaos

Lindsey Roy, Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience , Hallmark Greetings

Experiences shape our perspective, and that couldn't be more true for Hallmark CMO Lindsey Roy. After a devastating…

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Close the Day

Tara Jaye Frank, Consultant. Writer. Speaker.

Day 2 Closing Remarks

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

By Design Red Carpet Runway

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

NEW Impact Awards Celebration & Dinner

Wednesday, September 25

7:30 am - 8:30 am


8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Back

Monica Turner, Senior Vice President, Sales North America, Procter & Gamble

Day 3 Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Case Study

Inside "The Talk"

Crystal Harrell, Communications Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, P&G
Damon Jones, Vice President, Global Communications and Advocacy, P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio

In 2017, P&G released the “The Talk,” a provocative film about the conversations that occur in black homes. The…

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Ally-ship – Worth the Risk?

Nikki Singh, Global Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, VISA
Michael Thorne-Begland, Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Altria, Richmond, Virginia

We talk a lot about being allies, but seldom discuss the realities that come with being a good one. In this panel…

Moderator: Merary Simeon
10:15 am - 10:30 am

Stretch Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger

Soraya Chemaly, Writer and Activist

Chemaly is an award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture,…

Moderator: Tara Jaye Frank
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Thank You and Closing Remarks

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women