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Events Calendar

JUN 28

Chicago Mentoring 6-Month Kickoff

Join us for our She Runs It 6 month mentoring check-in meeting for Chicago members. Newly paired mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to connect, perhaps for the very first time, and learn more about their joint commitment to the 2017 mentoring program. We will also be checking in with our pairs from our January kickoff event.

Enjoy an evening of networking, informational breakout sessions, Q & A time and a roadmap help you make the most of your mentoring relationship.

This is a free event. Members cannot bring non-members or those not in the mentoring program.

The event begins at 5:30pm for 6-month participants and 6:30pm for 12-month participants.



130 East Randolph Street

Suite 850

Chicago, IL 60601


5:30 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $0

JUN 28

NYC- VIP Silent Auction

Join She Runs It for a classic silent auction event! Enjoy networking with fellow young professionals over drinks and hors devours as you bid for a chance to spend one-on-one time with VIP industry execs.. Over 100 executives were auctioned at last year’s event – click here to see the full list. If you're feeling extra lucky, bring cash to purchase raffle tickets for additional prizes on-site.

Organized by the She Runs It Young Executive Committee, the VIP Silent Auction is an opportunity for younger professionals to gain access to hard-to-reach senior level executives. To ensure the auction meets this goal, this event is restricted to Young Executive members and guests under the age of 30.


After you have purchased your ticket above, click here to register your credit card for mobile bidding.



225 Broadway

23rd Floor

New York, New York 10007


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $35

No refunds after Wednesday, June 14, 2017

JUL 13

2017 Woman of the Year - Marisa Thalberg, CMO, Taco Bell

She has transformed tacos into emojis, Snapchat lenses and art, made Taco Bell a destination experience (and wedding venue) in Vegas, showed the world they could feast for $1 at Taco Bell through advertising it as a modern Renaissance dinner party, and most recently introduced the Naked Chicken Chalupa, breaking open a new category for the brand in a uniquely Taco Bell way. Marisa Thalberg is as out-of-the-box as the brand she represents, which is just one reason she has been named 2017 She Runs It Woman of the Year. Join us on July 13 as we celebrate Marisa – a champion of women, rising talent, “Executive Moms" and disruptive ideas. 


  • Tory Johnson, Weekly Contributor on ABC’s “Good Morning America" and New York Times bestselling author
  • Elizabeth Matthews, Chief Food Innovation Officer, Taco Bell
  • Ashley Miles, EVP, Refinery29
  • Alexandra Trower, EVP of Global Communications, The Estée Lauder Companies

Use Early Bird Promo Code: MARISA10 for 10% off until June 9th!


Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway

New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:30 pm


Member Tickets: $395 / Guest Tickets: $495 / Table of 10: $4950

No refunds after Thursday, June 29, 2017

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JUL 19

Chicago Mastering Leadership

The Mastering Leadership event is a half day event meant to further expand on the great qualities of two existing event series – the C-Suite Meet and Gaining Ground events.


Join the She Runs It team for a comprehensive day of networking, sessions focused on how to expand your leadership skills and learn from those in the C-Suite today.  The day will consist of the following format:

  • Research presentation presented by President + CEO of She Runs It, Lynn     Branigan

  • C–Suite Panel with

    • Lisa Bradner, President Midwest, OMD

    • Jenny Heinrich, SVP, Influencer Marketing, Edelman

    • Lori Tavoularis, SVP, Digital Revenue and Operations, TRONC

  • Enhancing Your Personal Brand Session with

    • Ife Babatunde, Agency Partnerships, Linkedin

    • Nina Mishkin, Manager, Content Strategy & Planning, Twitter

  • Gaining Ground featuring Ellie Heyman & George Keating of Up Business Communications

  • Cocktails and Networking Reception



AON Center

200 East Randolph, Floor 66

Chicago, IL 60601


12:30 pm — 7:00 pm


Member Tickets: $75 / Guest Tickets: $100

No refunds after Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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JUL 21

Multicultural Alliance Museum Tour - Rhythm and Power, Salsa in New York at The Museum of the City of New York

New York City isn’t only the advertising capital of the world – it’s also the birthplace of salsa — an up-tempo performance of percussive Latin music and Afro-Caribbean-infused dance.
On July 21st, the She Runs It Multicultural Alliance invites members and friends to a private tour of the Rhythm and Power, Salsa in New York exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York.  The exhibit illuminates salsa as a social movement from the 1960’s to today. Following the tour, we’ll head over to Amor Cubano to kick off the weekend with mojitos and snacks. Please join us for this tasty experience of Latino New York!
Meet the She Runs It team at 3:45 outside the museum’s main entrance on Fifth Ave. between 103rd and 104th Street. Registration includes museum entry, privite tour, one drink ticket and appetizers.


The Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave. 103rd Street

New York, New York 10029


4:00 pm — 7:30 pm


Member Tickets: $40 / Guest Tickets: $40

No refunds after Friday, July 14, 2017

JUL 25

Executive Class Summer Retreat: Creativity & Achieving Positive Disruption

She Runs It's Executive Class Summer Retreat in Long Beach, NY, will begin on the evening of July 24 (Monday) through end of day July 25 (Tuesday).   Kristen Peterson, former Director of the Creative Problem Solving Institute and founding partner of kpCatalyst, will lead a comprehensive workshop on Creativity & Achieving Positive Disruption.  

We’ll work to explore the link between creativity and leadership, identify specific skills, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to creative leadership, learn and apply creative problem solving tools, techniques, process and language to lead change.

The program concludes with a roundtable discussion featuring several amazing leaders who have created/led significant change within their organizations, and will share the context in which the change occurred, and how it was achieved.

[Featuring: Becca Weigman (CEO TM Advertising), Amanda Rubin (Global Co-Head, Brand and Content Strategy, Goldman Sachs), Melinda McLaughlin (CMO Extreme Reach); moderator: Lynn Branigan, CEO/President She Runs It]


Full event participation: $525 which includes hotel room, meals, workshop (including all materials)

Tuesday only: $300 (use promo code: TUESDAY) which includes meals, workshop (including all materials)


Full event participation: $650 which includes hotel room, meals, workshop (including all materials)

Tuesday only: $425 (use promo code: GUEST TUESDAY) which includes meals, workshop (including all materials)


Allegria Hotel

80 West Broadway

Long Beach, NY 11561


7:30 am — 4:00 pm


Member Tickets: $525 / Guest Tickets: $650

No refunds after Thursday, July 05, 2018

AUG 03

2017 Women to Watch

Join She Runs It and Advertising Age as we honor the 2017 Women to Watch.

Kasha Cacy, U.S. CEO, UM
Allison Cerra, Chief Marketing Officer, McAfee
Tara DeVeaux, Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO
Rita Ferro, President-Ad Sales, Disney-ABC TV Group
Sadira Furlow, Senior Director Brand Marketing-Water, PepsiCo
Stacey Hawes, President, Data Practice, Epsilon
Kendra H. King, VP-Marketing Engagement, Sapient Razorfish
Krystle Loyland, CEO, Preacher
Lauren Lumsden, Site Director, The Scene, Conde Nast Entertainment’s The Scene
Danielle Maged, Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships, Fox Networks Group
Kate Mitchell, Senior VP-Sales, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Katie Newman, Chief Marketing Officer, Leo Burnett
Karyn Rockwell, CEO, FCB New York
Julie Scott, General Manager of Onion Labs, Onion Labs
Carla Serrano, CEO Publicis NY, Global Chief Strategy Officer Publicis Worldwide, Publicis Communications and Publicis Worldwide
Samantha Skey, President, Chief Revenue Officer, SheKnows Media
Tracy Stallard, Head of US Media, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Robyn Streisand, Founder & CEO, Titanium Worldwide
Lisa Sugar, President & Founder, PopSugar
Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer, Marriott International
Janey Whiteside, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Global Charge Products, Benefits & Services, American Express
Telisa Yancy, Chief Marketing Officer, American Family Insurance

Use Early Bird Promo Code: W2W2017 for 10% off until June 30!


Cipriani 42nd St

110 E 42nd St

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $350 / Guest Tickets: $450 / Table of 10: $4250

No refunds after Thursday, July 20, 2017

AUG 09

Chicago C-Suite Meet with Suzy Cirulis, VP Marketing, Crate and Barrel

Career paths take many roads and pushing the pedal can come at different times. Please join us August 9th at the Michigan Avenue Crate and Barrel location for an intimate morning conversation with Suzy Cirulis, the head of marketing at Crate and Barrel.


We'll explore her journey and the decisions she's made throughout her career that have provided a work/life balance.


Crate and Barrel

646 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611


8:00 am — 9:30 am


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $50

No refunds after Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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