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FEB 23

Chicago C-Suite Meet with Maryam Banikarim

Registration for this event is now closed. To be added to the wait-list, please email 

Real Talk with Maryam, Global CMO Hyatt

If you saw Maryam at our Stages Summit in Chicago this summer, then you know she hasn't gotten to where she is following the norm. She's taken a non-traditional approach and welcomes the "zig-zags" in her professional journey.

We hope you'll join us February 23, 2017 at our next C-Suite Meet as Debra Goetz, SVP Marketing & Communications at Hyatt, hosts a "Real Talk" session with Maryam Banikarim at Hyatt Global Headquarters.


Hyatt Center

71 South Wacker Drive

Cafe 71 - 2nd floor

Chicago, Illinois 60606


8:00 am — 9:30 am

In-Kind Sponsor

FEB 28

She Runs It Working Mothers of the Year Awards

Join She Runs It at an awards luncheon as we celebrate the 

2017 Working Mothers of the Year. 

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding mothers in marketing and media who serve as strong role models and demonstrate a positive influence at work, at home and within their communities. 

Don't miss the chance to be inspired by this years best and brightest working mothers and learn their secrets to making it work. 

Trailblazer Moms

(Mothers whose oldest child is 18 or older)

Madelyn Alpert Roberts – Vice President Associate Publisher, Multimedia, Endless Vacation/Story Worldwide

Sharon Napier – Chief Executive Officer, Partners + Napier

Marcy Q. Samet - Global Chief Marketing Officer, MRM//McCann

Barby K. Siegel – Chief Executive Officer, Zeno Group

Molly K. Watson - Chief Operating Officer, Tierney Communications

Established Moms

(Mothers whose oldest child is between the ages of 7 and 17)

Patricia Betron – Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Devika Bulchandani - President, McCann NY + Managing Director, McCann XBC  

Bernice Clark – Senior Vice President, Media, Macy's

Paola Colombo – Senior Vice President, Managing Director, R/GA San Francisco

Karen Hunt – President, West Coast Region, UM

Kimberly Kelleher – Chief Business Officer, Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue & SELF

Elizabeth Lucas-Velez - Former Associate Director Media Relations and Crisis Communication, Nestle Nutrition/Gerber

Anita McGorty - Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Publicis Media

Mari Kim Novak - Chief Marketing Officer, Rubicon Project

Michal Shapira – Senior Vice President, News Content Partnerships, Turner Ignite

Tatia Torrey - Chief Client Officer, Havas Chicago


New To Motherhood

(Mothers whose oldest child is 6 or younger)

Julie Batliner - President, Managing Partner, Carmichael Lynch Relate

Jacqueline Cox - Senior Vice President, Zeno Group

Malaika Danovitz - Group Creative Director, mcgarrybowen

Lori Gitomer – Vice President, Partner Development, The NBCU Content Studio

Sandi Harari - EVP, Creative Director, BARKER

Stephanie Latham - US Head of Industry, Automotive, Facebook

Orli LeWinter – Senior Vice President, Strategy and Social Marketing , 360i

Karah McGeown – Vice President, Director of Communications, FCB Chicago

Priscilla Valls – Vice President Vertical Sales, Pandora

Madison Wharton - Chief Production Officer, DDB New York




110 E 42nd St

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $295 / Guest Tickets: $395 / Table of 10: $3950

No refunds after Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Presenting Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Exclusive Media Partner

MAR 07

8th Annual Impact Awards

Please join us for our 8th Annual Impact Awards, where you’ll be inspired by industry executives as they celebrate and honor a special mentor in their lives.

Faith Popcorn, Founder and CEO, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve

This year’s executive luminaries that will honor and celebrate a special mentor in their lives are:

Amanda Richman, President, Investment & Activation, Starcom honoring her mentor 
Lisa Donohue, Global President, Starcom WW

Kristi Argyilan, SVP, Marketing, Target honoring her mentor 
Nick Brien, CEO, iCrossing & President Hearst Marketing Services

Kate MacNevin, Global Chief Operating Officer, MRM//McCann honoring her mentor 
Bill Kolb, Global President, Diversified Agencies, McCann Worldgroup

Patty Lanning, General Manager Customer Strategy - Global Marketing, Shell honoring her mentor 
Kathleen Higley, Sales Manager, Shell Oil Company


Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $295 / Guest Tickets: $395 / Table of 10: $3950

No refunds after Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Presenting Sponsor

MAR 14

Chicago Gaining Ground: Handling Difficult Conversations

Chicago Gaining Ground: Handling Difficult Conversations

Having a difficult conversation can be very challenging and stressful. Yet in business, they happen frequently and impact our success at work. How do you reach the best possible outcome for everyone involved? What can you do to prepare for a difficult conversation in advance?

This interactive session, created by UP Business Communications exclusively for She Runs It, prepares women to navigate the challenges of gender dynamics in difficult conversations with both men and women.

Ellie Heyman, Co-Founder of UP Business Communications, will lead this workshop on Tuesday March 14th, from 6-8 PM. Join us to learn how to successfully navigate difficult conversations.



225 North Michigan Avenue

24th Floor

Chicago, Chicago 60601


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $50

No refunds after Tuesday, March 07, 2017

In-Kind Sponsor

MAR 15

NYC - Young Executive Panel - Careers in the Evolving Digital Space: Social and Emerging Technologies

As consumers’ appetite for social and digital media continues to grow, brands are facing a new landscape to deploy their messaging and products. Learn from the industry’s leading publishers and agencies as they work to redefine how brands communicate to their customers - and the many career opportunities to join them

Moderator - Lindsay Kaplan, VP of Communications, Casper 


Reema Mitra, Group Director, Social, Huge

Elizabeth Scherle, Co-Founder and President, Influenster


*Additional Panelists To Be Announced 


Digital Remedy (Formerly CPXi)

1441 Broadway

18th Floor

New York, New York 10018


6:00 pm — 8:30 pm


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $40

No refunds after Wednesday, March 08, 2017

In-Kind Sponsor

MAR 21

NYC Night of Networking at Pier A Harbor House

Join She Runs It for a casual networking event at Pier A Harbor House. Mingle with industry executives and enjoy conversation, a cash bar, and complimentary appetizers. 

This event is open to members and non-members, so invite a friend to join.


Pier A Harbor House

22 Battery Place

New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $10 / Guest Tickets: $15

No refunds after Tuesday, March 07, 2017

MAR 25

NYC - Reboot, Recharge, Renew: Create Your Life by Design - Not Chance

Join the Multicultural Alliance at our 3rd annual Reboot, Recharge & Renew Bootcamp! Take a day to focus on YOU as an exciting line-up of speakers demonstrate how to Lead Your Life by Design - not Chance. This power-packed Saturday will focus on the issues that matter most: career, finances & personal well-being and some well deserved fun at the end of the day with some Bollywood dancing and cocktails!

Speakers to be announced.



160 Varick Street

New York, New York 10013


8:00 am — 4:30 pm


Member Tickets: $75 / Guest Tickets: $100

No refunds after Saturday, March 11, 2017

In-Kind Lunch Sponsor

In-Kind Host & Sponsor

MAR 29

2017 What's Hot in Media

As technology and innovation continue to disrupt the marketing and media landscape, brands must be more strategic and creative than ever before to gain attention and breakthrough the noise in today's marketplace. 2017's What's Hot Conference will explore new forms of communication, the impact of experiential storytelling, decoding data, and celebrity influence in developing new platforms to engage communities. This year's full-day event will feature a keynote from digital native, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, Henry Blodget, along with thought-provoking and provocative conversations with brand marketers, agency thought leaders and leading industry publishers. These ad execs will share best practices and lessons learned across the need-to-know trends and shifts happening right now. The conference will conclude with cocktails, entertainment and an opportunity to network with industry colleagues to continue the conversation. We look forward to having you learn and imagine with us. This year, this is what's hot. 

2017 What’s Hot Speakers:

Keynote: Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor, Business Insider

New Forms of Communication
This panel will explore new tools of communication and how marketers are utilizing their experiences with results.


  • Jill Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer, DigitasLBi


  • Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer, GE
  • Laura Rossi, SVP, Corporate Marketing, JPMorgan Chase

The panel will explore the effects technology and culture will continue to have on marketing as digital and real worlds collide.


  • Abbey Klaassen, Chief Marketing Officer, 360i


  • Stephanie Jacoby, VP Johnnie Walker, Diageo          
  • Deborah Curtis, VP, Entertainment Marketing and Sponsorships, AMEX
  • Riyhana Bey, Director of Brand Execution and Digital, Cadillac
  • Farrah Bezner, Head of New Business Ventures, Mondelez   

Data Measurement
De-Coding the Back-End Data Solutions being built by Clients, Agencies, Publishers, and Media Partners


  • Alanna Clark Gombert, VP, IAB Tech Lab


  • Denise Colella, SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy, NBCU
  • Judith Hammerman, VP, Gobal Data Commercialization, Time Inc.
  • Nicolle Pangis, Global COO, Xaxis
  • Kelly Wenzel, CMO, Contently  
  • Bettina Hein, Founder & CEO, Pixability

 Culture, Conversation and Women in Media  
The creators and editors of Lenny will discuss the inspiration for and influence in creating their new women-focused media venture. Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Jess Grose and Laia Garcia will share their authentic approach to storytelling (fiction, illustrations, celebrity-written essays and more!), creating content that matters in today's news cycle and where brands can find success in joining the conversations.  


To receive 10% off your purchase through Friday, February 24th, use earlybird promo code WHATSHOT17 at checkout.



28 W. 23rd St. - 4th floor

New York, New York


11:00 am — 7:00 pm


Member Tickets: $395 / Guest Tickets: $495 / Row of 9: $3500

No refunds after Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Presenting Sponsor

Title Sponsor

APR 19

She Runs It Changing the Game Awards

The She Runs It Changing the Game Awards recognizes women within the industry who are true catalysts of innovation -- fearlessly making bold moves and reinventing the rules of marketing to transform their brands, their organizations, and those of their clients. Join us as we recognize these women, learn about their achievements and become inspired by how their journeys might affect your career path.


Brainwave – Changing the Way a Brand or Product is marketed                                               

  • Lauren Crampsie, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Ogilvy 
  • Becky Frankiewicz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Quaker Foods North America    
  • Ashley McCollum, General Manager, Tasty  
  • Amanda Rubin, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Brand and Content Strategy, Goldman Sachs      
  • Michal Shapira, SVP News Content Partnerships, Turner Ignite   

Paradigm Shift – Changing the Way a Customer Segment or Target Audience is Approached                                      

  • Paulita David, Head of Industry – Multicultural, Google
  • Shreya Kushari, SVP, Search Marketing, Paid Social & Performance Media, NY / Atl. Media Capability Lead, Digitas
  • Laura Molen, Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal 
  • Marian Salzman, CEO, Havas PR North America

Quantum Leap – Changing the Way an Organization is Aligned to Pro-Actively Meet New Challenges                                        

  • Danielle Devine, Global Leader, Enterprise Strategy & Communication, Johnson & Johnson
  • Eileen Kiernan, Global President, J3
  • Barri Friedman Rafferty, Partner and President, Ketchum
  • Becca Weigman, Chief Executive Officer, TM Advertising               

No Apologies – Creating Whole New Business Models, Industries, or Marketplace Opportunities

  • Aria Finger, CEO,

     and TMI Strategy
  • Steph Korey, Co-Founder and CEO, Away 
  • Thalia Mavros, Founder & CEO, The Front
  • Jen Rubio, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Away 
  • Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist, AppNexus

 If you would like to create an ad to celebrate an honoree in Adweek's special section, please contact or you can call him directly: 212-493-4157.

Use Early Bird Promo Code GAMECHANGER17 by March 17th to receive 10% off your ticket/table purchase! 


Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $295 / Guest Tickets: $395 / Table of 10: $3950

No refunds after Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Co-Presenting Sponsors