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The MPW Summit convenes the most prominent women in the FORTUNE 500, leading female founders, and and leaders from the world of politics, the arts and NGOs.

Fortune is committed to a safe environment at our live conferences. We are following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC (including local mask mandates), and are taking several additional steps to prioritize participants’ health and safety. Entry requirements include digital proof of full vaccination (submitted through Health Pass by CLEAR) as well as a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test result, from a test taken within 72 hours of the start of the Summit. We will announce any other specific information in advance of the event. In addition, Fortune has partnered with International SOS for on-site support in following health and safety protocols. Click here for more information.  For those unable to travel to Washington, DC, a virtual program will be available.

FORTUNE MPW Summit Co-Chairs

Kristen Bellstrom

Features Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Poppy Harlow

Anchor, CNN; Co-chair,

MPW Summit

Mellody Hobson

Co-chief Executive Officer and President, Ariel Investments; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Beth Kowitt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

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Agenda

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DAY THREE
Wednesday 13 Oct, 2021
6:15 - 7:00 AM
NIKE WORKOUT EXPERIENCE

Traci Copeland, Nike Trainer

8 - 8:50 AM
CONCURRENT BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE: AGE IS JUST A NUMBER—UNLOCKING THE POWER OF THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE

Hosted by AARP

8 - 8:50 AM
CONCURRENT BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE: MARKETING THAT MATTERS IN OUR HYBRID FUTURE

Hosted by Salesforce

8 - 8:50 AM
CONCURRENT BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE--VISION OF A BETTER WORLD: AFGHAN WOMEN, GIRLS, AND FAMILIES
8:50 - 9:00 AM
SWITCH BREAK
9 - 9:15 AM
THE VOICE OF BUSINESS

Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

9:03 - 9:45 AM
UPGRADING LOVE

Shar Dubey, Chief Executive Officer, Match Group

9:15 - 9:30 AM
THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

Dana Canedy, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Simon & Schuster

9:45 - 10:00 AM
COURTROOM VIEW

Laura Coates, CNN Senior Legal Analyst and Author, Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor's Fight for Fairness

10 - 10:15 AM
A FAIR SHOT (FOR ALL)

Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, DC

10:15 - 10:25 AM
ANYTHING BUT SMALL

Isabella Casillas Guzman, 27th Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

10:25 - 10:45 AM
REFINING AND REDEFINING VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Mei Mei Hu, Chief Executive Officer, Vaxxinity

10:45 - 11:00 AM
ENGAGING—AND TAKING CARE OF—COMMUNITIES

Jotaka Eaddy, Founder and CEO, Full Circle Strategies and Sarah Friar, Chief Executive Officer, Nextdoor

Venue


The Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

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