AGENDA


Monday, October 21, 2019

10:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
12:00 PM
PRELIMINARY ACTIVITIES
2:00 PM
MPW PROGRAM TRACK CONCURRENT SESSIONS

THE RISE OF THE SOCIETAL ENTERPRISE
Leadership Track, hosted by Deloitte
Today, just as many Americans (64%) say that a company’s “primary purpose” should include “making the world better” as say it should include “making money for shareholders.” At a time when capitalism is under assault and measures of success are changing radically, how do companies best deliver value to their broad variety of stakeholders?
Karen Hanrahan, President and CEO, Glide Foundation
Dawn Lippert, Director, Innovation & Community, Emerson Collective; Chief Executive Officer, Elemental Excelerator
Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Deanna Mulligan, Chief Executive Officer, The Guardian Life Insurance
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
Introduction: Stacy Janiak, Managing Partner and Chief Growth Officer, Deloitte

THE PRIVATE MARKETS GOLD RUSH
Business Builders Track, hosted by TPG
New funds and investors are pouring more money than ever into the private market, meaning startups can wait longer than before to go public. How does this change the investing landscape, and open the door for well-capitalized companies to enter the public market in new ways, like direct listings? A panel of private market investing experts dives into the opportunities and challenges this new world presents.
Lydia Jett, Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund
Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, Venture Partner, NEA
Patricia Nakache, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Heather Smith Thorne, Partner, TPG Growth
Moderator: Polina Marinova, Editor, Term Sheet, FORTUNE

NAVIGATING THE INNOVATOR’S DILEMMA
Growth and Innovation Track, hosted by Insigniam
Some of the world’s most iconic companies are facing disruption and heightened competition from scrappy upstarts that are playing by their own rules. How are these juggernauts innovating and changing their business models to stay ahead in a shifting landscape?
Irene Chang Britt, Chief Executive Officer, ICB Enterprises
Tami Erwin, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Business
Renée James, Chairman and CEO, Ampere Computing
Kate Johnson, President, U.S., Microsoft
Margaret Keane, Chief Executive Officer, Synchrony
Moderator: Maithreyi Seetharaman, FORTUNE
Introduction: Jen Zimmer, Partner, Insigniam

THE ART & SCIENCE OF BOARD COMPOSITION
Hosted by Heidrick & Struggles
Being on a board is higher-stakes and more demanding than ever. Boardroom pros share lessons in building strong boards, picking talent, developing chemistry, and finding just the right balance.
Janet Foutty, Chair of the Board, Deloitte
Debbie Messemer, Former Managing Partner, KPMG; Co-founder, San Francisco Chapter, Women Corporate Directors; Director, PayPal, Allogene Therapeutics, Carbon Inc.
Clara Shih, Founder and CEO, Hearsay Systems; Director, Starbucks
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder, theBoardlist; President, Stubhub
Moderator: Claire Zillman, FORTUNE
Introduction: Bonnie Gwin, Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

3:00 PM
FREE TIME AND SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
4:00 PM
SPECIAL SESSIONS

LEADERSHIP BEYOND THE P&L
Hosted by Elementum
In the era of digital transformation, defining executive success based purely on P&L results is dated and short-sighted. In today’s hyper-connected world, corporate value is driven more than ever by customer-focused innovation across companies. No area illustrates this better than supply chain. In this session, we will bring together top executives leading this function for their companies to talk about how they’re driving growth beyond traditional vertical P&L models.
Kelly Bengston, Senior Vice President, Head of Supply Chain, Starbucks
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, Senior Editor, FORTUNE
Introduction: Mini Peiris, Chief Marketing Officer, Elementum

BEYOND THE CEO: THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF THE CFO IN VOLATILE TIMES
Hosted by Royal Bank of Canada
Financial leaders from a diverse set of international companies discuss adapting business models to changing technology, preparing for an IPO, managing trade war risks, and more. How do you lead in an ever-changing global marketplace?
Kelly Kramer, Executive Vice President and CFO, Cisco
Teri List-Stoll, Executive Vice President and CFO, Gap Inc.
Jill Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Peloton
Moderator: Jen Wieczner, Senior Writer, FORTUNE
Introduction: Judith Fishlow Minter, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Loan Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets

5:30 PM
MPW SUMMIT NEWCOMER MEET AND GREET

For New Delegates Only
Hosted by Herman Miller

6:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION

Hosted by Ingram Micro Cloud

7:00 PM
GALA DINNER AND CONVERSATION

CONVERSATION
Susan Rice, Former U.S. National Security Advisor; Author, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Chair, MPW International, FORTUNE
Introduction: Alan Murray, Chief Executive Officer, FORTUNE

CONVERSATION
Cathy Engelbert, Commissioner, WNBA
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE

9:00 PM
ADJOURN
9:00 PM
NIGHTCAP

Empress Lounge
Hosted by TPG

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

6:30 AM
SOLUTIONS DESK OPEN
7:00 AM
MPW PROGRAM TRACK BREAKFAST CONCURRENT SESSIONS

DECISION TRAPS
Leadership Track, hosted by Deloitte
Dr. Vicki Medvec, whose Fortune MPW sessions on how to negotiate have been among the Summit’s most popular, turns her expertise to decision making. How can you avoid decision traps? How can your organization unclog its decision-making processes? Dr. Medvec has answers and plenty of advice.
Victoria Medvec, Co-founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Center for Executive Women, Northwestern University
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE

THE CORPORATE U-TURN
Growth and Innovation Track, hosted by Insigniam
Amidst geopolitical uncertainties and fast-moving technologies, today’s corporations find themselves having to adapt to a changing landscape. We hear from seasoned executives on how to effectively pivot a large organization, inject flexibility into the workforce, and manage through major tactical shifts.
Shideh Bina, Founding Partner, Insigniam
Kris Miller, Chief Strategy Officer, eBay
Kate Quinn, Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, US Bank
Gail Tifford, Chief Brand Officer, WW International
Moderator: Erika Fry, Senior Writer, FORTUNE

FOUNDERS’ FORUM
Business Builders Track, hosted by TPG
Starting a company takes fortitude, passion, and a serious appetite for risk. Successful MPW entrepreneurs tell tales from the trenches and advise on how to incorporate founder thinking into your company, your team—and your own career.
Amy Chang, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Collaboration
Julia Cheek, CEO and Founder, EverlyWell
Jill Layfield, Co-founder and CEO, Tamara Mellon
Amy Nelson, Founder and CEO, The Riveter
Moderator: Kristen Bellstrom, Features Editor and Co-chair, MPW Summit, FORTUNE

BEYOND THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Hosted by Johnson & Johnson
While the “business case” for diversity is clear, progress appears to have stalled and “diversity fatigue” seems imminent. What does it take to make sure underrepresented talent can succeed in the workplace today? How can key decision-makers become allies? As corporations begin to align themselves more directly with social issues ­— like the environment, gun violence, and race — is there a moral case to be made for inclusion work?
Kelly Grier, Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, EY
Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Ana Recio, Executive Vice President Global Recruiting, Salesforce
Kathi Vidal, Managing Partner, Silicon Valley, Winston & Strawn
Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Vice President, Human Resources, Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group, Intel
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, FORTUNE

7:50 AM
SWITCH BREAK
8:05 AM
WELCOME & THE BIG GET-TO-KNOW-YOU
9:00 AM
GOLDMAN SACHS & FORTUNE GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS AWARD

David Solomon, Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Lara Ayoub of Jordan, Digital Director, Al Mamlaka TV; Co- founder, SADAQA
Xuemei Fei of China, Chief Executive Officer, Yunnan Holyflora Horticulture industry Co. Ltd.
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, FORTUNE

9:15 AM
LEADING TOGETHER

General Maryanne Miller, Commander, Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force
Major Rachael Winiecki, Director of Programmatics and F-35 Developmental Test Pilot, 461st Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, CA.
Interviewer: Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE
Introduction: Barbara Barrett, Air Force Secretary

9:30 AM
ONE ON ONE

Tory Burch, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch
Interviewer: Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN

9:45 AM
LEADING FROM THE HEARTLAND

Hosted by Royal Bank of Canada
Farmers are in crisis as their incomes have been decimated by trade wars, extreme weather, and low commodity prices. We talk to two leaders from iconic Midwestern companies about how the repercussions are impacting the region and their businesses.
Beth Ford, President and CEO, Land O’Lakes
Denise Johnson, Group President, Resource Industries, Caterpillar
Moderator: Beth Kowitt, FORTUNE

10:05 AM
CHIP, SET, MATCH

Last year, AMD was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500, a testament to the company’s reinvigorated lineup of products and to CEO Lisa Su’s impressive turnaround. We talk to Su about her leadership at the semiconductor company, and about the impact of rising U.S.-China tensions on the industry.
Lisa Su, President and CEO, AMD
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune

10:20 AM
REFRESHMENT AND SWITCH BREAK
10:55 AM
MPW PROGRAM TRACK CONCURRENT SESSIONS

BOARDS
Leadership Track, hosted by Deloitte
How do the best boards function? Lessons from veterans who have seen it all and come out of it wiser and stronger.
Robyn Denholm, Chair, Tesla
Mellody Hobson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ariel Investment Trust; Co-CEO and President, Ariel Investments; Boards: Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase
Pat Russo, Chair, HPE; Director, GM, KKR, Merck
Susan Schwab, Professor, University of Maryland; Strategic Adviser, Mayer Brown; Director, Boeing, Caterpillar, FedEx, Marriott
Moderator: Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE
Introduction: Lara Abrash, Chairman and CEO, Deloitte & Touche

HOW TO BUILD A VIRAL BRAND
Business Builders Track, hosted by TPG
Capturing the attention and wallet of a more discerning—and distracted—consumer is harder than ever. We hear from leaders who’ve tapped into the zeitgeist to build businesses and buzz from obsessed fans.
Kerry Cooper, President and COO, Rothy’s
Sarah Kauss, Founder and CEO, S’well
Andrea Mallard, Chief Marketing Officer, Pinterest
Carolyn Tisch Blodgett, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Brand Marketing, Peloton
Moderator: Emma Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, FORTUNE
Introduction: Kate Berkeley, Vice President, Human Capital, TPG

CO-OPETITION: FROM COMPETITION TO COLLABORATION
Growth and Innovation Track, hosted by Insigniam
A relentless pursuit of new markets, new products, and shareholder value is only part of what motivates smart executives today. Sometimes competitors join forces in service of something bigger than themselves. Can co-opetition scale?
Rachel Holt, Vice President and Head of New Mobility, Uber Technologies
Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan
Opal Perry, Chief Information Officer, Hertz Global Holdings
Dina Powell McCormick, Partner, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, FORTUNE
Introduction: Shideh Bina, Founding Partner, Insigniam

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION
Poignant stories of the faces of addiction—the personal costs, the economic costs, and promising ideas and initiatives to tackle the seemingly insurmountable problem
Laura Hutfless, Partner, FlyteVu
Jan Rader, Fire Chief, Huntington, West Virginia; TIME 100 Honoree, subject of the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Heroin(e)
Fran Phillips, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Maryland Department of Health
Moderator: Nina Easton, FORTUNE

11:45 AM
SWITCH BREAK
12:00 PM
ONE ON ONE

Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), U.S. Senate
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Chair, FORTUNE MPW International

12:15 PM
LEADING TOGETHER – ACROSS THE AISLE

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), U.S. House of Representatives
Interviewer: Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE

12:30 PM
SETTING SAIL

Old Navy is poised to spin off from Gap Inc in 2020. Will the brand’s obsessive customer focus and operational prowess be enough to beat the competition—including its famous former parent?
Sonia Syngal, President and CEO, Old Navy
Interviewer: Kristen Bellstrom, FORTUNE

12:45 PM
From #MeToo to What Now?

An icon of the feminist movement weighs in on the reckoning over sexual harassment—and looks ahead to 2020 and beyond.
Anita Hill, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies, Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Moderator, Ellen McGirt, FORTUNE

1:00 PM
SWITCH BREAK
1:10 PM
LUNCH

NETWORKING LUNCH

LUNCH: Diversity and Inclusion-The Future Starts With Us
Hosted by Salesforce
A whole new generation is emerging and entering the workforce. Along their journey there are various points where this generation may fall off due to disadvantages. How can we build programs and initiatives to keep our youth “in the system”? How can we ensure women entering the workplace are receiving equal opportunities? Learn how to build organizations that support each point of this lifecycle journey with various programs and opportunities for entry.

2:25 PM
SWITCH BREAK
2:35 PM
THE HARD QUESTIONS

An interview with the former Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen about the horror of family separation, border security, and more.
Kirstjen Nielsen, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Moderator: Amna Nawaz, National Correspondent and Primary Substitute Anchor, PBS NewsHour

2:55 PM
LESSONS FROM SILICON VALLEY

Running technology companies has become more complicated—and controversial—than ever before. From regulatory crackdowns to social backlash, Silicon Valley executives must navigate their way through the heightened scrutiny, all while continuing to innovate. Hear from Cloudflare COO following their IPO.
Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Cloudflare
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

3:10 PM
TAKING A STAND ON GUNS

Fortune 1000 CEOs have typically shied away from political issues rather than risk alienating some customers. That appears to be changing on mass gun violence, as companies take a stand with Congress and a major sporting goods chain stops selling the most lethal firearms. What was the tipping point, and will corporate action make a difference at a time when Washington is stuck in a logjam?
Lauren Hobart, President and Member of the Board of Directors, DICK’S Sporting Goods
Kelly McGinnis, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
Carla Hassan, Global Chief Brand Officer, Citi
Moderator: Nina Easton, FORTUNE

3:30 PM
TOWN HALL: STANDING BY YOUR VALUES

Corporate values matter more than ever. Companies and their CEOs are expected to stand for something and put their views out publicly. Yet a variety of factors—the rise of activism, the increasing pressure of employee expectations, the power of social media to amplify other points of view—can make defending corporate values especially challenging. How do the best leaders take the flak that comes from serving a variety of stakeholders and how do they turn challenges into opportunities?
Contributors:
Kelly McGinnis, Chief Communications Officer, Levi Strauss
Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Moderators:
Ellen McGirt, FORTUNE and Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE

4:30 PM
NOTEBOOK MENTORING

Hosted by Target
Feature Interview:
Ellen Stofan, Former Chief Scientist, NASA; Director, National Air and Space Museum
Interviewer: Leanne Caret, President and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space and Security
Introduction: Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer, Target

6:15 PM
RECEPTION

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery

7:30 PM
DINNER AND PROGRAM

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery

CONVERSATION
Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District, State of Hawaii
Interviewer: Kristen Bellstrom, FORTUNE

INTRODUCTION AND CELEBRATION OF THE MPW COMMUNITY COLLEGE MENTEES
Bonnie Gwin, Vice Chairman and Co-managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7:00 AM
SOLUTIONS DESK OPEN
7:30 AM
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES

POWER PIVOT
Hosted by Salesforce
“Is this all there is?” Many powerful women ask this question when they hit a career pinnacle. A power pivot may be an excellent end run around a glass ceiling or dissatisfaction with a career. Meet MPW who took leaps of faith, redeployed their talents, and found new missions.
Bozoma Saint John, CMO, Endeavor
Shelley Brindle, Mayor, Westfield, NJ
Laurie Ann Goldman, Chief Executive Officer, LA Ventures
Elizabeth Pinkham, Executive Vice President, Global Real Estate, Salesforce
Alexa von Tobel, Founder, LearnVest
Co-moderators: Ellen McGirt, FORTUNE and Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE

LEADING THROUGH CULTURAL CHANGE
Hosted by Herman Miller
The business world is constantly evolving—and great company cultures must do the same. From finding and fixing cultural blind spots, to ensuring that activist employees feel heard, to striving for greater inclusivity, HR leaders are at the forefront of such shifts. How are MPWs thinking about guiding their workforces through these changing times?
Dalana Brand, Vice President, People Experience and Rewards, Twitter
Jacqui Canney, Global Chief People Officer, WPP
Tracy Keogh, Chief Human Resources Officer, HP
Tamara Ingram, Chairman of Wunderman Thompson
Moderator: Erika Fry, FORTUNE
Introduction: Robyn Hofmeyer, Senior Vice President, Finance and Sales Administration, Herman Miller

THIS TECH WILL GIVE YOU A COMPETITIVE EDGE
Hosted by Intel
Do you really need A.I.? Are you investing in data? Which technologies will actually transform your business—and which won’t? We gather executives from a number of industries to discuss and debate which technologies matter most—and which ones are mere hype.
Linda Jojo, Executive Vice President, Technology, and Chief Digital Officer, United Airlines
Frida Polli, Chief Executive Officer, pymetrics
Lisa Spelman, Vice President & General Manager Intel Xeon and Data Center Marketing, Intel
Stacy Simpson, Senior Vice President and CMO, Genpact
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

8:45 AM
WELCOME BACK
8:50 AM
BEHIND THE MODERN MILITARY—JETS, ROCKETS AND AUTONOMOUS TECH

From industrial engineer to CEO of the world’s top weapons supplier, Marillyn Hewson is a powerful force in business and in Washington. With a top-level view into modern threats to the global geopolitical landscape, Lockheed Martin is charged with building the technology that will keep us safe on land, sea and sky—and even in space.
Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin
Interviewer: Jen Wieczner, FORTUNE

9:10 AM
THE NEW FORTUNE

Clifton Leaf, Editor in Chief, FORTUNE

9:15 AM
STEADY CLIMB

With Best Buy for almost 20 years, Corie Barry has worked her way from financial analyst to CEO. She lays out her approach to technology, the continued competition from Amazon, and the retailer’s push into healthcare as it strives to become a $50 billion company.
Corie Barry, Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy
Interviewer: Beth Kowitt, FORTUNE

9:30 AM
ONE ON ONE

Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor
Interviewer: Ellen McGirt, Fortune

9:45 AM
TAKING CHARGE

The first woman to serve as a two-term mayor of the nation’s capital on her charge to bring statehood to the District, managing rapid urban growth, and her decision to become a single mother.
Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, D.C.
Interviewer: Leigh Gallagher, Director, External Affairs, Google

10:05 AM
HUDA BOSS

Huda Kattan, Founder, Huda Beauty
Mona Kattan, Global President, Huda Beauty
Marne Levine, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Business Development, Facebook
Moderator: Maithreyi Seetharaman, FORTUNE

10:25 AM
MASTER JEDI

Amazon’s $10 billion bid to build out the Pentagon’s new cloud computing infrastructure is huge—and in limbo. We get an update from the woman behind the headlines, the head of Amazon’s Government Cloud, on the controversial contract for the-so-called JEDI PROJECT and Amazon’s next headquarters in Virginia.
Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

10:40 AM
THINKING OUTSIDE THE (BIG) BOX

Store closures and plummeting sales are the new normal for department stores. But Michelle Gass, a year into the job as CEO, is carving a different path for Kohl’s. The former Starbucks’ exec explains how she’s bringing a fresh approach to retail.
Michelle Gass, Chief Executive Officer, Kohl’s
Interviewer: Beth Kowitt, FORTUNE

10:55 AM
TRANSCENDING BORDERS

Our nation is divided, and across the world other regions are also increasingly split on many political and societal issues. How do we find common ground? We turn to two women from the entertainment industry who are using media as a vehicle to promote understanding, not division.
Bela Bajaria, Vice President, International Originals, Netflix
Eva Longoria, Actress, Activist
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

11:15 AM
CLOSING REMARKS AND ADJOURN