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2018 Session | Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines

Leading in the front lines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through pitfalls is a critical and defining moment in ones success. In this powerful session, we will explore real experiences of leaders in the trenches to discuss courage, influence and risk-taking. Learn how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with others, including superiors, and ultimately break barriers despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Walk away inspired from these influential and progressive leaders who succeeded in driving change in the midst of obstacles and controversy.

Thought Leader: Ellen McGirt, award-winning journalist, senior editor, Fortune

⚬ Samantha “Sam” Rapoport, director, football development, NFL and former football player
⚬ Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund and nationally respected leader in women’s health and reproductive rights
⚬ Kate Gulliver, vice president, global head of talent, Wayfair

Emcee: Loi Sessions Goulet, director, UX research, brand experience, Trip Advisor