Co-Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO
Anousheh is a UNESCO Good Will Ambassador and serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations focused on STEM education and youth empowerment. She has received multiple honors, including the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and STEM Leadership Hall of Fame.
Founder & CEO
Ayah now lives in New York City.
Founding Editor of
In 2006, Blodgett took the company public in one of the largest cosmetic IPO’s in the last decade. Just four years later, in 2010, Shiseido, the Japan-based leading cosmetics company, acquired Bare Escentuals for $1.8 billion making it one of the largest cosmetic mergers in history.
In 2014 Blodgett was named one of ‘Beauty’s Big Ten’ by WWD Beauty Inc. In October 2013, Blodgett was recognized for her accomplishments by Fashion Group International (FGI) and received the Star Honoree Award for Beauty. In 2012, Blodgett received Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. . Blodgett serves on the board of directors at Stella & Dot, Maternal Health Organization, Every Mother Counts and SPANX Board of Advisors. She is an angel investor, advisor and Philanthropist.
12th-grade student at the LFNY
She also ran a consulting business, providing business development, product evaluation and marketing and digital strategy services to start-ups in Music, Healthcare, and Education. Leslie provides pro-bono consulting for non-profits in the social services and arts sectors and serves on non-profit boards.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communications and an MBA from Yale University School of Management.
Founder & Full-Stack developer
In 2016, she was recognized as a ‘Changemaker’ by The United State of Women; and has been listed ‘Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017’ by Innov8tiv Magazine. She is a Google Women Techmaker; a Next Step Advisor to Women@Forbes; and a mentor.
Chief Human Ressources Officer and Senior Executive Committee Member
Marine believes in shifting from classic training techniques to digital ones, including the use of “gamification,” which enables faster and more interactive ways of learning. She piloted the practice of feedback to drive culture change and development, and she was among the pioneers behind the popular Do You Speak Digital platform.
Past employers include: BNP Paribas (Banexi) in Frankfurt, Germany; Jouve & Associés, a Paris-based international boutique search firm; and Korn/Ferry International, where she spent over 10 years between New York and Paris. Marine graduated from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended the INSEAD’s Young Manager Program in Fontainebleau, France.
Carly-Ann is a proud member of the Fashion Group International, a 2016 Honorary Parsons Alumni Committee member, Associate Board Member of the Opportunity Network and Co- founder of the award winning Fashion & Diversity series at the New School.
Executive Vice President
VP of Innovation, Strategy & Innovation
US Senator NY
Over the last year Sadia has been actively involved with the Americas Innovation Board and is the sponsor for the Blockchain workgroup.
She is a CFA charterholder and a member of NYSSA, as well as a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of NYC.
Sadia is a board member of Biobus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Senior Executive Director & CIO
Mr. Healy manages a team of more than 400 IT professionals in the U.S., as well as offshore resources under alternative sourcing arrangements. He also has overall management for the AXA US relationship with AXA Technology Services, which provides global technology infrastructure service and support to AXA Group.
Prior to his appointment as chief information officer in 2010, Mr. Healy served as chief operations officer, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the AXA US IT organization. These functions included Vendor Management, Audit & Compliance, Resource Management, Centers of Excellence development and implementation as well as Program Office responsibilities. In that role, he also led the team responsible for the successful 2009 appraisal of AXA US as a Level III CMMI organization.
Before joining AXA in 2006, Mr. Healy served as a senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan, where he led the global IT program office. He also previously served as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focused on defining IT strategy and implementing strategic projects for fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Healy holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from St. John's University.
Co-Founder at Claire | Forbes 30 Under 30
Computational Scientist CEO
& Senior Software Developer
Founder Coach and Facilitator
French journalist for both television and written press, specialized in fine arts, Grégoire Jeanmonod wanted to democratize art history. He first wrote and published a book entitled ‘10 paintings and their story’ in 2009. Strong of this achievement, he decided in 2013 to create his own company ‘47ème Rue’ (‘47th street’, in tribute to Andy Warhol’s New York Factory) to share his passion for art history and build bridges between two different worlds: fine arts & business.
Director of Financial Services
Intercultural Management Consultant
She started her work as Intercultural Management Consultant for Fortune 500 companies in 2000 in Singapore. She trains across all cultures, but specializes in Indian and American workplace dynamics across a broad range of industries.
Prior to joining Etsy in 2016, Linda was COO of Evernote, where she oversaw worldwide operations, and led cross-functional teams in offices across 7 countries. Previously, Linda was based out of Hong Kong and led global marketing, business development, and customer service for Alibaba.com. She has also held leadership positions in communications firms including Fleishman-Hillard, Text 100, and Schwartz Communications.
service, sales and marketing. Barbara appreciates her work-life balance and
spends time with her family attending ice hockey games and traveling
throughout Europe and the US.
Currently I am Venture Partner at Symmetrical Ventures, a privately-held investment fund that provides strong expertise in the financial services, B2C, digital media and eCommerce industries. We invest in early stage startups where we think we can be helpful, along with certain venture capital funds as a limited partner investor.
I have a crazy passion for anything technical (I am not a developer or engineer but I get the lingo), I am constantly curious, love learning about new industries and working with game-changing businesses.
CEO & Co-Founder
General Manager, Head of Americas Sales:
Retail, Hospitality, and CPG
Founder & President
Founder & CEO
President, Chief Revenue Officer
A frequent presenter and commentator for business and trade media, Samantha's recent speaking events include: Internet Week New York 2014, iMedia Content Summit 2014, ad:tech 2014, 2013 and 2012, Adweek 2013, OMMA 2013, Digiday Publishing Summit 2013, SXSW 2012 and the 2011 Gamification Summit.
Samantha helped develop Riddler, one of the web's first real-time, multi-player, reward-based gaming sites at Interactive Imaginations. She has served in management positions at The Walt Disney Company and CNET, was the Chief Marketing Officer at Passenger, Inc. and was a long-term member of the executive team at Alloy Inc., where she served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing. Samantha serves as an advisor to ad:tech, SmartyPants Ltd., The Bronx Academy of Letters, RewardOps, Kuato Studios and Homer Learning. Samantha holds a BA in comparative literature from Hamilton College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Senior Special Writer
Paul holds a BSC/MSC in engineering from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées in France, an MSC in finance and economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Stanford university.
Jeanne has significant experience in creating "go to market" plans for growth and expansion stage companies and is a frequent speaker on the subject of getting funded as a tech company. You may find Jeanne playing golf or watching Yankees baseball if she is not meeting with a company.
Lo has held executive roles at both startups and global consumer brands. He was the general manager of Zynga Poker, the gaming company’s largest franchise, and held operating positions at Nike.com and eBay.
Lo received his MBA from the Haas School of Business (University of California at Berkeley), where he completed the Management of Technology program, a joint curriculum program with the College of Engineering. He received his B.S. from Hampton University in Virginia.
VP & Edge/Ignite Incubator
KVJ is an avid speaker on culture, technology, and innovation, and her views have been shared broadly including BBC, MSNBC, Wired Magazine, O Magazine, Huffington Post and more. In addition, she enjoys lecturing at universities including at Columbia University, Harvard and MIT Media Lab.
Vice President, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Weiss is a featured speaker on MSNBC, SXSW, and CES and has participated in many other conferences and events as both a speaker and panelist. She’s been named Ade Age’s Women to Watch, 40 Over 40, and Most Powerful Women in Mobile by Business Insider.
Founder & CEO
8:30REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
9:00SKY IS NOT THE LIMITWith Jeff Kluger (Time Magazine), Kellie Gerardi (selected to colonize Mars), Anousheh Ansari (first female private space explorer)+ Show more - Show less
The 1st Man on Mars will be a Woman!
Get ready to keep your eyes to the stars and grow your desire for exploring uncharted territories.
9:155 MUST-HAVE DIGITAL SKILLS TO THRIVE AS A LEADERWith Sara O'Brien (CNN Money), Aurelie Jean (Bloomberg), Leah Gilliam (Girls Who Code), TeLisa Daughtry (FlyTechnista), Callie Schweitzer (Thrive Global)+ Show more - Show less
WomenAre Ready to Lead the Innovation Economy
Either as entrepreneur or “intrapreneur”, whatever your industry, what are the key digital skills that will take you to the next level?
11:10THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE powered by NESPRESSOWith Laz Martinez (Nespresso), Ambereen Sheikh (Nespresso), Barbara Larocca (Nespresso), Jeanne Sullivan (Starvest Partner), Justina Bakutyte (Konbini), Robin Raskin (Living in Digital Times), Jenna Blaha (Marie-Claire)+ Show more - Show less
Diversity Of Thought, Experience, And Perspective Promote Curiosity And Drive Innovation!
50 teams, 1 question, 1 Jury, 1 Winning Team, and 10 Awesome Gifts!
12:00BUFFET LUNCH & NETWORKING
1:005 OF THE SMARTEST FEMALE FOUNDERS: ADOPT THEIR GROWTH MINDSETWith Kirsten Gillibrand in video (US Senator of NY), Kelly Hoey (author), Jenna Blaha (Marie-Claire), Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs (Food52), Leslie Blodgett (BareMinerals), Ayah Bdeir (LittleBits), Sarah Kauss (S'Well)+ Show more - Show less
1:50NEED A JOB? INVENT IT!With Samantha Skey (SheKnows Media), Leslie Cohen (XRC Labs), Mike Healy (AXA USA), Linda Kozlowski (Etsy), Katherine Von Jan (Salesforce), Marta Jamrozic (Claire)+ Show more - Show less
5 Stories To Think Big, Be More Risk-Taking And Persevere.
Given the pace of change today, we all have to reinvent, re-engineer and reimagine our job rather than “find” a job.
2:40Breakout SessionsWomen in Fintech + Women in Tech = Innovation with BNP Paribas+ Show more - Show less
With Andrea Blankmeyer (SoFi, VP Finance and Corporate Development), Sarah Nagy (Predata, Quantitative Analyst) and Sadia Halim (BNP Paribas, Head of CIB Americas Innovation)
With Katherine King (Coach)
Networking toolbox with AXA
With Kelly Hoey (author), Jenna Blaha (Marie-Claire), Marine de Boucaud (AXA USA)
#AMA session on disrupting #retail #fashion #beauty with XRC Labs
With Carly-Ann Fergus (XRC Labs), Karen Moon (Trendanalytics), Liyia Wu (Shopshops), Jenny Fieldings (Techstars), Paul Strachman (Investor), Adi Levanon (Seed Investor)
In 2017, it is still objectively more difficult for women and minorities to get into the club. Still, there is a shocking lack of women leaders, women entrepreneurs, women in tech. To change the narrative, women need to conquer two territories: develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset, and strengthen their Tech and Digital Skills.
What we are
#WinforumNY is a one day action-packed networking and mentoring conference that aims at supporting the next generation of women leaders. All proceeds will go to Girls who Code a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We disrupt the stereotype of the leader, we inspire women and give them energy and confidence to be innovative leaders.
We create a global network of active agents of change developing the skills and mindset which Leaders and Innovators are made of.
Our Unique Equation
(Entrepreneurial Spirit + Digital Skills) x (Students + Entrepreneurs + Intrapreneurs) x (30% lnspiration + 70% Action) x 100% Energy!
The founder of
WIN forum NY:
Catherine Barba is a French-born serial entrepreneur and digital pioneer based in New York since 2015. She has founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of successful European tech startups, including Leetchi, MangoPay, Reech and Retency, and on the board of Multinational Organizations such as Renault (automotive) and Etam (lingerie and fashion).
In 2015 and 2016 Barba was named one of 50 most influential figures in Europe’s digital economy and in 2014 one of 3 most influential female figures in France.
Over the years, Barba has actively promoted women in business and women in tech, mostly out of strong gratitude for the opportunities her career path in the tech world has given her. She co-founded the ‘Woman in Digital Day’ in France in 2013, hosted the ‘Femmes en Or, Innovation Day’ in Paris and the ‘Women in Innovation Forum NY’ in 2016.
639 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Bus : 12 Av/w 46 St
Metro : 50th street
You register, we donate
All proceeds will go to Girls Who Code, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women in the tech industry. In 2015, Girls Who Code taught 10 000 young women how to code and have a seat at the table of the innovation economy.