W.in. New York
700 attendees
60 CEOs
100 start-up founders
100 graduate talents
12 countries
FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN NYC
May 21st, 2018
8:30 am
4 pm
@ Parsons School of Design, 63 5th Ave, New York
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Our Manifesto
Diversity Powers Innovation

It’s 2018 and diversity at the top remains a challenge. We need to be more strategic about the way we push for more equity in leadership roles in the coming years. The future is diverse. The future is inclusive. Diversity is a force that empowers, not polarizes. Promoting women and diversity should lead to “Us + them” not “Us vs. them”, tapping into the positive power of difference.

We value diversity and inclusion as enablers for business growth and innovation. We believe that the best way to prepare for a future of unknown complexity is to build on the strength of our differences, and that diversity and inclusion are a strategic imperative for innovation. Each one of us has to understand how technology impacts its life, job, company, industry, and evolve to, ultimately, make our world a better place.

We want to help aspiring leaders from a variety of backgrounds reach their highest potential, achieve professional success and happiness, and become the most innovative and inclusive leaders they can be. We want them to feel fully entitled to sign up and run for office, start and scale companies, or hold C-level positions. We also want to convince CEOs and business leaders that diversity and inclusion is their full responsibility and their personal involvement, not only means good progress and good business, but also sustainable innovation.

Catherine Barba

Our (happy, crazy) Team

W.IN Forum NY is hosted by digital pioneer Catherine Barba, who has been based in NYC since 2015. Catherine is a French-born serial entrepreneur who founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of directors of successful tech startups, including Euveka (CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree), Reech, Popshop, and on the board of multinational organizations such as Renault (the world’s largest carmaker). Over the years, she 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, the ‘Femmes en Or, Innovation Day’ in Paris in 2016 and hosts the annual Women in Innovation Forum NY in New York in 2018 for the third year in a row.
Catherine Barba @cathbarba
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.
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Our (fantastic) sponsors & partners

We are so grateful and proud to be supported by corporations committed to making gender equality, diversity and inclusion a priority and a reality. The W.IN Nation is growing, and we are pouring the champagne!

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Agenda

  • 9:30
    WELCOME AND MANIFESTO
    The future is diverse. The future is inclusive. It’s time to take W.IN Forum NY to the next level!
    • Catherine BARBA, founder @ W.IN Forum NY, tech entrepreneur, investor and Board member
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  • 9:35
    KEYNOTE - MAKE ROOM FOR DISCOVERY!
  • 9:50
    PANEL - HOW DO INNOVATION AND DIVERSITY WORK TOGETHER?
  • 10:25
    KEYNOTE – YOU CAN BE SOMEONE
  • 10:40
    PANEL - WELCOME TO THE INCLUSION GENERATION
    • David JONES, founder @ One Young World, founder and CEO @ You & Mr. Jones, former CEO Havas
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  • 11:10
    LIVE FEEDBACKS ACROSS CULTURES
  • 11:30
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1 : INNOVATION STARTS WITH I
    • OPTION 1 - INNOVATION IN BEAUTY AND FASHION

    • OPTION 2 - INNOVATION IN ADVERTISING AND THE MEDIA

    • OPTION 3 - INNOVATION IN THE FOODCHAIN

    • OPTION 4 - INNOVATION IN POLITICS
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  • 12:20
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2 : MENTOR MADNESS
    • OPTION 1 - MEET THE CEOs
    Reverse mentoring session “Teach me something I don't know in the next 5 min”

    • OPTION 2 - MEET THE TRAILBLAZERS
    And ask your question to start/ scale up your business

    • OPTION 3 – MEET 5 OF THE MOST MISSION-DRIVEN FOUNDERS

    • OPTION 4 - NETWORKING 101: CONQUER THE BUSINESS COCKTAIL PARTY
    Fun training with actionable tips (one-sentence pitch, confidence and credibility)
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  • 1:10
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3: INNOVATION AND DIVERSITY IN ACTION!
    • OPTION 1 – DIVERSITY IN TECH Can we build an unbiased AI?

    • OPTION 2 – INNOVATION IN FINANCE
    How is technology impacting my job? What is innovation for me? What skills should I get to reach higher?

    • OPTION 3 - NETWORKING 101: CONQUER THE BUSINESS COCKTAIL PARTY
    Fun training with actionable tips (one-sentence pitch, confidence and credibility)
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  • 2:00
    BACK TO PLENARY SESSION - WHEN ART AND METALLURGY CONVERGE
  • 2:15
    CEOs CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN DIVERSITY AND INNOVATION
    How do you lead by example when it comes to diversity and inclusion?
    How do you quantify the impact that diversity has on your company’s ability to innovate?
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  • 3:00
    2030: WELCOME TO YOUR BRIGHTER FUTURE
    Will our world be more equitable and sustainable in 2030?
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  • 3:45
    End of the day, MUSIC!

Speakers

Audrey-Laure Bergenthal
Fashiontech puts the user back into the heart of the design process and makes life easier.
Audrey-Laure Bergenthal
Founder & CEO @ Euveka
Devon Bergman
Organizations that embrace diversity are already ahead of the game when it comes to fueling innovation success
Devon Bergman
Co-founder & CEO @ Social standards
Dr. Emile Bruneau
Diversity is the antidote for a static brain.
Dr. Emile Bruneau
Director of the Peace & Conflict Neuroscience Lab @ University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Cripe
Rideshare & autonomous fleets create a new real estate class, which Cargo is developing with in-car services
Jeff Cripe
Founder & CEO @ Cargo
Vincent Diallo
Diversity is the motherboard of global success, of outperformance.
Vincent Diallo
Venture Capital Investor @ Bleu Capital
Mayra González
Leadership is all about working for your dreams, because dreams don't come true unless you act upon them
Mayra González
President & Managing Director @ Nissan Mexico
Aulia Halimatussadiah
Women hold up half the sky. No country will prosper if they ignore the potential of half of their population.
Aulia Halimatussadiah
Co-founder & CCO @ Zetta Media
Co-Managing Director @ Girls in Tech Indonesia
Cyrielle Hariel
Meet me on May 21st @ W.IN Forum NY
Cyrielle Hariel
Journalist, Europe1 and Ushuaia TV
Author
David Jones
Much of the change we are witnessing in the world today is being driven by young people.
David Jones
Founder of global youth forum One Young World / Founder of brandtech group You and Mr Jones
Danielle Li
Millennials and Gen-Z expect e-commerce to be where commerce, entertainment and social interaction cross paths
Danielle Li
Founder & CEO @ Popshop Live
Laurence Lim Dally
Having a closer look at China makes you change perspective and find inspiration for innovation
Laurence Lim Dally
Managing Director / Expert in Chinese culture @ Cherry Blossoms Marketing Research
Hope Mwinzi
Equality for women is progress for all.
Hope Mwinzi
Nairobi based Entrepreneur, writer and business speaker @ RH Media & Lifestyle Co.
Iman Oubou
Let’s provide more value to women through story-telling because we can't become what we can't see.
Iman Oubou
Founder & CEO Swaay Media
Odile Roujol
Diversity helps to build amazing companies. It means creativity and performance.
Odile Roujol
Founder of BeautyTech SF, former CEO @ Lancome
Valentine Thomas
I didn't like the road I was walking, so I started paving another one.
Valentine Thomas
Globetrotting Spearfisher

Venue

Parsons School of Design is a university dedicated to unleashing creativity and reimagining the future. This is exactly what we ask our 700+ participants: to break from routine and take ACTION!

On May 21st, you will be asked to pledge to innovation in a one-minute video, and… surprise!! We remain mysterious, so you’re dying to take your ticket when registration opens on March 21 ;-)

Make room for discovery, and be innovation ready! We look forward to seeing you.

Parsons School of Design
63 5th Ave, New York

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