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!

Our (#wearefamily) Community

Agenda

  • 9:15
    WELCOME AND MANIFESTO
    • Catherine BARBA, founder @ W.IN Forum NY, tech entrepreneur, investor and Board member
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  • 9:20
    KEYNOTE - Make room for discovery!
    • Beth COMSTOCK, former CIO @ GE
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  • 9:35
    PANEL - How do innovation and diversity work together?
    • Moderator: Jeff GREEN
    Managing Diversity Reporter @ Bloomberg

    • Laura SHERBIN
    Co-President @ Center for Talent Innovation, Professor @ Columbia University

    • Emile BRUNEAU
    Neuroscientist @ UPenn

    • Laurence LIM
    MD @ Cherry Blossoms Market Research & Consulting, expert in Chinese culture
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  • 10:20
    Panel – Welcome to the founder generation
    • Moderator: David JONES
    founder @ One Young World, former CEO @ Havas

    • Kristin DUQUETTE
    Disability Advocate, Public Servant, former Obama Political Appointee

    • Lindsey DAY
    cofounder and Editor in Chief @ CRWN Magazine

    • Jacob CASTALDI
    cofounder @ Ivory Ella
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  • 11:00
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1: Innovation starts with I
    ➔ OPTION 1: Innovation in Politics

    • Moderator: Adriana STAN @ Techcrunch

    • Andrew YANG
    US Presidential Candidate

    • Anne-Claire LEGENDRE
    Consul General of France in New York

    • Penny ABEYWARDENA
    Commissioner at NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs

    ➔ OPTION 2: Innovation in Beauty and Fashion

    • MC: Odile ROUJOL, founder @ BeautytechSF
    & Vincent DIALLO Partner @ BleuCap

    • Erika SHUMATE
    founder & CEO @ Pinrose

    • Ming S ZHAO
    CEO & cofounder @ Proven Beauty

    • Devon BERGMAN
    CEO & cofounder @ Social Standards

    • Audrey BERGENTHAL
    founder & CEO @ Euveka

    • Paul MICHAUX
    CEO & cofounder @ Prose Hair

    • Agustina SARTORI
    founder @ GlamST

    • Jackie TREBILCOCK
    Executive Director @ New York Fashion Tech Lab

    • Kay KOPLOVITZ
    Partner @ Springboard Growth Capital

    ➔ OPTION 3: Innovation in Advertising and the Media

    • Moderator: Kathy SANDLER
    Senior Manager @ Penguin Random House

    • Meg RUNEARI
    VP of Business Operations North America @ Teads

    • Iman OUBOU
    founder & CEO @ SWAAY Media

    • Edward ROUSSEL
    Chief Innovation Officer @ Dow Jones Wall Street Journal

    ➔ OPTION 4: Innovation in the Foodchain

    What’s new in the foodchain by Rachel KOLBE
    Director of Development @ InVivo Foundation

    PANEL
    • Moderator: Emily PAYNE, Food System Writer and Editor

    • Tobias PEGGS,
    Founder and CEO @ Square Roots

    • Yves CHRISTOL
    CEO @ InVivo Food&Tech

    • Isha DATAR
    CEO @ New Harvest

    Conclusion by Cyrielle HARIEL
    writer and radio reporter @ Europe 1
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  • 12:00
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2 : MENTOR MADNESS
    ➔ OPTION 1: Meet the CEOs
    #reversementoring
    Meet 1on1 with 10 CEOs of global corporation and teach them something they don't know within 5 min.

    ➔ OPTION 2: Ask me anything with 10 founders
    #trailblazers

    I want to create a strong brand and build community
    • Erika SHUMATE, founder & CEO @ Pinrose
    • Danielle LI, CEO & founder @ Popshop

    I want to raise capital
    • Jeff CRIPE, CEO @ Cargo
    • Darlene GILLARD, MD @ Digitalundivided

    I want to acquire my first customer
    • Ben CHEMLA, CEO & founder @ Fit House, NYC
    • Ming S ZHAO, CEO & cofounder @ Proven Beauty

    I want to hire (and retain) the best team ever
    • Devon BERGMAN, CEO & cofounder @ Social Standards
    • Jacob CASTALDi, founder @ Chnge

    ➔ OPTION 3: Meet five of the most mission-driven Founders
    #social impact
    • Moderator: Jo SARTRE,
    partner @ VC Bleu Capital

    • Kristy CAYLOR
    CEO & founder @ For Days

    • Rafaele TORDJMAN
    founder & Chairwoman @ Women Innovating Together in Healthcare

    • Tim BOITOUZET
    CEO & founder @ Woodoo

    • Jeff CRIPE
    CEO & founder @ Cargo
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  • 1:00
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3: INNOVATION AND DIVERSITY IN ACTION!
    ➔ OPTION 1: Diversity in Tech

    • Moderator: Julie SAMUELS
    Executive Director @ Tech:NYC

    • Y-Lan BOUREAU
    Researcher @ Facebook AI Research

    • Aurélie JEAN, PhD
    Co-Founder & CTO/CIO @ MixR

    • Frida POLLI
    CEO & co-founder @ Pymetrics

    • Rashida RICHARDSON
    Director of Policy Research @ AI Now Institute NUY

    ➔ OPTION 2: Innovation in Finance

    • Moderator: Janet PASKIN @ Bloomberg

    • Amanda RAJKUMAR
    Head of Human Resources for BNP PARIBAS USA

    • Marine de BOUCAUD
    Chief Human Resources Officer @ AXA US

    • Margaret HARTIGAN
    CEO and Founder @ Marstone

    • TeLisa DAUGHTRY
    CEO and founder of Flytechnista

    ➔ OPTION 3: Networking break with Chandon bubbles

    Introduction by Catherine BARBA, founder of W.IN and Valentine THOMAS, Globetrotting Sparefisher
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  • 2:00
    BACK TO PLENARY SESSION - When art and metallurgy converge
    • Marie-Agathe CHARPAGNE
    Postdoctoral researcher and concert pianist
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  • 2:15
    CEOs connecting the dots between Diversity and Innovation
    With Carlos GHOSN
    Chairman and CEO @ Renault Nissan Mitsubishi

    • Moderator: Claire CIZAIRE
    Chief Technology and Innovation Officer @ Mazars

    • Mayra GONZALEZ
    CEO @ Nissan Mexico

    • Georgia GARINOIS-MELENIKIOTOU
    Senior Vice President @ Estée Lauder

    • Laura ZELENKO
    Senior Executive Editor @ Bloomberg News

    • Guillaume LE CUNFF
    CEO at Nespresso USA
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  • 3:00
    2030: Welcome to your brighter future
    With high school students & friends from far away countries

    • Hope MWINZI
    RISE Magazine, Africa’s first business and lifestyle magazine for Women

    • Aulia HALIMATUSSADIAH
    MD Girls in Tech Indonesia, cofounder & CCO, Zetta

    • Linara DAVIDSON
    MD @ East Harlem Tutorial Program

    • Claude GRUNITZKY
    Chairman @ TRUE Africa
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  • 3:45
    CLOSING KEYNOTE – You can be someone
    • Norma BASTIDAS
    Actress, Endurance Athlete, founder @ Wild Productions
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  • 4:00
    End of the day, MUSIC!

Speakers

Carlos Ghosn
The success of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is fueled by our cultural diversity.
Carlos Ghosn
Chairman and CEO @ Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
Penny Abeywardena
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Penny Abeywardena
Commissioner @ NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs
Norma Bastidas
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Norma Bastidas
Actress, Endurance Athlete, founder @ Wild Productions
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
Timothée	Boitouzet
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Timothée Boitouzet
Founder and CEO @ Woodoo
Y-Lan Boureau
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Y-Lan Boureau
Research Scientist @ Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR)
Dr. Emile Bruneau
Diversity is the antidote for a static brain.
Dr. Emile Bruneau
Director of the Peace & Conflict Neuroscience Lab @ University of Pennsylvania
Jacob Castaldi
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Jacob Castaldi
Cofounder @ Ivory Ella
Kristy Caylor
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Kristy Caylor
CEO @ For Days
Marie-Agathe	Charpagne
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Marie-Agathe Charpagne
Postdoctoral researcher (and pianist) @ University of California
Ben	CHEMLA
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Ben CHEMLA
Founder & COO @ FitHouse
Yves Christol
'Evolution in behavior, eyes wide open on diversity & its beneficial influence-we'll develop Food Intelligence
Yves Christol
CEO @ InVivo Food&Tech
Claire Cizaire
When CEOs pledge for diversity & inclusion, they boost innovation and employee engagement.
Claire Cizaire
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer @ Mazars
Beth Comstock
Make room for discovery!
Beth Comstock
Change Maker & Author / Former Vice Chair @ GE
Jeff Cripe
Rideshare & autonomous fleets create a new real estate class, which Cargo is developing with in-car services
Jeff Cripe
Founder & CEO @ Cargo
Isha Datar
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Isha Datar
CEO @ New Harvest
TeLisa Daughtry
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TeLisa Daughtry
CEO and founder @ Flytechnista
Linara Davidson
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Linara Davidson
MD @ East Harlem Tutorial Program
Lindsey Day
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Lindsey Day
Cofounder and Editor in Chief @ CRWN Magazine
Marine de Boucaud
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Marine de Boucaud
Chief Human Ressources Officer @ AXA
Vincent Diallo
Diversity is the motherboard of global success, of outperformance.
Vincent Diallo
Venture Capital Investor @ Bleu Capital
Kristin Duquette
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Kristin Duquette
Disability Advocate, Public Servant, former Obama Political Appointee
Véronique Gabai-Pinsky
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Véronique Gabai-Pinsky
President @ Vera Wang
Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou
Life is an endless problem solving - and problem solving is creativity.
Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou
Senior Vice-President @ The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Darlene Gillard
You cannot have innovation without diversity!
Darlene Gillard
Director, Community @ Digital Undivided
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
Jeff Green
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Jeff Green
Managing Diversity Reporter @ Bloomberg
Joelle Grunberg
New leaders are unconventional - they ask people to take greater responsibility and collaborate more freely
Joelle Grunberg
President & CEO North and Central America @ Lacoste
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
Claude Grunitzky
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Claude Grunitzky
Chairman @ True Africa
Cyrielle Hariel
We can learn so much from Nature’s incredible diversity: it has gone through mutations for billions of years.
Cyrielle Hariel
Journalist, Europe1 and Ushuaia TV
Author
Margaret Hartigan
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Margaret Hartigan
Founder and CEO @ Marstone
Aurélie Jean
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Aurélie Jean
Co-Founder & CTO/CIO @ MixR
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
Kay Koplovitz
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Kay Koplovitz
Managing Partner @ Springboard Growth Capital
Rachel Kolbe
Our capacity to cooperate will enable us to create novel solutions & ensure ecosystems are fit to thrive.
Rachel Kolbe
Director of Development @ InVivo Foundation
Guillaume Le Cunff
I believe that with sustained commitment and a lot of work, an old power organization can innovate and thrive.
Guillaume Le Cunff
President and CEO
Anne-Claire Legendre
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Anne-Claire Legendre
Consul General of France in New York
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
Paul	Michaux
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Paul Michaux
CEO & cofounder @ Prose Hair
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
Janet Paskin
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Janet Paskin
Editor - Workforce, Management and Diversity @ Bloomberg
Frida Polli
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Frida Polli
CEO & co-founder @ Pymetrics
Emily Payne
Food chain innovation is vital to feed a growing population. And uplifting diverse perspectives & ideas is key
Emily Payne
Food System Writer and Editor
Tobias Peggs
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Tobias Peggs
Founder & CEO @ Square Roots
Amanda Rajkumar
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Amanda Rajkumar
Head of Human Ressources @ BNP PARIBAS USA
Rashida Richardson
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Rashida Richardson
Director of Policy Research @ AI Now Institute NYU
Odile Roujol
Diversity helps to build amazing companies. It means creativity and performance.
Odile Roujol
Founder of BeautyTech SF, former CEO @ Lancome
Edward Roussel
Groupthink is the enemy of creativity. Be proud to be different.
Edward Roussel
Chief Innovation Officer @ Dow Jones Wall Street Journal
Meg Runeari
Brands who successfully transform understand what drives the upcoming generation and how they consume content.
Meg Runeari
Vice President of Business Operations, North America @ Teads
Julie	Samuels
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Julie Samuels
Executive Director @ Tech: NYC
Kathy Sandler
Innovation in publishing is not an oxymoron!
Kathy Sandler
Senior Manager @ Penguin Random House
Agustina Sartori
Turn your difference into an advantage to become the agent of change that the world needs.
Agustina Sartori
Founder & CEO @ GlamST
Jo Sartre
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Jo Sartre
Venture Capital Investor @ Bleu Capital
Laura Sherbin
Corporations must have leadership that is both diverse and inclusive to innovate and grow their market share.
Laura Sherbin
Co-President / Adjunct Professor @ Center for Talent Innovation / Columbia University
Erika Shumate
My imperative is to structure our business, compensation, culture and processes to promote gender equality.
Erika Shumate
Co-Founder & CEO @ Pinrose
Adriana Stan
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Adriana Stan
Contributor @ TechCrunch
Valentine Thomas
I didn't like the road I was walking, so I started paving another one.
Valentine Thomas
Globetrotting Spearfisher
Rafaele Tordjman
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Rafaele Tordjman
Founder and Chairwoman @ Women Innovating Together in Healthcare
Jackie Trebilcock
Startups who thrive understand the value of their customers data and are obsessed by customer experience.
Jackie Trebilcock
Managing Director @ New York Fashion Tech Lab
Xavier Vey
In fast changing times you need to reinvent yourself every day.
Xavier Vey
President & Chief Operating Officer @ L'Oréal USA's Luxe Division
Andrew Yang
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Andrew Yang
US Presidential Candidate
Laura Zelenko
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Laura Zelenko
Senior Executive Editor @ Bloomberg News
Ming S Zhao
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Ming S Zhao
Co-Founder and CEO @ Proven Beauty

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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