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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Agenda

  • 9:15
    WELCOME AND MANIFESTO
    It’s time to take W.IN Forum NY to the next level!

    • Catherine BARBA
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  • 9:20
    Make room for discovery!
    • Beth COMSTOCK
    Former Chief Innovation Officer @ GE
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  • 9:35
    How do innovation and diversity work together?
    What is the definition of innovation? What kind of diversity unlocks innovation? Is a diverse team enough to spur innovation? Can neuroscience-based approach to diversity change how we work together?

    Moderator: Jeff GREEN, Managing Diversity Reporter @ Bloomberg

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

    • Emile BRUNEAU
    Ph.D. Neuroscientist, Research Scientist @ MIT

    • Laurence LIM
    MD @ Cherry Blossoms Market Research & Consulting, expert in Chinese culture
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  • 10:20
    Young, Diverse and Changing the World
    Moderator: David JONES, founder @ You and Mr Jones & co-founder @ One Young World
    with One Young World ambassadors:

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

    • Lindsey DAY
    Cofounder and Editor in Chief @ CRWN Magazine

    • Jacob CASTALDI
    Co-founder Ivory Ella and co-founder of Chnge
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  • 11:00
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1
    ➔ Tishman Auditorium - INNOVATION IN POLITICS

    Moderator: Adriana STAN , Public Relations Director @ W Magazine, Contributor Writer @ TechCrunch

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

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

    • Andrew YANG
    US Presidential Candidate

    • Laurence HAÏM
    Journalist

    ➔ Starr Foundation Hall - INNOVATION IN BEAUTY AND FASHION

    Fireside chat with Odile ROUJOL founder @ BeautytechSF & Kay KOPLOVITZ, Managing Partner @ Springboard Growth Capital, followed by a discussion facilitated by & Vincent DIALLO Partner @ Bleu Capital with:

    • 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
    Co-Founder and VP Product @ Prose Hair

    • Agustina SARTORI
    Founder @ GlamST

    ➔ Hoerle Lecture Hall - 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

    • Chantal RESTIVO-ALLESSI
    Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President of International @ HarperCollins
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  • 11:59
    FOOD IS SERVED UNTIL 2:15pm.
    FOLLOW THE SIGNAGE AND ENJOY YOUR DELICIOUS LUNCH BOX!
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  • 12:00
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2
    ➔ Hoerle Lecture Hall - INNOVATION IN THE FOOD CHAIN

    Moderator: Emily PAYNE, Food and Agriculture Writer, Contributor @ Food Tank

    • Amanda LUSKIN
    Head of Growth and Strategy @ Square Roots

    • Erin KIM
    Communication Director @ New Harvest

    • Rachel KOLBE
    Strategic Project Manager @ InVivo

    Conclusion by Cyrielle HARIEL
    Writer and radio reporter @ Europe 1

    ➔ Event Cafe - MEET THE C-suite #reversementoring
    "Teach me something I don't know in the next 5 min"

    • Jean-Marc BELLAICHE
    Former CEO @ Tiffany

    • Xavier VEY
    President & Chief Operating Officer @ L’Oréal Luxe US

    • Paul GRIFFIN
    CEO @ Sandro Maje Claudie Pierlot

    • Joelle GRUNBERG
    President and CEO North and Central America @ Lacoste

    • Beatriz PARDO
    @ Starbucks

    • Daniel KLEIN
    CEO @ BNPP IP US

    ➔ Starr Foundation Hall - ASK ME ANYTHING #trailblazers

    Raising capital
    • Ben CHEMLA, CEO & founder @ Fit House
    • Darlene GILLARD, MD @ Digitalundivided

    Startup Accelerator Programs: Why? For Who? When
    • Carly-Ann FERGUS, Director @ XRC Labs
    • Jackie TREBILCOCK, Executive Director @ New York Fashion Tech Lab
    • Agustina SARTORI, founder @ GlamST

    Engaging with my customers, creating a strong brand
    • Ming S ZHAO, CEO & cofounder @ Proven Beauty
    • Paul MICHAUX, co-founder & VP Product @ Prose Hair
    • Erika SHUMATE, founder & CEO @ Pinrose

    ➔ Tisham Auditorium - MEET 4 OF THE MOST MISSION-DRIVEN FOUNDERS #social impact

    Moderators: Jo SARTRE, partner @ VC Bleu Capital & Ion YADIGAROGLU @ Capricorn Investment

    • Jeff CRIPE
    CEO & founder @ Cargo

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

    • Tim BOITOUZET
    CEO & founder @ Woodoo

    • Kristy CAYLOR
    CEO & founder @ For Days
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  • 1:00
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3
    ➔ Tishman Auditorium - INNOVATION IN FINANCE
    What skills should I get to reach higher?

    Moderator: Janet PASKIN, Editor @ Bloomberg

    • Marine de BOUCAUD
    Chief Human Resources Officer @ AXA US

    • Cristina DOLAN
    Co-Founder & COO @ iXledger | Blockchain | MIT Media Lab

    • TeLisa DAUGHTRY
    CEO and founder of Flytechnista

    • Amanda RAJKUMAR
    Head of Human Resources @ BNP Paribas USA and CIB Americas

    • Margaret HARTIGAN
    CEO and Founder @ Marstone

    ➔ Hoerle Lecture Hall - DIVERSITY IN TECH
    Can we build an unbiased AI?

    • Moderator: Julie SAMUELS, Executive Director @ Tech:NYC

    • Y-Lan BOUREAU
    Researcher @ Facebook AI Research

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

    • Marie-Eve PICHE
    CFO @ Pymetrics

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

    ➔ Starr Foundation Hall - NETWORKING TRAINING (+21 years old only)

    Moderators: Laurie du BOULLAY, COO @ oXya and Katherine KING, Founder & CEO @ Invisible Culture

    Introduction by Valentine THOMAS, Globetrotting Sparefisher
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  • 2:00
    When art and metallurgy converge
    • Marie-Agathe CHARPAGNE
    Postdoctoral researcher and amazing concert pianist
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  • 2:20
    CEOs connecting the dots between Diversity and Innovation
    With Carlos GHOSN
    Chairman and CEO @ Renault Nissan Mitsubishi (in video)

    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 @ Nespresso USA

    Karen MOON
    • CEO @ Trendalytics
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  • 3:10
    2030: Welcome to your brighter future
    With young people @EHTP @AFSE @Lycee Francais @Wellesley

    • Claude GRUNITZKY
    Chairman @ TRUE Africa

    • Norma BASTIDAS
    Actress, Endurance Athlete, founder @ Wild Productions
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  • 3:45
    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
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Penny Abeywardena
Commissioner @ NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs
Norma Bastidas
You are only as strong as the biggest obstacle you overcome.
Norma Bastidas
Actress, Endurance Athlete, founder @ Wild Productions
Jean-Marc Bellaiche
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Jean-Marc Bellaiche
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development @ Tiffany & Co.
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
Innovation isn’t only about technology, it’s also about solving our world’s greatest challenges.
Timothée Boitouzet
Founder and CEO @ Woodoo
Laurie du Boullay
Humanity is already innovative and diverse. What we need is to build more human companies.
Laurie du Boullay
Chief Operating Officer @ oXya, a Hitachi Group Company
Y-Lan Boureau
It takes diverse perspectives to create technologies that address what diverse people care about
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
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Jacob Castaldi
Co-founder @ Ivory Ella and co-founder @ Chnge
Kristy Caylor
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Kristy Caylor
CEO @ For Days
Marie-Agathe	Charpagne
You are diversity, in the same body and soul.
Marie-Agathe Charpagne
Postdoctoral researcher (and pianist) @ University of California
Ben	Chemla
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
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
Celine Christory
The future will belong to us only if we are united, not divided.
Celine Christory
Student @ Wellesley College
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
TeLisa Daughtry
Exciting time in finance: CryptoCurrency & Blockchain; tech is disrupting how we save, earn, & exchange money
TeLisa Daughtry
CEO and founder @ Flytechnista & STEEAMnista
Lindsey Day
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Lindsey Day
Cofounder and Editor in Chief @ CRWN Magazine
Marine de Boucaud
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
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
Cristina Dolan
Be Brave!
Cristina Dolan
Co-Founder & COO @ iXledger | Blockchain | MIT Media Lab
Kristin Duquette
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Kristin Duquette
Disability Advocate, Public Servant, former Obama Political Appointee
Carly-Ann Fergus
True innovation happens when there are diverse perspectives and voices represented at the table
Carly-Ann Fergus
Director @ XRC Labs
Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou
Life is an endless problem solving - and problem solving is creativity.
Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou
Executive 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
The challenge, as always, is translating research and ideas into progress.
Jeff Green
Managing Diversity Reporter @ Bloomberg
Paul	Griffin
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Paul Griffin
President & CEO @ SMCP North America
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
Claude Grunitzky
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Claude Grunitzky
Founder @ TRACE and TRUE Africa, and Hauser Leader @ Harvard Kennedy School
Laurence Haïm
Ordinary people are real heroes in the world we live in. They are doing extraordinary things!
Laurence Haïm
Journalist
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
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Margaret Hartigan
Founder and CEO @ Marstone
Aurélie Jean
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
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
Katherine King
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Katherine King
Founder & CEO @ Invisible Culture
Erin Kim
Diversity, inclusion, and empathy are all key in communicating about technology and innovation
Erin Kim
Communication Director @ New Harvest
Daniel Klein
An inclusive culture is critical to our success: diversity of thought, experience and people drive innovation
Daniel Klein
CEO @ BNP Paribas Asset Management, North America
Kay Koplovitz
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Kay Koplovitz
Managing Partner @ Springboard Growth Capital
Chairman & Co-founder @ Springboard Enterprises
Founder & former CEO @ USA Networks
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 @ Nespresso USA
Anne-Claire Legendre
Diversity in politics is making sure everyone’s voice is heard.
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
Amanda Luskin
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Amanda Luskin
Head of Growth and Strategy @ Square Roots
Paul	Michaux
Diversity not only raises good questions, it leads to the right answers.
Paul Michaux
Co-Founder and VP Product @ Prose Hair
Karen Moon
Building diverse teams and empowering talent to share ideas and rapidly test opportunities unlocks innovation
Karen Moon
Founder & CEO @ Trendalytics
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
Beatriz Pardo
Embracing diversity & sharing different perspectives foster new ideas, economic growth & business success.
Beatriz Pardo
Vice President Global Operations @ Starbucks - Siren Retail Division
Janet Paskin
If you don't have a diverse workplace, you have a biased one.
Janet Paskin
Editor - Workforce, Management and Diversity @ Bloomberg
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
Marie-Eve Piche
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Marie-Eve Piche
COO/CFO @ Pymetrics
Amanda Rajkumar
Diverse Companies Outperform-it’s a fact. Many talk abt needing diversity-few understand or reap the benefits
Amanda Rajkumar
Head of Human Resources @ BNP Paribas USA and CIB Americas
Chantal Restivo-Allessi
Innovation is a willingness to experiment, learn quickly, move on, and innovate again.
Chantal Restivo-Allessi
Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President of International @ HarperCollins Publishers
Rashida Richardson
People developing AI often do not reflect the diverse society that will likely be affected by AI
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
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
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
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
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
Trust is becoming the global--and most valued--currency of modern time.
Adriana Stan
Public Relations Director @ W Magazine, Contributor Writer @ TechCrunch
Valentine Thomas
I didn't like the road I was walking, so I started paving another one.
Valentine Thomas
Globetrotting Spearfisher
Rafaele Tordjman
Women entrepreneurs are the future of the next generation in health.
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
Ion Yadigaroglu
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Ion Yadigaroglu
Managing Partner @ Capricorn Investment
Andrew Yang
Statistically, teams w/ diversity outperform those without - it's time to invest in more diverse entrepreneurs
Andrew Yang
US Presidential Candidate
Laura Zelenko
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
Laura Zelenko
Senior Executive Editor @ Bloomberg News
Ming S Zhao
Meet me on May 21st @ WIN Forum NY
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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