Anne Fulenwider has been editor-in-chief of Marie Claire since 2012. Under her tenure, the magazine has received several journalism awards, including the New York Press Club Journalism Award in crime reporting, the Excellence in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists and Folio Magazine’s Editor of the Year Award. Prior to Marie Claire, the Harvard-educated Fulenwider served as a senior editor at Vanity Fair, where she launched the much-loved Fanfair section of the magazine
As the youngest woman ever to be Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at the White House, Alyssa Mastromonaco certainly has some amazing stories to tell. After all, you’re talking about “the” person who had the power to decide who gets to see The President of the United States, and when. In her New York Times bestselling book Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, Mastromonaco paints an intimate portrait of a president. She is currently President of Global Communications Strategy & Talent at A+E.
Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and emerging social media.
As chief leadership officer to Levo, the fastest-growing network for millennial women, and launch team member to Lean In, Tiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women’s leadership. Having raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she was named as one of 19 “women who are leading the way” in The Huffington Post among luminaries such as Hillary Clinton and Diane Sawyer.
Piera Gelardi is Executive Creative Director and co-founder of Refinery29. Piera oversees all things that make the site come to life visually — from branding and design to art direction, photography, video, and casting. When she's not burning the midnight oil at Refinery29, she's breaking it down on the dance floor, religiously sending snail mail, or indulging her love of adventures in far-flung places.
Break Thru Films is the production company headed by Emmy nominated directors, writers, and producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Established in 1990, Break Thru Films' productions include: "Joan Rivers – A Piece of Work" which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it won the US Documentary Prize for Best Editing; the 2008 Emmy nominated documentary feature "The Devil Came On Horseback;" and the 2007 Emmy nominated feature "The Trials of Darryl Hunt."
Lucy Barzun Donnelly founded Locomotive in 2007, and since then she has produced six films under that banner as well as building a slate of film and TV series. Her producing career began with Oscar and Independent Spirit nominee, Pieces of April starring Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson and Oliver Platt.
In April 2013, Dawn Davis joined Simon & Schuster as the VP and Publisher of 37 INK, an imprint within the Atria Publishing Group. Since launching 37 INK, she has published several New York Times bestsellers, including The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, whose show, Insecure, has already received award recognition in its first season.
Topaz Page Green is the founder of non-profit, The Lunchbox Fund.
Monica Botkier is the founder of Botkier New York, accessories company. Born and raised in Brooklyn, the city has been, and continues to be, her endless source of inspiration. Botkier New York was born in 2003 when the Trigger bag gained an immediate cult following and became known as the bag that launched an industry.
Susannah Carrier joined Silver Lake in 2006 and is a Managing Director and Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations. She heads the Firm’s fundraising and investor relationship management and communications. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Ms. Carrier was with the hedge fund and private equity investor relations team at Quadrangle Group in New York. She previously worked at Credit Suisse in London, where she focused on business development for the financial sponsor group.
Sarah Sophie Flicker is an activist, writer, filmmaker, cultural organizer, creative director, and movement builder. She is a creative director at progressive media production company Art Not War and the creative director of The Citizens Band. She is a national organizer of the Women's March on Washington.
A boundary-pusher with a uniquely attuned business mind, Tricia brings her decades-long experience at the intersection of marketing, branding, tech, media and entertainment to the helm of newly minted content innovation studio, WP Narrative_ where she currently sits as CEO.
Current founder of TheFlairIndex.com, a luxury lifestyle site for women with weekly interviews of female entrepreneurs. Fashion and lifestyle editor/writer with over 20 years experience at Vogue, Lucky and Harper's Bazaar (most recently as Fashion Features Director). Has written for New York Magazine, Elle Décor, Veranda and the book, InStyle: The New Secrets of Style. Designer/owner Jennifer Alfano fine jewelry sold in high-end luxury boutiques and featured in Bazaar, Elle, Wall Street Journal.
Ms. Jennifer Cohan, also known as Jen, has been the President of New York at Daniel J. Edelman, Inc. since July 1, 2014. Ms. Cohan served as Global Chair of Consumer Marketing Practice at Daniel J. Edelman, Inc. She has over twenty years of global experience in consumer marketing public relations. She has worked in nearly every facet of public relations.Ms. Cohan has also received industry awards for creativity, media relations and campaign effectiveness.
Beth Ferreira is Managing Partner at WME Ventures, the venture capital arm of WME IMG. An accomplished operations leader, company advisor and venture investor, Beth shapes the firmâs investment strategy and manages its portfolio of next generation commerce, consumer tech and mobile start-ups. Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Jennifer Frommer is an award winning Branded Content expert, immersed in creativity and technology. Currently, Jennifer is SVP of Creative Content and Licensing at Columbia Records. She’s created immersive experiences with global superstars including: John Legend, The Chainsmokers, Lady Gaga, Eminem, U2. She is well recognized in her field for her unmatched expertise in helping brands target millennials with a unique combination of digital and entertainment assets.
. In 2012 Jocelyn and her younger sister, Madeline Moore, along with a friend September Rinnier became frustrated with the lack of an online lifestyle retailer that targeted their more classic, All-American style and launched Tuckernuck. Their vision was to inspire buyers all over the world by cross merchandising products from hundreds of small and large brands in rich lifestyle content.
When the finest names in art, fashion and entertainment want to host a standout event, they call Mary Giuliani, Party and Lifestyle expert and owner of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. With her “simple yet special” approach to parties, Mary’s clients look to her to break entertaining norms. She brings to life party ideas that are one of a kind, out of the box, playful experiences. Her client roster includes: J. Crew, VOGUE, The Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney, and more.
Stephanie Hannon was the chief technology officer (CTO) of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. She was the first woman to hold the title of CTO on a major presidential campaign. Prior to working for the Clinton campaign, Hannon was Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact. Her focus was on building tools to help communities respond to natural disasters as well as producing and sharing transparent election results.
Norma Kamali began her business in 1967 as a shop owner making styles in her sample room, andselling from her retail store. Her goal from that first day as an entrepreneur up until today was to have the freedom to be creative, and to use that creativity to design styles for women to make them feel good. Kamali is not just a designer. She is an innovator. An inventor. The Sleeping Bag Coat, the High Heeled Sneaker and the Parachute Collection are all iconic Kamali looks.
Fran Hauser is a startup investor, long-time media executive and a vocal advocate for women across the globe. Fran funds and advises early stage consumer-focused companies such as HelloGiggles, Levo, Mogul, The Wing and Gem&Bolt. Fourteen of the seventeen companies in Fran's portfolio are founded by women, highlighting her broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders. Previously, Fran held President and General Manager positions at Time Inc., AOL and Moviefone.
Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Origination & Product Management Ninon is the head of Hedge Fund Origination & Product Management team within the Alternative Investment Group. Her team is responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and managing hedge fund solutions for BofA clients.
Heather is the CEO and founding partner of Human Ventures — an early-stage company builder and venture fund in NYC that backs and builds consumer technology companies. She was recently featured in Business Insider as "the first female-led startup studio in New York City". Heather serves on the Leadership Council for tech:nyc and is a founding member of "Women in VC". Heather also serves on the Board of the David Lynch Foundation and is a long time teacher of Transcendental Meditation.
Sarah is an inveterate activist. A DC native, where she consumed politics at the dinner table, Sarah moved to New York to work in contemporary art, and produced large scale public art projects with social and political mandates at Creative Time. Post Katrina, Sarah co-founded SweetArt New York, a basic living needs fund to administer grants between $1,000-$5,000 to Gulf Coast artists, supported by Andy Warhol Foundation and Creative Capital.
Beata Henrichs-Lieb is the founder and creative director of HEDGEHOUSE, LLC. In January 2012, Beata launched the company out of her garage. Designing the signature product, the THROWBED she began to build the brand. Her chic and casual style was inspired from her love of the countryside and travels throughout Europe. Beata lives and works in New York City along with her Business Partner Jodi Lahaye.
Amanda Hesser is CEO of the kitchen and home company, Food52, which she co-founded with Merrill Stubbs in 2009. Food52 was named Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation in 2012 and Best Culinary Website by the International Association of Culinary Professionals three times. From 1997 to 2008, she was a Reporter and Food Editor at The New York Times. Hesser is the author of multiple cook books has been named one of the 50 most influential women in food by Gourmet.
Rachelle Hruska MacPherson is an American new media entrepreneur. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Guest of a Guest, a site that covers events, people, and places. She is also the founder of Lingua Franca.