A community of game changers and changemakers

BE Conference starts and ends with networking opportunities and even includes several structured mentorship sessions, media opportunities and networking breaks throughout the day.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Early Check In & Cocktails
  • 6 to 7pm Clips & Conversation

    Let’s get going with an exclusive chat with Larissa Rhodes, producer of Sundance Award Winning Chasing Coral, a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans are changing.

  • 8:30 pm Networking Event & Nightcap

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • 7 am Registration Open
  • 8:00 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 - 10:45 am Welcome & Opening Keynotes

    We Got Next. (The Future is Female):  Kristen Bell, Actor, activist, co-founder This Bar Saves Lives + Sharon Waxman, Founder & CEO, TheWrap.

    Taking It To The Next Level (Careers, Phase II): Shannon Stubo, CMO, LinkedIn; Wendy Sachs, Author and Media Strategist.

    Capital: Raise It, Manage It, Spend It: Co-founders, WERK Annie Dean, Anna Auerbach; Jesse Draper, Founder, Halogen Ventures; Susan Lyne, BBG Ventures.

    How I Broke the Mold: Charting an Unconventional Career Path Mountaineer, Melissa Arnot; Andrea Razzaghi, Deputy Director of Astrophysics at NASA; Cindy Whitehead, CEO, The Pink Ceiling.

  • 10:45 - 11:15 am Networking Break

    In the Networking Nook
    Entrepreneurship: Meet the founder of Megpies, Meghan Ritchie.

  • 11:30 - 12:30 pm Mentorship Sessions

    Meet with mentors to converse and connect on finding a career path, personal finances, work/life balance, entrepreneurship, business ideas, raising capital, running a business, hiring and firing or other workplace issues.


  • 12:45 - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

    Lunch with like minds. Dine and discuss a variety of timely topics.

  • 2:00 - 3:15 pm Mastermind Sessions

    Soft Skills: Burnishing the Resume, Interview Skills, and more Blair Decembrele, LinkedIn.

    Making the Ask: Equal Pay and the Real Deal about Negotiating for What You Deserve Sarah Avins, NY Presbyterian Hospital.

    The Architecture of Confidence: Shelley Zalis, Girls Lounge.

    In the Boardroom: Facilitating and Promoting Diversity and Progress Darlene Gillard Jones, digital undivided.

  • 3:15- 3:45 pm Networking Break

    In the Networking Nook
    Balance: BE-ing@Work. Talk with Heidi Forbes Öste about balancing your digital life.

  • 3:45 - 5:45 pm Afternoon Sessions

    Entrepreneurship 101: Beatriz Acevedo, founder, Mitu Network; Lisa Stone, founder, BlogHer.

    Hollywood Calling: Breaking Through in the Digital Age: Meghan Oliver Content & Distribution Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency; Taylor Schultz  Agent / College Department Head, Paradigm Talent Agency; Valarie Phillips Motion Picture & TV Literary Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency. 

    About that First Amendment:  Soledad O’Brien, TV journalist; Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic.

    Activism and My Career: Wendy Davis, Words not Deeds; Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood.

    Finding Your Give: Luvvie Ajayi, author; Meredith Walker, co-founder, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls; Jane Mosbacher Morris, founder, To the Market.

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm Cocktails and Music

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300+ women gathered for two days of empowerment.