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 11, 2018

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Guided Run with Under Armour

    Guided run with Under Armour followed by meet and greet as well as refreshments.

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

    An exclusive chat with Sharon Waxman, Founder & CEO, TheWrap, Director Julia Hart and Producer Jordan Horowitz, “Fast Color.”

  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Networking Event & Nightcap

Monday, March 12, 2018

  • 7:00am - 8:00am Coffee/Tea & Morning Activities

    Alice Founder Walk: Take a tour of Austin with the founders of Alice

    Knitting Circle: Meet and Hear the HERstory of the Pussyhat Movement from the Founder, Jayna Zweiman

    Morning Meditation: Center Your Full Day of BE Conference, Sponsored by Flipboard

  • 8:00am Registration is Open
  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast

    Start your day off right with a full breakfast buffet before we being our morning sessions.

  • 9:00am - 10:45am Welcome & Opening Keynotes

    Welcome from WrapWomen

    Women In The Spotlight: The New Politics

    Featuring NY Public Advocate, Letitia James, Moderated by Sharon Waxman, Editor in Chief, TheWrap

    Panel: Join the New Activism

    The new women’s movement – the origins, momentum, path to change featuring Emiliana Guereca, Founder, Women’s March LA, Jayna Zweiman, Co-Creator & Co-Founder, The Pussyhat Project and Lupe Valdez, former Sheriff of Dallas & Gubernatorial Candidate for Texas. 

    Fact-Check: Where Women Stand Now – the Good, the Bad and the Future

    Learn the secrets of how trailblazing women have integrated their personal and professional goals. Lisen Stromberg, Partner+COO of the 3% Movement and author of “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career,” will share insights from her cutting-edge research of 1,500 high achieving women and will provide you with insights on how you, too, can integrate your work+life.

    Spotlight Interview with Rachel Bloom, Executive Producer & Star, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” & “Most Likely to Murder”

  • 10:45am - 11:15am In the Networking Nook

    Entrepreneurship: Meet the Founders

    Learn the secrets of founding your business from entrepreneurs Bea Fischel-Bock, Cindy Whitehead and Maile Pacheco

    LinkedIn Rock Your Profile with Sheena Singh

    Speakers Corner

    Make Your Pitch; Solve a Problem; Promote Your Platform

  • 11:15am - 12:45pm 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.

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch

    Lunch with like minded young women. Dine and participate in a fun activity to expand your network.


  • 2:00pm - 4:05pm Afternoon Sessions

    Breaking into the (Comedy) Boy’s Club

    A discussion featuring Sharon Waxman, Editor in Chief, TheWrap and the ladies of Baroness Von Sketch; Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen and Meredith MacNeill.

    When Harvey Weinstein Happened – How Hollywood is Changing

    Featuring Sarah Anne Masse, Actor, Writer, Producer and Activist, Jessica Barth, Writer, Actor, Producer, Child Advocate and Activist & Ellen Gilbert, Talent Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency.

    Marketing Gurus

    Finding joy, meaning, and passion as a leader and manager with Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Digital Officer, CAA-GBG, Michele Beno, Marketing Chief for VICELAND, VICE Media, Dawoon Kang, Co-Founder & COO, Coffee Meets Bagel and Moderated by Karen Walrond, Author, Speaker & Photographer.

    Grounding Meditation with Jacqui Burge, Founder & CEO, Desk Yogi.

    Achieving the Impossible – Career Stories You’re Not Going to Believe

    Featuring Poppy Crum, Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories, Andrea Razzaghi, Deputy Director of Astrophysics, NASA and Moderated by Gabriella Schwarz, Managing Editor & Head of News, Flipboard.

    Empire Building – Thinking Big from Day One

    Featuring Cindy Whitehead, CEO, The Pink Ceiling, Beatrice Fischel-Bock, CEO & Co-Founder, Hutch, Carolyn Rodz, Co-Founder, Alice and Moderated by Karen Appleton Page, Founder, KPG.

  • 4:05pm - 4:35pm Networking Break

    Mini Session: Super Charge Your Social Media

    Featuring Shannon DeJong, CEO, House of Who and Kristin Glushon, EVP Client Development, Branded Entertainment Networks (BEN).

  • 4:35pm - 5:35pm Mastermind Breakout Sessions

    Diversity is Your Strength – Use It 

    How to let your uniqueness allow you to rise with Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Chief Digital Officer, CAA-GBG and Kelley Coleman Walton, Head of Global Event Marketing, Under Armour. 

    What do you want to BE: The Confidence Gap

    How does the confidence gap impact all aspects of women’s lives? What’s standing in the way of reaching your potential? Featuring Maile Pacheco, Founder, beGlammed, Stacy Nadeau, Professional Speaker & Life Coach and Jennifer Shappley, Director of Talent Acquisitions, LinkedIn. 

    It’s My Body – Owning Your Space

    When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, do you know your rights? Do you know how to spot it? And what to do next? With Sarah Ann Masse, Actor, Writer, Producer, Singer & Activist and Jessica Barth, Writer, Actor, Producer, Lifestyle Blogger, Child Advocate & Activist. 

  • 5:45pm - 6:30pm Closing Performance - Dorothy

    Celebrate the closing of the conference with a special performance by singer and songwriter, Dorothy.

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Closing Cocktails