Adweek’s annual Women Trailblazers Summit invites female founders and leaders that have revolutionized the workplace by challenging the status quo and breaking barriers. C-Suite executives and talent from the media, technology and marketing spaces take to the stage for candid conversations around the state of equality and the power of female leadership.

Featured Speakers

Lisa Baird
National Commissioner

Stephanie McMahon
Chief Brand Officer

Stephanie Nadi Olson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tracee Ellis Ross
Actress, Producer and Chief Executive Officer

Angela Ruggerio
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Noor Tagouri
Journalist, Podcaster and Founder of At Your Service Imprint

Trinity Mouzon Wofford
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Shelley Zalis
Chief Executive Officer

Agenda Overview

12:00 PM — 12:05 PM ET

Adweek Opening Remarks

Welcoming remarks and a look at the event.


Lisa Granatstein, Chief Content Officer, Adweek





12:05 PM — 12:25 PM ET

Women’s Sport Superpanel – The Time Is Now

Women’s equality in sports has been a substantial topic in recent years. Yet, it took a global pandemic for the world to finally give women’s sports the opportunity to shine and show its value. From increases in WNBA and NWSL viewership and social media engagement, to the Women’s Evolution taking WWE by storm, female sport is taking center stage—and they have the data to back it up, courtesy of the Sports Innovation Lab’s unprecedented “The Fan Project” report. Moderated by Sports innovation Lab CEO & four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird discuss how women’s sports leagues around the world are growing in influence and inspiring change.


Lisa Baird, National Commissioner, NWSL
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE
Angela Ruggerio, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sports Innovation Lab





12:30 PM — 12:50 PM ET


Session details to be announced.

12:55 PM — 1:15 PM ET

Female Founders

Powerhouse entrepreneurs take to the Adweek stage for an insider’s POV on building your own business. Together, they’ll tackle the challenges female founders face, how to grow community and their strategies for success.


Tiffany Mouzon Wofford, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Golde
Noor Tagouri, Journalist, Podcaster and Founder of At Your Service Imprint 
Stephanie Nadi Olson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, We Are Rosie





1:20 PM — 1:40 PM ET


Session details to be announced.

1:45 PM — 2:05 PM ET

Women on Board

Old-school boardrooms are coming to a quick end as female leaders continue to flip the script and fill more seats. Join Female Quotient CEO Shelley Zalis and some remarkable trailblazers who will pull no punches on how best to earn your own seat.


Shelley Zalis, Chief Executive Officer, The Female Quotient





2:10 PM — 2:30 PM ET


Session details to be announced.

2:35 PM — 2:55 PM ET

Breaking Ground

Actress, producer and CEO Tracee Ellis Ross is living the dream. From her celebrated role in Black-ish to starring in 2020’s The High Note to branching out with the launch of hair-care brand Pattern Beauty, Ross’ exuberance and positivity drives both fan and consumer loyalty. Join Adweek, as we sit down with Ross to hear how she retains creative control, and how she’s leveraging compassion and empathy to inspire inclusivity in the beauty world.


Tracee Ellis Ross, Actress, Producer and Chief Executive Officer, Pattern Beauty
Shannon Miller, Creative and Inclusion Editor, Adweek 





2:55 PM — 3:00 PM ET

Adweek Closing Remarks

Thank you for joining!


Lisa Granatstein, Chief Content Officer, Adweek





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