Seneca's annual Fast Forward Women's Innovation Forum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will feature inspiring women leaders…
Seneca Women’s sixth annual Breakfast @Davos has the theme “Fast Forward Women in the Economy.” Distinguished international leaders will discuss why women must be full participants in the economy, and the importance of women’s leadership.
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Moving women into top leadership has benefits for companies, communities and markets. Women and men executives from major companies discussed actionable ways to achieve that goal at Seneca Women’s Fast Forward Women’s Leadership Forum at the New York Stock Exchange. The Forum was co-hosted by the NYSE’s Board Advisory Council, which was created to address the crucial need for diversity on company boards.
Speakers included Katie Couric; Stacey Cunningham, President of the NYSE; Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, P&G; Julie Gebauer, Global Head of Human Capital and Benefits at Willis Towers Watson; Rick Goings, former chairman and CEO of Tupperware; Melissa Reiff, CEO of The Container Store Group; Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman, NYSE; Susan Story, CEO, American Water; Allison Tummon Kamphuis, Global Gender Equality & Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program Leader, P&G; and Elizabeth Vazquez, President and CEO, WEConnect International.
Seneca Women partnered with Bloomberg to present the Bloomberg Equality Summit, where scores of speakers—including representatives of major companies and the public and private sectors—proposed ways to move the needle toward parity. The message that came through loud and clear was that diversity is good both for companies and individuals.
Seneca Women partnered with Bloomberg to present the Bloomberg Equality Summit, where scores of speakers—including Stacey Abrams, Arianna Huffington and executives from companies such as P&G, Tupperware and Salesforce—proposed ways to move the needle toward parity. The message that came through loud and clear was that diversity is good both for companies and individuals.
Seneca Women’s fifth annual Breakfast @Davos has the theme “Fast Forward Women in the Economy.” Distinguished international leaders will discuss why women must be full participants in the economy, and the importance of women’s leadership.
If you are interested in learning more, email us at [email protected]
Seneca Women’s Sharon Bowen, former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was a featured speaker at Bloomberg’s Sooner Than You Think summit, which explored the technology transforming the global economy and shaping the very near future. In conversation with Ben Elliott, Bloomberg’s Washington Policy Analyst, Bowen discussed the challenges for governments in trying to control cryptocurrencies.
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright and other notable speakers join an audience of leaders from the realms of business, government and philanthropy at Seneca Women’s annual Fast Forward Women’s Innovation Forum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in New York City. The Forum consists of an afternoon of conversation about power, purpose and innovating through technology to design our future.
On June 14, young leaders from New York City clubs took part in the yearly Fast Forward Girls workshop where they planned social media strategies and club expansion and began assisting in preparations for the fourth annual Seneca Women Innovation Forum, to be held at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 29.
Kim Azzarelli talked with Esther Hare, Apple’s Senior Director of Worldwide Developer Marketing, about the new myths that are holding women back in the workplace. Their conversation took place during a [email protected] Breakfast, part of the 29th annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Seneca Women partnered with Bloomberg to present the Bloomberg Business of Equality Summit, where scores of speakers—CEOs and executives like Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of VC firm Social Capital and Deborah Wright, former chairman at Carver Bancorp; nonprofit leaders like Andrea Jung, Alicia Garza and Cristina Jimenez; and high-profile names including Katie Couric, Chelsea Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg and Ashley Judd—proposed ways to move the needle toward parity. The message that came through loud and clear was that diversity is good both for companies and individuals.
Sponsored by Procter & Gamble, the half-day #WeSeeEqual Forum kicked off Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2018 and highlighted ways we can all create a more gender-equal world. Speakers included Katie Couric, executives from State Street Advisors and Microsoft, and leaders from P&G including Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, P&G, and Deanna Bass, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at P&G.
The Forum also featured an installation of the interactive exhibit, Women at Work: Myth vs Reality, co-hosted by Procter & Gamble and Seneca Women.
Procter & Gamble and Seneca Women host a breakfast discussion with prominent executives and leaders. The event will begin with a conversation on the role of women entrepreneurs in driving the economy and move to a discussion about the new myths holding women back from full participation in the workplace and beyond.
Discussants: Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble; Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Sheila Marcelo, CEO of Care.com; Andrea Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Bank of America; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder, Seneca Women; Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Women.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT AT DAVOS
Promenade 76, Davos Platz
09:00 - 17:00
23-25 January, 2018
At Seneca Women's Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Fast Forward Girls club leader Hannah Oblak interviewed the Justice on her background, perspective and finding purpose and passion in life. Among the attendees were more than 50 girls from 15 different area high schools; the Justice also took questions from them. The event was hosted in conjunction with iCivics, a non-profit founded by Sandra Day O'Connor to engage children in civics through online games and Virtue Foundation.
For the second year in a row, Seneca Women hosted the Fast Forward Women’s Innovation Forum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event brought together leaders like Chelsea Clinton, Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg, Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung, P&G’s Group President for North America Carolyn Tastad and Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland. Also featured: the leaders and members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, created for homeless girls in New York City.
On May 20, 2017, leaders from Fast Forward Girls Clubs in New York City got together to brainstorm on a special program Seneca Women is developing for iCivics, the digital educational games created by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Over pizza and salad, the girls contributed many great ideas and insights.
In celebration of International Women's Day, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli led a discussion and workshop on the principles of Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose at Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta. The event also showcased public-private partnerships and other initiatives that enable women to use their power for purpose, as well as panel discussions with Coca-Cola leaders.
As a prelude to International Women's Day, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli hosted a conversation with Diane von Furstenberg about how to Fast Forward women and girls in this moment.The event was held at the DVF Studio in NYC and was followed by a networking reception.
Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli host a Seneca Women breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Topic of discussion will be the power and impact of women's entrepreneurship.
Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America, will interview Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli.
Cherie Blair, CBE, QC
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Founder, Grameen Bank
Michael Goltzman, VP, International Government Relations & Public Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
Rick Goings, Chairman & CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation
Moving, meaningful and inspiring conversations about women, power and purpose took center stage at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 17 during Seneca Women’s Fast Forward Leadership Forum. Listeners heard from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg; UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung; Stewart Schwab, faculty director for the Cornell Center for Women and Justice; and Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of Panzi Hospital, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he is repairing the lives of thousands of women who were subjected to brutal violence. The Forum’s speakers were interviewed by Seneca Women co-founders Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli.
On May 28, 2016, Melanne and Kim discussed the principles of Fast Forward as featured speakers during the 25th anniversary gathering of the International Association of Women Judges. The event brought together 900 women judges from 82 countries around the world.
On May 26, Seneca Women, Virtue Foundation and Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice hosted a breakfast and roundtable discussion about women, justice and progress for some of the 900 judges who met in Washington, DC for the 25th anniversary gathering of the International Association of Women Judges.
Melanne Verveer, Kim Azzarelli and Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit led the discussion that drew in audience members from locales including New Zealand, Zambia, Nepal, Kenya—and the U.S. Following the breakfast panel, Kim conducted a workshop on the principles of Fast Forward: Know your power, find your purpose, connect with others.
In connection with the breakfast, Kim conducted a Fast Forward Workshop. The conversation focused on how women can know their power, find their purpose and connect with others.