ABOUT THE MAKERS CONFERENCE

The MAKERS Conference is a global leadership event that brings together more than 600 of the most powerful names in business, entertainment, tech and finance to explore ways to accelerate women’s equality. Each year, this three-day experience provides the inspiration that moves people to action via provocative conversations, compelling storytelling and onstage pledges to advance change.


NOT DONE is our theme for the 2020 MAKERS Conference. It’s a phrase inspired by the suffragettes and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It honors all that we’ve tackled in the last 100 years, but also serves as a rallying cry to keep moving forward and finish the job together.

2020 SPONSORS

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2020 SPEAKERS

  • Abby Haglage

    Yahoo Lifestyle & MAKERS

    Senior Editor & Writer

  • Alexis Robin

    pLink Leadership

    COO

  • Amelia Brodka

    Exposure Skate

    Skateboarder & Co-Founder

  • Amena Brown

    Sol Graffiti, Inc.

    Poet & Co-Founder

  • Angela Glover Blackwell

    PolicyLink

    Founder in Residence

  • Anita Hill

    Hollywood Commission

    Chair

  • Anne Fulenwider

    Kairos Group

    Operating Partner & Entrepreneur

  • Anne Wojcicki

    23andMe

    CEO & Co-Founder

  • Bernice Dapaah

    Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative

    Founder & CEO

  • Billy Eichner

    Actor, Comedian & Writer

  • Brittany Shepherd

    Yahoo News

    National Politics Reporter

  • Cameron Esposito

    Stand-Up Comic, Actor & Writer

  • Cathy Engelbert

    Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

    Commissioner

  • Celeste Burgoyne

    lululemon

    EVP, Americas & Global Guest Innovation

  • Chelsea Handler

    Activist, Best-Selling Author & Comedian

  • Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D.

    Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

    Founder & Co-Director, Yoga, Literature & Art Camp

  • Cynt Marshall

    Dallas Mavericks

    CEO

  • Diego Scotti

    Verizon

    EVP & CMO

  • Dyllan McGee

    MAKERS

    Founder & Executive Producer

  • Ella Bell Smith

    Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

    Professor

  • Erica Chidi Cohen

    LOOM

    CEO & Co-Founder

  • Gabby Rivera

    Author & Creator

  • Gloria Steinem

    Author & Activist

  • Glory Edim

    Well-Read Black Girl

    Author, Activist & Founder

  • Gretchen Pisano

    pLink Leadership

    CEO & Co-Founder

  • Guru Gowrappan

    Verizon Media

    CEO

  • Ja’Nay Hawkins

    MAKERS

    Senior Partnerships Manager

  • Jazzy T

    DJ, Producer & Radio Personality

  • Jennifer Rudolph Walsh

    Together Live

    Co-Founder

  • Jenny Yang

    Comedian, Writer, Actor & Host

  • Joanna Barsh

    McKinsey & Company

    Director Emerita & Senior Advisor

  • Judy Blume

    Author

  • Julie Taymor

    Director

  • Kamilah Newton

    Writer, Producer & Activist

  • Kathrine Switzer

    Athlete, Author & Advocate

  • Katie Couric

    Katie Couric Media

    Journalist & Founder

  • Katie Hill

    Former Member of Congress & Advocate

  • Kimberlé Crenshaw

    African American Policy Forum

    Professor of Law & Executive Director

  • Lori Bongiorno

    Verizon Media

    General Manager, Yahoo News, Lifestyle, Entertainment & MAKERS

  • Lorraine Toussaint

    Actress

  • Lydia Polgreen

    HuffPost

    Editor in Chief

  • Marc Pritchard

    P&G

    Chief Brand Officer

  • Megan Smith

    Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer & CEO

    shift7

  • Meredith Kopit Levien

    The New York Times

    Chief Operating Officer

  • MILCK

    Singer & Songwriter

  • Mj Rodriguez

    Actress & Activist

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Activist, Producer & Vanity Fair Contributor

  • Nicole Phillips

    lululemon

    U.S. South West Regional Manager

  • Nurys Castillo

    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Entertainment Host & Producer

  • Olivia Wilde

    Actress, Director, Producer & Activist

  • Rebecca Traister

    Journalist & Author

  • Sabrina Jalees

    Actor & Stand-up Comedian

  • Samantha Gash

    lululemon

    Global Running Ambassador

  • Sara Saunders

    P&G’s Secret Deodorant

    Associate Brand Director

  • Shannon Schuyler

    PwC

    Chief Purpose & Inclusion Officer

  • Sky Brown

    Professional Skateboarder & Surfer

  • Stephanie Mehta

    Fast Company

    Editor-in-Chief

  • Stephanie Shepherd

    Entrepreneur & Activist

  • Tami Erwin

    Verizon Business

    Executive Vice President & Group CEO

  • Thando Hopa

    Diversity Advocate & International Model

  • The War and Treaty

    Artists

  • Tina Tchen

    TIME’S UP

    President & CEO

  • Tokata Iron Eyes

    Indigenous Feminist & Climate Activist

  • Tony Hawk

    The Tony Hawk Foundation

    Legendary Skateboarder, Entrepreneur & Founder

  • Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru

    Environmental Justice Advocate

  • Willie Jackson

    ReadySet

    Keynote Speaker, Consultant & Facilitator

  • Willow Bay

    USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

    Dean

  • Yoegin Chang

    SK-II Japan

    Brand Leader

  • Yvonne Orji

    Actress, Comedian & Author

2020 MAKERS@ PARTNERS

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Kathryn Brown

    Managing Director

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Deirdre Bigley

    Global Chief Marketing Officer

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Meera Krishnamurthy

    Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit leader for Insurance, North America

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Kasha Cacy

    Global Chief Executive Officer

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Michelle Klein

    VP Global Customer Marketing

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Tara Levy

    VP of Agency and Brand Solutions

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Cilsy Harris

    Enterprise/Corporate Chief Information Officer

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Laura Fuentes

    SVP, Talent, Rewards and People Analytics

  • MAKERS@ Board of Director:

    Sheryl Goldstein

    SVP, Member Engagement & Development

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2020 MAKERS CONFERENCE