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Events Calendar

JAN 26

2017 Annual Roast

She Runs It is excited to host the 2017 Roast of Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America

She has built some of the world’s most powerful brands and reinvented the ad agency model, and on January 26th, her colleagues, friends and family will join She Runs It to roast Wendy Clark. Join us for a night of dinner, drinks, fearless laughter and heartfelt expression as we celebrate the dynamic CEO of DDB North America.

Wendy’s Roasters: 

·        Dana Anderson, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Mondelez International

·        Meredith Kopit Levien, Chief Revenue Officer, The New York Times

·        Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO, Airbnb

Ivan Pollard, SVP Strategic Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company, North America 



110 East 42nd Street

New York, New York


6:00 pm — 8:30 pm


Member Tickets: $395 / Guest Tickets: $495 / Table of 10: $4750

No refunds after Thursday, January 12, 2017

JAN 26

Chicago Gaining Ground: Your Story

Gaining Ground: Your Story

No one likes a braggart! So, what’s the difference between owning your accomplishments and overly tooting your own horn? Women are historically terrible at telling their success stories, which often inhibits their careers.

In today's marketplace it's essential to celebrate your accomplishments and explain your growth through compelling storytelling.

Join us Thursday, January 26 in Chicago for Gaining Ground: Your Story. Created by UP Business Communications, Gaining Ground offers women an opportunity to discover their most powerful, personal communication style and an actionable strategy to advance in the workplace. UP founders, Mary Jo Romeo, leader in the sales and media industry, and Ellie Heyman, highly regarded acting coach, developed this interactive program to prepare you to broadcast your wins without bragging in circumstances ranging from cocktail parties to job interviews.


Energy BBDO

225 North Michigan Avenue

15th Floor

Chicago, IL


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $50

No refunds after Thursday, January 12, 2017

In-Kind Sponsor

JAN 31

Chicago Mentoring Kickoff

Join us for our first annual She Runs It mentoring kick off meeting for Chicago members. Newly paired mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to connect, perhaps for the very first time, and learn more about their joint commitment to the 2017 mentoring program.  It will also be an opportunity for both mentors and mentees to connect with both the mentoring program committee members and She Runs It team  who help to make it all happen.

Enjoy an evening of networking, informational breakout sessions, Q & A time and a roadmap help you make the most of your mentoring relationship.

This is a free event. Members cannot bring non-members or those not in the mentoring program.


FCB Chicago

875 North Michigan Avenue

21st Floor

Chicago , Illinois (IL)


6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


Member Tickets: $0

FEB 23

Chicago C-Suite Meet with Maryam Banikarim

Real Talk with Maryam, Global CMO Hyatt

If you saw Maryam at our Stages Summit in Chicago this summer, then you know she hasn't gotten to where she is following the norm. She's taken a non-traditional approach and welcomes the "zig-zags" in her professional journey.

We hope you'll join us February 23, 2017 at our next C-Suite Meet as Debra Goetz, SVP Marketing & Communications at Hyatt, hosts a "Real Talk" session with Maryam Banikarim at Hyatt Global Headquarters.


Hyatt Center

71 South Wacker Drive

Cafe 71 - 2nd floor

Chicago, Illinois 60606


8:00 am — 9:30 am


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $50

No refunds after Thursday, February 09, 2017

In-Kind Sponsor

FEB 28

She Runs It Working Mothers of the Year Awards

Join She Runs It at an awards luncheon as we celebrate the 

2017 Working Mothers of the Year. 

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding mothers in marketing and media who serve as strong role models and demonstrate a positive influence at work, at home and within their communities. 

Don't miss the chance to be inspired by this years best and brightest working mothers and learn their secrets to making it work. 

Trailblazer Moms

(Mothers whose oldest child is 18 or older)

Madelyn Alpert Roberts – Vice President Associate Publisher, Multimedia, Endless Vacation/Story Worldwide

Sharon Napier – Chief Executive Officer, Partners + Napier

Marcy Samet - Global Chief Marketing Officer, MRM//McCann

Barby K. Siegel – Chief Executive Officer, Zeno Group

Molly K. Watson - Chief Operating Officer, Tierney Communications

Established Moms

(Mothers whose oldest child is between the ages of 7 and 17)

Patricia Betron – Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Karen Hunt – President, West Coast Region , UM

Devika Bulchandani - President + Managing Director, McCann XBC + McCann New York

Bernice Clark – Senior Vice President, Media, Macy's

Paola Colombo – Senior Vice President, Managing Director, R/GA San Francisco

Kimberly Kelleher – Chief Revenue Officer, WIRED Media Group

Elizabeth Lucas-Velez - Associate Director Media Relations and Crisis Communication, Nestle Nutrition/Gerber

Anita McGorty - Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Publicis Media

Mari Kim Novak - Chief Marketing Officer, Rubicon Project

Michal Shapira – Senior Vice President, News Content Partnerships, Turner Ignite

Tatia Torrey - Chief Client Officer, Havas Chicago


New To Motherhood

(Mothers whose oldest child is 6 or younger)

Julie Batliner - President, Managing Partner, Carmichael Lynch Relate

Jacqueline Cox - Senior Vice President, Zeno Group

Malaika Danovitz - Group Creative Director, mcgarrybowen

Lori Gitomer – Vice President, Partner Development, The NBCU Content Studio

Sandi Harari - SVP, Creative Director, BARKER

Stephanie Latham - US Head of Industry, Automotive, Facebook

Orli Lewinter – Senior Vice President, Strategy and Social Marketing , 360i

Karah McGeown – Vice President, Director of Communications, FCB Chicago

Priscilla Valls – Vice President Vertical Sales, Pandora

Madison Wharton - Chief Production Officer, DDB New York

Purchase your ticket before January 27th for 10% off! Use Early-Bird Promo Code: MOM2017 to redeem at check-out. 




110 E 42nd St

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $295 / Guest Tickets: $395 / Table of 10: $3950

No refunds after Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Presenting Sponsor

Title Sponsor

MAR 07

8th Annual Impact Awards

Please join us for our 8th Annual Impact Awards, where you’ll be inspired by industry executives as they celebrate and honor a special mentor in their lives.

This year’s executive luminaries that will honor and celebrate a special mentor in their lives are:

Amanda Richman, President, Investment & Activation, Starcom honoring her mentor 
Lisa Donohue, Global President, Starcom WW

Kristi Argyilan, SVP, Marketing, Target honoring her mentor 
Nick Brien, CEO, iCrossing & President Hearst Marketing Services

Kate MacNevin, Global Chief Operating Officer, MRM//McCann honoring her mentor 
Bill Kolb, Global President, Diversified Agencies, McCann Worldgroup

Additional pairs to be announced.


Purchase your ticket before February 3rd for 10% off! Use Early-Bird Promo Code: IMPACT2017 to redeem at check-out. 


Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm


Member Tickets: $295 / Guest Tickets: $395 / Table of 10: $3950

No refunds after Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Presenting Sponsor

MAR 15

Young Executive Panel - Careers in the Evolving Digital Space: Social and Emerging Technologies

As consumers’ appetite for social and digital media continues to grow, brands are facing a new landscape to deploy their messaging and products. Learn from the industry’s leading publishers and agencies as they work to redefine how brands communicate to their customers - and the many career opportunities to join them.

*Panelists To Be Announced 



1441 Broadway

18th Floor

New York, New York 10018


6:00 pm — 8:30 pm


Member Tickets: $25 / Guest Tickets: $40

No refunds after Wednesday, March 08, 2017