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APR 23

Changing the Game Awards

AWNY's Changing the Game Awards recognize women within the industry who are true catalyst of innovation -- fearlessly making bold moves and reinventing the rules of marketing to transform their brands, their organizations, and those of their clients. 
9:30-11:00 a.m. // Intimate Breakfast Panel 
*Limited seating for breakfast. Please reserve early. 

Moderated by: Diane Brady, Senior Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek 
  • Jill Baskin, Global Marketing Communications, Mondelez 
  • Linda Boff, Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing, GE 
  • Kim Brink, Vice President, Marketing, NASCAR 
  • Sona Chawla, President, Digital and Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreens 
  •  Janette Sadik-Khan, Former Commissioner, Department of Transportation, City of New York 

Luncheon Emcee: Stephanie Ruhle - Anchor, Bloomberg Television

BRAINWAVE: Changing the way a brand or product is marketed
  • Frances Allen – CMO, Denny’s 
  • Sona Chawla – President, eCommerce, Walgreens
  • Elyssa Gray – Head of Creative and Media, NA Consumer, Citi 
  • Stephanie Sotelo Perdue – Vice President, Marketing,Taco Bell 
PARADIGM SHIFT: Changing the way a customer segment or target audience is approached 
  • Jill Baskin – Global Marketing Communications, Mondelez 
  • Nancy Cardone – Publisher, Marie Claire 
  • Barbara Messing – CMO, TripAdvisor 
  • Joanne Smith – SVP, In-Flight Service & Global Product Development, Delta 
  • Debbie Weinstein – VP, Global Media, Unilever
QUANTUM LEAP: Changing the way an organization is aligned to pro-actively meet new challenges
  • Linda Boff – Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing, GE
  • Kim Brink – Vice President, Marketing, NASCAR 
  • Sally Grimes – Chief Innovation Officer, Hillshire Brands 
  • Wanda Young – VP, Media & Digital Marketing, Walmart 
NO APOLOGIES: Creating whole new business models, industries, or marketplace opportunities 
  • Brianna Cayo Cotter – Managing Director of Communications,
  • Alexandra Chong – Founder, Lulu 
  • Anastasia Khoo – Marketing Director, HRC
  • Janette Sadik-Khan – Former Commissioner, Department of Transportation, City of New York


The New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York


11:30 am — 2:00 pm

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