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Event Sponsorship

She Runs It hosts 40+ industry events in New York and 12+ in Chicago each year including our Signature Awards, Thought Leadership, Professional Development, and Networking events. These events offer a unique opportunity to connect with our community of marketing, media and communications professionals. Click here to view our 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities.

For Corporate Alliance Partnerships or other opportunities, please contact Lynn Branigan at or 212-221-7969.

FEB 28

She Runs It Working Mothers of the Year Awards

11:30 am — 2:00 pm

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 Q. 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

Devika Bulchandani - President, McCann NY + Managing Director, McCann XBC  

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

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

Karen Hunt – President, West Coast Region, UM

Kimberly Kelleher – Chief Business Officer, Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue & SELF

Elizabeth Lucas-Velez - Former 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 - EVP, 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


MAR 07

8th Annual Impact Awards

11:30 am — 2:00 pm

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.

Faith Popcorn, Founder and CEO, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve

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

Patty Lanning, General Manager Customer Strategy - Global Marketing, Shell honoring her mentor 
Kathleen Higley, Sales Manager, Shell Oil Company

MAR 15

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

6:00 pm — 8:30 pm

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

Moderator - Lindsay Kaplan, VP of Communications, Casper 


Reema Mitra, Group Director, Social, Huge

Elizabeth Scherle, Co-Founder and President, Influenster


*Additional Panelists To Be Announced 

MAR 21

NYC Night of Networking at Pier A Harbor House

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join She Runs It for a casual networking event at Pier A Harbor House. Mingle with industry executives and enjoy conversation, a cash bar, and complimentary appetizers. 

This event is open to members and non-members, so invite a friend to join.

MAR 25

NYC - Reboot, Recharge, Renew: Create Your Life by Design - Not Chance

8:00 am — 4:30 pm

Join the Multicultural Alliance at our 3rd annual Reboot, Recharge & Renew Bootcamp! Take a day to focus on YOU as an exciting line-up of speakers demonstrate how to Lead Your Life by Design - not Chance. This power-packed Saturday will focus on the issues that matter most: career, finances & personal well-being and some well deserved fun at the end of the day with some Bollywood dancing and cocktails!

Speakers to be announced.

MAR 29

2017 What's Hot in Media

11:00 am — 7:00 pm

As technology and innovation continue to disrupt the marketing and media landscape, brands must be more strategic and creative than ever before to gain attention and breakthrough the noise in today's marketplace. 2017's What's Hot Conference will explore new forms of communication, the impact of experiential storytelling, decoding data, and celebrity influence in developing new platforms to engage communities. This year's full-day event will feature a keynote from digital native, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider, Henry Blodget, along with thought-provoking and provocative conversations with brand marketers, agency thought leaders and leading industry publishers. These ad execs will share best practices and lessons learned across the need-to-know trends and shifts happening right now. The conference will conclude with cocktails, entertainment and an opportunity to network with industry colleagues to continue the conversation. We look forward to having you learn and imagine with us. This year, this is what's hot. 

2017 What’s Hot Speakers:

Keynote: Henry Blodget, CEO and Editor, Business Insider

New Forms of Communication
This panel will explore new tools of communication and how marketers are utilizing their experiences with results.


  • Jill Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer, DigitasLBi


  • Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer, GE
  • Laura Rossi, SVP, Corporate Marketing, JPMorgan Chase

The panel will explore the effects technology and culture will continue to have on marketing as digital and real worlds collide.


  • Abbey Klaassen, Chief Marketing Officer, 360i


  • Stephanie Jacoby, VP Johnnie Walker, Diageo          
  • Deborah Curtis, VP, Entertainment Marketing and Sponsorships, AMEX
  • Riyhana Bey, Director of Brand Execution and Digital, Cadillac
  • Farrah Bezner, Head of New Business Ventures, Mondelez   

Data Measurement
De-Coding the Back-End Data Solutions being built by Clients, Agencies, Publishers, and Media Partners


  • Alanna Clark Gombert, VP, IAB Tech Lab


  • Denise Colella, SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy, NBCU
  • Judith Hammerman, VP, Gobal Data Commercialization, Time Inc.
  • Nicolle Pangis, Global COO, Xaxis
  • Kelly Wenzel, CMO, Contently  
  • Bettina Hein, Founder & CEO, Pixability

 Culture, Conversation and Women in Media  
The creators and editors of Lenny will discuss the inspiration for and influence in creating their new women-focused media venture. Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Jess Grose and Laia Garcia will share their authentic approach to storytelling (fiction, illustrations, celebrity-written essays and more!), creating content that matters in today's news cycle and where brands can find success in joining the conversations.  


To receive 10% off your purchase through Friday, February 24th, use earlybird promo code WHATSHOT17 at checkout.