The September 2013 Women Leadership Summit is a three day collaboration of over 100 organizations. Taking place in New York City, it brings together 82 speakers in order to foster awareness and implement change through women empowerment. The event features CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other inspiring women from a plethora of industries. All bring their own personal and professional experiences as innovators, trail blazers, and leaders–and all hope to see change for this deeply entrenched, industry-wide issue.

Together, these speakers, corporations, organizations, and media partners join forces to create a network that inspires action and moves the needle on women leadership.

We are providing a platform to scale leadership development with the support of  Every woman can be connected to the most relevant people to help with personal and career development; advice; and opportunities.  Join the first of its kind matching network (use code WLSNYC).

Some Speakers:

Sally Helgesen, Top 15 leadership experts in the world
Daina Middleton, Global CEO, Performics
Rachel Conlan, Worldwide New Business Director, Havas Worldwide
Leslie Deamer, Senior Vice President & Executive Interactive Producer, Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Edith O’Donnell, CEO, Lyons Mortgage
Anna Snider, Director, Head of Global Equity Due Diligence, Merrill Lynch
Marilyn Nagel, CEO, Watermark
Donna Hamlin, CEO, Intrabond Capital
Susan Engel, Board of Directors, Wells Fargo and SuperValu
Hope Taitz, Managing Partner, ELY Advisors
Sheila Ronning, CEO, Women in the Boardroom
Rachel Payne, CEO, FEM Inc.
Melinda Arons, Manager, Strategic Partner Development, TV and Film, Facebook
Kathy Leake, CEO, LocalResponse
Jen Groover, Host of PBS special “Empowered”, CEO of Groover Media
Suzanne Hader, Head of Digital Strategy for SelectNY
Cindy Joseph, Writer, Supermodel, CEO, BOOM! by Cindy Joseph
Rita King, Executive VP Business Development, Science House
Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer, Forbes contributing writer
Jennifer Cole, Managing Director, Bank of New York
Denise Barbut, Founder & Chairman, Neurologic Enterprises, Inc.
Heather Berlin, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jennifer Lopez, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PopTech
Maz Kessler, Founder, Catapult
Zoe Barry, CEO, ZappRx
Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohonoa, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
Jaclyn Ciamillo, Global Partnership Director, Hyper Island
Aliza Licht, SVP, SVP, Global Communications, Donna Karan International
Heather Marie, Founder & CEOc 72Lux, Inc.
Liz Bacelar, Founder, Decoded Fashion
Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite, MD, PhD, Princess of Iraq, Executive Director, Royal Academy of Science International Trust
HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, Princess of Saudi Arabia
Summer Knight, MD, CEO, DSK Companies
Milena Adamian, MD, Founder, Life Science Angel Network
Michelle Snyder, Executive in Residence, InterWest Venture Partners
Inessa Obenhuber, Partner, Angel Investor, Seraph Group
Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures
Adam Quinton, CEO, Lucas Point Ventures & Board Member, Astia
Shai Goldman, Partner, 500 Startups
Laura Hinds, Founder, Women Luxury Guild
Angela Leany, EVP, Brand Marketing, Harlem Globetrotters
Linda Boff, Executive Director of Brand Marketing, General Electric
Claudia Chan, Founder of SHE Summit, Former CEO of Shecky’s
Kristin Savilia, Executive Vice President of Sales, XO Group
Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President, Take the Lead
Susan Arnot Heaney, Former Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility, Avon
Lisa Morales-Hellebo, Owner, LMH Consulting, Former Founder & CEO, Shopsy
Nell Merlino, Founder, Count Me In
Amy Siskind, President & Co-Founder, The New Agenda
Sharon Feder, Chief Digital Officer, Rachael Ray, Former COO, Mashable
Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder & COO,
Jeanne Sullivan, Co-Founder & General Partner, Starvest Partners
Tina Lifford, The Circle
Cassandra Freeman, Acclaimed Actress, Women Empowerment Leader
Reshma Saujani, NYC Candidate for New York City Public Advocate, Founder of Girls Who Code
Jodi Kahn, President, iVillage
Liz Sarachek-Blacker, Chief Revenue Officer, Terra
Shelly Porges, National Finance Co-Chair, Ready for Hillary
Alexandra Akira, CEO, Next Level Productions
Nell Merlino, Founder, Count Me In
Ambassador Simona Miculescu, Senior Romanian Diplomat and Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations
Ambassador Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Kenyan Ambassador, Founder, Women’s Democracy Network
Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President, Take the Lead
Amanda Steinberg, Founder & CEO, Daily Worth
Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo League
Alexandra Akira, Former Owner Cushman & Wakefield
Carrie Farrell, Head of Talent, Google Ventures
Carol Koh Evans, Chief Operating Officer, XO Group
Matti Navellou, Women’s Equality and Family Planning Campaign Manager, Global Poverty Project
Carole Hyatt, Owner, The Leadership Forum
Joan Firestone, Former Executive Director, The Moth
Maya Baratz, Head of Innovation & Products, ABC News