TUESDAY – THURSDAY
MAY 11-13
A 3 DAY MENTORSHIP
EVENT

About BE Conference

WrapWomen creates an invaluable digital-first program for attendees with A-list speaker panels, tailored mentorship sessions, career-building workshops, health and wellness activations, and real-time networking opportunities via WrapConnect.

The BE Conference is back for 3 DAYS of mentorship, education, and career-building workshops by the most influential women in media and entertainment, WrapWomen. Starting Tuesday, May 11th join us for an exclusive digital event tailored to those reaching for the next level of their career.

DAY 1 & 2 of BE Con are free to attend, while DAY 3 takes a hands-on approach in delivering deep-dive workshops and small-group mentorship video calls that foster and cultivate growth in three key areas: Hollywood Voices, Business Leadership, and Personal Growth. Scroll down to learn more and upgrade for DAY 3!

BE Bold. BE Inspired. BE Confident.

Spotlight Conversation | Cynthia Erivo Joins BE Con!

WrapWomen is pleased to welcome Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, singer and producer Cynthia Erivo for a Spotlight Conversation on DAY 2 presented by National Geographic. Erivo will discuss her career and her latest role as Aretha Franklin in National Geographic’s global anthology “Genius: Aretha” in conversation with Wrap editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman.

Industry Workshops & Mentor Sessions

Upgrade for DAY 3 of BE Con, a limited opportunity for skill-building workshops and small-group mentorship. Workshops are educational sessions designed to provide attendees with practical skills, techniques, and ideas to support personal and professional growth. Mentor sessions are curated small-group video calls that give attendees direct access to industry leaders in specific areas where they can ask questions and seek advice. Each attendee will pick their mentorship topic and be paired with executives and leaders with expertise in the selected area of interest. The DAY 3 upgrade is available for $99. This year’s mentor topics are:

Hollywood Voices: Producing, Writing, Directing, Acting

Business Leaders: Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Building Your Brand, Entrepreneurship, Resetting Your Career Path

Personal Growth: Building Confidence, Work-Life Balance, Overcoming Stereotypes, Activism Through Art

Skill-building Workshops

One Small-group Video Session with an Industry Leader

Networking

Testimonials From Past Mentees

“I appreciated the opportunity to have an intimate zoom conversation with someone so accomplished and experienced in their field. I was given some incredible insight and that really motivated me to keep going” ~ Kayla S. 

“It helped me get a grasp of what was possible and was really encouraging to get advice on such a personal level with the mentor” ~ Tanya M. 

“My favorite thing was that the mentors really worked to enter into each of our worlds and discuss our goals during our intimate time together. Through our conversation, it was so evident that she wanted us all to succeed” ~ Anjali S.   

The Schedule

2021 Speakers + Mentors

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo

Actress, Singer, and Producer

Janet Mock

Janet Mock

Writer, Director and Executive Producer, “Pose”

Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier

Director, “The Undoing”

Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman

Creator & Showrunner, “Grace & Frankie” & “Friends”
and Founder, Okay Goodnight

Geeta V. Patel

Geeta V. Patel

Director, “The Great”

Molly Bernard

Molly Bernard

Actor, “Younger”

Skye Townsend

Skye Townsend

Actor, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Angela Russo-Otstot

Angela Russo-Otstot

Writer & Producer, “Cherry”

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Accountability Coach, All In by Teddi

Jill Condon

Jill Condon

Writer & Producer, “Friends”

Ty Stiklorius

Ty Stiklorius

CEO, Friends at Work and Co-Founder, Get Lifted Film Co.

Chloe B. McKenzie

Chloe B. McKenzie

Founder and CEO of BlackFem, Inc.

2020 Sponsors

To learn more about Sponsorship click here!

See the 2020 BE sponsors below

FAQs

EVENT DATES ARE TUESDAY, May 11 – THURSDAY, May 13
This event is confirmed for 5/11/21 – 5/13/21.

WHERE DO I PURCHASE MY TICKET?
Attendance to DAY 1 & DAY 2 of the event is free with RSVP. Simply enter your information on the RSVP form here. Access to DAY 3 Workshops & Mentor Sessions requires an upgraded ticket. To purchase your $99 upgrade click here!

WILL THERE BE A COMMUNITY SLACK CHANNEL?
Yes! You will be able to join the WrapConnect Slack Channel where you can connect and network with fellow BE Con attendees. When you RSVP for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join WrapConnect. You will also receive an email the morning of the event with information on how to join WrapConnect,

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE SITE OR EVENT WHO DO I CONTACT?
Please contact helpdesk@thewrap.com for any questions related to the event.

I RSVP’d, BUT I CANNOT TUNE IN LIVE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. CAN I STILL ACCESS THE CONTENT?
Yes! Our BE Conference content will be made available on demand at the start of each day.

WHY SHOULD I UPGRADE FOR DAY 3?
Workshops and Mentor sessions are custom built to your personal journey. If you are just starting out in your career, are making a mid-way pivot, are an entrepreneur starting a business, need to re-think your current business model, or simply trying to break into an industry, then this program is for you! All DAY 3 Workshops will be available to you, and one small group mentorship session based on your selected topic of interest. We’ll pair you with an industry leader who can share advice and guidance on your next steps. Your small group of 3-10 will engage in discussion, peer to peer networking, and an open Q&A with your mentor.

HOW MANY WORKSHOPS DO I GET?
With your upgrade, you have access to ALL Workshops, available live May 13th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PT and on-demand thereafter.

HOW DO MENTOR SESSIONS WORK AND HOW MANY DO I GET?
Once you’ve selected your area of interest from our three mentorship tracks during your registration upgrade, the WrapWomen team will curate and match you with an industry leader based on your area of interest and mentor expertise. You will receive a private video meeting calendar invite for your mentor session approximately one week prior to the event, with mentors announced the week of the event. Each mentee is guaranteed one mentor session during the event.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE SESSION AND HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Curated mentor session groups range from 3-10 mentees with one mentor. Each session is scheduled for 60 minutes on Thursday, May 13th between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT.

About WrapWomen + The WrapWomen Foundation

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WrapWomen is a power base of influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands committed to changing the face of their industries. Through media and live events, we provide a platform to accelerate the vision of women who are building towards a more equitable world. Our events attract a broad network and community of professional women who are decision-makers and mothers, leaders and wives, innovators and activists.

Past speakers include: Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winner Cynthia Nixon, author Margaret Atwood, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings, NASA Astrophysicist Andrea Razzaghi and LinkedIn CMO Shannon Stubo.

The WrapWomen Foundation

WrapWomen is committed to empowering women to achieve leadership positions, promote gender equity and combat sexual harassment in the workplace. WrapWomen Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is a leading force in creating a more equitable world for women in entertainment, media and technology.

Created in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the foundation provides a platform to combat sexual harassment and promote gender equity through media and live events that support the mission of the foundation. WrapWomen Foundation is a charitable foundation associated with The Wrap News, Inc., the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media with high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis.

Join the WrapWomen Community

CHECK OUT THE WRAPWOMEN HUB: wrapwomen.com