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ABOUT
THE
SUMMIT
The Power Women Summit is the largest annual gathering of the most influential women in entertainment, media and technology. The event aims to inspire and empower women across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. The 2021 Summit provided three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe – to promote this year’s theme, “Represent.”

PWS 2021 SPEAKERS

Sarah <br>Paulson

Sarah
Paulson

Actor & Producer, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

Cynthia<br>Erivo

Cynthia
Erivo

Actor, Singer & Producer

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Actress & Producer, “Respect”

Letitia <br>James

Letitia
James

New York State Attorney General

Alexandra <br>Daddario

Alexandra
Daddario

Actor & Producer, “The White Lotus

Soledad <br>O'Brien

Soledad
O’Brien

CEO, Soledad O’Brien Productions

Regina <br>Hall

Regina
Hall

Actor, “Nine Perfect Strangers”

Alexis <br>Ren

Alexis
Ren

Actress, Model & Entrepreneur

Nina <br>Jacobson

Nina
Jacobson

Producer, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

Amy <br>Aniobi

Amy
Aniobi

Writer, Director & Executive Producer, “Insecure”

Emily Hampshire

Emily Hampshire

Star of “Schitt’s Creek” & “Beautiful Liar” Podcast

Lily <br>Rabe

Lily
Rabe

Actress, “American Horror Story”

Sharon<br>Waxman

Sharon
Waxman

Founder & CEO, TheWrap

Rebecca Sonnenshine

Rebecca Sonnenshine

Writer & Executive Producer, “The Boys”

Angelica <br>Ross

Angelica
Ross

Emmy-nominated Actress, Producer & Writer

Liesl <br>Tommy

Liesl
Tommy

Director, “Respect”

Peyton <br>List

Peyton
List

Actress, “Cobra Kai”

Jordan <br>Alexander

Jordan
Alexander

Actress, “Gossip Girl”

Samantha Barry

Samantha Barry

Editor-in-Chief, Glamour

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Liesl
Copland

EVP, Content and Platform Strategy, Participant

Ritu <br>Arya

Ritu
Arya

Actress, “The Umbrella Academy”

Sierra<br>Capri

Sierra
Capri

Actress, “On My Block”

Meagan <br>Good

Meagan
Good

Actor & Activist

Amelie<br>Zilber

Amelie
Zilber

Digital Creator & Host, “Don’t @ Me”

Devery <br>Jacobs

Devery
Jacobs

Actor, “Reservation Dogs”

Peng-Peng <br>Lee

Peng-Peng
Lee

Former Olympic Team Captain

Julia <br>Haart

Julia
Haart

Co-Owner and CEO, Elite World Group

Sue <br>Chan

Sue
Chan

Production Designer, “Shang-Chi”

Christina “Tinx” Najjar

Christina “Tinx” Najjar

Digital Creator

Ashlee Marie Preston

Ashlee Marie Preston

Trans Rights Activist

Lizzy<br>Capri

Lizzy
Capri

YouTuber & Philanthropist

Lauren<br>Riihimaki

Lauren
Riihimaki

LaurDIY, Digital Creator

Sharen <br>Davis

Sharen
Davis

Costume Designer, “King Richard”

Nina Yang Bongiovi

Nina Yang Bongiovi

Producer, “Passing”

Gloria Calderon Kellett

Gloria Calderon Kellett

Creator & Writer, “With Love”

Karen <br>Pittman

Karen
Pittman

Actress, “The Morning Show”

Alysia <br>Reiner

Alysia
Reiner

Actor, “Orange Is the New Black”

Julia <br>Haart

Julia
Haart

Co-Owner and CEO, Elite World Group | “My Unorthodox Life”

Christine <br>Chiu

Christine
Chiu

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Producer | “Bling Empire”

Tracy <br>Tutor

Tracy
Tutor

Entrepreneur, Real Estate Agent & Author | “Million Dollar Listing LA”

Cynthia <br>Bailey

Cynthia
Bailey

Entrepreneur, Actress & TV Personality

Janine Jones-Clark

Janine Jones-Clark

EVP, Inclusion-Talent & Content, NBCUniversal

Courtney <br>Kemp

Courtney
Kemp

Creator, “Power” Franchise

Kelly Mi <br>Li

Kelly Mi
Li

Executive Producer & Star, “Bling Empire”

Azie <br>Tesfai

Azie
Tesfai

Actor, “Supergirl”

Nicole <br>Kang 

Nicole
Kang 

Actor, “Batwoman”

Nicole <br>Maines

Nicole
Maines

Actor, “Supergirl”

Paxton <br>Smith

Paxton
Smith

Activist & Musician

Sarah <br>Cho

Sarah
Cho

2019-2020 Universal Writers Group

Jamie <br>Babbit

Jamie
Babbit

Director & Executive Producer, “Only Murders in the Building”

Kay <br>Cannon

Kay
Cannon

Writer & Director, “Cinderella”

Liz <br>Garbus

Liz
Garbus

Director, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Kirsten <br>Schaffer

Kirsten
Schaffer

CEO, Women in Film (WIF)

Ali <br>Schouten

Ali
Schouten

Showrunner, “iCarly”

Stacy <br>Rukeyser

Stacy
Rukeyser

Showrunner, “Sex/Life”

Sarah <br>Burgess

Sarah
Burgess

Showrunner, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

Sera <br>Gamble

Sera
Gamble

Co-Creator & Executive Producer, “You”

Courtenay Valenti

Courtenay Valenti

President, Warner Bros. Pictures

Laura <br>Sher

Laura
Sher

Co-GM & EVP, Scripted TV Operations, MGM & EPIX

Zoey <br>Luna

Zoey
Luna

Actor/Activist

Jaclyn <br>Moore

Jaclyn
Moore

Writer & Co-Showrunner, “Queer as Folk”

Sara <br>Goodman

Sara
Goodman

Writer & Showrunner “I Know What You Did Last Summer“

Amy Introcaso-Davis

Amy Introcaso-Davis

EVP, Development and Production, Factual Programming, Discovery

Emma <br>Miller

Emma
Miller

SVP & Co-Head, Scripted Development & Programming, AMC

Mimi G 

Mimi G 

Founder, Mimi G Style Inc.

Zyra <br>Gorecki

Zyra
Gorecki

Actor, “La Brea”

Charlotte Clymer

Charlotte Clymer

Journalist, Charlotte’s Web Thoughts

Vanessa Charlot

Vanessa Charlot

Photojournalist

Susan <br>Ruskin

Susan
Ruskin

Dean & EVP, American Film Institute

Katie <br>Byron

Katie
Byron

Production Designer, “C’mon C’mon”

Janty <br>Yates

Janty
Yates

Costume Designer, “House of Gucci”

Yasmin <br>Dunn

Yasmin
Dunn

Director Education & Outreach, Hollywood Commission

Tanya Seghatchian

Tanya Seghatchian

Producer, “The Power of the Dog”

Laura <br>Berwick

Laura
Berwick

Producer, “Belfast”

Rachel <br>Shane

Rachel
Shane

Producer, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Stacey <br>Sher

Stacey
Sher

Producer, “Respect”

Stephanie Allain Bray

Stephanie Allain Bray

Founder, Homegrown Pictures

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Chief People Office, VICE Media Group

Ivy Kagan Bierman

Ivy Kagan Bierman

Chair, Entertainment Labor, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Piper <br>Perabo

Piper
Perabo

Actor & Activist

Siffat <br>Haider

Siffat
Haider

Host, “The Dream Bigger Podcast”

Gil <br>Robertson IV 

Gil
Robertson IV 

President, African American Film Critics Association

Emily <br>Vogel

Emily
Vogel

Director of Programming, TheWrap & Co-Host, “UnWrapped”

Diane <br>Haithman

Diane
Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter, TheWrap

Andi <br>Ortiz

Andi
Ortiz

Reporter, TheWrap & Co-Host, “UnWrapped”

HOW TO JOIN THE PROGRAM

On the day of the event, registered attendees received a link to the PWS show-day pages, where all programming, content, activations, and networking opportunities took place. Here’s what attendees experienced:

Daily Programming

Access to LIVE A-list speaker panels and roundtables. Specific topics and speakers TBA!

Morning Activations

Get your day started with professionally led fitness program

Mentor Sessions

Limited opportunity for small group mentorship with industry leaders available for a $99 ticket upgrade. Keep scrolling for more info!

WrapConnect

Networking via Slack Networking

Performances

Special musical acts, stand-up comedy and other live entertainment.

Marketplace

Access to curated brands, special offers, downloadable content

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S PITCHFEST!

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INDUSTRY MENTOR SESSIONS

While this year’s PWS event is FREE for all attendees, there was a limited opportunity for a small one-hour group mentorship call with an industry leader available for a $99 ticket upgrade.

Pick Your
Mentorship Topic

Small group video
sessions with industry leaders

Follow-up
networking

Shalita Grant

Shalita Grant

Actor, “You” & Entrepreneur, FOUR NATURAL HAIRCARE

Marla Sokoloff

Marla Sokoloff

Director, “Blending Christmas”

Brittney Johnson

Brittney Johnson

Glinda, “Wicked” on Broadway 

Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell

Actor, “Outer Banks” & “Lost”

Rikki Hughes

Rikki Hughes

Award-winning Producer & Showrunner

Brianne Tju

Brianne Tju

Actor, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Felicity Wren

Felicity Wren

VP of Development, ISA

Jasmine Mans

Jasmine Mans

Poet & Author

Elle B. Mambetov

Elle B. Mambetov

Fashion Buyer, Designer, Activist & Investor 

Sarah Adina Smith

Sarah Adina Smith

Director, “Birds of Paradise”

Alex Bach

Alex Bach

Co-President and Producer, Irony Point

Roxanne Avent Taylor

Roxanne Avent Taylor

Producer & Co-Founder of the Hidden Empire Film Group

Kourtney Kang

Kourtney Kang

Creator & Showrunner, “Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.”

Marissa Jo Cerar

Marissa Jo Cerar

Creator & Showrunner, Women Of the Movement

Tabby Biddle

Tabby Biddle

Women’s Leadership Coach, Strategist & Bestselling Author

Shilpa Yarlagadda

Shilpa Yarlagadda

Founder, Shiffon Co.

Vidya Narayanan

Vidya Narayanan

Co-founder & CEO of Rizzle

Caren Lettiere

Caren Lettiere

Founder & President, Democracy Clothing

Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith

Director, “BMF” & “P-Valley”

Eva Orner

Eva Orner

Oscar & Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Director of  “Burning”

Lisa Ammerman

Lisa Ammerman

Partner and Executive Producer, Treefort Media

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 TOS WINNER – “THE WEIGHT OF IT”

Learn More Now

MARKETPLACE

Grab your spot at our Power Women Summit Marketplace! 

This year’s virtual marketplace will be the event’s hub of ENTERTAINMENT, INSPIRATION and EDUCATION. We will be showcasing vendors, artists, and community resources. Our guests will have access to promo codes or special offers that will highlight new products, community resources and experiential activations.

For more information and to reserve a spot in the Marketplace please reach out to tatiana.leiva@thewrap.com

PWS PAST SPEAKERS

Regina<br>King

Regina
King

Actor, Director & Producer

Anita<br>Hill

Anita
Hill

Chair, Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality

Aubrey <br>Plaza

Aubrey
Plaza

Actor, “Black Bear”

Corinne <br>Foxx

Corinne
Foxx

Actress, Activist, CEO

Jameela<br>Jamil

Jameela
Jamil

Activist, Actor, Host & Founder, I Weigh

Olivia<br>Culpo

Olivia
Culpo

Actor & Entrepreneur

Beanie<br>Feldstein

Beanie
Feldstein

Actor, “Booksmart”

Alisha<br>Boe

Alisha
Boe

Actor, “13 Reasons Why”

Whitney<br>Port

Whitney
Port

TV Personality & Entrepreneur

Storm Reid

Storm Reid

Actor, “Euphoria”

Alexis<br>Ren

Alexis
Ren

Model & Entrepreneur

Leslye<br>Headland

Leslye
Headland

Writer, Director, & Showrunner, “Russian Doll”

Liz<br>Tigelaar

Liz
Tigelaar

Showrunner & Executive Producer, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Cori<br>Bush

Cori
Bush

Congresswoman-Elect

Stephanie Allain

Stephanie Allain

Founder, Homegrown Pictures

Nancy Josephson

Nancy Josephson

Partner, WME

Cindi<br>Berger

Cindi
Berger

CEO & Chairman, PMK-BNC

Nina Shaw

Nina Shaw

Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

Jen Caserta

Jen Caserta

Chief Transformation Officer, AMC Networks

Keleigh Thomas Morgan

Keleigh Thomas Morgan

Partner, Sunshine Sachs

Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks

Founder, Forefront Partners

Beatriz Acevedo

Beatriz Acevedo

Executive, Entrepreneur & Social Impact Advocate

Cathy Schulman

Cathy Schulman

Academy Award-Winning Producer

Kirsten Schaffer

Kirsten Schaffer

Chief Executive Officer, Women in Film (WIF)

Christy Haubegger

Christy Haubegger

EVP, Communications and Chief Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia

AMBASSADORS

Our Ambassadors are a select group of influential women who care deeply about moving the needle and lifting up other women in media, tech and entertainment. 

Ambassadors support and lead the WrapWomen Community in various ways, including thought-leadership at events, providing and underwriting mentorship opportunities, and utilizing their powerful voices and social networks for future progress. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please reach out to Emily.Vogel@TheWrap.com

ABOUT

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. 

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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.

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