DAY ONEOn this page you can access all programming ~ keep scrolling for today’s on-demand panels, roundtables and keynote addresses. Remember, the best way to experience the Summit is on a desktop or laptop device. This year’s PWS provides three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe – to promote this year’s theme, “Represent.”

Welcome to PWS Day 1!

Welcome to Power Women Summit 2021! Take a listen to TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman sharing an introduction and opening remarks for this year’s event.

Keynote Address with Janine Jones-Clark

Join EVP of Inclusion for Talent & Content at Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Janine Jones-Clark for our keynote address. Introduction by Sarah Cho, 2019-2020 Universal Writers Program Alumni.

Janine Jones-Clark

Janine Jones-Clark


EVP of Inclusion for Talent & Content, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

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Sarah Cho


2019-2020 Universal Writers Program Alumni

Voice of the Future Award Honoring Paxton Smith

This year’s Voice of the Future Award presented by Emily Hampshire.

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Paxton Smith

Activist & Musician

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Emily Hampshire


Actor, “Beautiful Liar” Podcast

View from the Director’s Chair

Top Hollywood directors discuss the state of the industry and inclusive storytelling. 

Jamie Babbit

Jamie Babbit


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

Liesl Tommy

Liesl Tommy


Director, “Respect”

Kay Cannon

Kay Cannon


Writer & Director, “Cinderella”

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus


Director, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Kristen Schaffer - Moderator

Kristen Schaffer – Moderator


CEO, Women in Film (WIF)

Showrunners Roundtable: From Script to Screen

Hollywood’s leading showrunners discuss what it takes to oversee a successful television production.

Ali Schouten

Ali Schouten


Showrunner, “iCarly”

Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess


Showrunner, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”

Courtney Kemp

Courtney Kemp


Creator, “Power” Franchise

Stacy Rukeyser

Stacy Rukeyser


Showrunner, “Sex/Life”

Sera Gamble - Moderator

Sera Gamble – Moderator


Co-Creator & Executive Producer, “You”

Spotlight Conversation with Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson<br>

Jennifer Hudson

Actor / Musician

Sharon Waxman - Moderator

Sharon Waxman – Moderator


Founder/CEO of TheWrap

Content Creators: Building Your Brand

Top digital creators discuss what it takes to build an audience, authentically engage with the community and get your content made and seen.

Amelie Zilber<br>

Amelie Zilber

Digital Creator & Host, “Don’t @ Me”

Christina "Tinx" Naijar<br>

Christina “Tinx” Naijar

Digital Creator

Chloé Lukasiak

Chloé Lukasiak


Author, Actor & TV Personality

Lauren Riihimaki

Lauren Riihimaki


Host & Executive Producer, “Craftopia”

Lizzy Capri

Lizzy Capri


Content Creator

Emily Vogel - Moderator

Emily Vogel – Moderator


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

Exec Corner: Dealmakers, Deciders, Disruptors

Top executives across media, entertainment and technology discuss what it takes to climb the ladder of success. 

Courtenay Valenti<br>

Courtenay Valenti

President, Warner Bros. Pictures

Laura Sher

Laura Sher


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

Diane Haithman - Moderator

Diane Haithman – Moderator


Senior Entertainment Business Reporter, TheWrap

Next Gen Hollywood Roundtable

Hollywood’s rising stars discuss how they are using their platforms to pave the way for the next generation of women in the industry.

Devery Jacobs

Devery Jacobs


Actor, “Reservation Dogs”

Peyton List

Peyton List


Actor, “Cobra Kai”


Jordan Alexander

Jordan Alexander


Actor, “Gossip Girl”

Sierra Capri

Sierra Capri


Actor, “On My Block”

Zoey Luna

Zoey Luna


Actor/Activist

Andi Ortiz - Moderator

Andi Ortiz – Moderator


Reporter, TheWrap & Co-Host, “UnWrapped”

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