Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Samsung, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC

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Leading Together: Connecting and Empowering Women in Technology, Media, and Telecom Law and Policy

The FCBA, in partnership with the Fiber Broadband Association—Women in Fiber, Latinas in Tech, Women in Cable Telecommunications Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter, Women in Government Relations; Women in Security & Privacy; the Women’s Bar Association of D.C., the Women’s High Tech Coalition, and Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum will present the Inaugural Women’s Summit on Wednesday, January 29 from 12:00 – 6:15 p.m.

The day will feature remarks from senior government officials and industry leaders; leadership training; brainstorming sessions on what works and how to replicate it, as well as areas where the bar can do more to support and empower women; a discussion on how organizations can achieve meaningful diversity, inclusion, and equity; and presentations from non-profit organizations working to advance girls and women in STEM and related fields.

Platinum Host Sponsor: Samsung

Gold Sponsors: T-Mobile; Verizon

Silver Sponsors: CTIA; Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP; USTelecom | The Broadband Association

Bronze Sponsors: Consumer Technology Association; DLA Piper; NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association; Wiley; Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP; Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Supporters: Cox Enterprises; News Media Alliance

Sponsors will receive recognition for their support in promotional emails, the newsletter, on the website, and on other social media outlets.

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AGENDA

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.     REGISTRATION

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.       LUNCHEON AND WELCOME REMARKS (7th Floor)

Speakers:
Natalie Roisman, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, FCBA President-Elect
Megan Pollock, Samsung
Josh Turner, Wiley, FCBA President
The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner
Mignon Clyburn, Former FCC Acting Chairwoman
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook (via video)
Dr. Monisha Ghosh, FCC Chief Technology Officer

MOMENT OF SILENCE

In memory of Diane J. Cornell, colleague, friend, mentor, and FCBA Past President (2007-08)

1:00 – 1:40 p.m.         WOMEN LEADING TOGETHER (PANEL AND TABLE DISCUSSION)

Speakers:
Kathleen Abernathy, former FCC Commissioner, FCBA Past President (1996-97)
Michele Farquhar, Hogan Lovells US LLP, FCBA Past President (2005-06)
Laura Phillips, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, FCBA Past President (2012-13)
Anne Swanson, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, FCBA Past President (2000-01)

Moderator:
Svetlana Gans, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Introductory Speaker:
Mia Guizzetti Hayes, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, FCBA Executive Committee Member

Table Discussion Leaders:

Kathleen Abernathy, Former FCC Commissioner, FCBA Past President

Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association

Jennifer Cetta, Samsung

Cristina Chou, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Christine Crowe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Delara Derakhshani, Entertainment Software Association, FCBA Foundation Secretary

Michele Farquhar, Hogan Lovells US LLP, FCBA Past President

Susan Fox, The Walt Disney Company

Anna Gomez, Wiley, FCBA Assistant Treasurer

Renée Gregory, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Diane Griffin Holland, FCBA Executive Committee Member

Ambassador Grace Koh, U.S. Department of State

Angie Kronenberg, INCOMPAS

Ruth Milkman, Quadra Partners LLC

Laura Phillips, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, FCBA Past President

Edith Ramirez, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Former FTC Chairwoman

Megan Anne Stull, Google, FCBA Secretary

Anne Swanson, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, FCBA Past President

Marie Sylla-Dixon, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Johanna Thomas, Jenner & Block LLP, FCBA Foundation Trustee

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institution

Nancy Victory, DLA Piper

Krista Witanowski, Facebook, FCBA Assistant Secretary

1:40 – 2:10 p.m.         LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Presentation by Karen Coltrane, Leadership Center for Excellence

2:10 – 2:25 p.m.         BREAK AND DESSERT (proceed to 6th Floor)

2:25 – 3:10 p.m.         DIVERSITY AS A LEADERSHIP PRIORITY

Introductory Speaker:
Diane Griffin Holland, FCBA Executive Committee Member

Speakers:
Anna Gomez, Wiley, FCBA Assistant Treasurer
Kathy Grillo, Verizon
Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institution

Moderators:
Jamile Kadre, Federal Communications Commission
Brita Strandberg, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.         IT’S NOT BRAGGING IF YOU BACK IT UP

Introductory Speaker:
Mia Guizzetti Hayes, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, FCBA Executive Committee Member

Speaker:
Megan Anne Stull, Google, FCBA Secretary

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.         BREAKOUT SESSIONS: SUCCESS STORIES AND GAPS

Megan Brown, Wiley, FCBA Foundation Trustee
Jamie Susskind, Consumer Technology Association

Breakout Group Leaders:

Elizabeth Chernow, Comcast

Kayla Gardner, Wireless Infrastructure Association

Anisa Green, AT&T

Cathy Massey, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Rachel Nemeth, Consumer Technology Association

Jennifer Prime, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Savannah Schaefer, CompTIA

Gigi Sohn, Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law and Policy; Benton Foundation

Stephanie Weiner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Rachel Wolkowitz, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association

4:00 – 4:25 p.m.         COFFEE BREAK AND INFORMAL REPORT OUT/DISCUSSION ON BREAKOUTS

4:25 – 4:30 p.m.         ABOUT THE FCBA FOUNDATION

Speaker:
Delara Derakhshani, Entertainment Software Association, FCBA Foundation Secretary

4:30 – 4:50 p.m.         WOMEN RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE: WHY NOT YOU?

Introductory Speaker:
Meagan Sunn, The Goodfriend Group

Speaker:
Kate Black, co-author of Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office & Changing the World

Moderator:
Natalie Roisman, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, FCBA President-Elect

4:50 – 5:10 p.m.         ADVANCING GIRLS’ LEADERSHIP AND GIRLS IN STEM

Introductory Speakers:
Elizabeth Cuttner, FCBA Young Lawyers Committee Co-chair
Kristine Hackman, USTelecom – The Broadband Association

Speakers:
Siobhan Davenport, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington
Brittany Greer, Rosie Riveters
Bernadette LaMontagne, TechGirls

5:10 – 5:15 p.m.         CLOSING REMARKS

Jennifer Cetta, Samsung
Natalie Roisman, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, FCBA President-Elect

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.         NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR