The FCBA Women’s Leadership Committee will present Session II of the Fourth Annual Women’s Summit Series, The Path to Innovative and Inclusive Leadership, on Wednesday, March 8 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET at the AT&T Forum, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW 20001. The afternoon will feature remarks from and conversations with tech, media, and telecom industry leaders and senior government officials and will conclude with a networking reception to celebrate our achievements and connect with old friends and new.
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY! ATTENDANCE AT THIS IN-PERSON-ONLY EVENT IS LIMITED!
Click here to REGISTER for Session II of the Women’s Summit Series.
To honor a few of the many women who have made historic and indelible contributions in communications, media, and technology, the FCBA is offering four levels of sponsorship of the Fourth Annual Women’s Summit Series:
- Frieda Barkin Hennock (first woman FCC Commissioner): $5,000 (includes 3 registrations for each session of the series)
- Katherine Johnson (NASA mathematician): $2,500 (includes 2 registrations for each session of the series)
- Ada Lovelace (visionary computer programmer): $1,250 (includes 1 registration for each session of the series)
- Emma Nutt (first woman telephone operator): $250
Sponsors will receive recognition of their support in promotional emails, the FCBA newsletter, on the FCBA website, and via social media. In addition, the top three sponsorship tiers will receive complimentary registrations for each session of the series, as well as logo recognition in the FCBA newsletter and during each session of the series.
Click here to SPONSOR the Women’s Summit Series.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
(as of 3/2/23)
Frieda Barkin Hennock
AT&T Services, Inc.
USTelecom – The Broadband Association
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
Broadband Legal Strategies, LLP
Carlton Fields, P.A.
Covington & Burling LLP
Technology Policy Institute
(as of 3/6/2023)
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. WELCOME
Mia Guizzetti Hayes, Secretary, FCBA, Co-Chair, FCBA Women’s Leadership Committee, and Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Barry Ohlson, President, FCBA and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Cox Enterprises
1:15 – 2:05 p.m. TEAM-BUILDING TIPS FROM THE TOP
A panel of visionary leaders will share lessons learned and best practices for building successful teams and fostering individual and organizational growth.
Introduction: Erin Griffith, Of Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Moderator: Daudeline Meme, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Verizon
Rhonda Johnson, Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations, AT&T
Angie Kronenberg, President, INCOMPAS
Evelyn Remaley, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Sherrese Smith, Managing Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
2:05 – 2:15 p.m. BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS
2:15 – 3:10 p.m. A CASE STUDY IN INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING QUEER AND TRANS INDIVIDUALS IN TECH, MEDIA, AND TELECOM LAW AND POLICY
A workplace culture that inhibits people from bringing their full selves to their jobs takes a toll on mental health and undermines retention. A key facet of inclusive leadership is supporting queer and trans employees and colleagues, who often experience pressure to hide their sexual orientation and/or gender identity; discrimination in hiring, performance evaluations, and compensation; and harassment. This panel will discuss the experiences of LGBTQ+ tech, media, and telecom attorneys and other policy professionals and provide actionable advice on promoting belonging.
Introduction: John Heflin, Associate, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Moderator: Brita Strandberg, Founder and Principal, Strandberg Strategy
Sasha Buchert, Director, Transgender and Non-Binary Rights Project, Lambda Legal
Courtney Miller, Associate, HWG LLP
Duane Pozza, Partner, Wiley
3:20 – 3:30 p.m. BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS
3:10 – 3:20 p.m. POWER PAUSE
Lynn Follansbee, FCBA Women’s Leadership Committee Co-Chair and Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, USTelecom, will lead a guided meditation and breathing break.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. LEVERAGING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF TO CONNECT AND INFLUENCE
Christelle LaPolice, PhD, Senior Advisor for Learning and Development and former Dean of the College of Leadership, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss the elements of effective and authentic leadership presence; examine strategies to enable awareness of and display personal leadership presence; and explore the impact of leadership presence on confidence and morale in times of change.
4:15 – 5:10 p.m. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TOOLS: HONING AGILITY AND RESILIENCE, CULTIVATING VISION
What tools are critical for successful leadership in the dynamic milieu of tech, media, and telecom law and policy – and in light of evolving workplace norms? This panel will discuss topics including approaches to vertical and horizontal management; enhancing and leveraging emotional intelligence; and the value of 360-degree mentoring relationships, coaches, and other advisors, both formal and informal.
Introduction: Danielle Thumann, Co-Chair, FCBA Women’s Leadership Committee, and Legal Advisor, Office of Commissioner Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission
Moderator: Jenny Prime, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Cox Enterprises
Parul Desai, Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA
Debra Jordan, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Jamie Susskind, Tech Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-TN
5:10 – 5:15 p.m. CLOSING AND THANKS
Diane Griffin Holland, President-Elect, FCBA
Stephanie Power, Co-Chair, FCBA Women’s Leadership Committee, and Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Comcast Corporation
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION