Not Business as Usual: Leveraging Tech to Connect and Empower Women in Technology, Media, and Telecom Law and Policy

Following the successful (and sold out!) FCBA Inaugural 2020 Women’s Summit, the FCBA is excited to launch the 2021 Women’s Summit Series, organized by the newly created Women’s Leadership Committee, this year fully virtual!  This four-part online series will provide necessary insight into women’s leadership roles in corporate governance and finance; technology; business development and relationship building; and cybersecurity and privacy.

Session 1: Friday, January 29 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session will focus on cultivating women’s leadership in corporate governance and finance.  Headlining the session will be:
Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO of SpaceX, ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world

A diverse panel of corporate leaders discussing how to successfully navigate opportunities in corporate governance will follow.  We are pleased to announce that the panel will feature the following extraordinary women leaders:
Deborah Platt Majoras, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Procter & Gamble Co.
Amy Marmolejo, Chief Financial Officer, MediaKind
Maurita Coley, MMTC President & CEO and former executive at BET Networks
Jennifer Hightower, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Cox Enterprises
Kathleen Franklin, Global Ethics & Compliance Strategy Leader, Sony Group.

The event will also include an informative breakout session focused on practical ways to empower more women of all personal and professional backgrounds to join the corporate leadership ranks, and closing keynote remarks.

Future sessions will center on women in roles that focus on technology (February 25, 2021), business development and relationship building (March 25, 2021), and cybersecurity and privacy (April date TBD).  Each session will feature remarks from senior female leaders, leadership training, and brainstorming sessions on what works and how to replicate it.  We will also explore areas in which the bar can do more to support and empower women.

Come be a part of this exciting series – you can sign up for one session or all of them (the rate is discounted for multiple sessions).  As a benefit of the virtual platform, we encourage FCBA members and friends around the country to join.

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To honor just a few of the many women who have made historic and indelible contributions in technology, media, and telecommunications, we are offering four levels of sponsorship:  Frieda Barkin Hennock (first woman FCC Commissioner), Katherine Johnson (NASA mathematician), Ada Lovelace (computer programmer), and Emma Nutt (first woman telephone operator).

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

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If you sign up for the multi-session package, you are getting four sessions for the price of two!  If you would like to receive the discounted rate, please make sure to select the four-session package option.  Otherwise, please select the specific session you’d like.

Please contact Women’s Summit Co-Chair Svetlana Gans at if you would like to serve on the planning committee, have speaker ideas, or would otherwise like to help.

Thanks to our 2nd Annual Women’s Summit Sponsors!


Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP



 Broadband Legal Strategies, LLC

Cox Enterprises



EchoStar Corporation