Women Breaking Barriers (POE)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for seasoned or aspiring leaders looking to climb the ladder and break barriers
Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Leaders are almost certain to face obstacles—maybe even opposition. But skillfully meeting these challenges can become the driving force behind your success. In this powerful session, pioneering industry leaders will share how they have succeeded in creating change despite significant roadblocks. They will share strategies for earning respect, gaining traction, tackling naysayers, and ultimately breaking barriers for yourself and others. Plan to walk away inspired by these powerful women—and ready to inspire others yourself.

Thought Leader: Michelle King, director, inclusion, Netflix


  • Andrea McBride John, CEO, McBride Sisters Collection
  • Pat Mitchell, media pioneer, editorial director, TED Women, and author, Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World
  • Samantha Rapoport, senior director, football development, NFL

Emcee: Jill Strawbridge, user experience research lead, Google @google


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