All sessions will be live unless otherwise noted. Recordings will be available on-demand and shared with registrants within 72 hours following the event.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
All times shown in EDT (America/New York)
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Fairygodboss Inspiration Summit!
The Fairygodboss Founders will kick off the second-annual Inspiration Summit, a one-day event that will provide you with tangible takeaways that will help you re-engage with your career and re-focus on advocating for yourself and others in the workplace. Learn more about this year's event and get to know Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women!
Panel: Defining and Achieving Your Career Ambitions
Two executives at a Fortune 100 company share their leadership journeys, including the power of being honest about what you value and conscious decision-making at different points of your career. Panelists will also share tips on how to demonstrate leadership at each stage of your career to lift yourself and your teams, and how to activate others in your success.
Keynote: Own Your Purpose, Gain Power & Pursue Your Passion as a Woman at Work
In today’s world, it takes more than ambition to succeed. It takes intention. But intention without clarity, deliberate words, and calculated actions are meaningless. According to Michelle Gadsden-Williams, a global expert in diversity, workplace culture, and career-building, intention is more than just setting goals. It’s seamlessly executing and achieving them. In this keynote session, Michelle will share advice for women on how to both show up authentically and, more importantly, do the work that gets results.
Panel: Advocating for Yourself
Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you had advocated for yourself? We’ve been there, too. Speaking up for yourself (especially in a hybrid or remote situation) isn’t easy. Luckily, these panelists are here to help! In this session, we’ll explore everything from tips and tricks on advocating for yourself to building relationships — a key skill — to advocating for others.
Keynote: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
Zohra Yafai • Interviewed by Karen Eisengruber
Cisco Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Zohra Yafai, is a successful leader, mother, and an immigrant. All these parts of her matter — and recognizing her full self at work has been imperative to her becoming a better leader and a more empathetic teammate, too. In this keynote talk, she shares how authenticity and being honest with yourself is key, the importance of work friends, gaining new perspectives and more!
Keynote: Finishing The Fight for Women's Empowerment
Is the fight for women’s empowerment over? Not yet — but in this fireside chat, we’ll discuss the path to finding gender equality once and for all. Reshma Saujani, a leading activist, founder of the Marshall Plan for Moms and Girls Who Code, and author of the upcoming book, Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work, shares her insights into overcoming imposter syndrome, being a working parent (or not!), how to advocate for women at work and what the future of women’s empowerment looks like.
Fireside Chat: Challenging The Status Quo
Ceah Justice • Interviewed by Alexis Smith
Today, working professionals, and especially women and those from traditionally marginalized communities, are facing incredibly high amounts of stress and burnout. But how can we go about combating this while enacting positive change? In this fireside chat, Ceah Justice, the Director of Global Engagement at Raytheon Technologies, shares how to stay engaged and avoid burnout in order to challenge the status quo and truly make a difference. Tune in to find out how women like you can best serve as allies for other women, especially intersectional women.
Networking Rooms / Connecting with Companies
Join the networking lobby to select a networking room to attend. Connect with other attendees and our (hiring!) partners in moderated networking rooms.
NOTE: The networking rooms will take place on a different link from the main stage sessions.
Getting Comfortable at Self Promotion
Hosted by Romy Newman • Val Yrigolla
Open Session [Non-Moderated]
Panel: Equity Is A Team Effort
As more companies set goals of diversity & inclusion, there is both an opportunity and a personal obligation for all of us to participate in the quest for true equity - inside the workplace and out. In this session, panelists will discuss tangible actions and approaches for individuals to take to help advance equity and serve as a meaningful ally for historically underrepresented minorities.
Keynote: Achieving Personal Empowerment
Do you know what your superpowers are? Step one to reaching your career goals is knowing who you are — your authentic self — and the unique benefits that you bring to the table. In this chat, Emily Reilly, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at GlobalFoundries, and Dereca Blackmon, Co-Founder and President of the Inclusion Design Group, share insight into empowering yourself, growing your career, and lifting others as you climb.
Know Your Money Mindset!
Catherine Chen • Cyndy Ranzau • Kimberly Shappee
Money is a necessity that comes with its own set of psychological “genes” that play into every aspect of one’s life: relationships, goals, fears, careers, successes, struggles – as well as our aspirations regarding meaning, purpose and legacy. Put simply, money scripts are the emotional relationship you have with money. That’s important because these scripts often influence rational behavior when it comes to money matters. In this session, you’ll learn how to identify and understand your personal money script, leading to better financial health, and better outcomes.
Photo Booth Break
Check out our photo booth and giveaway, presented by Cisco [on fgbinspirationsummit.com – at bottom of the page] 📸 Take or submit your photo for a chance to win a curated gift box by Cisco and Fairygodboss designed to celebrate how empowered women, empower women!
Keynote: A Daily Commitment to DE&I – Supporting DE&I in Everything You Do
While advocating for DE&I isn’t always easy, it’s important to prioritize this goal at every level of your organization. Here, one of the foremost names in DE&I, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, the Chief Diversity Officer at Microsoft, shares her best advice for making a daily commitment to DE&I, overcoming challenges in this space, the future of work, work-life balance, and more!
Discovering Your Path to Success
We all have a unique path to discover and follow in order to find our passion and achieve success. Angela will share the steps she is taking to continue her professional career while also trying to balance the demands of family life. She hopes that by sharing her story, she can encourage others to follow their own path to success.
Keynote: Finding Purpose and Passion in Your Career
If you are looking to find purpose in your professional life, then this keynote is for you! Sally Susman, the Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Pfizer, will give us a glimpse into her own career journey, including how she unexpectedly played a key role in fighting COVID-19, how being a mother and part of the LGBTQ+ community has impacted her career, and how she has remained confident and persevered through challenges along the way.
Panel: Practicing Self-Care and Wellness
In this session, panelists discuss how they have personally taken steps to prioritize their own self care — even amidst the Covid crisis. Attendees will receive practical tips on how self-care and wellness can integrate with work, and how to eliminate any guilt we feel when caring for ourselves.