Conference Track

Equality Lounge @ CES 2020

The Equality Lounge @ CES is the gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Our lounge attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.

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Tuesday, January 7

9:00 – 12:00 PM

Conference Session

Girls Gone Walkin' Floor Tour

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12:30 – 1:00 PM

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Fearless Female Leadership: Creating Success with Strong Branding and Unshakable Sisterhood

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With the explosion of digital platforms and tools, we now have the ability to follow along in real time as superstars create their own success. In this conversation, we'll learn how The Bella Twins have leveraged their sibling bond to build fandom, create distinct personal brands, and challenge what's possible for women in media.

1:00 – 1:30 PM

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Imagining the Unimaginable: Navigating Complexity and Tackling Career Firsts

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What leading women know for sure is that it takes courage and innovation to thrive in an innovation-based society. How can we develop the confidence to become what we imagine? Join us for a panel with strong female leaders on changing what's possible for women across industries.

1:30 – 2:00 PM

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Upskilling for the Autonomous Future: Cultivating Diverse Talent for the Changing Auto Industry

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The future of automotive will consider the next phase of mobility trends including services for those with disabilities, transportation safety, last-mile delivery, and in-vehicle entertainment. How do we attract and develop the right talent for this future? Join us for a conversation on strategies to cultivate the inclusive future-proof workforce that will change the automotive industry for good.

2:00 – 2:30 PM

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Inclusion as a Boardroom Imperative

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All facets of the way we do business, including board leadership, are shifting for good. In this conversation, we’ll discuss the importance of accountability, empathy, and inclusion at the highest level of leadership and how inclusive leaders can help create a sense of belonging across entire organizations.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

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Next Level DEI: Difference, Empathy, and Innovation

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Taking business to the next level requires fresh perspectives that challenge the status quo. But how do we ensure all are invited to innovate? In this discussion, leaders will share best practices for embracing difference and developing empathy to fuel growth and innovation.

3:00 – 3:30 PM

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Making Tech Better: Why Driving Innovation Starts with Diversity

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Research continues to show that diversity drives innovation and innovation drives diversity. Greater diversity, particularly in leadership teams, corresponds with improved innovation in product lines and higher revenue. From promoting flexible working and letting people be themselves to encouraging risk-taking and holding leaders accountable, hear from experts about how you can jump-start innovation for your own team.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

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Parity Report: Making Strides in Representation Through Inclusive Advertising

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In this panel, marketing leaders from the tech and entertainment space will discuss the importance of giving people of diverse backgrounds a higher profile in their marketing organizations and campaigns, and to highlight the actions they’re taking to empower others. They’ll share perspective on how an inclusive lens has helped achieve better results in marketing, in building community and in the workplace.

4:00 – 4:30 PM

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Getting Ahead: Realizing Inclusion in Mobility

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The idea that mobility should be treated as a human right offers the promise of a more inclusive and accessible world for all. And, while the future of mobility continues to move from the impossible to the possible, the faces leading the transformation look the same, begging the question: How do we ensure a more inclusive ecosystem? In this unplugged discussion, we’ll hear from leaders who are making inclusion and engagement a cornerstone of their smart mobility approach.

4:30 – 5:00 PM

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New Lexicon: How Deep Listening Helps Companies Embrace Inclusivity

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How can leaders advocate for the fair and equal representation of all? One method is to be conscious about the words we use when describing what women can do, create, or achieve. Join us for a panel conversation with experts on how thoughtful language can help us create a better world.

5:00 – 5:30 PM

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A New Reality: How AR, VR and AI Drives Equality IRL

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We've seen technology impact our world through transformative digital products and services. Now it's time to ask a critical question: can technology, especially augmented reality, become a tool for advancing equality? In this panel conversation, industry leaders will share their insights on how AR, VR and AI will enable each of us to become change makers in real life.

5:30 – 6:00 PM

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Can Nice Girls Win (Races): The Habits and Mindsets that Help Women Succeed

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Sports media today is defined by a range of narratives created by athletes. These first-person stories and campaigns make them more accesible than ever before. How can brands and media makers amplify an athlete's reach and impact? In this conversation, we'll hear from industry experts on how athlete-driven media will ultimately create a better world.

6:00 – 6:30 PM

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The Next Generation of Journalism in a Tech-Driven World

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We’ve seen technology drastically impact the way information is discovered and distributed with the world. In this conversation, we’ll learn from news business leaders how the next generation of journalism will be characterized by tech-savvy storytelling and digital excellence.

Wednesday, January 8

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Conference Session

Insights from the Equality Social Monitor: An Analysis of Social Commentary and Influencers on Women’s Issues

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9:30 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session

Power of the Female Voice: Podcasts as the New Creative Frontier

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10:00 – 10:30 AM

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Female Entrepreneurship and Social Advocacy in the Digital Age

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10:30 – 11:00 AM

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She Means Business - How Instagram Helps Female Founders Build Community and Brand Equity

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11:00 – 11:30 AM

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Millennial Women and Gen Z Girls: Always Consuming and Creating Content

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Female digital natives are here to stay and they're redefining how companies interact with consumers. Join us for a discussion on how tech and media industry leaders can embrace the perspective of young women, including and beyond influencer marketing, to develop content and campaigns that inspire.

11:30 – 12:00 PM

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How Equal Technology Creates Equal Access to Opportunity for All

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A disability-inclusive workplace is an accessible workplace, and in this day and age, this means not only physical accessibility but also digital accessibility, where information and communication technology is accessible to all. Accessible workplaces help businesses increase productivity; ensure a wider pool of talent can apply for, maintain, and advance in employment; and expand their potential customer base. How can we best advocate to help those with disabilities best navigate the workplace?

12:30 – 1:00 PM

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Game Changing Leadership: How to Win Influence as a Woman in Sports Media

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There’s an inclusion transformation happening in sports and women are leading the charge. Join us for a fireside chat with veteran industry leaders on how women can shape sports media through fierce leadership, thoughtful brand partnerships, and meaningful connections with fans.

1:00 – 1:30 PM

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High Performance, Higher Impact: The Role of Tech in the Future of Sports

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As competitive sports and athletes evolve, what role will technology play in enhancing the viewing experience? Can sports tech enable athletes to perform better, faster, and smarter? To answer these questions, we’ve assembled a panel of experts. In this conversation, we’ll learn how athletes, leagues, platforms, and brands will unite to leverage big technology that will forever change the way sports media is consumed.

1:30 – 2:00 PM

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She’s "The Man": Balancing Feminine and Masculine Leadership Styles to Maximize Impact

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Creating more gender balance in the business world often means challenging age-old stereotypes that disempower women. In this conversation, we'll hear from a highly accomplished woman who embraced a male-driven narrative to ultimately create new possibilities for female athletes and performers. We'll learn why it's important to redefine leadership and cherish what we bring to the table.

2:00 – 2:30 PM

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The Gender Equality Agenda for the Year Ahead

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With global awareness around sustainability reaching new heights, the world is depending more and more on companies to do the right thing. In this conversation, we’ll hear from leaders on how companies can unite to build a better, fairer and more sustainable world for everyone.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

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Steady As She Goes: Making Waves in the News Business

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Liz continues her reign as one of the highest-rated business news anchors on television. Shelley Zalis sits down with Liz Claman to learn about her meteoric rise to success and how she’s leveraging her position to change the news business for the better.

3:00 – 3:30 PM

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Future-Facing Brands that Inspire: Why Tech Leaders Are Doubling Down on Human Connection

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What unites the remarkable technology offerings on display at CES? Its users are human. B2C or B2B, technology brand communications are all B2H, or business to human. This panel of market leaders will explore how human empathy can be transformative, facilitating inclusivity and leveraging the diverse perspectives of the modern workforce.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

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Equal Innovation: How Purpose Driven Media Makers Do Business

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For today’s media consumers, great content isn’t enough. Audiences want great content, services, and experiences that have impact and meaning. Join us for a conversation on why ROI - return on impact - should be top of mind for all media makers.

4:30 – 5:00 PM

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Designing for Inclusion

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Design, at its best, is about solving the world’s problems. But even with good motivations, over the years design has unintentionally, or intentionally, excluded people.

5:00 – 5:30 PM

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New Rules of the Game - The Evolution of the Athlete/Brand Relationship

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Today's athletes are playing a game that extends far beyond the court; they're transcending sports to champion causes they believe in and crossing into other industries. In this panel, we examine the evolution of the athlete/brand relationship and the new rules of the game. We explore how athletes are collaborating with brands to champion causes they believe in, spread messages that matter, and serve as role models to whole new audiences.

5:30 – 6:00 PM

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Leveling Up: The Road to Building Diverse K-12 STEM Pipelines

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As the tech sector works toward advancing inclusion, we need to discuss the importance of making progress at the K-12 level. Join us for a powerful conversation with educators and experts on the steps we can take today to ensure all students have access to quality STEM programs.

6:00 – 6:30 PM

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Perception is Everything: Why Visibility for Women is Key to Closing Tech's Gender Gap

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Across the tech sector, we see people creating the products, services, and programs that challenge the status quo and help create a more inclusive society. How do we get women more engaged? In this conversation, industry leaders will share insights on what it takes to elevate, enhance, and inspire while leading with a commitment to equality for all.

6:30 – 7:00 PM

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Material World: A Conversation on Consumer Culture followed by Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres

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Join us for an after hours conversation with Amanda Mull, author of Material World, The Atlantic's hit column covering consumer culture and human behavior.

All CES conference sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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