MAY 22nd, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 PM
NEW YORK, NY
640 West 28th Street, 6th Floor
A conversation with the media industry's top trailblazers
Don't worry, this won't be your typical panel. Women You Need to Know breaks the mold of the typical networking event. We focus on building quality connections and having real conversations among exceptional, high-powered women. We'll be chatting with Deborah, Yolanda, Rosa and Mailet about what it's like being a female leader in this space.
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Senior Vice President,
Velocity Product Groups, Viacom, Inc
Deborah Brett is Senior Vice President of Advanced Advertising Partnerships at Viacom. Brett is responsible for guiding Viacom’s strategic development, positioning and implementation of new and existing partnerships and products for the marketplace and sales organization. She oversees Viacom’s key sales partnerships in the digital landscape, inclusive of platforms such as Snapchat and Twitter. In earlier roles at the company, Brett served as the Vice President of Partnership & Emerging Media Sales, the Vice President of Mobile Sales & Strategy, and Director of New Business Development for the Nickelodeon Group. Brett began her Viacom career more than a decade ago in the digital sales organization.
Head of Agency Partnerships,
Yolanda Lam is Head of Agency Partnerships at Pinterest, where she leads a team tasked with developing agency relationships and partnerships. In this role, she focuses on building executive level relationships with agency groups to ensure alignment across Pinterest positioning and products. Yolanda played a pivotal role in the development of the Pinterest agency team in early 2016, and has since helped to transform agency partners into Pinterest advocates and enable them to drive performance for their clients on the platform.
With her joining the company at the beginning of stages of Pinterest's monetization efforts, the agency point of view has remained critical in scaling the overall business. Reporting to Pinterest's Head of Global Partnerships, Yolanda sits on the Pinterest Partners leadership team where the voice of agencies are inextricably linked to every product and business decision at Pinterest.
Her team is also key to developing industry presence across industry events where agency attendees are a focus (CES, AdWeek, Cannes, SXSW, Pinstitutes). Prior to joining Pinterest, Yolanda was SVP, Digital Group Client Director at MediaVest where she led various client businesses over the course of her six years there (Wendy's, Heineken etc.)
Before MediaVest, Yolanda worked at various full service/digital/media agencies such as Universal McCann & FCB and she was also an early stage Googler who helped launched their AdSense business. Yolanda earned her B.S. in marketing from Boston College. A native of Hong Kong, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young children.
Head of Diversity & Inclusion,
Omnicom Media Groups
Rosa Nunez is responsible for leading and executing Omnicom Media Group’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the U.S. Rosa’s efforts are focused on positioning Omnicom Media Group as a great place to work, employer of choice and a thought leader in the space of Diversity & Inclusion. Rosa joined Omnicom Media Group in 2014 from Accenture, where she had an 11 year career and a proven track record of successfully designing and implementing award-winning, global-scale Diversity & Inclusion programs. When she is not hard at work, Rosa dedicates her time giving back to the community as a member of the 4A’s Diversity Steering Committee, The Advertising Club of NY I’mPART Steering Committee and the Manhattan Early College School of Advertising Committee. Rosa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Squeaky Wheel Media
Mailet is the co-founder of Squeaky Wheel
award-winning interactive digital agency, and the founder of IHadCancer.com, a life-saving social network for cancer fighters, suvivors and supporters. She has garnered major industry recognition, including the "Trendsetter of the Year" award from The American Advertising Federation and the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from The Stevie Awards.
Author of STILETTO NETWORK
Screenwriter and Partner: Lucky VIII
Pamela Ryckman is the author of STILETTO NETWORK: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business. She has written for The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Fortune.com/CNNMoney, and The New York Observer, among other publications.
Ryckman is also a screenwriter and Partner of Lucky VIII, an independent film, television, and theatre production company working with top-tier talent both domestically and internationally.
VP Corporate Services & Real Estate
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Chanda is a Vice President in Corporate Services and Real Estate at Goldman Sachs. As the global Environmental, Social and Governance lead for the division, she manages Goldman Sachs' operational impact on people and the planet. Her key areas of focus are environmental stewardship, vendor diversity, local and state government and community engagement. In 2012, Goldman Sachs sponsored Chanda to serve in a pro bono capacity as the Founding Executive Director of America Needs You – New Jersey, a mentoring and professional development program for first-generation college students.
Sr. Director of App. Development
Standard & Poor's
Maddy is an award winning, creative, multi-faceted, strategic & business focused Information Technology Executive developing products to increase revenue and productivity for major financial institutions within a highly competitive market. She is currently the Delivery Manager for Scoring, Economic and User Experience groups. She has also worked at E*Trade, News Corp, and United Business Media/CMP. She is the mother of two girls (9 and 11), active in the PTA . She is co-president of WINs (the women’s resource group). She is very active in community outreach (PENCIL, First Robotics) and a survivor of domestic violence.
Chief Marketing Officer
Julie Silcox co-hosted WYNTK in November 2014. Julie is the Chief Marketing Officer at WisdomTree where she oversees all aspects of marketing the brand. Prior to joining the firm, Julie held senior marketing roles at Bank of America, Citigroup and Fidelity Investments. Before becoming a client, she spent five years agency side working in Account Management at Wells Rich Greene. Julie is a graduate of New York University.
East Coast Director of Advertiser
Stephanie Lawrence co-hosted WYNTK in November 2014. Stephanie is the East Coast Director of Advertiser Solutions at Microsoft where she oversees a team of specialists that build out custom programs for the sales team. Prior to joining Microsoft, Stephanie was on the digital agency side where she managed various pieces of business including Macy’s, Sanofi Aventis & Pasteur, Sony BMG and Proctor & Gamble. Her love for digital has landed her on the board of directors for 212 NYC. Stephanie lives in Jersey City with her son, Dante.
The Connected Table
Melanie Young co-hosted WYNTK in June 2014. She is a wellness coach and founder of The Connected Table, specializing in food, wine and healthy eating programs. A breast cancer survivor, Melanie wrote Getting Things Off My Chest (2013), to help newly diagnosed women stay focused and make smarter choices for their well-being. Her second book, Fearless Fabulous You (Nov. 2014) provides inspirational insights to recharge your spirit and revalue your self-worth.
Meals to Heal
Susan Bratton co-hosted WYNTK in June 2014. She is the Founder and CEO of Meals to Heal, a patient-and caregiver-focused cancer nutrition service providing home delivery of fresh, customized, nutrition information and professional resources. Susan started Meals to Heal after a 20-year career on Wall Street as an investment banker focused on the healthcare industry. She is an outspoken and tireless advocate for proper nutrition and healthcare reform.
J Public Relations
Sarah Evans co-hosted WYNTK in 2013. Sarah Evans is an influential publicist, industry expert and entrepreneur. A Partner of J Public Relations, she was named one of the "Top 100 Publicisits of 2012 Who Know Press and Social Media." She been featured on Forbes, ABC and MSNBC as an industry expert.
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