The 2024 Women|Future Conference will take place virtually on Tuesday, July 23.

This year our agenda will be comprised of sessions that focus on small business and entrepreneurship.

Igniting Your Influence

10:00am – 10:45am EDT


In a fireside chat, President of PepsiCo Beverages North America South Division, Heather Hoytink, opens up to ForbesWomen Contributor, Vickie Chachere, about the power of influence and relationships in shaping a successful career. Heather will speak to guiding principles around mentorship, inspirational leadership and the importance of not only what you achieve – but how you achieve it. Women|Future attendees will walk away with new perspective on the criticality of relationships in business.



Heather Hoytink

Moderator: Vickie Chachere

Unlocking Awards Success: The Power of Stevie Awards in Building Credibility and Business Growth

11:00am – 11:45am EDT


This panel discussion will delve into how organizations can utilize Stevie Awards to enhance their credibility, leverage their achievements to drive business growth, and effectively integrate award recognition into their overall strategic approach.



Denise O’Leary
Nicole Schmitz
Risa Arin
Emily Lyman

Building a Trusted Brand: Authenticity in a Time of Public Scrutiny and Hot News Cycles

12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT


Customers today are savvier than ever to inauthentic brand claims and “spin.” To build a trusted reputation, companies must ensure their communication strategies are founded upon authentic actions and commitments. In this session hosted by Trust Relations CEO & Founder April White, panelists Rachel Griffin (Co-Founder of PlayWise Partners), Ronjini Joshua (Owner & President of The Silver Telegram) and Marissa Nance (CEO & Founder of Native Tongue Communications) will share advice for brand leaders to decide when to take a public stance on issues in the press, and how to ensure that when they decide to do so, they can back up their claims. They will also cover the core tenants of brand trust and the dos and don’ts of leveraging media relationships to ensure accurate representation of every client.



April White
Rachel Griffin
Ronjni Joshua
Marissa Nance
Catharine Montgomery

Breaking Barriers, Building Empires and Elevating Women: Driving Change in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Business"

1:00pm – 1:45pm EDT


The session explores women’s journeys and experiences through the world of leadership and entrepreneurship, highlighting how passion-driven initiatives are breaking glass ceilings and revolutionizing business industries. Participants will discover how women skillfully strategize, scale, and turn their aspirations into profitable realities.



Angelique Hamilton
Bosky Mukherjee
Danielle Levy
Kerry-Ann Powell

Leveraging AI Technology and Navigating the Social Media Landscape: Strategies for Business Growth & Success

2:00pm – 2:45pm EDT


In this dynamic panel discussion, we bring together a powerhouse of women who are at the forefront of innovation and technology. Join this session to delve into the realm of artificial intelligence and its transformative potential for businesses, led by a diverse panel comprising an AI tech startup Founder, Product Leader, AI Strategist, and SVP of Growth for Fortune 500 client brands. With their combined decades of expertise spanning across ethical technology, marketing services, and product development, this session promises invaluable insights, practical strategies, and real-world examples to help you navigate the AI-driven future of business. Furthermore, panelists will explore the intersection of AI and social media, uncovering cutting-edge strategies for leveraging the latest AI technologies to supercharge your social media presence and drive growth. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, aspiring entrepreneur, or an executive, this session is tailored to equip you with the tools and knowledge to elevate your brand and business using AI and social media. Don’t miss this networking and learning opportunity to unlock the full potential of AI for growth and innovation in your business!



Surbhi Gupta
Lisa Thee
Deboshree Dutta
Kristin Dolan