Session 1

“We need to ban the word ‘bossy’ and bring back the word ‘feminism.’” —Sheryl Sandberg

The first session of The MAKERS Conference was about setting the stage, and Joanna Barsh, Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, did just that by laying out the status of women in the workplace. She illustrated how much progress has been made and the opportunity for progress to continue.

Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, called on both men and women to commit to championing diversity within organizations. Using personal experience and business assessment to make his case, Bob encouraged “respectful disruption” of biases to push corporations toward gender diversity. 

Sheryl Sandberg, COO and board member of Facebook, sat down with PBS's Gwen Ifill to look back on a big year since publishing her book Lean In. She also made the exciting announcement of the partnership between Getty Images and Lean In to create a collection that showcases a powerful depiction of women, girls and the people who support them.

Christy Haubegger, founder of Latina magazine, discussed the power of storytelling and her dreams to change the color of media. Christy knows from experience that “power is never given, it’s always taken," and she implored the audience to do just that.