Alex Wallace | The 2019 MAKERS Conference
Alex Wallace, General Manager of News, Entertainment & Studios, Verizon Media, kicks off 2019 #MAKERSConference at Monarch Beach Resort.
- Please welcome Alex Wallace. ALEX WALLACE: Welcome to the 2019 Makers Conference. I am so, so thrilled to be here. In 2012, the inimitable, irreplaceable, and remarkable Dylan McGee began this tradition and collected the largest number of women's stories anywhere in the world. The brand has a convening power like few other. Fittingly, we're so excited that Verizon is our parent, a company that is truly committed to creating a digital world that provides and drives positive change. So this week is-- I will be the least interesting person that you will hear from in the next few days. In fact, I made a list of the people that we're going to be hearing from, advocates, activists, heads of business, industry, journalists, thought leaders, actors, athletes, and women. The most amazing thing, and that's why I love the theme of this year is that none of them have done it alone. I thought a lot about this about being a woman, and how we all got here. And how we got here together. And so this theme all of us recognizing what we can achieve when we stand here and do this together when we unify around a singular goal. And that is advancing the cause, and the power, and the rights of women. So with that, thank you very much, and off we go.