The panelists (left to right): Liza Landsman, Sarah Thompson, Mika Brzezinski, Rebecca Minkoff, Dawn Hudson and Kristin Lemkau
Photo by Kevin Scanlon

Six powerful women in media and marketing

This is an excerpt from the original article which appeared in Adweek

Women are having a moment.

Ignited by Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto, Lean In, the issue of gender equality became part of the national discourse.

And it has remained there thanks in large part to inspiring creative like Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign by Droga5 as well as evangelists like Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and author of the best-seller Knowing Your Value and this year’s follow-up, Grow Your Value.

Droga5, MSNBC and Adweek all saw the issue of female empowerment as one to be addressed, especially given that recruiting and retaining talent are top of mind today. So we pooled our resources and, with some ninja scheduling efforts, brought together a formidable group of leaders from the worlds of banking, advertising, media, e-commerce, fashion and professional sports. Here, these extraordinary women share valuable lessons on leadership and insights on how they get the very best out of their teams, and themselves.