Summary of 2018 Events

2018 Events

The following nominations were selected as Gold, Silver & Bronze Stevie® Award winners by the average scores of more than 200 professionals worldwide on six specialized juries. Their scores determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements of the Finalists. The results were announced at the 15th annual awards dinner on Friday, November 16th in New York City.

 Browse Photographs of the Awards Presentation Event | Of the Women|Future Conference
♦ Watch the Individual Awards Presentation Clips | Downloadable Versions
 Watch Interviews With Stevie Award Winners Downloadable Versions
 Watch Interviews With HCL Red Ladder Award Winners

 Check Out Our Winners Here

 Download the Awards Dinner Program Book (PDF)

2018 Schedule-Detailed

The Women | Future 2018 Conference was held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel. The program provided you with the information to be able to better position yourself, your role within your organization, and your company in tomorrow's marketplace. Check back often for schedule updates! (Schedule subject to change.)

7:00am - 7:45am       

Registration and Continental Breakfast with Informal Networking


7:45am - 9:00am       

General Session: Top Technology & Business Trends and Their Implications for Working Women

This moderated session will feature a panel of experts in the top business and technology trends of today, including artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency, discussing how working women should be preparing for the impact of these trends on their businesses and careers.  You don't need to understand these topics to know that they're going to have a profound impact on every job, in every industry.  Our panel of experts will offer advice about how you should prepare for their impact on you, your job, and your industry.


9:00am - 9:15am       

Coffee Break


9:15am - 10:00am     

Structured Networking Session I

In this session you will have the opportunity to meet and engage with many like-minded professional women in a structured setting. When you register for the conference, we will ask you to select three topics that interest you the most. We will then assign you to one of the three topics you picked for this session. Each group will be led by a Networking Leader. The topics we chose for this session are all considered significant areas of focus in today's business environment and will continue to evolve into the future. The list of topics are (in alphabetical order) Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cryptocurrency, Cyber Security, Diversity in the Workplace, Funding Options for Women, Open Networking, and Promoting Change in the Workplace for Women.

10:00am - 10:15am   

Break and Informal Networking


10:15am - 11:00am   

Structured Networking Session II

In this session you will be assigned to a second topic from the three you chose upon registering for the conference. Please refer above to the first Structured Networking Session that will be held from 9:15 am to 10 am for a complete description of this session.


11:15am - 12:15pm   

Case Studies I - Past Stevie® Award Winners & This Year's Nominees

You will have the opportunity to participate in two of the following four engaging discussions that will be case studies from past winners of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and this year's nominees. The presentations will include moderated interviews with the winners, with plenty of time to address your questions.


Digital Transformer of the Year | Presenter: Debbie Profit PhD MS, Otsuka Pharmaceutical | Moderator: Shimona ChadhaHCL Technologies Ltd.

Best Entrepreneur-Services Business | Presenter: Jessica RovelloArkadium | Moderator - LeTonya Moore, JD360 Brand Protection Strategies

Female Executive of the Year | Presenter: Liz CarisoneGroundLink | Moderator: Waajida Small, PhDCapital Conscious U


Fastest Growing Company of the Year | Presenter: Cheryl EisenInterior Marketing Group | Moderator: Samantha SkeySheKnows Media

12:15pm - 12:30pm   

Break and Informal Networking 

12:30pm - 1:30pm     

Case Studies - Past Stevie® Award Winners & This Year's Nominees

The same presentations from earlier will be repeated so that you have an opportunity to attend another one of the engaging discussions that is of interest to you.

1:30 pm                       

End of Event

Women|Future Conference

The Stevie Awards

10560 Main Street, #519

Fairfax, VA 22030 USA


Phone:  +1.703.547.8389 

Fax: +1.703.991.2397

  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle

© 2020 Women|Future Conference
c/o The Stevie® Awards