FORWARD TOGETHER

Equality Lounge

Get better,
together.

The Equality Lounge is powered by the Female Quotient, an organization that creates experiential pop-ups at global conferences, corporations and college campuses where people of all races, genders and backgrounds can unite to activate change together.

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Agenda

Tuesday, January 12

1:00pm1:30pm EST

More than a manifesto: Building diversity and inclusion into your product, people and performance

1:00pm1:30pm EST
Consumers want to know more than a brand's stance toward equality. They want to know what brands are doing to help build diversity and inclusion into their products, people and performance. In this discussion, leaders will show us how to move beyond performative marketing to create real impact.

Wednesday, January 13

1:00pm1:30pm EST

More than mentorship: New ways to foster retail's future female leaders

1:00pm1:30pm EST

As women move through their careers, they are seeking out mentors to help them advance and overcome gender barriers in the workplace. We know the traditional mentorship format isn't enough — what's missing? This conversation will explore what’s working and what’s not when it comes to preparing women to lead and rise up.

Thursday, January 14

1:00pm1:30pm EST

Amplifying black businesses through partnerships and collaboration

1:00pm1:30pm EST

It's not just up to consumers to support Black businesses. In this discussion, we'll hear from leaders of brands and retailers who will discuss how they are transforming the landscape for Black businesses throughout the entire supply chain by way of pledges, partnerships, procurement and collaboration.

Tuesday, January 19

1:00pm1:30pm EST

2020's most creative retail campaigns for equality

1:00pm1:30pm EST

There has been a huge shift in consumers demanding that brands take a stance on key social issues — namely equality. Marketers and brands across the globe are working overtime to figure out how to communicate this effectively. In this conversation, we’ll draw lessons and insights from this year's most creative retail campaigns and advertisements that drove home the message of equality and inspired people to act.

Thursday, January 21

1:00pm1:30pm EST

The new ethics of tech: Equity, diversity and human-centered design

1:00pm1:30pm EST

How can tech companies find the best talent while keeping equity and diversity a priority? What is human-centered design and how does it affect people of color? In this discussion, leaders will talk about the women leading in retail tech, techniques for finding the best talent from recruitment to partnerships, and how companies can change their design processes to build more inclusive technology.

Amy Eschliman

Amy Eschliman

Managing Director, Retail Solutions Strategy & Industry Engagement
Google