A hybrid conference experience celebrating women role models and mentors

MARCH 8 • 1 - 7 PM CST | NASHVILLE, TN

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Ready, Set, Go!

Celebrate International Women’s Day with inspiring women who have been where you are. They’ve broken through the glass ceiling to successful lives and careers. Now, they’re here to show you exactly how to get there too.

The 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit includes a mix of panel discussions, social networking, informal mentoring moments, and Q&As. Each is led by successful women business leaders and young women from across the country. These women have been hand-selected from a number of important industries, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from their unique perspectives to the topics discussed. The celebration culminates with a special cocktail hour featuring our signature Executive Auction.

Play Like a Girl’s executive auction is made possible by top leaders and senior executives from companies like Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, HCA, and others who graciously donate their time to be auctioned off to raise funds in support of our work. Each year, this premier fundraising and networking event offers hundreds of women the opportunity to compete for exclusive time with corporate leaders and C-suite executives across all industries and sectors. But wait – that’s not all! The highlight of our evening are the young women impacted by your contribution to and support of Play Like a Girl.

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Powered by Play Like a Girl
Play Like a Girl is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that leverages the skills girls gain from sport to propel young women into male-dominated careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Proceeds from the summit will support Play Like a Girl’s mentorship program for middle school girls who are gifted in science and math but require the role models, mentors, tools and resources to confidently pursue a future in STEM.

Are You Ready to...

Learn

Explore why women role models and mentors matter at all ages and stages of life and career – especially, in spaces where women are underrepresented.

Grow

Ask questions and get advice from women who have seen it all and are eager to share their wisdom, ensuring that this generation of girls will be the last to be “first.”

Connect

Hang out with some incredible women for an afternoon of lively conversations, informal networking moments and an exclusive mentoring session over cocktails.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS


TICKETS

Virtual Access

Access to Digital Event
$35
  • Opportunity to network with guest mentors in virtual breakout session
  • Access to our Online Community to stay connected after the Summit
  • Invitation to attend Power Hour leadership workshops, extending the Summit experience

Sponsor a Girl

Access to Live Event
$50
  • Can't attend the Summit but want to support?
  • Empower the next generation of women leaders by paying it forward!
  • Provide a girl the opportunity to attend the summit while supporting her ongoing mentorship.

Interested in Corporate Sponsorship?

Sponsor an exclusive experience for 10 company employees or women’s ERG members. You’ll get a chance to host a three-part Power Hour leadership workshop series featuring your company’s top talent. Plus, a portion of your donation will support the Play Like a Girl Meet + Mentor program for 100 middle school girls.

Email Tiffani Kuhn for more information.

*Our International Women’s Day celebratory cocktail hour is exclusively reserved for Executive & Corporate Pass Holders.

ALL IN ATTENDANCE MUST PRESENT PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION INCLUDING BOOSTER OR A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST WITHIN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. MASKS MUST BE WORN WHEN NOT ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING.

Summit Schedule

1:00PM CT


READY, SET, GO!
Our founder & CEO Dr. Kim welcomes guests, sets the stage for this special International Women’s Day moment, and rolls out our new #READYFORANYFIELD campaign rallying women role models and mentors.

DR. KIMBERLY CLAY, Play Like a Girl!


1:30PM CT


BUILDING THE WORLD WOMEN WANT TO SEE
Youth educator and builder Emily Pilloton-Lam makes the case for putting power (and power tools) into the hands of women and gender-expansive youth, dreaming of inclusive construction sites and daring to ask: What if women built the world they want to see?.

EMILY PILLOTON-LAM, Girls Garage


2:00PM CT


IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT: WHY ROLE MODELS MATTER
Women can make a meaningful impact in girls’ lives. We help to shape who they are, who they aspire to be, and how they view the world around them. So how do we use our platforms to help keep girls interested, excited and confident about pursuing their passions and following their dreams in any field including STEM? This panel will focus on how we talk to girls about STEM in an inspiring and empowering way. We explore why role models and mentors matter – especially for girls and women of color.

DEANA HYDE, US Bank
SJ LUEDTKE, IndyCar
DR. SHANELL MCGOY, Gilead Sciences


3:00PM CT


READY FOR ANY FIELD: INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION IN STEM
Approximately two-thirds of girls are interested in science in fourth grade. However, something happens in middle school that leads to a sharp decline in girls’ participation in STEM. This panel, featuring young women who are already ruling the STEM world, will dive into being a young woman in a STEM field, the importance of keeping girls engaged in STEM, and ultimately, how we can work together to inspire the next generation of women in STEM fields.

MEDHA AIYAH, WEHack
SAMAIRA MEHTA, CoderBunnyz
SHANE WOODS, Girl Scouts

Moderator: DR. HAMARIA CROCKETT, SoFi


4:00PM CT


HACK WITH HADLEY
Play Like a Girl alum Hadley Hall is always the life of the party—whether it’s at camp, a softball clinic or a science experiment! We put her wit to the test with a fun, interactive STEM demonstration direct from main stage.

HADLEY HALL, Play Like a Girl Alumnae
TRINITY CHRISTIANA TERRY, Nashville Software School
DR. TERESA VASQUEZ, GoNoodle


4:30PM CT


NETWORKING
ONLINE in Zoom Breakouts


5 – 7:00PM CT


COCKTAIL PARTY
LIVE in Nashville

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AMBASSADORS

Through the simple act of mentoring, Play Like a Girl is inspiring a new generation of young women to see their futures differently. Be a part of the future we see for girls in Nashville – and play a role in inspiring it.

Play Like a Girl sponsors a select group of diverse women leaders to serve as the face of our brand. Play Like a Girl Ambassadors leading the summit are responsible for community outreach and engagement, venue preparation, general hospitality services for guests, social media management and so much more.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please reach out to caylin@iplaylikeagirl.org

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VENUE

Ozari

3816 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 601-1864

Complimentary on-site parking with valet.

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