CNBC to Host Inaugural Changemakers Summit: Women Transforming Business on April 18 in New York

April 9, 2024

Half-day event to celebrate honorees from the first annual CNBC Changemakers list and highlight how they are reshaping business and redefining leadership

Event to feature U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Amalgamated Bank CEO Priscilla Sims Brown and Actress and Talk Show Host Drew Barrymore

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 8, 2023– CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the lineup of speakers for its inaugural Changemakers Summit: Women Transforming Business, taking place on April 18 in New York. The event will celebrate the ground-breaking honorees from the first annual CNBC Changemakers list, which recognizes a diverse group of women from companies and organizations across all sectors of the economy as well as government officials whose accomplishments have left a meaningful mark on society and are driving a new dynamism in the global business landscape.

CNBC’s Julia Boorstin, Sara Eisen, Sharon Epperson, and Melissa Lee will moderate discussions with several of the women named to the list as well as other special guests who will share inspirational stories of overcoming obstacles and showcase actionable ideas to achieve structural change within organizations and industries.

Featured CNBC Changemakers Summit speakers include:

Priscilla Almodovar, Fannie Mae CEO Svanika Balasubramanian, rePurpose Global Co-Founder and CEO Drew Barrymore, Actress and Talk Show Host Jessica Berman, National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated Bank CEO Ana Cabral, Sigma Lithium CEO and Co-Chairperson Jessica Chang, Upwards CEO and Co-Founder Cathy Engelbert, WNBA Commissioner Laura Modi, Bobbie, Co-Founder and CEO Geetha Murali, Room to Read CEO Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Baby2Baby Co-CEO Kristin Peck, Zoetis CEO Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Kate Ryder, Maven Clinic Founder and CEO Dr. Angela Shippy, AWS Senior Physician Executive & Clinical Innovation Lead, Global Healthcare and Nonprofit Norah Weinstein, Baby2Baby Co-CEO

Full Picture will support CNBC in planning and executing the CNBC Changemakers Summit.

Sponsors of the 2024 CNBC Changemakers Summit are ServiceNow, Acura, The Coca-Cola Company and 21Seeds Infused Tequila. To join the conversation, use #CNBCChangemakers.

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