A new Makers conference will take place in less than a month with many notable names confirmed for the program.
The ninth installment of the event — produced by Makers, a Yahoo media brand and designed to foster a community focused on women’s equity in the workplace and beyond — will take place at the Beverly Hilton from February 27-29. It will feature a roster of women from the worlds of business, entertainment, technology, finance, politics and sports under the theme “Make the Future Now.”
Gwyneth Paltrow, co-founder of Lift Our Voices, Gretchen Carlson, comedian Leslie Jones, Studio One Eighty Nine Abrima Erwiah, actress and writer Riki Lindhome, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Action Fund , Alexis McGill, are confirmed for the program. August co-founder Nadya Okamoto, TV host Michaela Pereira, actress Karen Pittman, Lift Our Voices co-founder Julie Roginsky, former Netflix marketing chief Bozoma Saint John, lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights Hillary Schneller and soccer power couple and Re-Inc co-founders Christen Press and Tobin Heath.
New this year: Creators will kick off with awards honoring “incredible women” who have made strides in equity and impact. The first winner will be Bethann Hardison, a revolutionary black model turned activist. Hardison was the subject of last year’s documentary, Invisible beauty, which she co-directed with Frédéric Tcheng. She should attend the festivities.
“Makers was founded to inspire action and advance gender equity in the workplace and beyond. We know that equity is possible when women and their allies work together,” said Alicin Williamson, president of Makers and director of diversity and culture for…