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Tuesday, October 16 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Panel: Raise the Bar: Using Your Voice to Make a Difference

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Moderated by Sandra Richards, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley.  Marianne Schnall, activist and author of “What will it Take to Make a Woman President?”will join veteran sports journalist and advocate, Sam Marchiano, as they talk with 2012 gold medalist in gymnastics, Jordyn Wieber, an outspoken voice for change. Ever wonder “what will it take” to make a difference? As a visible athlete you have a unique position inside your sport and out. Jordyn explores ways to be a vocal advocate, effecting change toward equity and reform in a number of issues. 

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Sandra Richards

Managing Director, Head of Segment Sales & Engagement Group, Morgan Stanley
Sandra L. Richards is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Head of Segment Sales & Engagement Group, National Sales in Wealth Management based in Purchase, NY.  She joined the Firm in 2007. Sandra’s role includes leading the Diverse & Multicultural Marketing efforts across... Read More →

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Sam Marchiano

Adjunct Faculty, Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Sam Marchiano, adjunct faculty at the Tisch Institute for Global Sport, is a journalist and advocate. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the New York Daily News among others. Marchiano is a founding member of the Board of Directors of both Equality League... Read More →
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Marianne Schnall

Founder and CEO, What Will It Take
Marianne Schnall is the founder and CEO of What Will It Take Movements, a media, collaboration, learning, event and social engagement platform that inspires, connects, educates and engages women everywhere to advance in all levels of leadership and take action. She is also a widely-published journalist whose writings and interviews with high profile... Read More →
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Jordyn Wieber

Gymnastics, Olympic Gold Medalist
Jordyn Wieber is an Olympic gold medalist and American gymnast from DeWitt, Michigan. The teenage-gymnastics-phenom caught the world’s attention by becoming the 2011 American Cup Champion, beating out the reigning world-all-around champion at the time. She went on to become the... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room B