Power Women Summit 2020 Recap – It’s a wrap on the WrapWomen's Conference.

In case you were wondering what the most influential women in production were up to this week, chances are they filled the virtual halls of WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit 2020.

Hosted as a free event, the goal of the Summit was to inspire and empower women in entertainment, media and technology in their professional careers and personal lives. This year’s all-virtual Summit provided three days of education, mentorship, workshops and networking around the globe – to promote this year’s theme; “Inclusion 360.”

Daily programming featured A-list speakers, morning activations led by fitness influencers, musical performances and more.

Take a peek at our WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit recap below.

WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit 2020 Day 1 Recap

Day 1 started with a body-positive yoga class led by author, advocate and entrepreneur Jessamyn Stanley.

After yoga, Sharon Waxman, Founder & CEO of The Wrap, officially kicked off the Summit by talking about the importance of diversity in the entertainment industry. “We need to do better,” she said in response to underrepresentation of women and minorities in writing and directing roles in broadcast TV shows.


The keynote address came from Anita Hill (Chair, Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality) and following programming included conversations with Robin Givens, Kyra Sedgwick and more.

Day 1 Breakout sessions included a diverse panel of young stars such as Storm Reid (Actor, “Euphoria”) discussing the next generation of Hollywood; a “Defining Your Career” session where Waxman interviewed “Black Bear” actress Aubrey Plaza; and a behind the scenes session with showrunners, creators and producers such as Elle Johnson, (Co-Showrunner & Executive Producer, “Self Made”) and Smriti Mundhra (Creator & Executive Producer, “Indian Matchmaking”).

View the full Day 1 lineup here: https://www.thewrap.com/pws-day-1/

WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit 2020 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 began with a virtual coffee and conversation session with Camila Alves McConaughey (Entrepreneur & Founder of Women of Today) and Carolyn Kylstra (Editor-in-Chief, SELF Magazine) and then transitioned to powerful mainstage talks with Abigail Disney, great niece of Walt Disney, and Regina King. 

Wednesday’s mainstage also featured panels on “Redefining Corporate Culture” and “Trans Representation in Tech & Media.”

The breakout sessions on the second day focused on inspiring the next round of boss babes in entertainment and media, with sessions on owning your worth, lessons on success and a session aptly titled “How to Be a Boss: Dealmakers, Deciders, and Disruptors”

View the full day 2 lineup here: https://www.thewrap.com/pws-day-2/ 

WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit 2020 Day 3 Recap

In case you thought the inspiration well runneth dry by day three, 74-year-old fitness phenom Joan McDonald had a 9 am morning workout to get your butt in gear, quickly followed by main stage conversations with Congresswoman-Elect Cori Bush (D-MO), Soledad O’Brien, Jameela Jamil (Actor, “The Good Place”) and more.

Day 3 breakout sessions included powerful talks with CEOs, actors, musicians, media execs, olympians as well as a special panel on how to make the world and our industries better and brighter for our next generation titled “A Letter to My Children” moderated by Tamron Hall.

View the full day 3 lineup here: https://www.thewrap.com/pws-day-3/ 

In addition to the sessions, The WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit featured industry mentorship with powerhouses such as Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jeannie Mai, Gina Torres and more. It also included a “Tell our stories” film competition with a cash prize of $10,000 and distribution on Starz Network.

The Summit was a beautiful alchemy of strength, creativity, inspiration, and hope for the production industry …a true reflection of who, indeed, runs the world.

Learn more about the WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit: https://www.thewrap.com/power-women-summit-2020/

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