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A Moment That Turned Into A Movement TAKE A LOOK INTO OUR LAST 12 MONTHS.


SURROUND YOURSELF WITH ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO LIFT

YOU HIGHER. OPRAH WINFREY


A YEAR OF NEW BEGINNINGS 2015 was an amazing year for The Girls’ Lounge! It was a year of growth and change, as we evolved from intimate and engaging moments at trade shows to a global movement advocating for change on behalf of all working women. We couldn’t have done it without you, our valued partners and friends. You inspire us every day and we are committed more than ever to our journey together as we evolve the business ecosystem to embrace gender balancing and realize the true value and competitive edge it provides corporations. xo The Girls’ Lounge


5 5,000

Global

C-level Executive Women

campaign launches

are a part of the movement

40mil 39 People Reached

Girls’ Lounges

through our campaigns

since 2013


CES

January 6 – 9, 2015

Megan Smith, CTO of the U.S., gave an unplugged MAKERS Talk on the importance of girls in STEM and giving visibility to women in technology who have been written out of history. Girls in STEM 3D printed a prosthetic hand for a young girl. Our CMO Power Conversation was about “Cracking The Code to Doing It All.” Over 100+ women join us on our Girls Gone Walkin’ Floor Tour.


I’VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW

YOU MADE THEM FEEL.

MAYA ANGELOU


IAB

February 8 – 10, 2015 An unplugged conversation on “Diversity by Design”, and a confidence closet with Hollywood style secrets.


SXSW March 13 – 15, 2015 Our anti-bullying app was presented to the amazing Lizzie Velasquez. Female entrepreneurs in our Queen Bee pitch competition were given feedback and guidance on their ventures. Cat Greenleaf, host of NBC’s Talk Stoop, hosted interviews with celebrities on our stoop.


THE QUESTION ISN’T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT’S WHO IS GOING

TO STOP ME. AYN RAND


ARF

March 16 – 18, 2015 Our ashram “oasis” refreshed & rejuvenated our attendees. Our unplugged Power Conversation “Better Than Perfect” was about authenticity, owning who you are and being the best that you can be.


4A’s Transformation March 23 – 25, 2015 Our “Dare To Be A Girl” Power Conversation included special guest Maria Menounos. Vicky Vlachonis, healer to the stars, gave insights on stress healing.


“ IF YOU OBEY ALL THE RULES, YOU MISS ALL THE FUN.

KATHARINE HEPBURN


Cannes Lions June 21 – 25, 2015 “Girl Led Leadership”, it’s not about age, it’s about action was the topic of our Power Conversation. Our unplugged sessions focused on How to Break Through The Creative Clutter, How to Achieve Gender Equality in The WorkPlace & How to Manage Your Health. We also hosted an exclusive film screening of CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap.


The VA 3 Stop Tour VA Innovation Creation Series - Prosthetics & Assistive Technology Challenge June – August 2015 We partnered with the VA to host a summer prosthetic and assistive technology challenge, where we focused on the customization and personalization for female veterans.

Palo Alto VA Medical Center

Washington DC National Maker Faire

Richmond VA Medical Center


“ A GIRL SHOULD BE TWO THINGS: WHO AND WHAT SHE WANTS.

COCO CHANEL


Dmexco

September 16 – 17, 2015

Ask Her interviews were focused on sharing knowledge and supporting each other. Unplugged Power Conversation on “The Style of Leadership – Redefining The Rules”.


Advertising Week September 28 – 30, 2015 Over 750 women joined us for our annual dinner where Iman hosted an unplugged conversation on confidence. Our Role Model Runway paired “today’s and tomorrow’s leaders” to walk the runway and exchange advice. The Girls’ Lounge Pop Up Bus hosted “Ask Her” interviews.


WHAT YOU LACK IN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, YOU MAKE UP FOR IN CONFIDENCE. - MARI KIM, RUBICON PROJECT

“TRUST YOUR GUT. THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS WITHIN YOURSELF. - MARTA, AOL

I BRING MY VOICE TO THE TABLE AND CONSISTENTLY SHOWCASE MY STRENGTHS - JOANNA, IBM INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE


Forbes Under 30 Summit October 5 – 6, 2015

We helped women create their “digital resumes”. We 3D printed personalized coverlets for female prosthetics. Confidence coaching focused on finding your “Intuitive Compass” and we shared stories on how to “Skirt The Rules”.


The Girls’ Lounge Gives Back October 9 – 11, 2015 A weekend retreat with 40 girls from around the world to connect, discover their confidence, lift each other up and have unplugged conversations. We hosted an “Ask Her” session where the girls asked female executives unplugged questions related to career, work life balance and confidence.


ANA Masters of Marketing October 14 – 16, 2015

An unplugged “Power Conversation” on Skirting The Rules .. with special guest, Jill Kargman, author, writer and star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”. Ask Her Interviews where women shared real stories & advice. Ask The Organizer conversation about organizing tips & tricks.


International Day of the Girl October 11, 2015 ​​ The Girls’ Lounge partnered with Barneys New York and First Lady Michelle Obama’s organization, Let Girls Learn, to celebrate IDG. We launched a global campaign, asking people to answers: “Anything is possible when...#GirlPossible.” Our message and campaign was shared on the windows of 15 Barneys New York stores across the country and on digital billboards in Times Square. We hosted a Girls’ Lounge where Megan Smith, CTO of the U.S. and Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the U.S., discussed the importance of sharing and celebrating the stories of women who have made a difference in history.


The Girls’ Lounge Goes to the White House December 16 – 18th, 2015 Over 35 female executives joined us in Washington D.C. for important conversations about the wage gap and creating gender balanced companies with Megan Smith, CTO for the U.S., and Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the U.S. Our first day began with a tour of the White House followed by a roundtable solutions dinner. The following day we toured The Bureau of Engraving and Printing and The U.S Department of the Treasury where we had an insightful discussion about closing the wage gap.


NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. INDEED, IT’S THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS.

MARGARET MEAD


Our plans for 2016 are even bigger and bolder. From our Femenism campaign, to the development and launch of our Modern Manifesto of Femenism, and over 10 planned Girls’ Lounges at industry conferences, we are destined to have an amazing year. Let the journey continue as we work to create meaningful change for this and future generations of women.

#confidenceisbeautiful


EOY 2015 / The Girls' Lounge