BoxWorks 2017

The Blueprint for the Future of Work

2017 Box Women’s Network Summit

Sponsored by

Box's Women's Network

Box Women's Network is proud and excited to announce the first ever BWN Summit

The Box Women’s Network works within Box to provide access to resources, continued education and training throughout various stages of their career. At BoxWorks, the BWN has created a forum to broaden this mission to women from around the country and globe.

This event will kick-off on Wednesday night with a keynote presentation by Dr. Jill Biden and continue on Thursday with a fireside chat Valerie Jarrett and mentoring sessions with female leaders from across Silicon Valley and beyond. This rare opportunity to hear from women leaders in a variety of industries is not to be missed.

The BWN Summit will conclude with small group mentoring opportunities with leaders from the Valley and a panel discussion. Small group mentoring sessions will focus on balancing home and career at all stages - from the power of networking to negotiation skills to handling confrontation and the power of candor.

BWN Summit @ BoxWorks tickets are available during registration at no cost.

Wednesday, October 11

4:00 PMKeynote Presentation from Dr. Jill Biden
Dr. Biden will discuss women in leadership and how that shapes our collective experience.
5:00 PMPanel Discussion with Carrie Palin, Box CMO

Thursday, October 12

11:30 AMFireside Chat with Valerie Jarrett, Former Sr. White House Advisor and Stephanie Carullo, Box COO
12:15 PMNetworking lunch in BWN Summit Area
1:00 PMSmall group mentoring discussions
2:00 PMPanel Discussion with selected mentors and Carrie Palin, Box CMO
Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden

BWN Wednesday Keynote

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud military mom, and an active member of her community. With the February 2017 launch of the Biden Foundation, Jill Biden and her husband will continue their commitment to strengthening the middle class, protecting women and children against violence, and supporting community colleges and military families.

As Second Lady, Dr. Biden worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families, to highlight the importance of community colleges to America’s future, and to raise awareness around areas of particular importance to women, including breast cancer prevention, all while continuing to teach as a full-time English professor at a community college in Northern Virginia.

As a military mom, Dr. Biden understands firsthand how difficult it can be to have a loved one deployed overseas. Dr. Biden’s children’s book – Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops – was released in June 2012. Inspired by real-life events, the book tells the story of a military family’s experience with deployment through the eyes of Dr. Biden’s granddaughter, Natalie, during the year her father is deployed to Iraq. The book also includes resources about what readers can do to support military service members and their families.

Dr. Biden has been an educator for more than three decades. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she taught English at a community college in Delaware, at a public high school and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. Dr. Biden earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware in January of 2007. Her dissertation focused on maximizing student retention in community colleges. She also has two Master’s Degrees — both of which she earned while working and raising a family.

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

BWN Summit Thursday Fireside Chat

Valerie B. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Ms. Jarrett has worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She oversaw the Administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, and affordable childcare, and led the campaigns to reform our criminal justice system, end sexual assault, and reduce gun violence.

Ms. Jarrett has a background in both the public and private sectors. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, Commissioner of Planning and Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also served as the director of numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards including Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.