AWS veteran executive, now Splunk President Teresa Carlson joined media maven Joanna Coles to host the 7th Annual Power 100 Lunch on Monday, December 6th, to bring together leaders of fashion, media, business and tech. Carlson discussed the importance of women coming together and how we can nurture the next generation of amazing women leaders.
Special guests addressing the crowd included Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), Sally Buzbee, new Executive Editor Washington Post and Dianna Berrent, patient advocate for COVID Long Haulers.
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, NIH lead designer of the Moderna mRNA vaccine concept, who discussed the making of the vaccine, was given a sanding ovation for her work in saving so many lives.
Other Power 100 guests included Anne Finucane, Jennifer Nason, Stephanie Ruhle, Anne Clarke Wolff, Kara Swisher, Nancy Dubuc, Nina Garcia, Brooke Garber-Neidrich, Deirdre Findlay, Jami Floyd, Kaitlan Collins, Olivia Nuzzi, Lis Smith, Margaret Hoover, Kris Coratti, Brandee Daly, Carol Melton, Kelley McCormick, Margaret Talev, Tara McGowan, Lisa Sherman, Catherine Hill, Desiree Gruber, Frances Stead Sellers, Katie Thomson, Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, Vanessa Cornell, Noopur Davis, Valerie Singer, Tiffany Dufu, Lila Feinberg, Heather Passarro.
Carlson was the leader of the public sector for Amazon Web Services before departing for Cloud company, Splunk earlier this year.
Coles is CEO of Northern Star Acquisition Corp., a tech investor and media maven. As the chief content officer at Hearst she lead the digital transformation of some of the most iconic women’s brands including Cosmopolitan magazine. Coles has hosted this celebration of women leaders for the past seven years, excluding the last two.