Gwynne Shotwell, Stephanie Cohen, Cathy Engelbert, Diane Von Furstenberg

Speakers subject to change

As President and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and managing all customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 100 launches, representing more than $10 billion in business. Shotwell is a member of the SpaceX Board of Directors.

Prior to joining SpaceX, Shotwell spent more than 10 years at the Aerospace Corporation, holding positions in Space Systems Engineering, Technology and Project Management. She was promoted to the role of Chief Engineer of an MLV-class satellite program, managed a landmark study for the Federal Aviation Administration on commercial space transportation, and completed an extensive analysis of space policy for NASA’s future investment in space Transportation.

In addition to being named the 2018 Satellite Executive of the Year, Shotwell was awarded the AIAA Goddard Astronautics Awards as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Ralph Coats Roe Medal. Fortune Magazine placed Shotwell at #42 on their list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2018 and Forbes named her #70 on their list of Power Women in 2017. In 2014, Shotwell was appointed to the United States Export Import Bank's Advisory Committee and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council. Shotwell was elected to the honorable grade of Fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Through leadership in both corporate and external science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, Shotwell has helped raise over $1.8 million for STEM programs reaching thousands of students nationwide.

Shotwell received, with honors, her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, and serves on their Board. She has authored dozens of papers on a variety of space related subjects.


Stephanie Cohen is Goldman Sachs’ Chief Strategy Officer and an Ex Officio member of the Management Committee. She is also a member of the Partnership Committee, Global Diversity Committee, Firmwide Enterprise Risk Committee and Firmwide Finance Committee. In addition to running strategy and M&A for the firm, Ms. Cohen leads Firmwide initiatives like Launch With GS, a $500m commitment to narrow the investing gap for women, and GS Accelerate, an in-house innovation engine. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Cohen was Global Head of Financial Sponsor Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in the Investment Banking Division (IBD). Before that, she was sector captain for General Industrials in the Global Industrials Group and a member of the M&A Group in IBD. In 2008, Ms. Cohen managed Conflicts and Business Selection for IBD in the Americas. Prior to that, she was a Vice President in the Industrials and Merger Leadership Groups in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cohen worked in New York in the M&A department. Ms. Cohen joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 1999, was named Managing Director in 2008 and Partner in 2014. Ms. Cohen serves on the National Board of Directors of CollegeSpring and as a member of the Board of Quill.org.

In July 2019, Cathy Engelbert became the first-ever Commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), charged with bolstering visibility for the sport of women’s basketball, empowering the WNBA players, and enhancing fan engagement.

Prior to joining the WNBA, Cathy spent 33 years with Deloitte and in 2015, she was elected the first woman CEO in the history of a Big Four professional services firm. As CEO of Deloitte, she led one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States with more than 100,000 professionals. Over the course of her tenure, Cathy led a large transformation across the business by moving the firm towards emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, robotics and cloud, including securing ecosystem partnerships with large technology companies, and executing digital acquisitions. During her tenure, revenues grew over 30%, and Cathy drove a people-first agenda, including implementing a holistic well-being culture through programs like Deloitte’s 16-week family leave policy. Prior to her role as CEO of Deloitte, she led Deloitte’s audit practice. She was also on the Deloitte Board of Directors.

Cathy serves as vice chair of the Partnership for New York City, and a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable and Council on Foreign Relations. She has also had significant marketplace leadership roles, including serving as the first woman chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and, as a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion, as the first woman chair of the Catalyst Board, a global non-profit organization that promotes inclusive workplaces for women. She was also a founding member of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, and a member of the Business Roundtable, where she sat on the Education & Workforce and Immigration committees. She also served on the Steering Committee of the Fortune CEO Initiative, and as vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board. She has been listed as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women for four consecutive years, and is ranked on Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the 100 Highest Rated CEOs, and one of Fast Company magazine’s Most Productive People.

Cathy received a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University and is a member of its Accounting Advisory Board. She is married and has two children—earning her the recognition as one of Working Mother magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Moms for three years.

Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion designer, philanthropist and Founder and Chairman of the company that bears her name. In 1974, she created the iconic wrap dress, which became a symbol of power and independence for women all over the world and grew into a global brand. She acted as President of the CFDA from 2006 to 2015, and served as its Chairwoman from 2015 to 2019. In 2010, she established the DVF Awards to honor extraordinary women. Her memoir, The Woman I Wanted To Be, was published in 2014 and has been translated in six languages. In 2015, she was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. In 2018, she received the CFDA Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

She currently serves on the boards of the CFDA, Vital Voices, the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation, The Shed and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.