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2023 HRWS Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Sept 27
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Location: 100-1 Club
Enjoy cocktails and light bites while engaging in a guided networking activity.

Thursday, Sept 28 
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast & Networking

Location: FruntRunner 
Begin your networking with a continental breakfast and beverages.

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome & Keynote

Location: FrontRunner
Kick off an inspiring day with a Keynote by Reagan Cannon, an international leadership speaker and coach with proven tactics and insights from over 20 years of experience at Fortune 15 companies, including executive leadership positions at Amazon and AT&T.

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking & Refreshment Break,
Book Signing

Location: FrontRunner
Purchase a signed copy of Reagan Cannon's book "The Cure for Career Quicksand"

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Panel 1: State of the Industry

Shannon Arvin - President & CEO - Keeneland (video address)
Britney Eurton - Horse Racing Reporter - NBC Sports / FanDuel TV
Joi Garner - Joi Garner, EVP & General Counsel, NYRA
Lisa Lazarus - CEO, Horse Racing Integrity & Safety Authority
Casille Batten, DVM - Equine Veterinarian - 1/ST RACING
Moderator: Millie Ball, Simulcast Host - XBTV & 1/ST RACING  

12:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote & Awards

Location: Chandelier Room
Keynote: Debbie Marshall, SVP, Client & Community Relations at PNC
Jane Goldstein Award Presentation: 2023 honoree Charlsie Cantey

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Panel 2: Running the Show

Location: FrontRunner

Ann Hall - SVP, Operations and Administration -DMTC
Jessica Paquette - Announcer,  Parx Racing
Amy Zimmerman - SVP & Executive Producer for Santa Anita Park
Claudia Spadaro - Horse Race Analyst, Hipica TV
Moderator:  Michelle Yu, TV Personality - Santa Anita Park

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

Location: FrontRunner

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Panel #3: Looking Forward

Karen Chavez - General Manager - New York Race Track Chaplaincy
Chanel Minnifield - Let’s Ride, Trainer and Equestrian
Catherine B. Iste - Chief Administrative Officer - Los Angeles Chargers
Annise Montplaisir - Executive Director, Amplify Horse Racing

Moderator: Christina Blacker, Racing Host, Analyst, & Reporter - FanDuel TV

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

Location: FrontRunner
Unwind and network with your Women’s Summit colleagues. Libations and appetizers included!

Friday, Sept 29
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Networking

Location: Baldwin Terrace
Begin your networking with a continental breakfast and beverages

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop & Think Tank

Location: Baldwin Terrace

An opportunity for rich roundtable discussions between attendees
guided by HRWS Planning Committee. Together we will collaborate
to identify a 2024 HRWS ‘Pillar of Priority’ that will lead to discussions
regarding women in the ‘workplaces’ of horse racing from barns to
farms to racetracks to executive offices and more.

1:00 p.m.

Live Racing

Option to stick around and enjoy live racing from the Chandelier Room

Download The Digital Program

Click below to download the 2023 Horse Racing Women's Summit Digital Program

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