'Tribeca Film Festival #DaringWomenSummit' Announces Cindy Gallop, Julie Klausner, Donna Karan

Cindy Gallop, Julie Klausner and Donna Karan among trailblazing women set to speak at inaugural Tribeca Film Festival, "TRIBECA TALKS® DARING WOMEN SUMMIT, POWERED BY THE LI.ST".

The Festival's website describes the panelists as "creative minds who refused to take no for an answer, taking on outsized risks, despite the conventional wisdom." The festival is scheduled for April 20th, beginning at 10:30am. This is the inaugural year of the #DaringWomenSummit. Woman and Comedian, Samantha Bee will give the Opening Keynote speech.

The #DaringWomenSummit celebrates today's most influential women in arts and technology who have risen to the top of their respective fields by eschewing traditional career trajectories in creating their own paths. Allana Harkin, Producer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Rachel Sklar, Co-Founder of TheLi.st will also speak during the Opening.

Donna Karan attended Parsons School of Design, by age 25 she was the head designer of Anne Klein. Karan and her late husband, Stephan Weiss, founded Donna Karan International, launching the Donna Karan New York collection in 1985, DKNY in 1989, and a beauty line in 1992. According to The Fashion Law, her company went public in 1996, before its acquisition by French luxury titan LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton five years later. Follow @DKNY.

Julie Klausner is the creator, writer and star of the Hulu comedy series, Difficult People, which will return for Season 2 on July 12th. The star of Broadway's Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is among the long list of Difficult People Season 2 guest stars. Her first book, "I Don't Care About Your Band", was recently optioned for a feature film with Klausner attached to write the script. Follow @JulieKlausner.

Cindy Gallop's accomplishments include launching MakeLoveNotPorn at TED2009, in an attempt to squash the myths of hardcore pornography and to begin a dialog around how real people have sex. Follow @CindyGallop.

Below is the full list of speakers at the time of publication. Panel descriptions have been deleted for brevity. Get all the information, and your tickets ($150) at the "TRIBECA TALKS®" website.


10:35-11:10 | Opening Keynote Conversation

Samantha Bee, Host, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Allana Harkin, Producer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Rachel Sklar, Co-Founder, TheLi.st

11:15-11:25 | Interstitial | How I Built It: The Muse Story

Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO, The Muse

11:30-12:10 | Conversation with Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez, Actress and Activist
Interviewer: Kate Ward, Editor-In-Chief, Bustle.com

12:15-12:45 | Power of Podcasting

Laura Walker, President and CEO, New York Public Radio (NYPR)
Phoebe Robinson, Co-Host, 2 Dope Queens; Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, and Actor
Moderator: Anna Sale, Host and Creator, Death, Sex & Money

12:50 -1:00 | Negotiating Master Class

Cindy Gallop, Founder & CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn
1:45-2:25 | Creating Compelling Television That Resonates

Nahnatchka Khan, Showrunner, Fresh Off the Boat
Liz Meriwether, Creator and Executive Producer, New Girl
Julie Klausner, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Star, Difficult People
Moderator: Danielle Nussbaum, Senior West Coast Editor, Entertainment Weekly

2:30-2:55 | Cracking the Code - Hollywood, Diversity and Computer Science

Julie Ann Crommett, Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief, Google

3:00-3:40 | Making Their Own Opportunities Online

Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29
Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
Sophia Rossi, Co-Founder, HelloGiggles
Stephanie Laing, Creator, PYPO
Moderator: Lea Goldman, Executive Editor, Marie Claire

3:40-4:05 | Using Your Platform

LaLa Anthony, Actress, Entrepreneur and Best-selling Author
Mya Taylor, Actress
Moderator: Catie Lazarus, Writer, and Host, Employee of the Month

4:10-4:50 | Conversation with Donna Karan

The day long festival takes place in TriBeCa on Wednesday, April 20th. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information.