Simone Oliver

WOC in Business

Simone Oliver is the Global Editor-In-Chief of Refinery29, the leading media and entertainment destination focused on women. As Global Editor-In-Chief at Refinery29, now part of Vice Media Group, Simone is responsible for identifying and building impact-minded, insight-driven content and partnerships that speak to this powerful generation of women through the lens of culture, identity, and lifestyle. A cultural tastemaker and passionate content creator, Oliver has a wealth of experience in publishing. Prior to Refinery29, she spent thirteen years in various editorial and strategy posts at the New York Times, served as Digital Director at Allure and most recently on the Global Media Partnerships Team at Facebook and Instagram, where she led collaborations with magazines and lifestyle publishers. Oliver also serves as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse in New York journalism, teaching Social Platforms, Processes and Perspectives. She is a proud graduate of Howard University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, young daughter and son.

1:00 - 2:15 PM PST

March 20th Day 1

WOC in Business

It’s time to decode business. More than trim suits, pie charts, and Wall Street, business is a field for women too. Though vast and often confusing, business gives anyone the space to come up with a solution and share their vision of the world with others. Whether you’re a future entrepreneur, investment banker, or investor, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on what a career in business can have in store for you!