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Amy Nelson
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Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson is the President of a new Hudson's Bay Company, launching in September 2021. Amy joins HBC following a career in placemaking, community building and law. Previously, Amy founded and raised $30 million in venture capital funds to grow The Riveter, a community platform built for working women. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. She also served on President Obama's National Finance Committee where she co-chaired Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Additionally, Amy previously worked with President Carter's The Carter Center. Amy is the mother of four daughters aged six and under. She is a contributor for Inc. and the host of iHeartRadio's What's Her Story with Sam and Amy. Amy has been published broadly including in/on outlets like The TODAY Show, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Fortune's Most Powerful Women, Cannes Lions, Wall Street Journal's Women & Work, and SXSW.

Festival Events

Aug 21

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Female Founders

Female Founders

Stage: Jewel's Inspire Lounge

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2021 12:30pm - Aug 21, 2021 1:00pm

Since 2007 the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 58 percent! Come hear from powerhouse female founders (including singer-songwriter Jewel) on being part of this growth, and how they overcame obstacles on their way to personal and professional success!

Aug 21

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Stage: Jewel's Inspire Lounge

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2021 2:00pm - Aug 21, 2021 2:30pm

We spend 1/3 of our life in the workplace and it is a major source of stress and anxiety for most people. Shouldn't we spend some time making the workplace more friendly to ourselves? By addressing mental health issues in the workplace, employers can reduce health care costs for their businesses and employees.