On Nov. 13 and 14, Fortune convened our fourth annual Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. The gathering drew startup founders, top Fortune 500 execs, political operators, and philanthropists—not to mention an Olympian, a pop phenom, and a rising star of the NASCAR circuit. But while the women who took the stage hailed from vastly different backgrounds, their purpose was the same: to share knowledge, ideas, and inspiration.
From #MeToo to what now
Sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement are dominating conversations everywhere, and Next Gen was no different. Evertoon CEO and founder Niniane Wang, for one, called for an end to corporate nondisclosure agreements, saying, “Don’t use NDAs to silence women.” Other calls to action: Believe those who come forward—and hire more women. Read more.
Let the games begin
Liza Landsman, president of Jet.com, talked about the ins and outs of integrating the startup into Walmart (wmt)—which acquired Jet in 2016. (Pros: massive scale; cons: culture clash.) Landsman also weighed in on how Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is changing the face of retail. The move proves that even the digital behemoth believes in the importance of bricks and mortar, she said: “I feel like they’re playing our game now.” Read more.