Linqia Co-founder Maria Sipka to Speak at the Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit, Presented by Kimberly Clark

Inspirational female tech exec to present a session on mentoring women and men using The G.I.V.E. Code

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) JUNE 12, 2018 – Linqia, a leader in influencer marketing and performance content technology, today announces that its co-founder Maria Sipka will be speaking at The Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit, presented by Kimberly Clark. The event will be held at John Q Hammons on Thursday, June 21, as part of the NWA Championship Week in Northwest Arkansas.

Maria Sipka pioneered influencer marketing in early 2000 and is the visionary and co-founder behind Linqia. Maria is passionate about social impact storytelling, based on the belief that all ideas start with two things – emotional connection and inspired action. In today’s world, people are looking for ways to shift their emotions into action, looking for ways to manifest change.

The G.I.V.E. Code was designed to inspire people to become a catalyst for their dreams, shifting them into action and potentially impacting billions of people.

The G.I.V.E. Code stands for:

G – Start with generosity by rewarding unconventional emotion
I – Think infinitely, without boundaries, inspiring positivity and happiness
V – Come from a place of vulnerability by thinking about the individual. It’s about them, not you.
E – Infuse your goals with energy and ignite a positive mindset

About the Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit
The Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit is an annual event produced by the Northwest Arkansas regional chapter of the Network of Executive Women (NEW). The event has been expanded this year to include multiple speakers and rich content around the theme ‘Sparking Positive Change Together’. The morning is slated to include a keynote speaker, a discussion panel, and four Embracing Leadership Diversity Talks given by experienced leaders.

Event: NEW Northwest Arkansas Regional Learning Event
Date/Time: June 21, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Location: John Q @ Embassy, Main Ballroom, 3303 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, Rogers, AR 72758

Keynote Speaker:

  • Latriece Watkins – Walmart, SVP GMM, Consumables & OTC

Sparking Positive Change Panelists:

  • Moderator: Chris Lamson – Kimberly-Clark, Vice President, Global Walmart Team
  • Jerry Spencer – Walmart, Senior Vice President, Realty
  • Jacqui Canney – Walmart, Executive Vice President, Global People
  • Kim Underhill – Kimberly-Clark, Group President, North America

Topic Speakers:

  • “Mentoring Male and Female Leaders through the G.I.V.E. Code” by Maria Sipka, Co-founder and Vice President, Linqia
  • “Leading with Grace” by Celia Swanson, Retired Walmart Executive, author of “Gracious and Strong”
  • “Leading through Transformational Change” by Sandra MacQuillan, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Kimberly-Clark
  • “Leading with Confidence” by Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017

NEW members, emerging leaders, executives, men and women professionals who would like to connect with other professionals in the region are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit:

About the Network of Executive Women (NEW)
NEW is the leading advocate and advisor on women’s leadership in the retail/consumer goods and services industry. The national organization has more than 10,000 members and 100-plus corporate partners, more than 125 in-person and virtual events each year, and 21 active regional chapters. For more information, visit

About Linqia
Linqia combines the science and accountability of online media with award-winning service to deliver guaranteed influencer marketing results for our clients. As the first performance-based influencer marketing platform, Linqia is an effective and efficient way to achieve your brand’s goals, driving greater ROI across the path to purchase.

Founded in 2012, Linqia works with over 350 leading national brands including Kimberly-Clark, McDonald’s, Nestle, Unilever, and Walmart. Linqia is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Bentonville. For more information, visit