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LeanIn Together with Melinda Gates

"My father always knew his work was going to be better if he could get that one woman mathematician on his team" - Melinda Gates' father was a very early adopter of the LeanIn Together movement, championing gender equality in the workplace. Interview at AOL HQ in NYC for AOL BUILD.

  • Robert Battle
    December 15, 11am EST

    Robert Battle

    December 15, 11am EST

    Robert Battle

    Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation's mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. A frequent choreographer and artist-in-residence at Ailey since 1999, Battle has set many of his works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, and at The Ailey School.
    Add to Calendar 12/15/2017 11:00 am 12/15/2017 11:30 am America/New_York Robert Battle BUILD Series NYC Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation's mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. A frequent choreographer and artist-in-residence at Ailey since 1999, Battle has set many of his works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, and at The Ailey School. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Nancy Buirski
    December 15, 12pm EST

    Nancy Buirski

    December 15, 12pm EST

    Nancy Buirski

    Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. Directed by Nancy Buirski, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning. The film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed.
    Add to Calendar 12/15/2017 12:00 pm 12/15/2017 12:30 pm America/New_York Nancy Buirski BUILD Series NYC Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. Directed by Nancy Buirski, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning. The film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Charity Lee, Carlye Rubin & Katie Green
    December 15, 1:30pm EST

    Charity Lee, Carlye Rubin & Katie Green

    December 15, 1:30pm EST

    Charity Lee, Carlye Rubin & Katie Green

    Charity Lee walks a fine line between love and fear of her son Paris. It’s been ten years since he killed her daughter and she is left questioning his chance at redemption and her ability to forgive. Directed by Carlye Rubin and Katie Green, "The Family I Had" peels back the layers to reveal a family history previously marked by intra-family violence as she embraces motherhood for a third time with a new baby boy. Widely varying accounts from family members concerning how this tragedy came about crossed with intimate family videos, diaries and other personal media render a deeply nuanced and complicated portrait of a broken family striving to overcome the unthinkable.
    Add to Calendar 12/15/2017 1:30 pm 12/15/2017 2:00 pm America/New_York Charity Lee, Carlye Rubin & Katie Green BUILD Series NYC Charity Lee walks a fine line between love and fear of her son Paris. It’s been ten years since he killed her daughter and she is left questioning his chance at redemption and her ability to forgive. Directed by Carlye Rubin and Katie Green, "The Family I Had" peels back the layers to reveal a family history previously marked by intra-family violence as she embraces motherhood for a third time with a new baby boy. Widely varying accounts from family members concerning how this tragedy came about crossed with intimate family videos, diaries and other personal media render a deeply nuanced and complicated portrait of a broken family striving to overcome the unthinkable. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Lyrica Okano
    December 15, 2:30pm EST

    Lyrica Okano

    December 15, 2:30pm EST

    Lyrica Okano

    Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. But what if they really were? When six L.A. teens stumble onto a terrible secret, they realize their parents have been lying to them all their lives. But what are their parents after? And why? While the kids investigate, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own. The parents close in on the truth just as the kids uncover a plan with devastating consequences. Now, this unlikely crew of teenagers must band together to stop their parents before it’s too late. Lyrica Okano, who plays Nico Minoru, swings by to chat about the new Hulu series, Marvel's "Runaways."
    Add to Calendar 12/15/2017 2:30 pm 12/15/2017 3:00 pm America/New_York Lyrica Okano BUILD Series NYC Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. But what if they really were? When six L.A. teens stumble onto a terrible secret, they realize their parents have been lying to them all their lives. But what are their parents after? And why? While the kids investigate, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own. The parents close in on the truth just as the kids uncover a plan with devastating consequences. Now, this unlikely crew of teenagers must band together to stop their parents before it’s too late. Lyrica Okano, who plays Nico Minoru, swings by to chat about the new Hulu series, Marvel's "Runaways." AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Daniella Monet
    December 15, 3:30pm EST

    Daniella Monet

    December 15, 3:30pm EST

    Daniella Monet

    Nickelodeon sets an intense, adventure competition against the lavish backdrop of Hawaii with the premiere of its brand-new daily series, Paradise Run. Hosted by Daniella Monet, the 20-episode series features three teams of kids competing against one another in a series of heart-pounding challenges as they vie for the chance to win the grand prize.
    Add to Calendar 12/15/2017 3:30 pm 12/15/2017 4:00 pm America/New_York Daniella Monet BUILD Series NYC Nickelodeon sets an intense, adventure competition against the lavish backdrop of Hawaii with the premiere of its brand-new daily series, Paradise Run. Hosted by Daniella Monet, the 20-episode series features three teams of kids competing against one another in a series of heart-pounding challenges as they vie for the chance to win the grand prize. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Trevor Jackson
    December 15, 4:30pm EST

    Trevor Jackson

    December 15, 4:30pm EST

    Trevor Jackson

    Actor/musician Trevor Jackson is involved in so many things! He recently starred in the second season of ABC’s “American Crime,” alongside Regina King and Andre 3000. The show was nominated for an Emmy last year for Outstanding Limited Series. His most recent EP, “In My Feelings,” garnered over 3 million streams, and after much anticipation, Jackson dropped the first single from his upcoming album which is set to be released next year. Now Jackson is starring in ABC's "Black-ish" spinoff, "Grown-ish." In the new Freeform series, Jackson plays a socially conscious sophomore at the college.
    Add to Calendar 12/15/2017 4:30 pm 12/15/2017 5:00 pm America/New_York Trevor Jackson BUILD Series NYC Actor/musician Trevor Jackson is involved in so many things! He recently starred in the second season of ABC’s “American Crime,” alongside Regina King and Andre 3000. The show was nominated for an Emmy last year for Outstanding Limited Series. His most recent EP, “In My Feelings,” garnered over 3 million streams, and after much anticipation, Jackson dropped the first single from his upcoming album which is set to be released next year. Now Jackson is starring in ABC's "Black-ish" spinoff, "Grown-ish." In the new Freeform series, Jackson plays a socially conscious sophomore at the college. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • The Kinsey Sicks
    December 18, 11am EST

    The Kinsey Sicks

    December 18, 11am EST

    The Kinsey Sicks

    Touring the US & the world for 24 years, The Kinsey Sicks return Off-Broadway with a deliciously blasphemous holiday musical, "Oy Vey In A Manger," as they try to sell their 2000-year-old manger before it's foreclosed. Crises arise, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface & mayhem ensues - in outrageous drag & glorious 4-part harmony.
    Add to Calendar 12/18/2017 11:00 am 12/18/2017 11:30 am America/New_York The Kinsey Sicks BUILD Series NYC Touring the US & the world for 24 years, The Kinsey Sicks return Off-Broadway with a deliciously blasphemous holiday musical, "Oy Vey In A Manger," as they try to sell their 2000-year-old manger before it's foreclosed. Crises arise, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface & mayhem ensues - in outrageous drag & glorious 4-part harmony. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Owen Campbell, Tessa Albertson, Sarah Mezzanotte & Luke Slattery
    December 18, 12pm EST

    Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Owen Campbell, Tessa Albertson, Sarah Mezzanotte & Luke Slattery

    December 18, 12pm EST

    Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Owen Campbell, Tessa Albertson, Sarah Mezzanotte & Luke Slattery

    Facing constant bullying, Abigail, an eternal outcast, escapes from her hostile surroundings at school by immersing herself in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When the girls’ intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy announces Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible” as their fall show, and casts Abigail over Melissa in the starring role, Abigail’s confidence blooms — but soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond the fantasy world she's constructed. The riveting debut of 22-year-old writer/director Quinn Shephard, "Blame" examines the indelible stain of rumor and suspicion in the contemporary suburban high school while delving into the psyches of the cell phone generation. Stars Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Owen Campbell, Tessa Albertson, Sarah Mezzanotte and Luke Slattery stop by to chat about the film.
    Add to Calendar 12/18/2017 12:00 pm 12/18/2017 12:30 pm America/New_York Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Owen Campbell, Tessa Albertson, Sarah Mezzanotte & Luke Slattery BUILD Series NYC Facing constant bullying, Abigail, an eternal outcast, escapes from her hostile surroundings at school by immersing herself in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When the girls’ intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy announces Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible” as their fall show, and casts Abigail over Melissa in the starring role, Abigail’s confidence blooms — but soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond the fantasy world she's constructed. The riveting debut of 22-year-old writer/director Quinn Shephard, "Blame" examines the indelible stain of rumor and suspicion in the contemporary suburban high school while delving into the psyches of the cell phone generation. Stars Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Owen Campbell, Tessa Albertson, Sarah Mezzanotte and Luke Slattery stop by to chat about the film. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY
  • Seth MacFarlane
    December 18, 5pm EST

    Seth MacFarlane

    December 18, 5pm EST

    Seth MacFarlane

    Best known as the creative force behind the animated sitcoms "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show," Seth MacFarlane is also a rabid music enthusiast, frequently using his shows for interpretations of his most beloved show tunes. The Grammy-nominated artist's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, "In Full Swing." MacFarlane wraps his rich, expressive baritone around 16 toe-tapping tunes he handpicked, utilizing his near encyclopedic knowledge of songs from the era. "In Full Swing" is irrepressibly upbeat about cupid's arrow finding its mark.
    Add to Calendar 12/18/2017 5:00 pm 12/18/2017 5:30 pm America/New_York Seth MacFarlane BUILD Series NYC Best known as the creative force behind the animated sitcoms "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show," Seth MacFarlane is also a rabid music enthusiast, frequently using his shows for interpretations of his most beloved show tunes. The Grammy-nominated artist's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, "In Full Swing." MacFarlane wraps his rich, expressive baritone around 16 toe-tapping tunes he handpicked, utilizing his near encyclopedic knowledge of songs from the era. "In Full Swing" is irrepressibly upbeat about cupid's arrow finding its mark. AOL BUILD Studio 692 Broadway New York, NY 10012 BUILD Series AOLBUILD@teamaol.com false MM/DD/YYYY

Brittany Snow

Last Call Pitches! See how Brittany Snow feels about the Bellas & "Pitch Perfect" coming to an end! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Ethan Slater

The star of "SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical" shares his approach to playing the beloved character! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas chats about the adventure it was filming, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!" (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Dan Aykroyd

Cheers! We sit down w/ the legend Dan Aykroyd & learn all about his pure Crystal Head Vodka. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Judd Apatow

True comedic genius! Hear what it was like for Judd Apatow to return to stand up. (Photo Credit: JP Yim /BUILD )

Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps & Mark Bridges

What was it like working w/ Daniel Day-Lewis on his last film, "Phantom Thread." Find out! (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Noah Galvin & Steven Levenson

"Dear Evan Hansen's" Noah Galvin & Steven Levenson discuss the hit Broadway show's evolution! (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Jason Silva

Check out our fascinating conversation w/ Jason Silva as we pick his brain on several topics!  (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Trina

Watch as Trina tells us all about her experience diving into the reality TV world. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Jodie Foster & Rosemarie DeWitt

We discuss technology & what awaits in the future with Jodie Foster & Rosemarie DeWitt. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Boone Smith

What better way to celebrate #BigCatWeek than w/ Boone Smith & a baby Bengal tiger?!  (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Todrick Hall

The fabulous Todrick Hall shares went into his new passionate project, "Behind the Curtain!" (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Laura Benanti

What's it like working with Amy Schumer & Steve Martin? Laura Benanti tells us! (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Miranda Cosgrove

You just gotta ❤️  Miranda Cosgrove! Hear what it's like working on the "Despicable Me" movies! (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Beanie Feldstein

The "Lady Bird" actress talks about the hit film, which received a special review. Find out from who! (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Rita Ora

No such thing as a bad picture for Rita Ora! The singer opens up about her Open Mic Project. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Ed Helms

From "Fake News" to his new comedy, don't miss as we talk all things with comedian Ed Helms. (Photo Credit: JP Yim /BUILD )

G-Eazy

G-Eazy gives us a sneak peek at what we can expect from his new album. Check it out! (Photo Credit: JP Yim /BUILD )

Aasif Mandvi

3 subjects ("Shut Eye," Trump & "The Daily Show") & 1 great convo w/ Aasif Mandvi. Watch! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Diane Kruger & Fatih Akin

Learn all about the powerful film, "In the Fade," from star Diane Kruger & director Fatih Akin! (Photo Credit: JP Yim /BUILD )

Rene Russo

Rene Russo has such contagious energy! Watch our amazing convo with the legendary actress. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Claire Foy & Matt Smith

What's it like portraying royalty? Find out when "The Crown" stars, Claire Foy & Matt Smith, tell us! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Neil Patrick Harris

How can you not love NPH, he's simply magical! Hear all about his new book & film. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Us the Duo

Us the Duo serenades the crowd with beautiful music! Watch the couple play a fun little game! (Photo Credit: JP Yim /BUILD )

Ashanti

From her new single to how she keeps her fabulous figure, we talk all things w/ Ashanti! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Christopher Meloni & Patrick Fischler

Happy is not enough to describe our mood when these two come to visit! Check out our chat! (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Leslie Odom, Jr.

The multi-talented Leslie Odom, Jr. tells us all about the new deluxe edition of his holiday album! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

Joe Keery

Two words...Hair goals! Joe Keery shares what it's like on the set of "Stranger Things." (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery speaks on "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" & her new series, "Godless." (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

J.J. Abrams, Ashley Bryant & Jonathan Fielding

Does "The Play That Goes Wrong" actually ever go wrong? Find out from this trio! (Photo Credit: Joe Russo /BUILD )

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