Lauren Leader-Chivée at the BE Conference

Politics has filtered down into every section of American life, it seems — but some have found ways to energize their careers through activism.

A knowledgeable, civic-minded group of women gathered at The BE Conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday to discuss the relevance of political action in their jobs — and how they’ll mobilize through challenging contemporary times.

Famous filibuster star and former Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, decorated journalist Soledad O’Brien, All in Together CEO Lauren Leader-Chivée and Planned Parenthood EVP Dawn Laguens gathered at the inaugural BE Conference to discuss calls to action.

TheWrap Founder and CEO Sharon Waxman hosted the conversation, which touched on feminism, embracing opposing views and running for office.

The BE is a special gathering of influential women in Media, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology. The two-day event offers networking, workshops, panels and mentor sessions with top industry executives, thought leaders and creatives in a first-class setting for networking, mentorship and ideas.

The BE is a joint creation of TheWrap and the Mom 2.0 Summit, and was hosted at Austin’s Omni Barton Creek Resort and Hotel in Texas.

Lauren Leader-Chivee on the Issue with Issues–MediaVillage

Lauren Leader-Chivee on the Women’s March–CTV’s Your Morning

Lauren Leader-Chivée on Trump’s Transition–CBS News

Lauren Leader-Chivée on CTV’s Your Morning–Election 2016