2020 Speakers


Keynotes


Awkwafina

Awkwafina

 AWKWAFINA is an award-winning Asian-American writer, actress and rapper. Her “government name” is Nora Lum. Most recently, Lum earned... Read Full Bio
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize winning, New York Times number one ... Read Full Bio
Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

ALICIA KEYS is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, musician, producer, an accomplished act... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Mariana Atencio

Mariana Atencio

MARIANA ATENCIO is a Peabody award–winning journalist, author and speaker, included in AdWeek’s “Young Influentials”, as well ... Read Full Bio
Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin

RITU BHASIN is president of bhasin consulting inc., and an award-winning speaker, author, and globally recognized expert in diversity and inclu... Read Full Bio
Rachel Cargle

Rachel Cargle

RACHEL CARGLE is an activist, public academic, speaker, writer, and a prominent and provocative voice in intersectional and inclusive feminism.... Read Full Bio
Dr. Lisa Damour

Dr. Lisa Damour

DR. LISA DAMOUR is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association for her work on stress and anxiety. She is a sought... Read Full Bio
Dan Heath

Dan Heath

DAN HEATH co-wrote four of the most-loved business books of the past decade, including Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and Read Full Bio
Admiral Michelle J. Howard

Admiral Michelle J. Howard

ADMIRAL MICHELLE J. HOWARD was the first female U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral. A ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Nav... Read Full Bio
Laura Huang

Laura Huang

LAURA HUANG is the MBA Class of 1954 associate professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. Her research examines inter... Read Full Bio
Debby Irving

Debby Irving

DEBBY IRVING brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for twenty five years with... Read Full Bio
Tania Katan

Tania Katan

TANIA KATAN is the CEO of Creative Trespassing, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the globally viral campaign #ItWas... Read Full Bio
Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land

STEPHANIE LAND is the author of the bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. She recounts ... Read Full Bio
Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols

LISA NICHOLS is founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc., and one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as wel... Read Full Bio
Caroline A. Wanga

Caroline A. Wanga

CAROLINE A. WANGA is currently the interim chief executive officer of Essence Communications Inc., an independe... Read Full Bio

Session Hosts


Annie Marie Bernard

Annie Marie Bernard

ANNIE MARIE BERNARD is a senior vice president and senior director of human resources at MFS Investment Managem... Read Full Bio
Colleen Beauregard

Colleen Beauregard

COLLEEN BEAUREGARD is head of global R&D communications at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and a member... Read Full Bio
Romina Bongiovanni

Romina Bongiovanni

ROMINA BONGIOVANNI is head of global communications at New Balance. She leads communications strategies that dr... Read Full Bio
Naeemah Elias

Naeemah Elias

NAEEMAH ELIAS is a managing director in the talent marketplace, responsible for driving internal mobility at St... Read Full Bio
Burcu Eryilmaz

Burcu Eryilmaz

BURCU ERYILMAZ is head of US business operations and shared services for Sanofi Genzyme. Leveraging over twenty... Read Full Bio
Mariana Fagnilli

Mariana Fagnilli

MIRIANA FAGNILLI is vice president, global office of diversity and inclusion at Liberty Mutual. She is a human ... Read Full Bio
Meeta Gulyani

Meeta Gulyani

MEETA GULYANI is head of strategy, business development, and transformation at MilliporeSigma. She was previous... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Merredew

Jennifer Merredew

JEN MERREDEW is the senior director of global marketing at Akamai Technologies.  Read Full Bio
Alice Monteiro

Alice Monteiro

ALICE MONTEIRO is head of talent acquisition and diversity, equity, & inclusion at Ocean Spray. She leads O... Read Full Bio
Stephanie Walton

Stephanie Walton

STEPHANIE WALTON is DVP of operations, where she leads a team of over 100 associates in five functional areas: ... Read Full Bio

Spotlight Interviews


Alisha A. Alaimo

Alisha A. Alaimo

ALISHA A. ALAIMO is president of Biogen, U.S. Organization, and a board member of the Biogen Foundation. Alaimo... Read Full Bio
Dantaya Williams

Dantaya Williams

DANTAYA WILLIAMS is the chief human resources officer at Raytheon Technologies. She is responsible for the comp... Read Full Bio
Esther Ayorinde

Esther Ayorinde

ESTHER AYORINDE is senior director of CX Go-to-Market at Cisco. Ayorinde is a fourteen-year Cisco Sales and Go-... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Lounds Foster

Kimberly Lounds Foster

KIMBERLY LOUNDS FOSTER is senior vice president of the global supply chain at Bristol Myers Squibb. She joined ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Garsha

Michelle Garsha

MICHELLE GARSHA is vice president, global women’s health diagnostics at Hologic.  Read Full Bio
Carole Huntsman

Carole Huntsman

CAROLE HUNTSMAN is the North America head of Sanofi Genzyme and US country lead. In her role as country lead, s... Read Full Bio
Wendy John

Wendy John

WENDY JOHN is the head of global diversity and inclusion for Fidelity  Read Full Bio
Christine Maroulis

Christine Maroulis

CHRISTINE MAROULIS is currently the director of U.S. payer relations for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) me... Read Full Bio
Julia McCarthy

Julia McCarthy

JULIA McCARTHY is the executive vice president and head of client experience for State Street. She has more tha... Read Full Bio
Dr. Iva Morse

Dr. Iva Morse

DR. IVA MORSE is the vice president and head of BioProcessing, commercial Americas at Millipor... Read Full Bio