Speakers

Thank you to our amazing 2016 speakers

We are currently accepting speaker proposals for 2018 through May 1st.  Click here to learn more about speaking at the MA Conference for Women.

2018 speakers will be announced here beginning this Spring! 


Featuring


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton After nearly four decades of public service as an advocate for children and families, First La... Read Full Bio

Keynotes


Charlotte Beers

Charlotte Beers has combined her strong business insight with an innate Southern charm to become highly successful in the competitive world of ... Read Full Bio

Sophia Amoruso

SOPHIA AMORUSO is the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country. Amoruso is the creative ... Read Full Bio

Sara Blakely

SARA BLAKELY is founder and owner of SPANX, Inc. She founded SPANX in 2000 with $5,000 in savings. A frustrated consumer turned entrepreneur, ... Read Full Bio

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller in 1982 co-founded Vera Bradley, which quickly grew into an internationally recognized organiz... Read Full Bio

Dr. Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years stud... Read Full Bio

Tory Burch

Tory Burch is CEO and designer of Tory Burch, an American lifestyle brand. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, include... Read Full Bio

Susan Cain

Susan Cain is the author of the award-winning, New York Times best-seller, “Quiet,” and the record-smashing TED talk on the power of... Read Full Bio

Marla Capozzi

Marla Capozzi is a senior expert and a leader of McKinsey & Company’s global innovation practice. She was one of the founding creators of... Read Full Bio

Candy Chang

CANDY CHANG is an artist, designer and urban planner who makes cities more comfortable for people. A Senior TED Fellow, Chang is passionate abo... Read Full Bio

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony Award winner, SAG and People’s Choice Award nominee, New York Times best-selling author and re... Read Full Bio

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D. is a renowned physician, author, internist, and endocrinologist. He is the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and co-founder and chairman of ... Read Full Bio

Annie E. Clark

ANNIE E. CLARK is a co-founder of EROC, and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at... Read Full Bio

Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is the principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After 20 years as a classroom teacher, Wa... Read Full Bio

Viola Davis

VIOLA DAVIS is a critically-revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her intriguing and groundbreaking roles. S... Read Full Bio

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned historian who has been reporting on politics and baseball for over three decades. Goodwin is the autho... Read Full Bio

Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane is global chief strategy and marketing officer at Bank of America, and a member of the company’s executive management team.  S... Read Full Bio

Ann M. Fudge

Ann M. Fudge is the retired chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of marketing communications companies. Prior to Yo... Read Full Bio

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee is the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. She is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is f... Read Full Bio

Adam Grant

ADAM GRANT is Wharton’s top-rated professor. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and F... Read Full Bio

Tim Gunn

TIM GUNN is the Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s ”Project Runway,” where he also serves as one of the show’s producers. H... Read Full Bio

Carla Harris

CARLA HARRIS is a vice chairman, wealth management, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley.  Harris has extensive indus... Read Full Bio

Anita Hill

ANITA HILL is University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University. She is a vital leader in both the civil r... Read Full Bio

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of th... Read Full Bio

John Jacobs

John Jacobs is co-founder and chief creative optimist of the Life is good® Company. The $100 million LIG lifestyle brand spreads the power of ... Read Full Bio

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is all about spark and hustle at work, dating back to high school in Miami Beach where she joined her all-male debate team—and ... Read Full Bio

Gayle King

GAYLE KING is a co-host of "CBS This Morning,” and editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine. King previously hoste... Read Full Bio

Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie is the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One, which has turned into a global movem... Read Full Bio

Emily Nussbaum

EMILY NUSSBAUM is the television critic at The New Yorker. Previously, she was the culture editor at New York, where she cre... Read Full Bio

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o made her feature debut in Steve McQueen's Academy Award® winning film “12 Years a Slave.”For her portrayal as Patsey, Nyo... Read Full Bio

Kevin O’Leary

KEVIN O’LEARY was born to a middle class family in 1954. The combination of his mother’s family heritage as merchants and his father’s Ir... Read Full Bio

Shonda Rhimes

SHONDA RHIMES is the prolific writer, executive producer and creator of the hit ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," and "Scandal."  In addition to cr... Read Full Bio

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Out... Read Full Bio

Gloria Steinem

GLORIA STEINEM is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and she r... Read Full Bio

Meryl Streep

MERYL STREEP has portrayed an astonishing array of characters in a career that has cut its own unique path from the theater through film and te... Read Full Bio

Diane von Furstenberg

DIANE von FURSTENBERG entered the world of American fashion in the seventies, when she arrived in New York from Europe with a suitcase full of ... Read Full Bio

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is a versatile and fearless actress who continues to shine on both the big screen and small. A native of The Bronx, Washington... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Lauren Schadt Baker

LAUREN SCHADT BAKER currently serves as the First Lady of Massachusetts alongside her husband Governor Charlie Baker. Baker grew up in Westport... Read Full Bio

Roman Blanco

Roman Blanco is president and chief executive officer of Santander US. In this role, he leads all of the Santander Group's businesses in the Un... Read Full Bio

Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman is the vice president, marketing and sales development for Boston Globe Media, where she works to develop strategic consumer and bu... Read Full Bio

Lisa Buffington

Lisa Buffington is vice president of U.S. communications at EMD Serono, Inc. Buffington is responsible for driving and executing all aspects of... Read Full Bio

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY is global head of communications and corporate responsibility at MilliporeSigma. Her responsibilities include leading internal ... Read Full Bio

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY joined MilliporeSigma Corporation in September 2013 as head of communications, where she oversees the global strategy,... Read Full Bio

Jessica Crimmins

JESSICA CRIMMINS is the senior vice president of corporate communications for Santander.  Her role is to set strategic direction for building ... Read Full Bio

Patrice D’Eramo

PATRICE D’ERAMO is vice president of Americas marketing and communications with Cisco. In this role, she oversees more than three hundred em... Read Full Bio

Marian L. Heard

MARIAN L. HEARD is the president and CEO of Oxen Hill Partners, a Boston-based company specializing in leadership development programs and bra... Read Full Bio

Marian L. Heard

MARIAN L. HEARD is the president and CEO of Oxen Hill Partners, a Boston-based company specializing in leadership development programs and bran... Read Full Bio

Linda Pizzuti Henry

LINDA PIZZUTI HENRY is the managing director at the The Boston Globe. She is a co-founder of HUBweek, a fantastic collaboration between the Bo... Read Full Bio

Karen Holmes Ward

KAREN HOLMES WARD is the director of public affairs and community services. She also serves as host and executive producer of CityLine, WCVB... Read Full Bio

Kathy Horgan

KATHY HORGAN is executive vice president and chief human resources and citizenship officer at State Street Corporation. She leads all global f... Read Full Bio

M L Krakauer

M L Krakauer is executive vice president of human resources at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldw... Read Full Bio

Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen is VP of strategic talent acquisition at Cisco.  Larsen leads Cisco’s Global Recruiting & University Relations organization,... Read Full Bio

Jill Larsen

JILL LARSEN is vice president of talent acquisition, people planning and services HR at Cisco. Over the last two years, she has transformed Cis... Read Full Bio

Gloria Cordes Larson

GLORIA CORDES LARSON was elected to the presidency of Bentley University after a prestigious career as an attorney, public policy expert, and b... Read Full Bio

Gloria Cordes Larson, J.D.

Gloria Cordes Larson, J.D. is a prominent lawyer, public policy expert and business leader. She was named Bentley University president in July ... Read Full Bio

Michael Mahoney

MICHAEL MAHONEY is president and chief executive officer of Boston Scientific Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. M... Read Full Bio

Liz Matthews

LIZ MATTHEWS is the senior vice president of global brand and creative for Dell.  She is responsible for building and running the new Dell Te... Read Full Bio

Erin McSweeney

ERIN McSWEENEY leads EMC's global human resources practice, setting the people strategy to ensure that world-class talent drives EMC's success.... Read Full Bio

Glennon Doyle Melton

GLENNON DOYLE MELTON is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times best-selling memoir, “Carry On, Warrior,”and the ... Read Full Bio

J.C. Monahan

J.C. MONAHAN is co-anchor of WCVB's “NewsCenter 5 at 5:00,” as well as co-anchor of Channel 5's award-winning nightly news magazine "Chroni... Read Full Bio

JC Monahan

J.C. Monahan is co-anchor of WCVB-TV's “NewsCenter 5 at 5:00,” as well as co-anchor of Channel 5's award-winning nightly news magazine "Chr... Read Full Bio

Alison Quirk

Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is chief human resources and citizenship officer. She joined Sta... Read Full Bio

Maria Stephanos

MARIA STEPHANOS is a highly-regarded local journalist with more than twenty five years of experience as an anchor and reporter in New England.... Read Full Bio

Maria Stephanos

MARIA STEPHANOS is an anchor, WCVB Channel 5 and The 10 O'Clock News on MeTV Boston. She is also co-anchor of NewsCenter 5... Read Full Bio

Martin J. Walsh

MARTIN J. WALSH is a lifelong advocate for working people, and a proud product of the City of Boston. He was sworn in as the City’s 54th mayo... Read Full Bio

Lisa Walsh

LISA WALSH is the regional controller at EMD Serono, Inc. where her responsibilities include the oversight and strategic direction-setting of t... Read Full Bio

Karen Holmes Ward

KAREN HOLMES WARD is the director of public affairs and community services for WCVB5. She is also the host and executive producer of “CityLi... Read Full Bio

Karen Holmes Ward

Karen Holmes Ward is the director of public affairs and community services for WCVB-TV Channel 5. She is also host and executive producer of ... Read Full Bio

Karen Holmes Ward

KAREN HOLMES WARD is WCVB's director of public affairs and community services as well as host and executive producer of “CityLine,” the sta... Read Full Bio

Pamela Wickham

Pamela A. Wickham is vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Raytheon Company. As a member of the Raytheon leadership... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington specializes in two distinct forms of career transition: college students entering the workforce and women leaders entering exe... Read Full Bio

Beth Grous

Beth Grous is vice president, human resources and head of the Boston Human Resources Hub for Sanofi Corporation.  In her current role, she lea... Read Full Bio

Laura Orvidas

LAURA ORVIDAS has over 20 years of experience in general management and strategy. She is the vice president of the consumer electronics store ... Read Full Bio

Jamila Payne

JAMILA PAYNE is the president and CEO of Ideas Action Design and creator, of Daily Success Method™. The e-commerce business offers person... Read Full Bio

Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra  Aarons-Mele is the founder of digital cause marketing firm Women Online and its influencer network The Mission List. She is an Inter... Read Full Bio

Rekha Abichandani

REKHA ABICHANDANI, MD, MS is group vice president clinical development and therapeutic area head for oncology at Shire. She has over 15 years o... Read Full Bio

Jody Adams

JODY ADAMS is a James Beard award winning chef and visionary behind two of Massachusetts’ most well-known restaurants: Rialto, in Harvard Squ... Read Full Bio

Luvvie Ajayi

LUVVIE AJAYI is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A 13-year b... Read Full Bio

Katrina Alcorn

Katrina Alcorn is an author, consultant and expert on why women burn out at work. Her first book, “MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink,” ... Read Full Bio

Tiffany Aliche

TIFFANY ALICHE, also known as “The Budgetnista,” is quickly becoming America's favorite personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the... Read Full Bio

Maureen Alphonse-Charles

Maureen Alphonse-Charles is vice president of executive acquisition for City Year. In this capacity she leads the executive recruiting for leaders and fu... Read Full Bio

Isis Anchalee

ISIS ANCHALEE is an incredibly passionate autodidact and platform engineer at OneLogin, an enterprise identity management company. As founder o... Read Full Bio

Karen Anderson

KAREN ANDERSON is an award-winning journalist and member of WCVB's 5 Investigates, the station's enterprising and in-depth investigative unit... Read Full Bio

Patty Chang Anker

Patty Chang Anker is the author of the memoir “Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave” (Riverhead Books). The book was... Read Full Bio

Antoinette Antonio

ANTOINETTE ANTONIO is co-anchor of NewsCenter 5’s “Weekend EyeOpener” newscasts. Antonio is paired with Jim Lokay for the “Weekend EyeO... Read Full Bio

Andrea Ashford

Andrea Ashford currently serves as vice president of oncology marketing, US at EMD Serono.  Prior to joining EMD Serono, she most recently hel... Read Full Bio

Catherine Avgiris

CATHERINE AVGIRIS is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Comcast Cable. She is responsible for all functional, programmati... Read Full Bio

Marquesha Babers

MARQUESHA BABERS has served as an ambassador for the film “Girl Rising,” for which she spoke at ONE.org's Aya Summit in Washington. She has... Read Full Bio

Jessica Bacal

Jessica Bacal directs the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College, an independent women’s college in Massachusetts with students ... Read Full Bio

David Bach

David Bach credits his Grandma Bach as the woman who taught him almost everything he knows about money. She helped him buy his first stock at s... Read Full Bio

Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker is co-founder and vice president of programming for The Respect Institute, where she leads the development of programming and tra... Read Full Bio

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks

GLORIA MAYFIELD BANKSis an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and trainer, who has consistently beaten the odds to achie... Read Full Bio

Maggie Battista

Maggie Battista is the founder of Eat Boutique, an online magazine and gourmet market that discovers the best small batch foods by bo... Read Full Bio

Allison Bebo

ALLISON BEBO is senior vice president, human resources with Hologic. She joined Hologic in February 2015 with 15 years of human resources exper... Read Full Bio

Brenda Becker

Brenda Becker brings an outstanding track record of success to Boston Scientific with more than 20 years of governmental experience. Before joi... Read Full Bio

Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin is the chief national correspondent for “Yahoo News,” doing original reporting on social issues. She joins Yahoo after three ye... Read Full Bio

Ella Bell

 Ella LJ Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., is the founder and president of ASCENT‐Leading Multicultural Women to the Top, as well as an Associate Profe... Read Full Bio

Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett is an executive editor at Bloomberg News, directing special projects and investigations, and the former co-chair of the Pulitzer... Read Full Bio

Jessica Bennett

JESSICA BENNETT is an award-winning journalist and critic who writes about women, sexuality and culture. She is a contributing writer at the ... Read Full Bio

Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington specializes in two distinct forms of career transition: college students entering the workforce and women leaders entering exe... Read Full Bio

Blythe Berents

Blythe Berents comes to Merrill Edge® from Banc of America Investments, Hambrecht & Quist and Morgan Stanley and brings over 18 years of e... Read Full Bio

Blythe D Berents

Blythe D Berents is vice president, financial solutions advisor for Merrill Edge®. Previously, Berents was with Banc of America Investments, H... Read Full Bio

Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger is chief executive officer and founder of internqueen.com and author of the National Campus Best-Seller, “ALL WORK NO PAY: Find... Read Full Bio

Kate Betts

Kate Betts is an author and contributing editor at TIME magazine, where she has written about the worlds of style and design since 200... Read Full Bio

Mithu Bhargava

MITHU BHARGAVA is vice president, Americas presales for EMC Corporation. Her organization is responsible for evangelizing EMC’s portfolio of ... Read Full Bio

Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black has established herself as a true philanthropist and humanitarian through her commitment to eliminating poverty. In 2006, Bl... Read Full Bio

Cathie Black

Cathie Black is a well-known media executive, New York Times bestselling author and now an advisor, board member and investor in ... Read Full Bio

Lynn Blake

LYNN BLAKE is an executive vice president of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and CIO of global equity beta solutions. In this capacity, sh... Read Full Bio

Jenny Blake

JENNY BLAKE is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, ... Read Full Bio

Rachel Bloom-Baglin

RACHEL BLOOM-BAGLIN is head of external and executive communications at MilliporeSigma. In this role, she leads communications for the life sci... Read Full Bio

Lisa Bodell

LISA BODELL is the founder and CEO of futurethink. She is the best-selling author of “Kill the Company,” and her latest book, “Why Simple Wins.” A dynam... Read Full Bio

Iris Bohnet

Iris Bohnet is a professor of public policy, and the academic dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also the director of the Women and Pub... Read Full Bio

Eileen Howard Boone

Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility for CVS Caremark, the 13th largest company... Read Full Bio

Shree Bose

SHREE BOSE was the grand prize winner of the inaugural Google Global Science Fair for her work with drug resistance in ovarian cancer.  She is... Read Full Bio

Lydia D. Bowers

LYDIA D. BOWERS believes improving the world of work improves the world at large. She develops customized people operations strategies for com... Read Full Bio

Jane Bowman

JANE BOWMAN is the vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships for Boston Globe Media, where she works to develop new consumer and ... Read Full Bio

Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman is the vice president, marketing and sales development for Boston Globe Media, where she works to develop strategic consumer and bu... Read Full Bio

Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman is the vice president of marketing and sales development for Boston Globe Media, where she works to develop strategic consumer and ... Read Full Bio

Ruth Bramson

Ruth Bramson is CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Prior to joining Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Bramson was senior vice pre... Read Full Bio

Lisa Britt

LISA BRITT joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in March 2017 as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, responsible for leading o... Read Full Bio

Erin Brooks

ERIN BROOKS is Suffolk Construction’s vice president of community and employee engagement. In this role, she is responsible for the managemen... Read Full Bio

Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown is “infodoodler-in-chief” of a creative consultancy that uses applied game and visual thinking to solve problems. She was named... Read Full Bio

Liz Brunner

Liz Brunner is the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications. Leveraging more than 25 years of media and communications experience, expertise, ... Read Full Bio

Mike Bruny

Mike Ambassador Bruny is a conference networking speaker, certified life coach, author and bow tie model who works with conference bound profes... Read Full Bio

Adam Bryant

ADAM BRYANT conducts interviews with chief executives for Corner Office, a weekly feature about leadership and management that he started in ... Read Full Bio

Victoria A. Budson

Victoria A. Budson is the founding executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at Harvard Kennedy School. Budson founded ... Read Full Bio

Suzanne M. Bump

Suzanne M. Bump is the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, one of six constitutional officers in Massachusetts, and the first female elected to t... Read Full Bio

Karen Butler

KAREN BUTLER is vice president, clinical innovation initiatives with Fresenius Medical Care North America. A Registered Nurse with over twenty... Read Full Bio

Karen Cahn

KAREN CAHN is the founder and CEO of VProud Labs, a video company that created iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women, VProud.tv a ... Read Full Bio

Tracy Accardi

TRACY ACCARDI joined Hologic, as the vice president of research and development for the breast health and skeletal health division in September... Read Full Bio

Heather Campion

Heather Campion was appointed CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in March 2014, after serving for over 10 years on the Foundation...

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Nuria Canete

Nuria Canete is the staff executive to the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Raytheon Company, David Wajsgras. As the staff ... Read Full Bio

Beth Carlson

BETH CARLSON is vice president of global talent development for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Ray... Read Full Bio

Beth Carlson

BETH CARLSON is vice president of global talent development and organizational effectiveness for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 year... Read Full Bio

Beth Carlson

Beth Carlson is vice president of global talent development and learning for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to t... Read Full Bio

Beth Carlson

Beth Carlson is vice president of global talent development for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Ray... Read Full Bio

Nicole Castillo

NICOLE CASTILLO the co-founder of BeVisible, a career-building and social media platform for Latino M... Read Full Bio

Pooja Chandrashekar

POOJA CHANDRASHEKAR is currently a sophomore at Harvard University concentrating in biomedical engineering with a secondary in global health a... Read Full Bio

Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin has a wealth of experience and brand savvy expertise that extends across multiple food industry-related businesses, includi... Read Full Bio

Jodi-Tatiana Charles

JODI-TATIANA CHARLES is the director of small and diverse business engagement for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and is the primary p... Read Full Bio

Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, is the financial editor for NBC’s “Today,” host of “Cash Cal... Read Full Bio

Mallika Chopra

MALLIKA CHOPRA is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, “Living With Intent: My Somewhat Mess... Read Full Bio

Deborah Chud

Deborah Chud, MD was a medical educator and member of the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine for many years. Subsequently, she serv... Read Full Bio

Beth Clymer

BETH CLYMER is the executive vice president of Bain Capital. She joined Bain Capital in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s portfolio group... Read Full Bio

Carol Fishman Cohen

CAROL FISHMAN COHEN is the CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch. She consults to some of the world's largest corporations on developing career reen... Read Full Bio

Kara Cohen

Kara Cohen is the community service director for AARP Massachusetts.  AARP has over 37 million members nationwide, including more than 800,000... Read Full Bio

Dennis Colling

Dennis Colling has served as vice president for human resources for Partners HealthCare since 1994. He previously held similar positions at the... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Comeau

Elizabeth Comeau is the senior health and wellness producer for Boston.com.Prior to producing the health section online, Comeau did stints as a... Read Full Bio

Sara Conahan

SARA CONAHAN is the director of community and philanthropy at Suffolk Construction. She is responsible for the strategic direction and imp... Read Full Bio

Lisa Considine

LISA CONSIDINE is vice president of human resources for the Boston Scientific global endoscopy business, and a member of the Endoscopy Managem... Read Full Bio

Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D.

AMY COOPER HAKIM, Ph.D. is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the execut... Read Full Bio

Catherine Corley

CATHERINE CORLEY is senior vice president of global operations with Catalyst. She is an accomplished senior marketing executive and business le... Read Full Bio

Lisa Costantino

Lisa Costantino is chief financial officer at EMD Serono, Inc. where her responsibilities include the oversight and strategic direction-setting... Read Full Bio

Megan Costello

MEGAN COSTELLO is the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement for the City of Boston. She has worked for a variet... Read Full Bio

Steve Cox

Steve Cox is the senior director of Americas services field marketing organization at Cisco Systems, Inc. A seasoned professional who consisten... Read Full Bio

Denise Cox

DENISE COX is vice president of Cisco technical services for the Americas region. Her team delivers services that help custo... Read Full Bio

Theresa S. Creasey

THERESA S. CREASEY is the head of the applied solutions strategic marketing and innovation (SMI) team with MilliporeSigma. She oversees resea... Read Full Bio

Dina Creiger

Dina Creiger founded Choose To Be Nice in 2013 following the tragic Boston Marathon Bombings.  Wanting to always instill the importance of ki... Read Full Bio

Michelle Cully

MICHELLE CULLY is the CEO of Xpressman Trucking and Courier. She founded the company in 1993 and now has operations coast to coast with headqu... Read Full Bio

Asha Curran

ASHA CURRAN is chief innovation officer and director of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, which was rece... Read Full Bio

Bobbi Dangerfield

BOBBI DANGERFIELD leads global sales operations (GSO) at Dell.  In her role, Dangerfield is responsible for enabling sales productivity, busin... Read Full Bio

Wendy Darling

Wendy Darling refers to herself as a creative connector. From working as a mentor to high school teens, to serving as an artist-in-residence t... Read Full Bio

Laura Darrah

Laura Darrah Following the success of their first handbag ventures, Treesje and its offspring Joelle Hawkens, fashion entrepreneurs Sheila Naza... Read Full Bio

Paula Davis-Laack

PAULA DAVIS-LAACK, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, speaker, media contributor and a burnout preve... Read Full Bio

Annie Dean

ANNIE DEAN is the co-founder and co CEO of Werk, a platform of flexible work opportunities for ambitious women. Dean is a former corporate atto... Read Full Bio

Jeanne Demers

Jeanne Demers is the co-author and illustrator of “FLAWD: How To Stop Hating On Yourself, Others and the Things that Make You Who You Are.”... Read Full Bio

Shanna Deng

SHANNA DENG is the global VP of marketing for the surgical division at Hologic.  She joined Hologic in May 2016 as a senior marketing manager... Read Full Bio

Meredith DeWitt

MEREDITH DeWITT is principal of Meredith J. DeWitt Consulting, where she provides clients with focused strategic counsel, aligning their publi... Read Full Bio

Erica Dhawan

ERICA DHAWAN is the co-author of the new book, “Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence.”  She is a globally recogniz... Read Full Bio

Allene M. Diaz

Allene M. Diaz is senior vice president of managed markets at EMD Serono, Inc.. Diaz has more than 25 years of both U.S.-based and internationa... Read Full Bio

Alexandra Dickinson

ALEXANDRA DICKINSON is an entrepreneur who teaches people to negotiate. She’s the founder and CEO of the negotiation training and coaching c... Read Full Bio

Dawn Dickson

DAWN DICKSON is founder and CEO of Flat Out of Heels. She created the rollable flats out of necessity. In February 2011, Dickson was attendin... Read Full Bio

Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in New York. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Diller danced ... Read Full Bio
Ellen Dolgen

Ellen Dolgen

Ellen Dolgen is an author, blogger, speaker, health, wellness and menopause awareness advocate. For Dolgen, menopause education is a mission. D... Read Full Bio

Maggie Drake

MAGGIE DRAKE is co-founder and CEO of Bandolier. Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, Drake first brainstormed the idea ... Read Full Bio

Janine Driver

Janine Driver is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute, an elite certification program that offers award-w... Read Full Bio

Tiffany Dufu

TIFFANY DUFU is chief leadership officer of Levo and launch team member to Lean In. She was named in the Huffington Post as one ... Read Full Bio

Antonia Saint Dunbar

Antonia Saint Dunbar is co-founder and COO of THINX. Having grown up in a family of artists, entrepreneurs and musicians, Dunbar had an early s... Read Full Bio

Wendy Duncan

Wendy Duncan is senior vice president of marketing at Alex and Ani. She is an accomplished senior-level marketer with over 20 years of experien... Read Full Bio

David Duncan

DAVID DUNCAN, Ph.D. is a senior partner at Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm, where he leads the financial services a... Read Full Bio

Leigh-Ann Durant

Leigh-Ann Patterson Durant serves as associate general counsel at EMD Serono, Inc., a leading international biopharmaceutical<... Read Full Bio

Amanda Eleuteri

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Oz Garcia, Ph.D. is recognized as the world's leading authority on healthy aging. Dr. Garcia has lectured all over the world and has been a pio... Read Full Bio

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Camille Chang Gilmore was promoted to vice president, human resources, interventional cardiology and chief diversity officer of Boston Scientif... Read Full Bio

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Jackie Glenn

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JACKIE GLENN is a seasoned executive in strategic planning, human resources, talent development and diversity and inclusion. She is currently v... Read Full Bio

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Emma Johnson Seventeen-year-old Emma Johnson launched EM JOHN Jewelry in eleventh grade by creating charm bracelets, posting photos on Instagra... Read Full Bio

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Ross Kimbarovsky

Ross Kimbarovsky left a successful 13-year career as a trial lawyer to pursue his dream of founding a technology company by co-founding crowd... Read Full Bio

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PINAR KIP leads global strategic operations for State Street. In this role, she leads the organization that encompasses global custody, global... Read Full Bio

Julia Kirby

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Katherine Klingler

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Loretta LaRoche

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Loretta LaRoche has been a stress management consultant for over 30 years. Her unique approach is the use of humor as a coping mechanism, which... Read Full Bio

Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen is the vice president, global human resources for RSA, the security division of EMC.  RSA is a 3,000 employee division of EMC with... Read Full Bio

Jill Larsen

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Vina Leite

Vina Leite is senior director, human resources for the EMC Solutions Group. With 2010 consolidated revenues of $17 billion and approximately 48... Read Full Bio

Laurie Leshin

Laurie Leshin became the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in June of 2014. As president, she is committed to elevating W... Read Full Bio

Shirley Leung

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Bernadette Lim

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Nadia Lopez

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Christina Luconi

CHRISTINA LUCONI leads Rapid7’s strategic people initiatives as its chief people officer.  She is responsible for the entire employee lifecy... Read Full Bio

Courtney Lynch

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Barbara Lynch

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Shri Madhusudhan

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Nicki Maher

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Melissa Malamut

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Jo Malone

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Angela McClure

ANGELA McCLURE is the chief experience officer for Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the world’s largest fully vertically integra... Read Full Bio

Amy McCoskey

AMY McCOSKEY is a regional sales manager for structural heart and interventional cardiology with Boston Scientific. She leads a team of sales ... Read Full Bio

Imani McFarlane

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Dyllan McGee

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KELLY McGONIGAL, PhD. is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, in the Graduate School of Business and the Stanford School ... Read Full Bio

Kelly McKenna

Kelly McKenna is global head of State Street’s center for applied research, overseeing strategy and operations for the center. Her team is re... Read Full Bio

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Kelly McKenna

KELLY McKENNA is global head for State Street’s Center for Applied Research, for which she oversees strategy and operations. Her team has a g... Read Full Bio

Jami Wintz McKeon

JAMI WINTZ MCKEON is chair of Morgan Lewis. She directs the firm’s strategic growth and its s...
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Jessica McKinney

Jessica McKinney, PT, MS is director of women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, a Boston... Read Full Bio

Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon has spent three decades solving complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including George W. Bush, John... Read Full Bio

Cindy Meltzer

Cindy Meltzer is an experienced social media and community strategist. She is the founder and principal of The Social Craft consulting firm, wh... Read Full Bio

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Megan Wherry Menner is vce president and head of human resources international for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.  In this role she is respon... Read Full Bio

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DR. MYECHIA MINTER-JORDAN is president and CEO of The Dimock Center, the largest employer in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the second-largest he... Read Full Bio

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Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan is the president and CEO of The Dimock Center, a community institution serving Boston's Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan... Read Full Bio

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CAROL LEE MITCHELL is senior vice president leading the Bank of America account globally at Mastercard. In this role, she leads strategic effor... Read Full Bio

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Kristi Mitchem is a senior managing director of State Street Global advisors and head of the Americas institutional client group. In this role,... Read Full Bio

Rev. Irene Monroe

Rev. Irene Monroe is a Huffington Post blogger, and a syndicated religion columnist. She writes a weekly column in the home town LGBTQ newspa... Read Full Bio

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MARY BETH MOYNIHAN is senior vice president of corporate strategy and marketing at Boston Scientific. She oversees corporate strategy and resea... Read Full Bio

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CAROLYN MUISE leads the chief customer office, analytics and intelligence platform with Dell. Leveraging big data and customer sentiment, proa... Read Full Bio

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Valerie Mulhern

Valerie Mulhern is the vice president of human resources of the analytical instruments group of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. In this role, sh... Read Full Bio

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Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling memoir “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is:  A Seas... Read Full Bio

Betsy Myers

Betsy Myers is currently speaking and leading workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. In add... Read Full Bio

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BETSY MYERS is founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business. A dynamic speaker, Myers leads workshops around the w... Read Full Bio

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Sheila Nazarian Following the success of their first handbag ventures, Treesje and its offspring Joelle Hawkens, fashion entrepreneurs Sheila N... Read Full Bio

Janielle Newland

Janielle Newland is a human resources leader with 18 years of experience focused on global talent topics within the health, bioscience and fina... Read Full Bio

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CELESTE Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michi... Read Full Bio

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Susan O’Brien is one of the co-founders of Hail Merry Snacks. The native Houstonian and University of Texas at Austin design graduate started... Read Full Bio

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JENNIE ORRICO serves as Shire’s chief compliance and risk officer, with responsibility for all of Shire’s compliance efforts globally and ... Read Full Bio

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TRACY PITCHER serves as senior vice president of the Comcast greater Boston region. In this role, she is the company’s top executive respons... Read Full Bio

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JACQUELINE HORNOR PLUMEZ is an award-winning psychologist. Her 500 colleagues in the Westchester County Psychological Association have named h... Read Full Bio

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Christine Porath

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Colleen Richards Powell

COLLEEN RICHARDS POWELL is vice president and director of corporate citizenship and diversity with MFS Investment Management. In this role, she... Read Full Bio

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Karen Prange

Karen Prange is senior vice president and president, urology and women’s health for Boston Scientific, and a member of its executive committe... Read Full Bio

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Victoria Pynchon is the co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women which nests today’s most effective negotiation strategies... Read Full Bio

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Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is chief human resources and citizenship officer. She is respons... Read Full Bio

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Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is head of global human resources. She also is a member of State... Read Full Bio

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Cindy Ratzlaff was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list and Forbes Woman called her on... Read Full Bio

Aparna Rayasam

APARNA RAYASAM has over 19 years of experience in software engineering, working of some of the most challenging technical problems in the indu... Read Full Bio

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APARNA RAYASAM has over twenty years of experience in software engineering, working on some of the most challenging technical problems in the ... Read Full Bio

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Deborah Re brings more than 20 years of management, entrepreneurial and organizational development experience to Big Sister,... Read Full Bio

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PRECILLIA REDMOND is vice president and manager of organizational effectiveness and strategic project management services with Liberty Mutual.... Read Full Bio

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Marcy L. Reed

Marcy L. Reed is president of National Grid in Massachusetts.  She is responsible for the financial, operational and customer service performa... Read Full Bio

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Sharon Reilly is executive director of the Women's Lunch Place.  She is leading the charge to take the  organization to its next level of mat... Read Full Bio

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LINDSAY TIA REILLY is CEO of Lindsay Tia, a unique handbag line with a purpose.  For 24 year-old entreprenette Reilly, her creations are more ... Read Full Bio

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TAMI REISS leads the Cyrus team to deliver great results for our clients. She focuses on ensuring that Cyrus is a great development partner, gu... Read Full Bio

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Mia Roberts is responsible for recruitment initiatives, new collaborative partnerships and the creation and implementation of strategies that b... Read Full Bio

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ELIZABETH KOLB ROBILLARD has spent her career in tech startups. She is currently the vice president of business development and operations for ... Read Full Bio

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Anita Santos is currently serving as vice president of marketing for Tyco Security Products, a global billion dollar business unit, where she i... Read Full Bio

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ANITA SANTOS is currently serving as vice president of marketing for Tyco Security Products, a global billion dollar business unit, where she i... Read Full Bio

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Dan Schawbel is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wa... Read Full Bio

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ERIN SCHRODE is a green girl and ecopreneur. As the “face of the new green generation,” the co-founder of Turning Green promotes global sus... Read Full Bio

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LAURA SCHROEDER is director of the transducer technology group in global development engineering with Bose.  She oversees all aspects of Bose... Read Full Bio

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BRIGID SCHULTE is the author of the New York Times best-selling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when... Read Full Bio

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Alexis Sclamberg is a writer, speaker and media personality. A former lawyer, Sclamberg is now called “the self-help voice of her generation.... Read Full Bio

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LELSEY JANE SEYMOUR is a media entrepreneur and one of the industry’s most respected editorial leaders. She is creating an online club calle... Read Full Bio

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TRYNKA SHINEMAN is the executive vice president at Cimpress and president of the Vistaprint business unit. Shineman is responsible for the stra... Read Full Bio

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STACIE SLOANE has spent over 15 years helping marketing and business teams transform brand, customer relationships, and pipeline for enterpris... Read Full Bio

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Kristen Standish is the publisher of Boston magazine. She leads the sales and marketing team with new business ventures, creating full... Read Full Bio

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Sandra Stratford, M.D., M.S.c.

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Janet Strimaitis is managing director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. She leads the team that is responsi... Read Full Bio

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Mikki Taylor is the quintessential authority on all matters regarding beauty.  For 30 years, Taylor served as ESSENCE Magazine’... Read Full Bio

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Elizabeth R. Thornton is an adjunct lecturer of Entrepreneurship and the special assistant to the president for External Relations at Babson Co... Read Full Bio

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Elizabeth R. Thornton is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson Executive Education and adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurs... Read Full Bio

Lynn Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the vice president of Americas Channels at Riverbed Technology. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2014, Tinney served as the direc... Read Full Bio

Lynn D. Tinney

LYNN D. TINNEY is a successful technology executive whose career includes Cisco, Siemens, Compaq and IBM. Her roles include sales, marketing, ... Read Full Bio

Lynn D. Tinney

Lynn D. Tinneyis vice president, Americas Channels for Riverbed Technology. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2014, Tinney served as the director of... Read Full Bio

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Lynn Tinney leads the strategy team responsible for defining and implementing business strategy across the Americas services sales tea... Read Full Bio

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LYNN D. TINNEY is the vice president of Americas channels at Riverbed Technology. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2014 she served as the director ... Read Full Bio

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Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the Americas theatre. Her team coordinates and tracks performance a... Read Full Bio

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Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist and public speaker who focuses on the new stage of life that comes after middle age but before tradit... Read Full Bio

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Kam Unninayar

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Kimberly Steimle Vaughan is the chief marketing officer and chief people officer at Suffolk Construction and serves on Suffolk's executive mana... Read Full Bio

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Cheryl D. Vines is the vice president of national replication for The Family Center, Inc. of Somerville, Massachusetts. The Family Center’s m... Read Full Bio

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BARB VLACICH is vice president, global sales operations with Kronos Incorporated. In this role, she is responsible for the 3... Read Full Bio

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BARB VLACICH is vice president for presales operations with Kronos Incorporated. In this role, she is responsible for a team of more than 130 m... Read Full Bio

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Caroline Webb

CAROLINE WEBB is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her boo... Read Full Bio

Wendy Wecksell

WENDY WECKSELL is CEO of I Am That Girl, a global movement to transform self-doubt to self-love in students at high schools and colleges acros... Read Full Bio

Chrissy Wellington

Chrissy Wellington, being a division I athlete, knows first-hand how to balance a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle and strives to help gu... Read Full Bio

Dr. Jen Welter

DR. JEN WELTER became the first female to coach in the NFL when she joined the Arizona Cardinals as a linebackers coach in the summer of 2015.... Read Full Bio

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Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the founder of InfluenceExpansion.com, the... Read Full Bio

Kate White

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New York Times best-selling author of several influentia... Read Full Bio

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Pam A. Wickham is vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Raytheon Company. As a member of the Raytheon Leadership Team, she... Read Full Bio

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NICOLE WILLIAMS learned in her early life, that there is a connection between the job we do and the quality of life we live. Williams loves the... Read Full Bio

Dr. Oneeka Williams

ONEEKA WILLIAMS is on a mission to educate, empower and enrich the lives of children, especially girls, toward a greater interest in science, ... Read Full Bio

Carolyn Wintner

CAROLYN WINTNER is a senior vice president at Bain Capital Credit, where she specializes in making private debt investments in middle market b... Read Full Bio

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ALEX WOLF is a millennial branding strategist and founder and CEO of Bossbabe, Inc. She innovates fresh and original ways to connect with the ... Read Full Bio

Laura Vail Wooster

Laura Vail Wooster is vice president and head of marketing and communications for John Hancock’s insurance division.  In this capacity, Woos... Read Full Bio

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Laura Vail Wooster is vice president and head of marketing and communications for John Hancock’s insurance division. In this capacity, Wooste... Read Full Bio

Dr. Vonda Wright

Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She specializes in sports medi... Read Full Bio

Gwen Wunderlich

GWEN WUNDERLICH is CEO and partner of Wunderlich Kaplan Communications, and creator and partner of The Enternship. Wunderlich is a ... Read Full Bio

Jackie Wynn

Jackie Wynn is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the RSA global public sector team at EMC, which includes federal... Read Full Bio

Shalise Manza Young

Shalise Manza Young is an award-winning journalist who covers the New England Patriots and the National Football League for The Boston Glob... Read Full Bio

Shelley Zalis

SHELLEY ZALIS is CEO of The Female Quotient and founder of the The Girls’ Lounge, which support and mentor women to find their voice, embrace... Read Full Bio

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Linda K. Zecher joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2011 as president, chief executive officer and director, bringing with her a stro... Read Full Bio

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Randi Zuckerberg served as the marketing director for Facebook for six years, where she struck groundbreaking deals with ABC (for the first onl... Read Full Bio

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JAMILA PAYNE is the president and CEO of Ideas Action Design and creator, of Daily Success Method™. The e-commerce business offers person... Read Full Bio

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Kay Dempsey is the CEO of the Dempsey Companies in Atlanta, Georgia. The Dempsey Companies, founded 31 years ago, provides unique planning solu... Read Full Bio

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Jessica Donohue

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Jodi Euerle Eddy

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GWEN FISHER joined Shire in January 2012 and is currently head of U.S. commercial communications.  In this position, she leads a season... Read Full Bio

Patricia Florissi

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Lori Fontaine

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Sean Fullerton

SEAN FULLERTON, CFA® is a senior research analyst at the Center for Applied Research with State Street. In this role, he provides s... Read Full Bio

Greg Gale

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Hannah Grove

Hannah Grove is executive vice president of State Street Corporation and chief marketing officer. In this position, Grove leads the brand, medi... Read Full Bio

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Ronni Hargrove is the DoD market leader for Cisco Advanced Services, with Cisco Systems. She has twenty five years of professional experience i... Read Full Bio

Julie Haskell

Julie Haskell is managing director, global inclusion and diversity with State Street Corporation In this role, Haskell leads inclusion, diversi... Read Full Bio

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Dr. Todd Kashdan

DR. TODD B. KASHDAN is a world recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress and anxiety. He is professor of psyc... Read Full Bio

Jerome Katz

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Rita Kenahan

RITA KENAHAN is senior manager of professional education for Johnson & Johnson medical devices, where she manages nurse education initiati... Read Full Bio

Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney is best known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on the ABC hit TV series “The Drew Carey Show.” She has appeared in many movie... Read Full Bio

Kelli Kirwin

KELLI KIRWIN is senior manager for Americas global customer success with Cisco.  She is responsible for enabling the Americas partner ecosyste... Read Full Bio

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Joe Kowan is an assistant vice president and design director with State Street Global Marketing’s brand and client experience team, specializ... Read Full Bio

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KIM KRAMER is a financial professional with a distinguished career spanning over many years. She brings the perfect balance of big bank experie... Read Full Bio

Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane has an extensive background in organizational and executive development.  She is director of human resources for the North East reg... Read Full Bio

Jill Larsen

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JOSH LEVS is an investigative journalist and father of three who has long covered the health of American businesses and the economy. His new bo... Read Full Bio

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SUSAN VISSERS LISA is vice president of investor relations at Boston Scientific Corporation. She has over 25 years of diverse financial and he... Read Full Bio

Katherine Lucas

Katherine Lucas is managing director and head of marketing, North America with State Street Corporation. She is a managing director and she hea... Read Full Bio

Joyce O’Donnell Maroney

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Anne McClure

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SUSAN MEISINGER is a columnist, speaker and consultant on executive management issues.  She is the former president and CEO of the Society for... Read Full Bio

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STACIE POWELL is a member of the exclusive Global Graduate Rotational Program through State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). She participates in ... Read Full Bio

Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list and Forbes Woman called her on... Read Full Bio

Martha Rook

MARTHA ROOK is the director of the stem cell bioprocessing group in EMD Millipore’s process solutions business unit.  The group focuses on t... Read Full Bio

Rob Rosa

Rob Rosa is director, field operations, for U.S. Public Sector Services with Cisco.  Rosa leads Cisco’s Americas Services U.S. Public Sector... Read Full Bio

Meghan Scanlon

MEGHAN SCANLON joined Boston Scientific in 2014 as the vice president of global marketing for Boston Scientific’s endoscopy division.  In th... Read Full Bio

Claudia Schulz

CLAUDIA SCHULZ is manager of financial planning and analysis with Boston Scientific Corporation. She has been with Boston Scientific for more t... Read Full Bio

Seth Siegel

Seth Siegel is vice president of the Americas for Cisco Consulting Services, where he leads and executes Cisco’s consulting strategy across a... Read Full Bio

Monica Singh

Monica Singh is an experienced corporate attorney with large international law firm experience.  Singh currently serves as therapeutic area co... Read Full Bio

Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin is the founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances, a luxury lifestyle beauty brand, and co-founder and board president of New York Collab... Read Full Bio

Erika Strandell

Erika Strandell is director of global service provider services solutions management for Cisco. She leads services solutions development, servi... Read Full Bio

Candace L. Sutcliffe

CANDACE L. SUTCLIFFE is senior vice president and chief compliance officer for the Liberty Mutual Group.  Global compliance and ethics are res... Read Full Bio

Mikki Taylor

Mikki Taylor is the quintessential authority on all matters regarding beauty.  For 30 years, Taylor served as ESSENCE Magazine’... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Tierney

Jennifer Tierney manages life and long-term care distribution for John Hancock Insurance. She is also responsible for sales and the management ... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Tierney

JENNIFER TIERNEY is vice president of sales and distribution for John Hancock Insurance. She manages life and long-term care distribution, and ... Read Full Bio

Lynn Tinney

Lynn Tinney leads the strategy team responsible for defining and implementing business strategy across the Americas services sales tea... Read Full Bio

Lynn D. Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the Americas theatre. Her team coordinates and tracks performance a... Read Full Bio

Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang is a director in Cisco’s consulting business. Her specialty is coaching executive teams to sustain high performance with a dist... Read Full Bio

Laura Vail Wooster

LAURA VAIL WOOSTER is vice president and head of insurance marketing for John Hancock.  In this capacity, she oversees a team responsible for ... Read Full Bio

Meredith Verdone

Meredith Verdone is senior vice president, Enterprise Marketing & Market President executive at Bank of America, where she currently leads ... Read Full Bio

Heidi Vlasak

Heidi Vlasak is a principal product performance engineer at Boston Scientific, producing the product performance report with reliability data f... Read Full Bio

Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney is the HR VP for the Americas for Boston Scientific Corporation, a leader in medical device manufacturing and sales.  In he... Read Full Bio

Brie Williams

BRIE WILLIAMS is VP and head of practice management with State Street Global Advisors. She is responsible for developing SSGA's comprehensive p... Read Full Bio

Dave Wright

DAVE WRIGHT is the sales leader for Cisco’s global customer success Americas virtual sales organization for U.S. services sales – commercia... Read Full Bio

Lisa A. Wyman

LISA A. WYMAN is senior director and head of quality compliance and data analytics at Shire. She is an accomplished biotechnology and medical d... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Classroom Speaker


Dr. Jodi Ashbrook

DR. JODI ASHBROOK is a speaker, author, yoga teacher and entrepreneur. She owns and operates ventures that offer holistic wellness education a... Read Full Bio

Karen Bentley

KAREN BENTLEY is a best-selling author, and health educator. Since 1998 she has been a leader in the movement to create awareness about the dan... Read Full Bio

Jan Bruce

JAN BRUCE is a seasoned media entrepreneur with a proven track record in high-growth, emerging businesses and turnarounds. She has consistently... Read Full Bio

Sara DiVello

SARA DiVELLO is an acclaimed yoga teacher and author of the best-selling book, “Where in the OM Am I? One Woman’s Journey from the Corporat... Read Full Bio

Peg Doyle

PEG DOYLE is a nationally certified health coach, speaker, author, and educator. She understands the power of the body to heal itself and is d... Read Full Bio

Samantha Hand

SAMANTHA HAND is the government contracting and pricing compliance officer, medical device sector, Johnson & Johnson started her career in... Read Full Bio

Martina Jahrbacher

Martina Jahrbacher is the vice president of concept-to-consumer at Reebok International, focusing on the roll-out of Reebok’s strategy and bu... Read Full Bio

Christina Khoo

Christina Khoo is the director of global health science and regulatory affairs with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. in the department of global m... Read Full Bio

Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche has been a stress management consultant for over 30 years. Her unique approach is the use of humor as a coping mechanism, which... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Lea

JENNIFER LEA, BS, CSCS, CPT is director of facilitator development with Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute. As a performance... Read Full Bio

Dr. Julie Locklear

DR. JULIE LOCKLEAR is vice president for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) at EMD Serono, Inc. In this role, she directs the overal... Read Full Bio

Dr. Mary Mahony

DR. MARY MAHONY is vice president, fertility and endocrinology, in US medical affairs at EMD Serono. In this role, she is responsible for the ... Read Full Bio

Mary Mahony, Ph.D.

Mary Mahony, Ph.D. is senior medical director, fertility and endocrinology, in U.S. medical affairs at EMD Serono. She has more than 12 years ... Read Full Bio

Mary Mahony

Mary Mahony is vice president, fertility and endocrinology, in US medical affairs at EMD Serono. In this role, she is responsible for the medic... Read Full Bio

Dr. Mike Sokol

DR. MIKE SOKOL serves as chief wellness officer for Sanofi, a leading global health care and pharmaceutical company. In this role, Dr. Sokol is... Read Full Bio

Ebony Travis Tichenor

EBONY TRAVIS TICHENOR joined Boston Scientific in 1997, where she has had a long and successful career working with the sales organization.&nbs... Read Full Bio

Catherine Tucker Marshall

CATHERINE TUCKER MARSHALL is the director of global business development at Reebok Intl. as well as a seasoned fitness instructor in Boston.  ... Read Full Bio

Kathleen Tullie

KATHLEEN TULLIE is director of social responsibility for Reebok International. She is also the founder and executive directo... Read Full Bio

Dr. Paul Underwood

DR. PAUL UNDERWOOD is the medical director for interventional cardiology and structural heart department for the Close the Gap program with Bo... Read Full Bio

Small Business Boot Camp


Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin has a wealth of experience and brand savvy expertise that extends across multiple food industry-related businesses, includi... Read Full Bio

Susan Leger Ferraro

Susan Leger Ferraro is currently the chief innovation officer for The Lupoli Companies and its real estate division of Riverwalk Properties.  ... Read Full Bio

Jody Rodgers

Jody Rodgers set upon a career with the federal government, followed by a move to big-time beer business. Her disillusionment with corporate Am... Read Full Bio

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is all about spark and hustle at work, dating back to high school in Miami Beach where she joined her all-male debate team—and ... Read Full Bio

Jessica Nam Kim

Jessica Nam Kim is founder and CEO of BabbaCo, a parenting lifestyle brand centered on integrated solutions that are “simple. functional. sup... Read Full Bio

Ross Kimbarovsky

Ross Kimbarovsky left a successful 13-year career as a trial lawyer to pursue his dream of founding a technology company by co-founding crowd... Read Full Bio

Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee, known as coach Jenn Lee, is a national speaker, small business advisor, media correspondent and life coach. Lee isn’t letting anyon... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth R. Thornton

Elizabeth R. Thornton is an adjunct lecturer of Entrepreneurship and the special assistant to the president for External Relations at Babson Co... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Melissa Banks

Melissa Banks is senior director of product marketing breast imaging at Hologic, Inc. Melissa Banks from Hologic, Inc. will discuss the import... Read Full Bio

Andrea Ashford

Andrea Ashford currently serves as vice president of oncology marketing, US at EMD Serono.  Prior to joining EMD Serono, she most recently hel... Read Full Bio

Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett is an executive editor at Bloomberg News, directing special projects and investigations, and the former co-chair of the Pulitzer... Read Full Bio

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang is pastry chef and owner of Flour Bakery and Café. The first Flour location was opened in 2010 and features breakfast pastries, b... Read Full Bio

Lynya Floyd

Lynya Floyd, is the health director at Family Circle magazine, wellness expert, fitness enthusiast and award-winning journalist.  At ... Read Full Bio

Jessica McKinney

Jessica McKinney, PT, MS is director of women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, a Boston... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Heather Campion

As an award-winning executive having held positions in the financial sector, higher education and government,Heather Campion is committed to ch... Read Full Bio

Jody Adams

JODY ADAMS is a James Beard award winning chef and visionary behind two of Massachusetts’ most well-known restaurants: Rialto, in Harvard Squ... Read Full Bio

Iris Bohnet

Iris Bohnet is a professor of public policy, and the academic dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also the director of the Women and Pub... Read Full Bio

Liz Brunner

Liz Brunner is the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications. Leveraging more than 25 years of media and communications experience, expertise, ... Read Full Bio

Suzanne M. Bump

Suzanne M. Bump is the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, one of six constitutional officers in Massachusetts, and the first female elected to t... Read Full Bio

Nurys Camargo

Nurys Camargo is the regional director of external affairs for AT&T Massachusetts. In this role she provides community relations at the loc... Read Full Bio

Elissa Campbell

Elissa Campbell recently earned her credits as a national beauty at the age of 55, when she was named to People Magazine's “Most Bea... Read Full Bio

Heather P. Campion

Heather P. Campion is chief administrative officer of Northeast Bancorp, and its new internet savings bank, ableBanki... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr became the first baby born through in-vitro fertilization in the United States in 1981. Carr, who has spoken about fertility and... Read Full Bio

Robyn Carter, LICSW

Robyn Carter is the executive director of Room to Grow in Boston. She has dedicated her career to providing leadership and service in Boston h... Read Full Bio

Megan A. Costello

MEGAN A. COSTELLO is the executive director of the office of women’s advancement with the City of Boston. Her passion has always been in poli... Read Full Bio

Jessica Crimmins

JESSICA CRIMMINS is the senior vice president of corporate communications for Santander.  Her role is to set strategic direction for building ... Read Full Bio

Catherine D’Amato

Catherine D’Amato is president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. She runs New England's largest hunger-relief organization as an extre... Read Full Bio

Jeanne Dasaro

JEANNE DASARO is the founder of the Wonder Women of Boston network.  In this role, she helps women leaders, artists and professionals of diver... Read Full Bio

Kelly Dempsey

KELLY DEMPSEY is a self-taught fashion designer and contestant on season 14 of “Project Runway.” She is the founder and creative force behi... Read Full Bio

Wendy Duncan

Wendy Duncan is senior vice president of marketing at Alex and Ani. She is an accomplished senior-level marketer with over 20 years of experien... Read Full Bio

Joanne Dunn

Joanne Dunn is the executive director for the North American Indian Center of Boston. Her extensive experience spans more than 30 years of serv... Read Full Bio

Toni Elka

TONI ELKA is the executive director and founder of Future Chefs.  She has a rich and varied background in the arts, community organizing and y... Read Full Bio

Patricia M. Flynn, Ph.D.

Professor Patricia M. Flynn, Ph.D. is Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University, where she served as Dean of the McCa... Read Full Bio

Patricia C. Fry

PATRICIA C. FRY is the principal of Plymouth South High School. She has been selected for national recognition as Massachusetts Principal of th... Read Full Bio

Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of ... Read Full Bio

Erin Gates

Erin Gates is a Boston-based interior designer and founder of the popular style blog Elements of Style.  Founded in 2007, Erin Gates Design ha... Read Full Bio

Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison made history at the 2012 Olympics in London by winning the first Gold Medal by any American (man or woman) in the history of the... Read Full Bio

Kara Hutchinson

KARA HUTCHINSON is the director of strategic marketing for the Boston Celtics. Entering her ninth season with the Celtics, Hutchinson manages a... Read Full Bio

Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson was appointed as the fourth president of Cambridge College in May 2011.She is an accomplished civic and non-profit leader with ... Read Full Bio

Denise Kaigler

Denise Kaigler is senior vice president of corporate affairs & communications for Boston Scientific Corporation. In this role, she is respo... Read Full Bio

Christy Keswick

Christy Keswick has been the chief operating officer of Good Sports since it was founded in 2003 with responsibility for business development, ... Read Full Bio

Gloria Cordes Larson, J.D.

Gloria Cordes Larson, J.D. is a prominent lawyer, public policy expert and business leader. She was named Bentley University president in July ... Read Full Bio

Laurie Leshin

Laurie Leshin became the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in June of 2014. As president, she is committed to elevating W... Read Full Bio

Vivien Li

Vivien Li is president of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA), a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1973 by the League of Wome... Read Full Bio

Bernadette Lim

Bernadette Lim is a STRIDE Scholar and student at Harvard University studying human biology, women’s studies and global health policy. She is... Read Full Bio

Jo McChesney

Jo McChesney is an entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in consumer products and services across the wellness and parenting indus... Read Full Bio

Imani McFarlane

Imani McFarlane is an internationally acclaimed designer known for exquisite designs and for her preoccupation with “highlighting and enhanci... Read Full Bio

Julia Mejia

Julia Mejia has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, grassroots organizing and community outreach and engagement. She has honed her p... Read Full Bio

Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan

Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan is the president and CEO of The Dimock Center, a community institution serving Boston's Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan... Read Full Bio

Yvette Modestin

Yvette Modestin is a writer, poet and activist who focuses on shedding light on the Afro descendent experience in Latin America. She was born a... Read Full Bio

Rev. Irene Monroe

Rev. Irene Monroe is a Huffington Post blogger, and a syndicated religion columnist. She writes a weekly column in the home town LGBTQ newspa... Read Full Bio

Beverly Morgan-Welch

Beverly Morgan-Welch is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket.  With three National Histori... Read Full Bio

Liz Morningstar

LIZ MORNINGSTAR is the CEO of the Boston Public Market Association, the developer and operator of the Boston Public Market, which opened this J... Read Full Bio

Patricia A. Parcellin

PATRICIA A. PARCELLIN is chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. She is a senior executive with more than three decade... Read Full Bio

Dr. Esther Pearson

Dr. Esther Pearson is a Native American raised within the Native American and African American ethnicities and cultures. She is a mathematician... Read Full Bio

Catherine Peterson

CATHERINE PETERSON is the executive director of ArtsBoston, a nonprofit arts service organization with a mission to support and grow the arts a... Read Full Bio

Catherine Peterson

Catherine Peterson is the executive director of ArtsBoston, Boston’s largest and most high-impact nonprofit arts service organization. ArtsBo... Read Full Bio

Stephanie Pittman

Stephanie Pittman is the vice president of human resources at Boston Scientific, a global provider of innovative medical solutions that improve... Read Full Bio

Sharon Reilly

Sharon Reilly is executive director of the Women's Lunch Place.  She is leading the charge to take the  organization to its next level of mat... Read Full Bio

Lindsay Reilly

Lindsay Reilly creates more than just a bag, as founder of Lindsay Tia, she creates an experience.  Reilly started her business five years ago... Read Full Bio

Monica Singh

MONICA SINGH is an accomplished and driven corporate attorney.  She currently serves as an assistant general counsel at Sanofi, a multi-natio... Read Full Bio

Micho Spring

Micho Spring leads the firm's global corporate practice, as well as the New England region for Weber Shandwick. Her practice focuses on enablin... Read Full Bio

Micho Spring

Micho F. Spring is chair of the global corporate practice, as well as president of the New England region for Weber Shandwick. Her practice fo... Read Full Bio

Janet Strimaitis

Janet Strimaitis is managing director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. She leads the team that is responsi... Read Full Bio

Lynn Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the vice president of Americas Channels at Riverbed Technology. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2014, Tinney served as the direc... Read Full Bio

Josefina Vázquez

Josefina Vázquez is a self-described woman-liberationist. Since the 1980’s, she worked on both international and national efforts concerning... Read Full Bio

Pam Wickham

Pam A. Wickham is vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Raytheon Company. As a member of the Raytheon Leadership Team, she... Read Full Bio

Pamela Wickham

Pamela A. Wickham is vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Raytheon Company. As a member of the Raytheon leadership... Read Full Bio

Dr. Oneeka Williams

ONEEKA WILLIAMS is on a mission to educate, empower and enrich the lives of children, especially girls, toward a greater interest in science, ... Read Full Bio

Social Media Pavilion


Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra  Aarons-Mele is the founder of digital cause marketing firm Women Online and its influencer network The Mission List. She is an Inter... Read Full Bio

Mike Bruny

Mike Ambassador Bruny is a conference networking speaker, certified life coach, author and bow tie model who works with conference bound profes... Read Full Bio

Deborah Chud

Deborah Chud, MD was a medical educator and member of the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine for many years. Subsequently, she serv... Read Full Bio

Erin Gates

Erin Gates is a Boston-based interior designer and founder of the popular style blog Elements of Style.  Founded in 2007, Erin Gates Design ha... Read Full Bio

Alexandra Hall

Alexandra Hall has more than ten years’ experience covering lifestyle. While studying in Paris, she simultaneously wrote for The Internat... Read Full Bio

Allison Knaupe

Allison Knaupe leads client strategies for Hill + Knowlton Strategies’ digital and creative offerings. The group specializes in three areas: ... Read Full Bio

Cindy Meltzer

Cindy Meltzer is an experienced social media and community strategist. She is the founder and principal of The Social Craft consulting firm, wh... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable


John Ahtam

John Ahtam is a member of the graduate admissions team at Bentley University. He works actively in social media outreach for recruiting new stu... Read Full Bio

Tayla Andre

Tayla Andre is a Boston native and ravishing, renowned radio show host on the rise. She speaks to her passion for unearthing the processes, pri... Read Full Bio

Jessica Ashley

JESSICA ASHLEY content strategist, and author. She helps single moms thrive through transitions with grace, creativity and laughter (and maybe... Read Full Bio

Debra Askanase

Debra Askanase is currently the director of outreach at the National Brain Tumor Society, where she expresses her passion for creating a bette... Read Full Bio

Kate Bachman

KATE BACHMAN is an award-winning public relations professional with years of agency experience specializing in media relations, social media an... Read Full Bio

Nicole Blades

NICOLE BLADES has been putting her imagined worlds on paper since third grade as this curious kid growing up in Montreal. That curiosity landed... Read Full Bio

Bella Boutet

BELLA BOUTET is a social data storyteller, turning unstructured data into meaningful insights to inform business strategy. As a social media s... Read Full Bio

Bella Boutet

BELLA BOUTET is a social data storyteller, turning unstructured data into meaningful insights to inform business strategy. As a social media e... Read Full Bio

Colleen Bradley-MacArthur

COLLEEN BRADLEY-MacARTHUR has had a 15 year career in media, including broadcast, corporate, educational and marketing video production and pro... Read Full Bio

Emily Brutti

EMILY BRUTTI has been with Ocean Spray Cranberries for over ten years, and currently serves as the director of global brand communications. Sh... Read Full Bio

Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell has a long history of helping nonprofits find success online. After 10 years in the nonprofit sector as a development director a... Read Full Bio

Julia Campbell

JULIA CAMPBELL is a Boston native, who has been involved with the social good sector her whole life. From coordinating food drives as a child ... Read Full Bio

Casey Carey-Brown

CASEY CAREY-BROWN is an LGBTQ parent blogger, editor and writer living in Jamaica Plain. She is enthusiastic about new ideas and loves everythi... Read Full Bio

Bobbie Carlton

BOBBIE CARLTON is founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, She is an award-winning marketing, PR and soci... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr became the first baby born through in-vitro fertilization in the United States in 1981. Carr, who has spoken about fertility and... Read Full Bio

Juliana Casale

JULIANA CASALE is the content marketing manager at Nanigans, a SaaS platform for in-house advertisers. Her writing has been published on So... Read Full Bio

Monica Cost

MONICA COST is a Pathfinder, internet television host, author and speaker. Her unique Value Identification Process™, vision and ability to ex... Read Full Bio

Stacy DeBroff

STACY DeBROFF is founder and CEO of Influence Central, best-selling author, attorney and CEO of Mom Central.  She brings more than two decades... Read Full Bio

Jeanne Demers

Jeanne Demers is the co-author and illustrator of “FLAWD: How To Stop Hating On Yourself, Others and the Things that Make You Who You Are.”... Read Full Bio

Meridith Dennes

MERIDITH DENNES is a co-founder and the CEO of Project Eve LLC, a leading women’s lifestyle media company online including some of the web’... Read Full Bio

Stacy Doherty

Stacy Doherty is the founder and owner of Errands Etcetera, LLC, working hard to help individuals and small business owners conquer their ever ... Read Full Bio

Marsha Halperin Epstein

MARSHA HALPERIN EPSTEIN is president and founder of the American Nanny Company.  An accidental entrepreneur who segued from a tenured profess... Read Full Bio

Elaina Featherstone

ELAINA FEATHERSTONE oversees Her Campus's national PR and social media strategy, as well as cross-promotional partnerships. Prior to joining th... Read Full Bio

Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is a blogger, social media influencer and communications consultant. She writes an award-winning blog, aboomerslifeafter50.com, a... Read Full Bio

Michelle Hacunda

MICHELLE HACUNDA is a higher education digital strategist and communications professional. She has worked at private and public higher educati... Read Full Bio

Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy is an award-winning B2B marketing program and social media expert, speaker and syndicated blogger. She currently works as a marke... Read Full Bio

Kelly Hoey

KELLY HOEY is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes as “... Read Full Bio

Andrea C. Imafidon

ANDREA C. IMAFIDON is a certified life and startup business coach and consultant, who helps clients turn their dreams, vision and ideas into pr... Read Full Bio

Rachel Jellinek

Rachel Jellinek is a partner at Reflection Films, an award-winning video production company. Reflection Films produces marketing, fundraising a... Read Full Bio

Debra Kennedy

Debra Kennedy is the director of Executive Education for Bentley University.  Kennedy spent more than 15 years as an executive in the energy i... Read Full Bio

Carrie Kerpen

CARRIE KERPEN is CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning content studio that achieved Crain’s sixth Best Place to Work in NYC.... Read Full Bio

Adrienne Lavidor-Berman

ADRIENNE LAVIDOR-BERMAN has been building online communities for over 15 years. Currently she works at WBUR.org, Boston's NPR news station, on... Read Full Bio

Lauren Leader-Chivée

LAUREN LEADER-CHIVÉE is the founder and CEO of All In Together, a non-profit, non-partisan campaign dedicated to American women’s political ... Read Full Bio

Dana Lynch

Dana Lynch is founder of Aplify! and a marketing strategist. After working for 13 years as a corporate lawyer at some of the biggest firms in A... Read Full Bio

Joselin Mane

Joselin Mane is CEO of LITBeL Consulting, a new media marketing and event planning and training consultancy. She is also co-founder of BostonTw... Read Full Bio

Kerry H. McManama

Kerry H. McManama builds brands and businesses from the inside out. She believes if corporations want customers to behave or feel a certain way... Read Full Bio

Cindy Meltzer

Cindy Meltzer is a digital marketing consultant with extensive experience creating and growing highly engaged online communities using social c... Read Full Bio

Michelle Miller Groves

MICHELLE MILLER GROVES is a doctoral student in interdisciplinary leadership at Creighton University. As an adjunct lecturer of advertising, pu... Read Full Bio

Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell is general manager at Double Forte.  She heads the East Coast operations and digital practice group for a public relations and... Read Full Bio

Angela Pitter

Angela Pitter is principal and owner at LiveWire Collaborative, partnering with businesses to transform their passions into profits one fan at ... Read Full Bio

Courtney Rhodes

COURTNEY RHODES is CEO of Brandista, and Urbanity Communications. With over 15 years of experience in corporate branding, marketing, and advert... Read Full Bio

Emily-Anne Rigal

EMILY-ANNE RIGAL is the founder and director of anti-bullying organization WeStopHate.org. The 21-year-old was named as one of Newsweek'sRead Full Bio

Meghan Rothschild

Meghan Rothschild is an award-winning marketing and public relations professional. For the past seven years, Rothschild has worked closely wit... Read Full Bio

Roxanna Sarmiento

ROXANNA SARMIENTO is a digital strategist and blogger, as well as the VP of client services for Latina Bloggers Connect. She loves words and b... Read Full Bio

Jessica Severson

Jessica Severson has been blogging since 2001 in a wide variety of formats--an anonymous diary, an issue-centered site, a lifestyle blog, a boo... Read Full Bio

Kate Stamatakos

Kate Stamatakos is a senior social engagement manager at EMC, a leading provider of cloud, Big Data, and trusted IT solutions. As a social medi... Read Full Bio

Caty Trio

Caty Trio is the social media marketing manager for Bright Horizons. She is a social media strategist, digital marketer and blogger. Bright Hor... Read Full Bio

Diana Vertus

DIANA VERTUS is the founder and CEO of Exquisite Design Concepts, a boutique full service event planning, production and design firm serving no... Read Full Bio

Lena L. West

Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the founder of InfluenceExpansion.com, the... Read Full Bio

Nicole Williams

NICOLE WILLIAMS learned in her early life, that there is a connection between the job we do and the quality of life we live. Williams loves the... Read Full Bio

Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams is the founder of Sierra Tierra Marketing. Since 2009, shes collaborated with businesses and agencies on meaningful social... Read Full Bio

Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is the CEO of Dimare Group, a company specializing in online communications and conversational marketing. She believes that tod... Read Full Bio

Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is a social media brand strategist, business consultant and speaker, and the CEO of Dimare Group, LLC.  Having “been there a... Read Full Bio

Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. Zimmerman is a master at Instagram for Business. Also known as the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, she teaches entrepreneurs, bus... Read Full Bio

Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. Zimmerman has been a serial entrepreneur since she was 13 years old. She has built million dollar businesses stemming from her passion, ... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Taline Badrikian

TALINE BADRIKIAN is the founder and principal of Laveh Inbound Marketing. She architects and implements marketing “machines” to help grow ... Read Full Bio

Brenda Loan Baker

BRENDA LOAN BAKER is a partner with innerOvation, LLC. With over 20 years of sales, marketing and finance experience spanning many sectors, in... Read Full Bio

Kate Beeders

KATE BEEDERS is an internationally known business coach, specializing in helping entrepreneurs be in charge of their own destiny by discovering... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Benedict

Elizabeth Benedict is the founder and president of Elizabeth Home Décor & Design, Inc., a Boston based, full service, interior design firm... Read Full Bio

Lauren Bettencourt

LAUREN BETTENCOURT is brand communications manager for the global brand relations division at ALEX AND ANI. She works to ensure that the missio... Read Full Bio

Lauren Maillian Bias

Lauren Maillian Bias is a serial entrepreneur, named by Essence magazine to the “Class of 2013 African-American Shot Callers.” She is the... Read Full Bio

Anita Brearton

ANITA BREARTON is founder and CEO of CabinetM, a discovery platform that helps marketers quickly navigate the complex marketing technology land... Read Full Bio

Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin is the chief executive officer and serves on the board of Hail Merry Snack Foods, a gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO snack and r... Read Full Bio

Melissa Clayton

MELISSA CLAYTON is CEO and founder of Tiny Tags, an online jewelry store designing and creating personalized jewelry for mothers.  Tiny Tags ... Read Full Bio

Kim Dawson

KIM DAWSON began her entrepreneurial life early, selling arts and crafts door-to-door in her neighborhood at the age of seven. This mindset con... Read Full Bio

Liz Dean

Liz Dean is the founder, designer, sales manager, community manager, marketing manager and support manager for FitYap.com. She formerly worked ... Read Full Bio

Lindsay Denton

Lindsay Denton is the co-founder and development manager of FitYap.com. She works with the development team, feature requests, SLAs, FitYap's r... Read Full Bio

Maggie Drake

MAGGIE DRAKE is co-founder and CEO of Bandolier. Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, Drake first brainstormed the idea ... Read Full Bio

Donna Latson Gittens

Donna Latson Gittens is visionary leader with intuitive business insight and foresight. She has succeeded in building causemedia, recently rebr... Read Full Bio

Lisa Green

LISA GREEN is a lawyer and legal analyst. After earning her law degree at New York University, she was a litigator in private practice before j... Read Full Bio

Holly Hurd

HOLLY HURD is the founder of VentureMom.com, a web platform and national movement devoted to assisting moms in starting their own businesses.... Read Full Bio

Dr. Randy Kamen

RANDY KAMEN, Ed.D. is a psychologist and educator. She pioneered new territory in mind-body medicine at Boston University’s School of Medicin... Read Full Bio

Sharon Kan

SHARON KAN is the CEO and co-founder of Pepperlane, a place for mothers to start and grow their businesses and cultivate their entrepreneurial... Read Full Bio

Kimberly Kissam

Kimberly Kissam is co-founder and owners of Isabel Harvey, a fashionable jewelry and accessories company with a boutique feel.  In 2005, Kissa... Read Full Bio

Christine Koh

CHRISTINE KOH is a former music and brain neuroscientist turned Internet unicorn. She is the creative director at Women Online, a communication... Read Full Bio

Kara Lund

KARA LUND has been a voice and speech coach, college level educator, and film and stage performer for over 20 years. A professional singer and... Read Full Bio

Juliette Mayers

JULIETTE MAYERS is an entrepreneur, speaker and networking expert. She is the author of “The Guide to Strategic Networking” and “A Black ... Read Full Bio

Kim Miles

KIM MILES is the founder of Miles in Heels Productions. She is a successful businesswoman with a vibrant financial-advisory practice, more than... Read Full Bio

Cristen Tara Moore

CRISTEN TARA MOORE is first vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. She focuses on investment management for individuals an... Read Full Bio

Lisa Murray

LISA MURRAY is a communications and media relations strategist with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in creating sustainable brands... Read Full Bio

Sabina Nawaz

SABINA NAWAZ is CEO and founder of Nawaz Consulting. She is a renowned leadership coach who has advised hundreds of C-level executives in Fortu... Read Full Bio

Rita Ng

RITA NG is the founder and owner of Boston Bonbon, which she founded in late 2014 with $5000 in savings. Boston Bonbon specializes in making Fr... Read Full Bio

Kit Pang

KIT PANG is a public speaking coach, communication expert, TEDx and keynote speaker. He is the founder of BostonSpeaks. He loves to help indivi... Read Full Bio

Kirstyn Pearl

KIRSTYN PEARL is the founder and CEO of Seacoast Sweets, a rapidly growing boutique chocolate company launched during her time at Bentley Un... Read Full Bio

Gwenn Rosener

GWENN ROSENER is a co-founder of FlexProfessionals, a niche staffing and recruiting firm that matches companies looking for seasoned part-time ... Read Full Bio

Linda Rossetti

LINDA ROSSETTI is an entrepreneur, author, coach and thought-leader on women’s transitions. She also serves as a managing director of Golden... Read Full Bio

Ceylan Rowe

CEYLAN ROWE is the founder of Trendy Napkin and the MetroWest commissioner for the Commission on the Status of Women. She has spent most of he... Read Full Bio

Sheryl Schultz

SHERYL SCHULTZ is the founder and president of CabinetM. She is an expert in startup company dynamics, with a deep understanding of the marketi... Read Full Bio

Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, and a leading voice on women’s issues in U.S. foreign policy. For 20 years... Read Full Bio

Tiffanie Stanard

TIFFANIE STANARD is a technology influencer, speaker, media personality and serial entrepreneur. She has been featured in the 30 under 30 list... Read Full Bio

Addie Swartz

Addie Swartz is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering women. In 2013, she launched her third company reacHIRE, a career re-e... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth R. Thornton

Elizabeth R. Thornton is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson Executive Education and adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurs... Read Full Bio

Jeanne Union

JEANNE UNION of Union Sales Presentation Coaching is an accomplished coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant with over 30 years’ experienc... Read Full Bio

Julie Vetack

Julie Vetack joined Santander Bank in April of 2012 and is the national relationship manager for the Santander At Work department, concentratin... Read Full Bio

Laurie Miller Voke

LAURIE MILLER VOKE is the president and founder of the Female Fan Association. She is currently working with professional sports franchises cre... Read Full Bio

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Luvvie Ajayi

LUVVIE AJAYI is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A 13-year b... Read Full Bio

Jessica Bennett

JESSICA BENNETT is an award-winning journalist and critic who writes about women, sexuality and culture. She is a contributing writer at the ... Read Full Bio

Diana Bitzas

DIANA BITZAS is the senior director of global business and marketing planning at Reebok. In this role, she is responsible for managing the imp... Read Full Bio

Kelly Dempsey

KELLY DEMPSEY is a self-taught fashion designer and contestant on season 14 of “Project Runway.” She is the founder and creative force behi... Read Full Bio
Ellen Dolgen

Ellen Dolgen

Ellen Dolgen is an author, blogger, speaker, health, wellness and menopause awareness advocate. For Dolgen, menopause education is a mission. D... Read Full Bio

David Duncan

DAVID DUNCAN, Ph.D. is a senior partner at Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm, where he leads the financial services a... Read Full Bio

Bethenny Frankel

BETHENNY FRANKEL is a natural foods chef, best-selling author, reality TV star, self-made businesswoman, and mom. She first came to national at... Read Full Bio

Jackie Glenn

JACKIE GLENN is vice president, global diversity and inclusion at Dell Technologies / Dell EMC, the newly merged technology industry leader wi... Read Full Bio

Jackie Glenn

JACKIE GLENN is a pioneering diversity and inclusion expert. Her groundbreaking initiatives have reshaped organizational policies, unified... Read Full Bio

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is the founder and CEO of Stella & Dot. As the brains behind the Stella & Dot family brands, Herrin has proven just how ... Read Full Bio

Kim Jackson

KIM JACKSON is the senior director of brand merchandising for ALEX and ANI. In this role, she works every day with a diverse group of innovato... Read Full Bio

Bert Jacobs

BERT JACOBS is co-founder and chief executive optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, ... Read Full Bio

Chloe Jane

CHLOE JANE was born in Queenstown New Zealand in 1996, and had an extremely musical upbringing. She moved to Olympia, Washington at eleven yea... Read Full Bio

Tory Johnson

TORY JOHNSON is a weekly contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where she leads the popular “Deals & Steals” segment and fr... Read Full Bio

Anne Barry Jolles

ANNE BARRY JOLLES is a life coach, author and speaker. She thrives on working with courageous people wishing to transform the way they live and... Read Full Bio

Sarah Kay

SARAH KAY uses the power of spoken word to inspire creativity and self-empowerment in others. Her now-famous TED talk inspired two standing ova... Read Full Bio

Sally Kohn

SALLY KOHN is a political commentator with CNN and the Daily Beast. Previously a Fox News contributor, Kohn’s writing has appeared in the Read Full Bio

Nicole Lapin

NICOLE LAPIN is a finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. She got her start in finance at age 18, reporting from the floor ... Read Full Bio

Christina Luconi

CHRISTINA LUCONI leads Rapid7’s strategic people initiatives as its chief people officer.  She is responsible for the entire employee lifecy... Read Full Bio

Barbara Lynch

BARBARA LYNCH is the chef and owner of the Boston-based Barbara Lynch Gruppo. She oversees seven celebrated culinary ...
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Juliette Mayers

JULIETTE MAYERS is an entrepreneur, speaker and networking expert. She is the author of “The Guide to Strategic Networking” and “A Black ... Read Full Bio

Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

KELLY McGONIGAL, PhD. is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, in the Graduate School of Business and the Stanford School ... Read Full Bio

Glennon Doyle Melton

GLENNON DOYLE MELTON is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times best-selling memoir, “Carry On, Warrior,”and the ... Read Full Bio

Alison Quirk

Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is chief human resources and citizenship officer. She joined Sta... Read Full Bio

Phoebe Robinson

PHOEBE ROBINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named ... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Romolini

JENNIFER ROMOLINI is the chief content officer of Shondaland.com, and author of the career guide Weird In A World That's Not... Read Full Bio

Artemis Scantalides

ARTEMIS SCANTALIDES is a Massachusetts Native who proves that a woman’s potential really is limitless! Her impressive resume has attracted Ca... Read Full Bio

Brigid Schulte

BRIGID SCHULTE is the author of the New York Times best-selling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when... Read Full Bio

Shayna Seymour

SHAYNA SEYMOUR is an Emmy winning journalist, and co-anchor of WCVB's award-winning nightly newsmagazine, Chronicle. She was previou... Read Full Bio

Gloria Steinem

GLORIA STEINEM is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and she r... Read Full Bio

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Carol Fulp

CAROL FULP is president and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of th... Read Full Bio

Adam Grant

ADAM GRANT is Wharton’s top-rated professor. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and F... Read Full Bio

Kathy Horgan

KATHY HORGAN is executive vice president and chief human resources and citizenship officer at State Street Corporation. She leads all global f... Read Full Bio

Marco Irizarry

MARCO IRIZARRY is the global manager of diversity and inclusion at Akamai Technologies, Inc., a global leader in content delivery network servi... Read Full Bio

Jillian Mansolf

JILLIAN MANSOLF is vice president of the commercial sales division and Americas channels for Riverbed Technology. She is responsible for comm... Read Full Bio

Vernā Myers

VERNĀ MYERS rose out of Baltimore’s working class to become a Barnard-educated and Harvard-trained lawyer, entrepreneur, author, activist, a... Read Full Bio

Cindy Robbins

CINDY ROBBINS is president and chief people officer at Salesforce — one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies according to ... Read Full Bio

Lynn D. Tinney

LYNN D. TINNEY is a successful technology executive whose career includes Cisco, Siemens, Compaq and IBM. Her roles include sales, marketing, ... Read Full Bio