Speakers

2018 Speakers will be announced below as they are confirmed. 

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Keynotes


Shawn Achor

SHAWN ACHOR is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Gilbert

ELIZABETH GILBERT’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” by The Toronto Sun. Ex... Read Full Bio

Maysoon Zayid

MAYSOON ZAYID is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of, and a guest comedian in residence at, Arizona Sta... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Yvonne Albert

YVONNE ALBERT is head of human resources as a business partner for life science with Merck KGaA. Albert joined MilliporeSigma in 2006, and has... Read Full Bio

Emilie Aries

EMILIE ARIES is the founder and CEO of Bossed Up. Formerly the co-host of HowStuffWorks’ fiercely feminist podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You... Read Full Bio

Lauren Smith Brody

LAUREN SMITH BRODY is the author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby (Doubleday/A... Read Full Bio

Valorie Burton

VALORIE BURTON is a best-selling author and founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP). She has served clients in over fo... Read Full Bio

Courtney Carver

COURTNEY CARVER changed her life by simplifying it after a devastating diagnosis in 2006. She’s the founder of bemorewithless.com and mini... Read Full Bio

Kate Dobbs

KATE DOBBS serves as senior vice president of marketing and communications for Fresenius Medical Care North America. In this role, she leads t... Read Full Bio

Francesca Gino

FRANCESCA GINO is an award-winning researcher, and the Tandon family professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Her cons... Read Full Bio

Melody Godfred

MELODY GODFRED is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. She practiced law as a litigation attorney before founding Write in Color, a full-serv... Read Full Bio

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

DR. MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is the world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior, for themselves, thei... Read Full Bio

Alison Green

ALISON GREEN writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she answers readers' questions daily on workplace and management issues. From what... Read Full Bio

Fran Hauser

FRAN HAUSER is a long-time media executive, startup investor and author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. She's held senior positions at some of ... Read Full Bio

Sally Helgesen

SALLY HELGESEN is considered the gold standard among experts on women’s leadership, and was the first to focus on what women have to contrib... Read Full Bio

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen

DR. ELLEN HENDRIKSEN is a clinical psychologist who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves through her award-winning ... Read Full Bio

Katie Rosen Kitchens

KATIE ROSEN KITCHENS is co-founder of FabFitFun. She has led the company’s evolution as a female-focused media brand, from writing about gre... Read Full Bio

Kristen LaVerghetta

KRISTEN LaVERGHETTA is head of life science global internal communications with MilliporeSigma. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing... Read Full Bio

Joanne Lipman

JOANNE LIPMAN is the best-selling author of That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Togethe... Read Full Bio

Mark Manson

MARK MANSON is a number one New York Times best-selling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Livin... Read Full Bio

Nathalie Molina Niño

NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO is a serial entrepreneur, a super connector and an investor, focused on high-growth, innovative businesses that deliver ... Read Full Bio

Carmen Perez

CARMEN PEREZ is something of a Renaissance woman in modern-day activism. She has dedicated twenty years to advocating for many of today's impo... Read Full Bio

Maci Peterson

MACI PETERSON is the CEO and co-founder of On Second Thought (OST), the definitive delay-recall mechanism for mobile communications platforms. ... Read Full Bio

Sam Rapoport

SAM RAPOPORT is senior director of football development with the National Football League. Rapoport spearheads programming that serves to reta... Read Full Bio

Selena Rezvani

SELENA REZVANI teaches women at all levels to negotiate like a boss. She also consults to employers on how to make work truly “work” for w... Read Full Bio

Cecile Richards

CECILE RICHARDS is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, and the author of New York Times best-selle... Read Full Bio

Britney Robbins

BRITNEY ROBBINS is the founder and CEO of The Gray Matter Experience, a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to help Black high school stude... Read Full Bio

Dr. Laurie Santos

DR. LAURIE SANTOS is professor of psychology and head of Silliman College at Yale University. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the c... Read Full Bio

Hana Schank

HANA SCHANK is a writer, design researcher and technologist. Her most recent book is The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Fami... Read Full Bio

Amanda Southworth

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a sixteen year old iOS developer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelper, which i... Read Full Bio

Jessamyn Stanley

JESSAMYN STANLEY is the author of Every Body Yoga as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star @myna... Read Full Bio

Chris Voss

CHRIS VOSS is a negotiation expert, CEO of the Black Swan Group, and author of the national best-seller Never Split The Difference: Negotiati... Read Full Bio

Cy Wakeman

CY WAKEMAN is president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author. Backed... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Wallace

ELIZABETH WALLACE is the author of The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life (Viking, 2018... Read Full Bio

Kristin Wong

KRISTIN WONG regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for the New York Times, New York magazine, and Lifehacker.... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Britney Robbins

BRITNEY ROBBINS is the founder and CEO of The Gray Matter Experience, a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to help Black high school stude... Read Full Bio

Workplace Summit


Shawn Achor

SHAWN ACHOR is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Gilbert

ELIZABETH GILBERT’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” by The Toronto Sun. Ex... Read Full Bio

Joanne Lipman

JOANNE LIPMAN is the best-selling author of That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Togethe... Read Full Bio