2021 Speakers


Keynotes


Selma Blair

Selma Blair

SELMA BLAIR has been one of the most versatile and exciting actresses on screen throughout her long standing ca... Read Full Bio
Regina King

Regina King

REGINA KING is an Oscar-winning actress with a decades-spanning career in Hollywood. In addition to the Academy Award, King won a Golden Globe,... Read Full Bio
Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty

JAY SHETTY is a British-born, number one New York Times best-selling author, award winning storyteller and podcast host, and former monk... Read Full Bio
Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao

CHLOÉ ZHAO is a Chinese writer, director, editor, producer and two-time Oscar® winner. She was born in Beijin... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Read Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership experience at Target. In 2017,... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

JENNIFER BROWN (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert ... Read Full Bio
Austin Channing Brown

Austin Channing Brown

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is a speaker, writer and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice i... Read Full Bio
Erin Falconer

Erin Falconer

ERIN FALCONER is an author, digital entrepreneur, and psychotherapist. In 2018, she released the critically acc... Read Full Bio
Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix

ALLYSON FELIX is an Olympic gold medalist who stepped on the world stage as a passionate 18 year old in her fir... Read Full Bio
Bryony Gordon

Bryony Gordon

BRYONY GORDON is an award-winning journalist, author and mental health campaigner. She is the writer of five Read Full Bio
Jacinta M. Jiménez

Jacinta M. Jiménez

JACINTA M. JIMÉNEZ, PsyD, BCC, also known as Dr. J, is an award-winning... Read Full Bio
Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

LUVVIE AJAYI JONES is what happens when you blindly follow doing what you love without expectation. Born outsid... Read Full Bio
Charlene Li

Charlene Li

CHARLENE LI is an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience, and the future of work. Sh... Read Full Bio
Heather E. McGowan

Heather E. McGowan

HEATHER E. McGOWAN is an internationally known speaker, writer, and advisor. She helps leaders prepare their pe... Read Full Bio
Susan McPherson

Susan McPherson

SUSAN MCPHERSON is a serial connector, seasoned communicator and founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy foc... Read Full Bio
Rachel Ricketts

Rachel Ricketts

RACHEL RICKETTS (she/her/hers) is a queer, multiracial Black woman. She is a global disruptor, mystic and autho... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Atkins Stohr

Kimberly Atkins Stohr

KIMBERLY ATKINS STOHR is a senior opinion writer and columnist at The... Read Full Bio

Session Hosts


Megan Deal

Megan Deal

MEGAN DEAL is the AVPD GM at HomeGoods Distribution. Recently, Deal celebrated her 10-year anniversary with TJX and has demonstrated a strong c... Read Full Bio
Lauren Gohde

Lauren Gohde

LAUREN GOHDE is the head of organizational effectiveness at Philips. Lauren joined Philips in 2008 and has succ... Read Full Bio
Devin Hood

Devin Hood

DEVIN HOOD is the sr. director of digital experience at Cisco. She thrives on using the latest technology ... Read Full Bio
Carole Huntsman

Carole Huntsman

CAROLE HUNTSMAN is the North America head of Sanofi Genzyme and US country lead. In this role, she is focused on driving the US launches o... Read Full Bio
Kimberly G. Hyland

Kimberly G. Hyland

KIMBERLY G. HYLAND is a managing director of the Global Client Group at MFS Investment Read Full Bio
Kristin Longobardi

Kristin Longobardi

KRISTIN LONGOBARDI is the vice president of R&D quality and strategic operations for Biogen. She has spent ... Read Full Bio
Khalil Smith

Khalil Smith

KHALIL SMITH is the vice president of inclusion, diversity, and engagement at Akamai Technologies. Before joini... Read Full Bio

Executive Spotlights


Natalie Edwards

Natalie Edwards

NATALIE EDWARDS is the chief diversity officer at National Grid. National Grid is a multinational electricity a... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Farmer

Jennifer Farmer

JENNIFER FARMER is vice president, global diversity and inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Jennifer leads ... Read Full Bio
Elvie Gee

Elvie Gee

ELVIE GEE is the VP DEI business advisor at Liberty Mutual. She leads, drives and activates the DEI strategy wi... Read Full Bio
Jane Graham

Jane Graham

JANE GRAHAM is group vice president of relationship management. Graham leads a global team of both customer-fac... Read Full Bio
Mariana Mcquattie

Mariana Mcquattie

MARIANA MCQUATTIE is the senior vice president grooming North America at Gillette. Mcquattie was born in Caraca... Read Full Bio
Sangeeta Moorjani

Sangeeta Moorjani

SANGEETA MOORJANI is the head of tax exempt markets and retirement solutions and an executive leader in the wor... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Schneiders, PhD

Jennifer Schneiders, PhD

JENNIFER SCHNEIDERS, PhD is vice president, laboratory diagnostic solutions at Hologic. Schneiders started her ... Read Full Bio
Vanessa Wolfeler

Vanessa Wolfeler

VANESSA WOLFELER is the head of US respiratory and GI franchise for Sanofi Genzyme. In this role, she is focuse... Read Full Bio

Learning Burst & Break Speakers


Sharon Cload

Sharon Cload

SHARON CLOAD is VP of discovery biotherapeutics at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). In this role, her team works in ... Read Full Bio