2019 Speakers

Speakers will be posted here as they’re confirmed. Proposal submission for 2019 is closed. If you’re interested in learning more about speaking, please see HERE.

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Keynotes


Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

YARA SHAHIDI is an actress, model, activist, and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominated comedy series black-ish. L... Read Full Bio
Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek

SIMON SINEK is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker... Read Full Bio
Amanda Southworth

Amanda Southworth

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a seventeen-year-old iOS developer, designer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelp... Read Full Bio
Tara Westover

Tara Westover

TARA WESTOVER is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist par... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target, and a member of the company’s executive leadership ... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Stephanie Humphrey

Stephanie Humphrey

STEPHANIE HUMPHREY is a former engineer who became the technology contributor to nationally-syndicated talk show The Harry Show, hosted ... Read Full Bio
Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay

MARY ABBAJAY is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers lea... Read Full Bio
Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

CHRIS BAILEY is a productivity expert, and the international best-selling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Proje... Read Full Bio
Dena Blizzard

Dena Blizzard

DENA BLIZZARD is one funny mother, known as the “Target mom” for her viral videos including Back to School Rant, which had ov... Read Full Bio
M. Tamera Chandler

M. Tamera Chandler

M. TAMERA CHANDLER is the founder and CEO of PeopleFirm LLC, one of Forbesmagazine’s 2019 America’s Best Management Consulting Fir... Read Full Bio
Kate Creagh

Kate Creagh

KATE CREAGH is a human resources leader known for building strong cultures in fast-growing, entrepreneurial companies. She has worked with... Read Full Bio
Susan Rietano Davey

Susan Rietano Davey

SUSAN RIETANO DAVEY is co-founder and owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, which provides guidance to women on their journeys back to work after op... Read Full Bio
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

WADE DAVIS is a former NFL player, thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. He is the NF... Read Full Bio
Annie Duke

Annie Duke

ANNIE DUKE is an author and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. In 2018, her first book for genera... Read Full Bio
Ana Flores

Ana Flores

ANA FLORES is founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest network of Latina digital influencers with a mission to eleva... Read Full Bio
Amy E. Gallo

Amy E. Gallo

AMY E. GALLO is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics. She is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict Read Full Bio
Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell

Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell

GABRIELLE SIMPSON GAMBRELL is a communications, branding and media expert. She’s vice president and head of marketing and communications at B... Read Full Bio
Jackie Glenn

Jackie Glenn

JACKIE GLENN is founder and CEO of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions. She began her career in the technology sector at the Fortune 500 EMC Corpo... Read Full Bio
Anne Grady

Anne Grady

ANNE GRADY is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer... Read Full Bio
Minda Harts

Minda Harts

MINDA HARTS is a well-connected, sought after speaker and thought-leader, frequently speaking on topics of advancing women of color, leadership... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana

TIFFANY JANA(They/Them/Their) is the founder of TMI Consulting Inc., a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm founded in... Read Full Bio
Erica Keswin

Erica Keswin

ERICA KESWIN is a best-selling author, executive coach, and workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most... Read Full Bio
Michelle King

Michelle King

MICHELLE KING is a leading global expert in gender and organizations, with significant international experience advancing women in innovation a... Read Full Bio
Sarah LaFleur

Sarah LaFleur

SARAH LaFLEUR is founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur. Before founding MM.LaFleur, she worked in the luxury goods group of Starwood Capital in New Yo... Read Full Bio
Aria Mia Loberti

Aria Mia Loberti

ARIA MIA LOBERTI is an undergraduate honors student at University of Rhode Island, triple majoring in philosophy, communication studies, and po... Read Full Bio
Charmaine McClarie

Charmaine McClarie

CHARMAINE McCLARIE is a C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and executive presence authority who helps leaders have their b... Read Full Bio
Maxie McCoy

Maxie McCoy

MAXIE McCOY is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. Committed to the global rise of wo... Read Full Bio
Linnete Velez-McKnight

Linnete Velez-McKnight

LINNETE VELEZ-McKNIGHT is a senior global product marketing and marketing communications leader for converged solutions, security products at ... Read Full Bio
Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ an award-winning multimedia journalist, and the co-host of PBS’ Amanpour & Company. A contributing editor at ... Read Full Bio
Amy Morin

Amy Morin

AMY MORIN is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s also an internatio... Read Full Bio
Amy Philbrook

Amy Philbrook

AMY PHILBROOK is the head of diversity and inclusion for Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning... Read Full Bio
Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a memoir in essays. Her writing appears in publications including&nbs... Read Full Bio
Deborah Pine

Deborah Pine

DEBORAH PINE is the executive director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University and Bentley Executive Education. She leads al... Read Full Bio
Tonya Rapley

Tonya Rapley

TONYA RAPLEY is an internationally recognized millennial money expert, mompreneur, and founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. She ... Read Full Bio
Kate Reed

Kate Reed

KATE REED is the vice president for IBM Security’s performance marketing discipline. She is responsible for the design and execution of deman... Read Full Bio
Alechia Reese

Alechia Reese

ALECHIA REESE is equal parts warm tea and Hennessy. She is the author of the award-winning book, Eating Elephants, and the chief brand... Read Full Bio
Veronica Rueckert

Veronica Rueckert

VERONICA RUECKERT is the author of Outspoken: Why women's voices get silenced and how to set them free, and a Peabody Award-winning co... Read Full Bio
Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

RESHMA SAUJANI is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in techn... Read Full Bio
Darcey Steinke

Darcey Steinke

DARCEY STEINKE is the author of the New York Times Notable memoir Easter Everywhere, as well as five novels. In 2017 Maggie Nelso... Read Full Bio
Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building marketing strategies and community engagement programs. She spe... Read Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target, and a member of the company’s executive leadership ... Read Full Bio
Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg

Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg

CARLY ZAKIN and DANIELLE WEISBERG are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping female mi... Read Full Bio
Karen Wickre

Karen Wickre

KAREN WICKRE has been called “the best-connected Silicon Valley figure you’ve never heard of,” and a “powerful but unsung resource for... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Classroom Speaker


Megan Duelks

Megan Duelks

MEGAN DUELKS is the Americas lead in the Employee Health Innovation Center of Excellence at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). She identifie... Read Full Bio
Tonya Rapley

Tonya Rapley

TONYA RAPLEY is an internationally recognized millennial money expert, mompreneur, and founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. She ... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Meg Stone

Meg Stone

MEG STONE is the executive director of IMPACT Boston, a nationally recognized abuse prevention and safety and self-defense program. She has led... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Ana Flores

Ana Flores

ANA FLORES is founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest network of Latina digital influencers with a mission to eleva... Read Full Bio
Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building marketing strategies and community engagement programs. She spe... Read Full Bio