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


Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author... Read Full Bio
Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe

MEGAN RAPINOE is a two-time World Cup Champion, and co-captain of the US Women’s National Team. She is a fan favorite, and one of the te... Read Full Bio
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’s founder and executive... 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
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

MALALA YOUSAFZAI is co-founder of Malala Fund and a Nobel Laureate. Her vision of a more equitable world means that every girl will have the op... 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


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
Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur

BEA ARTHUR, LMHC, is a Columbia University-trained psychotherapist, startup founder, and author, who works with high-performance individuals in... 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
Kristen Balboni

Kristen Balboni

KRISTEN BALBONI is a studio host and sideline reporter for Stadium, the national multi-platform sports network based in Chicago. In addition to... 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
Jane Borkowski

Jane Borkowski

JANE BORKOWSKI is vice president of global corporate affairs and chief people officer with Ocean Spray. She oversees all human resources relate... Read Full Bio
Jane Bowman

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 b... Read Full Bio
Raschelle Burton

Raschelle Burton

RASCHELLE BURTON is the chief communications officer for Santander US.  She is responsible for protecting and enhancing the reputation of ... Read Full Bio
Jane Carpenter

Jane Carpenter

JANE CARPENTER is the global head of communications at Wayfair, leading their global public relations and corporate communications. In 2014, sh... Read Full Bio
Lee Carter

Lee Carter

LEE CARTER is the president of Maslansky and partners. She oversees a range of communication and language strategy for Fortune 100 and 500 com... Read Full Bio
M. Tamra Chandler

M. Tamra Chandler

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

Kate Cingolani

KATE CINGOLANI is the head of global communications for the integrated supply chain operations function for Mil... Read Full Bio
Roxann Cooke

Roxann Cooke

ROXANN COOKE is the consumer bank and wealth management regional director for Chase. She is responsible for Chase’s market expansion plans i... Read Full Bio
Rachel Cossar

Rachel Cossar

RACHEL COSSAR is the founder and lead facilitator for Choreography for Business. She has unparalleled expertise in nonverbal communication. She... 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
Nicole Fitzpatrick

Nicole Fitzpatrick

NICOLE FITZPATRICK is a vice president and deputy general counsel at Akamai Technologies, and sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Executive Ste... 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
Archana Gilravi

Archana Gilravi

ARCHANA GILRAVI is the VP of partnerships at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind LeanIn.Org and... 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
Jodi Glickman

Jodi Glickman

JODI GLICKMAN is passionate about developing leaders, including seasoned executives and next generation talent alike. As the CEO and founder of... 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
Linda Henry

Linda Henry

LINDA HENRY is the managing director of Boston Globe Media Partners, which includes The Boston Globe, Read Full Bio
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
Dr. Tiffany Jana

Dr. Tiffany Jana

DR. TIFFANY JANA has helped orchestrate TMI's growth over the past sixteen years. This includes leading the merger of three companies that resu... 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
Karoline Lariviere

Karoline Lariviere

KAROLINE LARIVIERE is the senior vice president of Human Resources (HR) at Fresenius Medical Care and the global leader in renal therapies, wit... 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
Mary Mack

Mary Mack

MARY MACK leads consumer banking for Wells Fargo, which provides financial services to twenty one million retail households and three million s... 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
Mindy McKnight

Mindy McKnight

MINDY McKNIGHT is currently ranked as one of the Top-25 Women on YouTube with her highly successful Cute Girls Hairstyles channel. While her ha... 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
Dr. Susan A. Miele

Dr. Susan A. Miele

DR. SUSAN A. MIELE is the chief human resources officer at Foundation Medicine. She has two decades of experience with human resource leadersh... Read Full Bio
Jeannette M. Mills

Jeannette M. Mills

JEANNETTE M. MILLS is the senior vice president of safety, health, environmental & assurance at National Gr... 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
Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

JENNIFER PERRY is the managing director and lead of the MMBSI technology & disruptive commerce northeast team, where she focuses on emergi... 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 nationally best-selling memoir in essays. Her writing appears in publi... 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. ... 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
Karen Rinaldi

Karen Rinaldi

KAREN RINALDI is the publisher of Harper Wave, an imprint she founded in 2012, and a senior vice president at HarperCollins Publishers. Rinaldi... 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
Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

TIFFANY SHLAIN was honored by Newsweekas one of the Women Shaping the 21st Century. She is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of The W... 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
Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar

VIRGIE TOVAR started the #LoseHateNotWeight campaign. She is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on weight-based discrimination a... 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
Barb Vlacich

Barb Vlacich

BARB VLACICH is vice president, global sales operations, and chief of staff of Kronos Incorporated. She manages worldwide teams that support t... 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
Hillary Weingast

Hillary Weingast

HILLARY WEINGAST is associate general counsel and head of global inclusion and diversity at Juniper Networks, Inc, where she leads global ... Read Full Bio
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live sm... 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
Gabi Zijderveld

Gabi Zijderveld

GABI ZIJDERVELD is chief marketing officer and head of product strategy with Affectiva. She has defined and built the new technology category o... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Classroom Speaker


Diana Bacci-Walsh

Diana Bacci-Walsh

DIANA BACCI-WALSH serves as head of WW education solutions at DePuy Synthes Spine.   She is a member of the spine leadership team and wor... Read Full Bio
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. ... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Barbara Clarke

Barbara Clarke

BARBARA CLARKE is an economist that invests in early stage companies with women in leadership. She has personally invested in over 50 startups ... Read Full Bio
Bianca Jordan

Bianca Jordan

BIANCA JORDAN is the founder of Brazen Legal, a law firm that provides legal counseling and representation to immigrants and small businesses. ... Read Full Bio
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
Anne Traer

Anne Traer

ANNE TRAER is a floral artist and founder of Garden and Roads, a Boston-based florist and small-scale flower farm. After 20+ years of leaning i... Read Full Bio
Michelle Wax

Michelle Wax

MICHELLE WAX is a firm believer that happiness is the ultimate success. She is three-time entrepreneur, documentarian, and speaker that travels... Read Full Bio
Meg Wheeler

Meg Wheeler

MEG K. WHEELER is a socially conscious entrepreneur, business consultant, writer and activist. She is the  co-founder and CEO of One For W... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Chris Ferzli

Chris Ferzli

CHRIS FERZLI is director of global corporate affairs with Ocean Spray. Shee has dedicated her career to building a healthier future for our peo... 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
Katie Greer

Katie Greer

KATIE GREER is CEO of KL Greer Consulting. Her journey as an internet safety keynote speaker started off with the Massachusetts Attorney Genera... Read Full Bio
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
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

Women of Color in the Workplace Roundtables


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
Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author... Read Full Bio