2016 Speakers

Thank you to all of our amazing speakers from 2015! Proposal submission for 2016 has closed.

NEW speakers announced often! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter for updates!


Keynotes


Blakely, Sarasm

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
Clark, Anniesm

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
Carla Harris

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
Hill, Anita FINALsm

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

Special Guest Speakers


Heard, Mariansm

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

Breakout Session Speakers


Ajayi, Luvviesm

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
Berger, Jonahsm

Jonah Berger

JONAH BERGER is a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and best-selling author of Contagious: Why Things Catc... Read Full Bio
Blake, Jennysm

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
Bodell, Lisasm

Lisa Bodell

LISA BODELL is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink.   As a futurist and expert on the topic of change, she serves as a global co... Read Full Bio
Chopra, Malikasm

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
corley-catherinesm

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
dolgen-ellen-sm

Ellen Dolgen

ELLEN DOLGEN is an author, blogger, speaker, health, wellness and menopause awareness advocate. For Dolgen, menopause education is a mission. Dolgen shar... Read Full Bio
Frates, Nancysm

Nancy E. Frates

NANCY E. FRATES is the creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge. On March 13, 2011 Frates’ 27 year old son Peter was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehri... Read Full Bio
golan-tali-sm

Tali Golan

TALI GOLAN is head of the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation. From her first international flight at the age of one, Golan’s fate was to become a world ... Read Full Bio
Carla Harris

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
Heard, Mariansm

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
Herting, Norasm

Nora Herting

NORA HERTING is a co-founder and principal at ImageThink, and an award-winning artist with a background in education and facilitation. A former... Read Full Bio
hodgkinson-susan-sm

Susan Hodgkinson

SUSAN HODGKINSON founded The Personal Brand Company in 1994. She was the first practitioner in the U.S. to combine 15 years of a corporate marketing and ... Read Full Bio
jentis-caythasm

Caytha Jentis

CAYTHA JENTIS is an award winning independent filmmaker. Her most recent project is “The Other F Word,” a comedic series on Amazon about fo... Read Full Bio
Kocher, Theasm

Thea Kocher

THEA KOCHER has over 11 years’ experience in the luxury beauty industry. She started at Bliss, a multi-channel spa and skincare company in Ne... Read Full Bio
kohn-sallysm

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
Kolb, Deborahsm

Dr. Deborah Kolb

DR. DEBORAH KOLB is Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership (Emerita), and co-founder of the Ford Foundation funded Center fo... Read Full Bio
lam-irene-sm

Irene Lam

IRENE LAM is the vice president of research and development for access control and video systems brands within Tyco Security Products.  She has responsi... Read Full Bio
Lampkin, Stephaniesm

Stephanie Lampkin

STEPHANIE LAMPKIN is the founder & CEO of Blendoor, merit-based matching, a mobile job matching app that uses a blind recruiting strategy t... Read Full Bio
larsen-jill-sm

Jill Larsen

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

Courtney Lynch

COURTNEY LYNCH is a founding partner of Lead Star. Together with partner Angie Morgan, Lead Star was created as an agile, high-caliber leadership development fi... Read Full Bio
malone-jo-sm

Jo Malone

JO MALONE has been described as an “English scent maverick,” and is the woman responsible for creating some of the world's most-loved fragrances. Hav... Read Full Bio
Olen, Helainesm

Helaine Olen

HELAINE OLEN is a columnist at Slate, where she writes “The Bills,” a column focusing on the intersection of money, life, economics, societ... Read Full Bio
Reiss, Tamism

Tami Reiss

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
Rizzo, Paulasm

Paula Rizzo

PAULA RIZZO is the author of “Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed.”  She’s also a s... Read Full Bio
Robillard, Elizabethsm

Elizabeth Kolb Robillard

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
Sherrod, Egyptsm

Egypt Sherrod

EGYPT SHERROD is the host of HGTV’s all new “Flipping Virgins,” and the top-rated, “Property Virgins,” which ran for 16 seasons. Sher... Read Full Bio
President, CBS Entertainment, Nina Tassler
Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS
©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Nina Tassler

Nina Tassler is an American television executive and author. She previously held such positions as president, and also chairman of CBS Entertai... Read Full Bio
tinney-lynn-sm

Lynn D. Tinney

LYNN D. TINNEY is vice president, Americas Channels for Riverbed Technology. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2014, Tinney served as the director of strategy... Read Full Bio
vanderkam-laurasm

Laura Vanderkam

LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of several time management and productivity books, including “I Know How She Does It,” “What the Most Succe... Read Full Bio
Formal Portrait of Celeste Warren, 2011

Celeste Warren

CELESTE WARREN is vice president, human resources and global diversity and inclusion center of excellence with Merck. In this dual role, she ha... Read Full Bio
Webb, Carolinesm

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
Willems, Heathersm

Heather Willems

HEATHER WILLEMS is a co-founder and principal at ImageThink. She is a graphic facilitator and business strategy consultant with a background in... Read Full Bio
Williams, Nicolesm

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

Health & Wellness Classroom Speaker


Bentley, Karensm

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

Social Media Roundtable


Bradley-MacArthur, Colleensm

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
carlton-bobbies-sm

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
Cost, Monicasm

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
Dennes, Meredithsm

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
View More: http://kimberlydoboszphotography.pass.us/fly-girl

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

Small Business Roundtable


Dawson, Kimsm

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
love-jennifer-sm

Jennifer Love

JENNIFER LOVE is the CEO of One More Woman, a fast-track, high-performance educational and advisory community helping women entrepreneurs take the... Read Full Bio
ng-ritasm

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
Pang, Kitsm

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
Rosener, Gwennsm

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
rowe-ceylan-sm

Ceylan Rowe

CEYLAN ROWE is the founder of Trendy Napkin. She has spent most of her life advocating for and assisting women in the United States and abroad. Born into... Read Full Bio
union-jeannesm

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
Williams, Nicolesm

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

Opening Night


Berger, Jonahsm

Jonah Berger

JONAH BERGER is a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and best-selling author of Contagious: Why Things Catc... Read Full Bio
dolgen-ellen-sm

Ellen Dolgen

ELLEN DOLGEN is an author, blogger, speaker, health, wellness and menopause awareness advocate. For Dolgen, menopause education is a mission. Dolgen shar... Read Full Bio
Janah, Leilasm

Leila Janah

LEILA JANAH is the founder and CEO of Sama and LXMI; two companies that share a common social mission to end global poverty by giving work to p... Read Full Bio