2016 Speakers

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

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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, Anitasm2

Anita Hill

ANITA HILL is the youngest of 13 children from a farm in Oklahoma. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980, and began her career in pr... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


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
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
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
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
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
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
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 presidnet 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
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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
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
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
West, Crisslesm

Crissle West

CRISSLE WEST is a Harlem-based writer and media personality whose work has been published in ESSENCE magazine and profiled on the ... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


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
Witter, Jennefersm

Jennefer Witter

JENNEFER WITTER is the chief executive officer and founder of The Boreland Group Inc., a 13 year old boutique public relations firm headquarter... 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
Janah, Leilasm

Leila Janah

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