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Grace Killelea

2017 Speaker

GRACE KILLELEA is the CEO and founder of the GKC Group, a leadership development firm based in Philadelphia. A veteran of the telecommunications industry, Killelea served as SVP of talent, and the first ever VP of talent management and leadership diversity at Comcast Cable Corporation. After 35 years in talent management, human resources, retail and programming, she retired to launch Half The Sky Leadership for Women, and continue her practice as a keynote speaker and consultant. There are now over 400 graduates of her women’s leadership program, and in 2015 she launched a co-ed leadership program called Quattro. Killelea serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, and has been acknowledged with numerous awards. She recently authored her second book, entitled “The Confidence Effect” published by AMACOM. Her book was listed as one of the top business books of 2016 by and has been one of the top 10 best-selling books for women in business on Amazon.She is a certified Birkman Consultant and also trained at the prestigious Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. Killelea earned her M.S. in human resources from American University’s Kogod School of Business and Public Affairs. @gracekillelea