2013 Speakers


Keynotes


Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Susan Cain is the author of the award-winning, New York Times best-seller, “Quiet,” and the record-smashing TED talk on the power of... Read Full Bio
Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is the principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After 20 years as a classroom teacher, Wa... Read Full Bio
Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee is the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. She is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is f... Read Full Bio
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize winning, New York Times number one ... Read Full Bio
Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie is the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One, which has turned into a global movem... Read Full Bio
Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Out... Read Full Bio
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is a versatile and fearless actress who continues to shine on both the big screen and small. A native of The Bronx, Washington... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Renee Connolly

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY is the global head of communications and business markets/services at MilliporeSigma, where she leverages the power of education... Read Full Bio
Jessica Crimmins

Jessica Crimmins

JESSICA CRIMMINS is the senior vice president of corporate communications for Santander.  Her role is to set strategic direction for building ... Read Full Bio
Gloria Cordes Larson

Gloria Cordes Larson

GLORIA CORDES LARSON is a respected lawyer, public policy expert, Boston business leader, and former university president. She currently serves... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Maureen Alphonse-Charles

Maureen Alphonse-Charles

Maureen Alphonse-Charles is vice president of executive acquisition for City Year. In this capacity she leads the executive recruiting for leaders and fu... Read Full Bio
Brenda Becker

Brenda Becker

Brenda Becker brings an outstanding track record of success to Boston Scientific with more than 20 years of governmental experience. Before joi... Read Full Bio
Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington specializes in two distinct forms of career transition: college students entering the workforce and women leaders entering exe... Read Full Bio
Blythe D Berents

Blythe D Berents

Blythe D Berents is vice president, financial solutions advisor for Merrill Edge®. Previously, Berents was with Banc of America Investments, H... Read Full Bio
Cathie Black

Cathie Black

Cathie Black is a well-known media executive, New York Times bestselling author and now an advisor, board member and investor in ... Read Full Bio
Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black has established herself as a true philanthropist and humanitarian through her commitment to eliminating poverty. In 2006, Bl... Read Full Bio
Eileen Howard Boone

Eileen Howard Boone

Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility for CVS Caremark, the 13th largest company... Read Full Bio
Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman is the vice president of marketing and sales development for Boston Globe Media, where she works to develop strategic consumer and ... Read Full Bio
Ruth Bramson

Ruth Bramson

Ruth Bramson is CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Prior to joining Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Bramson was senior vice pre... Read Full Bio
Victoria A. Budson

Victoria A. Budson

Victoria A. Budson is the founding executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at Harvard Kennedy School. Budson founded ... Read Full Bio
Heather Campion

Heather Campion

Heather Campion was appointed CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in March 2014, after serving for over 10 years on the Foundation... Read Full Bio
Nuria Canete

Nuria Canete

Nuria Canete is the staff executive to the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Raytheon Company, David Wajsgras. As the staff ... Read Full Bio
Dennis Colling

Dennis Colling

Dennis Colling has served as vice president for human resources for Partners HealthCare since 1994. He previously held similar positions at the... Read Full Bio
Lisa Costantino

Lisa Costantino

Lisa Costantino is chief financial officer at EMD Serono, Inc. where her responsibilities include the oversight and strategic direction-setting... Read Full Bio
Allene M. Diaz

Allene M. Diaz

Allene M. Diaz is senior vice president of managed markets at EMD Serono, Inc.. Diaz has more than 25 years of both U.S.-based and internationa... Read Full Bio
Janine Driver

Janine Driver

Janine Driver is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute, an elite certification program that offers award-w... Read Full Bio
Antonia Saint Dunbar

Antonia Saint Dunbar

Antonia Saint Dunbar is co-founder and COO of THINX. Having grown up in a family of artists, entrepreneurs and musicians, Dunbar had an early s... Read Full Bio
Karen Finerman

Karen Finerman

Karen Finerman is the CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, a New York based hedge fund that she co-founded in 1992 with Jeffrey Schwarz. In ad... Read Full Bio
Erica Ariel Fox

Erica Ariel Fox

Erica Ariel Fox is a highly sought after advisor in organizational effectiveness and executive development. In addition to her teaching at Harv... Read Full Bio
Dr. Oz Garcia

Dr. Oz Garcia

Oz Garcia, Ph.D. is recognized as the world's leading authority on healthy aging. Dr. Garcia has lectured all over the world and has been a pio... Read Full Bio
Holly Gordon

Holly Gordon

Holly Gordon is executive director of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, a global movement for girls’ education. As executive dire... Read Full Bio
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation. Hewlett is the author of ten Harv... Read Full Bio
Bridget Hindle

Bridget Hindle

Bridget Hindle is a senior vice president and the director of corporate learning, knowledge and development at Santander. She is affiliated wit... Read Full Bio
Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson is the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding site for women's inno... Read Full Bio
Lara Jones

Lara Jones

Lara Jones is head of U.S. diversity and inclusion for Sanofi US, which includes responsibility for designing the overall diversity and inclusi... Read Full Bio
Denise Kaigler

Denise Kaigler

Denise Kaigler is the senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Boston Scientific Corporation. She has more than 20 yea... Read Full Bio
Julia Kirby

Julia Kirby

Julia Kirby is editor at large at Harvard Business Review, a role that allows her to source and develop content on any topic of interest to man... Read Full Bio
Vina Leite

Vina Leite

Vina Leite is senior director, human resources for the EMC Solutions Group. With 2010 consolidated revenues of $17 billion and approximately 48... Read Full Bio
Nicki Maher

Nicki Maher

Nicki Maher is the woman behind Alex and Ani’s powerful Charity by Design division. Upon her first meeting with founder and creative director Carolyn Rafaelia... Read Full Bio
Melissa Malamut

Melissa Malamut

Melissa Malamut is hub health editor for Boston magazine. Malamut draws on her experience in the health industry to inspire others to li... Read Full Bio
Kristi Mitchem

Kristi Mitchem

Kristi Mitchem is a senior managing director of State Street Global advisors and head of the Americas institutional client group. In this role,... Read Full Bio
Laura Munson

Laura Munson

Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling memoir “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is:  A Seas... Read Full Bio
Betsy Nabel, M.D.

Betsy Nabel, M.D.

Betsy Nabel, M.D. has served as president of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospita... Read Full Bio
Ann Pardo

Ann Pardo

Ann Pardo is director of life management at Canyon Ranch. Pardo is a certified coach who has worked in the field of behavioral health for over ... Read Full Bio
Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon is the co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women which nests today’s most effective negotiation strategies... Read Full Bio
Alison Quirk

Alison Quirk

Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is head of global human resources. She also is a member of State... Read Full Bio
Marcy L. Reed

Marcy L. Reed

Marcy L. Reed is president of National Grid in Massachusetts.  She is responsible for the financial, operational and customer service performa... Read Full Bio
Nancy Richardson

Nancy Richardson

Nancy Richardson is the vice-president, digital and brand strategy at lululemon athletica, based out of their store support center in Vancouver... Read Full Bio
Amy Richards

Amy Richards

Amy Richards is the author of "Manifest," "Grassroots" and "Opting In." She is the creator of the Third Wave Foundation and a founding board me... Read Full Bio
Mike Scannell

Mike Scannell

Mike Scannell is senior vice present, global head of talent acquisition and head of State Street’s global inclusion initiative. In this capac... Read Full Bio
Stephanie L. Schierholz

Stephanie L. Schierholz

Stephanie L. Schierholz is the manager of social media for Raytheon. Schierholz has more than 10 years’ experience leading strategic communic... Read Full Bio
Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of InVenture, a mobile technology startup focusing on complete financial inclusion for the offline... Read Full Bio
Kristen Standish

Kristen Standish

Kristen Standish has over 15 years of experience in sales management in emerging media, having worked with a variety of Boston media outlets. S... Read Full Bio
Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist and public speaker who focuses on the new stage of life that comes after middle age but before tradit... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Steimle Vaughan

Kimberly Steimle Vaughan

Kimberly Steimle Vaughan is the chief marketing officer and chief people officer at Suffolk Construction. Vaughan also serves on Suffolk's exec... Read Full Bio
Cheryl D. Vines

Cheryl D. Vines

Cheryl D. Vines is the vice president of national replication for The Family Center, Inc. of Somerville, Massachusetts. The Family Center’s m... Read Full Bio
Laura Vail Wooster

Laura Vail Wooster

Laura Vail Wooster is vice president and head of marketing and communications for John Hancock’s insurance division.  In this capacity, Woos... Read Full Bio
Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg served as the marketing director for Facebook for six years, where she struck groundbreaking deals with ABC (for the first onl... Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange


Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane has an extensive background in organizational and executive development.  She is director of human resources for the North East reg... Read Full Bio
Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen leads Cisco’s global staffing, University relations and inclusion and diversity efforts with oversight for a team of roughly 350 ... Read Full Bio
Anne McClure

Anne McClure

Anne McClure is an EMC distinguished engineer and head of EMC's global Oracle solutions team. McClure’s 20 year career has been dedicated to ... Read Full Bio
Bryan R. Piller

Bryan R. Piller

Bryan R. Piller is the director of commercial East services for Cisco in the Americas theatre. His team is responsible for technical services, ... Read Full Bio
Lisa Pintner

Lisa Pintner

Lisa Pintner is director of field excellence for Cisco’s WW services sales and channels organization.  In this role, she is responsible for ... Read Full Bio
Monica Singh

Monica Singh

Monica Singh is an experienced corporate attorney with large international law firm experience.  Singh currently serves as therapeutic area co... Read Full Bio
Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin is the founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances, a luxury lifestyle beauty brand, and co-founder and board president of New York Collab... Read Full Bio
Lynn D. Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the Americas theatre. Her team coordinates and tracks performance a... Read Full Bio

Power Stage Speakers


Cindy Bell, Pharm.D.

Cindy Bell, Pharm.D.

Cindy Bell, Pharm.D. is senior director, U.S. new product planning, neurology and immunology at EMD Serono, Inc. Bell has more than 20 years of... Read Full Bio
Samantha Ettus

Samantha Ettus

Sam Ettus is the leading lifestyle and parenting expert for working women. Ettus has coached thousands of women, from... Read Full Bio
Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a contributor for “Good Morning America” who is all about helping women make great things happen. Johnson ... Read Full Bio
Tana Miller

Tana Miller

Tana Miller better known as #mamatana or @tanamiller to the twitter world, is the mother of Angie Miller, this past season's third runner-up ... Read Full Bio
Mary Beth Moynihan

Mary Beth Moynihan

Mary Beth Moynihan is senior vice president, enterprise strategy and marketing at Boston Scientific. Moynihan joined Boston Scientific in 1997 ... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Robyn Carter, LICSW

Robyn Carter, LICSW

Robyn Carter is the executive director of Room to Grow in Boston. She has dedicated her career to providing leadership and service in Boston h... Read Full Bio
Catherine D’Amato

Catherine D’Amato

Catherine D’Amato is president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. She runs New England's largest hunger-relief organization as an extre... Read Full Bio
Joanne Dunn

Joanne Dunn

Joanne Dunn is the executive director for the North American Indian Center of Boston. Her extensive experience spans more than 30 years of serv... Read Full Bio
Vivien Li

Vivien Li

Vivien Li is president of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA), a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1973 by the League of Wome... Read Full Bio
Jo McChesney

Jo McChesney

Jo McChesney is an entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in consumer products and services across the wellness and parenting indus... Read Full Bio
Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan

Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan

Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan is the president and CEO of The Dimock Center, a community institution serving Boston's Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan... Read Full Bio
Beverly Morgan-Welch

Beverly Morgan-Welch

Beverly Morgan-Welch is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket.  With three National Histori... Read Full Bio
Dr. Esther Pearson

Dr. Esther Pearson

Dr. Esther Pearson is a Native American raised within the Native American and African American ethnicities and cultures. She is a mathematician... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable


Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr became the first baby born through in-vitro fertilization in the United States in 1981. Carr, who has spoken about fertility and... Read Full Bio
Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is a blogger, social media influencer and communications consultant. She writes an award-winning blog, aboomerslifeafter50.com, a... Read Full Bio
Dana Lynch

Dana Lynch

Dana Lynch is founder of Aplify! and a marketing strategist. After working for 13 years as a corporate lawyer at some of the biggest firms in A... Read Full Bio
Cindy Meltzer

Cindy Meltzer

Cindy Meltzer is a digital marketing consultant with extensive experience creating and growing highly engaged online communities using social c... Read Full Bio
Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell is general manager at Double Forte.  She heads the East Coast operations and digital practice group for a public relations and... Read Full Bio
Jessica Severson

Jessica Severson

Jessica Severson has been blogging since 2001 in a wide variety of formats--an anonymous diary, an issue-centered site, a lifestyle blog, a boo... Read Full Bio
Lena L. West

Lena L. West

Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the founder of InfluenceExpansion.com, the... Read Full Bio
Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams is the founder of Sierra Tierra Marketing. Since 2009, shes collaborated with businesses and agencies on meaningful social... Read Full Bio
Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is the CEO of Dimare Group, a company specializing in online communications and conversational marketing. She believes that tod... Read Full Bio
Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. Zimmerman has been a serial entrepreneur since she was 13 years old. She has built million dollar businesses stemming from her passion, ... Read Full Bio