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2013 Speakers

Keynotes

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 introverts. “Quiet” has sparked a national conversation about introverts, ...
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Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is the principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After 20 years as a classroom teacher, Wayman decided to become a coach for new teachers, and then principal in ...
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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 founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, head of the ...
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Doris Kearns Goodwin

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize winning, New York Times number one bestselling author. Her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, was ...
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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 movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given more than ten million pairs ...
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Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. In her role, she has conducted interviews with ...
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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 has received a high acclaim for her work on stage, on television and on ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Maureen Alphonse-Charles

Maureen Alphonse-Charles is vice president of executive acquisition for City Year. In ...
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Brenda Becker

Brenda Becker brings an outstanding track record of success to Boston Scientific with ...
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Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington specializes in two distinct forms of career transition: college ...
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Blythe D Berents

Blythe D Berents is vice president, financial solutions advisor for Merrill Edge®. ...
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Cathie Black

Cathie Black is a well-known media executive, New York Times bestselling author and ...
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Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black has established herself as a true philanthropist and humanitarian ...
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Eileen Howard Boone

Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president of corporate philanthropy and social ...
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Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman is the vice president of marketing and sales development for Boston Globe ...
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Ruth Bramson

Ruth Bramson is CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Prior to joining Girl ...
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Victoria A. Budson

Victoria A. Budson is the founding executive director of the Women and Public Policy ...
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Heather Campion

Heather Campion was appointed CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in March ...
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Nuria Canete

Nuria Canete is the staff executive to the senior vice president and chief financial ...
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Dennis Colling

Dennis Colling has served as vice president for human resources for Partners ...
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Lisa Costantino

Lisa Costantino is chief financial officer at EMD Serono, Inc. where her ...
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Allene M. Diaz

Allene M. Diaz is senior vice president of managed markets at EMD Serono, Inc.. Diaz ...
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Janine Driver

Janine Driver is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language ...
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Antonia Saint Dunbar

Antonia Saint Dunbar is co-founder and COO of THINX. Having grown up in a family of ...
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Karen Finerman

Karen Finerman is the CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, a New York based hedge ...
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Erica Ariel Fox

Erica Ariel Fox is a highly sought after advisor in organizational effectiveness and ...
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Dr. Oz Garcia

Oz Garcia, Ph.D. is recognized as the world's leading authority on healthy aging. Dr. ...
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Holly Gordon

Holly Gordon is executive director of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, a ...
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Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president and CEO of the Center ...
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Bridget Hindle

Bridget Hindle is a senior vice president and the director of corporate learning, ...
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Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson is the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding ...
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Lara Jones

Lara Jones is head of U.S. diversity and inclusion for Sanofi US, which includes ...
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Denise Kaigler

Denise Kaigler is the senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications ...
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Julia Kirby

Julia Kirby is editor at large at Harvard Business Review, a role that allows her to ...
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Vina Leite

Vina Leite is senior director, human resources for the EMC Solutions Group. With 2010 ...
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Nicki Maher

Nicki Maher is the woman behind Alex and Ani’s powerful Charity by Design division. ...
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Melissa Malamut

Melissa Malamut is hub health editor for Boston magazine. Malamut draws on her ...
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Kristi Mitchem

Kristi Mitchem is a senior managing director of State Street Global advisors and head ...
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Laura Munson

Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling memoir ...
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Betsy Nabel, M.D.

Betsy Nabel, M.D. has served as president of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s ...
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Ann Pardo

Ann Pardo is director of life management at Canyon Ranch. Pardo is a certified coach ...
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Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon is the co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women ...
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Alison Quirk

Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is ...
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Marcy L. Reed

Marcy L. Reed is president of National Grid in Massachusetts.  She is responsible ...
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Nancy Richardson

Nancy Richardson is the vice-president, digital and brand strategy at lululemon ...
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Amy Richards

Amy Richards is the author of "Manifest," "Grassroots" and "Opting In." She is the ...
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Mike Scannell

Mike Scannell is senior vice present, global head of talent acquisition and head of ...
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Stephanie L. Schierholz

Stephanie L. Schierholz is the manager of social media for Raytheon. Schierholz has ...
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Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of InVenture, a mobile technology startup ...
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Kristen Standish

Kristen Standish has over 15 years of experience in sales management in emerging ...
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Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist and public speaker who focuses on the new ...
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Kimberly Steimle Vaughan

Kimberly Steimle Vaughan is the chief marketing officer and chief people officer at ...
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Cheryl D. Vines

Cheryl D. Vines is the vice president of national replication for The Family Center, ...
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Laura Vail Wooster

Laura Vail Wooster is vice president and head of marketing and communications for ...
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Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg served as the marketing director for Facebook for six years, where ...
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Expert Exchange

Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane has an extensive background in organizational and executive development.  ...
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Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen leads Cisco’s global staffing, University relations and inclusion and ...
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Anne McClure

Anne McClure is an EMC distinguished engineer and head of EMC's global Oracle ...
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Bryan R. Piller

Bryan R. Piller is the director of commercial East services for Cisco in the Americas ...
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Lisa Pintner

Lisa Pintner is director of field excellence for Cisco’s WW services sales and ...
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Monica Singh

Monica Singh is an experienced corporate attorney with large international law firm ...
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Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin is the founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances, a luxury lifestyle beauty ...
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Lynn D. Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the ...
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Local Leader

Robyn Carter, LICSW

Robyn Carter is the executive director of Room to Grow in Boston. She has dedicated ...
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Catherine D’Amato

Catherine D’Amato is president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. She runs ...
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Joanne Dunn

Joanne Dunn is the executive director for the North American Indian Center of Boston. ...
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Vivien Li

Vivien Li is president of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA), a non-profit public ...
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Jo McChesney

Jo McChesney is an entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience in consumer ...
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Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan

Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan is the president and CEO of The Dimock Center, a community ...
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Beverly Morgan-Welch

Beverly Morgan-Welch is the executive director of the Museum of African American ...
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Dr. Esther Pearson

Dr. Esther Pearson is a Native American raised within the Native American and African ...
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Social Media Roundtable

Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr became the first baby born through in-vitro fertilization in the ...
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Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is a blogger, social media influencer and communications consultant. ...
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Dana Lynch

Dana Lynch is founder of Aplify! and a marketing strategist. After working for 13 ...
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Cindy Meltzer

Cindy Meltzer is a digital marketing consultant with extensive experience creating ...
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Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell is general manager at Double Forte.  She heads the East Coast ...
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Jessica Severson

Jessica Severson has been blogging since 2001 in a wide variety of formats--an ...
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Lena L. West

Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social ...
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Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams is the founder of Sierra Tierra Marketing. Since 2009, shes ...
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Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is the CEO of Dimare Group, a company specializing in online ...
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Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. Zimmerman has been a serial entrepreneur since she was 13 years old. She has ...
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Guest Speakers

Wendy Carruthers

Wendy Carruthers is senior vice president of human resources for Boston Scientific ...
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Erin Champlin

Erin Champlin is the vice president of global business services (GBS) at EMC ...
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Hannah Grove

Hannah Grove is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of State Street ...
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Marian Heard

Marian L. Heard is the president and chief executive officer of Oxen Hill Partners, a ...
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Emily Lynch

Emily Lynch is an artist and songwriter from South Carolina who is making a name for ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Renee Connolly

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY is the global head of communications and business markets/services at ...
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Jessica Crimmins

JESSICA CRIMMINS is the senior vice president of corporate communications for ...
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Gloria Cordes Larson

Gloria Cordes Larson

GLORIA CORDES LARSON is a respected lawyer, public policy expert, Boston business ...
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