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2014 Speakers

Keynotes

Tory Burch

Tory Burch is CEO and designer of Tory Burch, an American lifestyle brand. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories and beauty. She has worked ...
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Anne Finucane

Anne Finucane is global chief strategy and marketing officer at Bank of America, and a member of the company’s executive management team.  She chairs the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, overseeing a ...
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Ann M. Fudge

Ann M. Fudge is the retired chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of marketing communications companies. Prior to Young & Rubicam Brands, Fudge served as president of the beverages, ...
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John Jacobs

John Jacobs is co-founder and chief creative optimist of the Life is good® Company. The $100 million LIG lifestyle brand spreads the power of optimism and helps kids overcome violence, poverty and illness by ...
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Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o made her feature debut in Steve McQueen's Academy Award® winning film “12 Years a Slave.”For her portrayal as Patsey, Nyong'o received the Academy Award® in the category of “Best Supporting ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Katrina Alcorn

Katrina Alcorn is an author, consultant and expert on why women burn out at work. Her ...
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Patty Chang Anker

Patty Chang Anker is the author of the memoir “Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While ...
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Jessica Bacal

Jessica Bacal directs the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College, an ...
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Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin is the chief national correspondent for “Yahoo News,” doing original ...
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Blythe Berents

Blythe Berents comes to Merrill Edge® from Banc of America Investments, Hambrecht ...
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Beth Carlson

Beth Carlson is vice president of global talent development for Raytheon Company. She ...
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Wendy Darling

Wendy Darling refers to herself as a creative connector. From working as a mentor to ...
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Laura Darrah

Laura Darrah Following the success of their first handbag ventures, Treesje and its ...
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Sally D. Fassler

Sally D. Fassler is a managing director, chief financial officer and risk and ...
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Kathleen Ferraro

Kathleen Ferraro began her career at The First National Bank of Chicago, in the New ...
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Carolyn Fischer

Carolyn Fischer is the vice president of global talent management for TJX Companies ...
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Christine Frederick

Christine Frederick has led the U.S. insurance group compliance division at ...
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Dr. Cindy Geyer

Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, ...
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Camille Chang Gilmore

Camille Chang Gilmore was promoted to vice president, human resources, interventional ...
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John Gray

John Gray is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling author of ...
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Sheila Heen

Sheila Heen is a New York Times business best-selling author, founder of Triad ...
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Bridget Hindle

Bridget Hindle is responsible for development of a high-performing team that ...
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Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun is an internationally renowned executive coach and global leadership ...
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Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson Seventeen-year-old Emma Johnson launched EM JOHN Jewelry in eleventh ...
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Kristin Jones

Kristin Jones is a junior at Howard University in Washington, D.C. pursuing a ...
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Marie Jordan

Marie Jordan is the senior vice president of gas construction and operations for ...
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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan is chairman and CEO of Hill Holliday.She has consistently epitomized ...
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Hazel Keating

Hazel Keating is a senior vice president and was recently appointed global head of ...
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Karen Keenan

Karen Keenan is an executive vice president, chief operating officer and head of ...
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Katherine Klingler

Katherine Klingler is responsible for building and managing the global brand of ...
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Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger is the host of Food Network’s & Cooking Channel’s popular ...
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Denise Millard

Denise Millard is chief of staff, global sales and customer operations at EMC. With ...
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Gayle Morris

Gayle Morris is vice president of Americas services for Cisco.  She is responsible ...
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Kristin Mugford

Kristin Mugford is currently a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School having ...
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Valerie Mulhern

Valerie Mulhern is the vice president of human resources of the analytical ...
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Betsy Myers

Betsy Myers is founding director of Bentley’s Center for Women and Business. A ...
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Sheila Nazarian

Sheila Nazarian Following the success of their first handbag ventures, Treesje and ...
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Janielle Newland

Janielle Newland is a human resources leader with 18 years of experience focused on ...
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Susan O’Brien

Susan O’Brien is one of the co-founders of Hail Merry Snacks. The native Houstonian ...
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Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey Pollak is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant and one of the world's ...
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Karen Prange

Karen Prange is senior vice president and president, urology and women’s health for ...
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Jane Bryant Quinn

Jane Bryant Quinn is a leading commentator on personal finance, with books and ...
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Karen Korellis Reuther

Karen Korellis Reuther is the creative director and brand psychologist for Cast ...
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Anita Santos

Anita Santos is currently serving as vice president of marketing for Tyco Security ...
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Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and ...
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Shiza Shahid

Shiza Shahid is the CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, the organization ...
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Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times ...
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Judy A. Smith

Judy A. Smith is the founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading ...
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Kristen Standish

Kristen Standish is the publisher of Boston magazine. She leads the sales and ...
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Sandra Stratford, M.D., M.S.c.

Sandra Stratford, M.D., M.S.c. is chief medical officer, global health resources for ...
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Cindy Stumpo

Cindy Stumpo is CEO of C. Stumpo Development is a luxury custom home builder and ...
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Kimberly Steimle Vaughn

Kimberly Steimle Vaughan is the chief marketing officer and chief people officer at ...
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Kate White

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New ...
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Laura Vail Wooster

Laura Vail Wooster is vice president and head of marketing and communications for ...
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Jackie Wynn

Jackie Wynn is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the ...
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Linda K. Zecher

Linda K. Zecher joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2011 as president, ...
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Expert Exchange

Michelle Dauphinais

Michelle Dauphinais manages many of John Hancock’s top relationships, calling on ...
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Kay Dempsey

Kay Dempsey is the CEO of the Dempsey Companies in Atlanta, Georgia. The Dempsey ...
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Kerri DiPietro

Kerri DiPietro is the director of Global clinical quality at Boston Scientific ...
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Jessica Donohue

Jessica Donohue is the chief innovation officer and head of advisory solutions for ...
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Patricia Florissi

Patricia Florissi is vice president and global chief technology officer for sales at ...
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Marilee Grant

Marilee Grant is director of community relations for Boston Scientific. She has over ...
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Ronni Hargrove

Ronni Hargrove is the DoD market leader for Cisco Advanced Services, with Cisco ...
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Liz Henderson

Liz Henderson leads the separations technology cluster for EMD Millipore, and is ...
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Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney is best known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on the ABC hit TV series ...
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Maurice Kolthof

Maurice Kolthof joined Santander Bank in June of 2012 and is a relationship manager ...
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Mona Patel

Mona Patel is VP of training and clinical communications, neuromodulation at Boston ...
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Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list ...
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Rob Rosa

Rob Rosa is director, field operations, for U.S. Public Sector Services with Cisco. ...
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Seth Siegel

Seth Siegel is vice president of the Americas for Cisco Consulting Services, where he ...
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Erika Strandell

Erika Strandell is director of global service provider services solutions management ...
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Jennifer Tierney

Jennifer Tierney manages life and long-term care distribution for John Hancock ...
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Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang is a director in Cisco’s consulting business. Her specialty is ...
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Heidi Vlasak

Heidi Vlasak is a principal product performance engineer at Boston Scientific, ...
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Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney is the HR VP for the Americas for Boston Scientific Corporation, a ...
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Local Leader

Liz Brunner

Liz Brunner is the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications. Leveraging more than 25 ...
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Nurys Camargo

Nurys Camargo is the regional director of external affairs for AT&T ...
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Wendy Duncan

Wendy Duncan is senior vice president of marketing at Alex and Ani. She is an ...
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Patricia M. Flynn, Ph.D.

Professor Patricia M. Flynn, Ph.D. is Trustee Professor of Economics and Management ...
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Denise Kaigler

Denise Kaigler is senior vice president of corporate affairs & communications for ...
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Christy Keswick

Christy Keswick has been the chief operating officer of Good Sports since it was ...
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Laurie Leshin

Laurie Leshin became the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in ...
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Bernadette Lim

Bernadette Lim is a STRIDE Scholar and student at Harvard University studying human ...
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Julia Mejia

Julia Mejia has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, grassroots organizing ...
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Yvette Modestin

Yvette Modestin is a writer, poet and activist who focuses on shedding light on the ...
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Stephanie Pittman

Stephanie Pittman is the vice president of human resources at Boston Scientific, a ...
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Lindsay Reilly

Lindsay Reilly creates more than just a bag, as founder of Lindsay Tia, she creates ...
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Micho Spring

Micho F. Spring is chair of the global corporate practice, as well as president of ...
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Lynn Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the vice president of Americas Channels at Riverbed Technology. ...
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Social Media Roundtable

John Ahtam

John Ahtam is a member of the graduate admissions team at Bentley University. He ...
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Tayla Andre

Tayla Andre is a Boston native and ravishing, renowned radio show host on the rise. ...
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Debra Askanase

Debra Askanase is currently the director of outreach at the National Brain Tumor ...
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Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell has a long history of helping nonprofits find success online. After 10 ...
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Stacy Doherty

Stacy Doherty is the founder and owner of Errands Etcetera, LLC, working hard to help ...
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Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy is an award-winning B2B marketing program and social media expert, ...
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Rachel Jellinek

Rachel Jellinek is a partner at Reflection Films, an award-winning video production ...
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Debra Kennedy

Debra Kennedy is the director of Executive Education for Bentley University.  ...
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Joselin Mane

Joselin Mane is CEO of LITBeL Consulting, a new media marketing and event planning ...
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Kerry H. McManama

Kerry H. McManama builds brands and businesses from the inside out. She believes if ...
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Angela Pitter

Angela Pitter is principal and owner at LiveWire Collaborative, partnering with ...
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Meghan Rothschild

Meghan Rothschild is an award-winning marketing and public relations ...
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Kate Stamatakos

Kate Stamatakos is a senior social engagement manager at EMC, a leading provider of ...
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Caty Trio

Caty Trio is the social media marketing manager for Bright Horizons. She is a social ...
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Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is a social media brand strategist, business consultant and speaker, ...
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Sue B. Zimmerman

Sue B. Zimmerman is a master at Instagram for Business. Also known as the ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Roman Blanco

Roman Blanco is president and chief executive officer of Santander US. In this role, ...
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Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman is the vice president, marketing and sales development for Boston Globe ...
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Lisa Buffington

Lisa Buffington is vice president of U.S. communications at EMD Serono, Inc. ...
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Marian L. Heard

MARIAN L. HEARD is the president and CEO of Oxen Hill Partners, a Boston-based ...
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M L Krakauer

M L Krakauer is executive vice president of human resources at EMC Corporation. With ...
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Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen is VP of strategic talent acquisition at Cisco.  Larsen leads Cisco’s ...
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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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JC Monahan

J.C. Monahan is co-anchor of WCVB-TV's “NewsCenter 5 at 5:00,” as well as ...
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Karen Holmes Ward

Karen Holmes Ward is the director of public affairs and community services for ...
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Pamela Wickham

Pamela A. Wickham is vice president of corporate affairs and communications for ...
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Small Business Roundtable

Elizabeth Benedict

Elizabeth Benedict is the founder and president of Elizabeth Home Décor & ...
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Lauren Maillian Bias

Lauren Maillian Bias is a serial entrepreneur, named by Essence magazine to the ...
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Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin is the chief executive officer and serves on the board of Hail ...
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Liz Dean

Liz Dean is the founder, designer, sales manager, community manager, marketing ...
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Lindsay Denton

Lindsay Denton is the co-founder and development manager of FitYap.com. She works ...
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Donna Latson Gittens

Donna Latson Gittens is visionary leader with intuitive business insight and ...
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Kimberly Kissam

Kimberly Kissam is co-founder and owners of Isabel Harvey, a fashionable jewelry and ...
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Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, and a leading ...
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Addie Swartz

Addie Swartz is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering women. In ...
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Elizabeth R. Thornton

Elizabeth R. Thornton is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson ...
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Julie Vetack

Julie Vetack joined Santander Bank in April of 2012 and is the national relationship ...
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