2015 Speakers


Keynotes


Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso

SOPHIA AMORUSO is the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country. Amoruso is the creative ... Read Full Bio
Candy Chang

Candy Chang

CANDY CHANG is an artist, designer and urban planner who makes cities more comfortable for people. A Senior TED Fellow, Chang is passionate abo... Read Full Bio
Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn

TIM GUNN is the Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s ”Project Runway,” where he also serves as one of the show’s producers. H... Read Full Bio
Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum

EMILY NUSSBAUM is the television critic at The New Yorker. Previously, she was the culture editor at New York, where she cre... Read Full Bio
Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

SHONDA RHIMES is the prolific writer, executive producer and creator of the hit ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," and "Scandal."  In addition to cr... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Lauren Schadt Baker

Lauren Schadt Baker

LAUREN SCHADT BAKER currently serves as the First Lady of Massachusetts alongside her husband Governor Charlie Baker. Baker grew up in Westport... Read Full Bio
Renee Connolly

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY joined MilliporeSigma Corporation in September 2013 as head of communications, where she oversees the global strategy,... Read Full Bio
Jill Larsen

Jill Larsen

JILL LARSEN is vice president of talent acquisition, people planning and services HR at Cisco. Over the last two years, she has transformed Cis... Read Full Bio
Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney

MICHAEL MAHONEY is president and chief executive officer of Boston Scientific Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. M... Read Full Bio
Erin McSweeney

Erin McSweeney

ERIN McSWEENEY leads EMC's global human resources practice, setting the people strategy to ensure that world-class talent drives EMC's success.... Read Full Bio
J.C. Monahan

J.C. Monahan

J.C. MONAHAN is co-anchor of WCVB's “NewsCenter 5 at 5:00,” as well as co-anchor of Channel 5's award-winning nightly news magazine "Chroni... Read Full Bio
Lisa Walsh

Lisa Walsh

LISA WALSH is the regional controller at EMD Serono, Inc. where her responsibilities include the oversight and strategic direction-setting of t... Read Full Bio
Martin J. Walsh

Martin J. Walsh

MARTIN J. WALSH is a lifelong advocate for working people, and a proud product of the City of Boston. He was sworn in as the City’s 54th mayo... Read Full Bio
Karen Holmes Ward

Karen Holmes Ward

KAREN HOLMES WARD is WCVB's director of public affairs and community services as well as host and executive producer of “CityLine,” the sta... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Antoinette Antonio

Antoinette Antonio

ANTOINETTE ANTONIO is co-anchor of WCVB’s EyeOpener newscasts with co-anchors Randy Price and Doug Meehan and meteorologist Cindy Fi... Read Full Bio
Catherine Avgiris

Catherine Avgiris

CATHERINE AVGIRIS is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Comcast Cable. She is responsible for all functional, programmati... Read Full Bio
Marquesha Babers

Marquesha Babers

MARQUESHA BABERS has served as an ambassador for the film “Girl Rising,” for which she spoke at ONE.org's Aya Summit in Washington. She has... Read Full Bio
Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks

GLORIA MAYFIELD BANKSis an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and trainer, who has consistently beaten the odds to achie... Read Full Bio
Mithu Bhargava

Mithu Bhargava

MITHU BHARGAVA is vice president, Americas presales for EMC Corporation. Her organization is responsible for evangelizing EMC’s portfolio of ... Read Full Bio
Shree Bose

Shree Bose

SHREE BOSE was the grand prize winner of the inaugural Google Global Science Fair for her work with drug resistance in ovarian cancer.  She is... Read Full Bio
Erin Brooks

Erin Brooks

ERIN BROOKS is Suffolk Construction’s vice president of community and employee engagement. In this role, she is responsible for the managemen... Read Full Bio
Tracy Accardi

Tracy Accardi

TRACY ACCARDI joined Hologic, as the vice president of research and development for the breast health and skeletal health division in September... Read Full Bio
Beth Carlson

Beth Carlson

BETH CARLSON is vice president of global talent development for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Ray... Read Full Bio
Bobbi Dangerfield

Bobbi Dangerfield

BOBBI DANGERFIELD leads global sales operations (GSO) at Dell.  In her role, Dangerfield is responsible for enabling sales productivity, busin... Read Full Bio
Paula Davis-Laack

Paula Davis-Laack

PAULA DAVIS-LAACK, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, speaker, media contributor and a burnout preve... Read Full Bio
Amanda Eleuteri

Amanda Eleuteri

AMANDA ELEUTERI joined Sankaty Advisors in 2012 having previously joined Bain Capital in 2008. She is the human resources manager focusing on r... Read Full Bio
Monica Elliott

Monica Elliott

MONICA ELLIOTT is the regional CFO for North American EMD group companies and managing director, EMD accounting solutions and services America,... Read Full Bio
Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine is a former reporter turned social media marketing innovator Top Knot Branding. She has successfully developed social media programs at Spare... Read Full Bio
Sally D. Fassler

Sally D. Fassler

SALLY D. FASSLER is a managing director, chief financial officer and risk and oversight committee member for Sankaty Advisors, the credit affil... Read Full Bio
Maia Germain

Maia Germain

MAIA GERMAIN is a senior vice president in State Street’s Corporate citizenship division, responsible for employee engagement in programs, su... Read Full Bio
Dyan M. Goodwin

Dyan M. Goodwin

DYAN M. GOODWIN joined Bank of America in 2002 as a senior vice president in the private client group, now U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private W... Read Full Bio
Steve Gross

Steve Gross

STEVE GROSS M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. He has devoted his care... Read Full Bio
Beth Grous

Beth Grous

BETH GROUS is the chief people officer at TripAdvisor. She is responsible for leading the global human resources organization and driving the p... Read Full Bio
Kemal Harris

Kemal Harris

KEMAL HARRIS has been obsessed with fashion since age four when she began drawing fashion collections on the sands of Long Beach in her hometow... Read Full Bio
Ivette Helal

Ivette Helal

IVETTE HELAL is vice president of human resources for the laboratory equipment division with Thermo Fisher. Helal has more than 20 years of hum... Read Full Bio
Julie Holland

Julie Holland

JULIE HOLLAND, M.D. is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and was an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York Unive... Read Full Bio
Ingrid Jacobs

Ingrid Jacobs

INGRID JACOBS is business diversity lead for Raytheon Corporate Functions. Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employee... Read Full Bio
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

STEPHANIE KAPLAN LEWIS co-founded Her Campus in 2009 as an undergrad at Harvard University. She has grown Her Campus to over 6 million monthly ... Read Full Bio
ML Krakauer

ML Krakauer

ML KRAKAUER is the executive vice president of business development for global enterprise services at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $24.4 b... Read Full Bio
Shermin Kruse

Shermin Kruse

SHERMIN KRUSE is an equity partner at the law firm of Barack Ferrazzano, the author of the critically acclaimed, and best-selling novel “Butt... Read Full Bio
Lisa Kueng

Lisa Kueng

LISA KUENG is co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into... Read Full Bio
Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche

LORETTA LAROCHE has been a stress management consultant for over 30 years. Her unique approach is the use of humor as a coping mechanism, whic... Read Full Bio
Melody E. Lee

Melody E. Lee

MELODY E. LEE is the director of brand and reputation strategy at Global Cadillac. In this position, Lee is responsible for building Cadillac... Read Full Bio
Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht

ALIZA LICHT is a fashion communications executive and former Twitter phenom, DKNY PR GIRL®. Featured on the front page of the New York T... Read Full Bio
Nadia Lopez

Nadia Lopez

NADIA LOPEZ is an educator pioneering a path of inspired leadership. As the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a New York City Pu... Read Full Bio
Dyllan McGee

Dyllan McGee

DYLLAN McGEE is a two-time Emmy-award winning executive producer and founder of McGee Media overseeing all programming. She is also the founder... Read Full Bio
Kelly McKenna

Kelly McKenna

KELLY McKENNA is global head for State Street’s Center for Applied Research, for which she oversees strategy and operations. Her team has a g... Read Full Bio
Mary Beth Moynihan

Mary Beth Moynihan

MARY BETH MOYNIHAN is senior vice president of corporate strategy and marketing at Boston Scientific. She oversees corporate strategy and resea... Read Full Bio
Betsy Myers

Betsy Myers

BETSY MYERS is founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business. A dynamic speaker, Myers leads workshops around the w... Read Full Bio
Kristin Owens

Kristin Owens

KRISTIN OWENS is head of renal marketing and patient reimbursement for Sanofi. She started her career in 2001 as a sales professional in the so... Read Full Bio
Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez

Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez

JACQUELINE HORNOR PLUMEZ is an award-winning psychologist. Her 500 colleagues in the Westchester County Psychological Association have named h... Read Full Bio
LIndsay Tia Reilly

LIndsay Tia Reilly

LINDSAY TIA REILLY is CEO of Lindsay Tia, a unique handbag line with a purpose.  For 24 year-old entreprenette Reilly, her creations are more ... Read Full Bio
Gregg Renfrew

Gregg Renfrew

GREGG RENFREW launched Beautycounter in 2013. Renfrew and Beautycounter are focused on creating transparency and safety in the personal care in... Read Full Bio
Robin Hauser Reynolds

Robin Hauser Reynolds

ROBIN HAUSER REYNOLDS is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features, LLC. As both a business woman and ... Read Full Bio
Gwen Robinson

Gwen Robinson

GWEN ROBINSON is the managing director of corporate social responsibility and community reinvestment act (CRA) officer for Santander Bank, N.A.... Read Full Bio
Anita Santos

Anita Santos

ANITA SANTOS is currently serving as vice president of marketing for Tyco Security Products, a global billion dollar business unit, where she i... Read Full Bio
Kathrin Schoenborn-Sobolewski

Kathrin Schoenborn-Sobolewski

KATHRIN SCHOENBORN-SOBOLEWSKI is vice president of global clinical operations at Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany. After several years in publi... Read Full Bio
Erin Schrode

Erin Schrode

ERIN SCHRODE is a green girl and ecopreneur. As the “face of the new green generation,” the co-founder of Turning Green promotes global sus... Read Full Bio
Nzinga Shaw

Nzinga Shaw

NZINGA SHAW is currently the chief diversity and inclusion officer of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club. She is the first person to hold this p... Read Full Bio
Lauren Shea

Lauren Shea

LAUREN SHEA is director of product development and end user experience for BostonGlobe.com and vertical publishing, which includes BetaBoston... Read Full Bio
Trynka Shineman

Trynka Shineman

TRYNKA SHINEMAN is the executive vice president at Cimpress and president of the Vistaprint business unit. Shineman is responsible for the stra... Read Full Bio
Carson Tate

Carson Tate

CARSON TATE is a productivity consultant and the founder of Working Simply, Inc. She is the author of “Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Yo... Read Full Bio
Lynn Tinney

Lynn Tinney

LYNN D. TINNEY is the vice president of Americas channels at Riverbed Technology. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2014 she served as the director ... Read Full Bio
Jeanne Trogan

Jeanne Trogan

JEANNE TROGAN is executive director, global events marketing for Dell.  In this role she leads a team of 45 responsible for building brand and... Read Full Bio
Kam Unninayar

Kam Unninayar

KAM UNNINAYAR is the vice president finance of the laboratory products and services segment at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher is the w... Read Full Bio
Barb Vlacich

Barb Vlacich

BARB VLACICH is vice president for presales operations with Kronos Incorporated. In this role, she is responsible for a team of more than 130 m... Read Full Bio
Chantel Waterbury

Chantel Waterbury

CHANTEL WATERBURY is founder and CEO of Chloe + Isabel. She is a life-long entrepreneur whose drive and tenacity has allowed her to support her... Read Full Bio
Connie Weaver

Connie Weaver

CONNIE WEAVER is executive vice president and chief marketing officer at TIAA-CREF, a Fortune-100 global company that provide... Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange


Aimee Alexander

Aimee Alexander

AIMEE ALEXANDER is executive communications manager with Cisco Systems. With over 15 years of experience in the marketing and communication ind... Read Full Bio
Isis Anchalee

Isis Anchalee

ISIS ANCHALEE is an incredibly passionate autodidact and platform engineer at OneLogin, an enterprise identity management company. As founder o... Read Full Bio
Fredrik Axsater

Fredrik Axsater

FREDRIK AXSATER, CFA is head of global defined contribution for State Street Global Advisors. In this role, he is responsible for advancing SSG... Read Full Bio
Colleen Boselli

Colleen Boselli

COLLEEN BOSELLI is a business coach who focuses on empowering and inspiring executives to maximize their strengths as a means to optimizing the... Read Full Bio
Jacqueline M. Bouchie

Jacqueline M. Bouchie

JACQUELINE M. BOUCHIE is an internal ETF sales associate for State Street Global Advisors in the intermediary business group. She is currently ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Chiantera

Michelle Chiantera

MICHELLE CHIANTERA is senior director, Americas partner and U.S. commercial marketing with Cisco Stystems. She collaborates with executives fro... Read Full Bio
Lillian Chin

Lillian Chin

LILLIAN CHIN is a seasoned finance professional with 30 years of progressively responsible experience in the high tech, financial services and ... Read Full Bio
Lisa Considine

Lisa Considine

LISA CONSIDINE is an experienced human resources Leader with a strong passion and aptitude for talent management, leadership and organization d... Read Full Bio
Michelle Dauphinais

Michelle Dauphinais

MICHELLE DAUPHINAIS is vice president of national accounts for John Hancock. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, she manages many of J... Read Full Bio
Brooke Dobyns

Brooke Dobyns

BROOKE DOBYNS is the chief of staff and director of strategy and planning for the global customer success (GCS) organization at Cisco Systems.... Read Full Bio
Sean Fullerton

Sean Fullerton

SEAN FULLERTON, CFA® is a senior research analyst at the Center for Applied Research with State Street. In this role, he provides s... Read Full Bio
Greg Gale

Greg Gale

GREG GALE is the director of diversity and inclusion at Liberty Mutual Insurance.  A designer and leader of diversity and inclusion initiative... Read Full Bio
China Gorman

China Gorman

CHINA GORMAN is a successful global business executive in the competitive human capital management sector. She is a sought-after consultant, sp... Read Full Bio
Jeri’Ann Hiller

Jeri’Ann Hiller

JERI’ANN HILLER, Ph.D. is a leader in front end innovation in medical device development at Boston Scientific (BSC). As a principal scientist... Read Full Bio
Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley

JESSICA JACKLEY is an entrepreneur focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy and social justice. She is best known as a cofounder of ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Todd Kashdan

Dr. Todd Kashdan

DR. TODD B. KASHDAN is a world recognized authority on well-being, strengths, social relationships, stress and anxiety. He is professor of psyc... Read Full Bio
Kelli Kirwin

Kelli Kirwin

KELLI KIRWIN is senior manager for Americas global customer success with Cisco.  She is responsible for enabling the Americas partner ecosyste... Read Full Bio
Kim Kramer

Kim Kramer

KIM KRAMER is a financial professional with a distinguished career spanning over many years. She brings the perfect balance of big bank experie... Read Full Bio
Sharlyn Lauby

Sharlyn Lauby

SHARLYN LAUBY is the author of HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc., a South Florida based training and human resources consulting firm... Read Full Bio
Josh Levs

Josh Levs

JOSH LEVS is an investigative journalist and father of three who has long covered the health of American businesses and the economy. His new bo... Read Full Bio
Joyce O’Donnell Maroney

Joyce O’Donnell Maroney

JOYCE O’DONNELL MARONEY is the senior director of customer experience and services marketing at Kronos, a leading provider of software and se... Read Full Bio
Susan Meisinger

Susan Meisinger

SUSAN MEISINGER is a columnist, speaker and consultant on executive management issues.  She is the former president and CEO of the Society for... Read Full Bio
Stacie Powell

Stacie Powell

STACIE POWELL is a member of the exclusive Global Graduate Rotational Program through State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). She participates in ... Read Full Bio
Martha Rook

Martha Rook

MARTHA ROOK is the director of the stem cell bioprocessing group in EMD Millipore’s process solutions business unit.  The group focuses on t... Read Full Bio
Meghan Scanlon

Meghan Scanlon

MEGHAN SCANLON joined Boston Scientific in 2014 as the vice president of global marketing for Boston Scientific’s endoscopy division.  In th... Read Full Bio
Claudia Schulz

Claudia Schulz

CLAUDIA SCHULZ is manager of financial planning and analysis with Boston Scientific Corporation. She has been with Boston Scientific for more t... Read Full Bio
Candace L. Sutcliffe

Candace L. Sutcliffe

CANDACE L. SUTCLIFFE is senior vice president and chief compliance officer for the Liberty Mutual Group.  Global compliance and ethics are res... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Tierney

Jennifer Tierney

JENNIFER TIERNEY is vice president of sales and distribution for John Hancock Insurance. She manages life and long-term care distribution, and ... Read Full Bio
Laura Vail Wooster

Laura Vail Wooster

LAURA VAIL WOOSTER is vice president and head of insurance marketing for John Hancock.  In this capacity, she oversees a team responsible for ... Read Full Bio
Brie Williams

Brie Williams

BRIE WILLIAMS is VP and head of practice management with State Street Global Advisors. She is responsible for developing SSGA's comprehensive p... Read Full Bio
Dave Wright

Dave Wright

DAVE WRIGHT is the sales leader for Cisco’s global customer success Americas virtual sales organization for U.S. services sales – commercia... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Classroom Speaker


Jan Bruce

Jan Bruce

JAN BRUCE is a seasoned media entrepreneur with a proven track record in high-growth, emerging businesses and turnarounds. She has consistently... Read Full Bio
Sara DiVello

Sara DiVello

SARA DiVELLO is an acclaimed yoga teacher and author of the best-selling book, “Where in the OM Am I? One Woman’s Journey from the Corporat... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Lea

Jennifer Lea

JENNIFER LEA, BS, CSCS, CPT is director of facilitator development with Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute. As a performance... Read Full Bio
Dr. Julie Locklear

Dr. Julie Locklear

DR. JULIE LOCKLEAR is vice president for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) at EMD Serono, Inc. In this role, she directs the overal... Read Full Bio
Dr. Mike Sokol

Dr. Mike Sokol

DR. MIKE SOKOL serves as chief wellness officer for Sanofi, a leading global health care and pharmaceutical company. In this role, Dr. Sokol is... Read Full Bio
Catherine Tucker Marshall

Catherine Tucker Marshall

CATHERINE TUCKER MARSHALL is the director of global business development at Reebok Intl. as well as a seasoned fitness instructor in Boston.  ... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Jody Adams

Jody Adams

JODY ADAMS is a James Beard award winning chef and visionary behind two of Massachusetts’ most well-known restaurants: Rialto, in Harvard Squ... Read Full Bio
Megan A. Costello

Megan A. Costello

MEGAN A. COSTELLO is the executive director of the office of women’s advancement with the City of Boston. Her passion has always been in poli... Read Full Bio
Jeanne Dasaro

Jeanne Dasaro

JEANNE DASARO is the founder of the Wonder Women of Boston network.  In this role, she helps women leaders, artists and professionals of diver... Read Full Bio
Toni Elka

Toni Elka

TONI ELKA is the executive director and founder of Future Chefs.  She has a rich and varied background in the arts, community organizing and y... Read Full Bio
Patricia C. Fry

Patricia C. Fry

PATRICIA C. FRY is the principal of Plymouth South High School. She has been selected for national recognition as Massachusetts Principal of th... Read Full Bio
Kara Hutchinson

Kara Hutchinson

KARA HUTCHINSON is the director of strategic marketing for the Boston Celtics. Entering her ninth season with the Celtics, Hutchinson manages a... Read Full Bio
Liz Morningstar

Liz Morningstar

LIZ MORNINGSTAR is the CEO of the Boston Public Market Association, the developer and operator of the Boston Public Market, which opened this J... Read Full Bio
Patricia A. Parcellin

Patricia A. Parcellin

PATRICIA A. PARCELLIN is chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. She is a senior executive with more than three decade... Read Full Bio
Catherine Peterson

Catherine Peterson

CATHERINE PETERSON is the executive director of ArtsBoston, a nonprofit arts service organization with a mission to support and grow the arts a... Read Full Bio
Monica Singh

Monica Singh

MONICA SINGH is an accomplished and driven corporate attorney.  She currently serves as an assistant general counsel at Sanofi, a multi-natio... Read Full Bio
Dr. Oneeka Williams

Dr. Oneeka Williams

ONEEKA WILLIAMS is on a mission to educate, empower and enrich the lives of children, especially girls, toward a greater interest in science, ... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable


Kate Bachman

Kate Bachman

KATE BACHMAN is an award-winning public relations professional with years of agency experience specializing in media relations, social media an... Read Full Bio
Nicole Blades

Nicole Blades

NICOLE BLADES has been putting her imagined worlds on paper since third grade as this curious kid growing up in Montreal. That curiosity landed... Read Full Bio
Casey Carey-Brown

Casey Carey-Brown

CASEY CAREY-BROWN is an LGBTQ parent blogger, editor and writer living in Jamaica Plain. She is enthusiastic about new ideas and loves everythi... Read Full Bio
Juliana Casale

Juliana Casale

JULIANA CASALE is the content marketing manager at Nanigans, a SaaS platform for in-house advertisers. Her writing has been published on So... Read Full Bio
Stacy DeBroff

Stacy DeBroff

STACY DeBROFF is founder and CEO of Influence Central, best-selling author, attorney and CEO of Mom Central.  She brings more than two decades... Read Full Bio
Jeanne Demers

Jeanne Demers

Jeanne Demers is the co-author and illustrator of “FLAWD: How To Stop Hating On Yourself, Others and the Things that Make You Who You Are.”... Read Full Bio
Elaina Featherstone

Elaina Featherstone

ELAINA FEATHERSTONE oversees Her Campus's national PR and social media strategy, as well as cross-promotional partnerships. Prior to joining th... Read Full Bio
Lauren Leader-Chivée

Lauren Leader-Chivée

LAUREN LEADER-CHIVÉE is the founder and CEO of All In Together, a non-profit, non-partisan campaign dedicated to American women’s political ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Miller Groves

Michelle Miller Groves

MICHELLE MILLER GROVES is a doctoral student in interdisciplinary leadership at Creighton University. As an adjunct lecturer of advertising, pu... Read Full Bio
Emily-Anne Rigal

Emily-Anne Rigal

EMILY-ANNE RIGAL is the founder and director of anti-bullying organization WeStopHate.org. The 21-year-old was named as one of Newsweek's Read Full Bio
Diana Vertus

Diana Vertus

DIANA VERTUS is the founder and CEO of Exquisite Design Concepts, a boutique full service event planning, production and design firm serving no... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Kate Beeders

Kate Beeders

KATE BEEDERS is an internationally known business coach, specializing in helping entrepreneurs be in charge of their own destiny by discovering... Read Full Bio
Lauren Bettencourt

Lauren Bettencourt

LAUREN BETTENCOURT is brand communications manager for the global brand relations division at ALEX AND ANI. She works to ensure that the missio... Read Full Bio
Anita Brearton

Anita Brearton

ANITA BREARTON is founder and CEO of CabinetM, a discovery platform that helps marketers quickly navigate the complex marketing technology land... Read Full Bio
Lisa Green

Lisa Green

LISA GREEN is a lawyer and legal analyst. After earning her law degree at New York University, she was a litigator in private practice before j... Read Full Bio
Dr. Randy Kamen

Dr. Randy Kamen

RANDY KAMEN, Ed.D. is a psychologist and educator. She pioneered new territory in mind-body medicine at Boston University’s School of Medicin... Read Full Bio
Kim Miles

Kim Miles

KIM MILES is the founder of Miles in Heels Productions. She is a successful businesswoman with a vibrant financial-advisory practice, more than... Read Full Bio
Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray

LISA MURRAY is a communications and media relations strategist with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in creating sustainable brands... Read Full Bio
Sabina Nawaz

Sabina Nawaz

SABINA NAWAZ is CEO and founder of Nawaz Consulting. She is a renowned leadership coach who has advised hundreds of C-level executives in Fortu... Read Full Bio
Kirstyn Pearl

Kirstyn Pearl

KIRSTYN PEARL is the founder and CEO of Seacoast Sweets, a rapidly growing boutique chocolate company launched during her time at Bentley Un... Read Full Bio
Sheryl Schultz

Sheryl Schultz

SHERYL SCHULTZ is the founder and president of CabinetM. She is an expert in startup company dynamics, with a deep understanding of the marketi... Read Full Bio
Laurie Miller Voke

Laurie Miller Voke

LAURIE MILLER VOKE is the president and founder of the Female Fan Association. She is currently working with professional sports franchises cre... Read Full Bio

Opening Night


Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey

KELLY DEMPSEY is a self-taught fashion designer and contestant on season 14 of “Project Runway.” She is the founder and creative force behi... Read Full Bio
David Duncan

David Duncan

DAVID DUNCAN, Ph.D. is a senior partner at Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm, where he leads the financial services a... Read Full Bio
Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is the founder and CEO of Stella & Dot. As the brains behind the Stella & Dot family brands, Herrin has proven just how ... Read Full Bio
Bert Jacobs

Bert Jacobs

BERT JACOBS is co-founder and chief executive optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, ... Read Full Bio
Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson

TORY JOHNSON is a weekly contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where she leads the popular “Deals & Steals” segment and fr... Read Full Bio
Anne Barry Jolles

Anne Barry Jolles

ANNE BARRY JOLLES is a life coach, author and speaker. She thrives on working with courageous people wishing to transform the way they live and... Read Full Bio
Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin

NICOLE LAPIN is a finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. She got her start in finance at age 18, reporting from the floor ... Read Full Bio
Juliette Mayers

Juliette Mayers

JULIETTE MAYERS is an entrepreneur, speaker and networking expert. She is the author of “The Guide to Strategic Networking” and “A Black ... Read Full Bio
Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

KELLY McGONIGAL, PhD. is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, in the Graduate School of Business and the Stanford School ... Read Full Bio
Artemis Scantalides

Artemis Scantalides

ARTEMIS SCANTALIDES is a Massachusetts Native who proves that a woman’s potential really is limitless! Her impressive resume has attracted Ca... Read Full Bio

Workplace Summit


Adam Grant

Adam Grant

ADAM GRANT is Wharton’s top-rated professor. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and F... Read Full Bio