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2019 Speakers

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Keynotes

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, and Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and ...
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Megan Rapinoe

MEGAN RAPINOE is a two-time World Cup Champion, and co-captain of the US Women’s National Team. She is a fan favorite, and one of the team’s most technical players. A vocal leader on and off the ...
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Yara Shahidi

YARA SHAHIDI is an actress, model, activist, and breakout star of ABC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominated comedy series black-ish. Last spring, Freeform announced the black-ish spin-off grown-ish. As a young ...
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Simon Sinek

SIMON SINEK is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how ...
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Amanda Southworth

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a seventeen-year-old iOS developer, designer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She’s founder and executive director of Astra Labs, a 501(c)3 non-profit that uses code for change, ...
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Kara Swisher

KARA SWISHER is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She also has a special series on ...
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Tara Westover

TARA WESTOVER is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education. Westover never attended school. She ...
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Malala Yousafzai

MALALA YOUSAFZAI is co-founder of Malala Fund and a Nobel Laureate. Her vision of a more equitable world means that every girl will have the opportunity to learn and lead. Malala Fund invests in local education ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Mary Abbajay

MARY ABBAJAY is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service ...
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Marci Alboher

Marci Alboher

MARCI ALBOHER is a vice president at Encore.org. She is one of the nation’s leading ...
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Amy Armstrong

AMY ARMSTRONG is senior vice president and global head of talent development and ...
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Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur

BEA ARTHUR, LMHC, is a Columbia University-trained psychotherapist, startup founder, ...
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Tracy Atkinson

TRACY ATKINSON is executive vice president and acting chief administrative officer ...
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Chris Bailey

CHRIS BAILEY is a productivity expert, and the international best-selling author of ...
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Kristen Balboni

Kristen Balboni

KRISTEN BALBONI is a studio host and sideline reporter for Stadium, the national ...
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Blythe Berents

Blythe Berents

BLYTHE BERENTS is a dual employee of Bank of America (BofA) and Merrill, as a ...
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Renata Black

RENATA BLACK is a co-founder of EBY.  EBY is a women’s empowerment brand that ...
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Dena Blizzard

Dena Blizzard

DENA BLIZZARD is one funny mother, known as the “Target mom” for her viral videos ...
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Jane Bowman

Jane Bowman

JANE BOWMAN is the vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships for Boston ...
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Lisa Brady

Lisa Brady

LISA BRADY is the director of supply chain sustainability and circular economy at ...
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Stephanie Browne

Stephanie Browne

STEPHANIE BROWNE is vice president of talent acquisition and chief diversity and ...
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Rosaleen Burke

Rosaleen Burke

ROSALEEN BURKE has served as senior VP of global quality & regulatory at Boston ...
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Raschelle Burton

RASCHELLE BURTON is the chief communications officer for Santander US.  She is ...
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Jane Carpenter

Jane Carpenter

JANE CARPENTER is the global head of communications at Wayfair, leading their global ...
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Lee Carter

Lee Carter

LEE CARTER is the president of Maslansky and partners. She oversees a range of ...
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M. Tamra Chandler

M. TAMRA CHANDLER is the founder and CEO of PeopleFirm LLC, one of Forbesmagazine’s ...
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Kate Cingolani

Kate Cingolani

KATE CINGOLANI is the head of global communications for the integrated supply chain ...
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Roxann Cooke

Roxann Cooke

ROXANN COOKE is the consumer bank and wealth management regional director for Chase. ...
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Rachel Cossar

Rachel Cossar

RACHEL COSSAR is the founder and lead facilitator for Choreography for Business. She ...
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Bernice Cramer

Bernice Cramer

BERNICE CRAMER is the director of marketing for Bose’s Professional Systems ...
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Kate Creagh

KATE CREAGH is a human resources leader known for building strong cultures in ...
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Susan Rietano Davey

Susan Rietano Davey

SUSAN RIETANO DAVEY is co-founder/owner of Prepare to Launch, ...
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Wade Davis

WADE DAVIS is a former NFL player, thought leader, writer, public speaker, and ...
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Ally DeVoe

ALLY DeVOE is a principal financial analyst, urology and pelvic health finance at ...
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Jessica Donohue

JESSICA DONOHUE is executive vice president of State Street Corporation and client ...
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Annie Duke

ANNIE DUKE is an author and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the ...
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Eileen Elliott

Eileen A. Elliott

EILEEN A. ELLIOTT is site lead for site affairs and external partnership at Pfizer ...
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Nicole Fitzpatrick

NICOLE FITZPATRICK is a vice president and deputy general counsel at Akamai ...
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Amy E. Gallo

AMY E. GALLO is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics. She is ...
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Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell

GABRIELLE SIMPSON GAMBRELL is a communications, branding and media expert. She’s ...
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Yvonne Garcia

YVONNE GARCIA serves as chief of staff to State Street’s CEO, Ron ...
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Archana Gilravi

ARCHANA GILRAVI is the VP of partnerships at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg ...
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Jackie Glenn

JACKIE GLENN is founder and CEO of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions. She began her ...
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Jodi Glickman

Jodi Glickman

JODI GLICKMAN is passionate about developing leaders, including seasoned executives ...
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Anne Grady

ANNE GRADY is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, ...
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Minda Harts

Minda Harts

MINDA HARTS is a well-connected, sought after speaker and thought-leader, frequently ...
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Lisa Hellmann

LISA HELLMANN is an innovative, results-oriented leader with three decades of ...
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Linda Henry

LINDA HENRY is the managing director of Boston Globe Media Partners, which ...
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Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright

Nikki Howard & Jaqi Wright

NIKKI HOWARD & JAQI WRIGHT are co-founders of The Furlough Cheesecake. ...
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Stephanie Humphrey

Stephanie Humphrey

STEPHANIE HUMPHREY is a former engineer who became the technology contributor to ...
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Alexandra Ibanez

Alexandra Ibanez

ALEXANDRA IBANEZ is the discovery site operations director at Merck Research Labs in ...
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Dr. Tiffany Jana

DR. TIFFANY JANA has helped orchestrate TMI's growth over the past sixteen years. ...
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Erica Keswin

ERICA KESWIN is a best-selling author, executive coach, and workplace strategist who ...
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Michelle King

MICHELLE P. KING is a researcher, gender equality expert, and director of inclusion ...
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Sarah LaFleur

SARAH LaFLEUR is founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur. Before founding MM.LaFleur, she ...
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Karoline Lariviere

Karoline Lariviere

KAROLINE LARIVIERE is the senior vice president of Human Resources (HR) at Fresenius ...
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Sara Laschever

SARA LASCHEVER has spent her career investigating the challenges that shape women’s ...
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Katy Latimer

KATY LATIMER is Ocean Spray’s vice president of research and development. In this ...
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Courtney Lawrie

COURTNEY LAWRIE is the director of brand and integrated marketing at Wayfair, where ...
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Emma Lees

Emma Lees

EMMA LEES is responsible for leading oncology discovery in the Bristol-Myers Squibb ...
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Alice Lin

Alice Lin

ALICE LIN is the director of advanced analytics for the US specialty lines & ...
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Aria Mia Loberti

ARIA MIA LOBERTI is an undergraduate honors student at University of Rhode Island, ...
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Mary Mack

Mary Mack

MARY MACK leads consumer banking for Wells Fargo, which provides financial services ...
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Charmaine McClarie

Charmaine McClarie

CHARMAINE McCLARIE is a C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and ...
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Maxie McCoy

MAXIE McCOY is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to ...
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Linnete Velez-McKnight

LINNETE VELEZ-McKNIGHT is a senior global product marketing and marketing ...
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Mindy McKnight

Mindy McKnight

MINDY McKNIGHT is currently ranked as one of the Top-25 Women on YouTube with her ...
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Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ an award-winning multimedia journalist, and the co-host of PBS’ ...
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Susan Miele

Dr. Susan A. Miele

DR. SUSAN A. MIELE is the chief human resources officer at Foundation Medicine. She ...
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Jeannette Mills

Jeannette M. Mills

JEANNETTE M. MILLS is the senior vice president of safety, health, environmental ...
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Amy Morin

AMY MORIN is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology ...
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Rushmie Nofsinger

RUSHMIE NOFSINGER brings nearly twenty years of communications, stakeholder ...
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Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

JENNIFER PERRY is the managing director and lead of the MMBSI technology & ...
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Amy Philbrook

AMY PHILBROOK is the head of diversity and inclusion for Fidelity Investments, a ...
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Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a nationally ...
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Deborah Pine

DEBORAH PINE is the executive director of the Center for Women and Business at ...
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Marissa Poole

Marissa Poole

MARISSA POOLE has more than twenty five years in the healthcare industry. She built ...
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Colleen Richards Powell

Colleen Richards Powell

COLLEEN RICHARDS POWELL oversees MFS’ diversity strategy, including related ...
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Adda Power

Adda Grace Power

ADDA GRACE POWER leads the internal audit department at TripAdvisor Media Group as ...
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Tonya Rapley

TONYA RAPLEY is an internationally recognized millennial money expert, ...
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Kate Reed

KATE REED is the vice president for IBM Security’s performance marketing ...
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Alechia Reese

Alechia Reese

ALECHIA REESE is equal parts warm tea and Hennessy. She is the author of the ...
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Shannon Resetich

Shannon Resetich

SHANNON RESETICH is head of North America for rare diseases and rare blood disorders ...
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Karen Rinaldi

Karen Rinaldi

KAREN RINALDI is the publisher of Harper Wave, an imprint she founded in 2012, and a ...
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Veronica Rueckert

VERONICA RUECKERT is the author of Outspoken: Why women's voices get silenced and how ...
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Angela Ruffin-Stacker

Angela Ruffin-Stacker

ANGELA RUFFIN-STACKER is senior vice president and director of diverse FA recruiting ...
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Roxanna Sarmiento

ROXANNA SARMIENTO has a wealth of marketing and brand management experience. Prior to ...
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Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

RESHMA SAUJANI is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international ...
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Christina Sully

Christina Scully

CHRISTINA SCULLY is currently the interim head of global manufacturing and supply ...
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Tiffany Shlain

TIFFANY SHLAIN was honored by Newsweekas one of the Women Shaping the 21st Century. ...
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Susannah St-Germain

Susannah St-Germain

SUSANNAH ST-GERMAIN is a 17x certified Colombian-American Salesforce architect. She ...
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Darcey Steinke

DARCEY STEINKE is the author of the New York Times Notable memoir Easter Everywhere, ...
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Marlo Tapley

Marlo Tapley

MARLO TAPLEY is a senior sales and operations executive for North America ...
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Trish Torizzo

Trish Torizzo

TRISH TORIZZO is an accomplished executive leader with over twenty years’ ...
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Virgie Tovar

VIRGIE TOVAR started the #LoseHateNotWeight campaign. She is one of the nation's ...
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Elizabeth Traynor

ELIZABETH TRAYNOR is a communications lead for employee communications and engagement ...
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Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building ...
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Barb Vlacich

Barb Vlacich

BARB VLACICH is vice president, global sales operations, and chief of staff of ...
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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership ...
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Hillary Weingast

Hillary Weingast

HILLARY WEINGAST is associate general counsel and head of global inclusion and ...
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Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a ...
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Jodie Wertheim

JODIE WERTHEIM has worked in the field of communication for close to twenty five ...
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Jeffery Whitford

Jeffery Whitford

JEFFERY WHITFORD joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2005, and since that time has served in ...
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Karen Wickre

KAREN WICKRE has been called “the best-connected Silicon Valley figure you’ve ...
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Carla Wright-Jukes

CARLA WRIGHT-JUKES possess a warrior’s mentality with a poet’s soul.  She ...
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Lauren Zajac

Lauren Zajac

LAUREN ZAJAC is vice president, general counsel and data protection officer with ...
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Gabi Zijderveld

GABI ZIJDERVELD is chief marketing officer and head of product strategy with ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Antoinette Antonio

ANTOINETTE ANTONIO is co-anchor of WCVB’s EyeOpener newscasts with co-anchors Randy ...
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Renee Connolly

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY is the global head of communications and business markets/services at ...
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Karen Holmes Ward

KAREN HOLMES WARD is the director of public affairs and community services as well as ...
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Kathy Horgan

Kathy Horgan

KATHY HORGAN is executive vice president and chief human resources and ...
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Susie Lisa

Susan Vissers Lisa

SUSAN VISSERS LISA is VP of Investor Relations at Boston Scientific Corporation and ...
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Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ an award-winning multimedia journalist, and the co-host of PBS’ ...
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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

KARYN POLITO is the 72nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. She began her public ...
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Mayor Marty Walsh

MARTIN J. WALSH is a lifelong champion of working people and a proud product of the ...
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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership ...
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Small Business Roundtable

Barbara Clarke

Barbara Clarke

BARBARA CLARKE is an economist that invests in early stage companies with women in ...
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Seth Goodall

Seth Goodall

SETH GOODALL is the executive director of corporate social responsibility for ...
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Bianca Jordan

Bianca Jordan

BIANCA JORDAN is the founder of Brazen Legal, a law firm that provides legal ...
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Teresa Maynard

Teresa Maynard

TERESA MAYNARD is the owner and operator of Sweet Teez Bakery in Dorchester, MA that ...
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Meg Stone

MEG STONE is the executive director of IMPACT Boston, a nationally recognized abuse ...
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Anne Traer

Anne Traer

ANNE TRAER is a floral artist and founder of Garden and Roads, a Boston-based florist ...
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Michelle Wax

MICHELLE WAX is a firm believer that happiness is the ultimate success. She is ...
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Meg Wheeler

MEG K. WHEELER is a socially conscious entrepreneur, business consultant, writer and ...
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Tech Roundtables

Chris Ferzli

Chris Ferzli

CHRIS FERZLI is director of global corporate affairs with Ocean Spray. Shee has ...
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Katie Greer

KATIE GREER is CEO of KL Greer Consulting. Her journey as an internet safety keynote ...
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Stephanie Humphrey

Stephanie Humphrey

STEPHANIE HUMPHREY is a former engineer who became the technology contributor to ...
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Anna Jablonka

Anna Jablonka

ANNA JABLONKA is an engineering director with Applied Materials. She has been ...
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Roxanna Sarmiento

ROXANNA SARMIENTO has a wealth of marketing and brand management experience. Prior to ...
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Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building ...
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