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2020 Speakers

The 2021 speaker lineup will be posted here soon. Save the date for registration opening on Wednesday, June 9th, and be sure to sign up for our emails to receive speaker and registration announcements!

Keynotes

Awkwafina

 AWKWAFINA is an award-winning Asian-American writer, actress and rapper. Her “government name” is Nora Lum. Most recently, Lum earned rave reviews for her performance in Lulu Wang's The Farewell. Before ...
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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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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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Alicia Keys

ALICIA KEYS is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, musician, producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film,  television and ...
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Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFE on CNN, now in its seventh season. For five seasons prior, Ling EP’d and hosted Our America on OWN.  She was also a field correspondent for The ...
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Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt

ELLEN McGIRT is a senior editor at FORTUNE, where she established the race and culture beat in 2016. In addition to long-form magazine features, she writes RaceAhead, a daily column on race and inclusion in ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang

JOANNE CHANG is a pastry chef and the co-owner of Flour Bakery and Myers + Change. ...
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Malika Chopra

Mallika Chopra

MALLIKA CHOPRA is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and published author. ...
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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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Kathy Horgan

Kathy Horgan

KATHY HORGAN is executive vice president and chief human resources and ...
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Kelli Kerwin

Kelli Kirwin

KELLI KIRWIN is a director in the worldwide software sales organization with ...
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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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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

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

Mariana Atencio

MARIANA ATENCIO is a Peabody award–winning journalist, author and speaker, ...
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Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin

RITU BHASIN is president of bhasin consulting inc., and an award-winning speaker, ...
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Rachel Cargle

RACHEL CARGLE is an Akron, Ohio born public academic, writer and philanthropic ...
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Dr. Lisa Damour

DR. LISA DAMOUR is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological ...
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Dan Heath

DAN HEATH co-wrote four of the most-loved business books of the past decade, ...
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Admiral Michelle J. Howard

ADMIRAL MICHELLE J. HOWARD was the first female U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral. A ...
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Laura Huang

Laura Huang

LAURA HUANG is the MBA Class of 1954 associate professor of business administration ...
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Debby Irving

Debby Irving

DEBBY IRVING brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community ...
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Tania Katan

TANIA KATAN is the CEO of Creative Trespassing, bestselling author, inspirational ...
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Stephanie Land

STEPHANIE LAND is the author of the bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low ...
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Lisa Nichols

LISA NICHOLS is founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc., and one of ...
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Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

MEL ROBBINS is the international best-selling author of The 5 Second Rule and four ...
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Caroline A. Wanga

Caroline A. Wanga

CAROLINE A. WANGA is currently the interim chief executive officer of Essence ...
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Session Hosts

Annie Marie Bernard

Anne Marie Bernard

ANNE MARIE BERNARD is a senior vice president and senior director of human resources ...
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Colleen Beauregard

Colleen Beauregard

COLLEEN BEAUREGARD is head of global R&D communications at Takeda Pharmaceutical ...
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Romina Bongiovanni

Romina Bongiovanni

ROMINA BONGIOVANNI is head of global communications at New Balance. She leads ...
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Naeemah Elias

Naeemah Elias

NAEEMAH ELIAS is a managing director in the talent marketplace, responsible for ...
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Burcu Eryilmaz

Burcu Eryilmaz

BURCU ERYILMAZ is head of US business operations and shared services for Sanofi ...
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Mariana Fagnilli

Mariana Fagnilli

MARIANA FAGNILLI is vice president, global office of diversity and inclusion at ...
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Meeta Gulyani

MEETA GULYANI is head of strategy, business development, and transformation at ...
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Jennifer Merredew

Jennifer Merredew

JEN MERREDEW is the senior director of global marketing at Akamai ...
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Alice Monteiro

Alice Monteiro

ALICE MONTEIRO is head of talent acquisition and diversity, equity, & inclusion ...
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Erin Smith

Erin Smith

ERIN SMITH is a senior government relations manager at TD Bank, America’s Most ...
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Stephanie Walton

Stephanie Walton

STEPHANIE WALTON is DVP of operations, where she leads a team of over 100 associates ...
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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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Executive Spotlights

Alisha A. Alaimo

Alisha A. Alaimo

ALISHA A. ALAIMO is president of Biogen, U.S. Organization, and a board member of the ...
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Dantaya Williams

Dantaya Williams

DANTAYA WILLIAMS is the chief human resources officer at Raytheon Technologies. She ...
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Esther Ayorinde

Esther Ayorinde

ESTHER AYORINDE is senior director of CX Go-to-Market at Cisco. Ayorinde is a ...
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Kimberly Lounds Foster

Kimberly Lounds Foster

KIMBERLY LOUNDS FOSTER is senior vice president of the global supply chain at Bristol ...
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Michelle Garsha

Michelle Garsha

MICHELLE GARSHA is vice president, global women’s health diagnostics at ...
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Wendy John

Wendy John

WENDY JOHN is the head of global diversity and inclusion for ...
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Christine Maroulis

Christine Maroulis

CHRISTINE MAROULIS is currently the director of U.S. payer relations for the Johnson ...
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Julia McCarthy

Julia McCarthy

JULIA McCARTHY is the executive vice president and head of client experience for ...
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Iva Morse

Dr. Iva Morse

DR. IVA MORSE is the vice president and head of BioProcessing, commercial Americas at ...
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Erin Smith

Erin Smith

ERIN SMITH is a senior government relations manager at TD Bank, America’s Most ...
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Learning Burst & Break Speakers

Sean Bacchus

Sean Bacchus

SEAN BACCHUS is a talent acquisitions manager at Sanofi. He has over twenty years of ...
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Jasmine Greenamyer

Jasmine Greenamyer

JASMINE GREENAMYER is vice president and head of global strategic partnerships at EMD ...
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Jennifer Lea

Jennifer Lea

JENNIFER LEA, MS, CSCS, CPT, is a performance coach and the director of global ...
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Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney

LISA WELKER-FINNEY is the vice president of human resources for Boston Scientific ...
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Registration Opens June 9

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