2020 Speakers

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Keynotes


Awkwafina

Awkwafina

 AWKWAFINA is an award-winning Asian-American writer, actress and rapper. Her “government name” is Nora Lum. Most recently, Lum earned... Read Full Bio
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize winning, New York Times number one ... Read Full Bio
Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Read Full Bio
Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

ALICIA KEYS is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, musician, producer, an accomplished act... Read Full Bio
Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFE on CNN, now its seventh season. For five seasons prior, Ling EP’d and hos... Read Full Bio
Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt

ELLEN McGIRT is a senior editor at FORTUNE, where she established the race and culture beat in 2016. In additio... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang

JOANNE CHANG is a pastry chef and the co-owner of Flour Bakery and Myers + Change. She started as garde-manger ... Read Full Bio
Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra

MALLIKA CHOPRA is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and published author. Her latest books, ... Read Full Bio
Renee Connolly

Renee Connolly

RENEE CONNOLLY is the global head of communications and business markets/services at MilliporeSigma, where she leverages the power of education... Read Full Bio
Kathy Horgan

Kathy Horgan

KATHY HORGAN is executive vice president and chief human resources and citizenship officer at State Street Corporation, responsible for ensurin... Read Full Bio
Kelli Kirwin

Kelli Kirwin

KELLI KIRWIN is a director in the worldwide software sales organization with Cisco. The “Software Simple... Read Full Bio
Gloria Cordes Larson

Gloria Cordes Larson

GLORIA CORDES LARSON is a respected lawyer, public policy expert, Boston business leader, and former university president. She currently serves... Read Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership experience at Target. In 2017,... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Mariana Atencio

Mariana Atencio

MARIANA ATENCIO is a Peabody award–winning journalist, author and speaker, included in AdWeek’s “Young Influentials”, as ... Read Full Bio
Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin

RITU BHASIN is president of bhasin consulting inc., and an award-winning speaker, author, and globally recognized expert in diversity and inclu... Read Full Bio
Rachel Cargle

Rachel Cargle

RACHEL CARGLE is an Akron, Ohio born public academic, writer and philanthropic innovator. Her upcoming book with The Dial... Read Full Bio
Dr. Lisa Damour

Dr. Lisa Damour

DR. LISA DAMOUR is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association for her work on stress and anxiety. She is a sought... Read Full Bio
Dan Heath

Dan Heath

DAN HEATH co-wrote four of the most-loved business books of the past decade, including Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and <... Read Full Bio
Admiral Michelle J. Howard

Admiral Michelle J. Howard

ADMIRAL MICHELLE J. HOWARD was the first female U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral. A ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Nav... Read Full Bio
Laura Huang

Laura Huang

LAURA HUANG is the MBA Class of 1954 associate professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. Her research examines inter... Read Full Bio
Debby Irving

Debby Irving

DEBBY IRVING brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for twenty five years with... Read Full Bio
Tania Katan

Tania Katan

TANIA KATAN is the CEO of Creative Trespassing, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the globally viral campaign #ItWas... Read Full Bio
Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land

STEPHANIE LAND is the author of the bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. She recounts ... Read Full Bio
Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols

LISA NICHOLS is founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc., and one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as wel... Read Full Bio
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

MEL ROBBINS is the international best-selling author of The 5 Second ... Read Full Bio
Caroline A. Wanga

Caroline A. Wanga

CAROLINE A. WANGA is currently the interim chief executive officer of Essence Communications Inc., an independe... Read Full Bio

Session Hosts


Anne Marie Bernard

Anne Marie Bernard

ANNE MARIE BERNARD is a senior vice president and senior director of human resources at MFS Investment Manageme... Read Full Bio
Colleen Beauregard

Colleen Beauregard

COLLEEN BEAUREGARD is head of global R&D communications at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and a member... Read Full Bio
Romina Bongiovanni

Romina Bongiovanni

ROMINA BONGIOVANNI is head of global communications at New Balance. She leads communications strategies that dr... Read Full Bio
Naeemah Elias

Naeemah Elias

NAEEMAH ELIAS is a managing director in the talent marketplace, responsible for driving internal mobility at St... Read Full Bio
Burcu Eryilmaz

Burcu Eryilmaz

BURCU ERYILMAZ is head of US business operations and shared services for Sanofi Genzyme. Leveraging over twenty... Read Full Bio
Mariana Fagnilli

Mariana Fagnilli

MARIANA FAGNILLI is vice president, global office of diversity and inclusion at Liberty Mutual. She is a human ... Read Full Bio
Meeta Gulyani

Meeta Gulyani

MEETA GULYANI is head of strategy, business development, and transformation at MilliporeSigma. She was previous... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Merredew

Jennifer Merredew

JEN MERREDEW is the senior director of global marketing at Akamai Technologies. Read Full Bio
Alice Monteiro

Alice Monteiro

ALICE MONTEIRO is head of talent acquisition and diversity, equity, & inclusion at Ocean Spray. She leads O... Read Full Bio
Stephanie Walton

Stephanie Walton

STEPHANIE WALTON is DVP of operations, where she leads a team of over 100 associates in five functional areas: ... Read Full Bio

Executive Spotlights


Alisha A. Alaimo

Alisha A. Alaimo

ALISHA A. ALAIMO is president of Biogen, U.S. Organization, and a board member of the Biogen Foundation. Alaimo... Read Full Bio
Dantaya Williams

Dantaya Williams

DANTAYA WILLIAMS is the chief human resources officer at Raytheon Technologies. She is responsible for the comp... Read Full Bio
Esther Ayorinde

Esther Ayorinde

ESTHER AYORINDE is senior director of CX Go-to-Market at Cisco. Ayorinde is a fourteen-year Cisco Sales and Go-... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Lounds Foster

Kimberly Lounds Foster

KIMBERLY LOUNDS FOSTER is senior vice president of the global supply chain at Bristol Myers Squibb. She joined ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Garsha

Michelle Garsha

MICHELLE GARSHA is vice president, global women’s health diagnostics at Hologic. Read Full Bio
Carole Huntsman

Carole Huntsman

CAROLE HUNTSMAN is the North America head of Sanofi Genzyme and US country lead. In her role as country lead, s... Read Full Bio
Wendy John

Wendy John

WENDY JOHN is the head of global diversity and inclusion for Fidelity Read Full Bio
Christine Maroulis

Christine Maroulis

CHRISTINE MAROULIS is currently the director of U.S. payer relations for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) me... Read Full Bio
Julia McCarthy

Julia McCarthy

JULIA McCARTHY is the executive vice president and head of client experience for State Street. She has more tha... Read Full Bio
Dr. Iva Morse

Dr. Iva Morse

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

Erin Smith

ERIN SMITH is a senior government relations manager at TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. In this rol... Read Full Bio

Learning Burst & Break Speakers


Sean Bacchus

Sean Bacchus

SEAN BACCHUS is a talent acquisitions manager at Sanofi. He has over twenty years of corporate professional exp... Read Full Bio
Jasmine Greenamyer

Jasmine Greenamyer

JASMINE GREENAMYER is vice president and head of global strategic partnerships at EMD Serono. In 2016, she join... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Lea

Jennifer Lea

JENNIFER LEA, MS, CSCS, CPT, is a performance coach and the director of global portfolio management and innovation at Johnson & Johnson. As... Read Full Bio
Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney

LISA WELKER-FINNEY is the vice president of human resources for Boston Scientific nRead Full Bio