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2023 Speakers

Explore the 2023 MA Conference for Women speaker lineup featuring Jacinda Ardern, Margaret Atwood, Dr. Joy Buolamwini and America Ferrera.

Keynote Program | 10:15am - 1:15pm

Jacinda Ardern

Keynote Speaker | Prime Minister, New Zealand (2017-2023); Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Special Envoy, Christchurch Call to Action; Board Member, The Earthshot Prize ...
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Margaret Atwood

Keynote Speaker | two-time Booker Prize-winning Author of over 50 books, including The Handmaid's Tale ...
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Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Keynote Speaker | Artificial Intelligence Expert, Artist & Founder, Algorithmic Justice League DR. ...
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America Ferrera

Keynote Speaker | Emmy, Golden Globe & SAG award-winning Actress, Director, Producer ...
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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Moderator | Opinion Section Host & Writer, The New York Times, podcast Host, First Person & former NPR Journalist ...
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Radhika Jones

Moderator | Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair ...
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Ellen McGirt

Moderator | Editor-in-chief, Design Observer ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Joan Christel

Introduction | President, State Street Foundation ...
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Renee Connolly

Introduction | Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer; Head, Innovation HR ...
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Brooke Forbes

Introduction | Head, Stock Plan Services & Non Qual, Workplace Investing, ...
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Maura Healey

Remarks | 73rd Governor of Massachusetts ...
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Marian L. Heard

Remarks | President & CEO, Oxen Hill Partners and Board Member, MA Conference ...
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Julie Khani

Introduction | Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Corporate ...
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Kelli Kirwin

Remarks | Senior Director, Global Software Sales, Cisco Systems & Massachusetts ...
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Gloria Cordes Larson

Gloria Cordes Larson

Remarks | Former President, Bentley University and Board Member, MA Conference for ...
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Linda Seah

Introduction | VP, General Manager, Emerging Asia, Hologic, Inc. ...
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Karen Holmes Ward

EMCEE | Director, Public Affairs & Community Services Host, Executive Producer, ...
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Michelle Wu

Remarks | Mayor of Boston ...
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Session 1 Program Offerings | 8:45-9:45am

Tanya Alcorn

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Getting to the Next Level ...
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Kim Binette

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: How to Soar in STEM ...
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Danae Bucci

Moderator | That's a Good Question: How to Soar in STEM ...
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Valerie Buckingham

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Getting to the Next Level ...
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Peggy Byrd

Moderator | That's a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Natanja Craig Oquendo

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Managing Up ...
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Monisha Dabek

Executive Mentor |That’s a Good Question | Managing Up ...
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Yaro Fong-Olivares

Learning Stage ...
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Angela Garbes

Speaker | Essential Labor: What Caregivers Really Need from Workplaces ...
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Amy Gross

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Getting to the Next Level ...
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Mary Anne Heino

Executive Mentor | That’s a Good Question | Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Alba Kiihl

Moderator | Essential Labor: What Caregivers Really Need from Workplaces ...
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Fleurette King

Host | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World Learning ...
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Lori Lebson

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: How to Soar in STEM ...
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Suevon Lee

Moderator | That's a Good Question: Getting to the Next Level ...
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Shirley Leung

Moderator | That's a Good Question: Managing Up ...
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Justine Levin-Allerhand

IExecutive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Kim Peretti

Executive Mentor| That's a Good Question: Managing Up ...
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Jennifer Schneiders, PhD

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: How to Soar in STEM ...
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Micho Spring

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Kellie Wardman

Facilitator | Small Group Peer Networking and Career Connections Meet Up ...
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Laurie Dalton White

Executive Mentor | That’s a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Session 2 Program Offerings | 1:45 - 2:45pm

Dr. Modupe Akinola

Speaker | Stress Proof: Leading with a Limitless Mindset ...
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Dominique Brewer

Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Kimberly Brown

Speaker | Next Move, Best Move: A Strategic Approach to Lasting Career Decisions ...
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Jill Calabrese Bain

Host | Stress Proof: Leading with a Limitless Mindset ...
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Karen Catlin

Host | Next Move, Best Move: A Strategic Approach to Lasting Career Decisions ...
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Tiziana Dearing

Moderator | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Andrea Diieso

Host | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Carol Fulp

Thought-Leader | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Jessica Gregory

Host | Reclaim Your Time: A Tool to Revive Your Career ...
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Kristy Lilas

Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Julia McCarthy

Host | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Jenny Odell

Speaker | Reclaim Your Time: A Tool to Revive Your Career ...
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Julie Rice

Speaker | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Eve Rodsky

Speaker | Cultivating Creativity and Collaboration in Workplace Culture ...
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Nancy B. Rosedale

Learning Stage | Resources to Start or Grow a Small Business ...
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Brandis Russell

Host | Cultivating Creativity and Collaboration in Workplace Culture ...
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Melissa Shore

Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Charlotte Streat

Executive Spotlight | Next Move, Best Move: A Strategic Approach to Lasting Career ...
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Michelle Vetovis

Learning Stage | Navigating to Your True North: Small Steps, Monumental Wealth ...
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Traci Wade

Executive Spotlight | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Kellie Wardman

Facilitator | Small Group Peer Networking and Career Connections Meet Up ...
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Session 3 Program Offerings | 3:15 - 4:15pm

Dr. Modupe Akinola

Speaker | Stress Proof: Leading with a Limitless Mindset ...
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Dorothy Barr

Panelist | Navigating Age in a Multigenerational Workplace ...
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Kimberly Brown

Speaker | Next Move, Best Move: A Strategic Approach to Lasting Career Decisions ...
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Carolina Caro

Thought-Leader | Navigating Age in a Multigenerational Workplace ...
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Tiziana Dearing

Moderator | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Shannon Gath

Host | Reclaim Your Time: A Tool to Revive Your Career ...
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Deborah Glasser

Learning Stage ...
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Nathalie Grenache

Panelist | Navigating Age in a Multigenerational Workplace ...
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Fleurette King

Host | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World Learning ...
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Liz Korbel

Host | Navigating Age in a Multigenerational Workplace ...
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Jenny Odell

Speaker | Reclaim Your Time: A Tool to Revive Your Career ...
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Marissa Poole

Executive Spotlight | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Julie Rice

Speaker | Rebuilding Relationships in a Disconnected World ...
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Eve Rodsky

Speaker | Cultivating Creativity and Collaboration in Workplace Culture ...
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Morgan Steacy

Host | Stress Proof: Leading with a Limitless Mindset ...
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Stacey Taylor

Host | Next Move, Best Move: A Strategic Approach to Lasting Career Decisions ...
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Pushpinder Toor

Panelist | Navigating Age in a Multigenerational Workplace ...
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Laysha Ward

Host | Cultivating Creativity and Collaboration in Workplace Culture ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Joan Christel

Introduction | President, State Street Foundation ...
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Renee Connolly

Introduction | Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer; Head, Innovation HR ...
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Brooke Forbes

Introduction | Head, Stock Plan Services & Non Qual, Workplace Investing, ...
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Maura Healey

Remarks | 73rd Governor of Massachusetts ...
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Marian L. Heard

Remarks | President & CEO, Oxen Hill Partners and Board Member, MA Conference ...
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Julie Khani

Introduction | Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Corporate ...
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Kelli Kirwin

Remarks | Senior Director, Global Software Sales, Cisco Systems & Massachusetts ...
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Gloria Cordes Larson

Gloria Cordes Larson

Remarks | Former President, Bentley University and Board Member, MA Conference for ...
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Linda Seah

Introduction | VP, General Manager, Emerging Asia, Hologic, Inc. ...
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Karen Holmes Ward

EMCEE | Director, Public Affairs & Community Services Host, Executive Producer, ...
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Michelle Wu

Remarks | Mayor of Boston ...
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