Custom Event Speaker Options
Sally Helgesen, author, How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job. Cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership.
Archana Gilravi, SVP of partnerships at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation. She offers tangible leadership advice for women.
Jodi Glickman, leadership strategist, CEO, founder and author, Great on the Job. Speaks on interpersonal skills and workplace communication.
Erica Keswin, author, Bring Your Human to Work and creator, The Spaghetti Project. She speaks on connecting teams, increasing engagement, and creating a more human workplace.
Charlene Li, expert, digital transformation & leadership and New York Times best-selling author. She speaks on digital transformation and disruptive leadership.
Sam Rapoport, senior director of football development, NFL. She shares her leadership story with tangible examples for breaking barriers, influencing others, and amplifying your voice. (FIRESIDE CHAT ONLY)
JUSTICE, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Dolly Chugh, author, The Person You Mean to Be. She speaks on how good people fight bias.
Minda Harts, founder, Women of Color Equity Initiative and author, The Memo. She speaks on career advancement for women of color.
Debby Irving, author, Waking Up White. She presents the impact white skin can have on perception, problem-solving, and engaging in racial justice work.
Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, psychologist who speaks on developing cross-cultural competence, social-emotional learning. She addresses the mental health component of D&I.
Ellen McGirt, journalist, Fortune, and founder, Sweet Equity Media. She speaks on leadership and race.
Deepa Purushothaman, author, The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America. She speaks on belonging in the workplace.
Caroline Wanga, CEO, Essence Communication. She provides specific examples on D&I initiatives.
Lily Zheng, author, DEI Deconstructed. They speak on DEI outcomes and gender ambiguity in the workplace.
GENDER EQUITY & ALLYSHIP
Michelle King, author, The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work and How Work Works: The Subtle Science of Getting Ahead Without Losing Yourself. She speaks on organizational culture and equality.
Brad Johnson, professor of psychology, U.S. Naval Academy, faculty associate, Johns Hopkins University and co-author, Athena Rising OR his co-author, David Smith, co-author, Athena Rising and associate professor of sociology, Department of National Security Affairs, United States Naval War College. Both are excellent speakers on the topic of how men can play a role in gender inclusion.
Jeffrey Tobias Halter, gender strategist. He speaks of engaging men as allies.
Janet Crawford, founder & CEO, Cascadance. She speaks on the science of creating gender parity in the workplace.
CAREER SKILLS, PROGRESSION & PIVOTS
Jenny Blake, author, Pivot. She offers tools and insights for growing your existing strengths and identifying new skills to grow your career. Her new book is Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business.
Rachel Cossar, founder and lead facilitator for Choreography for Business. She speaks on communication and body-language.
Stacey Delo, author, Your Turn: Careers, Kids & Comebacks. She speaks about making work work for you, return to work, working parents.
Fran Hauser, author, The Myth of the Nice Girl. She coaches women on how to be assertive and strong leaders, while remaining kind. Her new book is Embrace the Work, Love Your Career
Laura Huang, author, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage. She speaks onidentifying and maximizing your skills.
Tania Katan, CEO of Creative Trespassing. She speaks about maximizing your creative skills to grow your career.
Sara Laschever, author, Women Don’t Ask. She speaks on negotiation.
Alexandra Levit, former nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal columnist and best-selling author. She shares how organizations and their employees can prepare for the future of the workplace.
Lauren McGoodwin, founder, Career Contessa, and author, Power Moves. She speaks on career advancement within an organization.
Linda Raynier, career and purpose coach. She provides tangible advice for attendees on negotiating, pivoting careers and growing your career.
Erica Williams Simon, author, You Deserve the Truth. She speaks on building a career centered on purpose.
Kristin Wong, regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for The New York Times and is the author of Get Money. She speaks on negotiation skills and personal finance.
Wendy Smith, author, Both/And Thinking. She helps professionals and teams effectively respond to contradictory, yet interdependent demands.
COMMUNICATION & CONNECTION
Cate Luzio, founder and CEO of Luminary.She speaks on career growth and networking.
Charmaine McClarie, author and C-suite adviser, attendees love her strategic advice about how to communicate your value and grow your career.
Susan McPherson, serial connector, founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies. She speake on purpose-driven leadership and connection.
Laura Okmin, Emmy award-winning sports reporter and founder, GALvanize. She speaks on developing a strong network and mentorship.
WORKING IN A HYBRID WORLD
Mary Abbajay, author, Managing Up. She speaks on managing meetings that get results and are positive, engaging and efficient and also speaks on internal mobility.
Susan Rietano Davey, co-founder, Prepare to Launch. She speaks on how to advance in a hybrid workplace.
Erica Dhawan, author, Digital Body Language. Helps teams better communicate virtually.
Ximena Vengoechea, author, Listen Like You Mean It. She provides actionable steps to connect and feel heard and understood on hybrid teams.
SELF-CARE, RESILIENCE & MENTAL HEALTH
Mollie West Duffy & Liz Fosslien, Co-bestselling authors, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. They offer tips for navigating uncertainty and mental wellness. They can be booked together or individually.
Anne Grady, resilience expert. She speaks on building resilience, improving performance, and unleashing your potential.
Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez, award-winning psychologist & author, The Burnout Fix. She speaks on the science of burnout, motivation, and behavior change.
Nataly Kogan, author, Happier Now. She speaks on mental health and creativity.
Nora McInerny, best-selling author and host, Terrible, Thanks for Asking. She speaks on grief with humor.
Amy Morin, psychotherapist, and best-selling author, 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do. She offers tips and tricks to build resilience.
Nina Vasan, MD, ED, Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation and CMO, Real. She provides very tangible strategies for managing your mental health.
PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Valorie Burton, bestselling author of numerous books. She speaks about how successful people think differently, especially during times of great change.
Mallika Chopra, CEO, Chopra Institute. She speaks on mindfulness and meditation for leaders.
Erin Falconer, editor-in-chief & co-owner, Pick the Brain and author, How to Get Sh*t Done.
Grace Killelea, author, The Confidence Effect. She speaks on confidence.
Maxie McCoy, author, You’re Not Lost. Provides women with the tools to better trust their instincts.
Mary Laura Philpott, I Miss You When I Blink. She speaks on the negative side of perfectionism.
Amber Rae, author, Choose Wonder Over Worry. She speaks about moving beyond fear and doubt in your career and life
Reshma Saujani, author, Brave, Not Perfect. She speaks on perfectionism, risk-taking, and paid family leave.