2021 Speakers

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Keynotes


Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams

STACEY ABRAMS is an author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven y... Read Full Bio
Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns

URSULA BURNS has extensive international experience of large companies confronting technology change of their i... Read Full Bio
Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall

JANE GOODALL is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (janegoodall.org), and a UN Messenger of Peace. She ... Read Full Bio
Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

MASTER of CEREMONIES, CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, an internationally recognized journalist and radio host, prof... Read Full Bio
Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas

ANGIE THOMAS was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a f... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Brenda Dennis

Brenda Dennis

BRENDA DENNIS is vice president at Cisco, leading Americas regional operations within client experience service... Read Full Bio
Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFERead Full Bio
Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ is an anchor on MSNBC. She is also the author of Read Full Bio
Johanna Mercier

Johanna Mercier

JOHANNA MERCIER serves as chief commercial officer at Gilead. She is responsible for the global commercializati... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

JENNIFER SIEBEL NEWSOM is a filmmaker, thought leader, and the First Partner of California. For more than a dec... Read Full Bio
Rami Rahim

Rami Rahim

RAMI RAHIM is chief executive officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company's board of directors. He ... Read Full Bio
Cynthia Pham Stark

Cynthia Pham Stark

CYNTHIA PHAM STARK is the director of corporate engineering at Google. She has over twenty years of experience ... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Daisy Auger-Domínguez

Daisy Auger-Domínguez

DAISY AUGER-DOMIÍNGUEZ is chief people officer of VICE Media Group. She... Read Full Bio
Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin

BROOKE BALDWIN is a Peabody Award finalist and news anchor at CNN. She is also the creator and host of CNN's di... Read Full Bio
Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan

KELLY CORRIGAN is a best-selling author, two time cancer survivor, the host of Read Full Bio
Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle

GLENNON DOYLE is an activist and author of the #1 New York Times Read Full Bio
Adam Grant

Adam Grant

ADAM GRANT has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. As an organizational psychologist... Read Full Bio
Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra

HERMINIA IBARRA is the Charles Handy professor of organizational behavior at London Business School (LBS). Prio... Read Full Bio
Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims

JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS is the New York TimesRead Full Bio
Emily Nagoski

Emily Nagoski

EMILY NAGOSKI, PhD is the award-winning author of the New York Times<... Read Full Bio
Linda Raynier

Linda Raynier

LINDA RAYNIER is a career strategist, speaker, and purpose coach for corporate professionals looking to enhance... Read Full Bio
Nina Shaw

Nina Shaw

NINA SHAW is a founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del Sha... Read Full Bio
Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero

JEN SINCERO is a #1 New York TimesRead Full Bio

Session Hosts


Aykezar Adil

Aykezar Adil

AYKEZAR ADIL is a junior scientist in DNA sequencing research at Roche. She served on the Silicon Valley Roche ... Read Full Bio
Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown

VALERIE BROWN is senior vice president of quality assurance in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing at ... Read Full Bio
Sujata Kosalge

Sujata Kosalge

SUJATA KOSALGE is the vice president of engineering at Google. The engineering team is primarily responsible fo... Read Full Bio
Angela Morris Lovelace

Angela Morris Lovelace

ANGELA MORRIS LOVELACE is the chief diversity, equity, & inclusion officer for Silicon Valley Bank. In this... Read Full Bio
Sharon Mandell

Sharon Mandell

SHARON MANDELL is the senior vice president and chief information officer leading Juniper’s global informatio... Read Full Bio
Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson

JESSICA SWANSON  is vice president of marketing for the Breast & Skeletal Health business at Hologic, ... Read Full Bio
Joni Tsumas

Joni Tsumas

JONI TSUMAS is vice president of sales at Cohesity, a data management firm. She is responsible for accelerating... 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, Ward was named executive vice p... Read Full Bio
Maria Weaver

Maria Weaver

MARIA WEAVER is the chief people officer for Niantic, the world’s leading augmented reality (AR) company and ... Read Full Bio

Executive Spotlights


Annabel Flores

Annabel Flores

ANNABEL FLORES is vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems for Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a busines... Read Full Bio
Rola Dagher

Rola Dagher

ROLA DAGHER is a global channel chief at Dell Technologies. She returns to Dell Technologies after leading as p... Read Full Bio
Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

BRENDA DULGER-SHEIKIN is senior vice president of State Street. She currently leads the Institutional Investor ... Read Full Bio
Carla Wright Jukes

Carla Wright Jukes

CARLA WRIGHT-JUKES is a senior manager in Cisco Systems’ customer experience organization. She has over thirt... Read Full Bio
Lilian Kee

Lilian Kee

LILIAN KEE is a director of business operations at BeiGene, supporting the global supply chain organization. Sh... Read Full Bio
Joanne Leung

Joanne Leung

JOANNE LEUNG is senior director of strategy at Johnson & Johnson’s robotics and digital solutions franchi... Read Full Bio
Erin Platts

Erin Platts

ERIN PLATTS is the head of EMEA and president of the UK branch at SVP Financial Group. She is responsible for l... Read Full Bio
Yana Tobelmann

Yana Tobelmann

YANA TOBELMANN is a product specialist in corporate engineering at Google. She has over a decade experience lea... Read Full Bio
Tram Tran

Tram Tran

TRAM TRAN, MD, is an internationally renowned liver and viral specialist and is the vice president, medical aff... Read Full Bio

Learning Burst & Break Speakers


Jannie Affeld

Jannie Affeld

JANNIE AFFELD is the director of finance systems engineering at Alphabet. She oversees a global engineering tea... Read Full Bio
Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle

OLABISI BOYLE is the vice president of product planning and mobility strategy for Hyundai Motor America. Boyle ... Read Full Bio
Eliana Campos-Dominguez

Eliana Campos-Dominguez

ELIANA CAMPOS-DOMINGUEZ is the rewards & digital owner marketing manager for Hyundai Motor America and rece... Read Full Bio
Heather McIntosh Cassano

Heather McIntosh Cassano

HEATHER McINTOSH CASSANO is the senior director of user experience at Google. She leads a team of 200+ product ... Read Full Bio
Michele Fox

Michele Fox

MICHELE FOX is director of major accounts for Cohesity. With over twenty six years of enterprise software exper... Read Full Bio
Teri Foy

Teri Foy

TERI FOY is an immunologist with more than twenty five years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry exper... Read Full Bio
Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy

AMANDA HEALY is an award-winning marketing leader, social media expert, and national public speaker. As head of... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Lea

Jennifer Lea

JENNIFER LEA, MS, CSCS, CPT, is a performance coach and the director of global portfolio management and innovat... Read Full Bio
Priyanka Rao

Priyanka Rao

PRIYANKA RAO is an impact-driven product manager who delights in using technology to tangibly improve people’... Read Full Bio
Lauren Rawlins

Lauren Rawlins

LAUREN RAWLINS is the interim director of active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing at Bayer’s Biotech s... Read Full Bio
Samantha Recchia

Samantha Recchia

SAMANTHA RECCHIA is a senior associate of corporate & marketing public relations for Hyundai Motor North Am... Read Full Bio
Lisa Regan

Lisa Regan

LISA REGAN is the vice president of analytical development and acting head of biologics development at Bayer, B... Read Full Bio
Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney

LISA WELKER-FINNEY is the vice president of human resources for Boston Scientific neuromodulation division. During the last year, she expa... Read Full Bio
Dana White

Dana White

DANA W. WHITE is the chief communications officer of Hyundai Motor North America. She most recently led a consu... Read Full Bio
Yaengsaeng Xayavong

Yaengsaeng Xayavong

YAENGSAENG XAYAVONG is the director of facilities management for Bayer’s Berkeley site. Her work ranges from ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Yan Zhang

Dr. Yan Zhang

DR. YAN ZHANG is vice president and general manager of the microarray, genetic sciences group at Thermo Fisher ... Read Full Bio