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2023 Speakers

"In-Person" Keynote Speakers

Shawn Achor

SHAWN ACHOR is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. Achor graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and ...
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Kelly Corrigan

KELLY CORRIGAN is a successful journalist, gifted storyteller, and bestselling author, who’s always had a strong interest in culture, caregiving, and matters of society, and has spent hundreds of hours ...
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Gail Devers

GAIL DEVERS is a five-time Olympian, nine-time World Champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field who was one of the fastest women alive for almost two decades. Amid this unprecedented feat, ...
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DJ Umami

DJ UMAMI was born, raised, and is based in the Bay Area. She is currently a resident DJ for the San Francisco Giants and was a Golden State Warriors DJ from 2012 - 2021. The unmistakable flavor and fervor she ...
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Constance Wu

CONSTANCE WU is the Golden Globe award–nominated star of Crazy Rich Asians and Hustlers. Her breakthrough role was starring as Jessica Huang in the television comedy Fresh Off the Boat (2015–2020). She recently ...
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"In-Person" Special Guest Speakers

Sujata Kosalge

SUJATA KOSALGE joined Google as an engineer in 2007 to become an integral part of the ...
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Liz Thompson

ELIZABETH (LIZ) THOMPSON, PhD, is a multi-faceted biotech professional with ...
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Janelle Wang

JANELLE WANG anchors NBC Bay Area News weeknights at 5 p.m. with co-anchor Jessica ...
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"In-Person Breakout Session Speakers"

Charlene Li

CHARLENE LI has been helping people see the future. She’s an expert on disruptive ...
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Gabby Rivera

GABBY RIVERA is a Bronx-born queer Puerto Rican babe on a mission to create the ...
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"In-Person" Learning Stage Speakers

Stacey Delo

STACEY DELO is a noted expert on women in the workplace and an engaging public ...
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Diane Sadwoski-Joseph

DIANE SADWOSKI-JOSEPH is the head of content at LifeLabs Learning, where she builds ...
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"Virtual" Keynote Speakers

Misty Copeland

MISTY COPELAND is a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and the author of ...
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Ellen McGirt

ELLEN McGIRT is a senior editor at FORTUNE, where she established the race and ...
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Naomi Osaka

NAOMI OSAKA, tennis icon, founder and serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has ...
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Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty

GINNI ROMETTY is the former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of IBM. ...
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Alex Scott

ALEX SCOTT MBE is a former professional footballer, presenter, and broadcaster. The ...
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"Virtual" Special Guest Speakers

Claire Gray

CLAIRE GRAY is vice president, people & communities at Cisco Systems responsible ...
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Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning Journalist and Author of We Need To Talk: How To ...
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Rami Rahim

RAMI RAHIM is chief executive officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the ...
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Cynthia Stark

CYNTHIA STARK is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience transforming ...
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Laysha Ward

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

Rachana Bhide

RACHANA BHIDE is a 22-year leadership psychologist and broadcaster, formerly ...
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Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning Journalist and Author of We Need To Talk: How To ...
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Cassie Holmes

CASSIE HOLMES is an award-winning professor at the UCLA Anderson School of ...
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Marisa Renee Lee

MARISA RENEE LEE is a called upon grief advocate, entrepreneur, and author of the ...
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Charmaine McClarie

CHARMAINE McCLARIE is a C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and ...
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Lauren McGoodwin

LAUREN McGOODWIN founded Career Contessa in 2013 after experiencing a gap in career ...
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Stephanie Mehta

STEPHANIE MEHTA is the CEO of Mansueto Ventures and former editor-in-chief of Fast ...
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Dr. Swati Mohan

DR. SWATI MOHAN joined NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory first in 2004, after ...
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Kate Murphy

KATE MURPHY is a Houston, Texas-based journalist who has written for the New York ...
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Dr. Tina Opie

DR. TINA OPIE is an associate professor of management, and an award-winning teacher ...
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Daniela Pierre-Bravo

DANIELA PIERRE-BRAVO is a best-selling author, public speaker, and MSNBC reporter ...
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Farnoosh Torabi

FARNOOSH TORABI is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — ...
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Ruchika Tulshyan

RUCHIKA TULSHYAN  is an award-winning inclusion strategist and CEO and founder ...
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"Virtual" Session Host Speakers

Beth Basham

BETH BASHAM is a senior director in research & development IT at Bristol-Myers ...
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Doreen Burse

DOREEN BURSE is senior vice president of worldwide sales at United Airlines. In this ...
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Yael Evron Sabag

YAEL EVRON SABAG is an engineering manager in corp eng leading an enterprise ...
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Niharika Khaitan

NIHARIKA KHAITAN is vice president, corporate controller at Juniper Networks and is ...
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Julie Lane

JULIE LANE is head of social impact operations for Cisco. She is responsible for ...
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Perika Sampson

PERIKA SAMPSON is the Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Gilead Sciences. ...
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Megan Sugiyama

MEGAN SUGIYAMA is vice president of intellectual property and product at Cohesity, ...
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"Virtual" Executive Spotlight Speakers

Celley Buchanan

CELLEY BUCHANAN is vice president of airport operations and customer service at ...
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Mary Bui-Pham

MARY BUI-PHAM is Vice President, Strategy & Operations at Indeed. She is ...
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Claire Gray

CLAIRE GRAY is vice president, people & communities at Cisco Systems responsible ...
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Laura Guio

LAURA GUIO is the IBM General Manager, Kyndryl Strategic Partnership, IBM Senior ...
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Kristy Harris Bias

KRISTY HARRIS BIAS has ~20 years of experience in various corporate finance roles ...
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Kate Masschelein

KATE MASSCHELEIN has over 20 years of experience in MedTech and fast-moving consumer ...
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Perika Sampson

PERIKA SAMPSON is the Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Gilead Sciences. ...
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Amy Sehnert

AMY SEHNERT, MD, is VP, head of cardiomyopathy and heart failure clinical ...
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"Virtual" Learning Burst Speakers

Wendi Aarons

WENDI AARONS is an award-winning humor writer whose work has appeared in The New ...
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Reema Anand

REEMA ANAND joined Google in 2020 as the senior director of risk in corp eng. Before ...
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Tanja Brycker

TANJA BRYCKER is vice president of international strategic development for breast, ...
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Marisa Dolled-Filhart

MARISA DOLLED-FILHART, PhD is the scientific vice president of translational ...
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Sally Kay

SALLY KAY is a Public Policy and External Affairs professional based in San ...
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Teena Piccione

TEENA PICCIONE joined Google in 2019 as managing director to lead TMEG (Telco, Media ...
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Olanda Sharp-Buckley

OLANDA SHARP-BUCKLEY started her Dell Technologies journey in 2006 and is currently ...
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Michelle Vetovis

MICHELLE VETOVIS is senior vice president and regional center general manager within ...
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Ryan Viktorin

RYAN VIKTORIN is a CFP and vice president, financial consultant at Fidelity ...
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