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2021 Speakers

Below are the speakers we welcomed to our 2021 virtual Conference. Sign up for our newsletter to hear from our speakers year-round and be the first to learn about new events!

Keynotes

Stacey Abrams

STACEY ABRAMS is an author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the ...
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Ursula Burns

URSULA BURNS has extensive international experience of large companies confronting technology change of their industries. In June 2017 she was appointed as chairman of VEON Ltd., where she was chairman and CEO from ...
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Dr. Jane Goodall

JANE GOODALL is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (janegoodall.org), and a UN Messenger of Peace. She was born on April 3, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for ...
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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 Have Conversations That Matter, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, and Speaking of Race. ...
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Angie Thomas

ANGIE THOMAS was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On magazine with a ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Brenda Dennis

Brenda Dennis

BRENDA DENNIS is vice president at Cisco, leading Americas regional operations within ...
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Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFE on CNN, now its seventh ...
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Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ is an anchor on MSNBC. She is also the author of The Likeability Trap ...
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Johanna Mercier

Johanna Mercier

JOHANNA MERCIER serves as chief commercial officer at Gilead. She is responsible for ...
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Jennifer Siebel Newsom

JENNIFER SIEBEL NEWSOM is a filmmaker, thought leader, and the First Partner of ...
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Rami Rahim

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 the Director of Core PMO at Google. She is a technology leader with ...
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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

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

Daisy Auger-Domínguez

Daisy Auger-Domínguez

DAISY AUGER-DOMIÍNGUEZ is chief people officer of VICE Media Group. She has made it ...
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Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin

BROOKE BALDWIN is a Peabody Award finalist and news anchor at CNN. She is also the ...
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Kelly Corrigan

KELLY CORRIGAN is a best-selling author, two time cancer survivor, the host of Kelly ...
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Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle

GLENNON DOYLE is an activist and author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers ...
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Adam Grant

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

Herminia Ibarra

HERMINIA IBARRA is the Charles Handy professor of organizational behavior at London ...
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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims

JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter ...
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Emily Nagoski

Emily Nagoski

EMILY NAGOSKI, PhD is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller, Come ...
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Linda Raynier

Linda Raynier

LINDA RAYNIER is a career strategist, speaker, and purpose coach for corporate ...
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Nina Shaw

Nina Shaw

NINA SHAW is a founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del Shaw Moonves ...
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Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero

JEN SINCERO is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, success coach, and ...
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Session Hosts

Aykezar Adil

Aykezar Adil

AYKEZAR ADIL is a junior scientist in DNA sequencing research at Roche. She served on ...
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Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown

VALERIE BROWN is senior vice president of quality assurance in pharmaceutical ...
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Sujata Kosalge

SUJATA KOSALGE is VP of Engineering at Google. Kosalge joined Google as an engineer ...
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Angela Morris Lovelace

Angela Morris Lovelace

ANGELA MORRIS LOVELACE is the chief diversity, equity, & inclusion officer for ...
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Sharon Mandell

Sharon Mandell

SHARON MANDELL is the senior vice president and chief information officer leading ...
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Jessica Swanson

Jessica Swanson

JESSICA SWANSON  is vice president of marketing for the Breast & Skeletal ...
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Joni Tsumas

Joni Tsumas

JONI TSUMAS is vice president of sales at Cohesity, a data management firm. She is ...
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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership ...
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Maria Weaver

Maria Weaver

MARIA WEAVER is the chief people officer for Niantic, the world’s leading augmented ...
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Executive Spotlights

Annabel Flores

Annabel Flores

ANNABEL FLORES is vice president of Electronic Warfare Systems for Raytheon ...
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Rola Dagher

Rola Dagher

ROLA DAGHER is a global channel chief at Dell Technologies. She returns to Dell ...
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Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

BRENDA DULGER-SHEIKIN is senior vice president of State Street. She currently leads ...
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Carla Wright Jukes

Carla Wright Jukes

CARLA WRIGHT-JUKES is a senior manager in Cisco Systems’ customer experience ...
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Lilian Kee

Lilian Kee

LILIAN KEE is a director of business operations at BeiGene, supporting the global ...
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Joanne Leung

Joanne Leung

JOANNE LEUNG is senior director of strategy at Johnson & Johnson’s robotics and ...
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Erin Platts

Erin Platts

ERIN PLATTS is the head of EMEA and president of the UK branch at SVP Financial ...
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Yana Toblemann

Yana Tobelmann

YANA TOBELMANN is a product specialist in corporate engineering at Google. She has ...
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Tram Tran

TRAM TRAN, MD, is an internationally renowned liver and viral specialist and is the ...
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Learning Burst & Break Speakers

Jannie Affeld

Jannie Affeld

JANNIE AFFELD is the director of finance systems engineering at Alphabet. She ...
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Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle

OLABISI BOYLE is the vice president of product planning and mobility strategy for ...
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Eliana Campos-Dominguez

Eliana Campos-Dominguez

ELIANA CAMPOS-DOMINGUEZ is the rewards & digital owner marketing manager for ...
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Heather McIntosh Cassano

Heather McIntosh Cassano

HEATHER McINTOSH CASSANO is the senior director of user experience at Google. She ...
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Michele Fox

Michele Fox

MICHELE FOX is director of major accounts for Cohesity. With over twenty six years of ...
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Teri Foy

Teri Foy

TERI FOY is an immunologist with more than twenty five years of biotechnology and ...
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Amanda Healy

AMANDA HEALY is an award-winning marketing leader, social media expert, and national ...
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Jennifer Lea

Jennifer Lea

JENNIFER LEA, MS, CSCS, CPT, is a performance coach and the director of global ...
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Priyanka Rao

Priyanka Rao

PRIYANKA RAO is an impact-driven product manager who delights in using technology to ...
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Lauren Rawlins

Lauren Rawlins

LAUREN RAWLINS is the interim director of active pharmaceutical ingredient ...
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Samantha Recchia

Samantha Recchia

SAMANTHA RECCHIA is a senior associate of corporate & marketing public relations ...
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Lisa Regan

Lisa Regan

LISA REGAN is the vice president of analytical development and acting head of ...
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Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney

LISA WELKER-FINNEY is the vice president of human resources for Boston ...
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Dana White

Dana White

DANA W. WHITE is the chief communications officer of Hyundai Motor North America. She ...
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Yaengsaeng Xayavong

Yaengsaeng Xayavong

YAENGSAENG XAYAVONG is the director of facilities management for Bayer’s Berkeley ...
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Dr. Yan Zhang

Dr. Yan Zhang

DR. YAN ZHANG is vice president and general manager of the microarray, genetic ...
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