2021 Speakers


Keynotes


Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi

INDRA NOOYI is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2019); a ... Read Full Bio
Ali Wong

Ali Wong

ALI WONG is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special ... Read Full Bio
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

MALALA YOUSAFZAI was enrolled in her father’s school at the age of four. It was in the hallways of her father... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish

AUDIE CORNISH has become a recognized and trusted voice on the airwaves as co-host of NPR’s flagship news pro... Read Full Bio
Bobbi Dangerfield

Bobbi Dangerfield

BOBBI DANGERFIELD retired from Dell Technologies in February 2019 as SVP of global business operations. She ove... Read Full Bio
Melanie Foley

Melanie Foley

MELANIE FOLEY is the executive vice president and the chief talent & enterprise services officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance. As a c-suite... Read Full Bio
Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

DAWN FRAZIER-BOHNERT is the executive vice president of global diversity, equity, & inclusion officer at Liberty Mutual Insurance. In her r... Read Full Bio
Master of Ceremonies – Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies – Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Read Full Bio
Puja Jaspal

Puja Jaspal

PUJA JASPAL is the vice president of people, policy, and purpose at Cisco. In this role, Jaspal leads the talen... Read Full Bio
Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFE Read Full Bio
Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell

PAT MITCHELL is a lifelong advocate for women and girls. At every step of her career, Mitchell has broken new g... 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,... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy

AMY CUDDY is a social psychologist, best-selling author, and award-winning teacher. She is an expert on the beh... Read Full Bio
Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ is an anchor on MSNBC. She is also the author of The Likeability Trap and host of the “Latina to Latina” podc... Read Full Bio
Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

REBECCA MINKOFF is a fashion designer and an industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwe... Read Full Bio
Amy Morin

Amy Morin

AMY MORIN is the editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, the biggest mental health website in the world. She's also a... Read Full Bio
Anne Morriss

Anne Morriss

ANNE MORRISS is driven by an infectious commitment to help people realize their full potential as leaders and c... Read Full Bio
Cal Newport

Cal Newport

CAL NEWPORT is an author and assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University, specializing in ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler

MICHELLE POLER is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, branding strategi... Read Full Bio
Kim Scott

Kim Scott

KIM SCOTT is the author of Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair Read Full Bio
Janet Stovall

Janet Stovall

JANET STOVALL is senior client strategist at NeuroLeadership Institute—a global research firm and cognitive s... Read Full Bio
Cassandra Worthy

Cassandra Worthy

CASSANDRA WORTHY is founder and CEO of We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC, a top-leading leadership development firm... Read Full Bio

Session Hosts


Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman

LAUREN FREEMAN is a senior director of business development at Oracle. In this role, Freeman is responsible for... Read Full Bio
Tami Garcia

Tami Garcia

TAMI GARCIA is VP of human resources for Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL). S... Read Full Bio
Penny Jurss

Penny Jurss

PENNY JURSS is vice president of the mobile enablement platform & Visa Digital Commerce App. She is an expe... Read Full Bio
Alessandra Sapiz

Alessandra Sapiz

ALESSANDRA SAPIZ is vice president of global events at Cisco. In her role, she leads the team responsible for t... Read Full Bio
Kim Smith

Kim Smith

KIM SMITH is the VP of sales and technology leader for the U.S. public & federal market at IBM. She is resp... Read Full Bio
Michele Van De Hey

Michele Van De Hey

MICHELE VAN DE HEY is a global partner leader for the WW public sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She has tw... Read Full Bio
Celeste Warren

Celeste Warren

CELESTE WARREN is vice president of the global diversity and inclusion center of excellence at Merck. Warren jo... Read Full Bio
Rosy Zuklic

Rosy Zuklic

ROSY ZUKLIC is the general manager of commercial sales and optimization for Phillips 66. She is a motivated lea... Read Full Bio

Executive Spotlights


Jae Borgard

Jae Borgard

JAE BORGARD is vice president of Client Product Group (CPG) business operations at Dell Technologies. In this r... Read Full Bio
Barbara Borgonovi

Barbara Borgonovi

BARBARA BORGONOVI is vice president of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems for Raytheon Inte... Read Full Bio
Dr. Tiffany Dotson

Dr. Tiffany Dotson

DR. TIFFANY DOTSON is VP of enterprise learning and development at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She is a learning and leadership development schol... Read Full Bio
Tamara Fields

Tamara Fields

TAMARA FIELDS is the office managing director for Accenture in Austin. She is responsible for bringing innovati... Read Full Bio
Jen Fisher

Jen Fisher

JEN FISHER is a chief well-being officer at Deloitte. She is a leading voice on workplace well-being and creati... Read Full Bio
Carla Grant Pickens

Carla Grant Pickens

CARLA GRANT PICKENS serves as the VP and global chief diversity & inclusion officer for IBM. Diversity and ... Read Full Bio
Samantha Price

Samantha Price

SAMANTHA PRICE is senior vice president and director of talent management at Broadway Bank. In her role, she ov... Read Full Bio

Learning Burst & Break Speakers


Trier Bryant

Trier Bryant

TRIER BRYANT is co-founder and CEO of Just Work LLC. She is a strategic executive leader with distinctive tech,... Read Full Bio
Tracy Feanny

Tracy Feanny

TRACY FEANNY serves as vice president, deputy general counsel, and assistant secretary at National Instruments ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Goan

Michelle Goan

MICHELLE GOAN, MSN, MBA, RN, is a director for the Star+Plus program at UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community & ... Read Full Bio
Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

DEBORAH JOHNSON is the chief learning officer for consulting at Deloitte Services LLP. She is responsible for d... Read Full Bio
Erinda Martin

Erinda Martin

ERINDA MARTIN is a 500-RYT certified and registered yoga teacher based in Austin Texas, USA. She has trained in the U.S. and India, in hatha an... Read Full Bio
Danielle’ McGhee

Danielle’ McGhee

DANIELLE’ McGHEE, MLS is the library director and arc... Read Full Bio
Dr. Judi Shaw-Rice

Dr. Judi Shaw-Rice

DR. JUDIE SHAW-RICE, MD, FACP, MMM, CPE, FABQAURP is a medical director with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Te... Read Full Bio
Samantha Wiseman

Samantha Wiseman

SAMANTHA WISEMAN is a senior HR business partner and programs lead at Silicon Labs. She is responsible for talent management strategies includi... Read Full Bio