2020 Speakers


Keynotes


Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, With the Fire on High, and Clap When You Land. Her critically-acclaimed... Read Full Bio
Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

MELINDA GATES is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls. As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundati... Read Full Bio
Master of Ceremonies – Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies – Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, an internationally recognized journalist and radio host, professional speaker, and ... Read Full Bio
Issa Rae

Issa Rae

ISSA RAE is a producer, actress, and writer. With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Rae first garnered attention for her awar... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Ellen Bennett

Ellen Bennett

ELLEN BENNETT is the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, a Los Angeles based apron and work wear company. Bennett started the company at t... Read Full Bio
Trey Boynton

Trey Boynton

TREY BOYNTON is the global lead for inclusion strategy & alignment at Cisco where she delivers on inclusion promises at scale. For Boynton,... Read Full Bio
Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez

GINA CHAVEZ is a multi-ethnic, queer, Catholic, Austin native, and internationally-acclaimed Latinx pop artist who is redefining Latin music in... Read Full Bio
Melanie Foley

Melanie Foley

MELANIE FOLEY is the executive vice president, chief talent & enterprise services officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance, a diversified globa... Read Full Bio
Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell

PAT MITCHELL is the co-founder, curator and host of TEDWomen. Throughout her career as a journalist, Emmy-winning producer and ground breaking ... Read Full Bio
Carla Piñeyro Sublett

Carla Piñeyro Sublett

CARLA PIÑEYRO SUBLETT is an adventurous leader who applies her passions for marketing and social impact to make a difference in her community.... 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

Speakers


Valorie Burton

Valorie Burton

VALORIE BURTON is a national bestselling author, international speaker and life strategist. She is the founder and CEO of the Coaching and Posi... Read Full Bio
Tamra Chandler

Tamra Chandler

TAMRA CHANDLER is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker. She’s spent the majority of her career thinking about people, ... Read Full Bio
James Clear

James Clear

JAMES CLEAR is a personal development virtual keynote speaker and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits . His enter... Read Full Bio
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

WADE DAVIS is a feminist, educator and former NFL player, and an advisor on gender, race, and orientation equality. He is currently the VP of i... Read Full Bio
Michelle Kim

Michelle Kim

MICHELLE KIM is an entrepreneur and diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader who believes in creating compassionate space for uncomforta... Read Full Bio
Nataly Kogan

Nataly Kogan

NATALY KOGAN is the creator of the Happier Method™ and an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. Her mission is to help millions of people improv... 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” podcast. ... Read Full Bio
Priya Parker

Priya Parker

PRIYA PARKER is helping us take a deeper look at how anyone can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. She is a mas... Read Full Bio
Amber Rae

Amber Rae

AMBER RAE is an author, artist, and global voice for emotional wellness and personal growth. She turns highly relatable insights on the human e... Read Full Bio
Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

RESHMA SAUJANI is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology... Read Full Bio

Session Hosts


Brenda Brinson

Brenda Brinson

BRENDA BRINSON is general manager, talent management for Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With more than ... Read Full Bio
Katy Crist

Katy Crist

KATY CRIST welcomes the challenges that come with excelling in the ever-changing tech space. She currently serves as director of marketing... Read Full Bio
Bobbi Dangerfield

Bobbi Dangerfield

BOBBI DANGERFIELD is a senior technology and operations executive.  She has held a series of executive level global general management rol... Read Full Bio
Stacy Erb

Stacy Erb

STACY ERB is the director of community education initiatives for Apple. With over thirty years of leadership experience, Erb has been a key con... Read Full Bio
Tamara Fields

Tamara Fields

TAMARA FIELDS is the office managing director for Accenture in Austin. Additionally, she is also the director of operations for Accenture’s U... Read Full Bio
Jane Gasdaska

Jane Gasdaska

JANE GASDASKA assumed the role of change management lead for Phillips 66’s business transformation in February of 2018. She had previously se... Read Full Bio
Amanda Hodges

Amanda Hodges

AMANDA HODGES is senior vice president of North America Marketing and the Global Executive Briefing Program for Dell Technologies. With more th... Read Full Bio
Tiffany S Reiner

Tiffany S Reiner

TIFFANY S REINER, CPCU, CIC, CRM. With more than twenty years of commercial insurance experience, Reiner is currently vice president of state o... Read Full Bio
China Widener

China Widener

CHINA WIDENER serves as Deloitte’s consulting business leader in the telecommunications, media and technology industry market focused on tech... Read Full Bio

Spotlight Interviews


Jamila Cowan-Wideman

Jamila Cowan-Wideman

JAMILA COWAN-WIDEMAN is currently the Director of Global Employee Empowerment for 165,000+ Dell Technologies team members and is committed... Read Full Bio
Kim Majerus-Skonie

Kim Majerus-Skonie

KIM MAJERUS-SKONIE leads the Amazon Web Services (AWS) U.S. education and state & local government organization. Her sales organization inc... Read Full Bio
Deborah Woollard

Deborah Woollard

DEBORAH WOOLLARD is currently Cisco’s vice president of people and communities for Asia Pacific, Japan, and China since January 2019. In... Read Full Bio

Learning Burst & Break Speakers


Esther Alexander

Esther Alexander

ESTHER ALEXANDER has been in the semiconductor industry over 20 years with roles varying from Applications Engineering, to Program Managem... Read Full Bio
DeiLaSheun Botts

DeiLaSheun Botts

DEILASHEUN BOTTS is the director of complex care management for UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community Plan of Texas. In 2008, she joined UHC and has... Read Full Bio
Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette

COLETTE PIERCE BURNETTE, Ed.D, is the president and chief executive officer of Huston-Tillotson University. Previously, she served as interim p... Read Full Bio
Tania Colon

Tania Colon

TANIA COLON is the director of vendor oversight and strategy of UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s Texas Health Plan. In her curre... Read Full Bio
Tania F. Dixon

Tania F. Dixon

TANIA F. DIXON is the manager of employee engagement of UnitedHealthcare Community (UHC) & State’s Texas Health Plan. She has been w... Read Full Bio
Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

JULIE GARCIA has worked at UnitedHealthcare since 2005, serving in a variety of leadership roles. In 2015, she became the executive director fo... Read Full Bio
Jillian Hamblin

Jillian Hamblin

JILLIAN HAMBLIN is the chief operating officer of UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s Texas Health Plan. In this role, Hamblin oversees ... Read Full Bio
Elizabeth T. Hetrick

Elizabeth T. Hetrick

ELIZABETH T. HETRICK, JD, CTFA is the senior vice president and director of wealth advisory at Broadway Bank. Hetrick has near... Read Full Bio
Crystal Johnson

Crystal Johnson

CRYSTAL JOHNSON is the director of medical clinical operations for Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) and Dual Eligible Project (MMP) under Un... Read Full Bio
Lorena Kaplen

Lorena Kaplen

LORENA KAPLEN is a registered dietitian, culinary enthusiast, and self‑taught chef whose passion for food and nutrition stems from her childh... Read Full Bio
Lee Przybyla

Lee Przybyla

LEE PRYZBYLA CFP®, CEPA, is the vice president and financial advisor at Broadway Wealth Sol... Read Full Bio
Jumelie Miller

Jumelie Miller

JUMELIE MILLER serves as health services director of the Star+Plus managed Medicaid Nursing Facility Services program of UnitedHealthcare Commu... Read Full Bio
Jana Morris

Jana Morris

JANA MORRIS is currently the executive director of UnitedHealthcare Community & State STAR Kids program.  She has twenty years experie... Read Full Bio
Tabitha Parker

Tabitha Parker

TABITHA PARKER has been part of Silicon Labs for over 16 years in the Applications team, a technical support organization that directly interac... Read Full Bio
Cajsa Weibring

Cajsa Weibring

CAJSA WEIBRING is a data privacy officer at Planview where she serves as an internal auditor of the Planview Group’s privacy compliance. Weib... Read Full Bio