Thank you to our amazing 2016 speakers!

We are no longer accepting speaker proposals for 2017. Click here to learn more about speaking at the TX Conference for Women.

2017 speakers will be announced here as they are confirmed. 


Viola Davis

VIOLA DAVIS is a critically revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her intriguing and groundbreaking roles. S... Read Full Bio

Anita Hill

ANITA HILL is a university professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University. She is a vital leader in both the civi... Read Full Bio

Sheryl Sandberg

SHERYL SANDBERG is the chief operating officer for Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, she was vice preside... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers

Janet Crawford

JANET CRAWFORD is CEO of Cascadance, a Bay Area-based firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. A female scientist... Read Full Bio

Tiffany Dufu

TIFFANY DUFU is chief leadership officer of Levo and launch team member to Lean In. She was named in the Huffington Post as one ... Read Full Bio

Amy Cooper Hakim

AMY COOPER HAKIM, Ph.D. is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the executi... Read Full Bio

Jeffery Tobias Halter

JEFFERY TOBIAS HALTER is a gender strategist and the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s l... Read Full Bio

Marian L. Heard

MARIAN L. HEARD is the president and CEO of Oxen Hill Partners, a Boston-based company specializing in leadership development programs and bran... Read Full Bio

MJ Hegar

MARY JENNINGS “MJ” HEGAR is a Purple Heart recipient, and the second women ever to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross with the Valor De... Read Full Bio

Kelly Hoey

KELLY HOEY is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes as “... Read Full Bio

Shama Hyder

SHAMA HYDER is the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a global online marketing and digital PR company. Hyder has aptly been dubbed ... Read Full Bio

Michelle King

MICHELLE KING is a leading global expert in gender and organizations. She is a keynote speaker, researcher, writer and advocate. She has signif... Read Full Bio

Jessica Lahey

JESSICA LAHEY is a teacher, writer, and mom. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public... Read Full Bio

Julie Lythcott-Haims

JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting ... Read Full Bio

Robyn Moreno

ROBYN MORENO is the editorial director of Latina magazine and Latina.com; the largest media property aimed at acculturated Latinas in ... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Mueller

JENNIFER MUELLER earned her PhD in social and developmental psychology at Brandeis University, and has been on the faculty of many top business... Read Full Bio

Sarah Robb O’Hagan

SARAH ROBB O’HAGAN has been described as “Superwoman undercover,” and the “Pied Piper of Potential.” A high-energy combination of dis... Read Full Bio

Esther Perel

ESTHER PEREL is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated ... Read Full Bio

Christine Porath

CHRISTINE PORATH is a professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Prior to that, she taught at Marshall School of B... Read Full Bio

Ruth Sherman

RUTH SHERMAN works with global CEOs, international celebrities, and public figures looking to have a greater impact in their personal, public c... Read Full Bio

Emily Esfahani Smith

EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH is the author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters (Crown). In her book, articles, and... Read Full Bio

Lisa Stone

LISA STONE is a board director, movement-builder and founder who creates scale movements with technology, story-telling and consumer aspiration... Read Full Bio

Lisa Skeete Tatum

LISA SKEETE TATUM is founder and CEO of Landit, a technology platform created to increase the success and engagement of women in the workplace,... Read Full Bio

Sarah Thomas

SARAH THOMAS is currently an official for the NFL. On April 8, 2015, Thomas was one of nine new game officials added to the NFL officiating ros... Read Full Bio

Laura Vanderkam

LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of several time management and productivity books, including I Know How She Does It, What the Most S... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable

Jamie Dorobek

JAMIE DOROBEK is an author, DIY enthusiast, social media connoisseur and the creator of C.R.A.F.T., a nifty little acronym for CreatingReallyAw... Read Full Bio

Gaby Natale

GABY NATALE is a 3-time Daytime EMMY-award winner, media personality and entrepreneur. She is the executive producer and host of the TV show&nb... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable

Lana Carlson

LANA CARLSON currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she has been the head curator and co-founder of the Pop Austin International Art Show sinc... Read Full Bio

Stephanie Chung

STEPAHNIE CHUNG is an executive coach and sales mentor. Based in Dallas, Stephanie Chung and Associates offer sales training, executi... Read Full Bio

Andrea Corson

ANDREA CORSON is an Emmy-nominated television producer, digital strategist and consultant. Most recently she has created awesome video for a wi... Read Full Bio

Kristal Johnson

KRISTAL JOHNSON is the award-winning CEO of FundJoy LLC, a full-service fundraising agency that is helping organizations find the sustainable f... Read Full Bio