2019 Speakers

2019 speakers will be announced below as they’re confirmed. Proposal submission for 2019 is closed. If you’re interested in learning more about speaking, please see HERE.

OPENING NIGHT SPEAKERS

The 2019 AGENDA will be available later this Spring. Sign up for the newsletter for updates & check out last year’s Agenda.


Keynotes


Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

ELIZABETH GILBERT is the author of Eat Pray Love. Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the best-seller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent ... Read Full Bio
Carla Harris

Carla Harris

CARLA HARRIS is vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley, where she also serves as a senior client adviser. Previously, she headed... Read Full Bio
Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS is an award-winning actress, producer, director, and activist, best known for her Golden Globe-winning role as Dr. Rainbow Jo... Read Full Bio
Amanda Southworth

Amanda Southworth

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a seventeen-year-old iOS developer, designer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelp... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Emilie Aries

Emilie Aries

EMILIE ARIES is a speaker, podcast host, author, and the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an award-winning personal and professional development ... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder, president and CEO of ... Read Full Bio
Inger Burnett-Zeigler

Inger Burnett-Zeigler

INGER BURNETT-ZEIGLER is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Fein... Read Full Bio
Michael Chamberlain

Michael Chamberlain

MICHAEL CHAMBERLAIN is vice president of strategic partnerships with Catalyst. He is a key member of Catalyst’s leadership team responsible ... Read Full Bio
Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky

JEAN CHATZKY launched HerMoney Media and HerMoney.com in 2018 to provide women with information about money they can a... Read Full Bio
Julia Cheek

Julia Cheek

JULIA CHEEK is the CEO and founder of EverlyWell, the digital health company poised to disrupt the twenty five billion dollar diagnostics indu... Read Full Bio
Lida Citroën

Lida Citroën

LIDA CITROËN is an award-winning international reputation management and personal branding expert who designs and enhances the ... Read Full Bio
Michelle Duguid

Michelle Duguid

MICHELLE DUGUID is a professor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellow at Cornel... Read Full Bio
Amy Gallo

Amy Gallo

AMY E. GALLO is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics. She is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a ho... Read Full Bio
Linda Glass

Linda Glass

LINDA GLASS is founder and CEO of Glass Talent. She is an executive coach and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Glass loves working with ... Read Full Bio
Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

FRAN HAUSER is a celebrated media executive, startup investor, best-selling author and expert in women's leadership. She's held senior position... Read Full Bio
Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is an author, CEO and founder of Stella & Dot. She is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, th... Read Full Bio
Michele Herron

Michele Herron

MICHELE HERRON is senior vice president and head of strategy, marketing and small/medium business for Visa’s CyberSource business unit. ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Tiffany Jana

Dr. Tiffany Jana

DR. TIFFANY JANA(They/Them/Their) is the founder of TMI Consulting Inc., a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm founded... Read Full Bio
W. Brad Johnson

W. Brad Johnson

W. BRAD JOHNSON, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a fa... Read Full Bio
Christi Marrufo

Christi Marrufo

CHRISTI MARRUFO leads Applied Materials knowledge management and collaboration solutions organization at Applied Materials, Inc. She is respons... Read Full Bio
Charmaine McClarie

Charmaine McClarie

CHARMAINE McCLARIE is a C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and executive presence authority who helps leaders have their b... Read Full Bio
Laura Okmin

Laura Okmin

LAURA OKMIN is the founder of GALVANIZE, an organization that conducts seminars around the country, teaching participants to build their own f... Read Full Bio
Katherine Phillips

Katherine Phillips

KATHERINE W. PHILLIPS is the Reuben Mark professor of organizational character and the director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center fo... Read Full Bio
Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a memoir in essays. Her writing appears in publications including The New York Ti... Read Full Bio
Amber Rae

Amber Rae

AMBER RAE has been called a “real-life Wonder Woman.” She is a writer, visual artist, and speaker who encourages emotional wellness and per... Read Full Bio
Sam Rapoport

Sam Rapoport

SAM RAPOPORT is senior director of football development with the National Football League. Rapoport spearheads programming to retain, devel... Read Full Bio
Linda Raynier

Linda Raynier

LINDA RAYNIER CPA, CA is a career strategist, speaker, and coach for corporate professionals looking to enhance their personal brand to pursue ... Read Full Bio
Susan Rietano Davey

Susan Rietano Davey

SUSAN DAVEY RIETANO is co-founder and owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, which provides guidance to women on their journeys back to work after op... Read Full Bio
Veronica Rueckert

Veronica Rueckert

VERONICA RUECKERT is the author of Outspoken: Why women's voices get silenced and how to set them free, and a Peabody Award-winning communic... Read Full Bio
Kathryn Sanders

Kathryn Sanders

KATHRYN SANDERS joined the Houston office of Accenture in 1983 and has always focused on their resources industries. After meeting Dag, her Nor... Read Full Bio
Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building marketing strategies and community engagement programs. She spe... Read Full Bio
Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman

CY WAKEMAN is president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership. She is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-sell... Read Full Bio
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

CARLY ZAKIN and DANIELLE WEISBERG are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live sm... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Valentina Gomez Bravo

Valentina Gomez Bravo

VALENTINA GOMEZ BRAVO is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, a multicultural creative brand strategist, educator, speaker, and social activist. Sh... Read Full Bio
Liz Feezor

Liz Feezor

LIZ FEEZOR is a writer and creative strategist who helps wholehearted individuals and conscious businesses tell their stories. In addition to h... Read Full Bio
Jill Griffin

Jill Griffin

JILL GRIFFIN grew up in rural North Carolina surrounded by teachers who inspired her love of writing. Today she leads Austin-based coaching fir... Read Full Bio
Rana Salman, Ph.D.

Rana Salman, Ph.D.

RANA SALMAN, Ph.D. collaborates with sales, marketing and enablement leaders to improve sales effectiveness. With over 17 years of experience i... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Alexis Davis

Alexis Davis

ALEXIS DAVIS is a connector, speaker, and social media educator with a penchant for creating communities wherever she goes. Her lifelong obsess... Read Full Bio
Joanna Holden

Joanna Holden

JOANNA HOLDEN is a respected creative director, brand and graphic designer. Her award-winning success is rooted in a fine art background and co... Read Full Bio
Jessica Scanlon

Jessica Scanlon

JESSICA SCANLON is the founder of Hot Dog marketing. She’s helped hundreds of businesses develop their brands and establish their online repu... Read Full Bio
Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building marketing strategies and community engagement programs. She spe... Read Full Bio