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2022 Speakers

We're busy confirming an AMAZING lineup of experts and trailblazers for our 2022 events.
Speakers for our November 9th Conference In-Person and November 10th virtual Conference Anywhere (ticketed separately - learn more here) will appear below as they are confirmed. Stay tuned to this page and to your email for more speaker announcements!

Nov. 9 "Conference In-Person" Speakers

José Andrés

José Andrés

JOSÉ  ANDRÉS, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in both 2012 and 2018, and awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama, is an internationally recognized ...
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Dr. Brené Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She also holds the position of visiting ...
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Nov. 9 "Conference In-Person" Special Guest Speakers

Alison Walgren

ALISON WALGREN serves as the Central Texas managing principal, leading Deloitte’s ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Keynote Speakers

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

​​CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE is an award-winning author born in Enugu, Nigeria. ...
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Dr. Brené Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she ...
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Selena Gomez

SELENA GOMEZ is a globally and culturally celebrated artist, actor, producer, ...
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Aminatou Sow

AMINATOU SOW is a writer, cultural critic, and entrepreneur. She is renowned as ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Special Guest Speakers

Kitty Chaney Reed

KITTY CHANEY REED is the chief operations officer for the IBM marketing ...
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Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies - Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of We ...
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Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Breakout Session Speakers

Linda Babcock

LINDA BABCOCK is the James M. Walton Professor in Economics at Carnegie Mellon ...
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Julie Battilana

JULIE BATTILANA is the Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration in the ...
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Stacy Brown-Philpot

STACY BROWN-PHILPOT is the former CEO of TaskRabbit and has 20 years of consumer ...
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Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN is the #1 bestselling author of Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make ...
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Austin Channing Brown

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is a speaker, writer, and media producer providing inspired ...
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Dr. Amishi Jha

DR. AMISHI JHA, PhD is director of contemplative neuroscience and professor of ...
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Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez

 JACINTA M. JIMÉNEZ, PsyD, BCC (also known as “Dr. J”) is an award-winning ...
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Daniel Pink

DANIEL PINK is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade with ...
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Ximena Vengoechea

XIMENA VENGOECHEA is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator. An experienced ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Session Hosts

Monika Cox

MONIKA COX is executive vice president & head of global total rewards at Liberty ...
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Michelle Mosmeyer

MICHELLE MOSMEYER leads team member communications at Dell Technologies, setting the ...
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Kim Rutledge

KIM RUTLEDGE is the EVP, People for Q2. For more than 20 years, Rutledge has ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Executive Spotlights

Katrina Alcorn

KATRINA ALCORN is general manager of design at IBM, responsible for leading one of ...
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Tamara Fields

Tamara Fields

TAMARA FIELDS, office managing director for Accenture in Austin, is responsible for ...
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China Widener

CHINA WIDENER serves as Deloitte’s US consulting technology sector leader and a DEI ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Learning Burst Speakers

Olanda Sharp-Buckley

OLANDA SHARP-BUCKLEY started her Dell Technologies journey in 2006 and is currently ...
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Jocelyn Williams

JOCELYN WILLIAMS is a business diversity and inclusion leader for Raytheon ...
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