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2011 Speakers

Keynotes

Martha Beck

Martha Beck Psychology Today, USA Today and NPR have all referred to Martha Beck as one of the best-known life coaches in America. She is a columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine, has been a contributing editor for ...
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Jody Conradt

Jody Conradt’s childhood revolved around community, family, friends and sports in the small West Texas town of Goldthwaite. Her love was basketball. Her aspirations were to teach. Fortunately, she resided in a ...
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Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson Tory Johnson is all about spark and hustle at work, dating back to high school in Miami Beach where she joined her all-male debate team—and became the first girl (with her partner) to win a state ...
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Rose Mapendo

Rose Mapendo Rose Mapendo is challenging the global community to accept peace and reconciliation. Mapendo has been honored by The White House, and in 2009 was named The Humanitarian of the Year by the United Nations ...
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Cindy Hensley McCain

Cindy Hensley McCain Cindy Hensley McCain is an accomplished humanitarian with her most recent position on the board of the Eastern Congo Initiative, founded by Ben Affleck. Together, she and Affleck are ...
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Turk Pipkin

Turk Pipkin Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the co-founder of the global education nonprofit The Nobelity Project, working for basic rights for children everywhere. He is the director of three feature films, ...
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Lisa Niemi Swayze

Lisa Niemi Swayze Lisa Niemi Swayze has spent decades in and around the film industry. She wrote, directed and produced the film "One Last Dance" in 2004. In addition to other projects, she directed her husband, ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

JoAnn Ajayi-Scott

JoAnn Ajayi-Scott JoAnn Ajayi-Scott is founder and CEO of Essence of a Lady, ...
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Holland Banks

Holland Banks Holland Banks began her career working for the Human Rights Initiative, ...
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Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake Jenny Blake is an author, blogger, life coach and sought-after speaker ...
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Glinda Bridgforth

Glinda Bridgforth Glinda Bridgforth is a leading financial expert who explores the ...
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Shannon Buggs

Shannon Buggs Shannon Buggs' passion for reading and writing led her to pursue a ...
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Stacy Dukes-Rhone

Stacy Dukes-Rhone Stacy Dukes-Rhone has maintained her distinguished ...
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Deborah Duncan

Deborah Duncan began honing her interviewing skills as a child raised in a military ...
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Nina Godiwalla

Nina-Godiwalla Nina Godiwalla is a recognized expert on leadership, diversity and ...
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Patricia Gras

Patricia Gras Patricia Gras is an ardent storyteller, whether it is using the medium ...
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Divya Gugnani

Divya Gugnani Divya Gugnanistarted her business career in investment banking at ...
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Shama Kabani

Shama Kabani is a Web and TV personality, bestselling author, international speaker ...
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Roxan Kraft

Roxan Kraft Roxan Kraft joined Shell as part of the Shell/Texaco merger and has ...
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Nancy Levicki

Nancy Levicki In the summer of 1998, Nancy Levicki put her fashion skills back ...
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Lorie Marrero

Lorie Marrero Since 2000, Lorie Marrero has organized everything from normal ...
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Laura Milazzo

Laura Milazzo Laura Milazzo oversees marketing for the Employee Benefit Solutions ...
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Maria Murnane

Maria Murnane had a successful career in public relations for nearly 10 years before ...
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Jessica Nadeau

Gina Otto

Gina Otto An award-winning author, international speaker, producer, social ...
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Precious Owodunni

Precious Williams Owodunni  Precious Williams Owodunni is a trusted advisor to ...
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Babette Pepaj

Babette Pepaj Babette Pepaj is the founder and CEO of BakeSpace.com (2010 and 2009 ...
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Turk Pipkin

Turk Pipkin Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the co-founder of the global ...
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Liz Pryor

Liz Pryor As "Good Morning America's" brand new advice guru, Liz Pryor has ...
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Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins Mel Robbins stars in A&E's new television series, "Monster ...
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Lesley Jane Seymour

Lesley Jane Seymour Lesley Jane Seymour was named editor-in-chief of More in 2008 ...
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Cindy Solomon

Cindy Solomon Cindy Solomon is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, ...
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Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens Registered and licensed dietitian Jason Stevens is driven to help ...
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Tammy Tibbetts

Tammy Tibbetts Tammy Tibbetts passionately advocates the power of social media to ...
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Telisa Toliver

Telisa Toliver Telisa Toliver serves as senior vice president for Chevron Pipe ...
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Dana Tyson

Dana Tyson Dana Tyson has been waking up around 3 a.m. for 20 years now - not ...
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Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond Karen Walrond is a writer and photographer. She is a former engineer ...
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Jess Weiner

Jess Weiner Considered this generation’s "Go to Girl" for self-esteem, Jess ...
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Bobbie Weiner

Bobbie Weiner At 46 years old, Bobbie Weiner, a.k.a. "Bloody Mary," started a ...
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Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams Nicole Williams is the bestselling author of three books, the ...
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Expert Exchange

Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle BernsteinGabrielle Bernstein was featured in the New York Times Sunday ...
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Katie Mahon

Katie Mahon Katie Mahon describes stepping away from her fast-tracked career in ...
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Maria Murnane

Maria Murnane had a successful career in public relations for nearly 10 years before ...
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Tina Pennington

Tina Pennington is the "Red" of Red & Black. Her prior career had been full-time ...
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Liz Pryor

Liz Pryor As "Good Morning America's" brand new advice guru, Liz Pryor has ...
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Linda von Quintus

Linda K. von Quintus Linda K. von Quintus serves as vice president of government ...
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Mandy Williams

Mandy Williams Mandy Williams, the "Black" of Red & Black, retired from the oil ...
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Small Business Boot Camp

Michael Alter

Michael Alter Michael Alter, president of SurePayroll, is responsible for the ...
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Sara Bloom

Sara Bloom Sara Bloom is the founder and chief designer of Oliver B, a modern day ...
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Audra Jackson

Audra Jackson Audra Jackson is the director of Client Services for Pop Labs, Inc. ...
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Jessica Nunez

Jessica Nunez Jessica Nuñez is the founder of Nuñez PR Group, a full service ...
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Danae Ringelmann

Danae Ringelmann Danae Ringelmann co-founded IndieGoGo in 2008 with the goal of ...
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Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins Mel Robbins stars in A&E's new television series, "Monster ...
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Amy Simmons

Amy Simmons A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Amy Simmons originally wanted to go ...
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Cindy Solomon

Cindy Solomon Cindy Solomon is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, ...
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Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams Nicole Williams is the bestselling author of three books, the ...
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Vanessa Wilson

Vanessa Wilson Vanessa Wilson is the founder and proprietor of Crafty Gemini,LLC, ...
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Local Leader

Shannon Buggs

Shannon Buggs Shannon Buggs' passion for reading and writing led her to pursue a ...
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Kim Davis

Kim Davis Kim Davis is a veteran news and sports journalist with more than two ...
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Patricia Gras

Patricia Gras Patricia Gras is an ardent storyteller, whether it is using the medium ...
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Fran Harris

Fran Harris Fran Harris has spent the past 10 years building a multi-faceted ...
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Perry Ann Reed

Perry Ann Reed Perry Ann Reed is a recognized expert on leadership in the ...
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