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2012 Speakers

Keynotes

Charlotte Beers

Charlotte Beers has combined her business insight with an innate Southern charm to become highly successful in the competitive world of advertising and marketing.  Beers was named “The Most Powerful Woman in ...
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Leslie Rhode

Leslie Rhode anchors the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts for KXAN-TV in Austin.  This is her second stint at KXAN where she has worked for a total of 12 years.     Before coming back to Austin in 2008, Rhode worked ...
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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is the author of “Happier at Home,” an account of her adventures when, starting in September (the new January), she dedicated a school year to making her home a place of greater simplicity, ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo, is the CEO of CommuniCard LLC, a company specializing in education ...
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Alyce Alston

Alyce Alston brings magic to launching and growing businesses across diverse ...
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Katherine Anderson

Katherine Anderson is the director of Naturopathic Medicine at The Cancer Treatment ...
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Elizabeth Avellán

Elizabeth Avellán is the co-owner and vice president of Troublemaker Studios and ...
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David Bach

David Bach credits his Grandma Bach as the woman who taught him almost everything he ...
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Alissa Bayer

Alissa Bayer is the owner and founder of milk + honey, a collection of premier day ...
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Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger is chief executive officer and founder of internqueen.com and author of ...
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Dr. Jennifer Berman

Dr. Jennifer Berman is a urologist and an internationally renowned expert in the ...
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Kate Betts

Kate Betts is an author and contributing editor at TIME magazine, where she has ...
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Jacinda Boneau

Jacinda Boneau is an entertainment marketing executive turned stay-at-home-mom, ...
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Colleen Brewer

Colleen Brewer becamevice president of sales and marketing for the Austin ...
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Gigi Edwards Bryant

Gigi Edwards Bryant speaks with passion, vision and clarity. She believes that ...
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Gina Carroll

Gina Carroll began writing, blogging and speaking after leaving a large corporate law ...
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Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin has a wealth of experience and brand savvy expertise that extends ...
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Sue Chen

Sue Chen founded Nova Medical Products in 1993 when she was just 23 years old with a ...
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Carrie Contey

Carrie Contey is not your typical parenting expert. In fact, she challenges the whole ...
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Cory Cotton

Cory Cotton is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, and one of the founders ...
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Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis currently leads the global communications team for Dell’s Brand, ...
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Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario

Dr. Jacqueline DelRosario has received keys to several cities, multimillions in ...
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Patti DeNucci

Patti DeNucci is an award-winning communicator, networking and connections ...
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Allison Dew

Allison Dew is an accomplished marketing executive with significant experience in ...
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Nikki Drummond

Nikki Drummond is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) specializing in the field ...
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Mary Ellen Dugan

MARY ELLEN DUGAN is chief marketing officer of WP Engine. She leads all WP Engine ...
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Sheri Falk

Sheri Falk is an image consultant, fashion coach, and corporate speaker.  She ...
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Siobhan Fallon

Siobhan Fallon is a writer, whose debut collection of stories, “You Know When the ...
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Fay Fleming

Fay Fleming is president of the Business Performance Company, a consulting firm ...
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Lynya FLoyd

Lynya Floyd, health director at Family Circle magazine, is a wellness expert, fitness ...
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Caroline Freedman

Caroline Freedman is the CEO and co-founder of Nurturme Organic Baby Foods. She ...
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Karen Frost

Karen Frost is principal and owner of Frost Media Relations, yet currently serves as ...
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Camille Gaines

Camille Gaines is a best-selling author and the founder of FinancialWoman.com. She ...
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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Bryony Gomez-Palacio A native of  Mexico City, Gomez-Palacio is a graphic designer ...
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Jen Grogono

Jen Grogono is founder and chief executive officer of uStudio Inc. She  leads the ...
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Tina Hambly

Tina Hambly is the founder and designer of Valentina, a girls fashion brand featuring ...
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Deborah Hamilton-Lynne

Deborah Hamilton-Lynne has been in love with words her entire life. A published ...
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Dahna Hull

Dahna Hull is the vice president general manager of AT&T Mobility, South Texas. ...
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Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a contributor for “Good Morning America” who is all about ...
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Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson is a career and workplace strategist and the CEO of PeopleResults, a ...
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Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the president and co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment ...
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Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson is an entrepreneur and former Owner of a manufacturing company. ...
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Chelsea Jones

Chelsea Jacquelyn Jones is a graphic designer and artist.  She is a website designer ...
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Kelli Keough

Dr. Kelli Keough is the vice president of active trading at Charles Schwab, where she ...
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Ross Kimbarovsky

Ross Kimbarovsky left a successful 13-year career as a trial lawyer to pursue his ...
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Allison Knaupe

Allison Knaupe leads client strategies for Hill + Knowlton Strategies’ digital and ...
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Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is the author of the book “The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + ...
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Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee is known as coach Jenn Lee, is a national speaker, small business advisor, ...
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Patsy Woods Martin

Patsy Woods Martin is founder and CEO of I Live Here, I Give Here, Austin’s ...
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Shay McBurney

Shay McBurney is director of patient advocacy for Celling BioSciences. McBurney’s ...
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Lauren McCullough

Lauren McCullough is the COO and co-founder of Nurturme. Prior to co-founding the ...
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Yvonne McGill

Yvonne McGill is currently the vice president, corporate finance and chief accounting ...
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Monica Mehta

Monica Mehta is an investor, author and sought after expert on small business and ...
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Tolly Moseley

Tolly Moseley is the voice of Austin Eavesdropper (), a blog that focuses on the ...
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Gloria Brown Oliver

Gloria Brown Oliver As vice president, Financial Consultant at Charles Schwab, Oliver ...
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Suzanne Parker

Suzanne Parker serves as H-E-B’s corporate wellness coach. Parker has over 27 years ...
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Patti Rogers

Patti Rogers endured the unexpected challenge and blessing of breast cancer in 2008. ...
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Allyson Peerman

   Allyson Peerman is responsible worldwide efforts involving government ...
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Griffin Perry

Griffin Perry is the president of Caddis Energy, L.L.C, an oil and gas investment ...
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Bekah Powell

Bekah Powell is the content creator and social media manager for SpaceCraft, an ...
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Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon is the Co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women ...
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Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez lives by design. As “creative juicer” at Culture Pilot, Rodriguez ...
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Sheila Scarborough

Sheila Scarborough is a writer and speaker specializing in tourism, travel and social ...
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Alexis Sclamberg

Alexis Sclamberg is a personal development writer, speaker and media personality. A ...
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Maribel Sierra

Maribel Sierra is director of the Social Media Services Group at Dell, where she is ...
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Casey Sollock

Casey Sollock is the founder of SheShinesWellnessRevolution.com.  She is a women’s ...
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Bonnie St. John

Bonnie St. John Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, St. John became ...
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Patricia Sulak

Patricia Sulak, M.D. is the Dudley P. Baker Endowed Professor of research and ...
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LisaBeth Thomas

LisaBeth “LB” Thomas is big cheese and partner of the LBTJ Group, an Austin-based ...
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Carla Cook Thompson

Carla Cook Thompson A veteran of the emerging tech industry,  Thompson has counseled ...
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Susan Tolles

Susan Tolles is an expert in midlife reinventions who inspires and equips women ...
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Wilka Toppins

Wilka Varela Toppins is a business litigation attorney and executive who  offers ...
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TX M.I.L.K.

TX M.I.L.K. (Texas Mom I’d Like to Know) co-founders, Lauren Bayne and Claire ...
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Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker began her television career with Nickelodeon’s “NICK NEWS.”  ...
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Patricia Walsh

 Patricia Walsh delivers a message of overcoming obstacles, living beyond excuses ...
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Lena West

Lena L. West is an award-winning social media consultant, blogger, speaker, ...
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Shannon Wolfson

Shannon Wolfson is an award-winning journalist whose passion is telling stories that ...
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Todd Wright

Todd Wright begins his 14th season as the strength and conditioning coach for the ...
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Dr. Vonda Wright

Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on ...
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Small Business Boot Camp

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is all about spark and hustle at work, dating back to high school in ...
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Local Leader

Tiffany Harelik

Tiffany Harelik is a fourth generation Austinite , serving up the American Dream one ...
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Guest Speakers

Sally Hernandez

Sally Hernandez anchors the Emmy award winning morning show on KXAN. A proud Texan, ...
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