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2013 Speakers

Keynotes

Bob Beaudine

Bob Beaudine is president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, the nation’s leading executive search firm in professional sports and entertainment. The Wall Street Journal named Eastman & Beaudine the “top ...
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Addie Broyles

Addie Broyles is a writer based in Austin, Texas. As a columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, she covers everything from cookbooks and recipes, to farmers markets, trends and food businesses in the Wednesday ...
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Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee is the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. She is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, head of the ...
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Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck is a woman with a reputation for integrity, independence of thought, a sense of humor and an unrelenting focus on results. Krawcheck has often been referred to as one of the most successful and ...
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Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson is an award-winning blogger and is author of the New York Times #1 best-selling memoir “Let's Pretend This Never Happened.”  She's known for her irreverent writing style and hilarious views on ...
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Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers, Esq., principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group, LLC (VMCG), is a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion within law firms, law departments and law schools. Myers is a dynamic speaker ...
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Rachael Ray

According to Rachael Ray, she grew surrounded by food. “My first vivid memory is watching my mom in a restaurant kitchen. She was flipping something with a spatula. I tried to copy her and ended up grilling my ...
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Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda Santiago was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She came to the United States at thirteen, the eldest in a family that would eventually include eleven children. In 1977, she and her husband, Frank Cantor, ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Wendi Aarons

Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humor writer and blogger who lives in Austin, Texas ...
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Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She is the founder of the acclaimed ...
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Michelle Baden

Michelle Baden is managing director, corporate and government affairs for United ...
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Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker leads the development of The Respect Institute’s programming and ...
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Sera Bonds

Sera Bonds is the founder of Circle of Health International (COHI), a U.S.-based NGO ...
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Colleen Brewer

Colleen Brewer joined the Statesman in August 2011 as the vice president of sales and ...
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Erin Cargile

Erin Cargile is an Emmy nominated reporter who anchors the weekend morning show on ...
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Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin is chief executive officer of Hail Merry.  Chapin began her ...
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Natalie Madeira Cofield

Natalie Madeira Cofield currently serves as the president and CEO of the Capital City ...
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Trenesa Stanford Danuser

Trenesa Stanford Danuser has utilized her highly creative and strategic ...
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Allison Dew

Allison Dew is an accomplished marketing executive with significant experience in ...
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Janine Driver

Janine Driver is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language ...
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Debbie Dunnam

Debbie Dunnam is senior vice president of Americas services at Cisco Systems.   She ...
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Susie Ellwood

Susie Ellwood is publisher for the Austin American-Statesman. Ellwood began her media ...
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Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter and playwright.  Her book, ...
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Mauria Finley

Mauria Finley is the founder and CEO of Citrus Lane, an innovative social e-commerce ...
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Erica Ariel Fox

Erica Ariel Fox is a highly sought after advisor in organizational effectiveness and ...
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Shirley Franklin

Shirley C. Franklin is former Mayor of Atlanta. She is currently the Barbara Jordan ...
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Porter Gale

Porter Gale is an internationally known public speaker and entrepreneur with more ...
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Holly Gordon

Holly Gordon is executive director of 10x10. She sets the strategy and leads the ...
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Laura Huffman

Laura Huffman is the state director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas and heads a ...
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Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson is the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and ...
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Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is a fulltime freelance business writer and creator of ...
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Johnita Jones

Johnita Jones is the Texas Conference for Women board president and the Pipeline Risk ...
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Kelly LIvers

Kelly Livers has been with Schwab for almost 22 years, and is one of 10 regional ...
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ShaChelle Delvlin Manning

ShaChelle Devlin Manning is the director of innovation and enterprise integration for ...
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Dr. Sherri Reuland

Dr. Sherri Reuland became a business owner fresh out of orthodontic school when she ...
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Karen Reuther

Karen Reuther is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural design leader whose experience ...
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Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a CNN and HLN Legal and Political Contributor, one of the top female ...
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Jessica Shortall

Jessica Shortall has led a global career in social entrepreneurship built on ...
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Eileen Silvergleid

Eileen Silvergleid is a 20-year veteran of C-level sales and account management. ...
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Carla Piñeyro Sublett

Carla Piñeyro Sublett is the executive director of marketing for Latin America with ...
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Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor is the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management. Known for ...
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Tracy Yelencsics

Tracy Yelencsics is director of global brand in corporate marketing and ...
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Stacy Zoern

Stacy Zoern has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is a form of Muscular Dystrophy. She ...
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Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg served as the marketing director for Facebook for six years, where ...
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Expert Exchange

Dr. Laurence Altshuler

Dr. Laurence Altshuler is a board-certified internist at Cancer Treatment Centers of ...
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Tracy Carmen-Jones

Tracy Carmen-Jones is a leadership coach to high potential and C-suite leaders, ...
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Sandy Hoffman

Sandy Hoffman is chief diversity officer for Cisco. In this capacity, Hoffman is ...
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Sridevi Koneru Rao

Sridevi Koneru Rao is the business development director for the Cisco Services ...
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Lynn Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the ...
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Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers

Amy Vickers

Amy Vickers has worked as the executive director of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North ...
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Local Leader

Vernetta Freeney

Vernetta R. Freeney is an award winning blogger and Editor in Chief of ...
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Lisa Hickey

Lisa Hickey is marketing director at C3 Presents, the third largest concert promoter ...
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Social Media Roundtable

Bryn Harrington

Bryn Harrington currently serves as the Austin community manager for Google+ Local, a ...
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Brittany Highland

Brittany Highland is the editor of the Austinot, the top-ranked blog about the city ...
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Christina Linnell

Christina Linnell has thrived, launching and building Linnell Media as an outsourced ...
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Nettie Reynolds

Nettie Reynolds is a laughter yoga teacher and marketing/branding consultant. She is ...
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Lani Rosales

Lani Rosales is the COO of AGBeat.com, co-founder of TheBashh.com, and has been ...
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