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2016 Speakers

Keynotes

Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra

MALLIKA CHOPRA is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, “Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy,” was published in April 2015. ...
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Annie Clark

Annie E. Clark

ANNIE E. CLARK is a co-founder and executive director of the national non-profit End Rape On Campus (EROC), and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at ...
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Linda Cliatt-Wayman

LINDA CLIATT-WAYMAN is a passionate educator with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children. Her leadership as a high school principal in North Philadelphia has been featured by TED, “ABC World News ...
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Amal Clooney

AMAL CLOONEY is a British human rights lawyer practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, ...
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Nina Tassler

NINA TASSLER is an American television executive and author. She previously held such positions as president, and also chairman of CBS Entertainment from 2004 to 2015. Tassler was the highest profile Latina in ...
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Diane von Furstenberg

DIANE von FURSTENBERG entered the world of American fashion when she arrived from Europe with a suitcase full of her dress designs. In 1974, she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence ...
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Abby Wambach

ABBY WAMBACH is a retired forward of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. One of the world’s greatest players of all time, Wambach is the number one all-time leading scorer in ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Andy Alford

ANDY ALFORD is the senior editor for the news at the Austin American-Statesman, one ...
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Anne Arvia

ANNE ARVIA is senior vice president of primary banking for USAA Federal Savings Bank. ...
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Chriselda Barrientes

CHRISELDA BARRIENTES is sales manager at United Airlines. In this role, she develops ...
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Madhavi Bhasin

MADHAVI BHASIN is excited to design strategy and guide implementation for community ...
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Trudy Bourgeois

TRUDY BOURGEOUIS is the CEO and president of The Center for Workforce Excellence.  ...
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Sabrina Brown

SABRINA BROWN has over twenty years’ worth of hands-on experience in Texas ...
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Christine Carter

CHRISTINE CARTER, Ph.D. is a sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater ...
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Emily Núñez Cavness

EMILY NÚÑEZ CAVNESS is the co-founder and CEO of Sword & Plough, and an active ...
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Rachael Chong

Rachael Chong is a social entrepreneur and a visionary leader. At the age of 24, ...
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Erin Condren

ERIN CONDREN started her business when her boy-girl twins were born and she left ...
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Paula Davis-Laack

PAULA DAVIS-LAACK, JD, MAPP is a former practicing lawyer, an ...
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Susan Docherty

SUSAN DOCHERTY is CEO of Canyon Ranch®, the world’s leading wellness brand. ...
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Leigh Clifford Drake

LEIGH CLIFFORD DRAKE is the director of U.S. commercial services sales for Cisco. She ...
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Tamara Fields

Tamara Fields

TAMARA FIELDS is the office managing director for Accenture in Austin. She is ...
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Ana Flores

ANA L. FLORES is the founder and CEO of Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc and #WeAllGrow ...
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Nely Galán

NELY GALÁN is a Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate, dubbed the ...
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Mercedes Garcia

MERCEDES GARCIA is vice president, senior business leader, global community relations ...
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Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci

TERESA GHILARDUCCI is an expert on retirement, pensions and personal savings. She is ...
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Michelle D. Hare

MICHELLE D. HARE works with the State Farm® marketing department, managing national ...
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Kemal Harris

KEMAL HARRIS has been obsessed with fashion since age four when she began drawing ...
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Gina Helfrich

GINA HELFRICH is an expert in women's leadership and gender equity, with over 12 ...
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Dahna Hull

Dahna Hull was recently appointed vice president and general manager of AT&T ...
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Therese Huston

THERESE HUSTON, Ph.D. is a cognitive psychologist at Seattle University who is ...
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Pam Jeffords

PAM JEFFORDS is a partner at Mercer and a global expert on diversity and inclusion in ...
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Sofie Karasek

SOFIE KARASEK is an advocate for gender equity on campuses nationwide. She is a ...
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Grace Killelea

GRACE KILLELEA is the CEO and founder of the GKC Group, a leadership development firm ...
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Doniel Kofel

DONIEL KOFEL is currently the senior director of talent and professional development ...
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Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

STEPHANIE KAPLAN LEWIS co-founded Her Campus in 2009 as an undergrad at Harvard ...
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Tonya J. Long

TONYA J. LONG has served more than 20 years as a senior leader responsible for the ...
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Doreen Lorenzo

DOREEN LORENZO is a successful leader of global creative firms who advised Fortune ...
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Maurie McInnis

MAURIE McINNIS began her appointment as executive vice president and provost of The ...
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Jody Greenstone Miller

JODY GREENSTONE MILLER is the co-founder and CEO of Business Talent Group (BTG), the ...
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Angie Morgan

ANGIE MORGAN is a founding partner for Lead Star. Shortly after launching her ...
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Jay Newton-Small

JAY NEWTON-SMALL is Washington correspondent for TIME and the author of “Broad ...
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Lisa Nichols

LISA NICHOLS is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as ...
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Kristen Nolte

KRISTEN NOLTE has spent the last 20 years building innovative ways to advertise to ...
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Brandy Pham

BRANDY PHAM is co-founder and chief creative officer for Planoly. After 10 years in ...
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Kim Read

KIM READ is the vice president of operations for RetailMeNot, Inc. In this role, she ...
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Sonya Reed

SONYA REED is senior vice president, human resources, for Phillips 66, a diversified ...
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Robin Hauser Reynolds

ROBIN HAUSER REYNOLDS is the director and producer of cause‐based documentary films ...
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Major General Mary Saunders

MAJOR GENERAL MARY SAUNDERS is the current executive director of the Leadership ...
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Shanteka Sigers

SHANTEKA SIGERS is senior vice president executive creative director at SandersWingo. ...
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Amie & Jolie Sikes

AMIE and JOLIE SIKES are co-founders of Junk Gypsy. In 1998, the Texas sisters and ...
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Nicole Story

NICOLE STORY is the VP of creative at Poo~Pourri and the writer and director of their ...
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Marie Swisher

MARIE SWISHER is vice president of global brand development for Mary Kay. She is ...
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Wendy Wecksell

WENDY WECKSELL is CEO of I Am That Girl, a global movement to transform self-doubt to ...
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Rachel Woodson

RACHEL WOODSON is chief of staff at Rackspace, supporting the global chief marketing ...
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Expert Exchange

April Downing

APRIL DOWNING is a seasoned financial and operational executive with over 20 years of ...
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Samantha Ettus

SAM ETTUS is a work/life expert whose goal is to find the spark within each one of us ...
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Kirya Francis

KIRYA FRANCIS is vice president and director of media technology for GSD&M. She ...
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Kay Jones

KAY JONES is the CEO of Codeup, a San Antonio career accelerator for new software ...
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Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly

DR. SONCIA REAGINS-LILLY is vice president of student affairs and dean of students at ...
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Courtney Skarda

COURTNEY SKARDA is vice president of Racker experience with Rackspace. She is ...
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Dr. Shetal Vohra-Gupta

DR. SHETAL VOHRA-GUPTA is associate director at the Institute for Urban Policy ...
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Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers

Godstone Ranch Motorsports

Godstone Ranch Motorsports was founded by John and Karen McCutchen as a not for ...
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Social Media Roundtable

Jena Apgar

JENA APGAR is a digital and social media marketer and founder at BrandDotBlog.com, a ...
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Carla Birnberg

CARLA BIRNBERG is a writer, editor and social media consultant. Her health philosophy ...
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Brenda Coffee

BRENDA COFFEE is founder and CEO of 1010ParkPlace, a media platform and market ...
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Elayna Fernandez

ELAYNA FERNANDEZ is known as “The Positive MOM.” She is a best-selling author, ...
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Amy Loesch

AMY LOESCH has spent the majority of her career launching digital and mobile products ...
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Lauren Modery

LAUREN MODERY is a writer and screenwriter in Austin, TX. Her film “Loves Her ...
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Kimberly O’Connor

KIMBERLY O’CONNOR is the director of human capital management applications with ...
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Kelly Wonderlin

KELLY WONDERLIN is a digital lifestyle enthusiast who shares her favorite products, ...
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Guest Speakers

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez is a fiddler, singer and songwriter who came to attention a decade ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Carroll Bogert

CARROLL BOGERT is president of The Marshall Project, a non-profit news organization ...
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Ehrika Gladden

EHRIKA C. GLADDEN is vice president, market strategy enterprise infrastructure ...
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Small Business Roundtable

Kelly Gasnik and Jill Burns

KELLY GASINK and JILL BURNS are seasoned entrepreneurs, fundraisers and siblings who ...
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Rebecca Geier

REBECCA GEIER is CEO and co-founder of TREW Marketing. She leads the TREW team in ...
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Nicole Patel

NICOLE PATEL is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 ...
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Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

CARLOTTA EIKE STANKIEWICZ is an Austin-based entrepreneur, poet and advertising ...
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