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2021 Speakers

Keynotes

Indra Nooyi

INDRA NOOYI is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2019); a Fortune 50 company with operations in over 180 countries. In this role, Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s ...
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Ali Wong

ALI WONG is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special Baby Cobra was filmed when she was seven months pregnant. It was met with critical acclaim, and ...
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Malala Yousafzai

MALALA YOUSAFZAI was enrolled in her father’s school at the age of four. It was in the hallways of her father’s school that Malala found her voice and her vision. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, is a Pakistani ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Audie Cornish

AUDIE CORNISH has become a recognized and trusted voice on the airwaves as co-host of ...
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Bobbi Dangerfield

Bobbi Dangerfield

BOBBI DANGERFIELD retired from Dell Technologies in February 2019 as SVP of global ...
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Melanie Foley

Melanie Foley

MELANIE FOLEY is the executive vice president and the chief talent & enterprise ...
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Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

DAWN FRAZIER-BOHNERT is the executive vice president of global diversity, equity, ...
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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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Puja Jaspal

Puja Jaspal

PUJA JASPAL is the vice president of people, policy, and purpose at Cisco. In this ...
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Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFE on CNN, now in its ...
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Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell

PAT MITCHELL is a lifelong advocate for women and girls. At every step of her career, ...
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Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership ...
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Speakers

Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy

AMY CUDDY is a social psychologist, best-selling author, and award-winning teacher. ...
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Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

ALICIA MENENDEZ is an anchor on MSNBC. She is also the author of The Likeability ...
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Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

REBECCA MINKOFF is a fashion designer and an industry leader in accessible luxury ...
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Amy Morin

Amy Morin

AMY MORIN is the editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, the biggest mental health website ...
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Anne Morriss

ANNE MORRISS is driven by an infectious commitment to help people realize their full ...
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Cal Newport

Cal Newport

CAL NEWPORT is an author and assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown ...
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Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler

MICHELLE POLER is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, ...
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Kim Scott

Kim Scott

KIM SCOTT is the author of Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair and Radical Candor: ...
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Janet Stovall

JANET STOVALL is senior client strategist at NeuroLeadership Institute—a global ...
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Cassandra Worthy

CASSANDRA WORTHY is founder and CEO of We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC, a top-leading ...
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Session Hosts

Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman

LAUREN FREEMAN is a senior director of business development at Oracle. In this role, ...
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Tami Garcia

Tami Garcia

TAMI GARCIA is VP of human resources for Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL). She has had ...
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Penny Jurss

Penny Jurss

PENNY JURSS is vice president of the mobile enablement platform & Visa Digital ...
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Alessandra Sapiz

Alessandra Sapiz

ALESSANDRA SAPIZ is vice president of global events at Cisco. In her role, she leads ...
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Kim Smith

Kim Smith

KIM SMITH is the VP of sales and technology leader for the U.S. public & federal ...
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Michele Van De Hey

Michele Van De Hey

MICHELE VAN DE HEY is a global partner leader for the WW public sector at Amazon Web ...
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Celeste Warren

CELESTE WARREN is vice president of the global diversity and inclusion center of ...
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Rosy Zuklic

Rosy Zuklic

ROSY ZUKLIC is the general manager of commercial sales and optimization for Phillips ...
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Executive Spotlights

Jae Borgard

Jae Borgard

JAE BORGARD is vice president of Client Product Group (CPG) business operations at ...
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Barbara Borgonovi

Barbara Borgonovi

BARBARA BORGONOVI is vice president of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ...
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Tiffany Dotson

Dr. Tiffany Dotson

DR. TIFFANY DOTSON is VP of enterprise learning and development at Liberty Mutual ...
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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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Jennifer Fisher

Jen Fisher

JEN FISHER is a chief well-being officer at Deloitte. She is a leading voice on ...
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Carla Grant Pickens

Carla Grant Pickens

CARLA GRANT PICKENS serves as the VP and global chief diversity & inclusion ...
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Samantha Price

Samantha Price

SAMANTHA PRICE is senior vice president and director of talent management at Broadway ...
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Learning Burst & Break Speakers

Trier Bryant

Trier Bryant

TRIER BRYANT is co-founder and CEO of Just Work LLC. She is a strategic executive ...
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Tracy Feanny

Tracy Feanny

TRACY FEANNY serves as vice president, deputy general counsel, and assistant ...
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Michelle Goan

Michelle Goan

MICHELLE GOAN, MSN, MBA, RN, is a director for the Star+Plus program at ...
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Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

DEBORAH JOHNSON is the chief learning officer for consulting at Deloitte Services ...
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Erinda Martin

Erinda Martin

ERINDA MARTIN is a 500-RYT certified and registered yoga teacher based in Austin ...
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Danielle’ McGhee

DANIELLE’ McGHEE, MLS is the library director and archivist at Huston-Tillotson ...
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Dr. Judi Shaw-Rice

Dr. Judi Shaw-Rice

DR. JUDIE SHAW-RICE, MD, FACP, MMM, CPE, FABQAURP is a medical director with ...
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Samantha Wiseman

Samantha Wiseman

SAMANTHA WISEMAN is a senior HR business partner and programs lead at Silicon Labs. ...
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