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2022 Speakers

We're busy confirming an AMAZING lineup of experts and trailblazers for our 2022 events.
Speakers for our November 9th Conference In-Person and November 10th virtual Conference Anywhere (ticketed separately - learn more here) will appear below as they are confirmed. Stay tuned to this page and to your email for more speaker announcements!

Nov. 9 "Conference In-Person" Speakers

José Andrés

José Andrés

JOSÉ  ANDRÉS, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in both 2012 and 2018, and awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama, is an internationally recognized ...
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Dr. Brené Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She also holds the position of visiting ...
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Tsedal Neeley

TSEDAL NEELEY is a top virtual work and organizational change expert and the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Her talks focus on how leaders can scale their ...
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Nov. 9 "Conference In-Person" Special Guest Speakers

Kitty Chaney Reed

KITTY CHANEY REED is the chief operations officer for the IBM marketing ...
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Myrna Estrada

MYRNA ESTRADA is a senior vice president and field executive for Liberty Mutual ...
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Alison Walgren

ALISON WALGREN serves as the Central Texas managing principal, leading Deloitte’s ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Keynote Speakers

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

​​CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE is an award-winning author born in Enugu, Nigeria. ...
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Dr. Brené Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she ...
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Selena Gomez

SELENA GOMEZ is a globally and culturally celebrated artist, actor, producer, ...
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Shoshana Johnson

SHOSHANA NYREE JOHNSON was born in the Republic of Panama. She attended the ...
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Aminatou Sow

AMINATOU SOW is a writer, cultural critic, and entrepreneur. She is renowned as ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Special Guest Speakers

LaFawn Davis

LAFAWN DAVIS is SVP of ESG at Indeed, leading teams across sustainability, ...
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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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Jen Ughetta

JEN UGHETTA is executive vice president and chief people officer of Liberty Mutual ...
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Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Breakout Session Speakers

Linda Babcock

LINDA BABCOCK is the James M. Walton Professor in Economics at Carnegie Mellon ...
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Julie Battilana

JULIE BATTILANA is the Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration in the ...
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Rachana Bhide

RACHANA BHIDE is a 22-year leadership psychologist and broadcaster, formerly ...
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Stacy Brown-Philpot

STACY BROWN-PHILPOT is the former CEO of TaskRabbit and has 20 years of consumer ...
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Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN is the #1 bestselling author of Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make ...
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Austin Channing Brown

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is a speaker, writer, and media producer providing inspired ...
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Dr. Amishi Jha

DR. AMISHI JHA, PhD is director of contemplative neuroscience and professor of ...
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Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez

 JACINTA M. JIMÉNEZ, PsyD, BCC (also known as “Dr. J”) is an award-winning ...
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Daniel Pink

DANIEL PINK is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade with ...
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Ximena Vengoechea

XIMENA VENGOECHEA is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator. An experienced ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Session Hosts

Monika Cox

MONIKA COX is executive vice president & head of global total rewards at Liberty ...
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Amelia Dunlop

AMELIA DUNLOP is the chief experience officer at Deloitte Digital. She helps ...
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Tami Garcia

TAMI GARCIA is a lifelong Austinite and a proud third-generation graduate from the ...
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Mary Ellen Kassotakis

MARY ELLEN KASSOTAKIS is the executive director of Oracle women's Leadership (OWL). ...
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Michelle Mosmeyer

MICHELLE MOSMEYER leads team member communications at Dell Technologies, setting the ...
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Kim Rutledge

KIM RUTLEDGE is the EVP, People for Q2. For more than 20 years, Rutledge has ...
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Jami Stewart

JAMI STEWART is the vice president of CX centers Americas at Cisco. She leads a team ...
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Laysha Ward

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

REBECCA WETHERLY is the director for Amazon Web Services Worldwide public sector ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Executive Spotlights

Katrina Alcorn

KATRINA ALCORN is general manager of design at IBM, responsible for leading one of ...
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LaFawn Davis

LAFAWN DAVIS is SVP of ESG at Indeed, leading teams across sustainability, ...
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Tamara Fields

Tamara Fields

TAMARA FIELDS, office managing director for Accenture in Austin, is responsible for ...
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Mariely Franzetti

MARIELY BANDAS-FRANZETTI is vice president of product, Cisco Systems, and is ...
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Michelle Hilger

MICHELLE HILGER is a Midstream manager at Phillips 66 who enjoys building and ...
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China Widener

CHINA WIDENER serves as Deloitte’s US consulting technology sector leader and a DEI ...
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Nov. 10 "Conference Anywhere" Learning Burst Speakers

Wendi Aarons

WENDI AARONS is an award-winning humor writer whose work has appeared in The New ...
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Nuha Elkhiamy

NUHA ELKHIAMY is a director of program management in Google’s Corporate ...
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Kerry Kennedy

KERRY KENNEDY is a registered and licensed dietitian with a master's in ...
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Demetria Robinson

DEMETRIA ROBINSON is the executive director of behavioral health at United ...
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Olanda Sharp-Buckley

OLANDA SHARP-BUCKLEY started her Dell Technologies journey in 2006 and is currently ...
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Jocelyn Williams

JOCELYN WILLIAMS is a business diversity and inclusion leader for Raytheon ...
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