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2023 Speakers

The 25th annual Texas Conference for Women was held October 2, 2023. Below is a recap of the speakers. For 2024 speaker updates, please subscribe to our newsletter

Keynote Program | 10:15am - 1:15pm

Jacinda Ardern

Keynote Speaker | Prime Minister, New Zealand (2017-2023); Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Special Envoy, Christchurch Call to Action; Board Member, The Earthshot Prize ...
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Elizabeth Banks

Keynote Speaker | Actor, Producer, Writer & Director ...
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Gail Devers

Keynote Speaker | Olympic Gold Medalist & Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Patient Advocate ...
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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Moderator | Opinion Section Host & Writer, The New York Times, podcast Host, First Person & former NPR Journalist ...
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Jameela Jamil

Moderator | Actor, Host & Activist ...
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Nora McInerny

Moderator | best-selling Author, Creator & Host, Terrible Thanks for Asking and It's Going to Be OK podcasts NORA ...
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Michelle Zauner

Keynote Speaker | Musician, Japanese Breakfast; Author, Crying in H Mart ...
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Special Guest Speaker

First Lady Cecilia Abbott

FIRST LADY CECILIA ABBOTT in January 2015, Abbott made history by becoming the first ...
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Anna Beninger

Introduction | VP & Director, DEI Business Advisor, Liberty Mutual Insurance ...
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Tamara Fields

Welcome | Office Managing Director, Accenture & TX Conference for Women Board ...
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Mariely Franzetti

Introduction | VP, Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Engineering, Cisco ...
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Vanice Hayes

Introduction | Chief Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Dell Technologies ...
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Sally Hernandez

Sally Hernandez

Emcee | Morning News Anchor, KXAN SALLY HERNANDEZ anchors the Emmy award-winning ...
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Amy Magro

Introduction | Executive Director, Patient Advocacy, Horizon Therapeutics, now a ...
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Liz McDaniel Watson

Remarks | First Lady of Austin ...
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Session 1 Program Offerings | 8:45-9:45am

Sara Alligood

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Navigating the Tech Workplace ...
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Madeyline Brown

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Getting to the Next Level ...
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Melania Croce

Introduction | Small Group Peer Networking ...
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Myrna Estrada

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Tamara Fields

Welcome | Office Managing Director, Accenture & TX Conference for Women Board ...
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Amber Gunst

Moderator | That's a Good Question: Navigating the Tech Workplace ...
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Annie Hardy

Learning Stage ...
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Mayerland Harris

Learning Stage ...
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Brenda Hudson

Executive Mentor | Bright Futures in Tech Workplaces BRENDA HUDSON is senior vice ...
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Dr. Alejandra Mielke

Facilitator | Small Group Peer Networking ...
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Laura Rice

Moderator | That's a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Jennifer Sanders

Moderator| That’s a Good Question | Getting to the Next Level ...
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Rose Smith

Executive Mentor | That’s a Good Question | Getting to the Next Level ...
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Laurie Dalton White

Executive Mentor | That’s a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Michelynn "Miki" Woodard

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics ...
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Shane Woods

Executive Mentor | That's a Good Question: Navigating the Tech Workplace ...
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Session 2 Program Offerings | 1:45 - 2:45pm

Lara Abrash

Executive Spotlight | Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter ...
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Dr. Seema Desai

Moderator | Career Connections Meetups ...
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Jennifer Dooling

Host | Strengthening Social Connection, Community, And Collaboration... And Why It ...
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Ritu Favre

Executive Spotlight | Harnessing an Inside Out Approach to Career Grow ...
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Dr. Marisa Franco

Speaker | Strengthening Social Connection, Community, And Collaboration...And Why It ...
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Deborah Green

Learning Stage ...
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Melissa Haire

Host | Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter ...
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Minda Harts

Thought-Leader | Creating Workplaces that Work for Everyone ...
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Lisa Heritage McLin

Host | Creating Workplaces that Work for Everyone ...
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Katie Kriete

Panelist | Creating Workplaces that Work for Everyone ...
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Mariah Martinez

Cisco Talent Professional | Career Connections Meetups ...
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Alicia May

Learning Stage | 5 Money Musts ...
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Carol McGarah

Host | Power Leaks: Communicating Effectively to Create Impact & Influence ...
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Carolyn Richards-Chacon

Host | Harnessing an Inside Out Approach to Career Growth ...
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Liz Tran

Speaker | Harnessing an Inside Out Approach to Career Growth ...
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Jeanette Ward

Panelist | Creating Workplaces that Work for Everyone ...
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Hillary Wicht

Speaker | Power Leaks: Communicating Effectively to Create Impact & Influence ...
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China Widener

Panelist | Creating Workplaces that Work for Everyone ...
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Liz Wiseman

Speaker | Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter ...
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Session 3 Program Offerings | 3:15 - 4:15pm

Brenda Brinson

Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Ali Carmichael

Host | Harnessing an Inside Out Approach to Career Growth ...
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Bobbi Dangerfield

Bobbi Dangerfield

Host | Power Leaks: Communicating Effectively to Create Impact & Influence ...
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Dr. Marisa Franco

Speaker | Strengthening Social Connection, Community, And Collaboration...And Why It ...
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Minda Harts

Thought-Leader | Creating Workplaces that Work for Everyone ...
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Leteshia Lowe

Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Raquel F. Mestemaker

Host | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Joyce Mullen

Executive Spotlight | Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter ...
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Marlene Phillips

Learning Stage | Seeking Leaders: Women Wanted ...
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Pilar Schenk

Host | Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter ...
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Shanell Snyder

Panelist | How to Advocate for Yourself and Others ...
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Liz Tran

Speaker | Harnessing an Inside Out Approach to Career Growth ...
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Laysha Ward

Host | Strengthening Social Connection, Community, And Collaboration… And Why It ...
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Hillary Wicht

Speaker | Power Leaks: Communicating Effectively to Create Impact & Influence ...
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Liz Wiseman

Speaker | Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter ...
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