Speakers


Keynotes


Chang, Candysm

Candy Chang

Candy Chang is the creator of the Before I Die project, which started when she stenciled the words "Before I die I want to _______." on a chalk... Read Full Bio
Johnson, Torysm

Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a contributor for “Good Morning America, who is all about helping women make great things happen. Johnson made th... Read Full Bio
Keaton, Dianesm

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is the New York Times best-selling author of “Then Again,” which was named one of the ten best books of the year by J... Read Full Bio
Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley served as cohost of “Today” from 1976 to 1989, anchored “Dateline NBC” for 11 years, and in 2004 became the host of her own... Read Full Bio
ROBIN ROBERTS

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive Emmy Awards for ...

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Special Guest Speakers


Cliatt-Wayman, Lindasm

Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is the principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After 20 years as a classroom teacher, Wa... Read Full Bio
Gladden, Ehrikasm

Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden is senior director, Americas cloud consumption models for Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Pr... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Alcorn, Katrinasm

Katrina Alcorn

Katrina Alcorn is an author, consultant and expert on why women burn out at work. Her first book, “MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink,” ... Read Full Bio
Allison, Mariasm

Maria Allison

Maria Allison is a senior at Drexel LeBow (graduating in December 2014). She is co-founder of a consulting firm that helps small businesses gai... Read Full Bio
Bacal, Jessicasm

Jessica Bacal

Jessica Bacal directs the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College, an independent women’s college in Massachusetts with students fr... Read Full Bio
Belkinsm

Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin is the chief national correspondent for “Yahoo! News,” doing original reporting on social issues. She joins Yahoo! after three ... Read Full Bio
Berger, Jonahsm

Jonah Berger

Jonah Berger Ever wondered why some things catch on and become popular while others falter? How to generate more word of mouth for a product or... Read Full Bio
Bowen, Jennysm

Jenny Bowen

Jenny Bowen is an advocate for the world’s forgotten children. She is the founder and CEO of Half the Sky, an international NGO founded in 19... Read Full Bio
Brown, Sunnism

Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown is “infodoodler-in-chief” of a creative consultancy that uses applied game and visual thinking to solve problems. She was named... Read Full Bio
Chapin, Sarahsm

Sarah Palisi Chapin

Sarah Palisi Chapin is the chief executive officer and serves on the board of Hail Merry Snack Foods, a gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO snack and r... Read Full Bio
Cyr, Pamsm

Pamela M. Cyr

Pamela M. Cyr is executive vice president and chief retail banking officer for Beneficial Bank. Beneficial is a community-based, diversified fi... Read Full Bio
DeCarolis, Donnasm

Donna DeCarolis

Donna DeCarolis is the founding dean of Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entr... Read Full Bio
Gladden, Ehrikasm

Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden is senior director, Americas cloud consumption models for Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Pr... Read Full Bio
Gray, Johnsm

John Gray

John Gray is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.”Gray’s boo... Read Full Bio
Haskell, Juliesm

Julie Haskell

Julie Haskell is vice president, head of work life and global inclusion for State Street Corporation, where she is responsible for supporting t... Read Full Bio
Hisler, Pamsm

Pamela Hisler

Pamela Hisler joined Beneficial Bank in April 2010 and is currently a market director overseeing the retail experience, enhancing business dev... Read Full Bio
Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun is an internationally renowned executive coach and global leadership adviser to Fortune 500 companies. She is co-au... Read Full Bio
Irvin, Albanysm

Albany Irvin

Albany Irvin joined the QVC team as a program host in 2009. Irvin’s unquenchable thirst for learning new things makes her a go-to electronics... Read Full Bio
Johnson, Emmasm

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson Seventeen-year-old Emma Johnson launched EM JOHN Jewelry in eleventh grade by creating charm bracelets, posting photos on Instagra... Read Full Bio
MacMullen, Jennifersm

Jennifer MacMullen

Jennifer MacMullen is vice president, market director for Beneficial Bank, the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylva... Read Full Bio
Meers, Sharonsm

Sharon Meers

Sharon Meers is the co-author of “Getting to 50/50,” now out in paperback. Currently, Meers is the head of strategic partnerships at eBay ... Read Full Bio
Mohr, Tarasm

Tara Sophia Mohr

Tara Sophia Mohr is the founder of the global Playing Big leadership program for women and author of the forthcoming book, “Playing Big: Find... Read Full Bio
Mullen, Sherism

Sheri Mullen

Sheri Mullen is vice president, immunology and rare disease business unit, US pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline. She was app... Read Full Bio
O'Brien, Kendallsm

Kendall O’Brien

Kendall O’Brien is vice president, corporate finance for Johnson & Johnson. She is a lifetime advocate for global talent development, wom... Read Full Bio
Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley served as cohost of “Today” from 1976 to 1989, anchored “Dateline NBC” for 11 years, and in 2004 became the host of her own... Read Full Bio
Pollak, Lindseysm

Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey Pollak is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant and one of the world's leading experts on the Millennial Generation (a.k.a. Generatio... Read Full Bio
Ratzlaff, Cindysm

Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list and Forbes Woman called her on... Read Full Bio
Raymond, Stephaniesm

Stephanie R. Raymond

Stephanie R. Raymond is vice president, transmission and substations for PPL Electric Utilities, the Pennsylvania regulated utility arm of PPL ... Read Full Bio
Ross, Jillsm

Jill Ross

Jill Ross joined Beneficial Bank in 2008 as relationship manager of the Cherry Hill West campus, and was promoted to market director in 2012, o... Read Full Bio
Sharma, Ritusm

Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, and a leading voice on women’s issues in U.S. foreign policy. For 20 years... Read Full Bio
Sheehy, Gailsm

Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times best-seller “Passages,” named by the Library of Congres...

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Song, Heseungsm

Dr. Heseung Song

Dr. Heseung Song founded Mighty Engine, an award-winning marketing firm, in 2000. As president/CEO, Dr. Song oversees the business strategy ...

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Sudders, Karensm

Karen Sudders

Karen Sudders, MS, RD, LDN, CSO, is a Clinical Oncology Dietitian for CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center. She’s been practicing since 2007,... Read Full Bio
Sussman, Lorism

Lori L. Sussman

Lori L. Sussman is Cisco’s Americas Services Sales chief of staff and senior director of sales strategy and planning, where she leads Cisco... Read Full Bio
Trafford, Abigailsm

Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist and public speaker whose work focuses on the new stage of life that comes after middle age but before... Read Full Bio
von Tobel, Alexasm

Alexa von Tobel

Alexa von Tobel, CFP® is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, and the New York Times best-selling author of “Financially Fearless.” A ...

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Kate White

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New York Times best-selling author of several influentia... Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange


Barsh, Joannasm

Joanna Barsh

Joanna Barsh is the director emeritus of the Leadership Development Program at McKinsey and Company. With over 30 years of experience in the co... Read Full Bio
German, Tomsm

Tom German

Tom German is a senior wellness coach for Wellness Coaches USA, a nationally recognized leader in on-site wellness coaching.  He has spent the... Read Full Bio
Gladden, Ehrikasm

Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden is senior director, Americas cloud consumption models for Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Pr... Read Full Bio
Gray, Johnsm

John Gray

John Gray is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.”Gray’s boo... Read Full Bio
Kirwin, Kellism

Kelli Kirwin

Kelli Kirwin is senior manager, Americas smart services for Cisco System, Inc.Kirwin leads an Americas team of subject matter experts to drive ... Read Full Bio
Martin, Jeannesm

Jeanne Martin

Jeanne Martin oversees Cisco’s Services inclusion and diversity strategy, focusing on initiatives that drive business advantages across Cisco... Read Full Bio
Pollak, Lindseysm

Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey Pollak is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant and one of the world's leading experts on the Millennial Generation (a.k.a. Generatio... Read Full Bio
Ratzlaff, Cindysm

Cindy Ratzlaff

Cindy Ratzlaff was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list and Forbes Woman called her on... Read Full Bio
Sussman, Lorism

Lori L. Sussman

Lori L. Sussman is Cisco’s Americas Services Sales chief of staff and senior director of sales strategy and planning, where she leads Cisco... Read Full Bio
Tam, Patricksm

Patrick Tam

Patrick K. Tam leads corporate planning at Cisco. This encompasses driving three year and annual corporate strategic planning, identifying corp... Read Full Bio
Trafford, Abigailsm

Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist and public speaker whose work focuses on the new stage of life that comes after middle age but before... Read Full Bio
Tschang, Mollysm

Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang is a director in Cisco’s consulting business. Her specialty is coaching executive teams to sustain high performance with a dist... Read Full Bio
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Kate White

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New York Times best-selling author of several influentia... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Deery, CJsm

Charles J. Deery

Charles J. Deery is the executive sous chef for Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center. In this role, Deery lea... Read Full Bio
Huynh, Nhusm

Nhu Huynh

Nhu Huynh, RD, LDN, CNSC, CSO, is director of nutrition at CTCA’s Eastern Regional Medical Center.Before joining CTCA in August 2006, Huynh s... Read Full Bio
Jordan, Chrissm

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan is the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute which is part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Com... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Canuso, Sarasm

Sara Canuso

Sara Canuso is president of Woman That Influence. Canuso is a certified seminar leader and inspiring dynamic keynote speaker, sharing practical... Read Full Bio
Craft, Jessicasm TEMP

Jessica Craft

Jessica Craft is the founder of Rock to the Future, a non-profit organization that provides 100% free music education to underserved Philadelph... Read Full Bio
Clark Diggs, Joettasm

Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is an Olympic athlete who has made an indelible impact in sports and within the community. In her legendary 24-year elite ca... Read Full Bio
Gladden, Ehrikasm

Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden is senior director, Americas cloud consumption models for Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Pr... Read Full Bio
Howard, Colleensm

Colleen Kelly Howard

Colleen Kelly Howard is the executive director for Girls on the Run Philadelphia, a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in third throug... Read Full Bio
Rubino, Bethsm

Beth Rubino

Beth Rubino is executive vice president of human resources and workplace services for QVC, Inc. She oversees all talent acquisition, talent man... Read Full Bio
Katz Smith, Laurensm

Lauren Katz Smith

Lauren Katz Smith is a documentary filmmaker and an attorney. She serves as general counsel for History Making Productions, a Philadelphia-base... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable


Shuck, Ashleyam

Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Ashley Boynes-Shuck is a well-known author, blogger, health coach, public speaker, advocate and social media professional from Pittsburgh, P.A.... Read Full Bio
Dada, Jumokesm

Jumoke Dada

Jumoke K. Dada is CEO of Signature RED, and a social entrepreneur and technology consultant. After receiving her B.S. in Computer and Informati... Read Full Bio
Ellison, Laureensm

Laureen Ellison

Laureen Ellison is a product marketing leader for eBay Enterprise, which is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. There, she directs ... Read Full Bio
Huller, Karensm

Karen Huller

Karen Huller is author of the upcoming book “Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days,” and founder of Epic ... Read Full Bio
Humphrey, Stephaniesm

Stephanie Humphrey

Stephanie Humphrey is a tech-life expert who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how em... Read Full Bio
Kellogg, Cecilysm

Cecily Kellogg

Cecily Kellogg is a natural storyteller with years of public relations, marketing and digital strategy experience with a strong social media fo... Read Full Bio
Michalik, Nicolesm

Nicole Michalik

Nicole Michalik is a true pop culture junkie.  You can catch her hourly reports daily as Q102’s “Nik the Web Chick” including entertainm... Read Full Bio
O'Neil, Katesm

Kate O’Neil

Kate O’Neil is account director and social media strategist for Tierney. She began her career as a Tierney intern in 2007, and since that tim... Read Full Bio
Pitter, Angelasm

Angela Pitter

Angela Pitter is principal and owner at LiveWire Collaborative, partnering with businesses to transform their passions into profits one fan at ... Read Full Bio

Julie Meyers Pron

Julie Meyers Pron is the president of JMP Media and a founding partner of Splash Creative Media, a digital agency running social media campaign... Read Full Bio
Reynolds, Rakiasm

Rakia Reynolds

Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations and communications agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle,... Read Full Bio
Shumaker, Dresdensm

Dresden Shumaker

Dresden Shumaker is a digital content creator for AboutOne, a local tech startup. She is also freelance writer specializing in entertainment, p... Read Full Bio
Weber, LisaBethsm

LisaBeth Weber

LisaBeth Weber is the force behind creativebizhub.com, where business and creativity meet. She is a creative communicator with 25 years in the ... Read Full Bio
Wells, Tinasm

Tina Wells

Tina Wells is the CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group, which creates marketing strategies for clients within the beauty, entertainment, ... Read Full Bio
Yankovich, Karensm

Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is a social media brand strategist, business consultant and speaker, and the CEO of Dimare Group, LLC.  Having “been there a... Read Full Bio
Young, Lynettesm

Lynette Young

Lynette Young is the content marketing manager at AWeber Communications in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Her decades of experience working with caree... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Larsen Andras, Trinasm

Trina Larsen Andras

Trina Larsen Andras is a professor of marketing and academic director of Drexel LeBow’s Center for Corporate Reputation Management, which is ... Read Full Bio
Bardowski, Lynnsm

Lynn Bardowski

Lynn Bardowski was awarded one of the “Top 100 Small Business Influencers” and “Enterprising Woman of the Year.” She is known as the ... Read Full Bio
Maillian'Bias, Laurensm

Lauren Maillian Bias

Lauren Maillian Bias is a serial entrepreneur, named by Essence magazine to the “Class of 2013 African-American Shot Callers.” She is the... Read Full Bio
lindquist, Kerstin

Kerstin Lindquist

Kerstin Lindquist joined QVC as a program host in 2011. Her passion for health and fitness makes her a go-to host for exercise and wellness pro... Read Full Bio
Sharma, Ritusm

Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, and a leading voice on women’s issues in U.S. foreign policy. For 20 years... Read Full Bio
Swift, Gerism

Geri Swift

Geri Swift is the founding president of the Women’s Business Development Center. WBDC, formed in 1995, fosters the development and retention ... Read Full Bio
Tabor-Kleimansm

Susan Tabor-Kleiman

Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., is an expert in persuasive communication. Owner of Your Professional Writer™, she crafts bios, LinkedIn p... Read Full Bio