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Past Keynote Speakers


Martha Beck, life coach and columnist for “O, The Oprah Magazine”
Helene Gayle, president and CEO, CARE USA
Marion Jones, athlete and founder “Take a Break”
Denise Morrison, president and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Betsy Myers, author and public servant
Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project”
Gloria Steinem, author, women’s rights pioneer
Christy Turlington Burns, model, founder, Every Mother Counts


Ellen Alemany, CEO and chairman, Citizens Financial Group
Kelly Corrigan, author, “The Middle Place”
Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO, Stella & Dot
Diane Holder, president and CEO, UPMC Health Plan
Mae Jemison, first woman of color in space
Tory Johnson, founder and CEO, Women For Hire
Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning author


Marcus Buckingham, author
Glenda Hatchett, author
Tory Johnson, founder and CEO, Women For Hire
Monica Malpass, co-anchor, Action News at 5 WPVI
Suze Orman, author, personal finance expert


Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Judith Martin, “Miss Manners”
Julia Reed, contributor,
Liz Smith, columnist, contributor,
Naomi Tutu, advocate for peace and human rights


Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Majora Carter, president, Majora Carter Group
Nancy Giles, contributor, “CBS Sunday Morning”
Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Evelyn Lauder, former senior corporate vice president, The Estee Lauder Companies
Tracey Matisak, journalist
Judith Rodin, president, Rockefeller Foundation


Linda Ellerbee, journalist
Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund
Mia Farrow, humanitarian and actress
Farkhonda Hassan, secretary general, National Council for Women, Egypt
Teresa Heinz, chairman, The Heinz Endowments and Heinz Family Philanthropies


Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, sociologist, author, lecturer, educator
Sarah Jones, actress
Sandra Day O’Connor, first female member of the Supreme Court
Lisa Ling, journalist
Bertice Berry, sociologist, author, lecturer, educator


Jean Chatzky, financial editor, NBC’s “TODAY”
Laura Liswood, founder, Council of Women World Leaders
Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas
Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO, Women for Women International