2018 Speakers


Check out the 2018 Agenda.

2018 speakers will be announced here as they are confirmed.


Keynotes


Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney

AMAL CLOONEY is a British human rights lawyer practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and h... Read Full Bio
Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt

ELLEN McGIRT is an award-winning feature writer who also covers race, culture, and leadership in a daily column&n... Read Full Bio
Amanda Southworth

Amanda Southworth

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a sixteen year old iOS developer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelper, which is... Read Full Bio
Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid

MAYSOON ZAYID is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of, and a guest comedian in residence at, Arizona Sta... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Cecily Tynan

Cecily Tynan

CECILY TYNAN is the Action News weeknight meteorologist. She joined 6abc as the weekend weather anchor and a general assignment reporter in ... Read Full Bio
Rachel Boesing

Rachel Boesing

RACHEL BOESING is a program host with QVC, whose true passion for storytelling has defined her professional life. She left a successful adver... Read Full Bio
Tamala Edwards

Tamala Edwards

TAMALA EDWARDS joined 6abc in January 2005. She is the weekday co-anchor of Action News Mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and is a regu... Read Full Bio
Johanna Mercier

Johanna Mercier

JOHANNA MERCIER is president and head of U.S. commercial at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a position she assumed in October 2017. She has national ove... Read Full Bio
Naomi Mulgrave

Naomi Mulgrave

NAOMI MULGRAVE is vice president of strategic solutions within the individual solutions group, at Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, she... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay

MARY ABBAJAY is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that deliver... Read Full Bio
Nisa Amoils

Nisa Amoils

NISA AMOILS is an investor and has been a venture capitalist at Scout Ventures. She is an active board member and former entrepreneur. Amoils ... Read Full Bio
Raquel Arredondo

Raquel Arredondo

RAQUEL ARREDONDO is associate director for outreach, engagement and professional development for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Busines... Read Full Bio
Valerie Biberaj

Valerie Biberaj

VALERIE BIBERAJ is the executive director of the kate spade new york Foundation. In this role, she has overseen the reinvention of the organiz... Read Full Bio
Dena Blizzard

Dena Blizzard

DENA BLIZZARD is One Funny Mother, and known as the “Target mom” for her viral videos, including Back to School Rant, which had ov... Read Full Bio
Lauren Smith Brody

Lauren Smith Brody

LAUREN SMITH BRODY is the author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby (Do... Read Full Bio
Carrie Bucci

Carrie Bucci

CARRIE BUCCI designs and develops people-centric programs to help companies attract, retain and develop awesome talent. She brings over tw... Read Full Bio
Kailei Carr

Kailei Carr

KAILEI CARR is the CEO of The Asbury Group, which specializes in image, presence, branding, and leadership development for executive women. Th... Read Full Bio
Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver

COURTNEY CARVER changed her life by simplifying it after a devastating diagnosis in 2006. She’s the founder of Read Full Bio
Michael Chamberlain

Michael Chamberlain

MICHAEL CHAMBERLAIN is vice president of events with Catalyst, and Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) Community. He oversees the strategic plan... Read Full Bio
Shoma Chatterjee

Shoma Chatterjee

SHOMA CHATTERJEE heads the leadership development and coaching practice at ghSMART, an executive advisory firm. She focuses on advising executi... Read Full Bio
Lorenzo Claridy

Lorenzo Claridy

LORENZO CLARIDY is currently the head of inclusion and diversity in the US at GlaxoSmithKline. He transitioned from the commercial business, w... Read Full Bio
Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen

NICOLE COHEN is a managing director at Accenture, serving as the Accenture life sciences research and development consulting lead. Over her n... Read Full Bio
Andrea Conrad

Andrea Conrad

ANDREA CONRAD is the director of brand and communications with zulily. Since joining online retailer zulily, part of Qurate Retail Group, in F... Read Full Bio
Alexa Curtis

Alexa Curtis

ALEXA CURTIS is a young adult influencer and CEO of Life Unfiltered with Alexa Curtis, the lifestyle site for teens and parents. Curtis also fo... Read Full Bio
Kj Dell’Anotnia

Kj Dell’Anotnia

KJ DELL’ANOTNIA edited the Motherlode column for the New York Times for five years. This experience taught her this: family can be a sourc... Read Full Bio
Bernadette Dorsey

Bernadette Dorsey

BERNADETTE DORSEY is a managing director with more than twenty years of experience in operations at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Her previous role... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Duff

Jennifer Duff

JENNIFER DUFF is a managing director with Accenture. She is responsible for a portfolio of business process services work at her primary bioph... Read Full Bio
Michelle Duguid

Michelle Duguid

MICHELLE DUGUID is a professor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellow at Cornel... Read Full Bio
Cindy Eckert

Cindy Eckert

CINDY ECKERT’s work today in The Pink Ceiling/Pinkubator continues to break barriers by investing in and mentoring other women to get to her ... Read Full Bio
Karen Etzkorn

Karen Etzkorn

KAREN ETZKORN became chief information officer of Qurate Retail Group in December 2017. She leads a team that plays a pivotal role in driving ... Read Full Bio
Ande Frazier

Ande Frazier

ANDE FRAZIER CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RICP, BFA™, LUTCF, CLTC began working in the financial industry over twenty-four years ago as a financial str... Read Full Bio
Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp

CAROL FULP is president and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness ... Read Full Bio
Amy Gallo

Amy Gallo

AMY GALLO is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics. She is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how... Read Full Bio
David L. Gonzales

David L. Gonzales

DAVID L. GONZALES is the head of global diversity and inclusion at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and is responsible for developing strategy focused on... Read Full Bio
Alison Green

Alison Green

ALISON GREEN writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she answers readers' questions daily on workplace and management issue... Read Full Bio
Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton

AMY HAMILTON is the vice president, support services for PECO Energy Company, where she leads a department focused on supporting environmenta... Read Full Bio
Nydia Han

Nydia Han

NYDIA HAN is the 6abc consumer reporter and co-anchor of Action News Sunday mornings. Prior to joining Action News in October 2002, Han prod... Read Full Bio
Martie Haselton, PhD.

Martie Haselton, PhD.

MARTIE HASELTON, Ph.D. is the world’s leading researcher on sexuality and the ovulation cycle. She is a professor of psychology at UCLA, and ... Read Full Bio
Denice Hasty

Denice Hasty

DENICE HASTY serves as the senior vice president of business marketing for Comcast’s $6.5B+ business services group.  As CMO for Comcast Bu... Read Full Bio
Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

FRAN HAUSER is a long-time media executive, startup investor and author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. She's held senior positions at some of ... Read Full Bio
Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen

SALLY HELGESEN is considered the gold standard among experts on women’s leadership, and was the first to focus on what women have to contrib... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana

TIFFANY JANA is the CEO and president of TMI Consulting, a diversity and inclusion firm based in Richmond, VA. She has helped orchestrate the ... Read Full Bio
Catherine Kaputa

Catherine Kaputa

CATHERINE KAPUTA is a brand strategist, speaker, author, and founder of SelfBrand, a New York City-based personal branding company - www.selfbr... Read Full Bio
Danielle Kayembe

Danielle Kayembe

DANIELLE KAYEMBE is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur who works on projects at the intersection of women and social impact. She advis... Read Full Bio
Reshema Kemps-Polanco

Reshema Kemps-Polanco

RESHEMA KEMPS-POLANCO currently serves as vice president, sales and marketing, solid tumors with Janssen Oncology at Johnson and Johnson. Prior... Read Full Bio
Kathy Lentini

Kathy Lentini

KATHY LENTINI has been with PECO over twenty years.  She has held various positions primarily within the governmental and external affairs or... Read Full Bio
Zaniya Lewis

Zaniya Lewis

ZANIYA LEWIS is a sophomore at The George Washington University, majoring in political science. She has won five national contests. Lewis is a ... Read Full Bio
Naomi Mulgrave

Naomi Mulgrave

NAOMI MULGRAVE is vice president of strategic solutions within the individual solutions group, at Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, she... Read Full Bio
Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño

NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO is a serial entrepreneur, a super connector and an investor, focused on high-growth, innovative businesses that deliver a... Read Full Bio
Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino

Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino

STEPHANIE L. PINDYCK-COSTANTINO is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Princeton office. She is a member of the Corporate ... Read Full Bio
Colleen Pritchett

Colleen Pritchett

COLLEEN PRITCHETT is a senior global business director serving the polymers, consumer electronics, digital printing, packaging, automotive and... Read Full Bio
Amber Rae

Amber Rae

AMBER RAE has been called "the Brené Brown of wonder” by Mind Body Green, and a “millennial motivator” by Fortune magazine. Rae is ... Read Full Bio
Selena Rezvani

Selena Rezvani

SELENA REZVANI teaches women at all levels to negotiate like a boss. She also consults to employers on how to make work truly “work” for w... Read Full Bio
Joyce E. A. Russell

Joyce E. A. Russell

JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL Ph.D. was named The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB) in 2016. The dean serves as... Read Full Bio
Heather F. Russell

Heather F. Russell

HEATHER F. RUSSELL, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical pediatric psychologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, and is affiliated... Read Full Bio
Dani Rylan

Dani Rylan

DANI RYLAN is the founder and commissioner of the National Women's Hockey League. Rylan launched the NWHL in April 2015 with aspirations of gr... Read Full Bio
Wendy Sachs

Wendy Sachs

WENDY SACHS is a master of the career pivot. She is the author of Fearless and Free—How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers, a boo... Read Full Bio
Hana Schank

Hana Schank

HANA SCHANK is a writer, design researcher and technologist. Her most recent book is The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, ... Read Full Bio
April Schneider

April Schneider

APRIL SCHNEIDER has worked in or around consumer banking products for the past twenty years. Currently she serves as the product executive re... Read Full Bio
Jennifer A. Shockley

Jennifer A. Shockley

JENNIFER A. SHOCKLEY is senior vice president, director of marketing and creative services with Beneficial Bank. In this role, she plays an in... Read Full Bio
Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

VALERIE SMITH is a distinguished scholar of African American literature, and the 15th president of Swarthmore College. Smith’s significant pr... Read Full Bio
Grace E. Speights

Grace E. Speights

GRACE E. SPEIGHTS is a partner with Morgan Lewis. She handles high profile and high stakes workplace matters for many clients, who often call ... Read Full Bio
Sally Susman

Sally Susman

SALLY SUSMAN is executive vice president, corporate affairs for Pfizer, the world's largest biopharmaceutical company whose diversified health ... Read Full Bio
Sarah Swammy

Sarah Swammy

SARAH SWAMMY is a senior vice president and COO for the portfolio solutions businesses in both State Street Global Market, LLC, a registered b... Read Full Bio
Ketty Trivedi

Ketty Trivedi

KETTY TRIVEDI is vice president of strategic marketing at Prudential’s workplace solutions group. She is responsible for financial Wellness ... Read Full Bio
Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman

CY WAKEMAN is president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author. Backed by tw... Read Full Bio
Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace

ELIZABETH WALLACE is the author of The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life (V... Read Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target, and a member of the company’s executive leadership... Read Full Bio
Claire Wasserman

Claire Wasserman

CLAIRE WASSERMAN is a community builder, and an advocate for women in the workplace. She founded Ladies Get Paid, an organization that gives wo... Read Full Bio
Dr. Jen Welter

Dr. Jen Welter

DR. JEN WELTER became the first female to coach in the NFL when she joined the Arizona Cardinals as a linebackers coach in the summer of 2015.... Read Full Bio
Sharrie Williams

Sharrie Williams

SHARRIE WILLIAMS joined the Action News team in March 2014. Before arriving in Philadelphia, she was weekend anchor and weekday reporter at ... Read Full Bio
Denise Allen Williams

Denise Allen Williams

DENISE ALLEN WILLIAMS currently leads global competitive intelligence, corporate development at Merck & Co., Inc.  Prior to her current r... Read Full Bio
Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

KRISTIN WONG regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for the New York Times, New York magazine, and Lifehacker.... Read Full Bio
Gwen Wunderlich

Gwen Wunderlich

GWEN WUNDERLICH is CEO and partner of Wunderlich Kaplan Communications, and creator and partner of The Enternship. Wunderlich is a trend-spot... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Elizabeth Davenport, PhD.

Elizabeth Davenport, PhD.

ELIZABETH DAVENPORT, Ph.D., is a scientific leader in the cell and gene therapy department of cell process development at GlaxoSmithKline.... Read Full Bio
Beth Dolinar

Beth Dolinar

BETH DOLINAR is an Emmy-award winning producer, writer and voice over talent at WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh.  A graduate of the Californ... Read Full Bio
Megan Duelks

Megan Duelks

MEGAN DUELKS is the Americas lead in the Employee Health Innovation Center of Excellence, at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). In this role, s... Read Full Bio
Laurie Myers

Laurie Myers

LAURIE MYERS has the honor of serving as the global health literacy director for Merck & Co., Inc. For the past eight years, she has led t... Read Full Bio
Jeanmarie Perrone, MD

Jeanmarie Perrone, MD

JEANMARIE PERRONE, MD is director of the Division of Medical Toxicology and a professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvani... Read Full Bio
Catherine Price

Catherine Price

CATHERINE PRICE is an author and science journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in The Best American Science Writing, the New Yo... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Shakira M. Brown

Shakira M. Brown

SHAKIRA M. BROWN is an award-winning PR and branding expert, and CEO of SMB Strategic Media LLC. SMB is a firm that helps small business owners... Read Full Bio
Teleicia J.R. Dambreville

Teleicia J.R. Dambreville

TELEICIA J.R. DAMBREVILLE is a member of the labor, employment, benefits, and immigration section in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC’s Ph... Read Full Bio
Galia Gichon

Galia Gichon

GALIA GICHON is an independent personal financial expert with more than twenty years in financial services, including nearly ten years on Wal... Read Full Bio
Barbara Laurenzi

Barbara Laurenzi

BARBARA LAURENZI is senior vice president, business banking sales manager with PNC Bank. She is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, has over... Read Full Bio
Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine Mustafa

YASMINE MUSTAFA is a social entrepreneur who is fueled by a passion to leverage technology for good. She is co-founder and CEO of ROAR for G... Read Full Bio
Pam Prior

Pam Prior

PAM PRIOR is the dynamic opposite of every green-eyeshade accountant you’ve ever imagined. She is the author of Your First CFO: The Accou... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson

DANA DOBSON is an award-winning public relations expert, TEDx speaker coach and author of, How to Reach Millions with Artful PR. She has dev... Read Full Bio
Christa Hayburn

Christa Hayburn

CHRISTA HAYBURN is a former Philadelphia Police Officer, a prominent public speaking coach for women, a speaker, author, and advocate. She is ... Read Full Bio
Bianca J. Jackson

Bianca J. Jackson

BIANCA J. JACKSON is a LinkedIn strategist who helps job seekers and entrepreneurs brand and position themselves to target and attract new car... Read Full Bio
Maria L. Novak

Maria L. Novak

MARIA L. NOVAK started her business in 2008 after fifteen years’ experience in the marketing and sales industry as the sole sales representa... Read Full Bio
Marsha Pearson

Marsha Pearson

MARSHA PEARSON has more than thirty five years of business and entrepreneurial experience, including ten years as the owner of a retail store.... Read Full Bio
Shameka S.L. Sawyer

Shameka S.L. Sawyer

SHAMEKA S.L. SAWYER is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and creative director for the 5 Shorts Project. The 5 Sho... Read Full Bio
Tara Siegel

Tara Siegel

TARA SIEGEL has worked in the digital marketing sector for more than ten years, and has held a variety of titles and responsibilities includin... Read Full Bio

Career Pavilion Speakers


Anastasia Bottos

Anastasia Bottos

ANASTASIA BOTTOS currently serves as COO and chief strategy officer for My Alarm Center. In this role, she oversees all operations, strategy, ... Read Full Bio
Anastasia Bottos

Anastasia Bottos

ANASTASIA BOTTOS currently serves as COO and chief strategy officer for My Alarm Center. In this role, she oversees all operations, strategy, ... Read Full Bio
Carmita Champ

Carmita Champ

CARMITA CHAMP is director of graduate student services at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an experienced higher education ... Read Full Bio
Lisa Deluca

Lisa Deluca

LISA DELUCA is director of undergraduate career services at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, an office that she founded in 200... Read Full Bio
Brittany Jean-Baptiste

Brittany Jean-Baptiste

BRITTANY JEAN-BAPTISTE is a manager, customer experience and assurance for Comcast Cable. In this role, Jean-Baptiste serves as a customer ad... Read Full Bio
Noor Jemy

Noor Jemy

NOOR JEMY is a program manager for graduate student services at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. She is an enthusiastic high... Read Full Bio
Tamara Lashchyk

Tamara Lashchyk

TAMARA LASHCHYK is the author of Lose the Gum – A Career Guide for Women on Wall Street, and the founder of TDL International, a career co... Read Full Bio
Dr. Karimah S. Bell Lynum

Dr. Karimah S. Bell Lynum

DR. KARIMAH S. BELL LYNUM is an associate director, clinical project scientist in neuroscience at Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a Johnson &... Read Full Bio
Lori Miceli

Lori Miceli

LORI MICELI is the assistant director of graduate student services at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. She is a higher educat... Read Full Bio
Gail Onorato

Gail Onorato

GAIL ONORATO is a seasoned apparel industry executive with a performance history of building and modeling businesses to achie... Read Full Bio
Tisha Vincent

Tisha Vincent

TISHA VINCENT is a product manager at Independence Blue Cross. In this role, she currently manages the company’s Telehealth Solution and Wel... Read Full Bio
Colleen Kirk Yurkanin

Colleen Kirk Yurkanin

COLLEEN KIRK YURKANIN is a senior innovation specialist at Vanguard’s Innovation Studio. Through a human-centered approach, she connects the... Read Full Bio