2019 Speakers

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Keynotes


James Clear

James Clear

JAMES CLEAR is a personal development keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author of Atomic Habits. His enter... Read Full Bio
Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

AVA DuVERNAY is an Academy Award nominee, and winner of the Emmy, the BAFTA and the Peabody. She is a writer, director, producer and film distr... Read Full Bio
Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

ELIZABETH GILBERT is the author of Eat Pray Love. Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the best-seller famously chronicled the year Gilbe... Read Full Bio
Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author... Read Full Bio
Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward

JESMYN WARD is a MacArthur Genius, and two-time National Book Award winner. She has been called “the new Toni Morrison” (American Bookselle... Read Full Bio
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping millennia... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Ester Banque

Ester Banque

ESTER BANQUE is a senior vice president and head intercontinental commercial with Bristol-Myers Squibb. A successful global executive with a po... Read Full Bio
Jayne Brown

Jayne Brown

JAYNE BROWN  joined QVC in 1998 as part of the apparel buying team, bringing over twenty years of experience with multiple national retail... Read Full Bio
Lisa Brubaker

Lisa Brubaker

LISA BRUBAKER is EVP and the chief technology officer of WSFS Financial Corporation. She joined WSFS in 1986. As the head of the operations and... 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 a reg... Read Full Bio
Mayor Jim Kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney

MAYOR JIM KENNEY is a lifelong Philadelphia resident. In 1990 Philadelphians elected him to serve as a City Councilman At-Large. Over the next ... Read Full Bio
Cecily Tynan

Cecily Tynan

CECILY TYNAN is the Action News weeknight meteorologist. She joined 6abc as the weekend weather anchor and a general assignment report... 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

Breakout Session Speakers


Simidele Adeagbo

Simidele Adeagbo

SIMIDELE ADEAGBO is an Olympian, advocate and marketing expert, best known for becoming the first African and Black woman to compete in Olympic... Read Full Bio
Marci Alboher

Marci Alboher

MARCI ALBOHER is a vice president at Encore.org. She is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A form... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany Aliche

TIFFANY ALICHE, also known as “The Budgetnista,” is quickly becoming America’s favorite personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is t... Read Full Bio
June M. Archer

June M. Archer

JUNE M. ARCHER is a C-suite executive and visionary growth driver, navigating the complexities in consumer products and retail. Known as the ... Read Full Bio
Emilie Aries

Emilie Aries

EMILIE ARIES is a speaker, podcast host, author, and the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an award-winning personal and professional development ... Read Full Bio
Alison Beard

Alison Beard

ALISON BEARD is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, overseeing the Experience section of the magazine and much of its leade... Read Full Bio
Kelley Biskupiak

Kelley Biskupiak

KELLEY BISKUPIAK is co-founder/owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, a learning company that guides women through challenging ... Read Full Bio
Dena Blizzard

Dena Blizzard

DENA BLIZZARD is One Funny Mother, known as the “Target mom” for her viral videos including Back to School Rant, which h... Read Full Bio
Sarah Bloomquist

Sarah Bloomquist

SARAH BLOOMQUIST is an anchor and reporter for Action News. She joined the Action News team in August 2002. Since then, she's covered many majo... Read Full Bio
Maya Bowie

Maya Bowie

MAYA BOWIE is vice president of culinary buying for QxH where she leads the QVC and HSN Culinary teams. QVC and HSN have launched numerous foun... Read Full Bio
Trey Boynton

Trey Boynton

TREY BOYNTON is the senior manager for solution design and development of global strategy and enterprise solutions in the office of inclus... Read Full Bio
Sabrina Brooks

Sabrina Brooks

SABRINA BROOKS is the senior manager of marketing and the energy efficiency portfolio. She is a proven leader with extensive experience both in... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder, president and CEO of ... Read Full Bio
Lisa Brubaker

Lisa Brubaker

LISA BRUBAKER is EVP and the chief technology officer of WSFS Financial Corporation. She joined WSFS in 1986. As the head of the operations and... Read Full Bio
Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky

JEAN CHATZKY launched HerMoney Media and HerMoney.com in 2018 to provide women with information about money they can a... Read Full Bio
Karen Chong

Karen Chong

KAREN CHONG is an innovator in compelling storytelling as a way to engage audiences while championing the mission of brands. In her role as the... Read Full Bio
Lida Citroën

Lida Citroën

LIDA CITROËN is an award-winning international reputation management and personal branding expert who designs and enhances the ... Read Full Bio
Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen

NICOLE COHEN is a managing director at Accenture, focused on the life sciences industry. Over her twenty years of consulting experien... Read Full Bio
Condylia Courtney

Condylia Courtney

CONDYLIA COURTNEY is the global product manager in DuPont water solution’s ion exchange resin business. She bucked conventional wisdom that s... Read Full Bio
Lauren D’Innocenzo

Lauren D’Innocenzo

LAUREN D’INNOCENZO is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Her res... Read Full Bio
Susan Rietano Davey

Susan Rietano Davey

SUSAN RIETANO DAVEY is co-founder/owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, a learning company that guides women through challengi... Read Full Bio
Stacey Delo

Stacey Delo

STACEY DELO is the CEO of Après with a passion for making work for women. She spent 8 years as a journalist with the Wall Street Journal Digit... 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 biopha... Read Full Bio
Elena Favilli

Elena Favilli

ELENA FAVILLI is the co-founder and CEO of Rebel Girls, the cultural media engine working to empower girls and women all over the world. S... Read Full Bio
Caroline Feeney

Caroline Feeney

CAROLINE FEENEY is CEO of individual solutions for Prudential Financial, Inc. Individual solutions provides financial advice and develops,... Read Full Bio
Nicole Gold

Nicole Gold

NICOLE GOLD has more than two decades of diverse experience in the health insurance industry. Since joining Independence Blue Cross in 2000, sh... Read Full Bio
Anne Grady

Anne Grady

ANNE GRADY is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer... Read Full Bio
Mary Beth Harler

Mary Beth Harler

MARY BETH HARLER, MD  is head of innovative medicines development with Bristol-Myers Squibb. She previously held the position of head of i... Read Full Bio
Minda Harts

Minda Harts

MINDA HARTS is a well-connected, sought after speaker and thought-leader, frequently speaking on topics of advancing women of color, leadership... Read Full Bio
Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is an author, CEO and founder of Stella & Dot. She is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, th... Read Full Bio
Lisa Hunt-Lewis

Lisa Hunt-Lewis

LISA HUNT-LEWIS is a managing director for State Street Global Services.  She works within the private equity funds services division of a... Read Full Bio
Angelina Isaac

Angelina Isaac

ANGELINA ISAAC is the senior diversity and inclusion workforce initiatives partner at Independence Blue Cross. In this role she is responsible ... Read Full Bio
Naomi Jacobs

Naomi Jacobs

NAOMI JACOBS is the director of social strategy and business development for Qurate Retail Group, the world’s leading video commerc... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana

TIFFANY JANA (They/Them/Their) is the founder of TMI Consulting Inc., a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm founded i... Read Full Bio
Jennedy Johnson

Jennedy Johnson

JENNEDY JOHNSON is an assistant general counsel at PECO Energy Company.  In this role she advises senior management in all areas of regula... Read Full Bio
Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS

Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS

SHREYA KANGOVI, MD, MS, is the founding executive director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers, and an associate professor at the U... Read Full Bio
Reshema Kemps-Polanco

Reshema Kemps-Polanco

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

Nataly Kogan

NATALY KOGAN is the creator of the Happier Method™ and an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. Her mission is to help millions of people improv... Read Full Bio
Mariam Koohdary

Mariam Koohdary

MARIAM KOOHDARY is a member of the US leadership team and the legal senior management team with AstraZeneca. In this role, she is responsible f... Read Full Bio
Cara Krikory

Cara Krikory

CARA KRIKORY is the engagement lead for GSK’s pharmaceuticals US research and development hub, located in Collegeville, PA. Here, she has cre... Read Full Bio
P. Thao Le

P. Thao Le

P. THAO LE is a partner in the corporate and securities group of the commercial department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the firm’s Phi... Read Full Bio
Kim Lear

Kim Lear

KIM LEAR is a writer and researcher focused on generational patterns and demographic shifts. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insi... Read Full Bio
Dr. Michelle Lowry

Dr. Michelle Lowry

DR. MICHELLE LOWRY is the TD Bank professor of finance and the academic director of the Gupta Governance Institute at Drexel University’s LeB... Read Full Bio
Daniela Mardarovici

Daniela Mardarovici

DANIELA MARDAROVICI is co-head of multisector and core plus fixed income with  Macquarie Investment Management. Prior to this role, s... Read Full Bio
Maxie McCoy

Maxie McCoy

MAXIE McCOY is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. Committed to the global rise of wo... Read Full Bio
Aishah Miller

Aishah Miller

AISHAH MILLER joined the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC in November 2018.  She provides oversight and management of the foundatio... Read Full Bio
Loraine Ballard Morrill

Loraine Ballard Morrill

LORAINE BALLARD MORRILL is news director and community affairs director for the six iHeartMedia radio stations in Philadelphia. On Breakthrough... Read Full Bio
Romy Newman

Romy Newman

ROMY NEWMAN is on a mission to improve the workplace for women by creating greater transparency. She is the co-founder and president of Fairygo... Read Full Bio
Michelle Nunn

Michelle Nunn

MICHELLE NUNN is president and CEO of CARE USA. Last year, CARE worked in ninety three countries and directly reached sixty three million peopl... Read Full Bio
Laura Okmin

Laura Okmin

LAURA OKMIN is the founder of GALVANIZE, an organization that conducts seminars around the country, teaching participants to build their own f... Read Full Bio
Daniela Osio

Daniela Osio

DANIELA OSIO is a pioneering woman, challenging the way DuPont and other fortune 100 companies are addressing risk, with the goal to take ... Read Full Bio
Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a nationally best-selling memoir in essays. Her writing appears in publi... Read Full Bio
Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey Pollak

LINDSEY POLLAK is a New York Times best-selling author, keynote speaker, and one of the world’s leading experts on Millennials and t... Read Full Bio
Quinetta Roberson

Quinetta Roberson

QUINETTA ROBERSON, Ph.D. is the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership at the Villanova School of Business. Previously, she was... Read Full Bio
Veronica Rueckert

Veronica Rueckert

VERONICA RUECKERT is the author of Outspoken: Why women's voices get silenced and how to set them free, and a Peabody Award-winning communica... Read Full Bio
Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

RESHMA SAUJANI is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology... Read Full Bio
Heather Scher

Heather Scher

HEATHER J. SCHER is vice president of field development for The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. In her current role, she leads the strategi... Read Full Bio
Dr. Laura Sicola

Dr. Laura Sicola

LAURA SICOLA is a leadership communication and influence coach, trainer, speaker and author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leade... Read Full Bio
Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon

ERICA WILLIAMS SIMON is a social critic, author, host and CEO of Sage House, a company that creates spaces and content to surface wisdom a... Read Full Bio
Dr. Tania Small

Dr. Tania Small

DR. TANIA SMALL is vice president oncology global medical at GSK, where she oversees all aspects of medical affairs for oncology. She joined GS... Read Full Bio
David G. Smith

David G. Smith

DAVID G. SMITH, PhD, is the coauthor of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and associate professor of sociology in the... Read Full Bio
Tracy Stover

Tracy Stover

TRACY STOVER is managing director and head of card and comprehensive payables global sales for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transaction... Read Full Bio
Jessica Turner

Jessica Turner

JESSICA TURNER is executive vice president, product and innovation, North America at Mastercard. In her role, she leads strategy, design, devel... Read Full Bio
Ashley Tyrner

Ashley Tyrner

ASHLEY TYRNER is the founder and CEO of Farmbox Direct. She went from receiving food stamps to CEO of a national brand that aims to eradic... Read Full Bio
Jessica Vanscavish

Jessica Vanscavish

JESSICA VANSCAVISH is vice president of voluntary products at Prudential Group Insurance, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: ... 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
Celeste Warren

Celeste Warren

CELESTE WARREN is vice president of Merck’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence. In this role, she is responsible for working... Read Full Bio
Fawn Weaver

Fawn Weaver

FAWN WEAVER is co-founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, serving as CEO and chief historian. She is a TED speaker and a USA Today&nbs... Read Full Bio
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping millennia... Read Full Bio
Dalila Wilson-Scott

Dalila Wilson-Scott

DALILA WILSON-SCOTT serves as SVP of community impact for Comcast Corporation, and as president of the Comcast Foundation. Wilson-Scott jo... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Dr. DaCarla M. Albright

Dr. DaCarla M. Albright

DR. DaCARLA M. ALBRIGHT is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, and the assistant dean for diversity and inclusio... Read Full Bio
Dana Farengo Clark

Dana Farengo Clark

DANA FARENGO CLARK, MS, LCGC has been a practicing cancer genetic counselor for over eighteen years.  After graduating fr... Read Full Bio
Kiersten Combs

Kiersten Combs

KIERSTEN COMBS is vice president, US cardiovascular and metabolic disease (US CVMD) with AstraZeneca US. In this role, she leads the overa... 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... Read Full Bio
Corinna Franklin

Corinna Franklin

CORINNA FRANKLIN, M.D. is a board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She graduated from... Read Full Bio
Maria Leonard Olsen

Maria Leonard Olsen

MARIA LEONARD OLSEN is a biracial woman whose parents were forbidden by law to marry in the early 1960s. She is an author, attorney, recovery m... Read Full Bio

Exhibit Hall Speakers


Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn

DANIELLE COHN and her team help startups access the internal and external network of one of the fastest growing technology, media and inno... Read Full Bio
Brendan Conlin

Brendan Conlin

BRENDAN CONLIN is chief programs officer for Congreso de Latinos Unidos. In this capacity, he oversees the agency’s three pr... Read Full Bio
Carolina DiGiorgia

Carolina DiGiorgia

CAROLINA DiGIORGIA is president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, DiGiorgio immigrated to the US in the mid... Read Full Bio
Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building marketing strategies and community engagement programs. She spe... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Dana Band

Dana Band

DANA BAND is CEO of the Dana Band Group, is a dynamic entrepreneur and leading expert on presentation skills. She’s trained thousands of cli... Read Full Bio
Ally Nathaniel

Ally Nathaniel

ALLY NATHANIEL is a number one best-selling author, speaker, and mentor. She sold over 40,000 copies of her first book and topped Amazon for s... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Lynn Robinson

Jennifer Lynn Robinson

JENNIFER LYNN ROBINSON, esq is the CEO of Purposeful Networking. Her services include consulting, keynotes and workshops for individuals, law... Read Full Bio
Marina Stamos

Marina Stamos

MARINA STAMOS is an Emmy-nominated former news-television producer who has put hundreds of people on television in front of millions. She is a... Read Full Bio
Falecia Stuckey

Falecia Stuckey

FALECIA STUCKEY has been working in Information Technology for over twenty-five years. Her areas of expertise are business management, manageme... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Ashley Lauren Basla

Ashley Lauren Basla

ASHLEY LAUREN BASLA is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sugarpeel LLC, and the independent publication, Deliberately Considerate. Sugarpeel... Read Full Bio
LaKisha Greenwade

LaKisha Greenwade

LaKISHA GREENWADE (better known as coach L), is an international brand strategist, and wearable tech eco system founder. She promotes and dev... Read Full Bio
Andi J. Le

Andi J. Le

ANDI J. LE is an IT executive with over twenty years of experience.  She is currently the IT director for digital innovation and solu... Read Full Bio
Danelsy Medrano

Danelsy Medrano

DANELSY MEDRANO has twelve years of experience in digital marketing, and serves as the director of marketing at Feldman Shepherd. Previously, ... Read Full Bio
Emily Morgan

Emily Morgan

EMILY MORGAN is an entrepreneur with an innate heart for supporting others.  Her mission is to help reshape the culture of the traditional wo... Read Full Bio
Kim-Thao Nguyen

Kim-Thao Nguyen

KIM-THAO NGUYEN has over a decade of experience creating digital products in the public, private, and health sectors. As the user experience d... Read Full Bio
Ashley Owens

Ashley Owens

ASHLEY OWENS is the first and only networking concierge that puts you in the right situation or gets you out of the wrong one. The most success... Read Full Bio
Alya Sherman

Alya Sherman

ALYA SHERMAN is an accomplished marketing professional with a proven track record of helping stimulate growth, achieve client goals, and increa... Read Full Bio