2021 Speakers


Keynotes


Brené Brown

Brené Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation... Read Full Bio
Glenn Close

Glenn Close

GLENN CLOSE is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated actress and multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, and Sag award-win... Read Full Bio
Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

LAVERNE COX is a four-time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning producer, and a prominent equal rights advocate... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Antoinette Brock

Antoinette Brock

ANTOINETTE BROCK is VP of corporate analytics and global transparency reporting at BMS. In this role, she overs... Read Full Bio
Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional spe...
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Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz

AMNA NAWAZ joined PBS NewsHourRead Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership experience...
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Jenna Wortham

Jenna Wortham

JENNA WORTHAM (she/they) is a journalist, author, and cultural figure whose work has appeared everywhere from t... Read Full Bio

Speakers


Jenice Armstrong

Jenice Armstrong

JENICE ARMSTRONG is a newspaper metro columnist with more than twenty-five years of experience writing for such... Read Full Bio
Rachana Bhide

Rachana Bhide

RACHANA BHIDE is a 21-year leadership psychologist and broadcaster, formerly appearing on Read Full Bio
Simone Biles

Simone Biles

SIMONE BILES is known as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time. The first woman to capture five All-Around W... Read Full Bio
Susan Cain

Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN is the author of the best-sellers Quiet Power: The Secret ... Read Full Bio
Dolly Chugh

Dolly Chugh

DOLLY CHUGH is an award-winning professor at the New York University Stern School of Business where she teaches... Read Full Bio
Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan

MICHELLE GIELAN has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the best-s... Read Full Bio
Linda A. Hill

Linda A. Hill

LINDA A. HILL is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School a... Read Full Bio
Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit

ALEXANDRA LEVIT is a business and workplace author, speaker and consultant. Her goal is to prepare organization... Read Full Bio
Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny

NORA McINERNY is a writer whose pieces have appeared in the New York ... Read Full Bio
Cecilia Muñoz

Cecilia Muñoz

CECILIA MUÑOZ is a national leader in public policy and public interest technology with nearly three decades o... Read Full Bio
Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon

ERICA WILLIAMS SIMON is an award-winning narrative strategist, author, creative and social entrepreneur. As the... Read Full Bio
Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek

SIMON SINEK is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Des... Read Full Bio
Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley

JESSAMYN STANLEY is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness, highly sought after for her insights on 21s... Read Full Bio

Session Hosts


Dr. R. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky

Dr. R. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky

DR. R. LORRAINE (LAURIE) BERNOTSKY is executive vice president and provost at West Chester University of Pennsy... Read Full Bio
Gina Clark

Gina Clark

GINA CLARK is the executive vice president and chief communications & administration officer for Amerisourc... Read Full Bio
Angela Conti

Angela Conti

ANGELA CONTI is SVP and head of consumer payments at TD Bank. She leads the development of customer-centric str... Read Full Bio
Lea Knight

Lea Knight

LEA KNIGHT is the VP of finance for the Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson. She leads a team of over... Read Full Bio
Kate Lemire

Kate Lemire

KATE LEMIRE is chief of staff for Cisco’s global software and services sales office. Her responsibilities inc... Read Full Bio
Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL, Ph.D, serves as The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (... Read Full Bio

Executive Spotlights


Payal Sahni Becher

Payal Sahni Becher

PAYAL SAHNI BECHER is executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Pfizer. She is responsible ... Read Full Bio
Kortney Cruz

Kortney Cruz

KORTNEY CRUZ is VP of sales and marketing for Medicare at Independence Blue Cross. Cruz is a long-time leader a... Read Full Bio
Loren Hudson

Loren Hudson

LOREN HUDSON is SVP and chief diversity officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, Hudson leads a shared effort t... Read Full Bio
Daniela Mardarovici

Daniela Mardarovici

DANIELA MARDAROVICI co-leads the firm’s US Multisector Fixed Income efforts for Macquarie Investment Manageme... Read Full Bio
Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

ANNA RODRIGUEZ, MSN, MHS, RN, OCN, NEA-BC is the chief nursing officer and VP of nursing and patient services f... Read Full Bio
Sindhu Srinivas

Sindhu Srinivas

DR. SINDU SRINIVAS is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the director of obstetrical services at the ... Read Full Bio
Funmi Williamson

Funmi Williamson

FUNMI WILLIAMSON is chief customer officer and SVP customer operations at PECO. She is responsible for all aspe... Read Full Bio

Learning Burst & Break Speakers


Dr. Lauren D’Innocenzo

Dr. Lauren D’Innocenzo

DR. LAUREN D’INNOCENZO is an associate professor of organizational behavior and provost s... Read Full Bio
Colleen Eichman

Colleen Eichman

COLLEEN EICHMAN is a senior manager with Janssen’s commercial and leadership excellence department at Johnson... Read Full Bio
Nikki Pumphrey

Nikki Pumphrey

NIKKI PUMPHREY is the managing director of Per Scholas’s Philadelphia Campus. She joined Per Scholas in 2021 ... Read Full Bio
Allyson Saccomandi

Allyson Saccomandi

ALLYSON SACCOMANDI, M.Ed. is the director of leadership and organizational development at Temple Health. She is... Read Full Bio
Dana Yamate

Dana Yamate

DANA YAMATE LeGRAND is the director of market research and intelligence at Independence Blue Cross (IBX). ... Read Full Bio