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2013 Speakers

Keynotes

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller in 1982 co-founded Vera Bradley, which quickly grew into an internationally recognized organization. Vera Bradley designs, markets and manufacturers handbags, ...
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Charlotte Beers

Charlotte Beers has combined her business insight with an innate Southern charm to become highly successful in the competitive world of advertising and marketing.  Beers was named “The Most Powerful Woman in ...
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Karen Dougherty Buchholz

Karen Dougherty Buchholz is vice president of administration for Comcast Corporation. She leads a variety of corporate functions, including corporate real estate, facilities, aviation, diversity, political affairs, ...
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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States from January 21, 2009 until February 1, 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and ...
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Glenda Hatchett

Judge Glenda Hatchett is host and star, Judge Hatchett, former highest-ranking woman of color worldwide, Delta Air Lines and bestselling author. Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United ...
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Arianna Huffington

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the founder and CEO of Thrive, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2005, she launched The Huffington ...
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Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck is a woman with a reputation for integrity, independence of thought, a sense of humor and an unrelenting focus on results. Krawcheck has often been referred to as one of the most successful and ...
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Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez is a poet, mother, professor and national and international lecturer on black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace and racial justice. She is an avid sponsor of Women’s International ...
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Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the critically acclaimed novel “Torch,” and memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” which was published in March of 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf and chosen by ...
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Karen Tumulty

Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine, where she had held the same title. During her more than 15 years at TIME, Tumulty wrote or ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She is the founder of the acclaimed ...
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Susan Aldridge

Susan Aldridge brings 17 years of higher education leadership experience and has ...
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Natalia Allen

Natalia Allen is a native New Yorker, who has had an eye for fashion ever since she ...
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Denise McGregor Armbrister

Denise McGregor Armbrister is senior vice president of Wells Fargo Corporation and ...
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David Bach

David Bach credits his Grandma Bach as the woman who taught him almost everything he ...
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Barbara Shaiman

Barbara Shaiman is a noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur. Shaiman ...
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Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington specializes in two distinct forms of career transition: college ...
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Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger is chief executive officer and founder of internqueen.com and author of ...
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Renata Mutis Black

Renata Mutis Black is the chairwoman of Seven Bar Foundation, a ...
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Cathie Black

Cathie Black is well known publishing and media executive, best-selling author and ...
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Jennifer Braunschweiger

Jennifer Braunschweiger is the deputy editor of More magazine, where she covers news, ...
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Rachael Chong

Rachael Chong is a social entrepreneur and a visionary leader. At the age of 24, ...
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Pam Cyr

Pam Cyr is executive vice president and chief retail banking officer for beneficial ...
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Trenesa Danuser

Trenesa Danuser has utilized her highly creative and strategic communications acumen ...
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Frankie Darcell

Frankie Darcell is an in-demand radio personality, author, producer and speaker, ...
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Emily Denney

Emily Denney serves as the leader of external affairs at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. ...
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Merribeth Devine

Merribeth Devine is SVP, regional wealth leader for the Mid Atlantic Region of TD ...
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Dr. Vivian Diller

Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in New York. Prior to ...
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Janine Driver

Janine Driver is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language ...
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Tiffany Dufu

Tiffany Dufu

TIFFANY DUFU is chief leadership officer of Levo and launch team member to Lean ...
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Nancy Dunleavy

Nancy Dunleavy is CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a woman-owned business founded in ...
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Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter and playwright.  Her most recent ...
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Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, world changer and expert in ...
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Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson is known online as Justice Fergie. She is an avid veteran blogger, ...
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Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop has a background in brand building, marketing and advertising. She ...
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Jody Gastfriend

Jody Gastfriend is vice president of care management at Care.com, is a licensed ...
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Emily Goulet

Emily Goulet is the lifestyle editor of Philadelphia magazine. She ...
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Ishita Gupta

Ishita Gupta is founder of Fear.less Magazine and Ishita Gupta Media. Called “Fast ...
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Beth Hanssens

Beth Hanssens is chief financial officer for the 24-hour preschool television ...
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Eunice Heath

Eunice Heath is the global director for sustainability business engagement and ...
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Nancy Hornback

Nancy Hornback has appeared as a program host on QVC, the world’s leading ...
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Deborah Jackson

Deborah Jackson is the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding ...
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Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the president and co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment ...
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Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson is an entrepreneur and former Owner of a manufacturing company. ...
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Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones worked in retail management for over 30 years, until she moved into ...
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Nwenna Kai

Nwenna Kai is a world-renowned and award-winning author, raw foods expert, adjunct ...
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Aminah Keats

Aminah Keats is the director of naturopathic medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of ...
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Emily Leaman

Emily Leaman is Philadelphia Magazine's health and fitness editor. After spending ...
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Kelly Mac

Kelly Mac is the award winning assistant program /music director for Clear Channel ...
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Courtney Macavinta

Courtney Macavinta is co-founder and president of The Respect Institute.  The ...
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Alba Martinez

Alba Martinez is a principal in Vanguard’s Retail Investor Group. Since May, 2010, ...
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Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, ...
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Laura Munson

Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling memoir ...
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Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers, Esq., is principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group, LLC (VMCG), and is ...
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Lisa Johnson Nutter

Lisa Johnson Nutter is president of Philadelphia Academies, Inc., a non-profit youth ...
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Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O'Hara is the head of State Street's US-based Institutional investor ...
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Dawn Powers

Dawn Powers is a member of State Street’s Futures and OTC clearing team based in ...
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Reagen Price

Reagen Price is a strategist, facilitator, organizer and steadfast social justice ...
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Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon is the Co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women ...
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Elizabeth Reeves

Elizabeth Reeves is the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for ...
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Karen Reuther

Karen Korellis Reuther is a creative and brand strategy consultant to private equity, ...
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Amy Richards

Amy Richards is the author of Manifesta, Grassroots and Opting In. She is the creator ...
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Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a CNN and HLN legal and political contributor, one of the top female ...
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Mally Roncal

Mally Roncal is the founder and president of Mally Beauty, a collection of over 1,000 ...
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D’Arcy F. Rudnay

D’Arcy F. Rudnay serves as chief communications officer for Comcast Corporation. In ...
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Dr. Marie Savard

Marie Savard, M.D., is a recent ABC News Medical Contributor and one of the most ...
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Halsey Meyer Schroeder

Halsey Meyer Schroeder is the Founder and CEO of Halsbrook.com. Halsbrook is a ...
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Alexis Sclamberg

Alexis Sclamberg is a writer, speaker and media personality. A former lawyer, ...
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Julie Shifman

Julie Shifman is an inspirational, award-winning speaker, author and business ...
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Bonnie St. John

Bonnie St. John Despite having her right leg amputated at age five,  St. John became ...
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Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg is the founder and CEO of DailyWorth.com, a community of women who ...
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Debra Sterling

Debbie Sterling is a female engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to ...
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Kristyn Stewart

Kristyn Stewart is a dynamic leader and with an extensive background in educational ...
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Lori Sussman

Lori L. Sussman is Cisco’s Americas services sales chief of staff and senior ...
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Michele Szkolnicki

Michele Szkolnicki is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 20 years’ ...
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Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor is the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management. Known for ...
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Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano is the author of the New York Times best-selling “Gorgeously Green” ...
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Judith von Seldeneck

Judith M. von Seldeneck is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Diversified Search, ...
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Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker began her television career with Nickelodeon’s “NICK NEWS.”  ...
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Andrea Wikerd

Andrea Wikerd is senior manager, assurance services at Ernst & Young, LLP.  ...
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Dr. Vonda Wright

Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on ...
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Expert Exchange

Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett is an executive editor at Bloomberg News, directing special projects ...
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Robin Bond

Robin F. Bond, Esquire is founder and principal of the law firm Transition ...
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Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen started her career in advertising then became a highly sought after ...
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Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario

Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario has received keys to several cities, multimillions in ...
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Jerome Katz

Jerome Katz leads Cisco’s service sales on a world-wide basis for the service ...
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Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney is best known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on the ABC hit TV series ...
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Charisse R. Lillie

CHARISSE R. LILLIE is fellow and vice president of community investment with Comcast ...
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Monica Mehta

Monica Mehta is an investor, author and sought after expert on small business and ...
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Lynley Noviello

Lynley Noviello is the area services director for the enterprise east area at Cisco ...
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Lynn Tinney

Lynn D. Tinney is the director of strategy and planning at Cisco Systems in the ...
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Small Business Boot Camp

Jeanette Wilkerson Beard

Jeanette Wilkerson Beard is currently the human resources regional sales business ...
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Melinda Emerson

Melinda F. Emerson is SmallBizLady, an author, speaker and small business coach whose ...
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Norrinda Brown Hayat

Norrinda Brown Hayat is lawyer by day and round-the-clock entrepreneur, who splits ...
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Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee, known as coach Jenn Lee, is a national speaker, small business advisor, ...
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Carrie Ruddell Maria

Carrie Ruddell Maria is the owner of The Monster Minders, a wildly popular dog ...
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Pauline Alaimo Rota

Pauline Alaimo Rota is a vice president and small business relationship Manager with ...
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Donna Walton

Donna Walton has almost 15 years of wealth management experience, serving high net ...
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Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers

Danelle Greenwood

Danelle Greenwood is a licensed pharmacist and pharmacy area manager for Wegmans Food ...
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Kathy Lampl

Kathy L Lampl, M.D., is senior director, clinical development for AstraZeneca. Prior ...
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Betty Long

Betty Long is a registered nurse, who has been working in greater Philadelphia-area ...
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Karen Marr

Karen Marr MS, RD, LDN, CSO is a clinical oncology dietitian. She joined the team of ...
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Judith Miller

Judith Miller is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the diagnosis and ...
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Dr. Thomas Power

Thomas J. Power, PhD, is director of the Center for Management of ADHD and chief ...
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Paula Sunshine

Paula Sunshine is vice president of consumer business sales and marketing at ...
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Sister Renee Yann

Sister Renee Yann is senior vice president and chief mission integration officer for ...
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Local Leader

LuAnn Cahn

LuAnn Cahn is an eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist with NBC10 News in ...
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Dr. Mariana Chilton

Dr. Mariana Chilton is a nationally recognized leader addressing child hunger in ...
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Marian Conicella

Marian Conicella joined MetroCorp’s Philadelphia magazine in 1981, and today, ...
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Dr. Happy Fernandez

Happy Craven Fernandez, Ed.D. recently completed 13 years as president of Moore ...
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Varsovia Fernandez

Varsovia Fernandez joined the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in ...
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Laura Foster

Laura Foster is president and CEO of Please Touch Museum®, the Children’s Museum ...
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Tianna Gaines-Turner

Tianna Gaines-Turner is one of the original members of Witnesses to Hunger. ...
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Marsha Kelliher

Marsha Kelliher is the Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna ...
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Joanne Lang

Joanne Lang is the CEO of AboutOne, an online organizer that not only replaces the ...
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Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy is vice president, external affairs for PECO, where she oversees the ...
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Siobhan Reardon

Siobhan Reardon became the seventh president and director of the Free Library in ...
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YingYing Shang

YingYing Shang is teen advisor to the United Nations Foundation Campaign Girl Up, an ...
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Clarena Tolson

Revenue Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson is an experienced leader, having served ...
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Tamara Varella

Tamara N. Varella is the founder and CEO of Manifest Business Consultants, a full ...
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Kathleen D. Wilkinson

Kathleen D. Wilkinson is 86th chancellor of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar ...
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Kathleen Wilkinson

Kathleen Wilkinson has been elected as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar ...
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Ahmeenah Young

Ahmeenah Young is president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, ...
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Social Media Pavilion

Judy Freedman

Judy Freedman is a blogger, social media influencer and communications consultant. ...
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Anna Kegler

Anna Kegler currently serves as deputy director for HollabackPHILLY. She enjoys ...
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Rochelle Keyhan

Rochelle Keyhan is the director of HollabackPHILLY, which she founded in April 2011. ...
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Amy Larrimore

Amy Larrimore is an award-winning technology and business strategist. Larrimore has ...
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Kate Marlys

Kate Marlys is like most entrepreneurs, and likes to stay busy.  Besides owning her ...
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Allison O’Kelly

Allison O’Kelly is the founder of Mom Corps and an award-winning entrepreneur.  ...
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Allison Stadd

Allison Stadd is the editor of Uwishunu.com, the official tourism blog of ...
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Kishwer Vikaas

Kishwer Vikaas has been living in and around Philadelphia her entire life. Currently ...
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Lisa Marie Walls

Lisa Marie Walls is vice president, digital strategist for Tierney. She sits at the ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Renee Chenault-Fattah

Renee Chenault-Fattah joined NBC10 in 1991. As both an attorney and broadcast ...
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Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is the former principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in ...
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Jacqueline London

Jacqueline London joined NBC10 in March of 2013. She was most recently with WKMG-TV ...
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Stanford Thompson

Stanford Thompson is a musician and educator who is passionate about using music ...
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