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2014 Speakers

Main Stage Speakers

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington bureau chief, managing editor and ...
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Candy Chang

Candy Chang is the creator of the Before I Die project, which started when she stenciled the words "Before I die I want to _______." on a chalkboard wall on an abandoned house in New Orleans. Overnight it became a ...
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Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is the New York Times best-selling author of “Then Again,” which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Janet Maslin of The New York Times, People and Vogue. She has starred in some of ...
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Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley served as cohost of “Today” from 1976 to 1989, anchored “Dateline NBC” for 11 years, and in 2004 became the host of her own daytime program, “The Jane Pauley Show.” Her memoir, “Skywriting: ...
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Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Under her leadership, the broadcast has won four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program. When not traveling around the world ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Pamela M. Cyr

Pamela M. Cyr is executive vice president and chief retail banking officer for ...
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Cynthia Ackrill, M.D.

Cynthia Ackrill, M.D. is a leader in the field of leveraging stress for optimal ...
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Katrina Alcorn

Katrina Alcorn is an author, consultant and expert on why women burn out at work. Her ...
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Maria Allison

Maria Allison is a senior at Drexel LeBow (graduating in December 2014). She is ...
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Susan L. Anderson

Susan L. Anderson has been a board member and the treasurer of the Pennsylvania ...
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Patty Chang Anker

Patty Chang Anker is the author of the memoir “Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While ...
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Jessica Bacal

Jessica Bacal directs the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College, an ...
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Dr. Laura Bessen

Dr. Laura Bessen is currently head of U.S. medical at Bristol-Myers Squibb, ...
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Jenny Bowen

Jenny Bowen is an advocate for the world’s forgotten children. She is the founder ...
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Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown is “infodoodler-in-chief” of a creative consultancy that uses applied ...
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Donna De Carolis

Donna De Carolis is the founding dean of Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, ...
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Kay Ford

Kay Ford is senior director of M.B.A. career services at Drexel University’s LeBow ...
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John Gray

John Gray is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling author of ...
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Kenya Haupt

Kenya Haupt is the National people director in corporate responsibility for ...
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Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun is an internationally renowned executive coach and global leadership ...
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Susan McGann

Susan McGann RN, BSN, MBA, MBB, is CEO of Pivotal Solutions, LLC.  McGann is focused ...
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Sharon Meers

Sharon Meers is the co-author of “Getting to 50/50,” now out in paperback. ...
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Christina Minardi

Christina Minardi started her career in the food industry at an early age. Raised in ...
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Tara Sophia Mohr

Tara Sophia Mohr is the founder of the global Playing Big leadership program for ...
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Sheri Mullen

Sheri Mullen is vice president, immunology and rare disease business unit, US ...
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Elizabeth A. Murphy

Elizabeth A. Murphy is vice president, external affairs at PECO. Murphy oversees the ...
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Kendall O’Brien

Kendall O’Brien is vice president, corporate finance for Johnson & Johnson. She ...
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Nancy Phelan

Nancy Phelan is currently head, customer engagement center, worldwide commercial ...
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Andrea Ramsey

Andrea Ramsey is part of EY’s Americas Inclusiveness Center of Excellence.  She ...
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Stephanie R. Raymond

Stephanie R. Raymond is vice president, transmission and substations for PPL Electric ...
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Ritu Sharma

Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, and a leading ...
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Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times ...
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Heseung Song, Ed.D.

Heseung Song, Ed.D. founded Mighty Engine, an award-winning marketing firm, in 2000. ...
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Abigail Trafford

Abigail Trafford is an author, journalist and public speaker whose work focuses on ...
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Alexa von Tobel

Alexa von Tobel, CFP® is the founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, and the New York ...
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Kate White

Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New ...
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Expert Exchange

Kelli Kirwin

Kelli Kirwin is senior manager, Americas smart services for Cisco System, Inc. Kirwin ...
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Joanna Barsh

Joanna Barsh is the director emeritus of the Leadership Development Program at ...
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Barbara Berlin

Barbara Berlin is director in PwC's Center for Board Governance. She is active in ...
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Karen M. Dale

Karen M. Dale is the executive director for AmeriHealth District of Columbia, one of ...
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Jeanne Martin

Jeanne Martin oversees Cisco’s Services inclusion and diversity strategy, focusing ...
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Sophia Nelson

Sophia A. Nelson is an award winning author and journalist, with an emerging global ...
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Patrick Tam

Patrick K. Tam leads corporate planning at Cisco. This encompasses driving three year ...
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Michelle Witherspoon

Michelle Witherspoon is senior manager, inclusion and collaboration business ...
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Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers

Charles J. Deery

Charles J. Deery is the executive sous chef for Cancer Treatment Centers of America ...
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Nhu Huynh

Nhu Huynh, RD, LDN, CNSC, CSO, is director of nutrition at CTCA’s Eastern Regional ...
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Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan is the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance ...
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Karen Sudders

Karen Sudders is a Clinical Oncology Dietitian for CTCA Eastern Regional Medical ...
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Local Leader

Nila Betof

Nila Betof has extensive experience coaching executives in the C-Suite through ...
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Sara Canuso

Sara Canuso is president of Woman That Influence. Canuso is a certified seminar ...
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Jessica Craft

Jessica Craft is the founder of Rock to the Future, a non-profit organization that ...
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Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is an Olympic athlete who has made an indelible impact in sports ...
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Helen Gym

Helen Gym is a community and education leader whose work across different ...
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Lauren Katz Smith

Lauren Katz Smith is a documentary filmmaker and an attorney. She serves as general ...
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Social Media Roundtable

Nichole Armstrong

Nichole Armstrong is the social media specialist for Alex’s Lemonade Stand ...
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Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Ashley Boynes-Shuck is a well-known author, blogger, health coach, public speaker, ...
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Jumoke Dada

Jumoke K. Dada is CEO of Signature RED, and a social entrepreneur and technology ...
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Laureen Ellison

Laureen Ellison is a product marketing leader for eBay Enterprise, which is ...
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Annie Heckenberger

Annie Heckenberger is vice president, community trailblazer at the ...
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Karen Huller

Karen Huller is author of the upcoming book “Laser-sharp Career Focus: ...
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Stephanie Humphrey

Stephanie Humphrey is a tech-life expert who merges her passion for lifestyle media ...
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Erica Nardello

Erica Nardello is social media supervisor at LevLane. In this capacity, she leads ...
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Kate O’Neil

Kate O’Neil is account director and social media strategist for Tierney. She began ...
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Angela Pitter

Angela Pitter is principal and owner at LiveWire Collaborative, partnering with ...
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Julie Meyers Pron

Julie Meyers Pron is the president of JMP Media and a founding partner of Splash ...
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LisaBeth Weber

LisaBeth Weber is the force behind creativebizhub.com, where business and creativity ...
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Karen Yankovich

Karen Yankovich is a social media brand strategist, business consultant and speaker, ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Murdo Gordon

Murdo Gordon has been with Bristol-Myers Squibb for 25 years.  He spent the ...
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Small Business Roundtable

Trina Larsen Andras

Trina Larsen Andras is a professor of marketing and academic director of Drexel ...
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Lynn Bardowski

Lynn Bardowski was awarded one of the “Top 100 Small Business Influencers” and ...
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Lauren Maillian Bias

Lauren Maillian Bias is a serial entrepreneur, named by Essence magazine to the ...
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Kerstin Lindquist

Kerstin Lindquist joined QVC as a program host in 2011. Her passion for health and ...
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Tom Misson

Tom Misson manages the U.S. small business segment for MasterCard Worldwide.  He is ...
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Geri Swift

Geri Swift is the founding president of the Women’s Business Development Center. ...
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Susan Tabor-Kleiman

Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., is an expert in persuasive communication. Owner of Your ...
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