2015 Speakers

Thank you to our amazing 2014 speakers!

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Keynotes


Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

JESSICA ALBA is founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company, which she launched in 2012 with a mission to inspire and empower peop... Read Full Bio
Marquesha Babers

Marquesha Babers

MARQUESHA BABERS has served as an ambassador for the film “Girl Rising,” for which she spoke at ONE.org's Aya Summit in Washington. She has... Read Full Bio
Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

LEYMAH GBOWEE is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, women’s rights advocate and 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate. She is founder a... Read Full Bio
John Jacobs

John Jacobs

JOHN JACOBS is co-founder and chief creative optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a... Read Full Bio
Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd

CARLI LLOYD is an American professional soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s ... Read Full Bio
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

RACHAEL RAY is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty cookbooks, including “Week in a Day,” “My Year in Meals... Read Full Bio
Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

GLORIA STEINEM is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. In 1968, she helped to found New York magazine, where she was a po... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Hope Cohen

Hope Cohen

HOPE COHEN is a chef, cookbook author and media personality. Her culinary work has earned  her  the  reputation  of  being one  of  Phil... Read Full Bio
Tamala Edwards

Tamala Edwards

TAMALA EDWARDS joined 6abc in January of 2005. She is the weekday co-anchor of “Action News Mornings” from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., and is ... Read Full Bio
Ann Powell Judge

Ann Powell Judge

ANN POWELL JUDGE is the global head of human resources for Bristol-Myers Squibb, whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative m... Read Full Bio
Monica Malpass

Monica Malpass

MONICA MALPASS is co-anchor of “Action News at 5pm.” She joined WPVI-TV/Channel 6 in January of 1988. She is also an anchor of the award-wi... Read Full Bio
Clarissa Murray

Clarissa Murray

CLARISSA MURRAY is a 17 year old student at Strawberry Mansion High School. She’s lived in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia for... Read Full Bio
Joanne H. Raphael

Joanne H. Raphael

JOANNE H. RAPHAEL is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of PPL Corporation. In addition to leading PPL’s legal de... Read Full Bio
Joanne Ryder

Joanne Ryder

JOANNE RYDER is executive vice president and chief administration officer for Beneficial Bank. She plays an instrumental role in the execution ... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Gloria Mayfield Banks

Gloria Mayfield Banks

GLORIA MAYFIELD BANKS is an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and trainer, who has consistently beaten the odds to ach... Read Full Bio
Elissa Bloom

Elissa Bloom

ELISSA BLOOM is the executive director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. She has been with the organization since ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Lynn Alison Bornfriend

Dr. Lynn Alison Bornfriend

DR. LYNN ALISON BORNFRIEND is a psychiatrist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, at Eastern Regional Medical Center. Prior to joining CTCA,... Read Full Bio
Jan Bruce

Jan Bruce

JAN BRUCE is a seasoned media entrepreneur with a proven track record in high-growth, emerging businesses and turnarounds. She has consistently... Read Full Bio
Christine Carter

Christine Carter

CHRISTINE CARTER, Ph.D. is a sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.   She is the author of “The Swee... Read Full Bio
Sue Chevins

Sue Chevins

SUE CHEVINS is a principal in Ernst & Young’s advisory services practice and the global client service partner for a largely diversified ... Read Full Bio
Julie Christoph

Julie Christoph

JULIE CHRISTOPH joined Beneficial Bank in 2010 and is the senior vice president, and director of education and development with responsibility ... Read Full Bio
Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

DORIE CLARK is the author of “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and “Stand O... Read Full Bio
Pamela M. Cyr

Pamela M. Cyr

PAMELA M. CYR is executive vice president and chief retail banking officer for Beneficial Bank. Beneficial is a community-based, diversified fi... Read Full Bio
Patrice D’Eramo

Patrice D’Eramo

PATRICE D’ERAMO is vice president, Americas field marketing organization for Cisco. She leads field marketing for Cisco’s largest geographi... Read Full Bio
Diane Darling

Diane Darling

DIANE DARLING is an author, speaker and LinkedIn aficionado. In order to overcome her fear of public speaking, she took acting and standup come... Read Full Bio
Meredith Fineman

Meredith Fineman

MEREDITH FINEMAN is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a public relations turned leadership and professional development company that leverages ... Read Full Bio
Kristine Freind

Kristine Freind

KRISTINE FREIND is currently the U.S. oncology talent acquisition project leader at AstraZeneca (AZ) Pharmaceuticals.  In this role, she has t... Read Full Bio
Dr. Lori Gavrin

Dr. Lori Gavrin

LORI GAVRIN has 15 years’ experience as a Ph.D. organic chemist working in the field of drug discovery and development. As a member of Glaxo... Read Full Bio
Megan Grassell

Megan Grassell

MEGAN GRASSELL is founder of of YellowBerry. As a high school student at the age of 17, she founded her company, which she now runs full time. ... Read Full Bio
Emily Greener

Emily Greener

EMILY GREENER helped launched I AM THAT GIRL in 2008. A nonprofit inspiring girls to LOVE, EXPRESS, and BE who they are, I AM THAT GIRL is cur... 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 of 2002, Han pro... Read Full Bio
Kerry Hannon

Kerry Hannon

KERRY HANNON is an award-winning, bestselling author and Washington, DC-based career, retirement and personal finance expert and a popular moti... Read Full Bio
Julie Haskell

Julie Haskell

JULIE HASKELL is a managing director and leads inclusion, diversity and work/life for State Street Corporation where she is responsible for bui... Read Full Bio
Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy

AMANDA HEALY is an award-winning B2B marketing leader and social media expert, national speaker and syndicated blogger. She currently works as... Read Full Bio
Sheila Heen

Sheila Heen

SHEILA HEEN is a New York Times business best-selling author, founder of Triad Consulting Group and faculty at Harvard Law School. He... Read Full Bio
Kate Hermans

Kate Hermans

KATE HERMANS is general manager, Orencia® & HCV for Bristol-Myers Squibb, a leading bio-pharmaceutical company located in Princeton, N.J.... Read Full Bio
Andrea Hoffman

Andrea Hoffman

ANDREA HOFFMAN is the founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs, a business advisory that helps bold thinking brands and businesses tap into overlo... Read Full Bio
Colleen Kelly Howard

Colleen Kelly Howard

COLLEEN KELLY HOWARD is the executive director for Girls on the Run Philadelphia, a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in third throug... Read Full Bio
Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley

JESSICA JACKLEY is an entrepreneur focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy and social justice. She is best known as a cofounder of ... Read Full Bio
Pinar Kip

Pinar Kip

PINAR KIP is a senior vice president at State Street, leading strategic enterprise business services.  Within this role, Kip is responsible fo... Read Full Bio
Anne Kreamer

Anne Kreamer

ANNE KREAMER is the author of It's Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the Workplace and Going Gray: What I Learned About Be... Read Full Bio
Lisa Kueng

Lisa Kueng

LISA KUENG is co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “Picture Your Prosperity- Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into... Read Full Bio
Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche

LORETTA LAROCHE has been a stress management consultant for over 30 years. Her unique approach is the use of humor as a coping mechanism, whic... Read Full Bio
Sarah Lenhard

Sarah Lenhard

SARAH LENHARD is executive vice president and director of account management and strategy for Tierney. She is a lead strategic planner and dir... Read Full Bio
Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht

ALIZA LICHT is a fashion communications executive and former Twitter phenom, DKNY PR GIRL®. Featured on the front page of the New York T... Read Full Bio
Emily Lightfoot

Emily Lightfoot

EMILY LIGHTFOOT is the SVP, health systems for AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation. She currently leads the commercial segment for health system... Read Full Bio
Vanessa Loder

Vanessa Loder

VANESSA LODER is an entrepreneur and former private equity investor and the co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, a compan... Read Full Bio
Lesley Louie

Lesley Louie

LESLEY LOUIE has held numerous senior marketing, sales, and operational roles during her 20 year career in the global high-tech industry.  She... Read Full Bio
Sara Manzano-Diaz

Sara Manzano-Diaz

SARA MANZANO-DIAZ is regional administrator for the Mid-Atlantic Region, U.S. General Services Administration, as appointed by President Barack... Read Full Bio
Christine M. Martin

Christine M. Martin

CHRISTINE M. MARTIN is public affairs vice president at PPL Corporation. She oversees the corporation’s advocacy and policy development effor... Read Full Bio
Mary Mawritz

Mary Mawritz

MARY MAWRITZ is an assistant professor of management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Her research focuses primarily on lead... Read Full Bio
Jami McKeon

Jami McKeon

JAMI McKEON is the global chair of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Morgan Lewis is the largest law firm in the U.S. and one of the preeminent leg... Read Full Bio
Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

DR. AFAF IBRAHIM MELEIS a professor of nursing and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of N... Read Full Bio
Carol Lee Mitchell

Carol Lee Mitchell

CAROL LEE MITCHELL is senior vice president, group head of U.S. markets leading the Bank of America Enterprise globally. In this role, she lead... Read Full Bio
Loraine Ballard Morrill

Loraine Ballard Morrill

LORAINE BALLARD MORRILL is currently news director and community affairs director for iHeartMedia’s six Philadelphia stations. They are ... Read Full Bio
Angela Moultrie

Angela Moultrie

ANGELA MOULTRIE is the region president for Santander Bank, serving the Pennsylvania East/New Jersey Central region. She has more than 20 years... Read Full Bio
Stephanie Penner

Stephanie Penner

STEPHANIE PENNER is a partner with Mercer and leads the talent business in the Northeast region. For over 15 years, she has been consulting wit... Read Full Bio
Dr. Stacey Radin

Dr. Stacey Radin

DR. STACEY RADIN has dedicated her career to the development of girls and women, professionally as a psychologist, researcher and leadership co... Read Full Bio
Gregg Renfrew

Gregg Renfrew

GREGG RENFREW launched Beautycounter in 2013. Renfrew and Beautycounter are focused on creating transparency and safety in the personal care in... Read Full Bio
Ellen Rogin

Ellen Rogin

ELLEN ROGIN is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book "Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision i... Read Full Bio
Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

GRETCHEN RUBIN is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times best-sellers, “Better Than Before” and “... Read Full Bio
Beth Rubino

Beth Rubino

BETH RUBINO is executive vice president of human resources for QVC. She oversees QVC’s global efforts in talent acquisition and development, ... Read Full Bio
Nilda Iris Ruiz

Nilda Iris Ruiz

NILDA IRIS RUIZ is the president and chief executive officer of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM). As successor to APM’s fou... Read Full Bio
Tracey Santilli

Tracey Santilli

TRACEY SANTILLI is executive vice president and director of public relations and social media for Tierney. She oversees Tierney’s entire publ... Read Full Bio
Kiera Smalls

Kiera Smalls

KIERA SMALLS is the community relations manager for Indego, Philly’s new bike share program.  Her contributions helped the company gain thou... Read Full Bio
Cindy Solomon

Cindy Solomon

CINDY SOLOMON is a world-renowned leadership expert, author and speaker who helps Fortune 500 ... Read Full Bio
Mary Spio

Mary Spio

MARY SPIO is author of “It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Changing Traits for Uncommon Success." She is best known for creating and holding patent... Read Full Bio
Carson Tate

Carson Tate

CARSON TATE is a productivity consultant and the founder of Working Simply, Inc. She is the author of “Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Yo... Read Full Bio
Elizabeth R. Thornton

Elizabeth R. Thornton

ELIZABETH R. THORNTON is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson Executive Education and adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurs... Read Full Bio
Wendy Wallbridge

Wendy Wallbridge

WENDY WALLBRIDGE is a strategic and intuitive advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and teams across industries and pioneer in the coaching field. She... Read Full Bio
Alison T. Young

Alison T. Young

THE HONORABLE ALISON T. YOUNG currently serves as managing director, leadership and civic engagement at Drexel University’s LeBow College of ... Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange


Deanna Byrne

Deanna Byrne

DEANNA BYRNE is an assurance partner in the Philadelphia office of PwC and leads the Philadelphia consumer and industrial products and services... Read Full Bio
Paula Davis-Laack

Paula Davis-Laack

PAULA DAVIS-LAACK, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, speaker, media contributor and a burnout preve... Read Full Bio
Brenda G. Dennis

Brenda G. Dennis

BRENDA G. DENNIS is senior director for worldwide sales, strategy and transformation with Cisco Systems. With over 18 years in the $46 billion ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Nance Dicciani

Dr. Nance Dicciani

DR. NANCE DICCIANI is the founder, president and CE of TRM Vital Signs, LLC. She has over 30 years of experience in the chemicals and materials... Read Full Bio
Rita Faucett

Rita Faucett

RITA FAUCETT is Bristol-Myers Squibb U.S. cardiovascular sales lead.  She has been employed by Bristol-Myers Squibb for 26  years and has hel... Read Full Bio
Tom German

Tom German

TOM GERMAN is a senior wellness coach for Wellness Coaches U.S.A., a nationally recognized leader in on-site wellness coaching.  He has spent ... Read Full Bio
Ehrika C. Gladden

Ehrika C. Gladden

EHRIKA GLADDEN is vice president, market strategy for the enterprise infrastructure solutions group with Cisco Systems, Inc She leads engineeri... Read Full Bio
Diane Gongaware

Diane Gongaware

DIANE GONGAWARE is senior director for the U.S. public sector partner organization with Cisco Systems.  In this capacity, she oversees $4 bill... Read Full Bio
Dr. Melissa Harris

Dr. Melissa Harris

MELISSA HARRIS is the worldwide medical lead for hepatitis C at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She began her pharmacy career as a hospital pharmacist a... Read Full Bio
Tanya Hill-Holliday

Tanya Hill-Holliday

TANYA HILL-HOLLIDAY is the proud owner and operator of 10 McDonald’s restaurants in and around Philadelphia. Hill-Holliday started her McDona... Read Full Bio
The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes

The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes

THE HONORABLE RENÉE CARDWELL HUGHES is the CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern PA. Prior to this role, Judge Hughes served as a trial jud... Read Full Bio
Paula Loop

Paula Loop

PAULA LOOP is the leader for PwC’s center for board governance and investor resource institute, which aim to strengthen investor confidence a... Read Full Bio
Betsy McLarney

Betsy McLarney

BETSY J. McLARNEY is CEO, business development and sales manager at EMC Outdoor. EMC Outdoor is an outdoor media placement agency with planning... Read Full Bio
Janet E. Mozitis

Janet E. Mozitis

JANET E. MOZITIS is a consultant for Precast Management, Inc, working closely with JEMCO-Erectors, Inc. In this role, she performs contract rev... Read Full Bio
Toni Pergolin

Toni Pergolin

TONI PERGOLIN is the chief executive officer of Bancroft, a regional human services provider. Pergolin’s focus is the continued growth and di... Read Full Bio
Dafni Bika, Ph.D.

Dafni Bika, Ph.D.

DAFNI BIKA, Ph.D. is vice president with Bristol-Myers Squibb leading the global drug product manufacturing science and technology organization... Read Full Bio
Seth Siegel

Seth Siegel

SETH SIEGEL is vice president of the Americas for Cisco consulting services where he leads and executes Cisco’s consulting strategy across al... Read Full Bio
Anne-Marie Sotire

Anne-Marie Sotire

ANNE-MARIE SOTIRE is the research and development human resources lead for Bristol-Myers Squibb. She is responsible for providing strategic HR ... Read Full Bio
Grace Speights

Grace Speights

GRACE SPEIGHTS is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, the largest law firm in the United States.  She also serves as co-managing par... Read Full Bio
Susan Sweeney

Susan Sweeney

SUSAN SWEENEY is newly appointed as the CEO operations lead at Bristol-Myers Squibb.  In this role she collaborates with the CEO, leadership t... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Darius Golback

Darius Golback

DARIUS GOLBACK is sous chef in culinary services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He specializes in planning and preparing heal... Read Full Bio
Danielle Kennedy

Danielle Kennedy

DANIELLE KENNEDY is a registered and licensed dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center. She enjoys b... Read Full Bio
Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood

KATHLEEN WOOD is associate coordinator of healthy eating at Whole Foods Market. She manages the nutrition program for the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Sarah Lanphier

Sarah Lanphier

SARAH LANPHIER is founder and CEO of Nuts About Granola, LLC. Nuts About Granola branded products have been featured on the “Rachael Ray Show... Read Full Bio
Rachel Levin

Rachel Levin

RACHEL LEVIN is adored for her story-driven approach to her videos. RCLBeauty101 has smashed through the “Beauty Guru” genre into a space o... Read Full Bio
Georgette Miller

Georgette Miller

GEORGETTE MILLER is an attorney, author and owner of Georgette Miller & Associates. At age 19, she immigrated to the United States from Jam... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable


Joey Fortman

Joey Fortman

JOEY FORTMAN is the host of Real Mom Radio. After 15+ years in traditional media, she traded in the microphone for the diaper bag. Her son Bost... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Gardella, PhD.

Jennifer Gardella, PhD.

JENNIFER GARDELLA, PhD. is your social media expert.   Dr. Gardella has built a business around helping individual personalities and business... Read Full Bio
Liz Lockard

Liz Lockard

LIZ LOCKARD is an analytics and conversion nut who loves helping small businesses get more of the right kind of traffic to their websites and m... Read Full Bio
Nicole Michalik

Nicole Michalik

NICOLE MICHALIK is a woman who defines the term "social."  You can catch her weekdays on Mix 106 from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. as co-host fo... Read Full Bio
Katie Newport

Katie Newport

KATIE NEWPORT is global deputy director of social media at Blue State Digital. She composes and implements integrated social media strategies t... Read Full Bio
Bekka Palmer

Bekka Palmer

BEKKA PALMER spent her childhood alternating between sitting on the floor of her mom's sewing room and helping her dad in his wood shop. She wa... Read Full Bio
Jasmine Sandler

Jasmine Sandler

JASMINE SANDLER has over 15 years’ of senior-level B2B client digital marketing consulting experience. She is an Internet Marketing ... Read Full Bio
Aisha Satterwhite

Aisha Satterwhite

AISHA SATTERWHITE leads the Washington, D.C. office of Blue State Digital, an agency that builds and mobilizes communities for the world’s le... Read Full Bio
Rhonda Serkes

Rhonda Serkes

RHONDA SERKES is the founder and CEO of Serkes Marketing. She honed her creativity in the top advertising agencies on Madison Avenue. Over th... Read Full Bio
Carlota Zimmerman

Carlota Zimmerman

CARLOTA ZIMMERMAN is the Creativity Yenta™. Prior to launching her coaching business in 2008, she was a produced playwright, and also worked ... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Dr. Michelle Dawson

Dr. Michelle Dawson

DR. MICHELLE DAWSON has a mission is to help organizations turn potential into performance. Dr. Dawson has helped hundreds of organizational le... Read Full Bio
Vanessa Garrison

Vanessa Garrison

VANESSA GARRISON is a passionate advocate of social justice issues and has focused her work on improving health outcomes and quality of life fo... Read Full Bio
Lisa Green

Lisa Green

LISA GREEN is a lawyer and legal analyst. After earning her law degree at New York University, she was a litigator in private practice before j... Read Full Bio
Tracy Levesque

Tracy Levesque

TRACY LEVESQUE is a co-owner of YIKES, Inc., a Philadelphia web design and development shop located in Fishtown. She is also a WordPress instru... Read Full Bio
Lisa Mann

Lisa Mann

LISA MANN is a business banking sales manager for the Philadelphia region with PNC Bank.  She also serves as senior vice president and has bee... Read Full Bio
Rachel Braun Scherl

Rachel Braun Scherl

RACHEL BRAUN SCHERL is a growth strategy consultant, marketing expert and public speaker. She is a trusted authority on leadership and entrepre... Read Full Bio
Dresden Shumaker

Dresden Shumaker

DRESDEN SHUMAKER is passionate about the intersection of marketing and storytelling, and has worked with many companies to create successful cu... Read Full Bio
Tiffanie Stanard

Tiffanie Stanard

TIFFANIE STANARD is a technology influencer, speaker, media personality and serial entrepreneur. She has been featured in the 30 under 30 list ... Read Full Bio