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2016 Speakers

Keynotes

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Madam Secretary," The Mighty and the Almighty,” “Memo to the President” and “Read My Pins.”  Albright has recently written “Prague ...
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Annie E. Clark

ANNIE E. CLARK is a co-founder and executive director of the national non-profit End Rape On Campus (EROC), and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at ...
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Adam Grant

ADAM GRANT is The Wharton School’s top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, and the 40 best business ...
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Anita Hill

ANITA HILL is University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University. She is a vital leader in both the civil rights and women’s rights movements. In 1993, Hill made sexual ...
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Mindy Kaling

MINDY KALING is an actor, writer, producer and director. She currently stars in the Hulu original comedy series “The Mindy Project,” which she also writes and executive produces. In 2013, the show was ...
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Lesley Jane Seymour

LESLEY JANE SEYMOUR is a media entrepreneur and one of the industry’s most respected editorial leaders. She is creating an online club called Kindred. Community (www.kindred.community) for women who are life-long ...
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Abby Wambach

ABBY WAMBACH is a retired forward of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. One of the world’s greatest players of all time, Wambach is the number one all-time leading scorer in ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Luvvie Ajayi

LUVVIE AJAYI is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the ...
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Raquel Arredondo

RAQUEL ARREDONDO is the assistant director for Drexel University’s LeBow College of ...
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Jill Calabrese Bain

JILL CALABRESE BAIN is the general manager and head of small business sales for Bank ...
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Sofiya Ballin

SOFIYA BALLIN is a features reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She began her ...
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Madhavi Bhasin

MADHAVI BHASIN is excited to design strategy and guide implementation for community ...
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Claire Biermaas

CLAIRE BIERMAAS is vice president of divisional marketing and customer experience ...
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Laura Biernacki

LAURA BIERNACKI is vice president, cash management and PA sales officer with ...
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Jenny Blake

JENNY BLAKE is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker ...
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Ilya Bonic

ILYA BONIC is a senior partner and president of the talent business segment at ...
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Trudy Bourgeois

TRUDY BOURGEOUIS is the CEO and president of The Center for Workforce Excellence.  ...
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Sarah Brown

SARAH BROWN has over 30 years’ experience in corporate America, working with Bell ...
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Amy Buckman

AMY BUCKMAN is the manager of public relations and special events for Philadelphia ...
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Darlene Cavalier

DARLENE CAVALIER is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University's Center for ...
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Mallika Chopra

MALLIKA CHOPRA is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her ...
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Gina Clark

Gina Clark

GINA CLARK is the executive vice president and chief communications & ...
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Gerard P. Cuddy

GERARD P. CUDDY joined Beneficial Bank as president and CEO in 2006. Cuddy is a ...
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Caroline De Marco

CAROLINE De MARCO is the vice president for regional accounts at GlaxoSmithKline. In ...
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Meridith Dennes

MERIDITH DENNES is a co-founder and the CEO of Project Eve LLC, a leading women’s ...
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Linda Dillman

LINDA DILLMAN is chief information officer for QVC. She has served in this role since ...
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Carrol Eggert

CAROL EGGERT is vice president, military and veteran affairs with Comcast ...
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Aria Finger

ARIA FINGER is CEO & chief old person for DoSomething.org, which is the largest ...
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Courtney Smith Goodrich

COURTNEY SMITH GOODRICH head of global technology strategic programs and business ...
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Patrick Hardy

PATRICK HARDYis executive creative director and executive vice president with ...
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Yasmeen Hassan

YASMEEN HASSAN became the global executive director of Equality Now in 2011, after ...
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Julie Holland

JULIE HOLLAND, M.D. is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and was an ...
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Therese Huston

THERESE HUSTON, Ph.D. is a cognitive psychologist at Seattle University who is ...
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Shama Hyder

SHAMA HYDER is the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a global online ...
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Sandy Immerman

SANDY IMMERMAN is head of the IT project and vendor management offices at Shire ...
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Rachel Jacobs

RACHEL JACOBS is senior vice president and head of key accounts for the wirehouse ...
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Leila Janah

LEILA JANAH is the founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi; two companies that share a ...
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Karen Koenig

KAREN KOENIG is vice president, senior cash management sales officer for the New ...
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Courtney Lynch

COURTNEY LYNCH is a founding partner of Lead Star. Together with partner Angie ...
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Monica McKee

MONICA McKEE is a senior HR leader with more than 25 years’ diverse industry ...
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Jody Greenstone Miller

JODY GREENSTONE MILLER is the co-founder and CEO of Business Talent Group (BTG), the ...
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Courtney Mullen

COURTNEY MULLEN is a young professional, skilled in pediatric physical therapy. She ...
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Lisa Nichols

LISA NICHOLS is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as ...
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Deborah Owens

Deborah Owens

DEBORAH OWENS is a financial expert, author, media personality and nationally ...
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Colleen Pietrobono

COLLEEN PIETROBONO is a principal in Ernst & Young’s EPM advisory practice with ...
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Ashley Primis

Ashley Primis

ASHLEY PRIMIS is the executive editor of Philadelphia magazine. She joined the ...
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Jane Bryant Quinn

Jane Bryant Quinn

JANE BRYANT QUINN is a leading commentator on personal finance, with books and ...
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Robin Hauser Reynolds

ROBIN HAUSER REYNOLDS is the director and producer of cause‐based documentary films ...
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Elena Richards

ELENA RICHARDS is the U.S. minority initiatives and talent management leader for the ...
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Michele Ruiz

MICHELE RUIZ is a bi-lingual entrepreneur, best-selling author and keynote speaker ...
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Marilyn Russell

MARILYN RUSSELL is host of BEN-FM Mornings, and “Women of the Week” on 95.7. With ...
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Anuja Singh

ANUJA SINGH is a manager for Government and Education with Cisco, focused on helping ...
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Rachel Sklar

RACHEL SKLAR is a writer and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is the ...
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Amanda Slavin

AMANDA SLAVIN is a millennial and generation Z expert and the CEO and founder of ...
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Fereshtah Thornberg

FERESHTAH THORNBERG is a senior vice president in State Street’s global ...
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Laura Vanderkam

LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of several time management and productivity books, ...
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Expert Exchange

Sabrina M. Brooks

SABRINA M. BROOKS is senior manager of marketing with PECO. In her current role, she ...
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Marisa Co

MARISA CO leads R&D business insights and analytics group with Bristol-Myers ...
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Kim E. Fraites-Dow

KIM E. FRAITES-DOW currently serves as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Eastern ...
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Caroline J Loew

CAROLINE J LOEW is the head of R&D strategy and planning at Bristol-Myers Squibb, ...
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Kelly Meerbott

KELLY MEERBOTT is a respected thought leader, speaker and leadership coach to ...
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Dawn Zier

DAWN ZIER is president and chief executive officer of Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI), an ...
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Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers

William Ambrose

WILLIAM AMBROSE is a sous chef at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at ...
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Sarah Fulcher

SARAH FULCHER MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cancer Treatment ...
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Samantha Hand

SAMANTHA HAND is the government contracting and pricing compliance officer, medical ...
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Ron Joines

RON JOINES is the vice president and global medical director for GSK’s environment ...
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Social Media Roundtable

Kristen Chase

KRISTEN CHASE is the publisher and CEO of the Cool Mom Network, which includes ...
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Monica Cost

MONICA COST is a Pathfinder, internet television host, author and speaker. Her unique ...
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Kristin Kane Ford

KRISTIN KANE FORD is the director of social media with Kane Partners LLC. In 2010, ...
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Molly Washam

MOLLY WASHAM is passionate about the power of digital media to create transformative ...
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Crissle West

CRISSLE WEST is a Harlem-based writer and media personality whose work has been ...
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Paige Wolf

PAIGE WOLF is a publicist, author and green living expert who uses her media savvy ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Dr. Christopher Boerner

CHRISTOPHER BOERNER is currently the president and head of the U.S. commercial ...
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Tracy Brown

TRACY BROWN is the leader of Cisco’s global service provider marketing team. The ...
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Philadelphia Girls Choir

PHILADELPHIA GIRLS CHOIR is an after-school music education program for girls seven ...
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Small Business Roundtable

Attiyah Blair

ATTIYAH BLAIR is a professional speaker, certified wellness coach, certified fitness ...
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Bobbie Foedisch

BOBBIE FOEDISCH is founding partner and chief social selling officer at All About ...
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Jessica Lawlor

JESSICA LAWLOR is a communications professional, writer, personal branding expert and ...
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Maria L. Novak

MARIA L. NOVAK started her business in 2008 after 15 years’ experience in the ...
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Hillary Rea

HILLARY REA is an award-winning storyteller living in Philadelphia. She is the host ...
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Denise Viola-Monahan

DENISE VIOLA-MONAHAN is an executive vice president with PNC Bank. She is a 30 year ...
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Jennefer Witter

JENNEFER WITTER is the chief executive officer and founder of The Boreland Group ...
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QVC & Zulily Product Search

Rachel Boesing

Rachel Boesing

RACHEL BOESING is program host at QVC. Boesing’s true passion for storytelling has ...
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Christine Dunn

Christine Dunn

CHRISTINE DUNN holds the position of associate buyer, household and home improvement ...
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Albany Irvin

ALBANY IRVIN joined the QVC team as a program host in 2009. Irvin’s unquenchable ...
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Heather McNicholl

Heather McNicholl

HEATHER McNICHOLL holds the position of director vendor education, engagement and ...
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Ariana Sweet

Ariana Sweet

ARIANA SWEET is the beauty buyer for color cosmetics and nailcare at QVC. She also ...
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Lori Twomey

Lori Twomey

LORI TWOMEY is the chief merchant for zulily. Before joining zulily in November 2009, ...
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