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2019 Speakers

Special Guest Speakers

Mayor Jim Kenney

MAYOR JIM KENNEY is a lifelong city resident of Philadelphia. In 1990 Philadelphians elected him to serve as a City Councilman At-Large and, over the next twenty years, he stood up for Philadelphia’s working ...
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Ester Banque

ESTER BANQUE is a senior vice president and head intercontinental commercial with Bristol-Myers Squibb. A successful global executive with a portfolio of accomplishments in multiple geographies, she has consistently ...
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Jayne Brown

JAYNE BROWN  joined QVC in 1998 as part of the apparel buying team, bringing over twenty years of experience with multiple national retailers in men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and shoes. In ...
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Lisa Brubaker

Lisa Brubaker

LISA BRUBAKER is EVP and the chief technology officer of WSFS Financial Corporation. She joined WSFS in 1986. As the head of the operations and technology division, Brubaker oversees the deployment of critical ...
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Tamala Edwards

Emcee | Action News Anchor, 6abc WPVI-TV TAMALA EDWARDS is the weekday co-anchor of 6abc’s Action News Mornings and a regular co-host of Inside Story, conducting probing interviews as well as moderating many ...
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Laysha Ward

Moderator | EVP, Chief External Engagement Officer, Target ...
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Keynotes

James Clear

JAMES CLEAR is a personal development keynote speaker and New York Times ...
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Ava DuVernay

AVA DuVERNAY is an Academy Award nominee, and winner of the Emmy, the BAFTA and the ...
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Elizabeth Gilbert

ELIZABETH GILBERT is the author of Eat Pray Love. Exploding onto the scene in 2006, ...
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Celeste Headlee

Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is a journalist, professional speaker, and author of the ...
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Jesmyn Ward

JESMYN WARD is a MacArthur Genius, and two-time National Book Award winner. She has ...
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Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a ...
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Breakout Session Speakers

Simidele Adeagbo

Simidele Adeagbo

SIMIDELE ADEAGBO is an Olympian, advocate and marketing expert, best known for ...
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Marci Alboher

MARCI ALBOHER is a vice president at Encore.org. She is one of the nation’s leading ...
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Tiffany Aliche

TIFFANY ALICHE, also known as “The Budgetnista,” is quickly becoming America’s ...
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June M. Archer

JUNE M. ARCHER is a C-suite executive and visionary growth driver, navigating the ...
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Emilie Aries

EMILIE ARIES is a speaker, podcast host, author, and the founder and CEO of Bossed ...
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Alison Beard

Alison Beard

ALISON BEARD is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, overseeing the ...
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Kelley Biskupiak

KELLEY BISKUPIAK is co-founder/owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, a ...
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Sarah Bloomquist

Sarah Bloomquist

SARAH BLOOMQUIST is an anchor and reporter for Action News. She joined the Action ...
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Maya Bowie

MAYA BOWIE is vice president of culinary buying for QxH where she leads the QVC and ...
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Trey Boynton

Trey Boynton

TREY BOYNTON is the senior manager for solution design and development of global ...
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Sabrina Brooks

SABRINA BROOKS is the senior manager of marketing and the energy efficiency ...
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Jennifer Brown

JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and ...
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Lisa Brubaker

Lisa Brubaker

LISA BRUBAKER is EVP and the chief technology officer of WSFS Financial Corporation. ...
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Jean Chatzky

JEAN CHATZKY launched HerMoney Media and HerMoney.com in 2018 to ...
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Karen Chong

Karen Chong

KAREN CHONG is an innovator in compelling storytelling as a way to engage audiences ...
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Lida Citroën

LIDA CITROËN is an award-winning international reputation management ...
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Condylia Courtney

Condylia Courtney

CONDYLIA COURTNEY is the global product manager in DuPont water solution’s ion ...
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Lauren D'Innocenzo

LAUREN D’INNOCENZO is an assistant professor of organizational behavior ...
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Susan Reitano Davey

Susan Rietano Davey

SUSAN RIETANO DAVEY is co-founder/owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, a ...
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Stacey Delo

Stacey Delo

STACEY DELO is the CEO of Après with a passion for making work for women. She spent ...
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Elena Favilli

ELENA FAVILLI is the co-founder and CEO of Rebel Girls, the cultural media ...
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Caroline Feeney

CAROLINE FEENEY is CEO of individual solutions for Prudential Financial, ...
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Nicole Gold

Nicole Gold

NICOLE GOLD has more than two decades of diverse experience in the health insurance ...
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Anne Grady

ANNE GRADY is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, ...
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Mary Beth Harler

MARY BETH HARLER, MD  is head of innovative medicines development with ...
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Minda Harts

Minda Harts

MINDA HARTS is a well-connected, sought after speaker and thought-leader, frequently ...
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Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is an author, CEO and founder of Stella & Dot. She is a serial ...
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Lisa Hunt-Lewis

LISA HUNT-LEWIS is a managing director for State Street Global Services.  She ...
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Angelina Isaac

Angelina Isaac

ANGELINA ISAAC is the senior diversity and inclusion workforce initiatives partner at ...
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Naomi Jacobs

NAOMI JACOBS is the director of social strategy and business development ...
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Jennedy Johnson

Jennedy Johnson

JENNEDY JOHNSON is an assistant general counsel at PECO Energy Company.  In this ...
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Shreya Kangovi

Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS

SHREYA KANGOVI, MD, MS, is the founding executive director of the Penn Center for ...
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Nataly Kogan

NATALY KOGAN is the creator of the Happier Method™ and an entrepreneur, speaker, ...
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Mariam Koohdary

Mariam Koohdary

MARIAM KOOHDARY is a member of the US leadership team and the legal senior management ...
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Cara Krikory

Cara Krikory

CARA KRIKORY is the engagement lead for GSK’s pharmaceuticals US research and ...
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Le Thao

P. Thao Le

P. THAO LE is a partner in the corporate and securities group of the commercial ...
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Kim Lear

KIM LEAR is a writer and researcher focused on generational patterns and demographic ...
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Dr, Michelle Lowry

Dr. Michelle Lowry

DR. MICHELLE LOWRY is the TD Bank professor of finance and the academic director of ...
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Daniela Mardarovici

Daniela Mardarovici

DANIELA MARDAROVICI co-leads the firm’s US Multisector Fixed Income efforts for ...
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Maxie McCoy

MAXIE McCOY is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to ...
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Aishah Miller

Aishah Miller

AISHAH MILLER joined the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC in November ...
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Romy Newman

ROMY NEWMAN is on a mission to improve the workplace for women by creating greater ...
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Michelle Nunn

MICHELLE NUNN is president and CEO of CARE USA. Last year, CARE worked in ninety ...
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Laura Okmin

LAURA OKMIN is the founder of GALVANIZE, an organization that conducts seminars ...
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Daniela Osio

Daniela Osio

DANIELA OSIO is a pioneering woman, challenging the way DuPont and other fortune ...
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Mary Laura Philpott

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a nationally ...
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Quinetta Roberson

QUINETTA ROBERSON, Ph.D. is the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business ...
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Veronica Rueckert

VERONICA RUECKERT is the author of Outspoken: Why women's voices get silenced and ...
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Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

RESHMA SAUJANI is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit ...
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Heather Scher

Heather Scher

HEATHER J. SCHER is vice president of field development for The Penn Mutual Life ...
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Dr. Laura Sicola

LAURA SICOLA is a leadership communication and influence coach, trainer, speaker and ...
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Erica Williams Simon

Speaker | Career Progression: Getting From Here to There ...
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Tania Small

Dr. Tania Small

DR. TANIA SMALL is vice president oncology global medical at GSK, where she oversees ...
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David G. Smith

DAVID G. SMITH, PhD, is the coauthor of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor ...
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Tracy Stover

TRACY STOVER is managing director and head of card and comprehensive payables global ...
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Jessica Turner

Jessica Turner

JESSICA TURNER is executive vice president, product and innovation, North America at ...
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Ashley Tyrner

ASHLEY TYRNER is the founder and CEO of Farmbox Direct. She went from receiving ...
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Jessica Vanscavish

Jessica Vanscavish

JESSICA VANSCAVISH is vice president of voluntary products at Prudential Group ...
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Laysha Ward

Moderator | EVP, Chief External Engagement Officer, Target ...
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Fawn Weaver

Fawn Weaver

FAWN WEAVER is co-founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, serving as CEO and chief ...
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Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a ...
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Dalila Wilson-Scott

DALILA WILSON-SCOTT serves as SVP of community impact for Comcast Corporation, and as ...
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Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers

Dr. DaCarla Albright

Dr. DaCarla M. Albright

DR. DaCARLA M. ALBRIGHT is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and ...
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Dana Farengo Clark

DANA FARENGO CLARK, MS, LCGC has been a practicing cancer genetic counselor for over ...
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Kiersten Combs

Kiersten Combs

KIERSTEN COMBS is vice president, US cardiovascular and metabolic disease (US ...
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Megan Duelks

MEGAN DUELKS is the Americas lead in the Employee Health Innovation Center of ...
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Corinna Franklin

CORINNA FRANKLIN, M.D. is a board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners ...
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Maria Leonard Olsen

MARIA LEONARD OLSEN is a biracial woman whose parents were forbidden by law to marry ...
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Exhibit Hall Speakers

Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn

DANIELLE COHN and her team help startups access the internal and external ...
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Brendan Conlin

Brendan Conlin

BRENDAN CONLIN is chief programs officer for Congreso de Latinos Unidos. In this ...
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Carolina DiGiorgia

Carolina DiGiorgia

CAROLINA DiGIORGIA is president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos. Born in ...
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Yai Vargas

Yai Vargas

YAI VARGAS is a leading multicultural marketing expert with a niche in building ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Mayor Jim Kenney

MAYOR JIM KENNEY is a lifelong city resident of Philadelphia. In 1990 Philadelphians ...
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Ester Banque

ESTER BANQUE is a senior vice president and head intercontinental commercial with ...
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Jayne Brown

JAYNE BROWN  joined QVC in 1998 as part of the apparel buying team, bringing ...
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Lisa Brubaker

Lisa Brubaker

LISA BRUBAKER is EVP and the chief technology officer of WSFS Financial Corporation. ...
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Tamala Edwards

Emcee | Action News Anchor, 6abc WPVI-TV TAMALA EDWARDS is the weekday co-anchor ...
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Laysha Ward

Moderator | EVP, Chief External Engagement Officer, Target ...
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Small Business Roundtable

Dana Band

DANA BAND is CEO of the Dana Band Group, is a dynamic entrepreneur and leading ...
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Ally Nathaniel

ALLY NATHANIEL is a number one best-selling author, speaker, and mentor. She sold ...
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Jennifer Lynn Robinson

JENNIFER LYNN ROBINSON, esq is the CEO of Purposeful Networking. Her services ...
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Marina Stamos

MARINA STAMOS is an Emmy-nominated former news-television producer who has put ...
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Falecia Stuckey

Falecia Stuckey

FALECIA STUCKEY has been working in Information Technology for over twenty-five ...
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Tech Roundtables

Ashley Lauren Basla

ASHLEY LAUREN BASLA is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sugarpeel LLC, and the ...
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LaKisha Greenwade

LaKISHA GREENWADE (better known as coach L), is an international brand strategist, ...
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Andi J. Le

ANDI J. LE is an IT executive with over twenty years of experience.  She is ...
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Danelsy Medrano

DANELSY MEDRANO has twelve years of experience in digital marketing, and serves as ...
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Emily Morgan

EMILY MORGAN is an entrepreneur with an innate heart for supporting others.  Her ...
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Kim-Thao Nguyen

KIM-THAO NGUYEN has over a decade of experience creating digital products in the ...
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Ashley Owens

ASHLEY OWENS is the first and only networking concierge that puts you in the right ...
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Alya Sherman

ALYA SHERMAN is an accomplished marketing professional with a proven track record of ...
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