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2021 Speakers

Keynotes

Brené Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brown is also a visiting professor in management ...
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Glenn Close

GLENN CLOSE is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated actress and multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, and Sag award-winning producer and performer for her work on stage, screen, and television. In 2010, Close co-founded ...
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Laverne Cox

LAVERNE COX is a four-time Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning producer, and a prominent equal rights advocate and public speaker.  Her groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset in the critically acclaimed Netflix ...
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Special Guest Speakers

Payal Sahni Becher

Payal Sahni Becher

PAYAL SAHNI BECHER is executive vice president and chief human resources officer at ...
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Antoinette Brock

Antoinette Brock

ANTOINETTE BROCK is VP of corporate analytics and global transparency reporting at ...
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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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Amna Nawaz

AMNA NAWAZ joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018, and currently serves as chief ...
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Mellita Neely

MELLITA NEELY is director, Medicare product development and management, at ...
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Aminatou Sow

AMINATOU SOW is a writer, cultural critic, and entrepreneur. She is renowned as ...
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Shawn Dawson Troutt

Shawn Dawson Troutt

SHAWN DAWSON TROUTT is the vice president of licensing strategy at Cisco Systems, ...
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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of ...
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Jenna Wortham

JENNA WORTHAM (she/they) is a journalist, author, and cultural figure whose work has ...
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Speakers

Jenice Armstrong

Jenice Armstrong

JENICE ARMSTRONG is a newspaper metro columnist with more than twenty-five years of ...
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Rachana Bhide

RACHANA BHIDE is a 22-year leadership psychologist and broadcaster, formerly ...
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Simone Biles

SIMONE BILES is known as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time. The first woman to ...
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Susan Cain

Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN is the author of the best-sellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of ...
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Dolly Chugh

Dolly Chugh

DOLLY CHUGH is an award-winning professor at the New York University Stern School of ...
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Michelle Gielan

MICHELLE GIELAN has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and ...
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Linda A. Hill

LINDA A. HILL is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the ...
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Alexandra Levit

ALEXANDRA LEVIT is a business and workplace author, speaker and consultant. Her goal ...
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Nora McInerny

NORA McINERNY is a writer whose pieces have appeared in the New York Times, TIME ...
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Cecilia Muñoz

CECILIA MUÑOZ is a national leader in public policy and public interest technology ...
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Erica Williams Simon

ERICA WILLIAMS SIMON is an award-winning narrative strategist, author, creative and ...
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Simon Sinek

SIMON SINEK is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability ...
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Jessamyn Stanley

JESSAMYN STANLEY is an internationally acclaimed voice in wellness, highly sought ...
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Session Hosts

Lorraine Bernotsky

Dr. R. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky

DR. R. LORRAINE (LAURIE) BERNOTSKY is executive vice president and provost at West ...
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Gina Clark

Gina Clark

GINA CLARK is the executive vice president and chief communications & ...
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Angela Conti

Angela Conti

ANGELA CONTI is SVP and head of consumer payments at TD Bank. She leads the ...
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Lea Knight

Lea Knight

LEA KNIGHT is the VP of finance for the Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & ...
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Kate Lemire

Karen Lemire

KAREN LEMIRE is chief of staff for Cisco’s global software and services sales ...
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Kristie Pappal

KRISTIE PAPPAL joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007, and currently serves as the ...
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Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL, PhD, is The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova ...
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Damaris Schneider

Damaris Schneider

DAMARIS SCHNEIDER is a managing director at State Street’s transformation ...
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Executive Spotlights

Payal Sahni Becher

Payal Sahni Becher

PAYAL SAHNI BECHER is executive vice president and chief human resources officer at ...
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Michelle Calope

MICHELLE CALOPE is the VP, US cardiovascular for Bristol Myers Squibb. Calope started ...
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Kortney Cruz

Kortney Cruz

KORTNEY CRUZ is VP of sales and marketing for Medicare at Independence Blue Cross. ...
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Karen Etzkorn

KAREN ETZKORN is the chief information officer of Qurate Retail GroupSM, leading ...
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Loren Hudson

Loren Hudson

LOREN HUDSON is SVP and chief diversity officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, ...
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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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Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

ANNA RODRIGUEZ, MSN, MHS, RN, OCN, NEA-BC is the chief nursing officer and VP of ...
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Sindhu Srinivas

Sindhu Srinivas

DR. SINDU SRINIVAS is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the director of ...
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Funmi Williamson

FUNMI WILLIAMSON is the chief customer officer and SVP customer operations at PECO. ...
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Learning Burst & Break Speakers

Dr. Aronté Bennett

DR. ARONTÉ BENNETT is an associate professor of marketing and the assistant ...
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Dr. Lauren D'Innocenzo

DR. LAUREN D’INNOCENZO  is an associate professor of organizational behavior and ...
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Colleen Eichman

Colleen Eichman

COLLEEN EICHMAN is a senior manager with Janssen’s commercial and leadership ...
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Nikki Pumphrey

Nikki Pumphrey

NIKKI PUMPHREY is the managing director of Per Scholas’s Philadelphia Campus. She ...
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Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL, PhD, is The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova ...
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Allyson Saccomandi

Allyson Saccomandi

ALLYSON SACCOMANDI, M.Ed. is the director of leadership and organizational ...
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Dana Yamate

Dana Yamate

DANA YAMATE LeGRAND is the director of market research and intelligence at ...
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