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2022 Speakers

We're busy confirming an AMAZING lineup of experts and trailblazers for our 2022 events.
Speakers for our October 6th Conference In-Person and October 7th virtual Conference Anywhere (ticketed separately - learn more here) will appear below as they are confirmed. Stay tuned to this page and to your email for more speaker announcements!

Oct. 6 "Conference In-Person" Speakers

Lily Tomlin

LILY TOMLIN, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, video, and social media.  ...
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Tabitha Brown

TABITHA BROWN satisfies the hunger of millions with her unique approach to veganism and her wholesome, comedic personality on the daily. As a home base for acquiring imparted wisdom, learning new recipes, or ...
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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

JANE FONDA is a two-time Academy Award-winning actor, producer, author, activist, and fitness guru. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 45 films and crucial ...
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Arianna Huffington

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the founder and CEO of Thrive, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2005, she launched The Huffington ...
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Aminatou Sow

AMINATOU SOW is a writer, cultural critic, and entrepreneur. She is renowned as co-host of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, which tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and the latest in politics. A ...
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Oct. 6 "Conference In-Person" Special Guest Speakers

Tamala Edwards

TAMALA EDWARDS is the coanchor of Action News Morning, on 6abc WPVI-TV. Before coming ...
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Cari Gallman

CARI GALLMAN, is the senior vice president, chief compliance and ethics officer for ...
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Alicia Vitarelli

ALICIA VITARELLI is the co-anchor of Action News at 4pm. Vitarelli joined the Action ...
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Oct. 7 "Conference Anywhere" Keynote Speakers

Kizzmekia Corbett

Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD

Dr. KIZZMEKIA S. CORBETT, PhD, is an assistant professor of immunology and ...
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Audie Cornish

AUDIE CORNISH is an anchor and correspondent for CNN. She will host a podcast for ...
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D-Nice

D-NICE is not only a pillar of hip-hop but is continuing to steer pop culture with ...
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Lisa Ling

LISA LING is the executive producer and host of This is Life on CNN, now in its ...
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Marlee Matlin

MARLEE MATLIN received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Children of ...
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Malala Yousafzai

MALALA YOUSAFZAI, inspired by her father’s activism, began her campaign for ...
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Oct. 7 "Conference Anywhere" Special Guest Speakers

Jacqueline Guichelaar

JACQUELINE GUICHELAAR is SVP and group CIO at Cisco. She is spearheading creation of ...
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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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Kathryn Owen

KATHRYN (KATE) OWEN is SVP and head of global development operations within ...
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Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of ...
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Oct. 7 "Conference Anywhere" Breakout Session Speakers

Linda Babcock

LINDA BABCOCK is the James M. Walton Professor in Economics at Carnegie Mellon ...
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Rachana Bhide

RACHANA BHIDE is a 22-year leadership psychologist and broadcaster, formerly ...
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Arthur C. Brooks

ARTHUR C. BROOKS is a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard ...
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Stacy Brown-Philpot

STACY BROWN-PHILPOT is the former CEO of TaskRabbit and has 20 years of consumer ...
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Austin Channing Brown

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is a speaker, writer, and media producer providing inspired ...
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Amy Cuddy

AMY CUDDY is a social psychologist, NYT-bestselling author, and award-winning ...
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Amy Gallo

AMY GALLO is a workplace expert who writes and speaks about gender, interpersonal ...
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Mónica Guzmán

Mónica Guzmán

MÓNICA GUZMÁN is a bridge builder, journalist, and entrepreneur who lives for ...
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Frances Haugen

FRANCES HAUGEN, born in Iowa City, Iowa,  is the daughter of two professors and ...
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Ellen McGirt

ELLEN McGIRT is a senior editor at FORTUNE, where she established the race and ...
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Jay Newton-Small

JAY NEWTON-SMALL is a contributor to TIME magazine and author of the best-selling ...
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Deepa Purushothaman

DEEPA PURUSHOTHAMAN is a former senior executive and a corporate inclusion ...
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Ruchika Tulshyan

RUCHIKA TULSHYAN is the author of Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach ...
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Oct. 7 "Conference Anywhere" Session Hosts

Miranda Hooker

MIRANDA HOOKER is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney who ...
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Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

REV. DR. LORINA MARSHALL-BLAKE is the president of the Independence Blue Cross ...
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Mary Mawritz

DR. MARY MAWRITZ is an associate professor of management at Drexel LeBow College of ...
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Catherine Owen

CATHERINE OWEN is senior vice president and general manager, US commercialization at ...
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Suzanne Quigley

SUZANNE QUIGLEY has over twenty-five years of experience in corporate responsibility ...
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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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Jennifer Thomas

JENNIFER THOMAS is a director of marketing at Janssen Neuroscience. She also serves ...
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Carla Wright-Jukes

CARLA WRIGHT-JUKES possess a warrior’s mentality with a poet’s soul. A ...
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Alison Young

HON. ALISON YOUNG is managing partner of Red, White and Blue Strategies, and Chair of ...
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Oct. 7 "Conference Anywhere" Executive Spotlights

Crystal Ashby

CRYSTAL E. ASHBY is EVP and chief people officer leading the human resources ...
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Doreen Burse

DOREEN BURSE is senior vice president of worldwide sales at United Airlines. In this ...
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Mary Campbell

MARY CAMPBELL is president of vCommerce Ventures at Quarate Retail Group. Campbell ...
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Heidi Manna

HEIDI MANNA is a purpose-driven strategist, serving as Jazz’s chief human ...
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Katy Miller

KATY MILLER is the US franchise head for lung cancer at AstraZeneca Oncology, ...
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Sona Venkat

SONA VENKAT is an experienced technology executive who has held senior leadership ...
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Funmi Williamson

FUNMI WILLIAMSON is the chief customer officer and SVP customer operations at PECO. ...
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Oct. 7 "Conference Anywhere" Learning Burst Speakers

Wendi Aarons

WENDI AARONS is an award-winning humor writer whose work has appeared in The New ...
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Mayra Bergman

MAYRA BERGMAN is the vice president of communications at PECO. A seasoned ...
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Dr. Lauren D'Innocenzo

DR. LAUREN D’INNOCENZO  is an associate professor of organizational behavior and ...
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DeShane Hambrick

DESHANE HAMBRICK (pronouns: they/them) serves as vice president of project ...
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Seina Lee

SEINA LEE is the consumer marketing group product director for cardiovascular ...
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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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Lisette Martinez

LISETTE MARTINEZ leads Jefferson’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to ...
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Nkem Okafor

NKEM OKAFOR joined Independence Blue Cross in 2021 as VP of corporate strategy and ...
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Ana Raposo

ANA RAPOSO is the business unit director for the Immunology and Neurosciences ...
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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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Flannery Stevens

FLANNERY STEVENS is the Andrew J. Melton, Jr. ‘42 Assistant Professor in the ...
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