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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin

Actress and Humanitarian



Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

Author, Journalist and Long-Distance Swimmer



Nina Tassler

Nina Tassler

Former Chair, CBS Entertainment



Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Icon, Women's Rights Advocate and Philanthropist



Signature Speakers

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

Director, Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center in Gulu, Uganda



Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code



Session Speakers

Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Co-Founder, Quiet Revolution



Karen Houg

Karen Hough

Founder and CEO, ImprovEdge



Josh Levs

Josh Levs

Award-Winning Broadcaster and Journalist



Roshini Rajkumar

Roshini Rajkumar

CEO, Roshini Performance Group



Jade Simmons

Jade Simmons

Classical Pianist and Entrepreneur



Panelists

Melanie Foley

Melanie Foley

Executive Vice President, Chief Talent & Enterprise Services Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance



Barbara Fedida

Barbara Fedida

Senior Vice President for Talent and Business, ABC News, The Walt Disney Company



Christine Fraser

Christine Fraser

Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Strategy and Operations, Dell EMC Services and IT, Dell



Megan Schneider Gift

Megan Schneider Gift

Vice President, Corporate Communications, 2U



Gail Jackson

Gail Jackson

Vice President of Talent, Inclusion & Engagement at United Technologies Corporation



Leslie Maher

Leslie Maher

Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Servers and Converged Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise



Bryan Palma

Bryan Palma

Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cisco Advanced Services Group, Cisco



Moderators

Stacy Blake-Beard

Stacy Blake-Beard

Professor, Simmons School of Management



Raquel Eatmon

Raquel Eatmon

CEO, Rising Media LLC



Nora Poggi

Nora Poggi

Journalist and Filmmaker



Master of Ceremonies

Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist