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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Actor, Award-winning Producer, and Equal Rights Activist



Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister of Australia



Taraji Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Actor, Writer, and Producer



Susan O'Malley

Susan O'Malley

Faculty, USC Sports and Entertainment Management Department



Signature Session Speakers

Katherine Switzer

Katherine Switzer

Athlete, Advocate, and Commentator



Maria Toorpakai Wazir

Maria Toorpakai Wazir

Professional Squash Player



Session Speakers

Kate Biberdorf, PhD

Kate Biberdorf, PhD

"Kate the Chemist"

Award-Winning Instructor of General Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin



Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Business Strategist and Innovation Expert



Susan David, PhD

Susan David, PhD

Harvard Medical School Psychologist



Pamela Meyer

Pamela Meyer

Expert on Trust and Deception



Carmen Rita Wong

Carmen Rita Wong

Journalist, Writer, and Commentator



Panelists

Headshot photo of Dayan Anandappa

Dayan Anandappa

Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Digital Accelerator, United Technologies



Headshot photo of Asha George

Asha George

Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Dell



Headshot photo of Adora Andy Jenkins

Adora Andy Jenkins

Vice President of Communications and Engagement, 2U, Inc.



Headshot photo of Susan McDonough

Susan McDonough

Vice President, Customer Experience, Cisco Systems, Inc.



Moderators

Headshot photo of Javier Barrientos

Javier Barrientos

Vice President of Talent & Inclusion, Charter Communications



Headshot photo of Karima Bennoune

Karima Bennoune

Human Rights Advocate



Headshot photo of Stacy Blake-Beard

Stacy Blake-Beard

Professor, Simmons School of Business



Master of Ceremonies

Headshot photo of Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist