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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 P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Actor, Writer, and Producer



Susan O’Malley

Susan O’Malley

American Sports Executive



Signature Session Speakers

Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine 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



Susan David, PhD

Susan David, PhD

Harvard Medical School Psychologist



Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Business Strategist and Innovation Expert



Pamela Meyer

Pamela Meyer

Author, Certified Fraud Examiner



Carmen Rita Wong

Carmen Rita Wong

Journalist, Writer, and Commentator



Panelists

Dayan Anandappa

Dayan Anandappa

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



Denise Cox

Denise Cox

Vice President, Americas CX Centers, Cisco



Asha George

Asha George

Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Dell



Alessandra Ginante

Alessandra Ginante

Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise



Adora Andy Jenkins

Adora Andy Jenkins

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



Nigel Long

Nigel Long

Corporate Counsel, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group



Moderators

Javier Barrientos

Javier Barrientos

Vice President of Talent & Inclusion, Charter Communications



Karima Bennoune

Karima Bennoune

Human Rights Advocate



Stacy Blake-Beard

Stacy Blake-Beard

Professor, Simmons School of Business



Master of Ceremonies

Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist