Keynote Speakers

Carla HarrisCarla Harris

Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform and has extensive experience in the technology, media, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. more...


Geena DavisGeena Davis

One of Hollywood's most respected stars, Academy Award winner Geena Davis is known for her memorable portrayals of strong, quirky characters in such films as The Accidental TouristThelma and Louise, and A League of Their Own. more...


Anita HillAnita Hill

A compelling voice on issues of race, gender, and workplace discrimination in America, Anita Hill is university professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis. more...


Eva LongoriaEva Longoria

The multi-talented Eva Longoria is anything but a desperate housewife. After her breakout role in that long-running TV series, she has starred in the new hit show Telenovela, as well as in feature films that include Refugio, Low Riders, and Any Day. more...


Signature Speakers

SIGNATURE01Ping Fu

Honored as Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005, Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and scientist whose chosen expression is business. more...


SIGNATURE02Edie Weiner

Edie Weiner, president and CEO of The Future Hunters, is one of the nation's most influential practitioners of social, technological, political, and economic intelligence-gathering. more...


Session Speakers

Linda AlvaradoLinda Alvarado

Linda Alvarado is the first woman and first Hispanic to own a Major League Baseball franchise, the Colorado Rockies. In addition, her accomplishments as president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contractor and construction management firm, have opened doors for women and minorities to new careers. more...


Gail BakerGail Baker

Gail Baker is senior vice president, Engine & Environmental Control Systems, for UTC Aerospace Systems. Her role was recently expanded to include the Air Management Systems segment within EECS. more...


Laura GentileLaura Gentile

Laura Gentile is the founder of espnW, ESPN's first business dedicated to women who love sports. Now senior vice president of espnW and Women's Initiatives, she built the company from a blog into a multimedia operation encompassing digital, social, television, film, and events. more...


Jeffery Tobias HalterJeffery Tobias Halter

Jeffery Tobias Halter is president of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women's leadership issues. Drawing on more than 30 years' experience in sales, marketing, executive development, talent management, and diversity strategy, he helps organizations create plans to tap the power of women in both the workplace and the marketplace. more...


Felecia HatcherFelecia Hatcher

Felecia Hatcher, Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops, literally wrote the book on entrepreneurship and personal marketability. more...


Margaret HeffernanMargaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, renowned author, and mentor to senior managers and CEOs. After a successful turn as a BBC documentary producer, she moved to the US where she developed interactive multimedia products with Peter Lynch, Tom Peters, Standard & Poor's, and The Learning Company. more...


Liz KelleyLiz Kelley

Liz Kelley is a vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a multi-billion dollar information technology and services company. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing large-scale, complex corporate initiatives and transactions on behalf of the company's largest IT services clients. more...


Deborah Kolb, Ph.D.Deborah Kolb, Ph.D.

Deborah Kolb is Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership (Emerita) and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Simmons School of Management's Center for Gender in Organizations. more...


Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

A Stanford University lecturer, bestselling author, and popular TED Talk presenter, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal is a leading expert in the new field of "science-help." more...


Beth PhalenBeth Phalen

Beth Phalen, senior vice president at EMC Corporation, leads Data Protection & Availability Solutions within the Core Technology Division. more...



Michelle RayMichelle Ray

Internationally renowned leadership expert Michelle Ray is CEO and founder of the Lead Yourself First Institute in Vancouver, Canada. more...



Precillia RedmondPrecillia Redmond

Precillia Redmond is vice president and manager of organizational effectiveness and strategic project management services at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. more...


Maggie RuvoldtMaggie Ruvoldt

Maggie Ruvoldt is executive vice president and general manager at 2U, Inc., an education technology company that partners with nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. more...


Session Moderators

Callie CrossleyCallie Crossley

Boston broadcast journalist Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH-Radio's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. She also appears weekly on WGBH-TV's Beat the Press and Basic Black, and is a frequent guest commentator on CNN's Reliable Sources, the PBS NewsHour, and PRI's The Takeaway. more...


Susie GharibSusie Gharib

Award-winning journalist and longtime business news analyst Susie Gharib is known for her no-nonsense interview style, taking on America's top power brokers from Wall Street to Washington. more...


Teresa Nelson, Ph.D.Teresa Nelson, Ph.D.

Teresa Nelson holds the Elizabeth J. McCandless Professor of Entrepreneurship Chair at the Simmons School of Management and is Director of the School's Entrepreneurship Program. more...