SPEAKERS

President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Carolyn Cawley is president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and senior vice president of ...(read more)
Partner
McKinsey Global Institute
Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute; Author of the Power of Parity: How Advancing Women's Equality Can...(read more)
Chief Executive Officer
Synchrony
Margaret Keane is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Synchrony, one o...(read more)
Director
PIMCO Foundation
Mr. Brown is a senior vice president in PIMCO’s Newport Beach office, serving as director of the PIM...(read more)
Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, and Acting Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of State
Marcia Bernicat, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is serving as ...(read more)
Senior Director, Global Government Affairs
Walmart
Sarah is primarily responsible for managing international policy issues at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In ...(read more)
Manager Gender and Economic Inclusion Group
IFC
Henriette leads the Gender Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of th...(read more)
Founder and Managing Partner
Rethink Impact
Jenny Abramson is the Founder & Managing Partner of Rethink Impact, the largest, US-based impact ven...(read more)
Head of HR, Diverse Workforce Solutions
Johnson & Johnson
Brandi Marsh is the Head of Human Resources, Diverse Workforce Solutions. She is a member of the Hum...(read more)
Senior Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Cheryl A. Oldham is senior vice president of education policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is...(read more)
Vice President, Human Resources
CoxHealth
Andy Hedgpeth is a lifelong Southwest Missouri native. He holds a Master in Business Administration ...(read more)
VP Safety and Airworthiness
FedEx Express
As Vice President for Safety & Airworthiness, Ms. Wells is responsible for the Air and Ground Safety...(read more)
VP & Chief Diversity Officer
Qualcomm
Vicki Mealer-Burke was appointed as Qualcomm’s first Chief Diversity Officer in November 2016. Vicki...(read more)
Editor-in-Chief of The Filament
PaperWorkStudio
Ruth Umoh is the Editor-in-Chief of The Filament, the definitive news source for DEI leaders in tech...(read more)
Head of People & Culture
Mursion
As Head of People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, ...(read more)
Founder
TheBoardList
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading digital executive and entrepreneur with 25+ years of leadership...(read more)
Host/Creator ; Adjunct Professor, Board Director and Adviser
She Said, She Said Podcast; American University
Frustrated by the narrow way in which women’s interests, politics, and civic engagement is often fra...(read more)
Vice President, Corporate Education Partnerships
Discovery Education
Beth Meyer is a marketing executive who drives brand growth, engagement, and revenue through integra...(read more)
Principal
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Molly Schaefer has been an educator for 30 years and principal at Thomas Jefferson Middle School for...(read more)
Student
Student
Fiona Harley will participate in her second Abbott high school STEM internship this summer. Last sum...(read more)
Director, Talent Acquisition and Global Head of University Relations
Abbott
Bryan Quick has worked for nearly a decade with Abbott, where his responsibilities currently include...(read more)
Executive Director
Infosys Foundation USA
Kate is currently the Executive Director of the Infosys Foundation USA, the philanthropic arm of the...(read more)
Gender Specialist, Lead on Innovation and Technology
World Bank Group
Alicia Hammond is a Gender Specialist with the Gender Group, where she serves as the lead on innovat...(read more)
Vice President, Partnerships & Development
Litton Entertainment
Cynthia Drivas is a media and entertainment executive who works with foundations, brands and non-pro...(read more)
Founder and CEO
MindRight Health
Ashley Edwards is Founder and CEO of MindRight Health. Ashley is the 1st Black female founder to rai...(read more)
Co-Founder & CEO
Symba Inc.
Ahva Sadeghi is a passionate social entrepreneur and co-founder of Symba, a venture backed and all-f...(read more)
Senior Advisor, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Dr. Ehdaie serves as Senior Advisor on women’s economic issues to the Bureau of Economic and Busines...(read more)
Managing Partner, LTE
New Profit
Dr. Angela Jackson leads New Profit’s Future of Work Initiative, which seeks to close the career-rea...(read more)
Regional Director
CIPE
Lars Benson is Regional Director for Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE...(read more)
Founder and CEO
FutureFuel.io
As a former Google executive and graduate from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Laurel Taylor is ...(read more)
Director, Community Investment Programs and Strategy
ExxonMobil
Jim Jones is director of global community investment programs and strategy at the Exxon Mobil Corpor...(read more)
CEO
Naomi Whittel Brands
Naomi Whittel was born in Switzerland, educated in the U.S. and for more than 20 years has been expl...(read more)
Founding Trustee; CEO
Palmhouse Foundation; Palmhouse Dairies
Margaret Munene is an entrepreneur, business leader and philanthropist. Margaret is the co-founder o...(read more)
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
National Council for Behavioral Health
A mental health equity advocate, Tramaine EL-Amin currently serves as the Assistant Vice President f...(read more)
Director, Social Impact
Kate Spade New York
Taryn Bird leads Kate Spade New York’s social impact team. In this role, she oversees the company’s...(read more)
Franchise Owner
Chick-fil-A Drexel Town Square
Danica Anderson is the Franchise Owner of Chick-fil-A Drexel Town Square which she opened in March 2...(read more)
Financial Wellness Officer
Prudential
Judy Dougherty is head of enterprise capabilities for Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). In this...(read more)
Co-President
JPMorgan Chase Institute
Fiona Greig is the Director of Research for the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Previously, Fiona served a...(read more)
Principal
Edward Jones
Edward Jones Principal Vanessa Okwuraiwe is part of the strategic leadership team that helps the fir...(read more)
CEO / Founder
Black Girl Ventures
Shelly Bell is a systems disruptor. She’s blazed new ways of thinking across the educational, politi...(read more)
Founder & CEO
IFundWomen
Karen Cahn is the Founder & CEO of IFundWomen, and has dedicated her career to closing the funding a...(read more)
Global Director Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement Leader
EY
Theresa Harrison is the Global Director Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement Leader at EY, a global...(read more)
Director
Grow with Google
Jesse Haines leads the Grow with Google program in the US. This initiative, which launched in Octobe...(read more)
Senior Director, Business Partner
FIS
Melissa Anderson drives the People and Talent Strategy for the Global CIO organization at FIS in her...(read more)
Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
IBM
Carla Grant-Pickens serves at the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for IBM, where she leads a glo...(read more)
Acting Managing Director, Gender Lens Investing
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Alec Paxton is the Acting Managing Director for Gender Lens Investing at the U.S. International Deve...(read more)
Senior Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Marc DeCourcey is senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and leads its Cor...(read more)