Speakers

|2019 WORKPLACE SUMMIT SPEAKERS|


Keynotes


Brene Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Gr... Read Full Bio

Gloria Steinem

GLORIA STEINEM is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer, a... Read Full Bio

Serena Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS exemplifies courage, beauty, power, and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win a record-breaking 23 career Grand Slams single... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Jess Lee

JESS LEE is an investor at Sequoia Capital. Prior to that, she was cofounder and CEO of fashion app Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo in 2015), and a prod... Read Full Bio

Ann Miura-Ko

ANN MIURA-KO is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. Called “the most powerful women in startups” by Forbes, Miu... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Tiffany Aliche

TIFFANY ALICHE, also known as “The Budgetnista,” is quickly becoming America's favorite personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the founder o... Read Full Bio

Hillary Frank

HILLARY FRANK is the award-winning creator of The Longest Shortest Time, a podcast about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans. On the ... Read Full Bio

Morra Aarons-Mele

MORRA AARONS-MELE is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She is an... Read Full Bio

Joy Cho

JOY CHO is a graphic designer, blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and creative director of the lifestyle brand, Oh Joy!, known for th... Read Full Bio

Iris Choi

IRIS CHOI is a partner at Floodgate. She leads Floodgate's follow on investing and works closely with portfolio companies on a range of strategic areas, ... Read Full Bio

Annie Duke

ANNIE DUKE is an author, and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. In 2018, her first book for general audien... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Dulski

JENNIFER DULSKI is head of groups and community at Facebook. In this role she leads Facebook Groups -- a product central to the new Facebook mission to ... Read Full Bio

Ellen Ensher

ELLEN A. ENSHER, Ph.D., is a professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2017, she was LMU’s Fritz B. Burns Profess... Read Full Bio

Amy Gallo

AMY GALLO is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics. She is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how-to guideb... Read Full Bio

Alison Green

ALISON GREEN writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she answers readers' questions daily on workplace and management issues. From what to say wh... Read Full Bio

Meena Harris

MEENA HARRIS is a commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, and head of strategy and leadership at Uber, where she oversees t... Read Full Bio

Sally Helgesen

SALLY HELGESEN is considered the gold standard among experts on women’s leadership, and was the first to focus on what women have to contribute to org... Read Full Bio

Tiffany Jana

TIFFANY JANA is the CEO and president of TMI Consulting, a diversity and inclusion firm based in Richmond, VA. She has helped orchestrate the venture’... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Kahnweiler

JENNIFER B. KAHNWEILER, Ph.D., is a certified speaking professional, global speaker and best-selling author. Her three books, The Genius of Opposites, ... Read Full Bio

Yunha Kim

YUNHA KIM is the CEO and founder of Simple Habit, a five-minute meditation app for busy people that offers meditations for any situation or mood - includ... Read Full Bio

Sarah LaFleur

SARAH MIYAZAWA LaFLEUR is founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur. Before founding MM.LaFleur, she worked in the luxury goods group of Starwood Capital in New Yor... Read Full Bio

Sara Mauskoph

SARA MAUSKOPF is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a platform for modern parents. Moms and dads use the website or mobile apps to browse fun activit... Read Full Bio

Marion McGovern

MARION McGOVERN is an expert in the dynamics of the independent talent market. She was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, a gig economy firm b... Read Full Bio

Ann Miura-Ko

ANN MIURA-KO is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. Called “the most powerful women in startups” by Forbes, Miu... Read Full Bio

Sheryl O'Loughlin

SHERYL O’LOUGHLIN is a serial entrepreneur and author of KILLING IT! An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart ... Read Full Bio

Nell Painter

NELL IRVIN PAINTER is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University. Her acclaimed works of history include Standing ... Read Full Bio

Amber Rae

AMBER RAE has been called "the Brené Brown of wonder” by Mind Body Green, and a “millennial motivator” by Fortune magazine. Rae is an author, a... Read Full Bio

Alice Rutkowski

ALICE RUTKOWSKI is a vice president at SAGIN, where she serves nationally as executive communications coach. Rutkowski joined SAGIN with more than thirty... Read Full Bio

Kim Scott

KIM SCOTT is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Huma... Read Full Bio

Tali Sharot

DR. TALI SHAROT is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. She combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuros... Read Full Bio

Brad Smith

DAVID SMITH, PhD, is the co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and associate professor of sociology in the Department ... Read Full Bio

Krista Suh

KRISTA SUH is a screenwriter, craftivist, artist, activist and creator of the Pussyhat and Evil Eye Gloves. Her mission is to make the world a safer pla... Read Full Bio

Rachel Thomas

RACHEL THOMAS is co-founder and president of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind LeanIn.Org and... Read Full Bio

Claire Wasserman

CLAIRE WASSERMAN is a community builder, and an advocate for women in the workplace. She founded Ladies Get Paid, an organization that gives women the t... Read Full Bio

Leah Weiss

DR. LEAH WEISS is the author behind the popular book How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind, which focuses on... Read Full Bio

Kristin Wong

KRISTIN WONG regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for the New York Times, New York magazine, and Lifehac... Read Full Bio