Speakers

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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


Jessica Aguirre

JESSICA AGUIRRE is the 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News and an Emmy award-winning journalist. She has been a primetime, even... Read Full Bio

Laura Garcia

LAURA GARCIA anchors weekday mornings on Today in the Bay and Midday in the Bay alongside Marcus Washington. This multiple Emmy award–winning journali... Read Full Bio

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

Tracy Layney

TRACY LAYNEY is senior vice president and chief human resources officer with Sutterfly, Inc., responsible for people strategy, including recruiting, emp... Read Full Bio

Wendy Pfeiffer

WENDY PFEIFFER is the CIO of Nutanix, where she leads the global information technology team and functions that support the company’s business operati... 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

Mary Abbajay

MARY ABBAJAY is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge... Read Full Bio

Tara Arvedson Arvedson

TARA ARVEDSON is a researcher and team leader in the oncology research department at Amgen.  She earned her PhD at Caltech, and was later a Damon Runyo... Read Full Bio

Jean Case

JEAN CASE is the chairman of the National Geographic Society, and CEO of the Case Foundation. She is a philanthropist, investor and internet and impac... Read Full Bio

Annabel Chang

ANNABEL R. CHANG serves as the vice president, Bay Area for Alaska Airlines. She shapes and executes Alaska Airlines' strategic external relations, loca... 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

Harmony Downs

HARMONY DOWNS is an experienced HR professional with a dual role as HR business partner and diversity and inclusion specialist for Applied Materials, in... 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

Kristen Dumont

KRISTEN GARCIA DUMONT became CEO of MZ in May 2018 after serving as the company’s COO since 2015. As COO, she was responsible for MZ’s worldwide str... 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

Marc Freedman

MARC FREEDMAN is president and CEO of Encore.org. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University and former visiting fellow at King’s College, Unive... 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

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

Zoe Harte

ZOE HARTE is SVP of HR and talent innovation at Upwork, where she leads the talent strategy. As such, she has guided the growth of the company’s team b... 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

Rebecca Lynn

REBECCA LYNN is cofounder and general partner at Canvas Ventures (recognized by Midas as Top VC Firm to Watch), a thesis-based and early-stage venture f... Read Full Bio

Sara Mauskopf

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 f... Read Full Bio

Charmaine McClarie

CHARMAINE McCLARIE is a C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and executive presence authority who helps leaders have their best year ever.... 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

Kati Morton

KATI MORTON, LMFT earned a Master’s in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In addition, sh... 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

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

Laurie Ruettimann

LAURIE RUETTIMANN is a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who is known for her commonsense style and straightforwar... 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

Margalit Ward

MARGALIT WARD is a certified empowerment and executive coach, cofounder of Professional Women’s Network LA, and facilitator for Thrive Global and the E... 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

LEAH WEISS, PhD is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, whe... 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

Small Business Roundtable


Margalit Ward

MARGALIT WARD is a certified empowerment and executive coach, cofounder of Professional Women’s Network LA, and facilitator for Thrive Global and the E... Read Full Bio

Joanne Black

JOANNE BLACK is the founder of No More Cold Calling and America’s leading authority on referral selling. She works with business owners, salespeople, ... Read Full Bio

Mary Cravets

MARY CRAVETS is a business development expert and international speaker who helps entrepreneurs significantly grow their businesses without working night... Read Full Bio

Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'i

MANUFOU LIAIGA-ANOA’I is founder and executive director of Pacific Islander Community Partnership “Engage, Educate and Empower” program, and Camp Unity. Camp Unity... Read Full Bio

Olga Mack

OLGA V. MACK is a blockchain strategist, public speaker, and adjunct professor at Berkeley Law. She is vice president of strategy at Quantstamp, the firs... Read Full Bio

Sara Robinson

SARA ROBINSON has spent the past decade as a mental skills coach, helping individuals change the way they think and feel to create positive behavioral c... Read Full Bio

Rene Siegel

RENE SHIMADA SIEGEL is extremely passionate about empowering colleagues and advocating for the next generation of communicators. She is the founder and C... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Archana Gilravi

ARCHANA GILRAVI is the VP of partnerships at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind LeanIn.Org and OptionB.O... Read Full Bio