Speakers

Laurelle Baptiste

LEADING TECHNOLOGIST, AWARD-WINNING INNOVATOR, ADVISOR, ADVOCATE, AND FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste is a leading technologist, award-winning innovator, advisor, advocate and female entrepreneur. With over ten years of experience developing technologies for online learning, she proudly co-founded ScholarLab and remains the Chief Operating Officer. From the vantage point of one ... Read More

Marti Barletta

AUTHOR & WOMEN LEADERSHIP EXPERT Marti Barletta helps organizations get smart about marketing to women. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Marketing to Women, which is now available in 15 languages, and co-author with Tom Peters of Trends (July 2005), who named her MVP/BizGuru of 2005. Her new book ... Read More

Maude Barlow

NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON OF THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS & FOUNDER OF BLUE PLANET PROJECT Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, as well as the founder of the Blue Planet Project working internationally for the right to water. She serves on the boards ... Read More

Amanda Beard

OLYMPIC CHAMPION & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER Amanda Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games at the young age of 14. She won silver medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststrokes, and gold in the medley relay. She won a bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the ... Read More

Joy Behar

EMMY AWARD-WINNING FORMER HOST OF THE VIEW; LEGENDARY COMEDIAN & OBSERVATIONAL HUMORIST; NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR With a voice that sounds, as she says, "like I have Jimmy Hoffa in the back of my throat," Joy Behar strips the varnish off pretensions. Joy is the former co-host ofThe View, the ... Read More

Jeanne Beker

TELEVISION HOST & FASHION EXPERT As Host and Segment Producer of CTV's Fashion Television and FashionTelevisionChannel, Jeanne Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry both here in Canada and around the world.Jeanne travels to the fashion capitals of the world and brings viewers the ... Read More

Ruha Benjamin

SOCIOLOGY & AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES SCHOLAR; INNOVATION & SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EXPERT; AUTHOR Ruha Benjamin is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the relationship between science, technology, medicine, and society. She is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and is the author of People's Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem ... Read More

Carolyn Bennett

WRITER, COMEDIAN, AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER Carolyn Bennett is a writer, comedian, and a speaker on addictions and mental health. Described as "Ellen on a budget", Bennett has performed across Canada with Yuk Yuks Comedy Clubs and at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Quebec.  She has written and consulted for ... Read More

Lauren Berger

FOUNDER & CEO OF INTERN QUEEN INC; BEST-SELLING AUTHOR; NATION'S LEADING INTERNSHIP & MILLENNIAL EXPERT BusinessWeek magazine named Lauren Berger number 5 on their annual list of Young Entrepreneurs 25 Under 25. America Online says, “If you are going to college and wondering what you are going to do this summer—you need ... Read More

Lenora Billings-Harris

DIVERSITY STRATEGIST As a diversity strategist, Lenora Billings-Harris partners with organizations to help them make diversity a competitive advantage. She has been included as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one ... Read More

Susan Bird

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP EXPERT In this time of Blackberrys, blogs, the Internet, e-mail, cell phones and other demands for attention, leading corporations know that cutting through the noise of all this "communication" to connect meaningfully with employees and customers has never been more challenging. But they also know it is ... Read More

Yaba Blay

AFRICANA STUDIES & GLOBAL SKIN COLOR POLITICS SCHOLAR; CO-DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR OF AFRICANA STUDIES AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY; PUBLISHER & EDITOR OF BLACKPRINT PRESS Dr. Yaba Blay is one of today's leading voices on global skin color politics and colorism. As a researcher and ethnographer, she uses personal and social narratives to ... Read More

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