Emerging Women Live Speakers

Emerging Women Live is known for bringing a stellar line-up of vibrant and engaging women to the stage each year, and 2017 will be no exception. Don’t forget to check back often, as we’ll be announcing new speakers every week!

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Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In March 2016, Fortune magazine named Garza and her two BLM co-founders to its list of the “50 of the most influential world leaders.”

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Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg is the founder & CEO of DailyWorth and WorthFM. DailyWorth is the leading digital financial media company for women with 1 million subscribers.

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Esther Perel

Esther Perel is recognized as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction.

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Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist is a highly recognized global visionary and author of the best-selling book, The Soul of Money. Lynne has worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and has raised billions of dollars to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.

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Connie Lim – MILCK

Singer-songwriter Connie Lim wanted to make her voice heard at the Women’s March on Washington. After brainstorming with her friends from the Pussyhat Project, the 30-year-old Los Angeles-based musician came up with the idea of performing her single, “Quiet,” on the streets of Washington, D.C. with 26 other artists.

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Dominique Christina

Dominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds four national titles in the three years she has been competing in slam poetry.

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HeatherAsh Amara

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, Warrior Goddess Way, The Toltec Path of Transformation, and the newly released Awaken Your Inner Fire. She studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.

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Shiza Shahid

Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and women's rights advocate. Shiza co-founded The Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO.

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Suzy Batiz

A natural rebel, Suzy Batiz, CEO and Creator of Poo~Pourri, ignored her instincts and played by the “rules” for the first four decades of her life. Now she runs a $300M corporation and elevates other entrepreneurs by teaching them her Radical Resonance System™.

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Emmy Ruiz

Emmy Ruiz has focused on empowering women, Latinos, and young voters by leading winning campaigns; she was the Colorado State Director for Hillary Clinton’s Campaign in 2016.

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Rachael O’Meara

Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership and executive coach, as well as a sales executive at Google. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Success Magazine.

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Colleen Saidman

Colleen published Yoga For Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom and has been featured in Vanity Fair, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Allure, Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar Italia.

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Liji Thomas

Liji Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Inclusion Evangelist, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to evangelizing inclusive excellence in Corporate America. She helped build diversity and inclusion for Southwest Airlines, aligning business, inclusion and culture in an award-winning strategy for one of the nation’s most admired brands.

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Kathrin O’Sullivan

Kathrin is currently launching her own consulting practice after serving as Head of Google’s Executive Development organization, where she successfully worked with some of the world’s most innovative leaders to help them tackle their biggest challenges.

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LiYana Silver

LiYanna Silver is a teacher, coach, speaker, and author of Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman.

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Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders is Founder of SheEO, a global collaboration of female entrepreneurs and radically generous women creating a powerful new ecosystem for growing women-led ventures that have a positive impact in the world.

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Lisa Wimberger

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She is the author of NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear, and NEUROSCULPTING: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness.

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Cheryl Jones

As the director of mindfulness at Aetna, Cheryl has been at the forefront of the mindfulness revolution in the workplace and in health care.

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Grace Figueredo

Grace Figueredo joined Aetna in late 2012 as vice president, chief Diversity & Inclusion officer, reporting to CEO Mark Bertolini and the executive vice president of Human Resources.

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Sage Lavine

Sage Lavine is the CEO of WOMEN ROCKING BUSINESS, reaching nearly 100,000 conscious women entrepreneurs around the globe.

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Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a feminine nature-based organisation inspiring the world’s women to take shared leadership around tropical reforestation.

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Sandi Mays

Sandi Mays is a founder and EVP, CIO & Service at Zayo Group, a leader in global telecommunications. Sandi is a champion for diversity in the tech community and serves on the Board of the Latino Leadership Institute and the Salesforce CIO Advisory Board.

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Sister Zeph

Likened to a "Malala with a laptop," Sister Zeph is an award-winning crusader for girls education and digital skills in rural Punjab, Pakistan.

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Bijal Shah

As VP of Analytics & Data Products at Ibotta, Inc., Bijal Shah’s primary responsibilities are driving Ibotta’s analytics innovation and shaping the company’s overall data strategy. Before joining the company in 2014, Bijal was a Global Corporate Strategist at Visa.

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Kristin Hull

A pioneer for social change and gender lens investing, Kristin is the Founder of Nia Community Investment Fund. In 2012 she partnered with Domini Social Investments to create Nia Global Solutions, bringing impact investing offerings to Public Markets.

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Pamela Mattsson

An international Leadership Development Consultant and innovative leader in organizational and corporate culture change, Pamela Mattsson leads Amazon's Executive Development efforts at Amazon. She is a dynamic thought leader and brings special expertise in innovation and inclusion using an experiential and humanistic approach.

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Tracy Gray

Tracy D. Gray is currently Managing Director at The 22 Capital Group, an international investment and advisory firm. Ms. Gray was recently named a Los Angeles “50 Women of Influence” in business.

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Jensine Larsen

Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist, is the founder of World Pulse, a digital media network connecting women worldwide and bringing them a global voice.

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Andrea J. Young

Andrea J. Young is the CEO of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA). Andrea is a dynamic technology executive with more than 20 years experience driving innovation and growth for multiple industries within the Colorado tech economy.

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Farah Bernier

Farah Bernier is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Google’s Global Business Organization and Portfolio organizations.

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Colleen Abdoulah

The current chair of World Pulse, Colleen Abdoulah is the only female CEO to have led a top-ten cable operating company.

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Amy Keller

Amy Keller, CCN, is the Director of Education and Training for ORGANIC INDIA. Amy's unique style of leadership and education has touched the lives of thousands, inspiring students, coworkers, and consumers into action around wellness and consciousness, in theory and practice.

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Gail Larsen

Gail Larsen’s ​work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”

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Chantal Pierrat

The founder and host of Emerging Women Live, Chantal's ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future.

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