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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Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne, DrPH, was sworn in as Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer on May 12, 2016 - and she has recently announced that she is a candidate for Governor for 2018! She is recognized as one of the top women business leaders in Denver and one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare in the nation.

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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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Colleen Saidman Yee

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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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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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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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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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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Nikki Rivera

Nikki is the Head of Leadership and Key Talent Development for HP. She is reinventing the way HP develops and cultivates innovative and inclusive leaders.

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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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Theresa Gattung

Theresa co-founded the hugely successful start-up, My Food Bag, alongside Cecilia Robinson and Nadia Lim. The company now has a turnover of around $130m. The goal of My Food Bag is to bring inspiring, nutritionally-balanced tasty recipes and the best of New Zealand seasonal produce together and deliver it to your home.

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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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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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Farah Bernier

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

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Sheevaun Moran

Sheevaun Moran is a business advisor, master coach, quantum energy thought leader and the founder of Energetic Solutions®. Sheevaun has combined her corporate experience, rapid growth expertise and her unique approach using energetic techniques & principles to help innovate small businesses into big successes.

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Barbara Alink

Barbara Alink is a Dutch architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker, a radically different walking bike that keeps you active, mobile and engaged socially.

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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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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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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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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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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

Kristin is founder and CEO of Nia Impact Advisors, a women-led Registered Investment Advisor leading the charge to change the face of finance by hiring and training women and people of color in sustainable and transformative investing. Kristin founded Nia Global Solutions, a gender-lens portfolio of solutions-focused companies, in her efforts to bring impact investing into the public markets.

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Katica Roy

Katica Roy is co-founder and CEO of Pipeline, a SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. An award-winning business leader, Katica is driven by a passion to eradicate economic inequality and champions the rights of refugees, women, and children.

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Chiara McFee

Chiara McPhee is Director of Product Management at SendGrid, leading product for SendGrid Labs, SendGrid’s R&D and innovation team. She recently joined SendGrid via acquisition of Bizzy, a company that she co-founded to democratize small businesses’ access to effective digital marketing.

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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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M. Reese Everson

M. Reese Everson is an Author, Attorney and political Advocate. She currently works as a Sexual Harassment Expert, Workplace Integrity Instructor, and as the Director of B.A.B.E.S. in the Workplace.

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Nan Crawford

Nan Crawford is on a mission to create a world where women and girls know their power. An expert in how to increase your influence, Nan coaches bold women leaders to step onto a bigger stage.

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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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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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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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Orly Wahba

Orly Wahba is the author of Kindness Boomerang and the CEO of Kindness USA. Her short film Kindness Boomerang went viral, receiving more than 100 million views and coverage in media outlets such as The TODAY Show, NBC, CBS, ADWEEK, International Business Times and more.

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Kerena Saltzman

Kerena Saltzman, LCSW is a presenter, trainer, licensed Gestalt Therapist, and leadership coach. Kerena works with leaders to align with their deeper values, define success on their own terms, and fully step into leading in their personal and professional lives.

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Lane Walsh

With over 16 years as a successful entrepreneur in real estate, and more recently as the co-owner of the Dwell Denver real estate, Lane is a community leader and change-maker.

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Deborah Greene

Based in the Bay Area, Deborah Greene has a long history of creating award-winning programs in diverse sectors, working with corporations, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, educators and media of all kinds. She is the Founder of LiveaMoment.

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Lucy Wallace

Lucy founded Dance To Be Free and formed a 501c3 along with her board of Directors. Dance To Be Free’s mission is to share the healing power of dance with women in prison nationwide.

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Jai Gobind

Jai Gobind is a Yoga Instructor, Singer/songwriter, Lightworker, straight up manifestor! And YOUR Guide to Joy and Peace.

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Dr. Jill Carnahan

Dr. Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).

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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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Dr. Christopher Shade

Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD, founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific. Dr. Shade is regularly sought out to speak as an educator on the topics of mercury, environmental toxicities, neuroinflammation, immune dysregulation, and the human detoxification system for practitioners and patients in the United States and internationally.

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Julia Buonanno

Julia Buonanno is an entrepreneur and artist residing in Boulder, CO. She is passionate about facilitating transformation and healing thru dance, specifically in community.

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Joule L’Adara

Joule L’Adara, MFA, is an experimental vocalist, holistic vocal coach, and sound practitioner based in New York City. She is the founder of The Sounding Group, offering sound-based wellness organized into three branches focused on the workplace, individual personal development, and the wider public through inspired live music.

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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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