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!
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.”
Amanda Steinberg is the founder & CEO of DailyWorth and WorthFM. DailyWorth is the leading digital financial media company for women with 1 million subscribers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the director of mindfulness at Aetna, Cheryl has been at the forefront of the mindfulness revolution in the workplace and in health care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Likened to a "Malala with a laptop," Sister Zeph is an award-winning crusader for girls education and digital skills in rural Punjab, Pakistan.
Gail Larsen’s work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”
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.
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.
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.
Jai Gobind is a Yoga Instructor, Singer/songwriter, Lightworker, straight up manifestor! And YOUR Guide to Joy and Peace.
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).
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.
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.
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.