In her capacity as Deputy Director of 10×10, a first-of-its-kind global campaign to educate girls, Tara Abrahams manages 10×10’s partnerships with leading NGOs, corporations, and policy organizations, connecting best-practice, girl-focused programs around the world to the 10×10 campaign and its strategy to achieve global impact.
Julie is the Founder and CEO of BrandTwist a brand consultancy that helps entrepreneurs and corporations build their brands and leverage them as actionable business assets.
Colleen DeBaise is director of digital media at The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media organization that supplies stories of entrepreneurial women to partners that include The New York Times. She
Lori S. Hoberman is a Partner in the NY office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she chairs the Emerging Companies / Venture Capital practice. Her practice emphasizes venture capital, private equity, and general corporate counseling for emerging as well as later stage and publicly traded companies in a broad range of industries, including mobile, biotechnology and life sciences, social networking, consumer products, cleantech, Internet search and advertising, gaming and other media.
Yao-Hui Huang is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, assisting with revenue and funding.
Kay Koplovitz is the Founder of USA Network, and the Sci-Fi Channel and USA Networks International. She created the business model for cable networks by introducing the concept of two revenue streams – licensing and advertising. Ms. Koplovitz served as Chairperson & CEO until the company was sold for $4.5 Billion in 1998.
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is a writer, editor, and reporter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, and The Believer, among other publications. She is senior writer at Inc.
Susan McPherson is a serial connector, passionate cause marketer, writer and corporate responsibility expert. As Senior vice president/director of global marketing at Fenton, she focuses on creating visibility for the firm and running its corporate social responsibility practice. She’s a regular writer and contributor for the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Triple Pundit, and has 20+ years experience in marketing, public relations, sustainability communications.
Pamela is CEO of Batchbook, which she cofounded in 2006. She is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company.
Janine Popick is the CEO and founder of VerticalResponse, a leading provider of self-service email marketing, social media, online surveys, event marketing and direct mail solutions empowering small businesses and non-profits to create, manage and analyze their own marketing campaigns.
JJ Ramberg is the host of MSNBC’s “Your Business,” the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners and co-author of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business..
Brett Savage-Simon is Senior Manager of Media Relations for PR Newswire. She is responsible for growing the use of PRN’s media services among journalists nationwide and provides training and consultation to clients regarding press release writing, pitching and distribution strategy. She also tweets for the company’s award winning twitter account (@PRNewswire) and oversees the company’s network of industry twitter accounts. She occasionally blogs for PR Newswire’s blog, BeyondPR.
Geri Stengel is president of Ventureneer a digital media and market research company providing education and training for small businesses. For corporations that want to reach small businesses, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, thought leadership and brand loyalty.
Stengel demonstrates her expertise in small business by writing for Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., Women 2.0 among other places as well as speaking.
Peggy Wallace is a Managing Partner of Golden Seeds LLC, an investment firm focused on female entrepreneurs. Golden Seeds operates the 4th largest angel group in the US with 270+ members, 3 venture funds with $40+ million under management, and Knowledge Institute focused on investor education. In total, Golden Seeds has invested $50 million in 52 women-led companies since its creation in 2005.