Speakers

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Jane Applegate - Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jane Applegate is director of strategic partnerships for Plum Alley.co. Plum Alley works with women innovators and entrepreneurs to raise capital via a dynamic crowd funding and e-commerce platform.

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Gabie Boko - Executive Vice President of marketing for Sage North America

Gabrielle Boko is Executive Vice President of marketing for Sage North America. Born and raised in Alaska, Gabrielle (“Gabie”) Boko has innovation in her blood, and has built her career in marketing, sales, and channel development with leading technology innovators.

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Joya Dass - NY1 business news reporter, host of AVS, co-founder of Lady Drinks

Joya Dass is an American TV anchor and living and working in New York City, She can currently be seen delivering business news on NY1. She has also been host of a popular Saturday morning entertainment show AVS since December 2002.

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Susan Duffy, Ph.D. - Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)

Susan Duffy is the Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), where she educates, inspires and empowers women to transform their entrepreneurial potential into entrepreneurial impact.

Carrie Kerpen

Carrie Kerpen - CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media

How many times have you watched a speaker and thought that their life and their business was perfect? Carrie Kerpen turns the tables on a typical speaking engagement by providing a real, vulnerable and entertaining look at what it takes to succeed.

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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin - Senior Writer, Inc.

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.

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Vanessa Loder - CEO and Founder Akoya Power

Vanessa Loder is an entrepreneur, speaker and writer whose company, Akoya Power, supports women in creating fulfilling lives aligned with their passions and values.

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Geri Stengel - President, Ventureneer & Contributor to Forbes

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.

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Teena Touch - Founder and CEO, Teena Touch Media

Teena Touch has 18 years of experience in strategic communications, public relations and journalism. Touch specializes in online brands, cloud computing, social TV, enterprise software/services, storage, digital entertainment, corporate communications, crisis communications, social networking and consumer technology products/services.

Sue Williams - The Story Exchange

Sue Williams - Co-Founder, The Story Exchange

Sue Williams is the co-founder of The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media company that produces videos and articles about female entrepreneurs.

Nelly Yusupova

Nelly Yusupova - CTO of Webgrrls International and creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

Nelly Yusupova is the CTO of Webgrrls International, Chapter Leader of NYC Webgrrls, Founder of Digitalwoman.com and creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs and Build Your Social Media Footprint bootcamps.