Janet Hanson - Founder and former CEO of 85 Broads Unlimited

Widely respected as a leading entrepreneur and investor, Janet is recognized as a unique voice and champion for women globally. Janet is the Founder and former CEO of 85 Broads Unlimited, a global network of women whose founding members worked at 85 Broad Street, Goldman Sachs’ former NYC headquarters. She has been named to Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women”, Forbes’ list of “Women Changing The World”, and Elle Magazine’s 25 Most Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter.

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Rachel Braun Scherl - Co-owner and Principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth

Rachel is the Co-owner and Principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth and is a growth strategy consultant, marketing expert and public speaker. Rachel is a trusted authority on business growth and entrepreneurship.


Denise Caldwell - Style Expert

Denise Caldwell is a fashion and beauty expert who has styled Hollywood’s elite, including Leighton Meester and Michelle Monaghan, and has been a part of the teams that have worked with such famous faces as first lady Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and more.

Dorie Clark - Author and Branding Expert

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out . A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank.

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Catherine Clifford - Senior Staff Writer at Entrepreneur.com

Catherine Clifford is a senior staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. She frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.


Donna Cravotta - CEO of Social Sage PR

Donna Cravotta is a Social Visibility Expert, the CEO of Social Sage PR™ and the creator of the Total Social PR System™. She empowers entrepreneurs, small businesses, and teams by teaching them to use Social Media, SEO, and PR as tools to listen, ignite conversations, and foster relationships that result in unforeseen business expansion.


Chris Dessi - Founder & CEO of Silverback Social

Chris Dessi is the founder and CEO of Silverback Social. He’s an award winning digital thinker, author, television & radio commentator, public speaker and educator, Chris Dessi is the CEO and Founder of Silverback Social. Silverback is the world’s leading social media agency, enables top brands and advertisers, to connect with more than a billion customers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Youtube, and more.

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Vivian Giang - Freelance Writer, Editor & Producer

Vivian Giang is a writer, editor, and story-teller for print and online media outlets based in New York City. She contributes regularly to Fortune, Fast Company, Quartz, and Marie Claire on topics related to leadership, gender, organizational psychology, and management. She is also an adjunct professor at SUNY, teaching Intro to Journalism and New Media courses.

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Emily Harnish - Director of @Work Marketing, T-Mobile

Emily Harnish serves as T-Mobile’s Director of @Work Marketing. In this role, she is responsible for leading the marketing strategy and execution for T-Mobile’s growing @Work business segment.


Lori Hoberman - Founder of Hoberman Law Group PLLC

Lori S. Hoberman is a well-known force in the in the New York City venture community. She advises entrepreneurs and investors on how to build successful businesses and strategically guides them through the emerging, later stages and exits of their companies.

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Leah Hurley - Founder of Craft, Inc.

Leah is the founder of Craft, Inc., where she works with businesses and organizations to amplify their impact through marketing & brand strategy, communication management and media & event production


Sarah Kauss - Founder & CEO of S'well

Sarah Kauss is the CEO & Founder of S’well — a stylish, insulated stainless steel beverage bottle company based in NYC — who’s making water conservation fashionable.


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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Lydia Loizides - Founder, Talentedly

Lydia Loizides is the Founder and CEO of Talentedly, a company on a mission to make work feel amazing. A serial entrepreneur with an IPO, joint-venture and two acquisitions in consumer technology products and services companies, Lydia has extensive experience in scaling early-stage tech companies having held senior positions in product management, research and development, and operations.


Michele Markey - Vice President of Kauffman FastTrac

Michele Markey is Vice President of Kauffman FastTrac, a global provider of educational programs that equip aspiring and established entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and networks to start and grow successful businesses.

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Kelsey Meyer - Co-Founder of Influence & Co.

Kelsey Meyer Meyer is the cofounder of Influence & Co. a content marketing firm that specializes in knowledge extraction, content creation and distribution. Influence & Co. was named to Forbes’ 2014 Most Promising Companies In America List, and won the 2014 Empact Award for best Advertising company

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Liz O’Donnell - General Manager, Double Forte Public Relations

With her ability to create highly effective communication programs, and her experience as both a blogger and author, Liz O’Donnell is adept at combining traditional and social media strategies that track to

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Kathryn Petralia - Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Kabbage, Inc.

Kathryn has spent the past 20 years working with both startups and established companies focused on credit, payments, technology and ecommerce. Kathryn started Kabbage along with her two co-founders in 2009, and it has grown from 3 employees and a Power Point to more than 115 employees and over 300,000 customers in just over five years.

Julia Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur - CEO and Founder of Little Pim

Julia Pimsleur is on a mission to help one million women entrepreneurs get to $1M in revenues by 2020. Julia is the CEO and Founder of Little Pim, one of the few women-run businesses backed by venture capital in the country, and the leading system for introducing young children to a second language. Little Pim has won twenty-five awards for its proprietary Entertainment Immersion Method® and its products are sold in 22 countries.

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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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Julie Sygiel - Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Dear Kate

Julie Sygiel is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Dear Kate, a startup that makes high performance underwear and activewear. Made by women for women, Dear Kate’s mission is to give women the confidence to do anything by equipping them with apparel that’s up for the challenge.

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Michelle Vice - Tax Partner, Ernst & Young and co-director of the EY New York Entrepreneur Of The Year program.

Michelle is a tax partner with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in New York City and works with companies ranging from start up to multi-billion dollar, multinational corporations. She is co-director of the EY New York Entrepreneur Of The Year program.

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Tania Yuki - Founder and CEO of Shareablee

Tania Yuki is founder and CEO of Shareablee, a leading provider of social content analytics for business. She has spent most of her career in digital marketing, measurement and analytics. Tania was recently honored with a “Great Mind Award” from the Advertising Research Foundation and featured in Fast Company and Forbes as one of the top 12 women driving digital in New York.