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Massachusetts Conference for Women has stellar lineup

This year's Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 4 promises to be a spectacular, unforgettable day of women. Celebrating its 10th year take a look at the stellar lineup for this sold out event. 1 Day. 100+ Speakers. 30+ Sessions. Meet This Year's Speakers.

This year’s Massachusetts Conference for Women on Dec. 4 promises to be a spectacular, unforgettable day of women. Celebrating its 10th year take a look at the stellar lineup for this sold out event.

1 Day. 100+ Speakers. 30+ Sessions. Meet This Year’s Speakers.

Featuring

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

After nearly four decades of public service as an advocate for children and families, First Lady, Senator and U.S. Secre…Read Full Bio

Keynotes

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Tory Burch

is CEO and designer of Tory Burch, an American lifestyle brand. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, include…Read Full Bio

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Anne Finucane

is global chief strategy and marketing officer at Bank of America, and a member of the company’s executive management team.  S…Read Full Bio

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Lupita Nyong’o

made her feature debut in Steve McQueen’s Academy Award® winning film “12 Years a Slave.”For her portrayal as Patsey, Nyo…Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers

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Katrina Alcorn

is an author, consultant and expert on why women burn out at work. Her first book, “MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink,” …Read Full Bio

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Patty Chang Anker

is the author of the memoir “Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave” (Riverhead Books). The book was…Read Full Bio

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Jessica Bacal

directs the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College, an independent women’s college in Massachusetts with students …Read Full Bio

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Lisa Belkin

is the chief national correspondent for “Yahoo News,” doing original reporting on social issues. She joins Yahoo after three ye…Read Full Bio

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Blythe Berents

comes to Merrill Edge® from Banc of America Investments, Hambrecht & Quist and Morgan Stanley and brings over 18 years of e…Read Full Bio

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Jenny Bowen

is an advocate for the world’s forgotten children. She is the founder and CEO of Half the Sky, an international NGO founded in 19…Read Full Bio

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Sunni Brown

is “infodoodler-in-chief” of a creative consultancy that uses applied game and visual thinking to solve problems. She was named…Read Full Bio

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Beth Carlson

is vice president of global talent development for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Ray…Read Full Bio

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Wendy Darling

refers to herself as a creative connector. From working as a mentor to high school teens, to serving as an artist-in-residence t…Read Full Bio

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Laura Darrah

Following the success of their first handbag ventures, Treesje and its offspring Joelle Hawkens, fashion entrepreneurs Sheila Naza…Read Full Bio

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Wendy Duncan

is senior vice president of marketing at Alex and Ani. She is an accomplished senior-level marketer with over 20 years of experien…Read Full Bio

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Sally D. Fassler

is a managing director, chief financial officer and risk and oversight committee member for Sankaty Advisors, the credit affil…Read Full Bio

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Christine Frederick

has led the U.S. insurance group compliance division at MassMutual since July, 2011. This division is responsible for evalu…Read Full Bio

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Jackie Glenn

is a seasoned executive in strategic planning, human resources, talent development and diversity and inclusion. She is currently t…Read Full Bio

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John Gray

is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.”Gray’s boo…Read Full Bio

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Meeta Gulyani

is executive vice president, head of strategy and global franchises at Merck Serono, the biopharma division of Merck KGaA, Darmst…Read Full Bio

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Teresa Hassara

leads TIAA-CREF’s institutional retirement business, which serves more than 17,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school distric…Read Full Bio

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Sheila Heen

is a New York Times business best-selling author, founder of Triad Consulting Group and faculty at Harvard Law School. Hee…Read Full Bio

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Bridget Hindle

is responsible for development of a high-performing team that facilitates strategic vision throughout Santander while executing …Read Full Bio

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Jane Hyun

is an internationally renowned executive coach and global leadership adviser to Fortune 500 companies. She is co-au…Read Full Bio

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Emma Johnson

Seventeen-year-old Emma Johnson launched EM JOHN Jewelry in eleventh grade by creating charm bracelets, posting photos on Instagra…Read Full Bio

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Marie Jordan

is the senior vice president of gas construction and operations for National Grid. She has responsibility for the safe maintenance…Read Full Bio

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Karen Kaplan

is chairman and CEO of Hill Holliday.She has consistently epitomized what makes Hill Holliday great — energy, optimism, passion,…Read Full Bio

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Hazel Keating

is a senior vice president and was recently appointed global head of talent and employee relations at State Street. She is respon…Read Full Bio

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Karen Keenan

is an executive vice president, chief operating officer and head of State Street global markets internationally. She is responsibl…Read Full Bio

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Christy Keswick

has been the chief operating officer of Good Sports since it was founded in 2003 with responsibility for business development, …Read Full Bio

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Katherine Klingler

is responsible for building and managing the global brand of Santander in the United States and aligning marketing and commu…Read Full Bio

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Ellie Krieger

is the host of Food Network’s & Cooking Channel’s popular “Healthy Appetite” and author of the New York TimeRead Full Bio

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Loretta LaRoche

has been a stress management consultant for over 30 years. Her unique approach is the use of humor as a coping mechanism, which…Read Full Bio

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Laurie Leshin

became the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in June of 2014. As president, she is committed to elevating W…Read Full Bio

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Shirley Leung

writes a business column for The Boston Globe every Wednesday and Friday. Previously, she served six…Read Full Bio

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Bernadette Lim

is a STRIDE Scholar and student at Harvard University studying human biology, women’s studies and global health policy. She is…Read Full Bio

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Denise Millard

is chief of staff, global sales and customer operations at EMC. With revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013 and 62,000 people worldwi…Read Full Bio

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Kristin Mugford

is currently a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School having recently transitioned from serving as a managing director of …Read Full Bio

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Valerie Mulhern

is the vice president of human resources of the analytical instruments group of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. In this role, sh…Read Full Bio

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Betsy Myers

is founding director of Bentley’s Center for Women and Business. A dynamic speaker, Myers leads workshops around the world on the…Read Full Bio

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Sheila Nazarian

Following the success of their first handbag ventures, Treesje and its offspring Joelle Hawkens, fashion entrepreneurs Sheila N…Read Full Bio

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley

served as co-host of “Today” from 1976 to 1989, anchored “Dateline NBC” for 11 years, and in 2004 became the host of her ow…Read Full Bio

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Lindsey Pollak

is a keynote speaker, corporate consultant and one of the world’s leading experts on the Millennial Generation (a.k.a. Generatio…Read Full Bio

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Karen Prange

is senior vice president and president, urology and women’s health for Boston Scientific, and a member of its executive committe…Read Full Bio

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Jane Bryant Quinn

is a leading commentator on personal finance, with books and columns read and trusted by millions. Her best-selling book, “…Read Full Bio

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Cindy Ratzlaff

was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list andForbes Woman called her on…Read Full Bio

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Anita Santos

is currently serving as vice president of marketing for Tyco Security Products, a global billion dollar business unit, where she i…Read Full Bio

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Dan Schawbel

is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wa…Read Full Bio

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Gail Sheehy

is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Timesbest-seller “Passages,” named by the Library of C…Read Full Bio

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Judy A. Smith

is the founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washingto…Read Full Bio

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Cindy Stumpo

is CEO of C. Stumpo Development is a luxury custom home builder and developer in the Brookline and Newton areas. Stumpo is among a…Read Full Bio

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Elizabeth R. Thornton

is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson Executive Education and adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurs…Read Full Bio

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Kimberly Steimle Vaughn

is the chief marketing officer and chief people officer at Suffolk Construction and serves on Suffolk’s executive mana…Read Full Bio

Kate White

Kate White

is an internationally known expert on leadership and success and a New York Times best-selling author of several influentia…Read Full Bio

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Laura Vail Wooster

is vice president and head of marketing and communications for John Hancock’s insurance division. In this capacity, Wooste…Read Full Bio

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Jackie Wynn

is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the RSA global public sector team at EMC, which includes federal…Read Full Bio

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Linda K. Zecher

joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2011 as president, chief executive officer and director, bringing with her a stro…Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange

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Patricia Florissi

is vice president and global chief technology officer for sales at EMC Corporation. As global CTO for sales, Florissi helps d…Read Full Bio

Liz Henderson

Liz Henderson

leads the separations technology cluster for EMD Millipore, and is based at the company’s Cork, Ireland facility. She oversees …Read Full Bio

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Kathy Kinney

is best known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on the ABC hit TV series “The Drew Carey Show.” She has appeared in many movie…Read Full Bio

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Maurice Kolthof

joined Santander Bank in June of 2012 and is a relationship manager for the Santander At Work department, concentrating on comp…Read Full Bio

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Cindy Ratzlaff

was named to the Forbes’ “20 Best Branded Women on Twitter” list andForbes Woman called her on…Read Full Bio

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Molly Tschang

is a director in Cisco’s consulting business. Her specialty is coaching executive teams to sustain high performance with a dist…Read Full Bio

Local Leader

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Elissa Campbell

recently earned her credits as a national beauty at the age of 55, when she was named to People Magazine’s“Most Bea…Read Full Bio

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Christy Keswick

has been the chief operating officer of Good Sports since it was founded in 2003 with responsibility for business development, …Read Full Bio

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Laurie Leshin

became the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in June of 2014. As president, she is committed to elevating W…Read Full Bio

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Bernadette Lim

is a STRIDE Scholar and student at Harvard University studying human biology, women’s studies and global health policy. She is…Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable

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Julia Campbell

has a long history of helping nonprofits find success online. After 10 years in the nonprofit sector as a development director a…Read Full Bio

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Stacy Doherty

is the founder and owner of Errands Etcetera, LLC, working hard to help individuals and small business owners conquer their ever …Read Full Bio

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Amanda Healy

is an award-winning B2B marketing program and social media expert. She currently works as a marketing program manager at TIBCO So…Read Full Bio

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Rachel Jellinek

is a partner at Reflection Films, an award-winning video production company. Reflection Films produces marketing, fundraising a…Read Full Bio

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Kerry H. McManama

builds brands and businesses from the inside out. She believes if corporations want customers to behave or feel a certain way…Read Full Bio

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Angela Pitter

is principal and owner at LiveWire Collaborative, partnering with businesses to transform their passions into profits one fan at …Read Full Bio

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Meghan Rothschild

is an award-winning marketing and public relations professional. For the past seven years, Rothschild has worked closely wit…Read Full Bio

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Kate Stamatakos

is a senior social engagement manager at EMC, a leading provider of cloud, Big Data, and trusted IT solutions. As a social medi…Read Full Bio

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Caty Trio

is the social media marketing manager for Bright Horizons. She is a social media strategist, digital marketer and blogger. Bright Hor…Read Full Bio

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Karen Yankovich

is a social media brand strategist, business consultant and speaker, and the CEO of Dimare Group, LLC.  Having “been there a…Read Full Bio

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Sue B. Zimmerman

is a master at Instagram for Business. Also known as the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, she teaches entrepreneurs, bus…Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable

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Elizabeth Benedict

is the founder and president of Elizabeth Home Décor & Design, Inc., a Boston based, full service, interior design firm…Read Full Bio

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Lauren Maillian Bias

is a serial entrepreneur, named by Essence magazine to the “Class of 2013 African-American Shot Callers.” She is the…Read Full Bio

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Sarah Palisi Chapin

is the chief executive officer and serves on the board of Hail Merry Snack Foods, a gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO snack and r…Read Full Bio

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Liz Dean

is the founder, designer, sales manager, community manager, marketing manager and support manager for FitYap.com. She formerly worked …Read Full Bio

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Lindsay Denton

is the co-founder and development manager of FitYap.com. She works with the development team, feature requests, SLAs, FitYap’s r…Read Full Bio

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Kimberly Kissam

is co-founder and owners of Isabel Harvey, a fashionable jewelry and accessories company with a boutique feel.  In 2005, Kissa…Read Full Bio

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Addie Swartz

is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about empowering women. In 2013, she launched her third company reacHIRE, a career re-e…Read Full Bio

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Elizabeth R. Thornton

is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson Executive Education and adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurs…Read Full Bio

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Julie Vetack

joined Santander Bank in April of 2012 and is the national relationship manager for the Santander At Work department, concentratin…Read Full Bio