2019 Speakers


Byron G. Auguste

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder - Opportunity@Work

Angela Baker

Director, Corporate Responsibility - Qualcomm

Christine Bastian

Senior Vice President, Engineering Human Resources - Cisco Systems

Vince Bertram, Ed.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way

Deb Bubb

HR Vice President and Chief Leadership, Learning and Inclusion Officer - IBM

Earl Buford

Chief Executive Officer - Partner4Work

Oren Cass

Senior Fellow - Manhattan Institute

Kimberly Churches

Chief Executive Officer - American Association of University Women

The Honorable Martin Dahinden

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States -

Rosanna Durruthy

Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - LinkedIn

Charles Eaton

Chief Executive Officer - Creating IT Futures Foundation

Executive Vice President, Social Innovation - CompTIA

Molly Elgin-Cossart

Director, Rework America Task Force - Markle Foundation

Lorraine Hariton

President and Chief Executive Officer - Catalyst

Gregory H. Johnson

National Innovation and Strategy Advisor - Boy Scouts of America

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer - U.S. News & World Report

Laurie Leshin, Ph.D.

President - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rebecca Lewis

Director - Amgen Biotech Experience Program Office

Managing Project Director - Education Development Center

Dan Mantz

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board - Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation

Michael P. Morris

Chief Executive Officer - Topcoder

Global Head of Crowdsourcing - Wipro

Sean A. Mullan

Human Capital Strategist Lead, Plant Engineering Global Excellence - 3M

Michelle Murphy

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion and Global Talent Acquisition - Ingersoll Rand

Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Chancellor - California Community Colleges

Julia Pollak

Labor Economist - ZipRecruiter

Barbara R. Snyder

President - Case Western Reserve University

Gerald R. Solomon

Executive Director - Samueli Foundation

Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor - Drexel University

Bill Taylor

Vice President, Outreach and Partnership Development - NAF

Michelle R. Weise

Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies; Chief Innovation Officer - Strada Institute for the Future of Work, Strada Education Network

Eric Westphal

Senior Director, Global Corporate Affairs - Cognizant

Click here to view 2018 speakers.