Agents of change

Fall Season 2022

Leaders from different realms of life and industries that have combined their
passion and purpose to define to be the change in the world they wish to see.


KEYNOTE DR. ROBIN GANZERT: President & CEO of American Humane

Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., serves as president and CEO of American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the first to serve animals, whenever and wherever they are in need of rescue, shelter or protection. Dr. Ganzert is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, CHIEF and the International Women's Forum and is also the recipient of several prestigious executive-level honors, including the “Global CEO Excellence Award,” BRAVA’s Award for Top Female CEOs, the “Eagle Rare Life” Award and has been awarded the prestigious “Gorilla Prize” by world-renowned zoological organization Loro Parque. She served as executive producer of the full-length documentary, Escape from Extinction and is a published author of Animal Stars, Mission Metamorphosis and The Humane Table.


Dominique Side is The Luxury Vegan, the world’s leading authority in luxury ethical living. As the co-founder of the 7-figure entrepreneurial multiplex Vgn Bae, her mission is to inspire and support other change-makers and influencers to transition to a compassionate-based vegan lifestyle, without compromising on their luxury quality of life.


KEYNOTE AIMÉE DAVIS: Founder & CEO of Braven

Aimée is the founder and CEO of Braven which works to ensure underrepresented college students develop the skills, confidence, experiences and networks to get strong first jobs after graduation. She held various senior leadership roles, including leading the organization’s groundbreaking work around its human capital and diversity efforts. Earlier in her career, Aimée taught sixth grade, led the Breakthrough/Summerbridge New Orleans site, and worked for the national organization. She is a recipient of The 1954 Project’s 2021 Luminary Awards, a 2020 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow, Pahara-Aspen fellow, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a Braddock Scholar, a Draper Richards Foundation Entrepreneur, and a Camelback Ventures Fellow.


Melody is a therapist turned Executive Coach & Leadership Coach for smart, sensitive high-achievers and the author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work.


KEYNOTE ROBERT CIALDINI: President & CEO of Influence at Work

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career conducting scientific research on what leads people to say “Yes” to requests. The results of his research, his ensuing articles, and New York Times bestselling books have earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected scientist and engaging storyteller. His books, including Influence and Pre-Suasion, have sold more than 7-million copies in 44 different languages. Dr. Cialdini is known globally as the foundational expert in the science of influence and how to apply it ethically in business. His Seven Principles of Persuasion have become a cornerstone for any organization serious about effectively increasing their influence.

MASTERCLASS BRENDEN KUMARASAMY: Founder & President of MasterTalk

Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world.