THOUGHT LEADERS

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CAROLE ROBIN

Founder of Leaders in Tech

MEI-LAN MAURITS

Sound Oracle & Intuitive Guide

SONDRA HARMON

Author, Transformational Teacher, Meditation Instructor

NITA GANPATHI

Transformational Coach

ASHLEY MCDANIEL

Executive Director at Estee Lauder Companies + Formerly at Coach

MAURO GUILLEN

Dean of Cambridge Business School

ANIA SMITH

CEO of TaskRabbit

DR. ANJALI BHAGRA

Medical Director, Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion of Mayo Clinic

KIRSTINE STEWART

Head of Media at World Economic Forum

SHARON HOFFMAN

Executive Producer of Tonal, Jimmy Kimmel, CBS

BEATA KIRR

Co-head of Investment Strategies at AB Bernstein

CARRIE COLLINS

Wellness Leader & Speaker

TREVOR MCGREGOR

Master Platinum Coach

DR. RADHIKA KAPOOR

Author of “A Gift To Self Understanding The Human Nature”

MEGAN CROKOS

Senior Vice President at Bath & Body Works + Formerly at Estee Lauder, MAC, etc.

DAVE ASPREY

Founder & Chairman, Bulletproof

EMILY VAVRA

Wellness Leader & Speaker

BRUCE LIPTON

Author of “The Biology of Belief”

TABRE HESS

Real Estate Advisor & The Voice of San Francisco on ADTV

KIMBERLY DAVIS

Managing Director at AB Bernstein

VARUN BADHWAR

Executive at Palo Alto Networks & Former CEO, Co-founder of Redlock & Ciphercloud

HEMALI VYAS

Co-founder and a board member of UTAM Innovations, Optzz Chain & Allogistx International

JIM POOLE

CEO of Solace Lifesciences Inc.

JAKE HAVRON

Health & Performance Coach for Traveling Entrepreneurs

DR. NICK DELGADO

Anti-Aging Expert & American Public Speaker

DOM FARNAN

Founder of Dotconnect

JOHN GRAY

Author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”

CARRIE WEAVER

CEO of Silver Branch Consulting, LLC

VERONICA GOLD

Co-founder of Polaris Insight Center, providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

KANIKA CHADDA-GUPTA

TV Anchor + Entrepreneur + Host of That’s Total Mom Sense Podcast

LINDSAY BAILEY

CEO of FitPros

LARA RICHARDSON

CMO of Crown Media (Hallmark)

MYRTLE POTTER

Global Healthcare Innovator and the CEO for Sumitovant Biopharma

JENNIFER ADRIO

CEO of Cali Red Cross

BURGES KARKARIA

CMO of Censia + Founder of Robocuisine + Former CTO of Intel

TARA THOMPSON POPERNIK

Director of Research at AB Bernstein

SHAZIA SIDDIQI

CEO of “Let’s Art About It”

REMI COHEN

CEO of Domaine Carneros Winery

DR. CATHLEEN GERENGER

Excellence Leadership Roles, Training Healthcare Providers in the Integrative Medical Arena

SERENA MALKANI

Sound Therapist & Eastern Medicine Practitioner

CATHERINE SADLER

Former Global CMO of Coach, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor

NANCY MICHAEL

Chief Product Officer at The Climate Board

DR. VIVEK BANSAL

Honorary Awards for Exceptional Humanitarian Efforts, International Clinical Work & Medical Research

DR. ROBIN GANZERT

CEO of American Humane

AIMÉE DAVIS

Founder & CEO of Braven

CAROLE ROBIN

Carole Robin, Ph.D. who taught the legendary Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership, Director of Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program, and Director of the Stanford Interpersonal Dynamics Programs for High Performing Executives (Executive Program) before co-founding Leaders in Tech (https://leadersintech.org) which brings the principles and process of "Touchy Feely" to start-up executives in Silicon Valley. She won the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest award granted to a Professor by the students, and the Silver Apple Award, the highest award presented to a Professor by the Alumni Office. Prior to coming to Stanford, she had careers as an executive in sales and marketing management for the world's largest industrial automation company where she was the first woman hired into the non-clerical job and was a partner in an international consulting firm. Her past clients include Starbucks, Genentech, Facebook, LinkedIn, Stanford Medical Center, Columbia School of Journalism, Southwest Independent School District, YPO, Intermountain Health, Telstra, Lean In, BHP, Bloomberg Beta, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Signet Jewelers, Ak Bars Bank (Russia), Telstar and BHP (Australia), Alfa (Mexico/International), Five9, Finix, Rotten Tomatoes, Cruise and dozens of start-ups.  She is the co-author of Penguin Random Houses Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. She was raised in Mexico City, speaks fluent Spanish, has been a board member for several nonprofits, and lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband of 36 years. They have two grown children and a 7-month old grandchild.

MEI-LAN MAURITS

Mei-lan Maurits -- Sound Oracle, Intuitive Guide, and clear, open channel of the Divine. It is her soul’s purpose to be a conduit for light, love, and Divine presence. Through her sound healings, guided meditations, and courses, she bring frequencies of Divine love and peace to assist in the healing of humanity and Mother Earth. These sounds and tones carry the vibration of timeless wisdom, and the frequencies span from the ancient to the angelic. Her sacred work is bridging these higher frequencies into our physical realm so that we remember the wisdom and essence of our soul. This is how we bring heaven to earth. She devoted and dedicated to bringing these transmissions to our beloved planet during this time of great awakening. At the core of all us is peace. Oftentimes, this peace is wrapped in layers of fear, doubt, and hurt. Through connecting to Source love and channeling sounds of healing, I support people in this remembrance of who they are on a soul level -- pure love. This shifts their vibration to peace, joy, love, and abundance, which is their most sacred truth.

SONDRA HARMON

Sondra Harmon has the basic belief that we can stay in love - in love with our partner, with our work, with our lives and with ourselves. 

 

Prior to realizing this, was a journey from being a C-level executive in a variety of technology companies to co-founding an internationally-recognized non-profit.

 

She describes this as "I felt broken in relationships. The harder I tried to change things, the worse it got.  I felt like I was walking on eggshells, never sure the next thing that would trigger a blow up. I secretly cried myself to sleep so many nights. It had to be a secret.  I was so competent in so many other areas of my life, the companies I managed, the non-profit I ran.  I felt ashamed that this one part of my life sucked. I should be able to figure it out, have the perfect life, be the perfect partner, the perfect wife.  Finally I decided. I decided I could not live the rest of my life that way. And that is where it all started."

 

After that decision she began a quest.  This led her to India learning from and being transformed by the spiritual sage, Preethaji.  Then it was embarking on a 2 1/2 program researching and teaching under the mentorship of relationship expert Alison Armstrong.  

 

Now she devotes her time helping others transform their relationships.  For her, transformation is different from fixing or improving something.  It isn't about a list of tips and tricks or the 10 steps to take.  It is about a fundamental shift.  It is about finding the individual path for each person to live a life of joy-filled relationships. 


nidhi ganpathi

Nivedita Panda Ganapathi is a personal coach, spiritual seeker & teacher. She is eminently qualified with a Masters Degree in Law from Harvard University and a Masters in High Tech Law from Santa Clara University following which she was licensed to practice Law In New York, California, and India. She gave up a lucrative Law Practice to follow her calling to become a Motivational Speaker and Personal Coach. Nivedita draws upon her experience in a wide range of Healing Modalities, Sacred Mysteries and Spiritual Truths to empower people by expanding their awareness. She is passionate about learning the symbolism behind Ancient Hindu Mythology & Vedic Rituals, and teaching it’s relevance in the modern context.

As a self awareness coach, Nivedita has transformed many lives by educating and inspiring people on how to jumpstart their personal transformation and live a purposeful life.  She is committed to helping people deepen their sense of self esteem and personal growth using powerful transformational tools. Nivedita has presented many mindfulness practices at major universities like Stanford, University of California Santa Cruz, and conscious leadership programs at corporates like Oracle, LinkedIn, etc. Nivedita is also a passionate artist. She has held several solo and group art exhibitions donating 100% of the sale from her artworks to several charities in the US and India.

ASHLEY MCDANIEL

Ashley is currently an Executive Director at The Estée Lauder Companies. Prior to that she spent her career in various Visual Merchandising/Store Construction roles at Ralph Lauren and Tapestry Inc. (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman). In addition, she was a member of the New York Junior League for over 10 years serving the NYC community and held various leadership roles there. She has lived in New York City for 20 years and recently relocated to North Carolina with her husband and two sons.

MAURO GUILLEN

Mauro F. Guillen is one of the most original thinkers at the Wharton School, where he holds the Zandman Professorship in International Management and teaches in its flagship Advanced Management Program and many other courses for executives, MBAs, and undergraduates. An expert on global market trends, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant. He combines his training as a sociologist at Yale and as a business economist in his native Spain to methodically identify and quantify the most promising opportunities at the intersection of demographic, economic, and technological developments. His online classes in Coursera and edX have attracted over 100,000 participants from around the world. He has won multiple teaching awards from Wharton, where his presentation on the global market trends has become a permanent feature of over fifty executive education programs annually. His research has earned him many distinctions, including Fulgright, Rockefeller, and Guggenheim fellowships, a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, and prizes from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Social Science History Association, and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. He is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association and the Macro Organizational Behavior Society. His research, ep-eds, and commentary have been featured in numerous outlets, from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to The Economist, and the Financial Times. He has appeared on radio and TV shows such as NPR's Marketplace, and Radio Times, CNBC's Mad Money, and Squawk Box, and CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is a seasoned public speaker at conferences, conventions, forums, and corporate events organized by industry associations and Fortune 500 companies. He serves or has served on several advisory groups, the board of directors, and the nonprofit board of trustees. His book on 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything has been  published by St. Martin's in 2020.

ANIA SMITH

A seasoned leader with deep expertise across a variety of multi-sided marketplaces, Ania joined TaskRabbit as CEO in August 2020. Ania has more than 20 years of experience in global business operations and strategic planning in the eCommerce, transportation, travel and retail industries. Prior to joining TaskRabbit, Ania was with Uber, where she led courier operations for Uber Eats. Before this, she spent several years in key roles at Airbnb, developing targets and strategy for North America business operations before leading the growth of host services. Previously, Ania was with Walmart eCommerce, focusing on strategy and partnerships, and with Expedia, concentrating on the brand’s growth into central and eastern Europe. Earlier in her career, Ania held several consulting roles, including Booz-Allen & Hamilton and L.E.K. Consulting. Ania holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. in Strategic Management and Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their three children. Together, they love to travel and enjoy hiking, rafting and biking.

DR. ANJALI BHAGRA

Dr. Bhagra’s Research Interests Include Point-Of-Care Technologies And Their Complementary Role In Graduate And Postgraduate Medical Training And Clinical Applications Of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound By Nontraditional Users At The Bed Side. Dr. Bhagra’s Current Research Program Focuses On Stress And Resilience From Multiple Points Of View: Enhancing Resilience, Decreasing Stress And Anxiety, Healthy Aging Through Optimism And Happiness, Leadership And Resilience, Work-Life Balance, Sex Differences, And Stress Reduction In Women, Health Care Professionals And Trainees. Dr. Bhagra Focuses On Enhancing Understanding Of Sex-Specific Differences In Stress, Resiliency And Burnout. She Is A Associate Professor Of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine. Dr. Bhagra’s Research Goal Is To Understand And Devise A Feasible Training And Practice Model To Employ Point-Of-Care Imaging In Providing State-Of-The-Art, Timely And Accurate Clinical Care By Health Care Providers Across All Specialty Areas. Through Dr. Bhagra’s Stress And Resilience Research, She Ultimately Hopes To Develop Better Tools To Help Mitigate Effects Of Stress On Overall Health And Wellness.

KRISTINE STEWART

Kirstine has spent a ground-breaking career working globally at the intersection of media and technology. As VP North America Media at Twitter in New York, Kirstine led teams across the US driving partnerships in News, Entertainment, Government and Sports. Before moving to Twitter, Kirstine was the Head of Canada’s national broadcaster the CBC, responsible for Television, Radio and Digital. 

Over her career, Kirstine held a series of executive positions in Canada and the US focused on the global and regional expansion of US brands including HGTV and Food Network and managing programming of 37 international channels for Hallmark Entertainment. Prior to her current role at WEF as Head of the Future of Media, where she works with the CEOs and Chairs of member companies such as Bytedance, Tencent, NBCU and Google, Kirstine held C-suite and advisory positions at successful tech startups. She has served on a number of public, private and nonprofit boards and currently sits as a founding member of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. Kirstine is the author of the bestselling leadership book “Our Turn”.

SHARON HOFFMAN

Sharon Hoffman is currently the Executive Producer for Tonal, overseeing the fitness tech company’s new creative content production team. She has served as executive producer and show runner for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment Tonight, and the Saturday and Sunday editions of the CBS Evening News and weekend live special events coverage. Hoffman has also held senior production roles at ABC News, NBC News, and NPR, and her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including seven Emmys (16 nominations), four DuPont silver batons, and a Peabody. She has two sons and lives in Los Angeles.

BEATA KIRR

Beata D. Kirr is Co-head of Investment Strategies and a NationalManaging Director in the Chicago office of Bernstein. Before beingpromoted to her current role in 2020, she served as head of CoreAsset Strategies.Beata is also a Co-head of Bernstein’s Private Client InvestmentPolicy Group, the decision-making body for the private client business. The PCIPG overseesstrategic asset allocation for our high-net-worth, nonprofit and family office clients.Before joining the firm in 2007, she was a director at Harris Alternatives, a global fund of hedgefunds, where she advised institutions on the firm’s offerings. Previously, Beata was with GoldmanSachs, where she advised clients in the Equities, M&A and Equity Capital Markets divisions, fromtheir New York, London and Chicago offices. She holds a BS in economics (magna cum laude)from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School ofManagement at Northwestern University.Beata has provided market commentary for the Chicago Tribune, WGN News, NPR and the WallStreet Journal. She is passionate about helping women investors succeed, speaks frequently towomen’s groups nationally, and is the host of “Bernstein Insights” Women & Wealth podcastseries. Beata is on the Board of Women Employed. She is the proud mom of two energetic kids and tries to find time to read great books and travel.

CARRIE COLLINS

Carrie Collins, JD, PhD crafts order from chaos and creates inspired and inventive ways to find time. She is a consummate connector of individuals and ideas, with a keen ability to facilitate conversations and foster mutually beneficial partnerships. In January 2020, Collins founded H.O.W. Highly Organized Woman to teach people how to find time by thinking strategically about productivity, performance, and leadership progression. Offering team training, 1:1 sessions, virtual retreats, and consulting engagements, H.O.W. shares practical and accessible strategies to amplify any tool, system, or process to find time. @how_bossbusy 

As the Highly Organized Woman, Collins has taught thousands of people how to find time with innovative strategies that shift thinking, spur action, and create results. With boundless enthusiasm, she has helped teams at private, public, small, and super-sized organizations show busy who’s boss.

TREVOR MCGREGOR

Are you truly happy and successful, or is there a part of you that feels unfulfilled? It's time to escape mediocrity and start living an extraordinary life.

The single biggest challenge you face as a high-achiever is that your vision is so much bigger than anyone around you. You play at a level at which most people cannot even comprehend, and yet you still haven’t reached your full potential. Trevor is a Master Platinum Coach with over 25,000 hours of coaching experience helping people just like you. He's worked with the world’s super achievers, including Fortune 500 executives, high level real estate investors, millionaires, billionaires, entrepreneurs, world-class athletes and professionals. They all come to him for one reason: life-changing transformation.

Before starting his own coaching practice, he was a Master Platinum Coach with the Anthony Robbins Group, offering elite coaching unlike any other program in the world.

Trevor's mission is to help others in realizing their true power and hidden potential to achieve more success, wealth, freedom and contribution than they ever thought possible.

RADHIKA KAPOOR

Dr Radhika kapoor lives in New Delhi,dentist by profession and is also a entrepreneur with her husband and was part of many exhibitions for textiles in germany and joined her husbands export division .She has travelled to many to learn about textile trade and is keen observer all diverse cultures .It was an amazing learning curve with interactions with my family ,friends ,patients and buyers all over the world to know that we may live in any part of the world but our sensibilities and human nature remains the same . Her book 'A gift to self ‘is about knowing and understanding fifty basic rules of human nature .The most wonderful gift we give ourselves is by discovering self and becoming more of who we already are .By taking care of ourselves and supporting our dreams we live wonderful lives on our terms .

MEGAN CROKOS

Megan is Senior Vice President of Product & Fragrance Development for Bath and Body Works (BBW). In this role, she leads ideation and defines big picture strategies for all personal care & home products; leading the creation of more than 1,000 new skus, with more than $6 billion in annual sales. 

She joined BBW in 2007 as Director of Creative Product Innovations. In 2009, she was promoted to AVP and in 2012, her role expanded adding Creative Fragrance and Innovations to Product Development. In 2013, she was promoted to Vice President and later to Senior Vice President in 2019. Also, in 2019, Megan was given the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Top Talent Award and joined Chief, a private network connecting and supporting women leaders.

DAVE ASPREY

Dave Asprey is the Founder & Chairman, Bulletproof. He is a four-time New York Times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent over $2 million taking control of his biology – pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science, evolution, and revolution. The creator of the Bulletproof Diet and innovator of Bulletproof Coffee, Collagen Protein supplements and many more advances in commercial wellness products, Dave’s mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age. The proof of these advancements is better to sleep, energy, and expanded capacity for all. Be a better partner, parent, provider, and overall human being in every aspect of life. Be Proof. Be Bulletproof. Through the Bulletproof Diet, Dave has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, improved his sleep cycles, and upgraded his brain, ultimately transforming himself into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, a better father, and overall a better human being.

EMILY VAVRA

Emily has turned her passion for business, ALL things health + wellness, mindset development, style and #RealTalk advice into her own brand, ItsEmily. In partnership with her personal team, Emily has built one of the largest Network Marketing Organizations to date - a 9 figure sales organization which has over 145,000 people worldwide. Although you might see the glitz & glam of her now, she started her business while sleeping on a mattress in her friend's house with zero money or experience in network marketing to her name. As they say, “experience is the best teacher” and Emily's experience of almost a decade in the field has allowed her to accelerate other people's success. Emily is an international keynote speaker in arenas packing 12,000+ people, speaking on business coaching, mindset breakthroughs, motivational stories, and more. Her ability to connect with audiences on a variety of topics from simple tips on productivity to the deeper issues regarding self worth is largely due to her authenticity. She is known for her #realtalk and is able to connect with virtually anyone from the single mom of 2 trying to find a way to pay her rent to the multi-millionaire entrepreneur wanting more meaning to his life. Emily is innovative and delivers a clear message with knowledge, experience, style, and just enough edge to captivate anyone who is listening. She’s a true “hard work pays off” story that resonates. She is one of Yahoo's top 10 Entrepreneurs to follow in 2020, she has been featured in FORBES, KTLA news, Fox News, ABC 10, Life+Style Magazine, and MORE! She has also shared the stage with some great names you might recognize: Tony Robbins, Eric Worre, Grant Cardone, Lou Holtz, Brendon Burchard, and many more. Whilst traveling and inspiring thousands in person, she also releases blogs and a weekly newsletter filled with fresh content on finding your vision and building the life you desire. Emily continues to pave the way for others as one of the top network marketing professionals.​

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.,

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co- author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony. For more information visit www.brucelipton.com

TABRE HESS

Tabre’s ‘Why’ In Life Has Always Revolved Around The Impact Of Making The Impossible, Possible For Other People. With A Commitment To Results And Ensuring A Best-In-Class Experience, Tabre Provides Exemplary Service To Buyers, Sellers, And Investors In The Real Estate Space. His Strong Negotiation Skills, Knowledge Of Inventory In The Shifting Markets, And Eye For Detail Have Created A Recipe That Many Magnates And Professional Athletes Have Come To Request. Tabre’s Negotiating Expertise Has Been Displayed Over The Years With Sale Records In Neighborhoods Throughout San Francisco And He Has An Extensive Referral Partnership Encompassing All 50 States So That His Clients’ Needs Are Always Serviced.

On A Topic Related To Real Estate, Tabre Was Selected To Be The Voice Of San Francisco On The Hit TV Show, The American Dream. Tabre Leverages This Media Platform To Spotlight His Sellers’ Homes To Viewers All Around The World. Tabre’s Listings Being Showcased On These Platforms Provide International Exposure, Capturing The Most ‘Eyes’ Possible, And Assurance That Each Home Receives The Most Offers At The Highest Prices. The American Dream Airs On Apple TV, Amazon Fire, CNBC, ABC, And Other Stations.

 

KIMBERLY DAVIS

Kim is a creative person who built a career in finance. As Managing Director, she leads a team that shares core principles of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and empathy. Her team provides initial structural (investment policy statements (IPS), spending policy, and governance) and ongoing (donor engagement and board education) support for not-for-profit institutions to empower organizations to achieve financial sustainability and implement their mission. Kim likes to pay it forward as an angel investor for early-stage, female-founded technology, and consumer brand companies. She is also an active advisor and supporter of numerous charitable organizations. 

In Tara’s current position as Director of Research, Wealth Planning & Analysis, she develops insightful research for private clients around issues of asset allocation, income tax planning, retirement planning, charitable giving and trust and estate planning. Tara earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, graduating cum laude with honors. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and a CFP(R) Certificant.

Beata is a Co-head of Bernstein’s Private Client Investment Policy Group, the decision-making body for the private client business. The PCIPG oversees strategic asset allocation for our high-net-worth, nonprofit and family office clients. Beata is passionate about helping women investors succeed, speaks frequently to women’s groups nationally, and is the host of “Bernstein Insights” Women & Wealth podcast series. She is on the Board of Women Employed and is the proud mom of two energetic kids.

VARUN BADHWAR

Varun Badhwar is a serial entrepreneur and currently the SVP and GM of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, where he brings over 14 years of experience helping organizations address their information security challenges. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was the founder and CEO of RedLock, a leader in cloud threat defense that Palo Alto Networks acquired in October 2018. Varun’s experience included founding a CASB company (CipherCloud) and spending 4 years leading the Force.com security team at Salesforce.com. Prior to salesforce.com, he was a Consultant within the Risk Advisory Services group at KPMG, where he advised Fortune 500 Clients on managing IT security and privacy, operational risks, and alignment with overall business strategy. Varun earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

HEMALI VYAS

Hemali Vyas, an End-to-End solution seeker, is a versatile technology leader with 30+ years of experience across deep-space, aerospace, research, and startup environments with strategic, integrated and multi-disciplinary approach with systems engineering principles. She is an out-of-the-box strategic thinker with business acumen, and in-depth technical experience across various project phases for flight, ground and commercial systems. Hemali has led many technology projects in satellite communications and networking; GPS for cell phones and atmospheric science; telescopes and science instruments;

and software applications for Deep Space Network and web-based software solutions for startups.

Hemali works at NASA/JPL-Caltech, a co founder and a board member of a startup (UTAM Innovations, Optzz Chain, Allogistx International). She graduated from University of Southern California and has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering (Viterbi) and an Executive-MBA (Marshall). Her interests are climate change, wellness and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math).

Jim poole

Chairman, President and CEO of Solace Lifesciences, Inc., maker of NuCalm®

Jim is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the healthcare, biotechnology, dental, market research, and IT industries. Mr. Poole manages the strategic direction and ongoing operations of Solace Lifesciences, Inc., a neuroscience company focused on personalized wellness and performance. In 2015, Solace Lifesciences, the maker of NuCalm, was granted the world’s sole patent for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.”

Mr. Poole has successfully launched global products, managed growth strategies, and effectively optimized business operations for large and small organizations alike.  Prior to joining Solace Lifesciences, Jim co-founded Focused Evolution, a premier global management strategy-consulting firm. As a Managing Partner, he managed mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and growth strategies for venture capital and private equity firms. Under Jim’s leadership, Focused Evolution grew into a multi-million dollar consulting firm, serving a global client portfolio of 49 companies, across a broad range of industries.

Jim serves on the board of directors of several medical device firms around the world. He is a recognized business leader, public speaker, an accomplished author, and has published numerous articles in industry trade journals and lectures all over the world globally on topics including stress, recovery, performance, and business strategy. 

JAKE HAVRON

Jake teaches the three keys to success people need to know to increase their vitality, build their confidence and raise them to their peak performance. He speaks with a simple understanding of how people’s mind & body works and incorporates intelligent thinking that opens doors to making positive changes in their lifestyle.

Whether Jake is working with small business owners, Fortune 500 CEO's, or speakers for Tony Robbins, his goal is to show entrepreneurs how they can obtain and sustain their goals even with a busy and on the go lifestyle.

Dr Nick Delgado

Dr. Nick Delgado is an expert in Lifestyle Medicine and the immune system for over 43 years having trained doctors in blood hematology, lipid metabolism and peak performance. He is a U.S.C and Loma Linda University Graduate, a major contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Clinical Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies as a medical correspondent to 26,000 physicians and scientists for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine A4M.

Dr. Nick Delgado is an expert in Lifestyle Medicine and the immune system for over 43 years having trained doctors in blood hematology, lipid metabolism and peak performance. He is a U.S.C and Loma Linda University Graduate, a major contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Clinical Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies as a medical correspondent to 26,000 physicians and scientists for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine A4M.
Nick Delgado was the personal Health coach for Tony Robbins Mastery University for several years. He is a strength endurance world record holder now in his late 60's guiding ELEVE with elite athletes UFC, NFL and golfers as well as corporate wellness at TRW, Aerospace to increase productivity and the quality of life.

Nick Delgado was the personal Health coach for Tony Robbins Mastery University for several years. He is a strength endurance world record holder now in his late 60's guiding ELEVE with elite athletes UFC, NFL and golfers as well as corporate wellness at TRW, Aerospace to increase productivity and the quality of life.

Dr Delgado employs the 5 key concepts to wellness 1) Detoxify 2) Nutrify-Plant Based 3) Fortify- herbal Hormones, Stem Cells 4) Sleep 5) Mind Certified in NLP, Love, coach

Delgado Protocol for Health has been Awarded several honors including Certificate of Congressional Recognition as Best Health Products, Ed Royce, Member of Congress-40th District. The newest brand to build the immune system and achieve hormonal balance is called DocNutrients.com

Nick Delgado is the author of Simply Healthy Plant Based Cookbook, Mastering Love, Sex and Intimacy, and Acne Be Gone for Good, co-written with Sonia Bansal MD, Board Certified in Dermatology. The iTunes, webinar podcast broadcasts exceed 1.4 million views from Costa Mesa California with host Dr Nick, find him at NickDelgado.com

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DOM FARNAN

As a Leader, Founder and Entrepreneur, Dom has an uncanny ability of uncovering talents’ potential – and that’s why, after extensive personal development at the highest levels with thought leaders like Seth Godin, the women of Chief, and dozens of others, she has launched a professional certification program to help more Talent Advisors find their truest path through understanding their own growth, thereby accessing their fullest potential. Over the past 20 years, Dom has leveraged her passion for humans, her deep understanding of Talent Acquisition and combined the two to develop this strategic process that works wonders. 

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JOHN GRAY

John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 best selling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller. Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus: new relationship skills for our complex modern world. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. John's mission is to help men and women create strong, passionate bonds that last a lifetime. He focuses first on developing self-love, which increases self-esteem and trust. Once this is established, understanding and respecting the differences between you and your partner becomes easier, communication flows, and intimacy flourishes. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness, and romance. Everyone has the power to create fulfilling, passionate, dynamic relationships if they’re willing to show up and do the inner work.

CARRIE WEAVER

Carrie started her career as a Geologist working for the USGS. After studying rocks for a few years, she shifted into the Human Resources profession after answering a calling to help people unlock their full potential. Carrie spent 15 years in corporate HR in a variety of industries and roles where she leveraged her strategic vision for aligning people’s top strengths to achieve organizational outcomes. Carrie is a passionate leader of teams and advocates for creating an engaging workforce. She knows that organizations thrive with quality managers and visionary leadership. 

In 2017, Carrie became a certified coach and launched Silver Branch Consulting. Her coaching and training programs emphasize growth mindset, emotional intelligence, strengths-based leadership, and resilience. Carrie helps her clients unlock their next-level skills and behaviors so they can grow and scale both personally and professionally.

VERONICA GOLD

Resilience and Mental Health.

For our Well-Said Wednesday this week, we are excited to introduce you Veronika Gold, a co-founder of Polaris Insight Center in San Francisco, clinic providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues. She is also a sub-investigator and a co-therapist at San Francisco Insight and Integration Center, site participating in the Phase 3 MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy clinical trial for the treatment of PTSD sponsored by MAPS. As our #180Elevate affiliate, Veronika provides Psychedelic Integration Therapy and serves as a consultant, associate supervisor, trainer, and presenter on Psychedelic Assisted Therapies.

KANIKA CHADDA - GUPTA

Kanika is a TV Anchor, entrepreneur and host of @thatstotalmomsense Podcast. She is a mother of three and knows that it takes a supportive community for mothers to feel empowered to take on daily challenges and truly make an impact in our world.

Lindsay (Bailey) Johnson

As a former corporate Marketing Director, FitPros Founder, Lindsay (Bailey) Johnson has over a decade of experience building events and integrated campaigns, with a focus on retention to drive revenue. Similar to many people in the workforce, Lindsay hit a wall in her career. She was burnt-out from the unhealthy long-hours, eating lunch at her desk, then unconsciously snacking throughout the day. She felt a sense of guilt to step away from the office to workout. As a result, she left the comforts of a steady job, and set out on an unknown journey to find health and happiness.

Lindsay’s personal weight-loss of 45+ pounds ignited her drive to become a nationally certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach in January 2014. Recognizing the importance to connect the body and mind, she traveled to India for a 5-week intensive Yoga Teacher Training. Fascinated by the science of food and exercise to nourish the body, Lindsay strictly trained for 12-weeks with a loss of 11% body-fat and 18 pounds, prior to competing in her first bikini fitness competition in June 2015.

Following her Mother’s footsteps, Lindsay dreamt of owning a successful business. Little did she know her corporate career and more recent fitness passion would collide. Lindsay was referred by a former colleague to teach yoga at their workplace. Word spread, and Lindsay’s teaching gigs became so plentiful that she had to pass along classes to her teacher friends. Struck by a memory of a hodgepodge pedometer challenge at a past job, Lindsay tied it all together to identify a need and business opportunity for holistic fitness and health in the workplace.

Launched in January 2016, FitPros was formed to motivate health and happiness through physical movement and mindful education where people spend the most time – at work! FitPros will step in to support your company retain and recruit high-caliber employees, while positively impacting your bottom line savings through wellness programs at your location.

LARA RICHARDSON

Lara Richardson is Chief Marketing Officer of Crown Media Family Networks, home of three linear networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama; subscription video-on-demand streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now; and publishing division, Hallmark Publishing. Richardson reports to President & CEO, Wonya Lucas, and is based in Los Angeles. In this role, Richardson oversees the Crown Global Brand Group, which encompasses brand and ad sales marketing; brand production and operations; brand creative; and brand design. She spearheads the conceptualization, development, and execution of marketing strategies, tactics, and campaigns aimed at both evolving and differentiating the Crown Media brand and refining the brand identity of each of the company’s individual channels. She is also tasked with leading her team to elevate the consumer experience across all linear and digital platforms. Previously, Richardson served as the group executive vice president of marketing for Discovery and Science Channel, where she was responsible for the global marketing vision across the brands, including all marketing campaigns, strategy, operations, partnerships, and domestic distribution of creative content. Prior to joining Discovery, Richardson was vice-president of creative for TLC. Outside of the office, Richardson is a passionate and dedicated volunteer. She spearheaded and founded Operation Puerto Rico Care Lift, a pop-up relief organization that delivered emergency funds and life-sustaining supplies to thousands of people following 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Richardson worked with the Red Cross in the rescue and relief efforts following the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, as well. Richardson earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Theater Arts from Washington State University.

MYRTLE POTTER

Myrtle Potter is a global healthcare innovator and the CEO for Sumitovant Biopharma, a global biopharmaceutical company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma and is the parent company of five biopharma companies. Potter was appointed Operating Chair of the Roivant Pharma family of companies in 2018 where her leadership in standing up companies and developing and commercializing novel therapeutics helped launch over 15 public and private subsidiaries. Prior to Roivant, she founded Myrtle Potter & Company, a firm that advises public and private life science corporations and boards of directors on corporate strategy and portfolio growth. During Potter’s tenure as President and COO of Genentech the company achieved the largest commercialization phase in its history up to that point earning the title “market-maker” for seven novel therapeutic product launches. Prior to Genentech she was President of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s U.S. Cardiovascular and Metabolic business, overseeing the successful launch of numerous multi-billion-dollar medicines with a team of 3500 staff. Earlier Potter served at Merck Corporation where her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found and launch the company Astra/Merck, Inc. which eventually became AstraZeneca. As a recognized leader in the biopharma industry Potter serves on a number of boards including Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Axsome Therapeutics, Myovant Sciences (Chairwoman), Urovant Sciences, Inc., Axovant Gene Therapies, Ltd. and several privately held companies. Previously Potter served on the boards of Amazon, Express Scripts Holding Co., Rite Aid Corporation and Medco Health Solutions Inc. as well as other public and privately held companies. Potter is a graduate of the University of Chicago and currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Professional Highlights: Potter’s track record of success led to being named three times to FORTUNE magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list. In 2020 she was named to Black Enterprise’s World Changers: 50 Most Impactful Women in Business in The Last 50 Years. She was honored as a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association “Woman of the Year”. Potter was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America by Savoy and has received recognition by BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

JENNIFER ADRIO

The Northern California Coastal Region and Bay Area Chapter welcomed Jennifer Adrio as the Regional Chief Executive Officer in July 2019. She leads a team of more than 5,000 volunteers and approximately 70 employees to provide Red Cross programs and services to more than 10 million residents across five chapters in 15 counties.

Adrio’s non-profit career began with the American Red Cross in Biomedical Services; she then transitioned to the United Way where she served as an Executive Vice President from 2000 to 2013, overseeing more than $75 million in resources, more than $30 million in revenue, 15,000 volunteers and 60 employees. During her United Way tenure, the organization received several national awards for initiatives that increased revenue in planned-giving and major-gift programs.

Since her return to the Red Cross, Adrio’s experience has garnered her multiple deployments and special assignments. She has deployed to six national disasters as an Elected Official Liaison and served as the interim Regional CEO for South Florida. Adrio serves on multiple Red Cross committees and is a proud member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, a community of women leaders who advance the Red Cross mission through a focused investment of time, talent and treasures.

BURGES KARKARIA

Burges is a transformation expert and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in enterprise and consumer technologies. From founding RoboCuisine (an exciting food tech robotics company that’s fully bootstrapped), to CTO for Censia (one of the most innovative AI based HR Tech startups); he has learnt to be a master juggler of work and personal priorities. He advises several startups and has been the CTO of Enterprise for Intel in the past. His greatest joys include being a dad to an adorable newborn baby girl + innovating and launching new products (from concept to market) and transforming human lives.

TARA THOMPSON

Tara joined Bernstein in 2003 as a Private Client Associate,becoming an Investment Planning Analyst in 2004. She assumedmanagement responsibility for the New York Investment PlanningAnalyst team in 2006.In 2008, shewasnamedaVicePresidentandWealthManagementSpecialist,andin2011shebecametheDirectorofResearch.ShewasnamedaSeniorVicePresidentofBernsteinin2015.In her current position, she develops insightful research for private clients around issues of assetallocation, income tax planning, retirement planning, charitable giving and trust and estateplanning.Ms.PopernikearnedaBAinComparativeLiteraturefromDartmouthCollege,graduatingcumlaudewithhonors.Sheis aCharteredFinancialAnalystcharterholderanda CFP(R)Certificant.

Shazia Siddiqi

The Science of Art: Creative Tools to Maximize Your Potential 

This masterclass will provide an overview of how art therapy and expressive art making impact the brain to help facilitate personal and professional wellness and growth. Participants will engage in an exploration of the creative process to relax, renew, and increase resiliency. Supplies needed: one paper and pen (optionally, anything readily available, such as colored markers or crayons)

Shazia Siddiqi, MA, LPC, ATR-BC is the Founder and CEO of Let’s Art About It, LLC (www.letsartaboutit.com), a corporate and community wellness provider that hosts virtual Art Therapy and Expressive Art workshops across the globe. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of helping tens of thousands of people use art to develop fresh perspectives and improve wellbeing. She has a dual Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit where she is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Art Therapy studio methods for MA and MEd students.

REMI COHEN

On the first day of the 2020 harvest, Remi Cohen joined the Domaine Carneros family as CEO, bringing with her a diverse, twenty-year track record of experience in all facets of the fine wine business, from vineyard management and winemaking to sales, marketing, and brand development. Continuing Domaine Carneros’ tradition of visionary female leadership, Cohen is the ideal candidate to take over from illustrious founding winemaker and former CEO Eileen Crane.

The new role brings Cohen’s career full circle, for it’s in Carneros where it all began. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, Cohen was more interested in studying plant biology than medicine, and thus enrolled in the University of California, Davis’ master’s program in viticulture. Before graduating, the chance to taste her first wine vertical of reserve Pinot Noir from the iconic Saintsbury was truly eye-opening and sparked Cohen’s interest in the Carneros AVA.

Cohen brings extensive experience in sustainable winegrowing and business management to the table, most recently spearheading Cliff Lede’s achievement of the Napa Green certification. She is also a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, which makes her adept at providing luxurious and educational hospitality experiences. She served as the President of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association for five years and was previously a Board Member of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association. Cohen was recognized as one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 in 2015 as a tastemaker and influencer in Napa Valley. She resides in Napa and enjoys traveling to wine regions around the world, sampling diverse cultures and cuisines, and loves dance, hiking, yoga and world music.

CATHELEEN GERENGER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / OWNER of RaJeunir Wellness, LLC PRESIDENT / OWNER of Personalized Medical Associates, LLC PRESIDENT / OWNER of Personalized Medical Management, LLC CAPITAL BUSINESS VENTURES with GNP Development, LLC

Dr. Cathleen started her medical journey at a young age. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate program and continued her journey at Life University School of Chiropractic Medicine in Georgia. She received her doctorate at the age of 24, the youngest to receive a doctorate among her peers.

Dr. Cathleen is Chiropractic National Board Certified in Part I, II, III and IV, Physiological Therapeutics and Acupuncture. She also is certified by the Florida Board of Chiropractic and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

By the age of 26, Dr. Cathleen opened her first private practice in Orange City, Florida. After 12 years of private practice she became part of a group practice, SaJune Medical Institute in Orlando, Florida.  In 2015 Dr. Cathleen opened a private boutique style clinic RaJeunir Wellness, located in the Channel District, Tampa, Florida.  With a mission of transforming lives via educating her audience on health and wellness.  She is coined as the “Healthy Living Expert Doctor” among her Followers.

Having the vision of changing the mindset of standard “reactive” medicine to “proactive” medicine, Dr. Cathleen developed a systematic protocol that addresses all aspects of health and wellness. She teaches injury prevention, how to manage stress and anxiety, and how to maintain peak performance. She combines Hormonal Optimization, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Genetic Testing and Regenerative Medicine to achieve maximum results.

Dr. Cathleen she captivates her audience with her charisma and authenticity. She speaks at medical conferences (nationally and internationally), local communities, women’s clubs, leadership groups, financial firms and schools on health and wellness. Her speaking technique is engaging and informative. She provides tools that her audience can implement immediately.

An avid golfer, Dr. Cathleen believes physical fitness is essential to long-term health. Due to her understanding of the biomechanics of the golf swing and how it affects the body’s muscle-skeletal system, she treats professional athletes on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, baseball players and hockey players.

Dr. Cathleen’s private life is dedicated to a healthy living lifestyle. She enjoys spinning, dancing, Zumba, barre fitness, yoga and weight training. Her domestic hobbies include cooking, juicing, and sewing.

Dr. Cathleen lives a colorful life. Her charisma is contagious. She is on the book cover of “Weeping Under This Same Moon” written by Jana Laiz. The book was based on her journey as a young refugee. She was invited to speak at the International Rescue Committee located in New York City. Dr. Cathleen somehow finds time to speak at schools and inspires young adults to be the “designer of their own destination.”

She was also recruited as Publix Supermarket’s Apron model. Publix Supermarket is one of the largest US Regional Grocery Chains, ranked No. 7 on Forbes 2017 List of Largest Private Companies. Her videos are featured in 1,215 retail locations throughout the Unites States.

Besides running her medical practices, Dr. Cathleen is also is involved with real estate development projects. Projects includes a surgery center, holistic addiction center, and a Cube Smart located in Celebration, Florida - a Disney property, Sabal Trace Golf Course located in Sarasota, Florida, Mandalay Bay Resort located in Key Largo, Florida, and a Housing Development located in Seattle, Washington State.

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CATHERINE SADLER

Catherine Sadler has been called a Brand Guru and Change Agent by Women’s Wear Daily, featured in such leading publications as Forbes, WSJ, NYT, Adage, and the Drum. She is renowned for her breakthrough media and lifestyle collaborations and award-winning integrated creative campaigns that drive disruption, action and sales. She is an advisor to both start-ups and multi-billion dollar legacy brands as CEO of her eponymous brand consultancy, SADLER + BRAND. She has been the Executive Director/Fashion Chair of Fashion Digital NY & London and was the prestigious Clio Image Awards’ first-ever juror for Integrated Marketing and Partnerships. She currently mentors through New York Fashion Tech Lab, is passionate about business as a force for good, and has a deep commitment to women’s issues and empowerment.

First and foremost, Catherine is an innovator and brand builder. The branding and creative force behind such iconic fashion and lifestyle brands as Conran’s, Coach, Ann Taylor, and Banana Republic, as well as consultant to numerous others (including Birdies, Allswell, Loft, Modcloth, and Donna Karan’s Urban Zen). She has launched brands that are now multi-billion businesses and navigated mature brands through digital evolution (from Coach to Gap Inc’s Banana Republic as Global CMO where she led a 98 person multi-disciplinary team that developed 360˚ omni-channel global marketing programs for the brand worldwide).

Known for her equal measure of left brain/right brain, Catherine is a one-woman powerhouse, with a deep-rooted passion for building relevancy and customer advocacy through equal parts strategy and creativity.

NANCY MICHAEL

Nancy Michael is Chief Product Officer and a Founding Partner at The Climate Board. She is a seasoned strategy and product leader with over 20 years of success in building businesses and driving growth. In her role at The Climate Board, she conceives and builds technology and research solutions to help businesses address climate change. 

Previously, Nancy served as a strategic innovation leader at Moody’s Analytics, where she held a variety of strategy, product, marketing, and operational roles for multiple lines of business. Before joining Moody’s Analytics, she helped found Capital Performance Group, providing strategic consulting services to financial companies. 

Nancy received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in Strategic Management and Legal Studies. 

DR. ROBIN GANZERT

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 is regularly featured in the nation's leading news and media outlets as an authoritative voice on animal welfare appearing on the TODAY Show, World News Tonight, CNN, Fox Business News, and Fox and Friends. Her perspective has been featured in leading newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. 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. Dr. Ganzert resides in South Florida with her beloved cats and dogs and enjoys spending time with her three wonderful children, Jocelyn, Aidan and Robert.

AIMÉE DAVIS

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 founded Braven based on her deep belief that our next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. Aimée spent the majority of her career at Teach For America. 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. A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, Aimée resides in Chicago with her husband and three children.