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Dominica Rice-Cisneros is a chef, entrepreneur, mother, wife, community activist, and urban gardener who believes that every single person deserves access to high-quality foods. She honed her fine dining skills over the course of her 30+ year career, where she spent six years working closely...

Monique Woodard is a venture capital investor at the intersection of technology and newly powerful consumer groups. She has invested in startup ecosystems across the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Her investments as Venture Partner at 500 Startups (a venture capital firm with +$350M AUM) and...

Cheryl Contee is the CEO of Do Big Things and the CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading non-profits, foundations, and social enterprises design digital ecosystems that create change globally. She is the co-founder of groundbreaking social marketing software Attentive.ly at...

Amanda Booth is an actress, model, and mama based in Los Angeles. She has appeared on network television shows, including "Hot In Cleveland," "Maron," and "Community." Her campaign work includes advertisements for Lancome, Fiat, Hersheys, Target, and Old Navy. Her focus has broadened since becoming...

Rajni Jacques is the Fashion Director of Teen Vogue and Allure. Before joining these Condé Nast titles full-time, she developed a robust consulting portfolio and worked with a variety of brands (Madewell, Nike, Nordstrom, Coach, etc.). With a background in both fashion and writing, Rajni...

Clare Vivier is the founder of Clare V., a handbag and accessories line born and made in Los Angeles and known around the world. After noticing a lack of functional yet stylish laptop cases while working as a journalist for French television, she decided to...

Christy Turlington Burns is a mother, advocate, social entrepreneur, filmmaker, and founder & CEO of the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts. Founded in 2010, Every Mother Counts is aimed at heightening awareness about the global maternal health crisis, engaging thought leaders and partners to...

Returning speaker Jodie Patterson is a mother of five and an active LGBTQI advocate. A beauty industry powerhouse, Jodie is the co-founder of Doobop, an online beauty marketplace named one of the top ten beauty companies for women of color, and the all-natural line of...

Erika Hayasaki is a journalist, author, and associate professor whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, and countless other publications. She is a 2018 Alicia Patterson Fellow, receiving an award for science and environmental reporting, and previously spent 9 years...

Jeni Britton Bauer is an ice cream maker, entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author. A pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, she opened her first scoop shop in 1996, then founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. In 2012, she won a James...