Speakers & Storytellers
MC, Keynote, Activists, Storytellers
President and CEO, AnitaB.org
Brenda Darden Wilkerson is a pioneering thought leader and an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology.
CEO and Founder of insitro
2022 Technical Leadership Abie Award Winner Dr. Daphne Koller is CEO and Founder of insitro, a machine learning-driven drug discovery and development company transforming the way drugs are discovered and delivered to patients. She was the co-founder, co-CEO, and President of online education platform Coursera, the largest platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs), which has reached over 100M learners worldwide. She is also the co-founder of Engageli, an interactive digital learning platform aimed at improving learning outcomes.
Brandeis University Professor of Law, Social Policy & Women's and Gender Studies & Chair of the Hollywood Commission
The youngest of 13 children from a farm in rural Oklahoma, Anita Hill received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980. She began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U. S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, where she taught contracts and commercial law. She has made presentations to hundreds of business, professional, academic and civic organizations in the United States and abroad.
Soccer World Champion, Activist and New York Times’ Best-Selling Author
Two-time World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Megan Rapinoe is a fan favorite and one of the most technical and craftiest players. A vocal leader on and off the pitch, Megan helped lead the U.S. Women's National Soccer team to the 2019 Women’s World Cup Championship scoring some of the biggest goals of the tournament. Megan took home the tournament’s two top honors – the Golden Boot for top scorer, and the Golden Ball for the best player in the tournament. A New York Times’ Best-Selling author, Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and recent Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipient, Megan is an advocate for equality for all and has been able to intersect her passion for humanity and authenticity.
OSD Keynote Speaker
Deputy Assistant to the President & Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies
Ms. Neuberger is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies on the White House’s National Security Council. Previously, she served as the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Director of Cybersecurity, where she led NSA’s cybersecurity mission, including emerging technology areas like quantum-resistant cryptography. Prior to this role, Ms. Neuberger co-led NSA and USCC’s election security effort and led NSA’s intelligence operations, leading an organization of over 20,000 people globally, driving major change initiatives across technology and operations. She also served as NSA’s first Chief Risk Officer building NSA’s enterprise risk management program, Director of NSA’s Commercial Solutions Center, the Department of the Navy’s Deputy Chief Management Officer and a White House Fellow. In 2020, Ms. Neuberger was awarded DoD’s and NSA’s highest civilian awards, the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and NSA’s Distinguished Service Medal. In 2017, Ms. Neuberger was awarded a Presidential Rank Award. Before her Government service, Ms. Neuberger was Senior Vice President of Operations at American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, where she directed technology and operations. Ms. Neuberger is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned an MBA and Masters of International Affairs.
Data Scientist & Engineer, Advocate for Accountability & Transparency in Social Media
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Frances is the daughter of two professors and grew up attending the Iowa caucuses with her parents, instilling a strong sense of pride in democracy and responsibility for civic participation. Frances holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College and an MBA from Harvard. She is a specialist in algorithmic product management, having worked on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, Yelp and Facebook. She was recruited to Facebook to be the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, which dealt with issues related to democracy and misinformation, and later also worked on counter-espionage. During her time at Facebook, Frances became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people's lives at risk. As a last resort and at great personal risk, Frances made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. Frances fundamentally believes that the problems we are facing today with social media are solvable. We can have social media that brings out the best in humanity. Recent News Frances Haugen wants to train lawyers to fight Facebook
Designer, Director & DJ
Vashtie Kola is truly a renaissance woman - New York based Director, Filmmaker, Artist, Designer, Creative Consultant and DJ. She has cultivated the Downtown New York City scene for over a decade as a style icon, but her curatorial outreach and influence spans worldwide.
Singer and Songwriter
Jessica Ellen Cornish, popularly known as Jessie J, is a well-known English singer and songwriter. Known for her unconventional music style, which mixes soul vocals with pop, electropop, and hip-hop, Jessie garnered much fame at a young age. She has also earned several awards and nominations, such as the 2011 ‘Critics' Choice Brit Award' and 'BBC's Sound of 2011.’ Her career began at the early age of eleven, when she was cast in 'Whistle Down the Wind,' a musical by English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Later, she joined the ‘National Youth Music Theater’ and appeared in the theater’s production of ‘The Late Sleepers,' which premiered in 2002. She came into prominence in 2011, with her debut studio album 'Who You Are,' which released on February 28. The album was a huge success, selling 105,000 copies in the UK, and 34,000 copies in the US, within the first week of its release. It also debuted at number two on the ‘UK Albums Chart,’ and at number 11 on the ‘US Billboard 200.’ Jessie is also known for her charity works, and has been involved with charities like 'Children in Need' and 'Comic Relief.'
Hosts of GHC 22
Master of Ceremonies (MC) - 7-Time Emmy-Winning Television and Radio Personality
Jeanne Sparrow is renowned speaker, top consultant and 7-time Emmy-winning television and radio personality. She is also a graduate faculty instructor at Northwestern University. Jeanne’s passion is helping people and organizations find more success by delivering their unique, authentic value through visionary leadership, effective sales and inspiring speaking.
SVP and Head - Marketing and Communications - Aon India
At a professional level, Shreya is SVP Marketing and Communications at Aon India, CSR specialist and an NLP practitioner and Corporate Grooming Consultant. She’s on the advisory boards of five organizations and four NGO’s. That’s just one facet of who she is. This former Corporate Diva and Mrs India Universe 2017 also works in the spaces of Activism, Dance, Theatre, Poetry, Blogging, Sustainability Evangelism, Modelling, Acting. She considers herself an Earth Warrior and is an Event Anchor and Trainer.
Live Desk Correspondent
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader
Michelle Rakshys is Chief of Staff to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team at Amazon, and the former President of the Women@Amazon affinity group. She focuses on using data to make measurable changes to the diversity of the workforce globally, creating an inclusive environment, and investing in the career development of all employees.