Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, CDC Small Business Finance
Allison Kelly is senior vice president of strategy and innovation at one of the leading small business lenders in the nation.
At CDC Small Business Finance, Kelly works tirelessly to bring small-business lending to the next level by forging creative, new partnerships with both established and up-and-coming financial firms. With a specific focus of closing the capital gap between the formal financial markets and community lending, Kelly is dedicated to creating parity in access to capital for all. Over the last 40 years, the award-winning organization has provided more than $13 billion in funding to entrepreneurs in all fields, from tech to hospitality.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, SEED
Ara’s breastfeeding experience led her to the microbiome and inspired a personal mission to explore the importance of microbes and how they can impact the health of our bodies, our children and our planet. A serial entrepreneur, Ara previously Co-Founded and served as CMO of Spring, mobile commerce marketplace. Ara was also on the Founding Team of social commerce company, BeachMint, where she launched six direct-to-consumer, influencer subscription brands.
Home & Design Editor
Arianne Nardo has been a design editor, journalist and industry insider for nearly two decades. She is the former editor-in-chief of luxury interior design magazine Interiors, and served as the executive editor of Robb Report Home & Style magazine.
She has contributed stories (and adjectives) to Editor at Large, and was named editor-in-chief of the brand’s quarterly print publication, The Business of Home, developing the title's business, strategy and features content. She regularly appears as a host on EditorTV, is a frequent panel moderator, and has an eternal weakness for gorgeous product design.
Vice Chairman, Global Fine Arts Division New York, Sotheby’s
Brooke Lampley is Vice Chairman of the Fine Art Division, Sotheby’s. She works with top collectors of 20th Century art globally. Prior to joining Sotheby’s in January 2018, Ms. Lampley served as Head of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department for Christie’s Americas—a role she assumed in 2012 after working as a Specialist in the department since 2005. Ms. Lampley was responsible for driving the team’s overall strategy in both auction and private sales, managing auction sales in excess of $1 billion annually, and leading a team of specialists devoted to business-getting on a global basis...
Cheyenne Westphal joined Phillips as Chairman in March 2017. She is one of the most experienced contemporary art professionals in the market today.
Cheyenne oversees all aspects of Phillips and works closely with Edward Dolman, CEO. In alignment with Phillips’ global leadership team and specialist departments, Cheyenne plays an integral role in building the company’s brand with the goal of significantly increasing Phillips’ market share in 20th century & contemporary art...
Chief Executive Officer of the James Beard Foundation (JBF)
Clare Reichenbach is the chief executive officer of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), the country's preeminent culinary arts organization dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and honoring chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. In her role as CEO, Clare works with the JBF staff and board of trustees in directing the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations of the James Beard Foundation.
Chef & Co-Owner, Atelier Crenn
Dominique Crenn, the chef/owner of two Michelin starred Atelier Crenn of San Francisco, focuses on cuisine as a craft and the community as an inspiration.
Crenn’s parents had a strong influence on her interest and love for the culinary arts- she began her formal culinary training when she moved to San Francisco in 1988 to work at Stars, under luminaries Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz. In 2011, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn, a deeply personal project, where her heritage and ode to “poetic culinaria” is embodied through the whimsical creations she shares with her guests...
Chef Elizabeth Falkner is a world recognized, award winning chef and continues to be a leader and pioneer in the culinary arts. Falkner worked her way up in restaurants and then owned restaurants in San Francisco, California for over twenty years before moving to New York in 2012. She and has been a James Beard Foundation Award nominee (2005) and relentlessly continues to cook for many charity events and Food and Wine Festivals all over the world...
HOLLIE BONNEVILLE BARDEN
Creative Director, John Hardy
Hollie Bonneville Barden joined John Hardy as the Creative Director in 2016, and debuted her first collection for the brand in Fall, 2017. Hailed as an industry prodigy, she possesses both an extensive formal training in fine jewelry and an inventive outlook on design. Today, she oversees all John Hardy collections, and leads our team of artisans in Bali. She also serves as a member of our Executive Leadership Team, working with the CEO, Chief Merchant, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer to advance the business and build on our brand's rich heritage...
Contributing Editor, Town & Country; Director of Strategy + Partnerships at ZIIP Beauty
Jamie Rosen is a contributing editor at Town & Country and the Director of Strategy + Partnerships at ZIIP Beauty. She is also a writer and consultant who contributes to ShopBAZAAR, Muse, and T Magazine. The engaging content she creates strongly links beauty with health and wellness at the luxury level. She was the Beauty Director of Town & Country magazine for over seven years, a time in which the 170-year-old title underwent a dramatic transformation...
Owner, Walker Drawas
Jennifer Walker began her career in fashion public relations at AEFFE USA representing Alberta Ferretti in New York City. Walker continued her professional path in the marketing department at Ben Sherman and umbrella brands Evisu Genes and MiH. She later joined renowned public relations firm LaForce and Stevens where she handled full scope service strategies as well as event support for H&M, American Eagle and Milly in addition to multiple special projects and New York Fashion Week shows...
Jill is the editor of Muse by Robb Report, a print and digital forum that engages successful, dynamic women on topics from health and finance to the arts, design, and philanthropy. Jill is also a senior member of Robb Report’s editorial team and serves as Editor, Style and New York Bureau Chief. In this role, she has directed Robb Report’s style and jewelry coverage for nearly 15 years and contributes on various topics including watches, culture and travel...
Director & Producer, A Fine Line
Director and Producer of A Fine Line, Joanna James, has a very personal connection to making this film. She was inspired to share her mother's story of sacrifice and triumph to encourage a new generation of women to pursue their dreams. A Fine Line received the John Schlesinger Award for "Best Documentary by a First-Time Filmmaker" by Vanity Fair's Film Critic Richard Lawson. Joanna is the founder and CEO of Zoel Productions based in Manhattan...
JULIE SMITH-CLEMENTI, IDSA
Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios and CEO, notNeutral
Julie views the multidisciplinary design process as an opportunity to create spaces that both engage and inspire the people who inhabit them. She is at her best when uniting her passions for architecture and interior design to create holistic environments, designing not only the boundaries of a space, but also the graphics, furnishings, and fixtures that make it inviting. Her experience in crafting acclaimed interiors persuaded her that the firm should also design and develop furnishings that complete the story of place and serve the diverse needs its inhabitants...
Artist, Designer, Kelly Lamb Studios
Kelly Lamb is an Artist and Designer whose work spans diverse disciplines. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and art fairs including: Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles, LAXART, Los Angeles; the MOCA store, Los Angeles; The New Museum, NYC; The Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC; R & Company, NYC; The Future Perfect, Los Angeles; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Agnes B., Paris, France; Art Basel, Switzerland/Miami; the Armory Show, NYC; and ALAC, Los Angeles. Lamb has had two solo exhibitions in New York City at Spencer Brownstone and the Newman Popiashvili Gallery...
Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner ™, and First Vice President at UBS
As a Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner ™, and First Vice President at UBS, Kimberly has been fortunate to work with clients for close to two decades solving for this question: What do you want your wealth to do for you, your family/friends, your community and /or the world? Her family of clients include entrepreneurs and venture capitalist who have recently sold a company; newly minted divorcees who get to rebrand the wealth in their name only; and high earning households with growing and moving parts. Kimberly was a founder member of UBS's digital sprint with SigFig and sits on UBS's Sustainable Advisory Council...
LEILA TAGHINIA-MILANI HELLER
President, Leila Heller Gallery
Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller received a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Master’s degree from the Sotheby’s Institute in London as well as a second Master’s degree in Art History and Museum Management from George Washington University. While in Washington DC, she worked at the Hirshhorn Museum until moving to New York to work at the Guggenheim Museum. She has written numerous articles and frequently gives lectures at the Guggenheim, MFA Houston, Brown University, MOCA LA, Sotheby’s, Artnet, various art fairs and other art institutions around the world most prominently in the Middle East...
Chief Creative Officer, Revlon & Founder, Flesh Beauty
Linda Wells is the Founder of Flesh and Chief Creative Officer at Revlon. She is responsible for the look and feel of the Company’s brands in advertising, product innovation, packaging, digital and social presence and point of sale.
Linda is the Founding Editor in Chief of Allure Magazine, allure.com , and the Allure video channel. During her 25 years at Allure, she created the Allure Best of Beauty Awards, the Best of Beauty seal, and the Allure Beauty Box subscription service. She is the author of Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor (Bullfinch Press, 2006)...
Founder & Principal, SFA Art Advisory
One of the leading and internationally recognized art advisors, Lisa Schiff has over a decade of experience building private collections and foundations. As the founder and Principal of SFA Art Advisory, she has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
Lisa is ABD on her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Miami, Florida, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor...
Chief Strategy Officer, Ellevest
Lisa Stone is an entrepreneur and movement-builder with a 20-year track record of creating and launching products and strategies that drive reach and revenue for global brands, media companies, causes and individual voices. Today Lisa is Chief Strategy Officer for Ellevest, a digital investment platform created to close the money gaps for women. Previously Lisa was founding CEO of BlogHer Inc., which she led to 127+MM monthly visitors and $30MM in revenues before exiting via a successful M&A with SheKnows Media/Penske Media...
Investigative Journalist and Bestselling Author
In her 17 years as an investigative journalist, Lisa Sweetingham has covered everything from art theft to Zika outbreaks. Her latest book, Thirst, a collaboration with charity: water founder Scott Harrison, tells Harrison’s inspiring journey from New York nightclub promoter to global humanitarian. Sweetingham has also written books about healthcare and about the Israeli mafia…
CEO and Co-Founder, Global Philanthropy Group
Maggie Neilson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Philanthropy Group, where she leads efforts on domestic and international social issues for some of the world's leading corporations, high profile individuals, and foundations. Global Philanthropy Group has provided philanthropic and political strategy, implementation, and management services to more than 70 clients, including Clinique, Tory Burch, the Eva Longoria Foundation, Gucci, and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign, on topics including education reform, homelessness, microfinance, Latina empowerment, human trafficking, and conflict resolution...
Chief Impact Officer, Maverick
Molly is the current Chief Impact Officer of Maverick, one of the largest music management companies in the world, under Live Nation. She is also a venture partner at 3Rodeo, an early stage fund in Los Angeles.
Prior to Maverick, Molly Co-Founded RYOT, an LA-based media company, acquired in 2016 by HuffPost / AOL. She is an Emmy-winning documentary film producer and was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 list in Media, and in 2016 was one of AdWeek's Young Influentials.
DR. MONA GOHARA
Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Dr. Mona Gohara is an Oberlin-bred feminist, Yale-trained, leading Dove Dermatologist, skin of color expert and Vice President of the Women's Dermatologic Society.
Mona and her husband Kiran, have two boys, Kiran and Jai. Besides mothering and doctoring, Mona spends time educating the public on skin health, skin cancer, skin cancer in brown skin, and sun protection. She has done this through writing, lecturing on the local and national level, and by engaging popular media...
Executive Chef, Gramercy Tavern
Michael Anthony is Executive Chef of Gramercy Tavern. Mike grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Business, French, and Japanese. He embarked on his culinary career under the guidance of Shizuyo Shima in Tokyo, Japan. Mike fell in love with the simple, seasonal Japanese approach to food. Mike moved to France in 1992 and spent five years training and working in several renowned kitchens. Mike returned to the United States, working first in the kitchen of Restaurant Daniel and then as the Chef de Cuisine at March Restaurant...
NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO
CEO, BRAVA Investments
Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO of BRAVA Investments and the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs (Tarcher Perigee, a Penguin Random House imprint). She is committed to delivering returns to investors while making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, Nathalie is a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart...
Vice President, Business Development, Charity Network
Nichol Carlson began her career in the music business, working with and marketing some of the biggest artists in the world before stepping into the world of philanthropy.
Starting her journey at Columbia Records, she worked her way up to Vice President of Marketing and Artist Development at SonyBMG Music, running a department of five people out of the New York headquarters. She was able marry her knack for producing with managing talent and working with brands, and created strategic partnerships between the label’s artist roster and companies like Starbucks, Vans, Vanity Fair, DirecTV and Apple. She orchestrated "one of a kind" live events for television tapings, fan events, exclusive artist showcases, and SonyBMG Music global presentations...
Celebrity Makeup Artist
Nick Barose was born and raised in Thailand where his fascination with makeup was instilled in him from very early on. Growing up with two sisters and all female cousins, having an interest in beauty was only natural. Barose recalls as a young boy, he and his sisters going through their mother’s closet, playing dress up with 60’s dresses, hair pieces and Mary Quant makeup crayons...
Founder & CEO, Fashionkind
Nina’s background is in developing innovative opportunities for positive impact. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she launched an on-campus extension of a humanitarian fashion brand that built schools in sub-Saharan Africa using the profits generated from the sale of branded apparel and accessories. After graduating from Penn, Nina initiated, built and successfully launched the impact investing program at a national investment and wealth management firm. This enabled clients to construct 100 percent impact-aligned fully diversified portfolios without sacrificing returns. These experiences highlighted the opportunity to align social and environment impact with luxury consumption...
Founder & CEO, AiiM Partners
Shally Shanker, CFA, has over 20 years of investment management experience structuring and stewarding global portfolios of debt and equity instruments.
Shally has been involved with the boards of 16 portfolio investments. She is actively engaged in supporting emerging solutions ranging from using data for advocacy to using technology to scale innovations. She is a mentor to many women entrepreneurs as over half of her portfolio has been comprised of women entrepreneurs and founders...
President, JetSuite, Inc.
Stephanie Chung brings 30 years of experience to the role of President of JetSuite, Inc., where she oversees all aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services. She is the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company...
Stephanie Mark is the Co-Founder and Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for Coveteur, the leading destination for a luxurious, behind-the-‐scenes look at all things fashion, lifestyle and culture. She uses her innate sense of style to help drive creative direction for the company’s partnerships and collaborations, and her serious street cred in the fashion industry has led to explosive growth for the brand....
Founder & Managing Partner, The 22 Fund and Founder of We Are Enough (WAE)
Tracy is the Founder & Managing Partner of The 22 Fund, an impact, growth venture capital firm with a job creation mission and investment strategy to increase the export capacity of Southern California manufacturing companies, targeting women- and minority-owned businesses. She is also an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and chairs LACI’s Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. In addition, Tracy is the founder of the non-profit We Are Enough (WAE)...
Vice President, Operations & Programs, Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)
Whitney Showler is Vice President Operations and Programs at Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Inspired by a vision of the Entertainment community coming together to make a greater impact to help people in need, Whitney leading the creation of a more robust disaster relief framework for the Entertainment Industry.
Prior to joining EIF, Whitney was the Chief Operating Officer of the non-profit organization founded by two-time Grammy winning/multiplatinum rock band Linkin Park...