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Ann Davidman

Ann Davidman, Marriage & Family Therapist, Parenthood Clarity Mentor, and author, uses mindful decision-making to help women and men make one of the most important choices in their lifetime. Ann believes every person has the right to explore their own truthful answer to the question, Is parenthood for me? This has been her passion for thirty years. Ann offers online clarity courses for women and men.

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Dr. Anuradha Basu

Dr. Anuradha Basu is Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, and Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship at San Jose State University (SJSU). Her research interests include immigrant, minority, and transnational entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurship education. She has advised numerous aspiring entrepreneurs and is Faculty Advisor to the IDEAS Club at SJSU. She earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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Ashley Connell

Ashley Connell, CEO and Founder of Prowess, is one-part fearless entrepreneur, one-part fearless women’s advocate. For the first fifteen years of her career, she was an award-winning tech marketer in both Austin and London. Ashley’s unstoppable drive to have both a career and time for family motivated her to start Prowess. Her commitment to changing the lives of overloaded employers, women seeking rewarding work, and those affected by the gender pay gap, has landed her thought leadership pieces in Forbes, Built in Austin and at SXSW. In her pretty much non-existent spare time she enjoys yoga, spaghetti and meatballs, walks with her bulldog, and cheering on her beloved Longhorns.


Avanish Sahai

Avanish is an India-born, Brazil-raised, US-educated senior technology executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He is head of the global technology partner ecosystem for Google Cloud; has held leadership roles at companies such as Oracle, McKinsey, Salesforce, and ServiceNow and was a C-level executive at venture-backed companies. He is also an angel investor, and serves on the Board of Hubspot (NYSE:HUBS). He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MS in Computer Engineering from Boston University, and a BS in Electronic Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.


Barry Asin

A leading authority on workforce solutions worldwide, Barry Asin is renowned for his expertise on staffing and contingent labor. President of Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) since 2010, Asin holds overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, operations and growth on a global basis. He has been with the company since 2003, where he previously held the position of Chief Analyst, leading the team responsible for SIA’s award-winning research and content. Asin is the co-author of Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines from Top Performing Staffing Firms and is a frequent speaker at industry events, sharing essential insights on leadership and the challenges, opportunities and rapid transformations around work today. He is quoted in major business and industry publications, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Business, CNBC, Marketplace, USA Today and MarketWatch among others. Prior to joining SIA, Asin spent nearly 12 years as a senior executive at global staffing leader Adecco SA. Before Adecco, he held operations management positions with PepsiCo, and he began his professional career with Andersen Consulting, the predecessor of Accenture. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in engineering from Princeton University.

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Chance Welton

Chance Welton got his work ethic from his father. Raised on a potato farm in Idaho, he learned from an early age that whatever he was going to have in life was going to come from hard work. As Chance grew up, life taught him some hard lessons, and he became determined to provide for himself and those he loves– a life that he could previously only dream of. A self-made entrepreneur he is the owner and CEO of Beachwood Marketing, a 7-figure online marketing platform. He is also the co-founder of the “Modern Millionaires.” The only complete digital business program that has taught hundreds of students how to build a digital business from scratch. He has been written up in publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur for his innovative mindset, determination, and ability to build everything out of nothing. Chance believes his success is rooted in the way he approaches life as well as business. By staying centered, putting the important pieces first, and always waking up before the sunrise.


Curtis Blodgett

Curtis is an entrepreneur, opening up Beach Bee Meadery, a successful family business with his son Jackson in late 2019. He is an experienced global account manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Software Sales, Storage Area Network (SAN), Enterprise Software, Storage, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Enterprise Account Management. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Computer Science from State University of New York College at Potsdam.


David Blake

David has dedicated his life to the mission of changing the way the world learns and helping others evolve their thinking about learning and what it means to get an education. He co-founded Degreed, an education technology company, and has worked passionately and tirelessly to make this vision a reality. David is the Executive Chairman of Degreed and Managing Partner of Future of Work Studios. David is also CEO of Learn In, an upskilling-as-a-service platform helping companies with their large-scale internal upskilling initiatives.


David Callahan

David is the founder and editor of two digital media sites about public affairs: Inside Philanthropy and Blue Tent. He has written extensively on trends in philanthropy, as well as American politics and public policy. David is author, most recently, of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Before launching Inside Philanthropy in 2014 and Blue Tent in 2020, David co-founded Demos, the national think tank, where he held various leadership positions and conducted research on a wide range of issues related to economic and political inequality, as well as writing on moral values, professional ethics and business. In addition to "The Givers," David is the author of seven widely-reviewed books on domestic and international issues, including The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead. He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, including major networks and national NPR shows and published numerous op-ed and feature articles in such places as the New York Times and Washington Post. He has spoken at over 150 universities and associations around the U.S., frequently as a keynote speaker. David is a graduate of Hampshire College and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he studied American politics and international relations. David lives in Santa Monica, California.


David Condra

David graduated from Vanderbilt University as an Electrical Engineer in 1969 and was sent to South Africa by his new employer, Southwire, to start up and run a cable manufacturing company. Returning to Southwire, with his new wife, Estelle from South Africa, David subsequently became vice president. In 1979 he founded Dalcon Computer Systems, subsequently named Amplion, an early pioneer in microcomputer systems and software for healthcare. In 2000 David was the first president of the Nashville Technology Council, and was founder of the Nashville Capital Network.


David Heinemeier Hansson

David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, and co-founder & CTO at Basecamp, the saner, organized way to manage projects and communicate company-wide. He is the best-selling author of It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work and ReWork. David has raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship for the past seven years. He is a frequent podcast guest and family man.


Day Veerlapati

Dayakar “Day” Veerlapati is the President and CEO of S2Tech, an IT services company serving Medicaid programs in 35+ states. Launched in 1997, S2Tech has global headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri, and regional development centers in Jefferson City, Missouri, and Hyderabad, India. S2Tech has a diversified clientele, growing profits, and high employee morale. Moreover, Day created the nonprofit Fortune Fund that has helped 100+ poor children in India earn college degrees and become software engineers, nurses, pharmacists and accountants. The Fund plans to expand to rural Missouri in 2021. Day earned Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology and in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis.


Diane Flynn

DDiane Flynn is Cofounder and CEO of ReBoot Accel, designing work cultures that support and promote women and underrepresented groups. She consults with Fortune 500 companies on diverse and inclusive cultures, and co-authored The Upside, presenting the business case for diverse workplaces and best practices for tapping the potential of women. She facilitates workshops on professional presence and impact, and coaches leaders on maximizing results and finding personal fulfillment. Diane previously served as Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs, a marketing executive at Electronic Arts, and an associate consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. She has spoken on Diversity, Ageism, and the Future of Work at venues including SXSW, Stanford GSB, and the Modern Elder Academy. She earned a BA in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.


Dr. Jonathan Biggane

Dr. Biggane is an Associate Professor in the department of Management at California State University, Fresno. Prior to entering academia, Jonathan worked as a Senior Staffing Consultant at GE Nuclear, a Business Analyst at BHI Energy, and a Legislative Aide at the New York State Senate. He holds a PhD from the University of Memphis, MBA and BS in Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and he is completing a graduate degree at Harvard University's Extension School. Jonathan's research interests include intra-organizational relationships, with particular emphasis on employee well-being.


Dr. Madan Kataria

Dr. Kataria is the founder and President at Laughter Yoga International. Dr. Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’ (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing the profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. He decided to find a way to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people. The result is Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing which allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. Started with just five people in a public park in Mumbai in 1995, it has grown into a worldwide movement of more than 16,000 Laughter Yoga clubs in over 110 countries. Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.


Dr. Shirley Davis

Dr. Shirley Davis is an accomplished corporate executive and an award-winning global workforce expert, with over 30 years of business experience in a variety of senior leadership roles, including her last role of Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion for the Society for Human Resource Management. She’s also a best-selling author, serves on several national boards, and is a popular facilitator for four LinkedIn Learning leadership courses.


Erica Kuhl

Erica has over 18 years of enterprise community expertise. Formerly VP Community at Salesforce, she built everything from scratch from strategy and programs to metrics and ROI. She understands running community programs on any size budget and with any size team, large or small. She’s also seen massive company growth from 176 to 49,000 employees allowing her to adapt strategies and deeply understand challenges at any stage.


Gary Bolles

Global lecturer and writer on the future of work, learning, and the organization. Chair for the Future of Work with Singularity University; partner with, a San Francisco consulting firm catalyzing "initiatives with impact"; and co-founder of, from the insights of What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s enduring career manual.


Gwendolyn Turner

Global Executive with experience driving diversity and social impact initiatives within various industries with revenues ranging from $10B–$50B. Proven experience creating, developing, and leading diversity and external relations functions in North America, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Asia. A corporate leader and business owner with a blended background of diversity strategy, entrepreneurship, and corporate citizenship experience. Helping companies innovate to become mom-friendly for working mothers through inclusive engagement strategies and talent development.


Ivica Jandrijevic

Ivica is a graphic designer from Croatia who accidentally strayed into the world of books fifteen years ago and fell in love with the process of making them. Since then he has worked on more than 800 book titles in varying genres as a typographer, and as a book cover designer. He’s designed covers for everyone from Stephen R. Covey to Paula Hawkins. When he's not creating new fonts or taking award-winning landscape photos, Ivica takes his family hiking.


Jeff Gothelf

Jeff helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Lean UX and the Harvard Business Review Press book, Sense & Respond. Starting off as a software designer, Jeff now works as a coach, consultant and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management and human-centered design. His most recent book, Forever Employable, was published in June 2020.


Jen Sargent

Jen Sargent has been an executive and entrepreneur in digital media for over 20 years. She was the CEO and co-founder of HitFix, a digital media brand focused on helping consumers discover, talk about and experience the movies, TV and pop culture they love. After HitFix was acquired by Uproxx Media Group, she was president for two years. Currently, Jen is the CEO of Wondery, a leading podcast publisher known for immersive audio storytelling with hits such as The Apology Line, Business Wars, Even The Rich and Dr. Death.


Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and high-performance coach who works with leaders to leverage their influence, increase their impact, and accelerate results. She’s also the Chief Excitement Officer of DisruptHR, a global community designed to move the collective thinking forward when it comes to talent in the workplace, and hosts a weekly podcast called Impact Makers, featuring conversations with leaders who are changing the world in small - and big - ways.


Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper is a mother of two boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of Emmy nominated television series, The Valley Girl Show. Draper is a fourth-generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. She stars on SET’s television series Meet the Draper’s currently in its fourth season. Draper was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America.’ Draper has been a contributor to Marie Claire, Mashable, Forbes, and is a regular investor and tech personality on shows including TLC’s Girl Starter, The Katie Couric Show, Fox’s Good Day LA, CNBC’s Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor? and Freeform’s Startup U. She proudly sits on the board of directors of Carbon38, Trust & Will, Preemadonna (creator of the Nailbot), and the non-profit board of Bizworld. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship community.


Julie Sowash

Julie Sowash, Executive Director of Disability Solutions, Co-Host of Crazy and the King podcast and international keynote speaker on greater inclusion for disability in our workplaces and in our world. As a founding member of Disability Solutions, Julie and her team build enterprise-wide strategy, brand, and solutions for local, national, and global companies committed to hiring talent with disabilities. Julie is also the Co-Host of the Crazy and the King Podcast, an honest and irreverent take on today’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging topics. She is an advocate for intentional and thoughtful inclusion and belonging for all people with disabilities. Julie has spent nearly her entire adult life as a person with multiple mental illnesses. She is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in Columbus, Indiana with her wonderful husband, three children and dogs.


Julie Trell

Julie Trell is the Country Lead, Australia, for SheEO. She’s been challenging and inverting norms throughout her career, making waves with her fresh perspective and innovative thinking. When she redesigned a previous job title to ‘Vice President of All Things Fun, Meaningful & Rewarding’ at Salesforce Foundation, it was a powerful reinforcement of her values, which is integral to the workplace culture around her. Julie’s career has centered around building connections between people, programs, and ecosystems.


Khurshed Batliwala

Khurshed is a personal coach, author, TedX speaker, wellbeing expert, teacher of meditation for the Art of Living, and alternative healer. He has been invited to speak at corporate houses ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and at universities in more than 35 countries. He has written two books (with Dinesh Ghodke) Ready, Study, Go! - Smart Ways to Learn, published by Harper Collins which has been translated into Hindi, Tamil and Bulgarian and Happiness Express published by Amazon-Westland. Together, both books have sold over 100,000 copies. As a personal coach, through his Deep Coaching program, he helps individuals to gain clarity and take strategic action towards their dreams and goals. He specializes in creating bespoke interventions that promote mental and emotional wellbeing for individuals and teams.


Kimberly Sneeder

Kim is an experienced and passionate leader with a demonstrated history of working in the recruiting industry serving underrepresented communities. Committed to digitally transforming the industry by providing an effective platform for education and upskilling opportunities. By partnering the best technical education companies with those individuals who want to position themselves for better opportunities, real progress can be made against the current skills gap.


Kip Wright

Kip Wright is President & CEO of Genuent. Wright is a staffing industry veteran instrumental in shifting the landscape of the human capital industry. Known as a passionate leader with an innate ability to drive both growth and organizational efficiencies, Wright is responsible for all facets of executive strategy and leadership for Genuent. In his 26-year career, Wright has served in numerous leadership roles with public and private staffing and workforce solution companies, including Manpower, TAPFIN, COMSYS, and EY. Considered a leader in the field of human capital and workforce fulfillment, Wright is the recipient of numerous awards, and was recently inducted into Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Staffing 100” award Hall of Fame, recognizing the most influential leaders in the staffing industry.


Lauren Deen

Lauren Deen is a multiple Emmy and James Beard award winning television and digital executive producer and director, known for delivering high production value and high volume on budget; finding new talent both in front of and behind the camera; and working with unknown and celebrity talent through her company Cake Productions, and other major corporations. Deen has developed, produced, and directed dozens of series for numerous networks including Martha Stewart, Food Network (developed and sold Next Food Network Star, created and directed the Emmy award-winning Grill It! With Bobby Flay), launched the Cooking Channel (Foodography with Mo Rocca, Emmy-nominated My Grandmother’s Ravioli, Drink Up!), Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin franchise, and helped launch the YouTube Hungry Channel. Deen is also a New York Times bestselling author of Cook Yourself Thin, and Cook Yourself Thin Faster, Kitchen Playdates, and The Meatball Shop. Information can be found on her website.


Lisa Goldenthal

Lisa G. is the best-selling author of The Boss Weight Loss, and creator of the original Skinny Jeans Workout that sold over 100,000 units in Target. Lisa has been featured in Life & Style Magazine, KTLA 5, CBS News, Thrive Global, and Web MD and has 20+ years transforming clients’ lives, including Cheryl Tiegs and Paul Zane Pilzer. Lisa is recognized as an expert VIP lifestyle coach, creating customized nutrition and exercise plans for clients to combat sleep deprivation, stress and unhealthy eating. Lisa gets results for high-impact CEOs, Senior Executives, busy Entrepreneurs and Boss Moms by holding them to the highest level of accountability to get in shape while increasing productivity and energy levels. She inspires clients to go from stuck to unstoppable in all areas of life - wellness, weight loss, business and mindset. Lisa recently launched The WholeCEO Podcast where she sits down with industry leaders in business, wellness, fitness and mindset to discuss their insider secrets to being unstoppable, wrapped around their own personal journeys to dreaming bigger and never giving up…no matter what.


Mara Swan

At ManpowerGroup, Mara had responsibility for global strategy, HR, marketing, risk management, PR, ESG, D,E&I, innovation and thought leadership. She also was responsible for their Right Management business segment. Mara has been a board member of GOJO Industries, a manufacturer of Purell and other hand hygiene products, since 2011. She joined BrightView Inc's board in 2019 and ULINE, North America's largest shipping and business supplies company board in 2020. Following her retirement in March 2020, she started Xceleration LLC, a human capital consulting business where she provides advice and services on human capital strategy, talent, DEI, compensation, workforce productivity and performance issues as well as CEO coaching. In 2015, Mara was named as one of the 15 most influential and prominent women leading HR functions in the United States.


Michael Kreaden

Michael is a passionate startup advisor, with 20+ years of experience in enterprise SaaS. His background in technology evangelism is centered around platforms that have a profound impact on the way we create, manage and share information. His career has revolved around the Macintosh platform (1987-1995), the Internet and early ASPs (1995-2001) and the Salesforce Platform (2002-Present). Michael’s personal mission is to accelerate success for startups targeting the Salesforce ecosystem.


Naeem Zafar

Naeem Zafar has been teaching at the University of California, Berkeley since 2005. He is a Dean’s Teaching Fellow, lecturer and Industry Fellow at the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at Northeastern University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance. Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating solutions in the AgTech space. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship. Information can be found on his website.


Scott Jorgensen

Scott leads a world-class team of ecosystem, content, and program experts who ensure that all AppExchange ISV partners and ISV Sales teams have the knowledge and skills required to play their roles in growing the Salesforce ecosystem. He develops Salesforce’s enablement system to identify and measure enablement needs, produce relevant content and curriculum, and distribute both through programs that reach an audience of internal teams, partner technical and business leaders, architects, marketers and sales teams. As a builder and innovator, Scott has influenced strategic innovation at Salesforce. In 2009, he developed Salesforce's CIO Advisory Board program and served as the meeting chair through 2018. Scott is also a founding member of the Salesforce Ignite Program, a customer innovation program that introduced design thinking to Salesforce customers to create and grow customer-centric business models. He led Ignite for seven years before standing-up the Salesforce Office of Innovation in 2018 by teaming Ignite with the Salesforce Futures Lab and partnering with YPO (Young President's Organization). As a passionate champion of equality and diversity, Scott serves as an advisory board member of Mom Relaunch, a startup, whose mission is to bridge the gap between mothers returning to their careers and the need for skilled talent and diversity in the workforce.


Scott Gordon

As Vice President of Talent Solutions, Scott prides himself on lending his deep Vacotian knowledge to more than 400+ recruiters in all specialties across the globe. He works one-on-one with our local managing partners to implement the most innovative and effective recruiting approach to each specific market. As a leader of leaders, Scott enables managing partners and recruiters to continuously improve and grow as advocates for candidates and as contributing members of the Vaco family. He prides himself on his “24/7, always-on, mountain-moving” brand of service, and believes that making a successful placement is so much more than finding someone a job. The right placement can be life-changing, and that’s a business Scott’s happy to be in.


Stephan Spencer

Stephan Spencer is an SEO expert, serial entrepreneur, Internet luminary and life hacker. He's the founder of interactive agencies Netconcepts and Stephan Spencer and has created a unique pay-for-performance SEO technology. Stephan is author of the acclaimed The Art of SEO, Social eCommerce, and Google Power Search. He's optimized the websites of some of the biggest brands in the world, including Chanel, Volvo, Sony, and Zappos. Stephan hosts two popular podcast shows: Get Yourself Optimized and Marketing Speak, which Apple selected as one of iTunes’ “new & noteworthy” podcasts.


Stu Heinecke

Author/Host/Marketer/WSJ cartoonist Stu was named the “Father of Contact Marketing” by the American Marketing Association, my mission is to provide unfair advantages to help enterprise/SMB/startup sales teams get more C-level meetings with top accounts faster and more effectively using contact marketing principles revealed in my two bestselling books, How to Get a Meeting with Anyone (2016) and Get the Meeting! (2019). Agency/Strategy/Campaign Review/Consulting. Stu is the host of the How to Get a Meeting with Anyone podcast. In this podcast, Heinecke asks a simple question to each of his guests: “When you absolutely must break through to someone of great importance, someone who’s nearly impossible to reach, how do you do it?”


Ted Capshaw

Prior to starting his own company focused on leadership and culture development 11 years ago, Ted served as a Chief Learning Officer at several companies. He also was the Chief Operating Officer of a well known Non Profit Organization in Baltimore. Ted spends the majority of his time coaching individuals and teams in such areas as leadership, communication, personal development, building trust, operating more effectively and efficiently and daring people to live a more integrated, fulfilling, and prosperous life. He is known for his very real and hard hitting insights that he delivers with an unwavering intent to help and promote change. And, simply put in his words... “He cares...a lot.” Ted studied sociology at the University of Minnesota and Human Development in Graduate School at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. He also notes that one of the more impactful learning experiences he has had was being accepted into and completing the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership program in 2011. Ted and his wife, Angel, have two sons, Jaxon and Maxwell, and live in Westminster, MD.


Tim Draper

Timothy Cook Draper, is an American venture capital investor, and founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ),[3] Draper University, Draper Venture Network, Draper Associates[4] and Draper Goren Holm. His most prominent investments include Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring, Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood,, Twitch, Cruise Automation, and Focus Media. Tim has authored When A Venture Capitalist Enters California’s Political Matrix: Innovation Meets The Status Quo, 2018 and How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs, 2017. Awards: WEF's "Entrepreneur for the World, Commonwealth Club's "Distinguished Citizen," Independent Institute's "Toqueville Liberty Award," Forbes' "Midas List. Worth's "100 Most Powerful People in Finance." Top 100 most influential Harvard Alumni. AlwaysON's #1 Networked Venture Capitalist.


Vinita Gupta

In her early career, Vinita worked as an engineer for GTE Lenkurt and later held engineering management positions at Bell Northern Research (now part of Nortel Networks). In May 1985 she founded Digital Link Corporation, a company which engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing, and support of digital wide-area network access products for global networks. The company went public in 1994 and was later renamed as Quick Eagle Networks. Vinita still serves as chairman, chief executive officer and president. Vinita serves as chairman of Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. She also serves on the board of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and Cancer Prevention Institute of California. She is credited with being the first woman of Indian origin to take her company public in the United States.


Wendy Paris

Wendy Paris is the author of Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well (Simon & Schuster, 2016), and the co-author of Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place (Penguin Random House, 2019). She was also the writer on the book Big Kibble: The Hidden Dangers of the Pet Food Industry and How to Do Better by Our Dogs (St. Martin’s Press, 2020). She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Psychology Today and The National Book Review. She also works as a ghostwriter and book coach.