The Speaker You're Meant to Be: Let's Chat About Your Speaking Dreams and How to Bring Them to Life Michelle Barry Franco is founder of Speak So It Matters & The Speaker You're Meant to Be, an intimate group speaking program that helps those with a powerful message finally make the impact they’re meant to make. Her clients are award-winning founders, TEDx speakers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who share their life-changing stories and expertise from stages of every size and kind. Truly transformational speaking is about so much more than crafting and delivering a great talk - it's about becoming the person who can deliver that talk before you ever set foot on the stage. Michelle is grateful to support those who feel the deep call to serve through speaking.
The Biology of Bias and Belonging Janet Crawford is CEO of Cascadance, Inc., a SF Bay Area firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. With clients spanning the who’s who of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, she helps companies uncover and address the hidden biological roots of inequity. An author, professor, international speaker (including TEDx) and consultant, Janet has been featured in print, radio, and television. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Stanford.
Self-Care and Self-Compassion for Leaders Anna is the Co-Founder and CGO of Leading Through Connection, which trains leaders and supports organizations to bring mindfulness and ompassion into leadership. Previously, she worked for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Carnegie Foundation helping healthcare and education leaders improve outcomes for the people they serve. At LTC, Anna draws from these experiences to help leaders embrace humility, curiosity, and nurture deep respect and care for employees and customers. Anna grew up moving around the Middle East, Europe, and U.S. and holds a BA in public health from Cornell University and an MBA/MPP from Duke University.
Community Building for Entrepreneurs Hayley Leibson is an empathetic technologist and inclusion advocate with an entrepreneurial drive aspiring to make an impact and pursue interesting work that matters. She is the founder of Lady in Tech, an award-winning technology and lifestyle media company for next-generation female tech leaders and entrepreneurs. She writes a column for Forbes that inspires, motivates and moves millennial women to enter the tech industry and build impactful products at scale to improve the world. She is the co-founder of Female Founders Community, the largest online community of female founders. Hayley is featured in BBC World Service, ABC, Watch Her Work, BBC 100 Women and OZY.