Over 250 thought provoking, celebrated leaders have congregated at S.H.E. with 1 goal: to inspire women to RISE in their leadership and LIFT other women.

“For women to stand up for themselves, then it’s not a one way conversation. Men must participate.” – Nigel Barker

“It’s in everyone’s interest for women to be at the table.” – Ambassador Samantha Power

“I believe I am my greatest resource, but I am not afraid to ask for help.” – Marlo Thomas

Meet Our Speakers

Samantha Power

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Deepak Chopra

Internist/Endocrinologist, New York Times Bestselling Author & Founder, The Chopra Foundation

Reshma Saujani

Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code

Soledad O’Brien

CEO, Starfish Media Group

Geena Rocero

Model & Founder, Gender Proud

Catherine Malandrino

Fashion Designer, Catherine Malandrino

Sallie Krawcheck

Business Leader, Ellevate

Nigel Barker

Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Ali Brown

Entrepreneur Mentor, Ali International

Marlo Thomas

Actress, Producer & Activist

Lauren Bush Lauren

CEO & Co-Founder, FEED Projects

Mariane Pearl

Award-Winning Journalist & Author of A Mighty Heart

Jimmie Briggs

Journalist & Activist

Kelly Rutherford

Actress & Women's Advocate

Shiza Shahid

Co-founder Malala Fund

Gretchen Rubin

Author, The Happiness Project

Dr. Jen Welter

First Female Coach in the NFL

Patricia Velasquez

Model, Actress, Author

Meighan Stone

President, Malala Fund

Claudia Chan

Women's Empowerment Leader & SHE Summit Founder

Geraldine Moriba

EP of Programing Development, CNN

Esther Perel

Author, Mating in Captivity

Gary Barker

International Director, Promundo

Melissa Ben-Ishay

President and Chief Product Officer, Baked by Melissa

Carrie Hammer


Ilze Melngailis

Senior Director, Global Partnerships, United Nations Foundation

Gail Cohen

Chair & General Trust Counsel, Fiduciary Trust

Deepa Purushothaman

National Managing Director, WIN at Deloitte

Evy Poumpouras

Former Secret Service

Gina Reiss-Wilchins

CEO, ZanaAfrica Foundation

Danielle Yacobovsky

Co-Founder, BaubleBar

Christen Brandt

Co-founder & Director of International Ops, She's The First

Linda Kay Klein

Director, Echoing Green

Krystal Ball

Former Host, MSNBC's The Cycle

Kelly Parisi

Head of Communications & Marketing, Lean In

Kelly Hoey

Co Founder, Women Innovate Mobile

Karyn Twaronite

Partner & Executive Committee Member, Ernst & Young LLP

Zeenat Rahman

Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues and Director of the Office of Global Youth Issues, Secretary Kerry

Tracy Day

Co-Founder, World Science Festival

Tiffany Denee Jones

Founder & CEO, PinkChoseMe

Stephanie Schriock

President, Emily's List

Soraya Darabi

Co-Founder, Zady.com

Simona De Silvestro

Formula E Driver, Andretti Autosport

Simon Isaacs

Founder & CEO, GATHER and Co-Founder, Fatherly

Simon Doonan

Creative Ambassador, Barneys NY

Shilpa Shah

Co-Founder & CXO, Cuyana

Sandra Fluke

Lawyer & Women's Rights Activist

Olivia Morgan

Vice President, Communications & Strategic Programs, Common Sense Media

Musimbi Kanyoro

President & CEO, Global Fund Women

Monica Mehta

Investor & Author, Entrepreneurial Instinct

Miriam Arond

Brand Strategy Consultant & President, Miriam Arond Consulting, LLC.

Jessica Herrin

Founder and CEO, Stella & Dot Family Brands

Noa Meyer

Managing Director and Global Head of 10,000 Women, Goldman Sachs

Harvey Karp, M.D., FAAP

President, The Happiest Baby, Inc.

Susan Lyne

President, Built By Girls Fund

Lesley Jane Seymour

Editor-in-Chief, MORE, Executive Director, Meredith Corporation Beauty Center of Excellence

Lisa Gersh


Joyce Chang

Editor-in-Chief, SELF

Aliza Licht

Founder & President LEAVE YOUR MARK LLC/ Author of LEAVE YOUR MARK

Julie Smolyansky

President & CEO, Lifeway Foods

Fran Hauser

Partner, Rothenberg Ventures

Rebecca Foon

Co-founder and Co-owner, Modo Yoga NYC

Michael Kimmel

Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University

Jimmy Lee

Executive Director, Restore NYC

Puja Rios

Chairwoman, CareerbuildHER

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Author, Ashley’s War and Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Theresa Laurico

Mediapreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker & Founder, SociaLIGHT

Manisha Thakor

Director of Wealth Strategies for Women at Buckingham & The BAM Alliance

Danielle Duboise

Co-founder, Sakara Life

Elizabeth Plank

Senior Editor at Mic, Host of Flip The Script, & Correspondent for MSNBC Shift's Krystal Clear

Asha Curran

Director, Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92nd Street Y

Samantha Skey

Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, SheKnows Media

Alisa Vitti

Founder & CEO, FLOLiving.com

Susan McPherson

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies

Jennifer Wright-Laracy

Co-founder, GreenBox

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

Co-founder & CEO, Her Campus Media

Caryl Stern

President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Kathryn Minshew

Founder and CEO, TheMuse.com

Margaret O. White

Marketing & Global Partnerships Director, SHE GLOBL MEDIA INC.

Tonya Lewis Lee

author, award-winning producer and Chief Creator of ToniK Productions

Erin Vilardi

Founder and Director, VoteRunLead

Agapi Stassinopoulos

Author, Unbinding the Heart

Carol Casazza Herman

Global Sustainability Strategies Leader

Dr. Vanessa Neumann

President & CEO, Asymmetrica

Katie Ford


Terri McCullough

Director, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

Rebecca Parekh

Founder and CEO, White Radish, LLC

Shelley Simmons

Vice President, Aveda Global Communications

Dayle Haddon

CEO & Founder, WomenOne / Author

Kristin Miglore

Executive Director, Food52.com

Taina Bien-Aimé

Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)