The Speakers

Our speakers will be sharing their experiences, strategies and knowledge. Who are you going to watch?

April Allen


Ellen Bailey

Vice President, Diversity and Culture, Harvard Business Publishing

Elizabeth Berg


Maureen "Mo" Berkner Boyt

Founder & CEO, The Moxie Exchange

Ranya Brooks

Training Solutions Practice Lead, IBIS Consulting Group

John Chen

Chief Executive Officer, Engaging Virtual Meetings

Facie Chiwanza

Head of Client Services, The Nova Collective

Tara Cooper

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consultant, OpenSesame

Nikiis Doherty

Manager of Culture, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Philanthropy, National Vision

Ahmed Faraj

Founder and CEO, Lumofy

Maureen Frank

Chief Disruption Officer, emberin

Charise Frias

Senior Curator of Wellness, OpenSesame

Tom Geary

Founder and CEO, School of Thought

Becca Glodoski

Head of Product & Strategy, The Nova Collective

Alex Hernandez

Sr. People Experience Manager, OpenSesame

Shelly Immel

Owner and CFO, Obsidian Learning

Jessica Jackson

Racial Equity Strategist, TorranceLearning

Mark Kaplan

Seasoned Global Expert in Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Strategy

Paige Kracke

Senior Manager of Curation, OpenSesame

Jessica Layfield

Customer Marketing and PR Manager, OpenSesame

Missy LeDoux

eLearning Development Associate, OpenSesame

Joel Lesko

President, SunShower Learning

Jason Lunday

Vice President of Product Development and Advisory Services, Syntrio

Mahmoud Malik

Chief Experience Officer, Lumofy

Dave McFarland

Senior Manager of Content, OpenSesame

DE&I Club Members

DE&I Community of DEI Learners

Dr. Sudeep Mohandas

Executive Director, The Centre for Global Inclusion

Kayla Nalven

Director of Content Experience, TED

Sally Peters

Learning and Development Coordinator, TriMet

Joshua Price

Director of Growth, Symmetra

Andrew Rawson

Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder, Traliant

Chip Reaves

Founder and President, Bigger Brains

Marsha Ross-Jackson

Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development and head of the Office of Diversity, Equity and, Chicago-Kent College

Amanda Sessions

Senior Safety and Compliance Curation Specialist, OpenSesame

Dr. Sondra Thiederman

President, Cross-Cultural Communications

Megan Torrance

Chief Energy Officer, TorranceLearning

Mertcan Uzun

Interim Head of Talent Acquisition and Senior Manager, People & Culture, Blinkist

Mike Veny

Owner, Mike Veny, Inc.

David Versaw

Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Development, WILL Interactive

Liza Wisner (she/they/y'all)

Host & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Thought Leader, OpenSesame