Speakers

We are bringing together 40+ small business and startup leaders, innovators, People Operations directors, and DEI experts to discuss All Things People.

Meet this year’s lineup:

Avery Francis
Founder and CEO @Bloom
Nora Jenkins Townson
Founder @Bright + Early
Heather Odendaal
Co Founder & CEO @WNorth
Shaun Cawley
Director, Talent Business Partner @Shopify
Priyanka Mehandiratta
Founder & CEO @Unmute
Morgan Toane
Talent Development Partner @KOHO
Alexis Macdonald
VP, People @Loopio
Seema Lakhani
Chief Product Officer @Wattpad
Jarret Leaman
President @Akawe Technologies
Dr Kristen Liesch
Co-CEO and Co-Founder @Tidal Equality
Candice Faktor
Co-Founder @Disco
Cassie Myers
CEO @Lunaria Solutions
Daphne Magna
Founder @Tough Convos
Leanne Bellegarde
CEO @Akawe Technologies
Cathy Gallagher Louisy
President @CGL Consulting
Jermaine Murray
DEI Advocate Career Strategist & Talent Advocate @Jupiter HR
Alwar Pillai
CEO & Co-Founder @Fable
Erin Bury
Co-Founder & CEO @Willful
Laura McGee
Founder & CEO @Diversio
Gabriela Jordão
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager @Hootsuite
Paula Calderon
National Director Client Success @Windmill Microlending
Fatima Zaidi
Founder & CEO @Quill Inc
Gorick Ng
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author @The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right
Stephanie Bergman
Senior Consultant (HR/DEI) & Team Lead @Bright + Early
Fiona Lake Waslander
Product and Operations @Opendoor
Eliana Bravos
Chair @Viable Careers
Naoufel Testaouni
Co-Founder CEO @Queertech
Zak Hemraj
CEO @Loopio
Jasmine Kernaleguen
Chief Disruptor and Co-founder @Rhythmic Leader Science Co
Andrea Robb
Co-founder @Vibrancy
Yeniffer Pang-Chung
Senior Manager, Talent Experience @Loopio
Nouhaila Chelkhaoui
Founder and CEO @ Scale Without Borders
Daneal Charney
Executive In Residence @MaRS Discovery District
Maayan Ziv
Founder and CEO @AccessNow
Kevin Brady
Founder @Advica Health
Jeff Waldman
Founder and Principal @ScaleHR
Janey Buzugbe
Head of Black Innovation Programs & Partnerships @The DMZ
Hannah Yardley
Chief People and Culture Officer @Achievers
Roald Harvey
Head of People @Swyft
Fahd Alhattab
Founder and Leadership Development Speaker @Unicorn Labs
Darian Kovacs
Founder @Jelly Academy
Nick Jesteadt
Senior Director of People Analytics @TIBCO Software
Jason Maghanoy
The Vice President of Digital Solutions & Business Development @SJC Media
Natasha Varma
Growth Lead @Upside Foundation of Canada