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Most conferences highlight the famous, big-name speakers. Not here. We strive to also remain as equitable as possible. With this spirit in mind, Shine’s Speakers are featured in alphabetical order, using the English alphabet, according to chosen first names.  

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AJ Rudolph

AJ Rudolph is a working mom, wife, poker player, triathlete, and is passionate about empowering women. She currently works as Program Manager for Poker Powher.

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Abby Reimer

Abby Reimer is a Minneapolis-based SEO + content enthusiast with the goal of making search results better one day at a time.

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Alexis MacDonald

Alexis MacDonald is a VP, People with more than 13 years experience in People & Culture. She is also a proudly imperfect mom to two girls.

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Alison Gibbins

A tech geek with a penchant for building high performing diverse teams, Alison is the go-to senior leader who companies tap to solve their biggest challenges in strategy, marketing, and human resources.

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Ally McDeavitt

As Director of Performance, Ally creates, tests, and implements recipes for over 200 clients. Ally has had the privilege to strategize and lead digital efforts with partners such as FabFitFun, SAP, Bloomberg, and NPR.

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Amanda Schaefer

Amanda is a People Operations Specialist passionate about workplace culture, and creating an exceptional employee experience. She believes great onboarding can make a big difference.

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Ana Siu

Ana Siu's goal is to always deliver measurable results. Her experience with advertising agencies and journalism has taught her the importance of resilience in marketing.

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Anca Bujor

Anca Bujor is an entrepreneur at heart playing an instrumental role in building ideas from the ground up. She’s driven by people and their potential and piecing together solutions to complex business challenges.

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Andrea Samantha Paltzer

Andrea is an impact entrepreneur. Focusing on the power of human connection to drive sustainable change, Andrea is committed to facilitating opportunities that bridge societies' gaps.

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Angelina Fadool

Angelina leads SEO at Atlassian where she helps searchers purchase and love Jira, Trello, and more. She believes enterprise SEO is the ultimate team sport.

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Anu Mandapati

Anu Mandapati helps individuals, teams and companies build connection, empathy and inclusion so organizations and their people can thrive.

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Araceli Esparza

Araceli Esparza helps companies and nonprofits build bridges with donors and audiences to create authentic strategies that have a positive impact on marginalized communities.

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Ariel Malloy

Ariel is a BizOps professional committed to scaling organizations efficiently and effectively. She currently works as Chief of Staff to the CEO at a video-tech company.

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Ashley Gibson

Ashley Gibson is a Toronto-based operations manager, fashion reseller & content creator, who clearly enjoys wearing (and selling) many hats.

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Ashley-Nicole Harrison

Ashley has an academic background in psychology and political science as well as experience working with an array of governmental and non-profit organizations to support inclusive economic expansion.

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Baiba Krumina

Baiba is certified corporate mindfulness trainer helping to create inclusive, empathic and mindful leaders and their organisations

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Brianne Dromey

An avid copywriter and marketing enthusiast for brands like Lenovo, SteelSeries and Kik, Brianne pairs copy with analytics for stronger strategy and messaging that sings.

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Britta Lorenz

Britta has 15+ years’ experience in leadership, B2B Sales, is Chapter Lead of WiSE (Women in Sales Enablement) DACH, executive coach, and supports women in leadership.

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Carolina Lizama

As a Digital Analyst and a marathon runner, Carolina loves a fast pace. With 10+ years in the e-commerce space, she's passionate about data to drive bigger, bolder business decisions.

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Cecilia Martinez

Cecilia is an interactive designer passionate about creative and strategic processes that improve cross-collaboration. Her experience in advertising agencies and in-house teams allows her to help designers significantly impact their teams.

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Chalon Jones

Your teacher's favorite instructional coach specializing in creating inclusive, culturally responsive, and antiracist learning environments. Chalon Jones develops opportunities for educators to meaningfully support all students.

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Courteney Ervin

Courteney Ervin is an impact-driven software engineer committed to writing code in the spaces where social impact, community building, and high-quality technical collaboration meet.

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Courtney Taylor

Courtney is a data driven digital marketer committed to getting businesses the best results in the shortest time possible by leveraging multi-channel marketing.

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Cristina Fonseca

Cristina is a social-entrepreneur, feminist and people’s connector. Born in Nicaragua, her mission is to empower women by recognizing we are our own role models.

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Dawn McCoy

Dawn McCoy, a trailblazer and passionate champion for equity, served as an elected school trustee, gubernatorial appointee, and received the 2015 Elizabeth Allen Service Award.

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Di Luong

Di Luong is a researcher, technologist and ethnographer who has been exploring issues around public interest technology, social justice and algorithmic bias.

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Dominique Sierra

Dominique is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Strategist. A proud unperfectionist, she believes in the power of learning and leadership to build organizational cultures to call home about.

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Erin La Ninfa

Erin La Ninfa is an ardent comedian, writer, nonprofit leader, and community advocate who empowers people to shine by embracing their authentic selves.

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Evan Oliver

Evan Oliver is the Director of Marketing at KlientBoost. An advocate for gender equality, racial equality, and LGBQT+ rights, Evan has made it her mission to make sure that equal pay and hiring practices are standard every work place.

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Ginny Mueller

Customer-centric Senior Product Manager committed to building products people love.

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Grace Esparza Trujillo

First born, daughter of immigrant parents, Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) survivor, defining her own redemption arch and championing her own success story

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Hua Szu Yang

Hua Szu Yang coaches self-expression, creates delightful technology products, organizes Women Who Code events, crunches on radishes, and loves conversations.

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Irene Malatesta

Irene Malatesta is a writer, content strategist, and digital marketer. Her work is devoted to uplifting artists' voices and making creativity more accessible.

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Jade Hugh

Jade Hugh is an HR professional and talent Advisor with a passion for people and culture. Building inclusive teams and creating memorable candidate experiences is her everyday jam.

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Jing Dong

Jing is a technical coach at Outco. She has taught courses on data structure and system design. Jing holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science.

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Jodi Tingling

Jodi is a workplace strategist enhancing wellness by building purpose driven and inclusive workplaces.

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Karra Barron

Karra Barron is a Filipina writer transporting readers to fantastical worlds occupied by fierce, diverse characters–and helping other writers do the same.

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Kelsey Walker

Storytelling has an unmatched power to connect people. Kelsey is the person behind the scenes who makes it happen.

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Kimberly Fitkin

Loyal, driven, and empathetic are words to describe Kim Fitkin’s approach to leadership, family, and issues close to her heart.

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Kirsten Koppang Telford

An award winning innovator and entrepreneur, and a passionate driver of change for community good, Kirsten has spent 20+ years bringing innovation to NGOs/Government

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Ksenia Stepkina

Ksenia is a Community Builder and Organizer, passionate about bringing people together, inspiring meaningful connections and empowering community action for positive change.

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LaTonya Matheney

Champion for student development, speaker and motivator resolute in her pursuit of normalizing one's worth both personally and collaboratively.

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Ling Choi

Ling Choi = a Hongkonger in Finland = a digital marketer = creative + strategic + empathic = { a connector, an empowerer, a maker, a system thinker }

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Madison Sneath

Standing tall at 5'2" and 18 years old, Madison strives to foster change through her website: We Will Be Girls.

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Maleri Holley

Aspiring to crush goals and help others, Maleri has a passion for servant leadership and enabling change in a world that doesn't make it easy.

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Marlene Dong

A communicator by trade and sketch comedian by accident. Marlene loves the written word, its power and its potential. Proud feminist and POC.

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Maía Bush

Maia is an international brand and marketing strategist, educator, and wellness/mental health warrior. Founder of Savvy CEO + CEO Rituals. She supports women entrepreneurs in expanding their businesses globally through brand strategy, automation, and e-commerce. Maia is a connector dedicated to helping more women transform their well-being.

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Megan O'Shaughnessy

Megan is an experienced B2B SaaS Account Executive (previously at Unbounce, now Shopify) with a relentless passion for sales, technology, and all things creative.

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Melissa Orellana

Outgoing and larger than life, Missy is a big believer is making connections on a deeper level in both her work and her personal life.

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Naomi Pitt

Naomi is a Certified Life Coach, a dreamer, a connector, an organizer, a loud talker, a reader.

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Neena Speer

Neena is an attorney, author, speaker, and truth dealer. She’s sharing her journey as a black Indian minority in the law field to empower others.

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Niharika Maggo

Niharika leads Growth at People Like Us Create with work spanning across storytelling, business & community. She draws from her personal experience to advocate for strong mental health action.

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Norhan Ahmed

Norhan Ahmed is a purpose driven woman that is a poet, writer, and community builder. She is passionate about building relationships and sharing knowledge.

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Olga Valadon

Olga is a leadership coach, business strategist, and culture architect on a mission to empower people-centric leaders and organisations.

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Pachi Carlson

Pachi is a Developer Relations Engineer and cat mom. Her passions include community building, creating newbie-friendly content and live coding on Twitch.

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Paige Curtis

A daydreamer, rabble rouser, and Third Culture Kid, Paige Curtis is a skilled Project Manager and writer working to advance climate justice.

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Pamela Barba

Pamela (she/her/ella) believes marginalized folks will lead the way to a liberated future. She blends brand strategy and mindset to help women start sh*t.

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Preeti Vij Gulati

Preeti Vij Gulati is a licensed counselor, community builder and experience designer. In her work, she designs collective and transformational healing and learning experiences.

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Rebecca Kirstein Resch

Rebecca is a tech CEO on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities for meaningful work and fulfilling lives.

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Renee Girard

Renee Girard is head of SEO at Crate & Barrel. With 9+ years of agency and in-house experience, Renee is a recovering Hostile Unicorn and enterprise SEO expert.

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Sahil Chaini

Sahil is a water industry/client success professional who grew up in 3 continents. She inspires people to become aware of their relationship with water.

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Samantina Zenon

Samantina is an actress and advocate for children. She believes a better world starts at home.

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Sameena Mustafa

A former Congressional candidate and serial entrepreneur, Sameena hosts the Hand Her the Mic podcast and founded the Veralo fellowship for WOC and NBPOC leaders

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Sandy Mangat

Sandy is a product marketing & growth leader who lives and breathes tech startups. She’s a Product-Led Growth evangelist and always has a new podcast to recommend.

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Sara Archer

Sara is the Head of Sales at ChartMogul and a recognized SaaS revenue leader. Sara believes purpose and practice makes expert sales practitioners.

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Sara Smith

As an advocate of moving, change and all things travel related, Sara believes in cultivating a sense of adventure and community despite her reserved nature.

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Shannon Ferguson

Shannon is the Co-Founder & CEO of tech startup, FanSaves. She has over 16 years of experience in marketing and a flair for entrepreneurship.

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Shari Williams

Shari Williams is a strategist, creative and business owner. She is passionate about mentoring and helping others avoid professional burnout.

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Tamara Hombrebueno

Tam Hombrebueno is a Marketing & Mindset Coach who works with women who want to master their mindset, build an authentic business, and live a fulfilling life.

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Tameshia Rudd-Ridge

Tameshia Rudd-Ridge, Founder of 'inala', connects independent brands and retailers with global artisans to implement socially-responsible supply chains through a B2B #fashiontech platform.

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Tiffany Vaughan

Tiffany Vaughan dreams of inspiring millions of women around the world to discover their voice and use it to ignite their soul to its true purpose.

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Valentina Kibedi

Valentina is a Consultant, Coach, and Facilitator dedicated to helping purpose-driven professionals cultivate focus, clarity, and momentum.

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Valentine Maire

Valentine is a Digital Marketer, who specializes in paid ads. She is passionate about technology, loves challenging the status quo and speaks three languages.

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Valerie Aguiar

Marketer at Nestlé with a decade of experience accelerating change within large multinationals and small social enterprises.

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Ximena Adriana

Ximena, a Historian from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, is a Social Media and Digital Marketing specialist focused on assisting environmental and social impact organizations.

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Yufa Li

A Human Resources Practitioner fostering inclusive, compassionate, and caring spaces with mindfulness practices.

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