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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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Abby Reimer

Senior SEO Analyst at Uproer + Programming Co-Director at MnSearch. Lives at the intersection of SEO + content strategy. Lifelong learner.

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Aje (Aje or Je) Amaechi

Je has a diverse background in operations, customer care and the healing arts. Through their own health struggles, Je has gained a wealth of wisdom on healing traditions.

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Alaina Chipman Leeks

Survivor, Fertility Warrior, Education Advocate & School Founder. Lover of the kitchen, the beach and all things Bahamian!

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Alexis MacDonald

Loves workplace culture, building great workplaces and her kids. Alexis cares about mental health and normalizing failure. Currently leading the People team at Loopio.

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Alison Gibbins

Courageous leader in business & tech.

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Ally McDeavitt

A self-taught PPC master and native Texan (Hook ‘Em), Ally's grit and determination show up in everything she does, from a non-profit for Autism as a teenager, running Marathons & Spartan Races for fun, and of course, driving performance at KlientBoost as the Director of Strategic Performance.

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Amanda Schaefer

Amanda Schaefer is a bubbly and considerate person, who is always smiling. As a People Operations Specialist, she creates exceptional employee experiences to make sure her team has the resources to do their best work. In her spare time, she can be found exploring nature, exercising, or doing yoga.

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Ana Siu

Nicaraguan and feminist content creator looking for growing experience.

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Anca Bujor

Passionate about growth, Anca seeks to carve new paths and opportunities wherever she goes. Potential is in everyone and Anca is here to help you unlock it.

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Andrea Samantha Paltzer

As a social entrepreneur, innovator and creative, Andrea believes in the power of human connection. She is committed to driving sustainable change and empowering people, especially women with access to opportunities they never had.

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Angelina Fadool

Angelina leads the technical and content SEO team at Atlassian. She specializes in enterprise domain and CMS migrations, but she recommends you leave your site where it is.Angelina leads the technical and content SEO team at Atlassian. She specializes in enterprise domain and CMS migrations, but she recommends you leave your site where it is.

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Anna (AJ) Rudolph

AJ Rudolph, works for Poker Powher, a company that empowers women and teaches leadership skills through poker. AJ is married, has 2 young sons and a Caribbean rescue dog named Lilly.

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Anu Mandapati

Creating more empathy, inclusion and belonging in the world so we can solve important societal problems together.

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Araceli Esparza

Araceli empowers movements and raises new leaders. Years of workshop facilitation, roundtable discussions and conference planning, lead by Araceli has led to thousands of dollars raised to help marginalized communities.

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Ariel Malloy

TX girl in the world. Passionate about growing organizations with operational excellence. Constantly searching for the best pasta & tacos. Will work for wine. TV, book & travel recs always welcomed.

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Ashley Gibson

Ashley is a Toronto-based Ops Manager. She also runs a reselling business and has a growing Youtube channel, combining her love for fashion and social media.

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Ashley-Nicole Harrison

Sales professional with a background in business strategy and marketing.

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Baiba Krumina

During Baiba's 10 year career in insurance and banking, the daily stress was taking over her health and relationships. Mindfulness turned out to be a realistic and accessible solution. Now, she is dedicated to bringing mindfulness to the business world.

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Bhargavi Sivakumar

Bhargavi manages a team of designers for Plaid, a financial technology company. Through her work, she aims to improve financial access and inclusion in underserved communities.

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Blair Kaplan Venables

Blair is an expert in social media marketing. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients. She’s a #1 best selling author and Founder of the I Am Resilient Project.

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Brianne Dromey

Two words describe Brianne Dromey: Consistent results. As a marketing enthusiast and avid copywriter, she pairs copy with analytics for stronger vision and results. Every time.

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Britta Lorenz

Enabling B2B Sales Leaders to reach outstanding performance through Sales Enablement. Wife, mother, dog lover.

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Carmengelica (Karra) Barron

Karra Barron has been a content strategist for over a decade & a writer since she could hold crayons. Her goal is to be a bestselling author of fantasy stories.

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Carolina Lizama

Carolina loves uncovering customer problems through data and testing hypotheses rather than relying on opinion. As a web analytics wizard, she uses digital data to deeply understand customer behaviour and uncover user frustrations.

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Cecilia (Ceci) Martinez

Ceci is a brand and web strategist who loves process and guiding her team as the Interactive Design Manager at Unbounce. Proud to be Mexican, Ceci applies this to her design.

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Chalon Jones

Your teacher's favorite instructional coach specializing in inclusive, culturally responsive, and antiracist learning environments.

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Chrissy Ha

Led by empathy, Chrissy is driven to build great teams and solve complex problems at scale; excited by ways we can leverage technology to make people’s lives easier.

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Courteney Ervin

Courteney Ervin is a coder, community builder, and social impact tech expert. She currently supports educators as a Sr Software Engineer at TeachersPayTeachers.

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Courtney Taylor

KlientBoost Campaign Director, Outdoor Enthusiast, Dog Mom & French Fry Lover.

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Cristina Fonseca

Building bridges between Latin America and Asia, Cristina is a social entrepreneur, problem solver, feminist and community builder.

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Dawn McCoy

Dawn McCoy is an author, a gubernatorial appointee, and a former non-profit executive and school board trustee. She serves on boards and holds a graduate degree from Georgetown University.

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Di Luong

As a public interest technologist, Di's work lies at the intersection of social justice and technology-centric solutions.

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Dominique Sierra

An experienced Diversity and Inclusion Leader with a passion for innovating and partnering to improve business results through human-centred strategies.

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Elyse Savaki

Cold Email Expert & Strategist, Elyse helps entrepreneurs book sales meetings without hyper-personalization.

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Erin La Ninfa

Comedian, community advocate, and nonprofit employee extraordinaire.

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Evan Oliver

An outgoing and passionate marketer with a love of helping people, Evan Oliver has worked in marketing for over 8 years and loves to watch people succeed. As the Director of Marketing at KlientBoost, Evan finds the best clients for the constantly expanding team.

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Gemma (Gem) Allen

Irish lady working in Tech in NY. Mother to 2 miniature women, optimist, sport faddist & lover of a good old fashioned chit chat. Heading B2C tech for IDA Ireland in NYC.

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Ginny Mueller

As a human-centric product manager deeply interested in psychology and behavior, Ginny Mueller uses qualitative and quantitative data, to tell compelling stories about users, products, and brands.

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Grace Esparza Trujillo

Yearning pansexual with Capricorn tendencies and a knack for organization.

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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

Creator, marketer, facilitator of artsy stuff and professional snoop, Irene currently workss in artist marketing at Adobe.

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Jade Hugh

Talent Advisor who is passionate about people & culture. Dog mom and foodie who loves to travel.

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Jamie Hoobanoff-Savage

As a disruptor in the HR and recruitment space, Jamie is the Founder of The Leadership Agency and contributes her expertise to The Globe and Mail, CBC and the Forbes HR Council. She was the Emcee for North America’s largest HR Tech Conference, with over 3000 attendees. Jamie is also an angel investor at The Big Push: Taking women-led companies from seed to series A and beyond.

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Jing Dong

Jing is a happy, dedicated coder who loves to talk.

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Jodi Tingling

Helping women of colour live in their purpose.

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Kaelen Medeiros

Data Scientist at Medidata working on Detect product. Queer nonbinary white femme who loves cats, podcasts, aliens, nail polish, and anything data.

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Katie Mi

Healthy equity, not equality.

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Kelsey Walker

Storytelling has an unmatched power to connect people. Kelsey is the person behind the scenes who lives to make that happen.

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Kimberly (Kim) Fitkin

15 years, spanning retail management, web development, and digital advertising. From Manager to President. Mama to two boys.

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Kirsten Koppang Telford

Co-Founder of ePACT, changing the way the world prepares for emergencies. Mom, innovator, connector, traveller, fast skier and slow cyclist.

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Ksenia Stepkina

Community Builder and Organizer. Inspiring connection, empowering action. Ksenia makes things happen and believes in magic. No, the K is not silent.

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LaTonya Matheney

An introverted extrovert who believes in the power of self-preservation through voice and value. Tacos and fuzzy socks make LaTonya happy.

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Ling Choi

Ling connects the dots to better understand emotions and impact, adding a human touch to data. Currently living in Finland ❄️

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Madison Sneath

Madison Sneath, 18, is passionate about women’s rights. She’s created a website “We Will Be Girls” to educate, empower, and elevate the voices of females.

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Maleri Holley

Team Director at KlientBoost and master of Data-Driven Strategy & PPC Results. Running marathons & making clients.

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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

International marketing consultant, web designer, and wellness advocate for high achieving women leaders. On a mission to transform the wealth and well-being of women all across the world to entrepreneurship.

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Megan O'Shaughnessy

Megan is an Account Executive at Unbounce and is passionate about technology. She has a BCom degree from UVic and is currently learning to code at BCIT. In her spare time, you'll probably find her at a thrift store or riding her bike while listening to a Reply All podcast.

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Melissa (Missy) Orellana

Missy, short for Melissa, runs a kick-ass Outbound team. She's a spicy little ball of sunshine that values genuinity in her work and in life!

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Michelle (Mia) Moore

Marketing & DevRel • Python n00b • video games & anime • birds & knitting • vegan superpowers • bi-furious • non-binary • they/she.

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Naomi Pit

As a Certified Life Coach, Naomi Pitt supports others to find their shine. She's a dreamer, a connector, a lover of post-it notes and highlighters. She loves to dance on tables, speak loudly & drink margaritas.

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Neena Speer

Neena R. Speer is an attorney, author, speaker, and truth dealer. She is living her dream, speaking for countless organizations and is now an Amazon Bestseller.

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Niharika Maggo

Niharika works at the intersection of community, business & storytelling while bringing lived experiences into the global mental health conversation.

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Norhan Ahmed

An extraordinary woman who will transcend beyond any limitations placed upon her and inspire thousands of people. Because of Norhan's journey and story, others will say they can do it too, and succeed.

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Olga Valadon

As an ICF accredited coach, Olga supports leaders and teams to manage change with courage and clarity so they can reach their full potential.

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Paige Curtis

First - gen Caribbean American. Writer. Daydreamer. Environmentalist. Badass.

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Pamela (Pame) Barba

Pamela Barba, takes you from doing sh*t you don’t care about to getting paid to do the thing you would do for free.

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Patricia (Pachi) Rangel Parra Carlson

Developer Avocato, passionate live coder, writing and community. An introvert who shines ✨ on the internet, loves cats and read too many romances.

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Preeti Vij Gulati

Preeti is a counselor, community builder and founder. She is passionate about community engagement, education and making a social impact. She enjoys spending time with family, baking, creating, reading, watching movies and yoga.

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Rachel Haas

Sexual assault activist, intersectional feminist. Harnessing the power of media, technology & cross-sector collaboration to create a more just, equitable world.

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Raymonda (Tish) Talley

Senior Equity, Inclusion and Culture Strategian specializing in helping organizations establish a talent-focused business strategy to maximize profitability and human capital performance.

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Rebecca Kirstein Resch

Founder & CEO of Inqli: technology for people. Relentless architect of possiblity.

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Renee Girard

Renee is Sr. Manager, SEO at Crate & Barrel and has 9+ years experience both agency & in-house. She's passionate about technical edge cases and enterprise SEO.

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Sahil Chaini

Multilingual global citizen, passionate about sustainability. Currently in cutting-edge martech to learn about communications. The goal? Mobilize people to affect positive change.

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Samantina Zenon

As an actress and a mental health advocate, Samantina Zenon provides self-care rituals for people who, like her, have experienced childhood traumas.

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Sameena Mustafa

A serial social entrepreneur and future founder of a collective to foster and mentor the next generation of women and nonbinary people of color leaders.

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Sandy Mangat

Fan of humor, sort of humorous, a bit SaaSy. Currently leading Growth & Marketing @CharliAI formerly PMM %& Head of Marketing @ various B2B startups.

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Sara Archer

Saas Sales and Marketing Leader at ChartMogul. Sara Archer is here to demystify ethical sales for ambitious startups.

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Sara Smith

A laid-back Project Manager with a love for organization and serving others. Sara realized the importance of change through moving and travel, the power of practice through wake surfing and being uncomfortably new in all aspects of work and life. Let’s dance!

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Shannon Ferguson

FanSaves Co-Founder & CEO. Loves sports, reality TV, white wine and everything 90s. 'Living the Startup' Podcast Co-Host.

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Shari Williams

Shari is an advertising and marketing professional. As a multi-passionate person, her career looks more like a rollercoaster than a line.

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Sonia Reynolds

A feisty serial entrepreneur, abusive relationship survivor and chronic illness warrior helping people build their life, business and bank accounts through the pursuit of joy.

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Tamara (Tam) Hombrebueno

Tam is a Marketing & Mindset Coach empowering female entrepreneurs to grow & scale their business through magnetic marketing that converts.

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Tameshia (Meshia) Rudd-Ridge

Meshia is a serial entrepreneur & expat who thrives at the intersections of international relations, sustainability, social impact, travel, and tech.

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Taylor Wesley

Taylor Wesley is Texas-Native with a background deeply rooted in advertising and a passion for all things health & wellness.

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Tiffany Vaughan

Coach to soulful businesswomen and host of the podcast 'Hard Beautiful Journey' whose pillars are: Marriage, Divorce, Mental Health, Infertility, Adoption, Parenting, Grief and Spirituality.

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Valentina Kibedi

Consultant, trainer and coach for non-profits. Valentina helps purpose-driven people cultivate focus, clarity and consistency so they can build momentum towards success.

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Valentine Maire

Trilingual digital marketer - Growth 2.0 - Tech-lover & outdoor enthusiast - EDI advocate.

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Valerie Aguiar

Marketer at Nestlé pushing brands to do more for people and the planet. And, making sure brands prove their impact.

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Ximena Adriana

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

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Yufa Li

As a Human Resources Professional, Yufa specializes in collaborating with Execs on people-first strategies and culture. Trilingual in English, Chinese & Japanese, Yufa emigrated from China to the US fifteen years ago. Her personal journey has shaped her mission to foster and build environments where everyone can thrive.

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