Past Speakers

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

Sophia Bush

American Actress, Activist, Entrepreneur, Global-Education-Access advocate and #NoHormonesPlz Spokesperson

Tony Porter

Author, Educator, Activist

Gretchen Carlson

TV Commentator, Women's Advocate, Author

Matt McGorry

Actor and Activist

Amber Tamblyn

Actress, Director, Writer & Poet

Sallie Krawcheck

Business Leader, Ellevate

Yannick Glemarec

Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women

Dr. Shefali

NYT Bestselling Author, International Speaker, Clinical Psychologist & Parenting Expert

Kristin Lemkau

Chief Marketing Officer for JPMorgan Chase

Farnoosh Torabi

Financial Expert, Contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and host of the podcast So Money

Michael Skolnik

Activist, Political Commentator, Entrepreneur

Deepa Purushothaman

Managing Principal, Inclusion

Jenn Hyman

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rent the Runway

Lauren Leader-Chivée

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, All In Together

Kelly Clarkson

Brand Ambassador, Three-Time Grammy Winner, Citizen Watch

Samantha Power

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Deepak Chopra

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

Carla Harris

Council Chair and Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

Michael Dolan

Chief Executive Officer, Bacardi Limited

Gretchen Rubin

Author, The Happiness Project

Esther Perel

Author, Mating in Captivity

Melissa Ben-Ishay

President and Chief Product Officer, Baked by Melissa

Alysia Reiner

Actress, Orange is the New Black

Glennda Testone

Executive Director, LGBT Center NYC

Soledad O’Brien

CEO, Starfish Media Group

Geena Rocero

Model & Founder, Gender Proud

Catherine Malandrino

Fashion Designer, Catherine Malandrino

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

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

Gary Barker

International Director, Promundo

Carrie Hammer


Ilze Melngailis

Senior Director, Global Partnerships, United Nations Foundation

Ellen Sackler

Executive Vice President of Marketing, Citizen Watch Company

Gail Cohen

Chair & General Trust Counsel, Fiduciary Trust

Chloe Coscarelli

Citizen Watch, Representative, Vegan Chef

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


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

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,

Susan McPherson

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies