Meet Our New York Conference Speakers

Do you have your tickets for our New York conference yet? We have some ah-mazing speakers in store for you. Scroll through to read up on the incredible women you’ll get to learn from at our NY event on May 4th!

First things first—we cannot wait for our keynote with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley! The acclaimed fashion model, actor, designer and businesswoman will be chatting with Allure editor-in-chief Michelle Lee (another one of our idols!) on all things business, beauty, and striking out on your own. Rosie launched a new site, Rose Inc., last year, so she’ll come to the event full of advice on launching a brand from the ground up. You’ll also hear from:

Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter. Lisa founded Carol’s Daughter in her Brooklyn kitchen in 1993 and has since built a haircare empire she sold to L’Oreal.

Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer. In 2001, Rebecca designed a spinoff version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt. The piece appeared on the Tonight Show and Rebecca has been a household name in fashion and accessories since.

Holly Thaggard, founder & CEO of Supergoop! When Holly’s close friend was diagnosed with skin cancer, she decided to focus her career on sun protection people actually want to wear. Her products are now available in stores nationwide.

Noor Tagouri, journalist. When Noor was younger, she was told she would never be the TV news anchor she dreamed to be if she continued to wear her hijab. Today, she’s a successful journalist covering identity, culture, and politics—and she’s a Tedx alum.

Gabby Bernstein, speaker & New York Times bestselling author. As a motivational speaker, yoga teacher, and meditation expert, Gabby has been featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday and is a regular expert on The Dr. Oz Show.

Marie Forleo, entrepreneur & host of MarieTV. Marie gave up her 9-5 job security to follow her passion: coaching others to find theirs. Today, her online training programs are beloved by thousands.

Jaclyn Johnson, founder & CEO of Create & Cultivate. When Jaclyn saw a gap in conversations, resources, events, and community for female millennial entrepreneurs, she launched Create & Cultivate to fill that gap. She’s since built it into the conference and digital platform we know and love today.

Katie Sturino, founder of The 12ish Style and Megababe. Katie launched her blog, 12ish Style, to fill the fashion industry void between size zero and plus size. Then she launched Megababe to fight thigh chafe and boob sweat in style. Today, both the blog and the brand and powerhouses in body positivity.

Erin Silver, head of social media at Volvo. After stints at Burberry, Rebecca Minkoff, and Ralph Lauren, Erin took her social smarts to Volvo, where she’s changing the game in influencer relations and strategy.

Jaime Schmidt, founder of Schmidt’s Deodorant. Jaime turned her hobby of making natural deodorant into a wellness empire—the brand became so successful, she sold it to Unilever in 2018.

Nabela Noor, content creator and activist. As a beauty vlogger, Nabela is breaking barriers around body positivity and self-love. Her nonprofit Noor House provides housing, education, and food and water access for Bangladeshi families.

Nicole Tollefsrud, influencer development manager at ShopStyle. With more than a decade of experience in influencer relations, Nicole has a unique look at the intersection of brands and social amplification.

Cynthia Andrew, attorney and blogger. Attorney by day and lifestyle blogger by night, Cynthia’s career is anything but traditional. She’ll share how both gigs have influenced her path as an entrepreneur.

Tezza, creative director and influencer. Tessa Barton is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. As a musician, creative director, stylist and traveler, she’s building an influencer empire via her own personal brand.

Hilary Sloan, director of business development at ShopStyle. Previously at SheFinds and PopSugar, Hilary has an inside look at how commerce and content intersect.

Maxie McCoy, motivational speaker and writer. In 2010, Maxie realized she wasn’t happy at her corporate job—so she left. Today, she’s a motivational speaker who inspires others to “build a deep sense of self belief and the rest will follow.”

Tamara Mellon, fashion designer. Tamara cofounded Jimmy Choo in 1996—and then left the company to do it all again under her namesake brand, Tamara Mellon. This time around, she’s doing it minus the markups and high prices.

More speakers coming soon! Keep checking back for updates—and grab your tickets for the New York conference here!