Erin McConaghy

Erin McConaghy

Erin (Morgan) McConaghy began teaching movement-based development classes for children 0-6 years old in Tribeca’ over 15 years ago, creating curriculum and leading staff training. After receiving her AMS Montessori certification in 2009 Erin co-created a Montessori based pre-preschool program in downtown Manhattan, focusing on observation of little ones ages…

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Monika Kochhar

Monika Kochhar

Monika Kochhar is the CEO and Co-founder of SmartGift. She has launched, grew and led startups that transformed music, payments and commerce, and redefined customer experiences. Monika previously worked in finance in derivatives trading, selling and emerging markets for JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs. Monika attended Mount Holyoke…

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Erin Thorp

Erin Thorp

Erin Thorp (she/her) is an empathic keynote speaker, writer and coach for leaders who struggle with conflict, communication, and performance during high-stress times. She supports leaders in navigating difficult conversations, building powerful teams, and communicating with empathy so they can lead confidently. Having spent 20 years in the masculine dominated…

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Lonny Kocina

Lonny Kocina

Lonny Kocina is a visionary who is passionate about marketing. He also knows a little bit about bringing an idea to life. In 1987, Lonny founded Media Relations Agency, which has served several hundred clients. Media Relations Agency’s nationally trademarked Pay Per Interview Publicity® business model, which enables clients to…

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Daniela Sawyer

Daniela Sawyer

Daniela Sawyer is the Founder & Business Development Strategist at FindPeopleFast. A Saas product that helps in pulling out detailed information about any person, including their social media profiles, public records, address, pictures, and property holdings. In simpler words, it is a people search website that requires minimal data about…

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Amanda Gorter

Amanda Gorter

Amanda Gorter is the founder of Lēto Foods. After spending over a decade advising the world’s leading consumer packaged goods & healthcare companies at a boutique strategy consulting firm, she set out to make healthy eating easier during & after pregnancy. While there were many products focused on babies, she…

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Alexis Taub

Alexis Taub

Alexis is the Co-CEO of Alexis Jae, a direct-to-consumer jewelry company. Before founding Alexis Jae, Alexis had several roles in finance, including Dyal Capital, Alwyne Management, and J.P. Morgan. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in Business Administration. Where did the idea…

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Mike Baddeley

Mike Baddeley

Mike has had an entrepreneurial spirit since leaving university some 35 years ago. Involved in retail clothing, web application development and now making bamboo handlebars. With the days getting shorter metaphorically speaking Mike has been involved in developing the Passchier brand alongside fellow founder Dirk Passchier. Mikes skills can be…

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Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray

Danny Gray is co-founder of Zump, together with his brother, Jamie Gray. As an ex-professional rugby player and property developer, Danny is no stranger to a hard and tough working environment and his day-to-day role at Zump is no less rigorous. His 15-year background in property brings the depth of…

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David Lu

David Lu

David Lu is a co-founder and the CEO of Clarity Movement Co, an environmental tech startup focused on changing how we understand the environment by deploying dense networks for real-time air quality monitoring. Prior to starting Clarity, David was a key leader in the University of California’s Fossil Fuel Divestment…

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