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Meet our East Bay Women's Conference Keynote & Featured Speakers

 

Jemison Mae

Dr. Mae Jemison
Astronaut

Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison is a leading voice for science, social responsibility and education. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992, she performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness. Now, she's paving the way for human interstellar travel.Audacious and pioneering, polymath Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship®, a global initiative to ensure the capabilities for human travel to another star within the next 100 years while transforming life on Earth.

 
Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin
Author, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot Jessica 

Herrin is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, the world's leading wedding site. With a vision to create a new kind of company that would offer today's busy woman a career alternative, Jessica wanted to use her savvy to help solve the modern woman's dilemma: achieving success and balance through a career you love. Never one to go with the status quo, Jessica felt that the typical home-based business just didn't deliver. With lackluster product, high pressure sales tactics, and old school marketing methods, inventory was ending up in people's closets with little profit in their pockets.

 
Sandra Joseph

Sandra Joseph
History-making Broadway Star, International Bestselling Author

Ten years as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Oprah calls her a Broadway legend and an inspiration. She is the author of the #1 international bestselling book,Unmasking What Matters:10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway and the coauthor of Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice with five-time New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss. Recognized for her thought leadership,Sandra is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top personal.

 
Julie Barton

Julie Barton
Author of Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. She called her mom, who raced from Ohio to New York, picked Julie up, and took her home. Psychiatrists, therapists and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. Dog Medicine captures in unforgettable language the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing way animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds.