North America

Emily Levy

Vivian Gee

Vivian has 15 years of cross-sectoral international experience. She has lived and worked in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has held leadership roles in a non-profit foundation, in an international policy innovation organization, and in corporate responsibility and philanthropy.

Alexandra Lamb

With over 15 years in professional practice, Alexandra has collaborated with rapid growth companies to develop emerging leaders and high-performance teams, enabling organisations to tap into the energy of engaged employees. She is particularly interested in the role that culture plays in enabling staff to reach their full potential, for themselves and the business.

Cathie Black

Cathie Black is a well known media and publishing executive who spent the majority of her career as president, then chairman, of Hearst Magazines (titles such as Cosmopolitan, O, the Oprah Magazine, House Beautiful, Veranda, Food   Network, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle) and other storied brands both in the US and globally. Hearst Magazines is a part of the Hearst Corporation in New York City, a diversified company with interests in many sectors.

Yiding Yu

Diana Yousef

Erin Keaney


Birame N. Sock is a successful technical executive and serial entrepreneur. She is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Founder 5, Inc. a startup management group focused on developing innovative ventures with successful executives and non-technical co-founders in various industries in the US and Africa. Birame founded Kweli, the latest portfolio company which is a B2B wholesale sourcing marketplace for African vendors. She was the winner of the 2010 Cartier Women’s Initiative for North America and has been a member of the North America official Jury since 2017.

Adam Quinton

Adam is the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures. He advises and invests in early stage high growth companies with a focus on supporting diverse management teams. He serves as a Board Member/Advisor to a number of startup companies as well as Chicago based techweek. He is also an Advisor/Mentor to several groups including Astia, MergeLane, 37 Angels, Women's StartupLab and the Monarq Incubator. He is a founding VC at Project Include.

Elizabeth Vazquez

Ms. Vazquez is the co-author of the book, Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World. The book includes information on women business owners and ways to support and leverage their potential to create a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. As the CEO of WEConnect International, Ms. Vazquez is responsible for mission delivery. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with member buyers.


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