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  1. Margaret (Pott) Hartwell is a strategist, communicator, change agent and coach. She holds her MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School, her BA from UC Berkeley, and an advanced coaching certification from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Recognized for breadth and depth of applied skills and experience across multiple creative disciplines and business sectors, Margaret has headed up creative and strategic marketing campaigns in both the U.S. and the U.K. She began her career in advertising as a designer. She was one of the founding members of Suissa Miller Advertising in Los Angeles, where she served for over 12 years in various roles from studio director to art director to vice president.

    She has been called an information junkie with a childlike curiosity, and is known for having an insatiable appetite for memes, trends and technologies. While writing the book, Archetypes in Branding: A Toolkit for Creatives and Strategists (HOW 2012), Margaret was inspired by an Erwin Schrödinger quote: “Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.” In addition to her work in advertising and marketing, Margaret has been an actor, singer, improv artist, created and written for television, photographer, worked for non-profit environmental groups and launched a successful line of infant sportswear, called zerosomething.

    Her 20 years of experience chronicle a career of effective solutions at the intersection of creativity and business. Margaret is passionate about serving as a catalyst for business and governmental leaders to take our planet’s stewardship in a more consciously healthy direction. She lives in Palo Alto, CA while her daughter attends university in Massachusetts.

  2. Michelle Katz is a seasoned attorney specializing in Intellectual Property, contracts, promotions and licensing matters. Her capabilities include developing, drafting, negotiating infrastructure, service and licensing contracts; identifying, structuring and negotiating strategic partnerships; structuring and implementing sweepstakes, contests and promotions in all media; developing and implementing IP Strategy: copyright, trademark, privacy and online policies. She teaches law for artists and designers, as well as business law and negotiations.

  3. Susan Worthman is a sustainable-systems strategist, writer, researcher, and policy advocate. She consults with businesses and public agencies, helping to accelerate shifts to sustainable systems and practices within their core operations. Much of her current work and research centers on the big, gnarly question of what success and growth look like in a postconsumerism society—and by what and whose measure this is determined.

    No stranger to issues of the environment, social justice, and “liveability,” Worthman began her career in Washington DC, developing neighborhood revitalization strategies, programs, and policies for urban centers across the United States. A twist of fate brought her to San Francisco, where over the course of the next 20 years, she made substantial use of the region’s noted acceptance of (repeated) self-reinvention. In fields as varied as design, high tech, and artisan foods, Worthman honed skills in business development, organizational management, marketing, and sales.

    In the 1990s she managed an international, multicity collaboration among the American Institute of Wine & Food, VISA International, and top U.S. and European chefs to showcase the benefits and variety of regional food sheds. Worthman then served for five years as the CEO of a business trade association for the internet industry that gained international stature, along with a U.S. Department of Commerce award for export promotion.

    In 1998 Worthman became the senior director of strategic business for a division of Ziff-Davis, spearheading developer acquisition projects for IBM and Intel, among others. Over the next decade she worked in senior management positions with dot-com and high-tech software start-ups, directing market and business development. Most recently she served as the senior director of U.S. operations for a Dutch artificial-intelligence software manufacturer, where she negotiated licensing deals, guided product development with U.S. and Dutch engineering teams, and advised senior management on U.S. market strategy.

    Worthman is a published author of peer-reviewed articles, technical white papers, and industry analyses, most recently in the arena of renewable energy, business innovation. and technology. She holds a graduate certificate from Presidio Graduate School with distinction in sustainable business management; an MBA with honors in strategic management and international business; and a BA in History.

  4. Cheryl Heller

    Long and auspicious career in the agency world, huge experience in corporate, non-profit, and startup worlds. Board member of PopTech. Founded the SVA Masters in Design for Social Innovation program. Clear, insightful, direct and inspiring speaker.


    Shouldn’t be hard to find videos. Here’s her responding to interview questions as an example:

  5. I’ll be submitting a few people, but I’ll start with Emily:

    Emily Lewis

    Hi, I’m Emily Lewis
    I create beautiful, accessible, standards-based web sites from my web design and development studio based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    I’ve been a web professional for over 12 years, most recently as the lead web designer for Pitney Bowes Business Insight. I left the corporate world to form my own studio because I wanted more opportunities to use my craft to make the web a better place (oh, and the flexible schedule ain’t bad either).

  6. Hi,
    Have you heard about the Articulate list? “Articulate aims to raise the profile of women speakers in the technology and the creative industries by offering public speaking training, developing partnerships with event programmers, and giving better access to talented female speakers.”

    My name, is Claire Bateman aka Mink ette.

    I’m a designer who makes games and immersive experiences (a broad umbrella of a term, to cover a whole bunch of different stuff right there).
    I can talk about ARGs, boardgames, immersive theatre, social games, pervasive & street games and about design in general.
    I’m a Brit newly living in Portland Oregon, USA.

    My LinkedIn is

    List of my talking-in-front-of-people-about-games-while-not-at-the-pub is here.

  7. Marisa Russo
    The Woman Freeing Women
    Marisa is a world renowned healer, speaker and author. Initially in her childhood she endured unrelenting physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her father. She struggled with addictions, depression, chronic pain and a desperation that lead her to daily thoughts of killing herself. Her story is compelling. Marisa gained strength to survive and turn her pain into her power. In this process of healing herself she discovered she had an innate healing gift and created the Forensic Healing System which has won three Australian Achiever Awards. It was during the many workshops and thousands of client hours she saw patterns of abuse in women. This inspired her to create healing workshops for women only. To assist with the shift in consciousness, Marisa was created the Freeing Women Activation which is a healing activation to reverse the negative conditioning and programming on women. This is offered freely to all women worldwide as her mission to active 1 million women in 1 year.

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    Speaking Topics:

    Women Turning Pain into Power
    The Power of Emotion and Relationships
    Women’s Secret Weapon – Feelings

    In my search for optimal health, I was a reluctant student. In fact, I stumbled into my present line of work. I discovered healing secrets. These secrets initiated my career as an alternative therapist. I was guided to create the Forensic Healing System which has won three Australian Achievers Awards and is now one of the most powerful healing systems in the world.

    My journey has led me to show women how to break through the negative impact of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. It’s a circuitous, difficult journey to heal oneself without guidance. With this guide, I offer a new life filled with hope, freedom and empowerment for women who choose to entrust their journey to me.