Kelly Hoey: Author, "Build Your Dream Network"

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Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (“1 of the 10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City’s Startup Scene”). EBW 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. 

Connor Young: Founder & CEO, Ample

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Connor Young, founder and CEO of Ample, is dedicated to optimizing human health through nutrition. As an entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry, Connor previously started a CrossFit gym, a physical therapy startup called Koach, and sold medical devices for Johnson and Johnson. With a biology degree and a passion for a healthy lifestyle, Connor first formulated Ample to help his entrepreneurial and startup community consume balanced nutrition while staying focused for long hours. While living in a hacker house and joining an accelerator program, Connor launched Ample on Indiegogo and it quickly became the #1 food campaign of all time.  Since their record-breaking campaign, Ample has grown to offer three formulations – Original, Vegan and Ketogenic – to meet the various needs of individuals leading fast-paced lifestyles like Connor’s.

Colleen McCann: Founder, Style Rituals & Author of Crystal Rx

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Colleen McCann is a certified Shamanic Energy Practitioner who was a fashion stylist in a past life. She has travelled the world researching crystal traditions and conducting crystal readings, as well as space clearing and balancing, shamanic healing, and intuitive business coaching sessions. She is a regular columnist for Time.com, and her work has been featured on GOOP, and in The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Refinery29. She lives in New York and Los Angeles. Her website is www.stylerituals.com.

Abby Falik: CEO, Global Citizen Year & award-winning social entrepreneur

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Abigail Falik is the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, and an award-winning social entrepreneur.  Global Citizen Year exists to normalize choosing a bridge year after high school: an experience that builds self-awareness, global skills and grit — the foundations for success in college and beyond. A recognized expert on social innovation and the changing landscape of education, Falik has been featured in Forbes, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. In 2018 she was named one of Goldman Sach’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs for the second time, and she’s also been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. 

Bettina Hanna: Filmmaker

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I was born and raised in Brazil where I studied Radio and Television. I’ve worked in many TV networks either directing and producing all sorts of TV shows and spent most of my career at MTV Brazil. In 2009 I decided to move to California to study Journalism and for the first time I didn’t really know what to do with my free time when I was not on campus. I bought a camera and thought it was about time to learn how to operate a camera for real, I knew the basics and often would shoot during some of the reality shows I directed but having a staff working with me made me a little spoiled so I had to start from zero.

Dana Slamp: ERYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist & Founder of Prema Yoga Institute

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Dana Slamp, C-IAYT, ERYT500, is a Certified Yoga Therapist and the Founder of Prema Yoga Institute in New York City. She completed her 300 hour Yoga Therapy training with ISKY, an international IAYT member school. She received an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certification from Dr. Mark Halpern of Sivananda Yoga in 2014, completed anatomy training with Leslie Kaminoff, Yoga Nidra training with Dr. Marc Halpern, Prenatal Teacher Training with Gurmukh, and an additional 100 hour Meditation Teacher Training with Yogi Charu

Michael Dounoulis: Sommelier Tobacconist, SoHo Cigar Bar

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Michael Dounoulis has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years.  He grew up in Atlantic City, NJ working in two family restaurants as well as various family-owned bars and nightclubs. When he moved to Manhattan he worked at clubs and lounges where he was responsible for increasing revenue and spearheaded various marketing campaigns, which helped him eventually open a club from the ground-up in Midtown Manhattan. He also dabbled in the fashion industry – working in the suit business in Men’s Fine Clothing before realizing he wanted to return to his true passion where he felt at home – hospitality.

Jess Frey: 1,000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher and mindfulness educator, 500-hour Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Bodyworker, Transformational Life Coach, Life Explorer, and Art Enthusiast

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I am 1,000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher and educator, 500-hour Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, and Ayurvedic Bodyworker. I work with private clients, teach group yoga, pranayama, meditation, and creative arts classes, and lead retreats at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. I also teach in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda (KSYA). As a passionate student of life, I strive toward connection, nourishment, truth, embodiment, and authenticity. I aim to weave these same qualities into my classes and lecture workshops. 

Nancy Stellway: Executive Director, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach

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Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Working in every county throughout Florida, our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. We offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services begin in middle school, continue through high school, and include students’ transition into college and career.

Brandon Brown: CEO, The Mind Trust

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As CEO, Brandon Brown leads The Mind Trust’s groundbreaking work to provide every Indianapolis student the opportunity to attend an excellent school. He previously oversaw The Mind Trust’s three education incubators as Senior Vice President for Education Innovation. Brandon joined The Mind Trust after three years of service as the City of Indianapolis’ charter schools director under Mayor Greg Ballard. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Brandon served in several leadership roles with Teach For America (TFA)-Indianapolis, 

Hannah Habes: Founder & Chief Matcha Officer, Matchaful

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It’s not a groundbreaking story, but it’s a story we can all relate to: our founder, Hannah, worked really really hard, didn’t sleep enough, traveled too much and had little time or energy to eat well. This unhealthy lifestyle developed into stomach issues, as well as loss in hair. After confronting many doctors about improving her health, she often left unsatisfied, causing her to search for alternative solutions. After heavy research, she stumbled upon reading about this magical-sounding tea, matcha.  As fate would have it, a friend had just returned from Japan and offered to let Hannah try some. The rest was history. Her kitchen became a test lab where she started importing matcha in from Japan so that she could get quality, organic matcha. She became her friends most excited matcha advocate and quickly created a community around her of matcha geeks

Kate Davies: Owner, YO BK

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Kate Davies is the owner of YO BK, a hot yoga and pilates community with two locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Kate has attended multiple teacher trainings for Bikram Yoga, Baptiste Power Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates. She has been featured in the New York Times, Self Magazine and Well + Good, among others. With her team of amazing teachers, Kate leads personal development workshops, trainings and retreats all over the world. Kate believes that personal development, inquiry and awareness (with a bit of humor) makes the world a better place. No matter where we are, there is much to learn.

Sabra Kirkpatrick: Sales Director / Senior Realtor Associate, Brown Harris Stevens

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A true Palm Beach native, Sabra Kirkpatrick, grew up on the Island, attended Palm Beach Day School, Cardinal Newman High School and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a B.A. in Advertising and Fine Arts. Sabra is one of the few local Realtors to have truly grown up on the island and is still glad to call it home. Sabra Kirkpatrick has been selling Palm Beach County real estate for many years and truly loves what she does. Consistently closing around 65 properties annually, Sabra has proven success both in sales volume and overall sales prices. She has had tremendous success and is known for her local West Palm Beach knowledge both on and off waterfront continually holding the most Flagler Drive (waterfront) closings year after year.

Viorica Marian: Psycholinguist, Cognitive Scientist, Northwestern University professor

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Viorica Marian, Ph.D. is a psycholinguist and cognitive scientist who studies bilingualism and language and the mind. She is the Ralph and Jean Sundin Endowed Chair and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and of Psychology at Northwestern University.

Jesse Hahnel: Executive Director, The National Center for Youth Law

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Jesse Hahnel is an advocate, executive, and civil-rights attorney who has devoted his career to ensuring marginalized children and youth receive the opportunities they need to thrive. Since 2015 he has served as Executive Director of the National Center for Youth Law, a non-profit law firm that defends the rights of children and works to improve the public systems impacting their lives. He champions approaches that empower youth to create the change they need.  Prior to becoming Executive Director, Jesse developed and launched NCYL’s FosterEd initiative to improve academic, social-emotional and behavioral outcomes of system-involved youth (which include homeless, foster and probation supervised youth) by implementing a multi-agency systems improvement framework in partnership with school districts, child welfare, mental health, probation and judicial agencies. 

John Lim: Co-Founder, Ansel

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John Lim is a 24-year-old entrepreneur and full-time remote worker. He founded his company, Ansel, with a mission to help positive-impact companies grow its brand through marketing and advertisement strategy. Prior to Ansel, John moved to South Korea to teach English and “figure things out.” From there, he applied to and was accepted to travel with Remote Year. From 2017-2018, John has been (and continues to be) a “digital nomad.” By the end of Summer 2018, he was able to pay off over $40,000 in college debt from Swarthmore College. John strives to show young entrepreneurs that it is more than possible to succeed professionally while traveling. Homebase right now is Europe, primarily Prague, and plans to continue exploring. Follow John on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/wheresjohngone/

Paula Tursi: Founder, Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga

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Paula Tursi is a partner, mother, counselor, teacher and public speaker. Founder of Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga and the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program, Paula developed Reflections as a way to integrate what inspired her about various practices with her own personal truth. Paula received her masters degree in Education from Hunter College and studied Psychology at Columbia University, She did her clinical post-graduate training at the Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, and she now trains exclusively with Stephen Gilligan in the practice of Generative Trance hypnosis.

Katie Boyd: Owner of Katie Boyd’s Miss Fit Club

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Katie Boyd, a world-renowned fitness, nutrition, spiritual, and lifestyle coach, specializes in helping others make spiritual health and wellness their number one priority. Her motto is, “I can give you the best meal plan and training regimen but if you aren’t training your spiritual muscles, nothing will ever bring you the feeling of true success.” Katie is also a self-proclaimed “funny girl” as well as a motivational speaker. 

Aryan Rashed: Co-Owner, JETSET MIAMI

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Aryan is the co owner of JETSET MIAMI, a chain of boutique fitness studios with 8 operating locations in South Florida and growing.  An alumni of UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Miami, Aryan focuses primarily on operations, strategy, and vision for the company. Aryan works with a wide range of diverse clientele, from beginners to professional athletes and celebrities. She served as a lululemon ambassador and created an adaptive fitness program at the University of Miami Hospital for people living with paralysis. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the Sabrina Cohen Foundation dedicated to rehabilitative initiatives for people living with spinal cord injuries. 

Izabella Steele: Founder & CEO, BellaVita Fitness & Wellness

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BellaVita has always been a dream for me. I began modeling at the age of 9;  due to the nature of the job and body image insecurities,  a big part of my life has always been health and wellness. I started working for a fitness club at a young age, to help others and pursue my interest.  I have seen many women struggling to reach the stereotypical industry standard “model body” through eating disorders, and substance abuse.  I first discovered the importance of a healthy lifestyle as a teenager, when my agent suggested I take diet pills before a job to loose a couple inches off my hips; I rejected the idea and resorted to cardio, and clean eating to reach my goal.