2017 Speakers






Plenary Panel - Women on Boards



State Rep. Dar'Shun Kendrick 

Chief Diversity Advisor & Advocate

Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC


Hala Moddelmog

President, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce


Joseph Evans

Chairman, State Bank and Trust Company


Lynne Homrich,

Founding Executive Chairwoman & CEO, League of Change Institute, Inc.



Mary Ellen Garrett - SVP, Wealth Management, Advisor Portfolio Manager, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch


Robin Bienfat

CEO, Enmovate


Charmaine Ward

Georgia Power - Director of Corporate Relations 






Plenary Panel - Exporting


Charlotte Starfire

Director, Senior Treasury, Product Sales Specialist, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch


David Weiner, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada


Jennifer Yun

Global Business development at Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce 


Mary Hayes

CEO, Engagelearn


Diane Alleva Caceres, Ph.D

International Trade, Investment and Organizational Development Executive, Market Access International (Moderator)




Lucia Aguilar

ProMexico Southeast USA and Caribbean, Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner 




Plenary Panel - Bridging the Gap

Amy Baxter MD

Founder & CEO at MMJ Labs Pain Relief


Elaine Allison

Founder, VP Business Development, Novelogics Biotechnology Inc., Author, 'The Velvet Hammer"

Helene Lollis

President & CEO at Pathbuilders (Moderator)





Solange Claudio

President, Moxie



Wendy Stewart

Bank of America, N.A., Atlanta Market President, Co-Head Southeast Region, Global Commercial Banking  


Stephanie Carajalino

Co-Founder and CCO, The Biz Nation, Co-author of "parents and Coaches", Quality Line Trainer and Motivational Speaker 



Jeffery Tobias Halter

President, YWomen






Plenary Panel - Finance



Blake Patton

Managing Director, Tech Square Ventures


Chrissa McFarlane

CEO, Patientory


Genevieve Bos

Managing Partner, Thought Capital


Laura Kahn

SVP and Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking
Bank of America, Merrill Lynch




Lisa Calhoun

Valor Ventures






Theresa Carrington

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Blessing Basket Project 






Lucia Villalon

Vice President and Secretary,

Global Opportunities Asset Management LLC


Maria Ariza



Grace Fricks



Theia Smith

Executive Director of Atlanta's Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative




Panel - The Business of Women in Film and Television


Chaun Pinkston

CEO of Seedtime Productions,

Chairperson for Alliance of

Women Directors Atlanta Chapter


Frank Patterson

President, Pinewood Studios


Gina Barboza

CEO of Balancing Acts Entertainment


Lee Thomas

Deputy Commissioner of

Film, Music, & Digital Entertainment at

Georgia Department of Economic Development




Partner, EIC of Production,

Chatahoochee Films 



Lou Simon

White Lotus Film

Mariela Romero

Director, Community

Empowerment-On Air Anchor at Univision Atlanta,

Community Affairs Director 



Sem Ponnambalam

President, XAHive




Suzan Satterfield

Managing Partner at Picture Window Productions

Tammy Hurt

Managing Partner, Endeavor Sound




Fran Burst-Terranella

Director/Producer, 'The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle'


Dina Marto

Owner of Twelve Music & Studios

Ty Johnston-Chavis

producer, Founder, "The Atlanta Pitch Summit"



Bernadette Boas

Author, Screenwriter


Jane Tattersall

Senior VP of Post Toronto

Angi Bones


Jolly Dale

Television Producer 

Lorielle Broussard

 Executive Director, Women in Film and Television Atlanta




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