Keynote Speakers

21st Business & Leadership Conference

May 19 & 20, 2021 via Whova

8:45am – 4:00pm


J.J. DiGeronimo | President, Tech Savvy Women

Speaker, Author and Executive Strategist

JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, is an executive strategist, author, and speaker that shares action-based strategies with leaders, groups, and ERGs to attract, retain and advance professionals in the workplace. As a technologist, JJ moved from an entry-level coder into leadership, fostering gender-diverse initiatives and leadership support along the way. Through her keynotes and executive sessions, JJ shares strategies from her award-winning books “Accelerate Your Impact” and “The Working Woman’s GPS.” Her work is featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She shares her expertise with many organizations including Amazon, Ingram Micro, RIT, Rockwell Automation, Clemson University, BMC, KeyBank, Discover and Cisco.


Shannon Arvin | President & CEO, Keeneland 

Bio coming soon… 

Past Conference Keynotes

2019 |  Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Legend & Gold Medalist

2018 |  Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway Actress & Singer-Songwriter

2017 |  Cokie Roberts, Journalist & Bestselling Author, ABC & NPR

2016 |  Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

2015 |  Bonnie Marcus, Founder & CEO, Womens’ Success

2015 |  Alexis Jones, Founder, I Am That Girl

2014 |  Kim Hodous, Speaker, Author & Coach

2014 |  Jean Cochran, NPR Morning Edition Former Newscaster

2013 |  Julie Anixter, Co-Founder, Innovation Excellence

2013 |  Liz Cornish, Founding Partner FHD (First 100 Days) Consulting