Speakers 2018

The following speakers have been confirmed for the 2018 conference. More speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

2018 Keynote

Marie Wieck

General Manager

IBM Blockchain

2018 Kickoff Speakers

Jalak Jobanputra

Founder & Managing Partner

Future\Perfect Ventures

Fran Pastore


Women's Business Development Council

2018 Speakers and Presenters

Ali Berman

Ali Berman

Program Manager



Aaron Cohen

Senior Vice President

Logical Operations

Michelle Cote

Michelle Cote

Managing Director

CT Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Margaret Feeney

Social Entrepreneur

Marcia Fournier

Marcia V. Fournier, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO

Bioarray Genetics Inc.

Sarah Hoffman

VP, Associate Director of Machine Learning


Tricia Hyacinth

Tricia Hyacinth

Director of Fund for Women & Girls

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Patricia Meagher

Patricia Meagher

Technology Business Advisor

CT Small Business Development Center

Jennifer Openshaw

Jennifer Openshaw

Dow Jones Columnist

CEO, Girls With Impact

Kathy Rocha

Kathy F. Rocha

Director of Operations

Peter J. Werth Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mary Anne Rooke

Executive Director

Crossroads Venture Group

Denise Yap

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship