5 Women Speakers Not To Miss At Upcoming Business Conferences

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  Many industries from accounting to e-commerce to marketing have been stepping up their game at celebrating female leaders. Let’s take a look at the world-class leaders who are going to speak at upcoming business conferences to inspire all of us.

  Ariege Misherghi — Ariege Misherghi is an Accountant Product Leader for the Accountant Segment within Intuit’s Small Business Self-Employed Group. She is a customer-focused, creative leader who is committed to the customer experience and has a passion for solving the tough and unique challenges accountants face. Her team serves the more than 700,000 accountants globally that use QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) to help grow their firms and better manage their practices, allowing them to focus on being strategic advisors to their clients.

Conference: QB Connect November 6–8 | San Jose, CA

  Dr. Janet L. Yellen— Janet Yellen is an American economist and the first female chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System (2014–2018). During her tenure, under both the Obama and Trump Administrations, Dr. Yellen helped sustain a period of economic prosperity in the U.S. — the third-longest economic expansion in the country’s history. Assuming her position during the recovery of the economy from the financial crisis, she oversaw a period of strong job growth and the start of monetary policy normalisation.

Conference: World Business Forum November 20–21, NYC

  Carole Faig  — Carole Faig has more than 35 years of experience, including more than 25 years devoted to serving all segments of the health industry: providers, health insurance, biotech and medtech companies. Her clients include large, complex global companies, private equity-backed growth companies and SEC registrants. In addition to her client service roles, Carole serves as the EY Americas Health Sector and the Market Segment Leader for the US-West Health and Life Science practice of Ernst & Young LLP. In these roles, she is focused on delivering exceptional client service and the full breadth of EY resources.

Conference: Strategic Growth Forum November 13–17, Palm Springs, CA

  Jade Simmons  — Jade Simmons is a one-of-a-kind artist who has garnered diverse recognition from unlikely places. Ms. Simmons has played renowned halls, including the White House and the US Supreme Court. Her genre-bending concert adventures span Rachmaninoff to Rap and attracts diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Off the stage, Essence magazine featured Ms. Simmons alongside former First Lady Michelle Obama as a part of their Style & Substance List. As one of the rare classical artists invited to perform at the taste-making South by Southwest Festival, her show was ultimately branded one of the “Best of SXSW 2014.” Beyond her career as a pianist, Ms. Simmons hosts two radio shows on American Public Media and NYC’s WQXR.

Conference: QB Connect November 6–8 | San Jose, CA

  Katie Linendoll — Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award winning consumer tech expert and journalist, who travels the world seeking out innovative stories on cutting edge science and technology. A tech contributor on the TODAY Show, you can also find Katie as a regular consumer tech expert on Rachael Ray, The Weather Channel, CBS Sports Radio and on her own digital series, “Technically, Katie.”

Conference: QB Connect November 6–8 | San Jose, CA

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