Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach. Inducted into the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame, she is known as someone whose ideas have shaped the field of leadership worldwide. Sally also ranked fifth among the world’s thought leaders by Global Gurus.
Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, is co-authored with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women. It became the top-seller in its field within a week of publication and the rights have been sold to publish it in twenty-two languages.
Sally’s previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as a classic in its field and continuously in print since 1990, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers. The Wall Street Journal cited, The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, as one of the best books on leadership of all time. Moreover, her insight is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.
Hachette Book Group will publish Sally’s next book, Rising Together: How We Can Bridge Divides and Create a More Inclusive Workplace, on February 28, 2023.
Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel. She made history as the first African American to grace the cover of Vogue magazine in August 1974, forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world. Johnson’s remarkable career spans decades and is a showcase of accomplishment: from model to mom to actress, author, activist, businesswoman, and TV personality.
An American icon, Johnson is a Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO of Beverly Johnson Enterprises, LLC. In business, Johnson’s luxury lifestyle brand brings hair, beauty, and fashion products to a global multicultural market for all women.
Johnson’s influence spans the globe. The New York Times named her one of the “20th Century’s 100 Most Influential People in the Fashion Industry.” She was featured on the cover of Glamour magazine’s 50th Anniversary issue, the venerable publication that gave Johnson her first break in the 1970s. In 2008, she received the Thurgood Marshall award for style and innovation. And in 2009, her historic Vogue magazine cover was featured in the “Models as Muse” exhibit at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Johnson’s success in the 70s and 80s made her a household name, and she leveraged that fame when she hit the small screen in 2008, appearing as a judge on the reality show She’s Got the Look. In March 2012, she launched her reality show, Beverly’s Full House, on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has also published three books, Beverly Johnson’s Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty, True Beauty: Secrets of Radiant Beauty for Women of Every Age and Color, and her memoir The Face That Changed It All.
Throughout her career, Johnson has been active in charity work and has advocated for issues ranging from health and women’s rights to domestic violence. A media mainstay, Johnson is often called upon to speak about beauty, fashion, style, hair, fitness, health, and women’s empowerment.
Dr. Darria Long
Dr. Darria Long is a Harvard and Yale-trained practicing Emergency physician, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, and international TV contributor and regular on CNN, NBC, Netflix, and other outlets.
She is also the national bestselling author of Mom Hacks and a TedX speaker of the widely popular “An ER doctor on ending the crazy busy” – and mom of two. Dr. Darria founded Trueve.com to give every woman access to evidence-based and actionable health information — and the peace of mind that comes with that. The TrueveLab launched The Study of Burnout in Women – the first large-scale, academic study focused specifically on burnout in women since COVID.