Learn more about the diverse lineup of leading women professionals who spoke at our last Booth Women Connect Conference on March 25, 2022: Investing in Each Other for Unparalleled Impact. Stay tuned for more information about our next event, which will be March 3, 2023.

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Reshma Saujani

Keynote Speaker

Reshma Saujani is a leading activist and the founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms. She has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic. Saujani is also the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect, and her influential TED talk, “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection,” has more than five million views globally.

Reshma Saujani
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Desirée Rogers

Fireside Chat

In 2008, Desirée Rogers became the first social secretary for President Obama. In her role, she was able to turn the president’s vision of the “People’s House” into a reality, creating a fresh view of how the White House represented American culture. In 2010, she became CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, overseeing Fashion Fair Cosmetics, and Jet and Ebony magazines. She remained in this role until June 2017. She is currently CEO and co-owner of Black Opal Cosmetics.

Desirée Rogers
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Cheryl Mayberry McKissack

Fireside Chat

A graduate of Seattle University and Kellogg School of Management, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack is a business leader, board director, accomplished author, and speaker. She is currently president and co-owner of Black Opal Cosmetics. Her background includes a history of achievement pioneering disruptive digital technology and leading business transformations, all of which built on her early experience with IBM. 

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
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Ayelet Fishbach

Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing and IBM Corporation Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth

Ayelet Fishbach, PhD, is the past president of the Society for the Study of Motivation. Professor Fishbach has been published in many psychology and business journals, including Psychological Review and Psychological Science, and served as an associate editor of several journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science. She has received several international awards, including the Society of Experimental Social Psychology’s Best Dissertation Award and Career Trajectory Award, and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award. In 2006, she received the Provost’s Teaching Award from the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation.

Ayelet Fishbach