National Political Correspondent, NPR
Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine All Things Considered and Morning Edition, where she provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC – focusing on the White House and Congress – and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
Former Chief Economist of CNBC, High Energy Speaker
Marci Rossell electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking on the nexus of economics, politics, culture and the media. Her animated style was honed when she served as the popular, lively Chief Economist for CNBC in the months immediately following September 11th. She takes complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down business press, and makes them relevant to people’s lives, families and careers.
Inspirational Story, Bank Executive, Entrepreneur, Author
Marcia (Marci) Malzahn, a native of Nicaragua, came to Minnesota in 1986 and started a career in banking. She left banking in 1999 for a leadership technology role in a non-profit organization, returning in 2005, this time as the first employee of a new bank startup.
Actress, Producer, NY Times Bestselling Author
With the energy of a teenager and the wisdom of a sage, Marilu Henner is today’s best example of a woman who does it all! She is an actress, author, health guru, talk show host, producer, entrepreneur, director, dancer, singer, comedienne, model, and, most important, wife and mom! It’s no wonder she has earned the nickname “Perpetual Motion.”
National Sales Account Director, Coca Cola Company
Marti Walsh wears many shoes on a daily basis. From running shoes as the sun rises, to heels at her desk or the board room, to flats on the soccer field, Marti thrives in managed chaos.
Marti is a 16 year marketing veteran of The Coca-Cola Company and is highly skilled in consumer marketing strategy. This, coupled with digital and social expertise has allowed her to drive business results throughout her career. She sits on multiple non-profit boards leading branding and marketing strategy to help eradicate family homelessness in Atlanta and drive awareness for early education and learning disability diagnosis and funding.
Chair of the Caign to Help Afghan Women and Girls, Philanthropist, Feminist and the wife of talk show host Jay Leno
Mavis Nicholson Leno is the Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Caign to Help Afghan Women and Girls, and has been the United States' most outspoken critic of the Taliban's horrific treatment of women. Leno joined the Board of Directors of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1997, after playing an active role in the effort to defeat Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action initiative on the 1996 California ballot.