Speakers

Katia Beauchamp

Co-founder and CEO | Birchbox

Katia Beauchamp cofounded Birchbox in 2010 when she saw an opportunity to change the way people discover and shop for beauty. Today the company, which is best known for its monthly subscription of personalized samples, has 2.5 million active customers, 500 beauty and grooming brand partners, operations in six countries, and stores in New York City and Paris. Prior to earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, Katia worked in structured finance & commercial real estate. She also holds a BA in International Studies & Economics from Vassar.

Diana Kapp

Journalist and Author

Diana Kapp is a journalist and the author of Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business (Random House). Her writing work has taken her inside San Quentin prison, and to deepest Afghanistan. She writes about education, culture, technology, and entrepreneurism for media outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, ELLEO the Oprah Magazine, Outside.comESPN.com, and Marie Claire. She holds an MBA from Stanford but is glad she is better with words than numbers. Diana loves running, hiking, Neil Young, and the great state of Idaho. She is the harried mom of three kids, the youngest of which just graduated from The Hamlin School (NCGS member!) in San Francisco.


Amanda Nguyen

CEO and Founder | Rise

Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator. She is a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. 28 bills protecting more than 72 million sexual violence survivors have been created modeled off of her federal law. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record. Amanda has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, a Top 100 Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy, a Young Woman of the Year by Marie Claire, and The Tempest‘s #1 Woman of Color Trailblazer. Previously, Amanda was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Department of State as his Deputy White House Liaison and served at NASA. Amanda graduated from Harvard University.


Dr. Kenvi Phillips

Curator for Race and Ethnicity | Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University

Dr. Kenvi Phillips is the Curator for Race and Ethnicity at the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University. An accomplished historian, she holds an MA in public history and a PhD in US history from Howard University. Before arriving at the Schlesinger, she worked at the Mary McLeod Bethune House in Washington, DC, and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.