We've Added More BIF2015 Storytellers, Including Author Gail Sheehy
Our own Tori Drew is happily curating storytellers for the BIF Summit! We're up to 13 storytellers now for BIF 2015, and pleased to announce the newest set of storytellers on the schedule:
Gail Sheehy: A world-renowned author, journalist, and popular lecturer, Gail has changed the way millions of women and men around the globe look at their lives. In her 50 years as a writer, she has interviewed thousands of women and men and written 17 books. Her book, Passages, which explored the predictable crises of adult development, was named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our times.
In her latest book, Daring, a memoir, Gail focuses the lens on her own passages, chronicling her trials and triumphs as a "girl" journalist in the 1960s. Gail has also founded an exciting new online initiative, the Sheehy Daring Project, to encourage women of all ages to dream dangerously, conquer their fears, and act with confidence.
Michelle Dennedy: As VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Intel Security, Michelle is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization's data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum.
Before joining the Intel Security, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site — TheIdentityProject.com — that was started as an advocacy and education site and is currently focused on the growing crime of child ID theft.
Steven Keating: A doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Lab, Steven Keating is developing novel platforms for 3D printing, synthetic biological fabrication, and designed growth of the next generation of products.
Curiosity drives his research and also saved his life through the accidental discovery of a baseball-sized cancerous brain tumor found in a voluntary academic scan. With his tumor successfully removed through awake brain surgery in 2014, Steven is an advocate for open patient data and curiosity.
Kimberly Kleiman-Lee: Head of the Executive Learning Team for GE Crotonville, Kimberly focuses on the learning and development needs of the company’s senior-most leaders. Kimberly has been with GE for 15 years; 12 of those years at GE Healthcare. Most recently, she served as Senior Faculty Lead for the GE Officers.
Kimberly serves as an executive coach for our Crotonville participants and is a certified instructor/facilitator in coaching, change management, communication, employee engagement, quality, and leadership.
Matthew Zachary: Diagnosed with brain cancer at 21, concert pianist and ad-agency veteran Matthew is the founder of Stupid Cancer, the nation's dominant youth and young adult cancer advocacy nonprofit. As CEO, he built the team that launched a social movement by disrupting and innovating the nonprofit model and uniting several industries to embrace the cause of young adult cancer survivorship.