September 18-20, 2019 | Andaz Savannah | Savannah, Georgia

Keynotes

Amelia Rose Earhart

President, Fly With Amelia Foundation, Around The World Pilot​
Represented by Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau

Learning to Love the Turbulence: Creating a Flight Plan to Clear Any Goal for Take-Off

Amelia Rose Earhart, namesake to the famed Amelia Mary Earhart who attempted to fly around the world in 1937, is the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. In 2014, Amelia flew a Pilatus PC12-NG 28,000 miles, crossing the equator six times, through fourteen countries to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. Her parents, sharing the Earhart surname, wanted their daughter to have a name that would inspire her to live a life of passion and adventure.

Amelia is the President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants flighttraining scholarships to young women, aged sixteen to eighteen. The Fly With Amelia Foundation also fosters aviation and aerospace opportunities for people of all ages through aviation-based educational STEM opportunities, in partnership with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO.

Amelia has been a passionate aviatrix since her first flight lesson at the age of twenty-one, a seeker of all things adventurous and is an accomplished public speaker, spending the last 8 years working as a television news anchor, covering breaking news, traffic and weather in Denver and Los Angeles. Amelia was given the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award in 2013 and in 2014 was named by the Jaycees as one of the "Top Ten Young Americans".


Risha Grant

Award-Winning D&I Consultant, Author, International Speaker​
Represented by SpeakInc Speakers Bureau

Permission: Granted to Get Rid of Your BS

Motivated by her passion to recognize her own BS and correct societal “isms” like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism - it is Risha Grant’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates.

Risha Grant is the CEO & Founder of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning, full-service diversity communications, recruitment, training and consulting firm. Its mission is to utilize diversity communication strategies, tactics and training as a catalyst to create inclusive cultures.

With almost 20 years of experience working in one of the reddest states in the nation, she will provide us with steps to identify, own and confront our bias by calling BS on the issues that stop us from building inclusive cultures and attracting diverse markets.

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