Addie Swartz



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Speaker Bio

Addie Swartz, CEO of reacHIRE, works with Fortune 500 companies and HR leaders to broaden and expand talent pipelines, boost engagement, and develop diverse leaders within organizations. From Return-To-Work programs which bring professionals back to the workforce, to a proprietary leadership development program and platform that powers career growth, reacHIRE is committed to helping organizations create connections, build community, and drive retention for their diverse populations. Addie has spent the past three decades as a leading voice on how to support and advance professional women at all levels of the workforce and was recently named to the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 list for Innovation.

Speaker Sessions

Panel Discussion

Leading with Feminine Energy to Build Next-Gen Technology

60 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Leadership
  • Not to be Missed
  • Technical
  • Amanda Ayotte

    Director - Digital Experience & Strategy

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Ankita Deshpande

    Head of Digital Health and Experience Innovation

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Supriya Bakshi

    Director - Data & Analytics Lead for Digital Health

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Addie Swartz



The future of leadership is evolving to embrace feminine energy styles, irrespective of gender. Qualities like empathy, nurturing, and kindness are what upcoming generations will expect of their leaders. Gen Z is actively developing their emotional intelligence as they prioritize self-care, going to therapy, and authenticity – this will impact how we work – and leaders need to evolve.

Technology can aid in democratizing the workplace, but it also carries biases, like “women’s winter” or phones that are too large for smaller hands. Qualities coded as traditionally “feminine” will fuel product development to address these biases for a more inclusive future. You don’t need to “act like a man” to succeed – the future is female!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the importance and relevance of feminine leadership style
  • Learning the evolution of leadership
  • Addressing institutional bias through next-gen technology

Career Advice Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Mike Sweeney

    Chief Strategy Officer


  • Christine Bird

    Vice President and Program Manager SDLC

    Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Addie Swartz



Book your 1-2-1 appointment with our speakers at the Career Advice Hub to get direct advice on your personal and professional development that’s specific to you and your challenges. The Career Advice Hub will allow you to meet 1-2-1 with industry experts who are making themselves available across the day to offer valuable career advice and tips! Each meeting will run for a maximum of 15 minutes and will operate on a first come first serve basis.

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