Elizabeth Garber

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer


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Speaker Bio

Elizabeth Garber is co-founder and Chief Product Officer of IDPartner, a startup that puts people in control of their digital identities. Her background includes leading the Open Digital Trust Initiative at the Institute of International Finance and co-chairing the OpenID Foundation’s GAIN technical proof-of-concept, which strives to create globally interoperable networks for exchanging high-assurance identity information. She is a frequent presenter on Human-Centric Identity and author of several related papers.

Her mission is consistent: she is passionate about empowering and including all users in the digital economy and believes the industry must provide the broadest possible solutions to deliver seamless access, preserve privacy, and defend against fraud.

Outside this work, she writes and presents to encourage diverse contributions to Identity solutions, paints, empowers and includes two young children, and (yes, and . . .) is an avid student of improv.

Speaker Sessions


Making It Up As You Go Along: Improv for Presence, Presentation, and Networking

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • Career Development
  • Premium Ticket Holders Only
  • Elizabeth Garber

    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer


  • Kayleigh Kane

    Corporate Trainer


Have you ever wished you felt more comfortable on your feet? Maybe you want to speak up more in meetings or volunteer for public speaking opportunities. Maybe you find yourself thinking about “the tightrope” that underrepresented communities often report – the one that means worrying about balancing your credibility with your approachability.

Or maybe you’re crushing it: opportunities are coming your way and you just want to feel more at ease with yourself when you speak.

Improv is here to help. Elizabeth Garber was struggling with “all that stuff” (and probably more) when she left the comfort of her corporate career to launch a startup. With the mounting pressure of public speaking, pitching, and leading a new team, she turned to improv for a bit of non-traditional personal development. Two years – and many pitches, podcasts, and presentations – later, she’s here to share how the core tenets of improv can help you feel more confident and grounded in any context. In this workshop, you’ll try new things in a really safe environment. Join us!

Key Takeaways:

  • How to use the ‘yes, and’ common tool and what it means at work
  • How to find support and safety in teams
  • How to become a better communicator with improv

Career Advice Hub

60 mins
  • Track - Networking
  • Career Development
  • Networking
  • Sanjana Chandak

    Vice President at Global Technology

    Bank of America

  • Rach SebellShavit PCC

    Certified Leadership Development Coach

  • Elizabeth Garber

    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer


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.

View more information on the speakers available in this block by clicking on their profile!

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