Shoptalk’s speakers are industry leaders and innovators from a broad cross-section of companies. Ranging from established retailers and brands to innovative new startups and prolific investors, over half of Shoptalk speakers are CEOs or founders.

The Shoptalk team is excited to announce that Shoptalk 2020 will feature an all-women speaker lineup. We believe this groundbreaking move is necessary to propel our industry forward and showcase the many incredibly talented women who are working to transform retail from all angles.

Beginning in 2021, Shoptalk will feature 50/50 male and female speakers every year. Read more HERE.


confirmed speakers as of 04/09/2020

Nina Shariati, Sustainability Strategist & Advisor

Nina Shariati

Sustainability Strategist & Advisor

Circular Transparency

Veronika Sonsev, Co-Founder

Veronika Sonsev



Erika Green, Director, Product Management

Erika Green

Director, Product Management

DICK’S Sporting Goods

Denise Hardman, Director, UX Design

Denise Hardman

Director, UX Design

DICK’S Sporting Goods

Bernardine Wu, CEO

Bernardine Wu



Lily Varon, Research Analyst

Lily Varon

Research Analyst

Forrester Research

Danielle Walsh, Director, Technology, Media & Telecoms Investment Banking

Danielle Walsh

Director, Technology, Media & Telecoms Investment Banking


Kristen Lampkin, Senior Talent Partner

Kristen Lampkin

Senior Talent Partner

JD Finish Line

Suzanne Hader, Chief Marketing Officer

Suzanne Hader

Chief Marketing Officer

John Hardy

Tiffany Burns, Partner

Tiffany Burns



Mara Devitt, Senior Partner

Mara Devitt

Senior Partner


Elissa Dailey, Director, Strategy

Elissa Dailey

Director, Strategy


Lindsey Greenblatt, Group Director, Social & Content

Lindsey Greenblatt

Group Director, Social & Content

The Integer Group

Melissa Gonzalez, Founder & CEO

Melissa Gonzalez

Founder & CEO

The Lionesque Group

Lockie Andrews, Chief Digital Officer

Lockie Andrews

Chief Digital Officer


Fareena Contractor, Director, International Innovation

Fareena Contractor

Director, International Innovation


Courtney Lawrie, Global Head Brand & Integrated Marketing

Courtney Lawrie

Global Head Brand & Integrated Marketing


Natalie Mackey, Co-Founder & CEO of GLOW CONCEPT

Natalie Mackey

Co-Founder & CEO of GLOW CONCEPT

Winky Lux

Rachel Bogan, Partner, Product Management

Rachel Bogan

Partner, Product Management

Work & Co