2022 Keynote Speakers

Women Business Leaders Conference - Oct 19

Chely Wright

Chely Wright, Activist and Country Music Artist

Chely's background fuses success across the entertainment, advocacy, business, real estate and communications sectors with vast experience advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts and partnerships.

She has worked with companies such as Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Southeastern Grocers and Morgan Stanley. Chely has also established and nurtured deep relationships with organizations such as GLSEN, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign and Interfaith Alliance, and is a long-time media analyst on LGBTQIA+ issues for outlets such as MSNBC and CNN.

For more information about Chely please visit her Chely Wright website link.


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Women of Color Business Summit - Oct 20

Carmen Ortiz

Carmen Ortiz, Partner at Anderson Kreiger in Boston and former U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts 

Carmen Ortiz is a Partner at Anderson Kreiger in Boston and the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.  During her tenure as the U.S. District Attorney, Carmen oversaw and directed the investigation and litigation of many significant and complex criminal and civil cases, including the high‐profile prosecutions of Whitey Bulger and the Boston Marathon bomber. Protecting the civil rights of the residents of Massachusetts was a top priority and she implemented the District’s first Civil Rights Unit aimed at reinvigorating enforcement of federal civil rights laws.

Since joining Anderson & Kreiger, Carmen has built successful Internal Investigations, Employment Discrimination and White Collar Defense practices and led in establishing the firm’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She has investigated claims of sexual harassment, racial and gender discrimination, hostile work environment and ethics violations for educational and medical institutions, local and state government agencies, and a fortune 500 retail company.

She also serves as Panel Chair in Title IX Hearing adjudications for colleges and universities and holds positions on various boards at Adelphi University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys. For more information about Carmen Ortiz, visit the Anderson & Kreiger website.