Shannon LaNier
TV Show Host & News Anchor

Shannon LaNier is an Emmy-Award-Winner television host, news anchor and author. He currently anchors the CW’s Morning Show, “Morning Dose” in Houston, Texas where he lives with his wife/college sweetheart Chandra and their three Little LaNiers. He’s also known for hosting the global celebrity center show “Arise Entertainment 360” under the BET umbrella… and as correspondent on the nationally syndicated show, “Black Enterprise Business Report.”

The Cincinnati, Ohio native co-authored the Random House Inc. book Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family along with photojournalist Jane Feldman.The book follows his family revelations as the 6th great grandson of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings. Follow Shannon on social at @MrShannonLanier.


Robert Herjavec
Founder & CEO Herjavec Group and leading Shark Tank Investor

Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert. He founded Herjavec Group in 2003 and it is now one of the world’s leading cybersecurity operations firms specializing in Managed Security Services and Incident Response for enterprise level organizations. His views on the threat landscape, on emerging technologies and on the need for a proactive security framework are regularly profiled across print, digital and television mediums. Robert shares his business expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank. Follow Robert on social @robertherjavec.


Ingrid Sanden
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Boolean Girl Tech


Ingrid Sanden is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Boolean Girl Tech in Arlington, VA. The company’s mission is to give girls ages 8 and up an opportunity to explore their interests in computer science, coding, and electrical engineering through meaningful, hands-on, and long-term play. Follow Ingrid at @booleangirlproj.

Leeatt Rothschild

Founder and CEO, Packed with Purpose

Leeatt Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of Packed with Purpose, a specialty gifting company with a social mission. Following her life-changing Peace Corps service, years in social impact consulting, and multiple seasons of receiving lackluster holiday gifts, Leeatt decided there had to be a way to integrate social purpose into business gifts. The result: high quality gifts comprised of products that impact individuals, the environment and communities around us. Founded in 2016, while 7 months pregnant with twins, Leeatt is thrilled to be building a business that creates deep societal impact while delighting gift givers and recipients alike. Follow Leeatt at @PackedwPurpose.
Kimberlee Vaccarella
Owner and Creator, Bogg Bag

Kim Vaccarella is passionate about creating and designing quality bags and accessories after finding a void in the market for these products.   As the Founder and Creator of Bogg Bag, Kim aspires to employ, support and empower others to achieve their vision by building lasting relationships in the small business community.  Kim firmly believes that everyone deserves a chance to pursue the American Dream of small business ownership.


Kim resides in New Jersey with her husband, two sons and two dogs.  Kim is passionate about helping others by donating to many charities serving communities locally and beyond. Follow Kimberlee at @BoggBagg.