Dr. Carol Leary has served as President of Bay Path University since 1994. Bay Path, named in 2014 and 2015 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 20 fastest growing baccalaureate colleges in America, was the only women’s college to be included in the ranking. During her tenure, over 25 graduate and post-graduate degrees have been established for women and men.
Born an artist, Sarah Feingold decided that the best way to protect creative folk like herself was to attend law school. She is currently General Counsel of Vroom.com, changing the way people buy and sell cars. Previously, she spent nearly a decade scaling Etsy as its first in house lawyer. You can also find Sarah giving inspirational talks, hammering silver, and chasing her child.
Formerly the President and General Manager of WAQY FM and WLZX FM in Springfield, MA, Larry currently works for iHeart Media as an Inbound/Outbound Advertising Consultant. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Business Management Department at Springfield College.
In 2009 Rick became an entrepreneur after thirty years as a corporate “intrapreneur” — developing new products, customers, markets, and businesses. Rick shares the techniques and tools of the Lean LaunchPad and the Business Model Canvas with students at a number of local colleges including Smith, The Elms, and UMass. He is a mentor and facilitator for early stage start-ups at Valley Venture Mentors and independently is a board member and mentor for a variety of early stage enterprises.
Mike Shields is a Field Sales Director at Trinity Solar. Trinity is the largest privately held solar company in the country and has been twice awarded fastest growing company in New Jersey. Mike plays an integral role in building, training, and maintaining sales teams. He believes in leading from the front and creating a culture that promotes personal growth as much as professional growth. Mike has a background in sales where he consistently was the top performer and has won numerous sales awards. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech from Saint Lawrence University with a concentration in Public Speaking and Debate. “I am nearly speechless in my unwavering certainty about the life changing opportunities the Speaker Sisterhood provides all women. I am committed to being part of each voice being heard.”