Seconde Nimenya, MBA

Public Speaker and Author of the Award-Winning Book 

Evolving Through Adversity: How to Overcome Obstacles, Discover Your Passion, and honor Your True Self

A touching and captivating speaker, Seconde Nimenya uses her own life experiences to deliver effective and sustainable strategies, communicating to her audience how adapting to change is crucial to achieving success in all aspects of our lives. Having the remarkable ability to customize each presentation for her particular  audience’s 

needs, Seconde Nimenya’s presentations foster compassion, and understanding that produce lasting results.

Her drive in helping others thrive has helped her lead many organizations to increasing their philanthropic portfolio and achieve sustainable global development. A true entrepreneur, Seconde is the founder of the Global Impact Makers Initiative (GIMI), a project with a mission to connect global minds and impact global lives. 

Yulia Ievleva

Psychotherapist, Public Speaker, and Business Consultant

A sought-after speaker on issues related to toxic leadership styles (including psychopaths as leaders), career burnout and employee wellbeing.  

Yulia Ievleva is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Clinical Member with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her psychotherapy practice, Yulia supports working women and men who seek to balance out the demands of both work and private life.
As a business consultant to organizations, Yulia has worked with both non-profit and for-profit organizations to help increase employee engagement and work satisfaction.

Yulia Ievleva is a Pepperdine University alumna (M.S. in Management and Leadership; Graziadio School of Business and Management). She also holds degrees in Psychology (B.A., CSULA), Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (M.A., Pacific Oaks College), as well as a Certificate in HR Management from UCLA Extension.

Kelly Lovell

Youth Motivational Coach and CEO of The Kelly Effect

Youngest 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women 

Unsatisfied with just chasing dreams, Kelly Lovell is creating legacies of united communities and humanitarian achievements across the globe. Kelly Lovell, understands first hand that the key to changing lives is to first give back. With The Kelly Effect, she has developed an array of ambitious, yet extremely fruitful nonprofit projects fostering youth engagement and leadership development across Canada. 

Kelly is Top 100, one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, an Ontario Provincial Change the World Youth Ambassador, and a recipient of the QEII Diamond Jubilee medal. Tenacious in nature, Kelly is just getting started on her ripple effect of positive change. Watch it spread!

Kelly Hadous is a certified executive coach, public speaker, and a communication strategist at heart. She's been described as a whole brain thinker, with an ability to think artistically as well as analytically. Kelly works with executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the country and internationally to develop: their unique value proposition, presence, tailor a valuable message, and turn up the volume on professional communication for resounding effects.

Sheis a truly a charismatic public speaker with a commanding presence, capable of both informing and capturing an audience with her unique point of view on how to Win The Room in the public, board and virtual rooms.

Eden Abrahams

Founder- Clear Path Executive Coaching

WLC-NY Conference Honorary Guest Speakers Include:

Eden is an insightful, dynamic executive coach who draws on her professional development expertise and business acumen to help individuals, teams and organizations achieve their goals. She is skilled at building highly collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Eden has partnered with executives and emerging leaders from a wide variety of fields and companies including BuzzFeed, Bloomberg, PwC, Net-A-Porter, Goldman Sachs, Birchbox, CarePoint Health,Condé Nast, DLA Piper and Google. She also enjoys mentoring upand-coming leaders, which she does as a consultant and facilitator at New York University’s Stern School of Business and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Marielena Mata, PhD

Program Director

Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics


a global pharmaceutical, 

biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company 

An expert in public and private offerings of debt, equity, and convertible securities as both issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel primarily for real estate companies. She also has extensive experience in the tenant in common syndication industry and the non-traded REIT, equipment finance, and oil and gas industries.

Dr. Mata is responsible for the implementation of the broad Personalized Medicine strategy across the GSK portfolio.  More recently, Maty was Principal Scientist in the Oncology Biomarkers group at Janssen R&D, Inc.  responsible for the design and implementation of biomarker strategies for assets in the Lung Disease Area Stronghold.

WLC-NY Conference Keynotes

Deborah Schwager Froling

National Association of

Women Lawyers President (2013-2014)


Arent Fox’s Corporate & Securities and Real Estate groups

Women's Leadership International Conference- New York Metropolitan Area 

Newark, NJ, October 30, 2014 

The next Women's Leadership Conference will be held on March 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA

The WLC-Philadelphia, PA, webpage can be found here