Chief Administrative Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
As Chief Administrative Office of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Linda Matzigkeit provides executive oversight, vision and support for human resources, legal, compliance, marketing and communications, strategic planning and wellness. Tenacity and accountability are the secret sauce of her personal and professional achievements. A marathon runner with a passion for wellness, Matzigkeit will share her “Iron Woman” philosophy and guidance to TEDxCentennialParkWomen’s participants for how to execute the concept in their own lives.
Sarah E. Ernst
Partner, Alston & Bird, and President, Board of Directors, OnBoard
As a partner at Alston & Bird, Sarah Ernst specializes in public and private company securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs, and corporate governance, with a focus in the healthcare sector.. OnBoard is the leading authority on women in the boardroom and the c-suite of Georgia public companies. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of diversity in corporate leadership, and she also leads Alston & Bird’s Atlanta Women’s Initiative.
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Pd.D.
Best-Selling Author and Speaker
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. will facilitate an experience called “The Genius of Opposites in Networking.” Based on her research with successful introverted leaders and influencers, Dr. Kahnweiler will show participants how to use practical tools to turn small talk into “substance talk” and build networking relationships that last.
“These presenters truly embody our theme of building bridges that move Atlanta women forward,” said event organizer Henna Inam. “They represent building bridges towards our most successful selves, towards the highest leadership positions and towards the others in our communities who may wield great influence on our path. As we count down towards November 3 our agenda continues to be enriched and we’re thrilled to share this experience with Atlanta!”
Matzigkeit, Ernst and Kahnweiler join the lineup along with TEDxCentennialParkWomen’s previously announced speakers:
Jennifer Hidinger, co-founder of Staplehouse Restaurant and The Giving Kitchen, recently named a “Most Admired CEO” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Raj Sisodia, Ph.D., co-founder of Conscious Capitalism and co-author of the bestselling books “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business” (2013) and “Everybody Matters.” The tenets of conscious capitalism are currently headline news as businesses choose how to respond to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, and as Amazon acquired Whole Foods, whose CEO, John Mackey, is Sisodia’s co-author and movement co-founder.
James Dallas, author, leader in residence at Goizueta Business School and retired senior executive of corporations such as Georgia-Pacific and Medtronic.
Additional speakers and experiences will be announced in the coming weeks. General admission tickets are on sale now for $99. Tickets include the full day of talks, experiences, networking opportunities, breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. “Friends of TEDxCentennialParkWomen” tickets are $750 for a bundle of five seats and include acknowledgement in the day’s program.