Dr. Patti Fletcher is a seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing influencer, board member, angel investor and keynote speaker. In addition to her top-rated live show, Disrupters Unite!, on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Facebook page, she has appeared on NASDAQ, Cheddar, Bloomberg, and Greater Boston. Patti writes for Entrepreneur.com, Inc., The Guardian, and The Digitalist, and has contributed to/been featured in Time Magazine, RealSimple, Al Jazeera, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The Muse and The Huffington Post and many more. Patti advises women and men, from corporate executives and board members, from independent contractors and small business owners, to lean start-ups to Fortune 500s such as SAP, IBM, AIG, Intuit, and Kaiser Permanente. She is currently Executive-in-Residence at Babson College WINLab and was formerly EIR at the Simmons College Entrepreneurship program. She was named on Brown, Brothers, Harriman’s 18 Women to Watch in 2018. She lives in Boston. Connect with her on Twitter: @pkfletcher.
“I don’t want you to be like me. I want you to be like you. On your own terms.” For more information, please visit www.drpattifletcher.com/disrupters.com.
Joi Gordon joined Dress for Success® in 1999 and took over leadership of Dress for Success Worldwide in 2002. Her primary goals are to ensure that Dress for Success becomes recognized as a global leader in empowering women in their economic and social development and to expand the organization’s reach—so that more and more women across the globe will have access to the resources and tools they need to succeed in the workplace.
In recent years, a number of prominent institutions have recognized her for her achievements. Most recently, Joi received the Legacy Award from Working Mother Media. Joi has also received the Business Law in Leadership Award from Lawyer’s Alliance, as well as the Herbert Woods Community Service Award from the Sylvia & Herbert Woods Scholarship Fund. She previously received the distinguished alumni award from the University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism and is a member of their Board of Visitors. She has been presented with the Vice Chancellor’s Award from The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies and has also received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Additionally, over the span of 18 years, Joi has been honored with numerous civic and community service awards.
She has been profiled in Crain’s New York Business, Financial Times, Epoch Times and Black Enterprise, and was also named among Working Mother magazine’s “Most Powerful Moms in Non-profit,” as well as named one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” by Network Journal Magazine.
Joi received her B.A. in radio/television broadcasting from the University of Oklahoma and her juris doctorate from its College of Law. She lives with her husband Errol in Queens. Her greatest joys are her two children, Sydney and Nicholas.