Be inspired by our forward thinking guest speakers.

 

With some of the most outstanding experts and speakers in their respective industries joining the conversation at SHIFT, you will hear from former athletes, university professors, politicians, college athletic directors, and some of the biggest names in the Podcast industry. You will leave this conference with practical takeaways and fresh ideas to bring back to your city.

 
 
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NFL GREAT

EDDIE GEORGE

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Actor/Motivational Speaker

TERRY CREWS


PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

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Rita Smith

Alejandra Castillo

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Alejandra Y Castillo

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Amira Davis

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Jessica Luther

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Brenda Tracy

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Brenda Elsey

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Shan Foster, VP of External Affairs and AMEND Together at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Shan Foster is the Vice President of External Affairs and AMEND Together at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. AMEND is an initiative that engages men and boys to end violence against women and girls. He now recruits, educates and equips men and boys to serve as advocates for violence prevention and cultural change. Described as an enthusiastic leader, gifted public speaker, and skilled facilitator, Foster is committed to elevating the conversation about violence against women, engaging men to be leaders and role models, and educating young men and boys about healthy masculinity and respect. To read more about Shan and his endeavors, click here.

 
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Sharon Roberson, President and CEO of YWCA Nashville & Middle TN

Sharon K. Roberson is the President and CEO of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Prior to taking on the top leadership position at the 120-year old nonprofit in the fall of 2016, Sharon served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Direct General Corporation. Sharon has more than three decades of executive level business experience in the public/government, private, and nonprofit sectors. To learn more about Sharon, click here.