The annual showcase of the most diverse and impactful young professionals across the Philadelphia region. With Philadelphia’s demographic breakdown — more than 42% African American, more than 14% Latino and more than 7% Asian — the goal of the event is to showcase and reflect that diversity through the nominations.
The 40 Under Forty will be chosen by independent judges who bring broad experience in entrepreneurship, leadership, and civic engagement.
MEET THE 2021 NOMINEES
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sandra Campos
Chief executive officer of Project Verte Internationally-recognized retail technology CEO, entrepreneur and retail executive
Former CEO of global luxury fashion brand Diane Von Furstenberg
Nefertiri Sickout Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, City of Philadelphia
Gregory L. DeShields CDE. CHE. Executive Director, PHL Diversity, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau David M. Davis Managing Director, Consulting Lead for Pennsylvania and Talent & Organization Lead for North America’s Public Sector, Accenture
Vice President, Robert Half Management Resources, and President at NAAAP Greater Philadelphia
Meghan O'Brien Wright
AVP, Financial Wellness Programs, Lincoln Financial Foundation
President, Jacobson Strategic Communications, and Board Chair, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Independence Blue Cross
Vice President, Communications, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Executive Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity & Community Engagement, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
Raquel M. Arredondo
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education