The 2024 speakers will be announced by August 2024.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Joyce Cadesca T’13

Joyce Cadesca T’13 is an experienced social entrepreneur and general management leader who is devoted to justice and equity. Upon graduation, Joyce began her professional career as a schoolteacher, and a few years later, she became the youngest Director for Beginning with Children Foundation in New York City, where she led the College Access department, serving over 500 students and young professionals.

Post-MBA, Joyce’s corporate work experience includes finance, program management, and human resources roles at leading global Fortune 100 companies such as Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. However, at the height of the pandemic in 2020, she switched career paths back into the social sector to serve as a business coach to women entrepreneurs as Director of a Women's Business Center funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Joyce earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. Outside of work, Joyce serves as a nonprofit board trustee with Brantwood Camp in Greenfield, New Hampshire, and as a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. Joyce lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her son.

Learn more about Joyce via Tuck's Association for Diverse Alumni.

Betsabeh Madani Hermann T’13

As the Head of Research for Philips worldwide, Betsabeh is the senior leader responsible for steering and financing the company's breakthrough innovations, meticulously selecting, and funding technological explorations, and overseeing Philips' extensive global public-private partnerships portfolio. She previously served as the Head of Strategy and Business Development for Philips Connected Care, a conglomerate encompassing six businesses with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.

Betsabeh thrives on simplifying intricate systems and creating clarity. Her career spans healthcare, robotics, biotech, cleantech, and agriculture. Throughout these diverse sectors, she has demonstrated her leadership by spearheading high-performing teams across four continents, cultivating excellence in business sales and operations, and advising Fortune 500 CEOs.

Betsabeh holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a Master’s in (bio)-Mechanical Engineering and graduate doctoral research in proteomics from The University of British Columbia, and Bachelor’s in physics and in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria.

Betsabeh is on the #XPRIZE Global Visioneering Brain Trust, heads Canada's Alumni Chapter for the Tuck School of Business, and stays connected to advanced education as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Engineering where she teaches Tough Tech Innovations.

Learn more about Betsabeh via her alumni story.