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2024 Sanibel Symposium Keynote Speakers 

 Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Keynote: Laura Savino

Captain Laura Savino has been flying aircrafts since she secretly learned to fly as a teenager. She worked as a flight instructor and charter pilot to build her flight hours, and is now an international airline pilot for United Airlines and a Chairman for the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.

With the knowledge that only 5.6 percent of professional pilots are female, Captain Savino makes it a goal to help women find their place in aviation fields. As a motivational speaker, she encourages others to never sell themselves short in life. 

Captain Savino is the author of an award-winning book that is featured in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. Her book, “JET BOSS: A Female Pilot on Taking Risks and Flying High,” chronicles her real-life experiences as a female pilot in a male-dominated field. She talks about her success while giving an encouraging push to empower women everywhere.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Keynote: Martin Elliot

Prof. Martin Elliott has spent most of his life as a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon. Now, he spends much of his time delivering compelling speeches and presentations, and writing about lessons he has learned from other walks of life.

He is currently a Professor of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at University College, London, and a Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Physic at Gresham College, London. Prof. Elliott is also the Chief Medical Officer of Allocate Software and a Charity Ambassador for the GOSH Children’s Charity.

As a keynote speaker, Prof. Elliott’s most popular speeches include “Learning from Other Industries,” “To Blame or Not to Blame,” and “Using Data to Change Behaviour.” He also has a slew of publications under his belt, with his research mostly focusing on surgery of the trachea in children and clinical outcomes.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Keynote: Gabriella Parente

Gabriella Parente, MHR. PHR, CLC is an international keynote speaker and high-performance executive coach. With 18 years of experience working in the corporate world, Gabriella is able to share her expertise in leadership, organizational development and HR. She has written two successful human resource books and is a LinkedIn Learning® instructor with programs reaching almost half a million learners globally.

Due to her background in psychology and human resources, Gabriella is able to relate to audiences on a level that resonates with them. She guides them with leadership development strategies that heighten their mindsets and shift their thinking. Thanks to her thought leadership and people-centric approach, Gabriella has earned glowing reviews from leaders all across the world.