2021 Keynote Speaker 


Chelsea Peters

As Chief Strategy Officer of the Walton Family Foundation, Chelsea leads the foundation's philanthropic strategy and execution to drive organizational excellence and impact. She is a key advisor to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the Board and foundation's leadership team, serving as a culture champion for the foundation’s mission and values.


Prior to the foundation, Chelsea was SVP & Chief Regional Strategy and Operations Officer at UNICEF USA.  She led a complete organizational restructure and strategic planning process aimed at rapidly scaling revenue and advocacy outcomes across major U.S. markets.  This work enabled record-breaking fundraising, local brand positioning and policy change.  She managed nine Regional Boards and Offices responsible for Major Gifts, Special Events, UNICEF Next Generation and Community Engagement.  Chelsea led partner visits to refugee camps, emergency zones and the hardest to reach places to serve the most vulnerable children and communities.  


Chelsea is a founding member of Chief, a private network connecting and supporting women leaders.  In 2017, she was selected to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women NextGen, and currently serves as a Three Dot Dash mentor for global teen entrepreneurs addressing the world’s most pressing issues.


She studied Diplomacy and International Relations at SIT and received her BA from Bucknell University.  She played NCAA Division I lacrosse and is currently on the Board of the Lacrosse Business Network.