Keynote Speaker

 Keynote Speaker: Renessa Boley Layne

Renessa Boley Layne is creator of the Success and Happiness Test and author of the Fast Lane, Wrong Direction college and career success book series. Renessa speaks at colleges, companies and associations to help young professionals experience "fast lane, right direction" in their career, leadership, and personal life design.

Renessa brings 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial success to her keynotes and seminars. Her popular student programs supplement university academic and career services offerings, providing world-class advice to students on how to strategically design their college experience, embark on the career they dream about, and develop the mindset, brilliance and habits for extraordinary leadership.

Renessa is a dynamic speaker and has appeared as a leading authority on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX TV affiliates across the country. She has also been featured in publications such as Career Builder,, Heart & Soul magazine, and The Washington Post. Renessa holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Stanford University. You can learn more about Renessa, her work and her impact on students and young professionals on