Women's Empowerment Keynote Speakers
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Women's Empowerment speakers provide critical insight, support, and vital networking connections to empower all generations of free thinkers. GDA is in touch with most inspiring female women's empowerment keynote speakers.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8
Mariana Atencio Featured
Peabody and Gracie Award–Winning Journalist; 3x Emmy Nominee; Best-Selling Author; Viral Tedtalker
Mariana Atencio is a Peabody award-winning journalist, speaker, and author who has traveled around the world to help us discover & celebrate what makes us unique. As the only Latina national correspondent on NBC News, she’s a fighter for diversity, inclusion and authentic storytelling both on and off screen.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 5
Molly Bloom Featured
Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author of Molly's Game (adapted for Oscar nominated film)
Inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game (later adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin). Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 14
Amelia Rose Earhart Featured
Around the World Pilot; Podcast Host; Artist; President of Fly With Amelia Foundation
Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart
Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 5
Khaliah Guillory Featured
CEO at KOG & Company | Founder at Nap Bar
Khaliah is an energetic speaker who is on a quest to encourage the masses to operate outside of their fears to summon up the unmitigated gall to courageously pursue their passions in life.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 6
Rebecca Heiss, PhD Featured
CEO of Icueity, Keynote Speaker on Achieving a Fear(less) Mindset
Dr. Heiss unpacks the paradoxes of the way humans think. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation. She is the founder and CEO of Icueity, a continuous 360 review app providing users ongoing fearless feedback and challenging them to grow in self-awareness.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4
April Hernandez Castillo Featured
Actress; Author; Survivor and Advocate for Intimate Partner Violence; Tedx Speaker
April is an actress, author, and speaker. As a survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, April now serves as a role model. Her mission is to educate her audiences about the power of their voice, the effects of abuse, and understanding the components of a healthy relationship.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Judi Holler Featured
Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, OG #FearBoss, Improv Junkie
Judi Holler uses humor to help people live braver lives and EMPOWER leaders to lead braver teams. Her work takes the experimental principles of improv theatre and helps you apply them to everyday life. She teaches while you’ll never be “fearless” you can get really good at fearing fear less!
Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 6
Sallie Krawcheck Featured
One of the Most Respected Voices on Wall Street, Chair of Ellevate Network, Recognized by Inc. as a Top Female Founder
With a reputation for integrity, independence of thought, a sense of humor and an unrelenting focus on results, Sallie Krawcheck has often been referred to as one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Carey Lohrenz Featured
First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in North America
World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Flew Missions Worldwide as a Combat-Mission-Ready United States Aircraft Carrier Navy Pilot; appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, Author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck (2014)
Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 21
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) Featured
First Woman Thunderbird Pilot; Combat Veteran; Fighter Squadron Commander; White House Fellow & Adviser; Indomitable Spirit
Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5
Amy Jo Martin Featured
Entrepreneur, Innovator, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Investor, Founder & CEO of Renegade Global
Amy Jo Martin is the author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, host of the Why Not Now? podcast, Founder of Renegade Global, Educator, Investor. She has worked closely with world-renowned brands like Dell, Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and many more.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4
Heather Monahan Featured
Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur and Former C-Suite Executive
Confidence is the one thing that will change everything for you. Confidence is not given it's created. After a 20-year climb in Corporate America and claiming her spot in the C-suite, Heather Monahan knows how to create confidence and she will teach you and your team how too.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 17
Leslie Morgan Steiner Featured
New York Times Best-Selling Author; Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Corporate Executive; Domestic Violence Survivor
Leslie Morgan Steiner is a master of engaging men and women in today's most important women's leadership issues -- parenthood, relationships, and work/family balance.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 6
Sonia Nazario Featured
Social Journalist, Author, Humanitarian
Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist and humanitarian. Her personal story is the story of migration and of ganas (determination). Her articles and speeches move people to tears and end in standing ovations.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7
Michelle Poler Featured
Author, Social Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist & Creator of #100DaysWithoutFear
Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 4
Rachel Wilson Featured
Director of Cybersecurity, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Former NSA Senior Executive
In April of 2017, Rachel became the first Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management after 15 years at the NSA. Between 2008 and 2010, Rachel ran NSA’s counterterrorism operations. From 2012-2017, Rachel ran NSA's cyber exploitation mission, hacking into the networks and devices of our adversaries.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 1
Social Entrepreneur and Disruption Expert
Miki Agrawal is a social entrepreneur known for breaking taboos and disrupting the status quo. She co-founded THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand. She most recently founded TUSHY, a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Dr. Shawn Andrews
Author of the Best-Selling Book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide
Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, business school professor, and author of the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide. Dr. Shawn's expertise centers on Leadership, Gender, Emotional Intelligence, Bias, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 10
Impact Storyteller, Filmmaker, Empathy Speaker
Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and humanitarian. She is the founder of World Clothes Line. She runs philanthropic campaigns, backpacking around the globe, raising awareness and encouraging a compassionate world.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3
Domestic Violence Expert & Retired NYPD Detective
Shot 10 times by her jail guard boyfriend, Katrina Brownlee miraculously survived but her unborn child however didn't survive the attack. Katrina became a police officer herself, now retired, and has written a memoir and provides mentoring to young women.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 5
Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Life Coach
Valorie Burton, life strategist and international speaker, is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology - the study of what happens when things go right with us.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3
Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality
With more than 20 years of experience on-camera as a consumer reporter, news anchor, and talk show host, Katrina has now started her own company as a motivational speaker and media training consultant. She has great stories to tell and will help you be a better storyteller too.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 8
Princess of Sierra Leone. Humanitarian. Educator. Author
Sarah was adopted at one by a loving, white West Virginia couple and raised with little knowledge of her ancestry. As a young adult, Sarah journeyed to Sierra Leone to meet her birth family, discovering she was a mahaloi, child of a Paramount Chief, with the status of a princess.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3
Currently, Courtney is an ultra marathon runner living in Colorado. She holds the women's American record for distance run in 24 hours at 159.3 miles, overall winner of the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run in 2017.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2
Founder & President of GDA Speakers
Gail Davis’ decades of experience in corporate marketing and event management served as the launch pad for her women-owned speakers bureau, GDA Speakers. As Nando Parrado's long-time friend and agent, she shares her unique perspective on not only his survival story but her own entrepreneurship journey as well.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3
Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead)
CEO and Founder of Sprout Pharmaceuticals & The Pink Ceiling
Cindy Eckert is an expert Entrepreneur and Angel Investor with total exits over $1.5 Billion. After selling her pharmaceutical company, Cindy launched the The Pink Ceiling business incubator for women led or women focused businesses.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 5
Canadian Comedian, Writer, and Actress
Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosts NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews, jokes, and plays silly games with celebrities.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Organizational Psychologist, Researcher, and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Blending scientific savvy, hands-on tools, and powerful stories of leadership transformation, Tasha's programs are packed with interactive discussion, real-world application, and experiential activities. Audiences don’t just walk away inspired and entertained—they are ready to transform.
Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 6
Employee Engagement and Levity Leadership Expert
Expert in Communication, Motivation, Empowerment, Leadership Skills, Goal Setting, Stress Management, and Humor Infusion; Business owner with versatile experience in many markets that include university professor, actress, fashion designer and book illustrator; Sought after coach with CTI training; Clients range from global Fortune 500s to independent business owners;
Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2
Visionary Entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of thinkThin®, CEO Pink Talented Angels & LF Advisory, Global Wellness Expert
Lizanne Falsetto is founder of thinkThin®. She is a courageous health & wellness pioneer, foodie, trend spotter, business media commentator, and advisor to the next-generation of entrepreneurs.Lizanne launched The PINK TALENTED ANGELS, designed to bring female leaders and early/mid-stage entrepreneurs together to help one another thrive.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 7
Overcoming Adversity Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach
Dima draws from 18 years of global corporate experience and the harrowing trials of her journey to establish her unique and empowering consulting company. Dima embraces future leaders, the rebels, and anyone who is ready to shatter limitations, reach their full potential, and become a part of a community for change.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group
Jennifer's contagious high-energy, passion and rigor that make her a successful teacher and adviser to leaders at the world’s most prestigious organizations make her a vibrant speaker, inspiring audiences of all kinds to free themselves from tensions and achieve optimal outcomes, even in the midst of innovation and change.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 6
comic, actress, author, and speaker
Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author and speaker. She has been seen on Showtime, Current TV, and TruTV, as well as touring internationally. She is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 2
Author and Presenter of HGTV series "Your Big Family Renovation"
Jen Hatmaker is an American Christian wife, mother, author, blogger, and television presenter. The mother of five, her three oldest are biological and her two youngest are adopted from Ethiopia. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective, a giving community that funds sustainable solutions to systemic world problems.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 4
Sociology Professor Emerita, UC Berkley, NYT Bestseller
Arlie Hochschild grew up in a very gendered home, with her mother being the care taker and her father the breadwinner. Hochschild drew on these experiences to enable her to do research and write about care giving and having the caring relationship with your children.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2
Speaker. Author. Facilitator. Business Strategist.
AmyK teaches executives, biz owners, influences and go-getters how to confidently lead their toughest conversations at work and at home without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging their relationships.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Sales and Leadership Female Keynote Speaker on Focus, Connecting, Attention and Productivity
Neen James is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3
"Roar as One" Founder Social Innovator on Resilience, Change, Adversity and Triumph–Speaker for Women's Empowerment
Shari specializes in helping people transform their lives to feel happier, inspired, listened to, respected and understood. You will experience profound results. Devloped a campaign, #Menwithyoutoo - #MeToo Campaign is not slowing down anytime soon. Time for good men to stand with your wives, sisters, daughters, co-Wworkers, and friends
Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 7
U.S. Special Correspondent for BBC Studios; Award-winning Journalist; Bestselling Author
Award-winning journalist and anchor Katty Kay broadcasts to a global audience from Washington with a fresh perspective on American politics and world affairs. She speaks on current events as well as self-assurance in women and girls, helping them turn thoughts into action. Katty co-authored four NYT bestsellers on the subject.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3
Turning Tragedy Into Triumph
Amberly’s life story of astounding resilience has inspired a revolutionary lesson she offers to the world. She brings unique strategies developed to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and persevere through any challenge.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3
CEO and Founder - Genesis Women's Shelter and Support
For 28 years, Jan Edgar Langbein has been an activist in efforts to end violence against
women. Currently, as CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Ms. Langbein
oversees Genesis’ internal and external operations as well as funding and community
Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 10
Motivational Olympic Medalist, American Record Holder, Honor Student, and Breast Cancer Survivor
Chaunté Lowe is the story of determination perseverance and strength. Those who get a chance to encounter her leave inspired and motivated. Her infectious personality is electrifying. You can't help but leave an interaction with her with a winning, "I can do ANYTHING" attitude.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 5
Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist and Women's Health Advocate
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized, trusted personalities and a sought after speaker throughout the country.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1
CEO of Linkage, Leadership Consultant, Speaker, and Executive Coach
Jennifer McCollum is CEO of Linkage, Inc. highly sought-after consultant and speaker, with a deep expertise in Inclusive Leadership and Advancing Women Leaders. She has 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership space and is a contributing author to Leadership in a Time of Crisis.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 9
TEDx Speaker, High Energy in High Heels
High energy in high heels: Kim Miles is a highly sought-after emcee, TEDx speaker, creative collaborator and event strategist. She partners with her clients to deliver content to audiences in unexpected, entertaining ways. Want to laugh while learning? Look no further: if Oprah and Ellen had a love-child, that's Kim.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 7 Videos: 1
Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP
Goals & Grit ™ Expert
Caroline is the world's leading expert on Goals & Grit. She helps people get more grit, achieve their goals, and find happiness. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology fro the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored seven books inclusing Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit.
Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 4
Media Executive, Producer, Curator
As a connector, curator, convener, Pat Mitchell elevates women’s stories, ideas and leadership, leveraging her groundbreaking career in media to create opportunities for women and girls to engage with their passions, purpose and power. She is the author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7
Founder of Sprinkles & Pizzana; WSJ & NYT Bestselling Author; Food Network and Netflix Personality and Producer
Candace revolutionized the baking industry when she left a career in finance to start Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery and Cupcake ATM. She is now innovating the pizza space with her award winning pizza concept, Pizzana. She is also a WSJ and NYT bestselling author, TV personality and producer.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 6 Videos: 6
Jennifer Pharr Davis
The Trailblazer: Hard-earned Lessons from the Appalachian Trail and Beyond
Jennifer Pharr Davis is "the Serena Williams of long-distance hiking." In 2011 she set the endurance record on the Appalachian Trail, hiking 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. A gift storyteller, she shares hard-earned trail lessons with businesses, conferences and schools around the world.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2
New York Times Best Selling Author of Three Little Words
NYT & International Bestselling author of her memoir Three Little Words (2008), currently being made into a major motion picture; ran for the Florida State Senate, featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Nancy Grace, ABC Primetime
Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 4
Hall of Fame Business Keynote Speaker
Hall of Fame business speaker Marilyn Sherman has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. If you're looking to engage your audience with a speaker delivering strategies for peak performance, you'll love Marilyn.
Keynotes: 12 Books: 1 Videos: 3
Crisis Management Expert, Author & Inspiration for the hit TV show Scandal
As the founder and president of Smith & Company, Smith uniquely combines her communication skills, media savvy, and legal and political acumen to serve clients around the world.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4
Media Expert, Anchor Alum NBC/MSNBC/CNN, Podcast Host
I help CEOs/Thought Leaders/ Experts articulate their vision to gain credibility and visibility through the media and video to significantly increase business. My 20 years as a journalist at TODAY, NBC News, MSNBC, and CNN has allowed me to help thousands to get their story told in a powerful way.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2
TV Persona, Entrepreneur and President & CEO of Emmitt and Pat Smith Enterprises
Pat Smith is a busy wife, mother of 5, Ordained Elder, author, speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Her non-profit, “Treasure You”, inspires women to pursue their second chance in life despite circumstances or setbacks.
Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 1
International Trade Entrepreneur; Local Social Entrepreneur
The Akola Project is a social business within a non-profit framework that empowers marginalized women to generate income to uplift the lives of their families and communities by employing them to make high-fashion jewelry, handbags and home goods.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Deirdre Van Nest
Deirdre helps financial advisors improve business & build their brands.
Deirdre Van Nest is the go-to expert for financial advisors, leaders, and anyone in a client-facing role, on improving communication skills (one-one-one or with a group). She's a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, Certified Fearless Living Coach, and bestselling author of “Fire Your Fear™.”
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