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: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Miki Agrawal

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. 

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Keynotes: 7 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, Hidden Bias, and Diversity & Inclusion.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Mariana Atencio

Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Speaker, and Author

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Molly Bloom

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Susan Cain

Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution

Susan Cain is the Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Katrina Cravy

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Courtney Dauwalter

Ultra-Endurance Athlete

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. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 10

Amelia Rose Earhart

Around the World Pilot, TV Personality, 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

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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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Ophira Eisenberg

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Tasha Eurich

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Lizanne Falsetto

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Dima Ghawi

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jennifer Goldman

Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group

The contagious high-energy, passion and rigor that make Jennifer a successful teacher and advisor to leaders of some of the world’s most prestigious organizations also make her an irresistible, vibrant speaker, inspiring people of all backgrounds to free themselves from difficult dynamics, unleash their own vitality and live conflict-free.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Katie Goodman

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Lovern J. Gordon

Founder and President of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.

Lovern is the Founder of Love Life Now Foundation which promotes year-round awareness against DV. She witnessed abuse growing up in her home and is an adult survivor of a 2yr relationship. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, Huff Post Live, Security Brief TV and local TV appearances. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Jen Groover

Transformational Speaker, Intuitive Innovator, Movement Motivator, Energetic Educator

Jen has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, “Creativity & Innovation Guru”, a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Her content deeply connects with people of all ages and backgrounds to truly transform audiences.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 2

Jen Hatmaker

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. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Arlie Hochschild

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 5

AmyK Hutchens

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Jia Jiang

Entrepreneur, Blogger and “Rejection Proof” Author

Jia Jiang (pronounced Jah Jahng) is an entrepreneur, blogger, TED speaker and an author. is the owner of Rejection Therapy and author. After he left a career in the corporate world to pursue life as an entrepreneur, he was soon confronted with everyone's biggest fear – rejection.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Shari Karney

"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

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 10

Katty Kay

Lead Anchor, BBC World News America and Bestselling Author

BBC 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 three NYT bestsellers on the subject.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Amberly Lago

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Jan Langbein

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
education.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 9 Videos: 6

Joan Lunden

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 20

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.)

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander and White House Fellow & Adviser

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Kim Miles

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.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Pat Mitchell

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Heather Monahan

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.  

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 16

Leslie Morgan Steiner

NYT best-selling author, Columnist for The Washington Post, Former Corporate Executive and 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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Sonia Nazario

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Shasta Nelson

Expert on Friendship and Global Keynote Speaker

Shasta Nelson is a keynote speaker, author, and leading expert on friendship. Frequently featured in the media as the go-to resource on healthy relationships.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Michelle Poler

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Michelle Ray

Leadership & Accountability Catalyst: Acclaimed Speaker and Author of Lead Yourself First!

A former media executive and highly sought-after business speaker, Michelle Ray brings three valuable benefits to every presentation: a) achieve higher engagement and accountability  b) readily embrace new realities at work, in business and in life c) practical and actionable new strategies to manage change and uncertainty in your organization.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Laurie Rubin

Critically acclaimed author, songwriter, and singer

Laurie Rubin, blind mezzo-soprano and author provides audiences with a "transformative experience" in which she encourages people to dig deep to realize their dreams through life stories and music.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Marilyn Sherman

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. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Pamela Sherman

Pam Sherman (aka The Suburban Outlaw) & President of The Sherman EDGE™

Pam Sherman is an attorney, actress, writer, and leadership consultant whose story of ditching her day job as a lawyer to pursue her dream as an actress was featured in People Magazine. Pam combines her background as an attorney and creative talents to conduct The ShermanEDGE™ for leaders.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Pat Smith

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 10

Lynn Smith

Anchor, HLN (CNN Headline News) On The Story

Lynn Smith has been entrenched in news for two decade.  First as a producer at the TODAY show then in front of the camera in local and national news. Lynn gives a unique perspective into the world of effective communication, storytelling and acheiving big things in competitive fields.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jonathan Sposato

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Woman-Entrepreneur Advocate

A successful serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is Chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com, one of the tech sector’s top news sites, and Chairman and Founder of PicMonkey, the world’s most fun and popular photo-editor.

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Brittany Underwood

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.

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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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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Leah Weiss, PhD

Author; Stanford Professor and Researcher; Expert on Burnout, Mindfulness, Soft Skills, Compassion, Self-Compassion, and Purpose

A founding faculty member of the Dalai Lama’s Compassion and Cultivation Program at Stanford University, Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW is a ​lecturer at Stanford Business School, researcher and meditation expert​. She​ has dedicated her life to teaching people how to leverage research-based mindfulness.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Rachel Wilson

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. 

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