Custom Event Speaker Options

LEADERSHIP

Susan David, author, Emotional Agility. Leadership speaker who founded the phrase “emotional agility” and speaks to how to use and improve this skill.

Sally Helgesen, author, How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job.  Female equity workplace expert. 

Sam Rapoport, senior director of football development, NFL. Shares her leadership story with tangible examples for breaking barriers, influencing others, and amplifying your voice. Note this speaker is in conversation only. 

Erica Keswin, author, Bring Your Human to Work and creator, The Spaghetti Project. She shares leadership strategies.

Jodi Glickman, leadership strategist, CEO, founder and author, Great on the Job

Ellen McGirt, journalist, Fortune who speaks on leadership and race 

 

JUSTICE, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Michelle Kim, CEO, Awaken. Spoke at TX Conference this year and was one of the highest-rated. Not as tactical in her tips, but incredible presenter who will wow attendees.

Caroline Wanga, CEO, Essence Communication. She provides specific examples on D&I initiatives

Lily Zheng, diversity, equity and inclusion consultant. She spoke at PACFW this year on unconscious bias and is excellent at providing specific steps for addressing bias. 

Minda Hart, founder, Women of Color Equity Initiative and author, The Memo. Great speaker and expert on being a woman of color in the workplace.

Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, psychologist who speaks on developing cross-cultural competence, social-emotional learning. She addresses the mental health component of D&I

Debby Irving, author, Waking Up White. She presents the impact white skin can have on perception, problem-solving, and engaging in racial justice work. 

 

GENDER EQUITY

Michelle King, an expert on gender equity and author of The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work. Recently, she was the Director of Inclusion at Netflix.

Brad Johnson, professor of psychology, U.S. Naval Academy, faculty associate, Johns Hopkins University and co-author, Athena Rising OR his co-author, David Smith, co-author, Athena Rising and associate professor of sociology, Department of National Security Affairs, United States Naval War College. Both are excellent speakers on the topic of how men can play a role in gender inclusion. 

Jeffrey Tobias Halter, gender strategist whose focus is on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. 

Janet Crawford, founder & CEO, Cascadance. Expert on creating gender parity in the workplace.

Archana Gilravi, VP of partnerships at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation. She offers tangible leadership advice.

 

CAREER – SKILLS, PROGRESSION & PIVOTS

Laura Okmin, Emmy award-winning sports reporter and founder, GALvanize. She speaks on developing a strong network and mentorship. She has spoken in all markets.

Linda Raynier, career coach and purpose coach who can provide tangible advice for attendees on negotiating, pivoting careers and growing your career. 

Charmaine McClarie, author and C-suite adviser, attendees love her strategic advice about how to communicate your value and grow your career. 

Erica Williams Simon, author, You Deserve the Truth which specifically addresses pivoting to a new career and you can hear her speak about it on our podcast

Fran Hauser, author, The Myth of the Nice Girl. She coaches women on how to be assertive and strong leaders, while remaining kind.

Jenny Blake, author, Pivot. Offers tools and insights for growing your existing strengths and identifying new skills to grow your career. 

Kristin Wong, regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for The New York Times and is the author of Get Money. Speaks on negotiation skills. 

Sara Laschever, author, Women Don’t Ask. Expert on negotiation

Rachel Cossar, founder and lead facilitator for Choreography for Business. Speaks on communication and body-language

Cate Luzio, founder and CEO of Luminary.  expert on career growth

Laura Huang, author, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage and identifying and maximizing your skills. 

Tania Katan, CEO of Creative Trespassing. Speaks about maximizing your creative skills to grow your career. 

Celeste Headlee,  author, We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter and her latest, Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving.

 

WORKING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

Mary Abbajay, author, Managing Up – One of the best speakers in 2018. Speaks on managing meetings that get results and are positive, engaging and efficient.

Amy Gallo, author, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict. She speaks about workplace dynamics and team relationships

Erica Dhawan, author, Digital Body Language. Helps teams better communicate virtually. 

 

SELF-CARE, RESILIENCE & MENTAL HEALTH

Anne Grady, Top-rated speaker on resilience. Has spoken many times and always wows the audience. 

Nataly Kogan, author, Happier Now. She has spoken in all markets about emotional and mental health. 

Amy Morin, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer, Northeastern University. Author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do. 

Nina Vasan, MD, ED, Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation and CMO, Real. Provides very tangible strategies for managing your mental health. 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Reshma Saujani, author, Brave, Not Perfect. Top-rated speaker about perfectionism and risk-taking. 

Maxie McCoy, author, You’re Not Lost. Provides women with the tools to better trust their instincts. Primarily speaks to Gen X and millennials.

Valore Burton, bestselling author of numerous books. She speaks about how successful people think differently, especially during times of great change. 

Amber Rae, author, Choose Wonder Over Worry. Top-rated speaker who has presented in all markets. Speaks about moving beyond fear and doubt in your career and life

Mary Laura Philpott, I Miss You When I Blink, speaks on the negative side of perfectionism and reinvention.  

Grace Killelea, author, The Confidence Effect. Speaks on confidence