12 New & Exciting Female Speakers
Is your event missing the perspective of an incredible female speaker? Have a conference agenda filled with mostly male speakers? Need new and fresh ideas for female keynote speakers? Below is a list of just a few of our best female speakers.
Here is a list of twelve strong and in-demand female speakers we've recently started working with:
- Katie Ledecky, Olympic Champion Swimmer; 10x Olympic Medalist, 15x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker
- Nikkia Reveillac, Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix
- Angie Bastian, Founder, BoomChickaPop
- Poppy Crum, Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution and Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
- Nichol Bradford, Futurist and Transformative Tech Pioneer, Founder, & Executive
- Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
- Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Life Sciences Leader, Former EVP, Chief Medical Officer, & Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Inc.
- Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Fashion Practice
- Poppy Jamie, Founder of Happy Not Perfect, Co-Founder of Pop & Suki, and Happiness Expert
- Tarika Barrett, CEO, Girls Who Code
- Jessica O. Matthews, Innovator and CEO, Uncharted
- Joan Higginbotham, Retired NASA Astronaut, Electrical Engineer, & Third African American Woman in Space
Olympic Champion Swimmer; 10x Olympic Medalist, 15x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker
The undeniable "G.O.A.T" in the swimming world who broke 14 world records and obtained 37 American records. Ledecky’s success has earned her USA Swimming’s Golden Goggles Award as Female Swimmer of the Year an unprecedented six times, AP Female Athlete of the Year, and countless other accolades. With all of this stature and experience Katie provides audiences with tools to "Take the lead, keep the lead" in all aspects of life through motivating stories about her career and personal life. Learn more about Katie here.
Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix
A visionary, thought leader, and change agent in the arenas of innovation, marketing strategy, organizational design, and team culture enhancement, Nikkia Reveillac has driven success at some of the world’s leading brands by artfully challenging the status quo and thoughtfully asking the questions that others are so often afraid to. The key to the success of Netflix director of consumer insights Nikkia Reveillac’s teams has been her ability to recruit top talent and cultivate diverse, inclusive work environments that motivate her teams and bring out the best in each person. The first step, she shares with audiences, is being able to check her ego at the door. Learn more about Nikkia here.
Entrepreneur, co-founder and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, Angie Bastian took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. She founded the snack company out of her Minnesota garage in 2001, and it’s now one of the fastest-growing and most-successful popcorn brands in the market. Bastian talks honestly about what it takes to differentiate a product and make a powerful connection with the consumer. Speaking from experience, Bastian also talks about changes in the retail space, why authenticity matters, and how to weigh big marketing, sales, and branding decisions. Learn more about Angie here.
Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution, Stanford University Adjunct Professor, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, Neuroscientist, and Technologist
Dr. Crum is the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and an Adjunct Professor in Computer Research at Stanford University. In fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations that encourage audiences to embrace new technology rather than fear it, Dr. Crum looks at how technology is starting to read human physiology to provide instant feedback that can enhance personal performance, health, and communication. Whether exploring how technology will be able to predict the future onset of a life-altering medical conditions just by picking up on changes in speech patterns, or how we will eventually be able to “retrain” our brains as we sleep to improve daily function, Dr. Crum helps organizations rethink everything from how they talk to consumers and understand demographic patterns to ways to personalize products and marketing strategies. Learn more about Poppy here.
Futurist and Transformative Tech Pioneer, Founder, & Executive
Working at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, behavior, technology, and science, Nichol Bradford’s mission is to empower human transformation and wellbeing by catalyzing new visions, opportunities, and tech-enabled tools for all. She ignites new ways to use technology to expand beyond our perceived limits and reach our fullest potential through her global non-profit Transformative Tech.org, working with talented researchers, founders, and investors across the globe who build tech for human health and happiness that will redefine wellbeing for the next decade. A leader at the forefront of exponential technologies, she shares how to harness the power of these evolving tools and effectively lead your teams and organization to success. Learn more about Nichol here.
Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in robotics and human-robot interactions. Able to take complex ideas and make them conversational and even fun, she is a research specialist at MIT, former Harvard professor, and former Yale fellow. She studies emerging AI and automation technology and talks about the ways these breakthroughs will impact human beings, industries, and societies in the near-term future. She recently gave a TED talk that was just posted online and already has 600,000 views. Plus, she often brings her robots on site and lets attendees play with them, which audiences love. Learn more about Kate here.
Life Sciences Leader, Former EVP, Chief Medical Officer, & Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Inc.
A pioneer in medicine and leadership, Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, MFPM has been on the frontlines of healthcare for more than 40 years as a clinician, researcher, and leader in the biopharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. A passionate advocate for health equity and improved outcomes for all patients, Dr. Lewis-Hall served in multiple leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently at Pfizer, Inc, Dr. Lewis-Hall served more than ten years on the executive leadership team as executive vice president, chief medical officer, and later chief patient officer. Dr. Lewis-Hall’s powerful story of overcoming loss and moving past the setbacks inspires every audience members she speaks to. Learn more about Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall here.
Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Fashion Practice
Lisa Sun is a seasoned Fashion industry veteran who Lelectrifies audiences in her moving, motivating, and empowering talks. Catalyzing confidence and inspiring innovation, Sun seamlessly blends stories from her personal journey with data and experience-driven insights from her 11 years at McKinsey & Company to offer talks that encourage audiences to choose self-confidence, work to harness their “superpower,” and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally. Learn more about Lisa here.
Founder of Happy Not Perfect, Co-Founder of Pop & Suki, and Happiness Expert
Poppy Jamie is an entrepreneur, influencer, and rising star in the happiness, mental health, and mindfulness space. She is the founder of the mental wellbeing app and corresponding product line Happy Not Perfect – which looks at mindfulness in a new way to guide its 100,000 users to feel happier, calmer, and less anxious. A TEDx speaker, Poppy was appointed as the youngest member of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Advisory Board at UCLA to help consult on the wellbeing of students. As a burgeoning mindfulness expert, she’s taken part at the first mental health talk series at Cambridge University, lectured at the UCLA Wow Summit on brain health, and led Happiness Workshops for thousands of top brands and organizations across the U.S. and UK. She is also a Global Goals advocate for the United Nations. Learn more about Poppy here
CEO, Girls Who Code
Dr. Tarika Barrett is at the forefront of expanding the pipeline of women entering tech and removing the obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. As the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization disrupting the tech industry and transforming perceptions of what a programmer can look like, she spearheads initiatives aimed at closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Spending two decades building educational pathways for young people, before joining Girls Who Code Dr. Barrett served as the chief program officer at iMentor, leading the organization’s programmatic efforts to build mentoring relationships that support students from low-income families in graduating high school and succeeding in college. Learn more about Tarika here.
Innovator and CEO, Uncharted
Jessica O. Matthews is an award-winning entrepreneur, inventor, and social scientist with more than 10 years of demonstrated thought leadership in the future of the built environment, climate resiliency, and improving equitable access to infrastructure resources. Jessica’s success in entrepreneurship led to a White House invitation from President Barack Obama to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act in 2012. In 2021, Jessica was officially appointed by Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm to the Electricity Advisory Committee to advise the Department of Energy on the future of the smart grid and modernizing our nation’s electricity delivery system. Speaking on innovation during times of uncertainty and leadership in tech, Jessica empowers audiences to discover ways to turn adversity into vision. Learn more about Jessica here.
Retired NASA Astronaut, Electrical Engineer, & Third African American Woman in Space
A former NASA astronaut, Joan Higginbotham is a trailblazing electrical engineer who, in December 2006, flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 to become the third African American woman to travel into space. Over the nearly 13-day mission, she joined the seven-member crew to continue construction of the International Space Station (ISS), embarking on four space walks and operating the station’s robotic arm. Sharing captivating insights from her 20-year distinguished career with NASA, she offers groups a fresh, unique perspective on stress management, teamwork, driving diversity, and social impact, and provides actionable strategies to work through and thrive in demanding, high-stakes environments. Learn more about Joan here.
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