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21 Female Keynote Speakers For Every Event

21 Female Keynote Speakers for Every Event

Have a conference lined up with a mostly male agenda? Want to add a strong female keynote speaker in a specific category? We represent many of the industry's biggest names. Here is a list of incredibly talented female keynote speakers on the circuit today:

Politics sPEAKERS

  • Mika Brzezinski: Mika is the award-winning co-host of Morning Joe and best-selling author of three books on women’s empowerment including Know Your Value. Mika offers women’s leadership presentations where she cites personal stories from her quest and presents tools and techniques for success at home and on the job. Mika also discusses the current state of Washington as well as President Trump’s style—why he loves being underestimated, how he views his allies and enemies, and his agenda.
  • Dana Perino: Dana Perino is a revered political commentator and journalist, New York Times #1 best-selling author, and a former White House Press Secretary. A larger-than-life personality, she shares insights and stories in an entertaining look at politics today. She is also particularly adept at depicting how politics affects people outside the beltway, and she breaks down what organizations need to know about politics, offering a clear picture of the changes to come.
  • Stephanie CutterFrom the White House to the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, Stephanie Cutter has been at the center of every major policy and political debate for the last two decades. A trusted advisor to America’s most powerful democratic leaders, she is the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012. Cutter has an in-depth perspective to current political and policy debates, providing audiences with unique insights and analyses into competing strategies and potential outcomes on everything from the race for the White House and the biggest issues of the day.
  • Ana Navarro: Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She speaks the truth without reservation and is respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight-shooting insights. Navarro passionately discusses politics, women in politics, and the important role Hispanic-Americans play and will continue to play in politics.
  • Norah O’Donnell: As the award-winning co-host of CBS This Morning, Norah O’Donnell breaks down the big news of the day and interviews some of the biggest names in politics, entertainment, sports, and more. A top option for panels and fireside chats, Norah takes audiences past the headlines to get to the heart of the day’s most-pressing issues.

Business Strategy & Consulting SPEAKERS

  • Crystal Washington: Crystal is a genius social media marketer. She runs her own consulting firm and has advised the likes of Google, Microsoft, and GE on the practical applications of social media.  She provides real takeaways that audiences will return to again and again—my coworkers all routinely use her LinkedIn tips for prospecting.
  • Dawn Hudson: Dawn is the Chief Marketing Officer of the NFL and has twice been named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list. Her philosophy is that you can learn and contribute the most when there’s a crisis, and she’s a firm believer that it’s easier to drive change when things are in flux than when things are going well.
  • Sarah Robb O’Hagan: Sarah is the former Global President of Gatorade and Equinox and the current CEO of Flywheel Sports. She helped transform Gatorade from a declining sports drink company into a booming sports fuel company with brand extensions featuring drinks, shakes, protein bars and more. Sarah is very high-energy and delivers practical insights, leaving her audiences freshly inspired to tackle challenges and disrupt their own businesses.
  • Pauline Brown: Pauline is former Chairman of North America for luxury goods powerhouse LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and a Harvard professor. Touching on the breakthrough strategies that build consumer demand and loyalty, she explains why spurring desirability should be a brand’s primary focus in the age of Amazon—plus how to do it.

Motivation & Inspiration SPEAKERS

  • Lisa Jaster: Lisa is an Army Ranger and peak performance expert. One of only three women to graduate from the first integrated United States Army Ranger program—one of the most difficult combat training courses in the world—she lives by the motto “There is no quitting.” She shares highly-motivating stories of success and leaves audiences inspired to be the best versions of themselves.
  • Susan O’Malley: Susan was the first female president of a professional sports franchise and one of our most-popular motivational speakers. She over saw the largest ticket revenue increase in the history of NBA franchises. Now a business professor, she shares hilarious and upbeat anecdotes and lessons learned from a life of unprecedented success.
  • Gretchen CarlsonGretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized broadcast news anchors, a best-selling author, and a tireless advocate for women in the workplace. Named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2017, Carlson's talks candidly explore the challenges she has faced in her own life and the lessons she’s learned along the way. She touches on being a true leader by valuing your own self-worth, how to stand up against bullying or injustice, and how to fight for what’s right. A motivational and rousing look at how to cultivate talent and own failure, Carlson guides audiences on a journey to develop the strongest and fiercest version of themselves.
  • Laila Ali: Laila is a world-class athlete, fitness & nutrition expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two. She motivates young women to find their strength, spirit, and power from within and uses her life experiences as examples of how to achieve success through courage, passion, and a positive mindset.
  • Molly Fletcher: Called the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly Fletcher is a pioneering female sports agent and CEO. She shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports, and now a successful entrepreneur.


  • Kate Darling: Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in social robotics and an MIT Media Lab Research Specialist. Dr. Darling looks at the emotional connection between humans and robots, why we try to project life onto inanimate objects, how that relationship will evolve as robots become more present in our daily lives, and what this all means for the future of our interpersonal relationships with other humans.
  • Samantha Radocchia: Samantha is a blockchain pioneer and the co-founder of Chronicled, Inc., which was named "San Francisco’s Best Tech Company" by SF Weekly in 2018. Named to the 2017 Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” list in the category of Enterprise Technology, Radocchia talks about all things blockchain, looking at what it is, why it matters, and how it relates to industries from healthcare to retail to finance.
  • Lisa Monaco: The former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism advisor to President Obama, Monaco was responsible for coordinating the government response to issues ranging from terrorist attacks at home and abroad to cyber security and natural disasters. Drawing on first-hand experience and anecdotes, she explains why cyber security is an issue for the C-suite—not the IT department.
  • Anjali Kumar: Anjali is a former senior Google and Warby Parker executive and author of the upcoming book Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In. She talks about the source of innovation, innovation as a continuous process rather than a singular idea, and shares the 4 ways to innovate that she learned at Google and Warby.
  • Elizabeth Gore: Elizabeth is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell (the person responsible for boosting innovative ideas at the company). She uses tactics like incentive programs to do this, and led the move of half of Dell’s 100,000 employees into communal workspaces. She talks about the “entrepreneurial future of work” and why brands must embrace a workforce/customer base that is changing fast.


  • Dawn Hudson: Throughout her career, Dawn Hudson has worked with and led high-performing teams at major organizations including PepsiCo, where she was President and CEO, and at the NFL, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer. Hudson draws on real-world examples from successes and failures in her own life to showcase how she brings the best contributions out of team members and gets them functioning at their highest capacity.
  • Carla Harris: Carla is the Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She talks with audiences about the components of positioning yourself to maximize your success as a leader in your current career environment or the environment that you want. She explores the concepts of performance currency vs. relationship currency, managing through and creating change, and how to be an impactful and influential leader.

If you don’t see your perfect match in this short list, check out the other female speakers we represent

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