Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day

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At Leading Authorities, we agree it’s time for the world to hear more stories from incredible women changing culture now. If you’re hosting an upcoming event, we encourage you to look through this all-star list of powerhouse females that we assembled for you to consider for your next conference or meeting. 

After you check out the list of female speakers below, you can dig deeper to find out more about each of our incredible and unique female keynote speakers—including their experience, speaking topics, and accomplishments—by clicking on the links to browse through their individual speaker profile pages and watch video footage from past speaking engagements. 


Transformational Leaders   

  • Ginny Clarke, Former Director, Executive Recruiting at Google and Holistic Leadership Strategist, who is credited with reshaping Google’s recruiting and internal mobility programs from the ground up, and leads an honest conversation that underscores the importance of conscious leadership.
  • Evy Poumpouras, Former Secret Service Special Agent and Interrogator, Co-Host of Bravo TV’s “Spy Games”, described as the “epitome of a badass,” she brings a welcomed edge to her talks as she reflects on her action-packed career protecting our nation’s leaders and shares principles of leadership, communication, psychology, and inclusion from inside the Secret Service.  
  • Susan O'Malley, Former President of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, First Female President of a Professional Sports Franchise, who draws from her experiences pioneering new life into the Capitals' and Wizards' franchises to share her sought-after seven lessons on leadership and life. 
  • Cassi Chandler, Motivational Leadership Expert, FBI’s First African American Female Special Agent Assistant Director, a glass ceiling-breaker who draws from her experiences leading at the highest levels of the FBI to discuss what can be achieved when organizations go “all in” on building more diverse and inclusive cultures.  

Innovators & Disruptors  

  • Amy Webb, World-Renowned Futurist; Founder & CEO of the Future Today Institute, and Professor of Strategic Foresight at New York University Stern School of Business, recognized as one of Forbes’ “Five Women Changing the World,” she possesses unparalleled insight into the emerging trends and technologies that are reshaping every aspect of our lives and explores the possibilities for how organizations can prepare for the future while managing the present.
  • Noelle Russell, Leading AI Innovator & Practitioner, Founder & Chief AI Officer at AI Leadership Institute, who, throughout her career as an innovative AI leader at NPR, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, and Accenture, has championed inclusive teams that leverage varying perspectives as the foundation for creating breakthrough solutions that are equally as inclusive and accessible for the people who utilize them.
  • Jessica O. Matthews, Innovator and CEO, Uncharted, recognized as a leading innovator by President Bill Clinton, she founded and leads a game-changing data infrastructure company that is reshaping cities for sustainable futures and creating solutions for people, businesses, and communities worldwide.
  • Nichol Bradford, Executive-in-Residence for AI+HI at SHRM, Futurist, Founder & Chairman of the Transformative Tech Lab, an expert on AI-charged growth, Bradford examines how we can leverage, science, technology, and wellness to navigate the future of work and elevate human potential. 

Inspirational Voices

  • Lindsay Shookus, Longtime Saturday Night Live Producer, whose wildly entertaining stories give audience members a peek behind the curtain at SNL as she interacted with beloved cast members and A-List celebrities, and navigated the pressure cooker of producing live TV. Her lasting message is one that helps audiences find life’s best lessons during its hardest times.
  • Katie Ledecky, Olympic Champion Swimmer; 10x Olympic Medalist, 21x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker, an undeniable “G.O.A.T.”, who blows audiences away as she takes them behind the scenes of her legendary career and shares the “Take the Lead, Keep the Lead” approach that led to her winning her first of many Olympic gold medals at age 15 and becoming a force to be reckoned with in sports and beyond. 
  • Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS, National Bestselling Author of GRAVITAS (USA Today, No. 1 on Amazon), who, in addition to leading a game-changing retail and lifestyle brand, is turning everything audiences know about confidence on its head and helping each person discover their superpower and use it to fuel their success.
  • Joan Higginbotham, Retired NASA Astronaut, Rocket Scientist, Electrical Engineer, and Third African American Woman in Space, who takes audiences into orbit as she shares the thrilling tale of her journey to space full of twists, turns, obstacles to overcome, and countless lessons learned along the way.

Media Personalities

  • Margaret Brennan, Moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan & CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, who is known for going in-depth on pressing issues with the biggest names in politics and media each week, and offers a balanced look at the today's biggest headlines. 
  • Amy Walter, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Popular On-Air Political Analyst, who breaks down the electoral process, congressional culture, and the D.C. political scene through the eyes of the woman with her ear to the ground of everything happening in Washington. 
  • Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News White House Correspondent, an award-winning reporter known for compelling and hard-hitting analysis of congressional culture, electoral politics, and the Washington political scene as a whole.
  • A.B. Stoddard, Columnist for The Bulwark, who covers the biggest news stories, Congress and the White House, budget battles, electoral prospects for the two parties, and what this all means for organizations and their industries. 

This is just a small sampling of the amazing female speakers we work with and represent for speaking engagements. Want to see more Women's Day speaker options? Don’t see your perfect match in this short list?

  • Check out our list of top female speakers to see more of the female voices we represent and find out about each of their unique experiences and numerous accomplishments, hear their interesting and inspiring stories, and read about their speaking topics. 
  • Or, you can explore even more of our talented and top-booked female speakers by browsing through our full roster of female speakers


Are you interested in booking one of our female culture speakers for your upcoming meeting?

Contact our team to find out more about any of these individuals and their speaking topics, to check their speaking fees and availability, or to book one of these female speakers for your next event.

If you aren't sure what you are looking for or want to brainstorm ideas with our team, we encourage you to reach out to us, and one of our program consultants can also compile a customized list of speaker recommendations for you to consider based on your specific event, topic, theme, and audience criteria. 

Want to get in touch with us right now? You can also either fill out the form below, email us at Contact@lauthorities.com, start a live chat with a member of our team online, or call us at 1-800-SPEAKER.

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