Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! 

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.


    • Katie Ledecky, Olympic Champion Swimmer; 10x Olympic Medalist, 15x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker

              Katie Ledecky

    • Dana Perino, First-Ever Female Republican Press Secretary, New York Times Best-Selling Author, & Co-host of  Fox's America's Newsroom
      Dana Perino
    • Nikkia Reveillac, Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix
       Nikkia Reveillac
    • Ginny Clarke, Former Director, Executive Recruiting at Google and Holistic Leadership Strategist

             Ginny Clarke

    • Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS and Former McKinsey Associate Principal
      Lisa Sun
    • Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Former CEO of Flywheel Sports & Best-Selling Author of the Book, Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.
      Sarah Robb O'Hagan
    • Shellye Archambeau, Former CEO, MetricStream & Author, Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms
      Shellye Archambeau
    • Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO, Girls Who Code
      Dr. Tarika Barrett
    • Mykayla Skinner, Olympic Silver Medal-Winning Gymnast

              Mykayla Skinner

    • Lindsey Pollak, Multigenerational Workplace Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author
      Lindsey Pollak
    • Ashley Farmer, Assistant Professor, History & African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas-Austin
      Ashley Farmer
    • Nadja West, First African American Army Surgeon General and Former Commanding General, US Army Medical Command
      Nadja West
    • Darcy Gaechter, Adventurer & First Woman to Kayak the Amazon River
      Darcy Gaechter
    • Chief Carmen Best, Former Chief of Police in Seattle, WA
      Chief Carmen Best
    • DeDe Halfhill, Renowned Leadership Expert and Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

             DeDe Halfhill

    • Debbie Sterling, Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox
      Debbie Sterling
    • Lisa Jaster, US Army Ranger & Peak Performance Expert
      Lisa Jaster
    • Lauren Simmons, Youngest Trader, Only Female and Second-Ever African American Woman at the New York Stock Exchange
      Lauren Simmons
    • Dr. Poppy Crum, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, Neuroscientist, Technologist, & Stanford University Adjunct Professor 
      Poppy Crum
    • Nichol Bradford, Futurist and Transformative Tech Pioneer, Founder, & Executive

              Nichol Bradford

             Joan Higginbotham

    • Carla Harris, Vice Chairman Of Global Wealth Management & Senior Client Advisor At Morgan Stanley
      Carla Harris
    • Kristin Beck, Former Navy SEAL & Decorated Civil Rights Activist
      Kristin Beck
    • Amy Holmes, Acclaimed Political Commentator & Host Of The PBS Show, In Principle
      Amy Holmes
    • Stephanie Cutter, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012 & Founding Partner, Precision Strategies
      Stephanie Cutter
    • Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host of CBS This Morning
      Nora O'Donnell
    • Laila Ali, Most Successful Female Boxer In History, Founder & CEO of Lifestyle Brand, Author, & TV Host
      Laila Ali
    • Jenny Radcliffe, “People hacker” and Social Engineer
      Jenny Radcliffe
    • Mel Robbins, Best-Selling Author and consultant
      Mel Robbins
    • Michele Gelfand, Award-Winning Cultural Psychologist, Distinguished Professor and Author
      Michele Gelfand
    • Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Life Sciences Leader, Former EVP, Chief Medical Officer, & Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Inc.

              Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall

    • Dawn Hudson, Former Chief Marketing Officer of the NFL & Former President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America
      Dawn Hudson
    • Susan O'Malley, Former President of The Washington Capitals & The Washington Wizards
      Susan O'Malley
    • Charlotte Blank, Chief Behavioral Officer at Marit
      Charlotte Blank
    • Amy Purdy, 2018 Paralympic Silver Medalist, 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist, Three-Time World Cup Gold Medalist, & Best-Selling Author on the Book, Pushing Past Limits
      Amy Purdy
    • Carey Lohrenz, First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot
      Carey Lohrenz
    • Vernice Armour, First African American Female Combat Pilot
      Vernice Armour
    • Molly Fletcher, Pioneering Female Sports Agent and CEO
      Molly Fletcher
    • Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell & One of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”
      Elizabeth Gore
    • Klyn Elsbury, Best-Selling Author & CEO of Landmark Makers
      Klyn Elsbury
    • General Ann Dunwoody, 1st Female Four-Star General, Retired Commander of US Army Materiel Command, & Author
      Ann Dunwoody
    • Melissa Stockwell, Former US Army 1st Lieutenant, World Champion Triathlete, & 2016 Paralympic Bronze Medalist
      Melissa Stockwell
    • Chitra Anand, Former Head of Communications at Microsoft Canada
      Chitra Anand
    • Deborah Rosado Shaw, Former Senior Vice President, Chief Global Diversity & Engagement Officer of PepsiCo
      Deborah Shaw
    • Sheryl Connelly, Manager of Global Trends & Futuring at Ford Motor Company
      Sheryl Connelly
    • Angelica Malin, Founder & Editor-In-Chief at About Time Magazine
      Angelica Malin
    • Bettina Warburg, Founder of Animal Ventures and Blockchain Researcher & Entrepreneur
      Bettina Warburg
    • Clara Shih, CEO & Founder of Hearsay Labs, Author of The Facebook Era, & Member of Starbucks Board of Directors
      Clara Shih
    • Poppy Jamie, Founder of Happy Not Perfect, Co-Founder of Pop & Suki, and Mental Health Advocate
      Speaker Poppy Jamie
    • Lauren DeLisa Coleman, Digi-Cultural Trend Analyst and Contributor to MSNBC, Forbes, & Inc.
      Lauren Delisa Coleman
    • Kimberly Bryant, Founder & CEO of Black Girls CODE and Aspen Institute Fellow
      Kimberly Bryant
    • Crystal Washington, Social Media Marketing Strategist & Tech Trends Expert
      Crystal Washington
    • Anjali Kumar, Former Google Executive & Former Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker
      Anjali Kumar
    • Samantha Radocchia, Blockchain Pioneer & Co-Founder of Chronicled, Inc.
      Sam Radocchia
    • Andy Cunningham, Former Apple Employee, and Founder & President of Cunningham Collective
      Andy Cunningham
    • Mona Patel, Business Innovation Strategist & Best-Selling Author
      Mona Patel
    • Evelyn Farkas, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense For Russia
      Evelyn Farkas
    • Pauline Brown, Former Chairman of North America for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
      Pauline Brown

    This is just a small sampling of the amazing female speakers we work with and represent for speaking engagements. Want to see more female 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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