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Female Speakers On 2018's Big Topics

Female speakers on big 2018 topics

Our team has received a lot of requests for female keynote speakers across many different topics lately. 

If your group is looking to book a female speaker to speak at an event this year or next year, we encourage you to consider one of these impactful female speakers covering the biggest topics of 2018:

Innovation & Business Strategy Speakers

  1. Sarah Robb O’Hagan
  2. Mona Patel 
  3. Susan O’Malley 
  4. Dawn Hudson 
  5. Pauline Brown 

Sarah Robb O’Hagan 

CEO Of Flywheel Sports, Former President Of Gatorade, & Former GM At Nike

Sarah Robb O’Hagan is the CEO of Flywheel Sports, the former president of Gatorade, and a former GM at Nike. She's also author of the best-selling book, Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. She speaks candidly about the value of “failing forward,” chronicling failures in her own life to illustrate the importance of perseverance. She also walks audiences through becoming the most “extreme” versions of themselves in order to capitalize on their successes, and how to bring out the “extreme” in those around them. 

Mona Patel

Business Innovation Strategist & Best-Selling Author

Mona Patel is a business innovation and customer experience expert, best-selling author, and founder and CEO of Motivate Design. She runs audiences through several “BS personas” that we often use to hold ourselves or our teams back from truly innovative ideas, and helps teams identify the areas in which they can and must adapt in order to thrive in an era of disruption.

Susan O’Malley

First Female President Of A Professional Sports Franchise

Susan O’Malley is the first female president of a Professional Sports Franchise. She uses anecdotes and lessons learned from her life of unprecedented success to share insights in leadership. Her ground-breaking business ideas provide a guide for thriving in a male-dominated field.

Dawn Hudson

Former Chief Marketing Officer Of The NFL & Former President and CEO Of Pepsi Cola North America

Dawn Hudson is the former Chief Marketing Officer of the NFL and former President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America. With more than 20 years of strategic brand-building experience with some of the world’s best-known and most-loved brands, she shares insights on brand positioning, showing audiences how to tap into their core capabilities and capitalize on in a way that’s authentic to their brand DNA.

Pauline Brown

Former Chairman of North America for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Pauline Brown 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.

speakers who Motivate Groups to Tackle New Challenges

  1. Col. Nicole Malachowski
  2. Carla Harris
  3. Lisa Jaster
  4. Laila Ali

Col. Nicole Malachowski

America's First Female Thunderbird Pilot & Combat Veteran

Col. Nicole Malachowski is America's first female Thunderbird pilot, a combat veteran, and a former fighter squadron commander. She uses her time in combat as a metaphor for the changes organizations and individuals are faced with, and shares insights in leadership, fellowship, and overcoming adversity.

Carla Harris 

Vice Chairman Of Global Wealth Management & Senior Client Advisor At Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris is the Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Carla Harris speaks powerfully about the proven strategies that have helped her get ahead on Wall Street. With this presentation, she shares her hard-won "Pearls" to help audiences maximize their chance for success in the seat they are sitting in as well as their odds of reaching the seat they aspire to sit in. 

Lisa Jaster

Army Ranger & Peak Performance Expert

Lisa Jaster is the first-ever female Army Reservist to become a Ranger, which is one of the most grueling combat training courses in the world. She believes that “There is no quitting”—leaves audiences inspired to tackle BIG challenges.

Laila Ali

World-Class Athlete, Fitness & Nutrition Expert, & TV Host

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and 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.

speakers with Thought-Provoking Overviews of the Day’s Big Issues

  1. Norah O’Donnell
  2. Amy Holmes
  3. Dana Perino

Norah O’Donnell 

Co-Host Of CBS This Morning

Norah O’Donnell is the co-host of CBS This Morning. She offers audience a deep into the issues of the day, drawing on firsthand experience interviewing some of the biggest news makers in the world now. O’Donnell shares how today’s event will shape the world and the role key players have in crafting headlines.

political speakers as We Gear up for the Midterms

Amy Holmes

Acclaimed Political Commentator & Host Of The PBS Show, In Principle

Amy Holmes is an acclaimed political commentator and host of the new PBS show, In PrincipleShe takes audiences into the future of politics under the Trump administration and the most current political issues. Holmes shares her insider's view of Washington to explain what the political news of the day means for the American people.

Dana Perino

Former White House Press Secretary & Host Of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino

Dana Perino, Former White House Press Secretary and Host of The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Perino uses that same energetic style that has made her popular on TV to share political analysis. She discusses current political events, and the upcoming elections.

diversity & inclusion speakers

  1. Kristin Beck
  2. Mika Brzezinski

Kristin Beck

Former Navy SEAL & Decorated Civil Rights Activist

Kristin Beck, former Navy SEAL and decorated civil rights activist. Kristin shares the incredible story of her life with audiences across the country, and touches upon themes of courage, leadership, and standing up for what’s right. Kristin explores the links between strong leadership and being an ally to those who are disenfranchised, and inspires audiences to find their voices and create better worlds for their selves, their teams, and future generations to come.


Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and Best-Selling Author of All Things at OnceKnowing Your Value, and Grow Your Value

Mika Brzezinski has now found her voice as the co-host of Morning Joe, but it wasn’t always so easy. In a powerful, funny, and moving presentation from a woman who has faced ups and downs and literal tumbles on her career trajectory, Brzezinski cites personal stories from her quest to find a work-life balance alongside tools and techniques for success at home and on the job no matter who you are.

Cyber Security speakers

  1. Lisa Monaco
  2. Evelyn Farkas

Lisa Monaco 

Former Homeland Security & Counter-terrorism Advisor 

Lisa Monaco is a former Homeland Security and counter-terrorism advisor and currently a CNN senior national security analyst. Monaco uses stories from her time in the Oval Office and the Situation Room to provide your organization with the framework needed to embrace the power of the internet while also eliminating the chances of falling victim to a cyber-attack.


Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense For Russia

Known as the top Obama Administration official on Russian issuesEvelyn Farkas shares an insider’s perspective on the Kremlin’s goals and methods. She offers a fascinating look at America’s position in the world as well as her thoughts on how to secure global stability and prosperity.

Social Media & Tech Trends speakers

  1. Crystal Washington
  2. Anjali Kumar

Crystal Washington

Social Media Marketing Strategist & Tech Trends Expert

Crystal Washington is a social media marketing strategist and tech trends expert. She uses her insights in social media and trends to explain how your company can use the current technology to remain innovative. In her talk, among other things, she explains what the current internet landscape means for recruitment, client engagement, and brand differentiation.

Anjali Kumar

Former Google Executive & Former Head Of Social Innovation At Warby Parker

Anjali Kumar worked on Google’s YouTube acquisition and on several Google X projects, and was one of Warby Parker’s first employees. She talks about where innovation begins and why “knowing more” doesn’t always equal success.

See a full list of our talented female speakers—including their experience, speaking topics, and accomplishments. 

To learn more about any of these speakers, or to check their availability and fees for an upcoming event or meeting, contact our team today.

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