Inspiring Female Innovators Changing the World

Inspiring Female Innovators Changing the World

Looking for an innovation speaker to inspire your group in today’s ever-changing climate? What’s even more powerful is to hear from a speaker who uses innovation to create positive change. 

These inspiring female voices have disrupted their industries and made lasting global impact by thinking differently and embracing game-changing ideas. Take a look a these virtual and keynote speakers:

  • Jessica O. MatthewsFounder & CEO, Uncharted Power
  • Poppy Crum, Neuroscientist, Technologist, Stanford Adjunct Professor & Dolby Laboratories Chief Scientist
  • Nikkia ReveillacBusiness Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
  • Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey's Global Fashion Practice 
  • Susan Gordon, 30-Year National Security Leader, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Debbie Sterling, Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox
  • Jane Chen, Co-Founder and CEO, Embrace


Founder & CEO, Uncharted Power

Powering people in need with accessible energy solutions.

Named one of Fortune’s “Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs,” Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, an award-winning technology company that provides clean, safe, and low-cost power and data services. Listed on over 10 patents and once invited by President Barack Obama to the White House for the America Invents Act in 2012, she takes audiences along her entrepreneurial journey of flipping the energy industry in its head, inspiring them to use disruptive technology and innovation to power the needs of people worldwide.


Neuroscientist, Technologist, Stanford Adjunct Professor & Dolby Laboratories Chief Scientist

Enhancing human performance through smart and empathetic technologies.

An advocate for the kind of technology that learns more about us as we use it, Dr. Poppy Crum works to bridge the gap between rapidly evolving technology and insightful, more effective human interaction. As Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, she builds technologies that power industry innovation and best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and the ways we interact with our world. Her fascinating, fast-paced presentations unlock the ways new and empathetic technologies will continue to shape us as humans and rapidly change how we live—impacting everything from healthcare and communication, to work and relationships.


Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix

Asking questions other are often afraid to in pursuit of purposeful innovation. 

A visionary, thought leader, and change agent, Nikkia Reveillac has led research and insights teams that have driven growth at Netflix, Twitter, and Colgate-Palmolive. Bringing an infection enthusiasm to her uplifting talks, she reveals to audiences why research is the heart and soul of innovation while sharing proven tactics for asking sparking innovation that closes gaps, solves problems, and brings forth change that is welcomed by consumers.


Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Using her endless curiosity about the world to change it for the better.

Named one of the world's seven most "powerful innovators" by Forbes, Susan Desmond-Hellmann is a life sciences leader who has dedicated her medical, scientific, and philanthropic career to improving the human condition through innovation. Drawing from her unique experiences revolutionizing global health as a trailblazing leader of one of the world's largest philanthropies, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann inspires audiences with her unparalleled perspective on fostering collaborative environments and inspiring relentless innovation to disruptive solutions that make an impact. 


Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey's Global Fashion Practice 

Helping groups choose self-confidence and harness their "superpower."

Understanding the transformative power of clothing, Lisa Sun filed for a global patent to build shapewear directly into dresses and launched GRAVITAS, the game-changing "confidence company" offering innovative apparel and styling solutions designed to help women look and feel their best. She seamlessly blends her personal story with experience-driven insights to encourage audiences to tap into inner strength, bet on innovative ideas, and ultimately discover their superpowers as they bet on innovative ideas to find success in even the most difficult business environments.  


30-Year National Security Leader, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Illustrating how impactful leaders put innovation to action.

Formerly the nation's second highest ranking intelligence official as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Sue Gordon is one of the most accomplished leaders in the history of national security. A charismatic speaker, she shares personal anecdotes from her experiences as an Intelligence Community leader to motivate audiences to challenge the status quo, adapt to changing environments, and apply new technologies, while also speaking expertly to our ever-evolving world and the importance of honing innovation to successful build our future. 


Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox

Disrupting the pink aisle with STEM-focused toys for girls.

Debbie Sterling is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. She is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award-winning company on a mission to "disrupt the pink aisle" with toys, games, and media focused on inspiring the next generation of female engineers. Sterling’s disruption of the toy industry has ignited a national conversation about breaking gender stereotypes in retail – inspiring groups to think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and achieve audacious goals.


Co-Founder and CEO, Embrace

Thinking differently to solve global problems and save infant lives.

Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to help the 15 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year through a low-cost infant warmer. Through sharing her own story of conceptualizing and developing the Embrace incubator, the lives it has saved, and the leadership lessons she’s learned along the way, Chen inspires audiences to look at problems with a fresh perspective – motivating groups to use “design thinking,” a powerful framework for innovation, to embrace challenges, spark creation, and create for impact and purpose.


If you're interested in checking out any speaking fees and availability for an upcoming date or if you would like to book a speaker for your next meeting or conference, contact our team today! Do you have a virtual event coming up? We have speakers in every topic that are perfect for you and your audience. 

Want more virtual keynote speaker options or virtual event ideas? Tell us about your event and we can send you a customized list of speaker recommendations tailored specifically for your event's topic, theme, and audience. Request your custom speaker list.

To get in touch with a member of our team right away, you can also fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email us at, or start a live chat with us online.

Continue Reading »