Women Reshaping the Future
Women are making their mark and inspiring the next generation through their impactful contributions in the tech industry. Recognizing and celebrating influential women in tech broadens horizons and sets precedents for young women seeking to enter the STEM field.
Whether you are looking to book a female keynote speaker for Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, or any upcoming event, at Leading Authorities, we're proud to work with female speakers who are breaking barriers, disrupting industries, and transforming the world. From innovation to invention, we’re outlining some of the top female founders, CEOs, and tech experts who are known for the work they are doing to pivot the tech industry that we know today and create a powerful, everlasting reputation for women in tech when it comes to software and business development.
- Amy Webb, World-Renowned Futurist & Founder and CEO, Future Today Institute
- Jessica O. Matthews, Innovator and CEO, Uncharted
- Tarika Barrett, CEO, Girls Who Code
- Poppy Crum, Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution
- Nichol Bradford, Futurist and Transformative Tech Pioneer, Founder, & Executive
- Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
- Nikkia Reveillac, Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix
- Melanie Subin, Futurist; Trends, Scenarios, & Strategic Foresight Leader; Director of Consulting, Future Today Institute
- Meggie Palmer, Confidence Expert; Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO, PepTalkHer
Amy Webb is recognized as one of Forbes’ “Five Women Changing the World” for the work she is doing applying her strategic foresight methodology to businesses adapting and positioning themselves for sustained success in this era of unprecedented disruption. An advisor to Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, and silicon valley’s biggest names, Webb possesses expert-level knowledge and draws from her work and research to share insights on emerging trends and technologies that will revolutionize the ways we work and live. Webb is the Founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute and has pioneered a data-driven, technology-led foresight methodology that has been implemented by hundreds of organizations to power their growth. Through her dynamic and humorous demeanor, Webb helps audiences unleash their ability to imagine the future to unlock growth and greater purpose driven decision-making.
Innovator and CEO, Uncharted
Jessica O. Matthews is a young inventor breaking race and gender barriers through her game-changing company, which helps cities reduce the cost of the infrastructure to be truly smart, sustainable, and equitable for all. She shares with audiences how to develop a disruptor’s mindset, spark reinvention, and foster equitable innovation to give birth to solutions for the challenges our world is facing today.
Recognized on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list and listed on over 10 patents and patents pending, Matthews is disrupting the infrastructure industry for her groundbreaking research around the intersection of renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. She is well-known by many influential voices, including Bill Clinton who, when speaking of Matthews, commented, “If ever there was an innovator, she’s it.” She has appeared on the cover of Forbes and Forbes Africa, and has been featured in Marie Claire, Wired, Inc., TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company, among others.
CEO, Girls Who Code
Tarika Barrett is on a mission to transform perceptions of what a programmer can look like and close the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. In her talks, she provides actionable steps for creating more representative, inclusive, and supportive environments for women and other diverse groups.
Prior to joining the Girls Who Code team as CEO, Barrett served as COO and Vice President of various programs throughout the company. Having reached more than 450,000 girls around the world to date, Barrett is disrupting what we know about the coding and software development industry and as CEO of Girls Who Code, she is taking initiative to broaden career opportunities for women in the STEM field. Recently, she has served on the boards of CSforALL, Eskolta, and McGraw Hil and is currently on AT&T’s Accelerator Advisory Board. She was named one of Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York in 2021.
Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution
Poppy Crum is a visionary futurist and neuroscientist whose work sits at the intersection of technology and human evolution. Her thought-provoking presentations focus on how personalized technology will continue to transform the way we live and work, and the ways industries and organizations should be thinking about using tech to enhance human performance.
A renowned TED keynote speaker, Poppy Crum is well-known for her talk that has been viewed more than 1 million times on how to use advancing tech to form futures. In addition to her innovative work in tech, Dr. Crum is a U.S. representative and vice-chair to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and a member of the Stanford Research Institute Technical Council. Crum has a long list of accolades including being a 2021 recipient of the Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment and Technology, a 2018 recipient of the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Award and was named to Billboard magazine’s 100 most influential female executives in the music industry.
Futurist and Transformative Tech Pioneer, Founder, & Executive
Nichol Bradford explores how psychology, neuroscience, behavior, and technology come together to empower human transformation and wellbeing, and offers unique insights on how leaders can navigate their organizations through the future of work and society while keeping our humanity intact.
Having served on the board of the Brandon Marshall Foundation for Mental Health and as a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Bradford is tapped in to many industries and is applying her unique approach to wellness across them all. Her innovative technology has reached members in 72 countries and 450 cities, making it the largest and most respected authority on welltech. As executive director of her company Transformative Tech, Bradford helps corporate innovators understand and apply these powerful tools to their businesses to promote growth and well-being.
Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
Kate Darling is spearheading technology design and policy direction through her groundbreaking investigation into human-robot interactions. In her talks, she shares incredible insights on connections between human and robots, robot tech and ethics, and the ways robots will impact society in the near-term future.
Darling is the author of The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals About Our Future with Robots. She has been recognized as one of the “biggest names in science” by NBC News and one of the “25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About” by Robohub. Her work has been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CBC, WIRED magazine, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Die Zeit, The Japan Times, and many more major publications and outlets. She increasingly works at the intersection of law and robotics as a professor at Harvard Law School co-teaching a robot ethics course.
Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix
Nikkia Reveillac has executed holistic research plans to drive product, policy development, and innovation for two of the world’s biggest tech giants, Netflix and Twitter. Captivating and full of enthusiasm, her uplifting talks are centered on how to drive innovation and business growth through egoless leadership, empowerment, and purpose.
Reveillac is the host of Culture Unfit, her podcast dedicated to celebrating and creating a community for beautiful misfits and is committed to creating avenues to success for people who, like her, are taking unconventional roads in their workplace journeys. A visionary known for her initiatives to build high performance teams and uplift diverse groups, she has skillfully blended her business insights with her passion to innovate to act as a mentor to young people, especially those in marginalized groups, so that they can grow and thrive in their day-to-day team environments and their careers.
Futurist; Trends, Scenarios, & Strategic Foresight Leader; Director of Consulting, Future Today Institute
Melanie Subin provides insights development, innovation and transformation tactics, and strategic management and design processes to organizations in every industry looking for sustainable success. She fascinates audiences with intriguing analysis of the tech and trends that will disrupt business, government, and society, while providing proven tools and frameworks for helping organizations understand today’s problems, navigate future risk, and focus on opportunities to become the authors of their preferred futures.
As a widely respected authority on the role emerging tech is playing in the evolution of business and society, Subin's expert insights are frequently sought after by the world's leading publications, including New York Post, Fox Business News, and Axios.
Confidence Expert; Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO, PepTalkHer
A leader and confidence creator who is driving change by creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces for all, Meggie Palmer is on a mission to help organizations in every industry recruit, retain, and develop top talent from diverse backgrounds through PepTalkHer, the consultancy she founded and leads as CEO. She informs and surprises audiences with expert insights on driving change through technology, the confidence gap that can affect all groups in the workplace, imposter syndrome, and the other challenges that stand in the way of teams and individuals performing to their potential.
Palmer serves on several boards and is a passionate angel investor with special focus on tech businesses and teams with a female or underrepresented founder. She also lectures at Columbia University and Barnard College on negotiation and confidence, and is featured regularly in NBC, Vogue, and other leading media outlets.
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