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Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau's diversity and inclusion keynote speakers are a great addition to add to any meeting or event program. Their unique perspectives highlight the importance of diversity in modern society. From topics directly associated with issues faced by minorities and women to fresh viewpoints on business, the economy, motivation, and leadership, these cultural diversity speakers make events well-rounded and relatable to a variety of audiences.

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Jonathan Capehart, Journalist and Television Personality

Journalist and Television Personality

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Jonathan Capehart is a journalist and television personality who has worked as a policy advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, a national affairs columnist, and was a member of the Daily News editorial board which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. He currently writes for The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.
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Diversity & InclusionPoliticsModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical AnalystsAfrican American Speakers

Inspiration for the Film, The Pursuit of Happyness

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Chris Gardner is the owner and CEO of Gardner Rich LLC. Conquering grave challenges to become a successful entrepreneur, Gardner is an avid motivational and inspirational speaker, addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. He is great for groups looking for a speaker who has “walked the walk” and accomplished things that no one else thought they would be able to do. He is also a passionate philanthropist whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations and discusses commitment and fatherhood.
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Diversity & InclusionInspiration & MotivationOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAfrican American SpeakersAuthors

Boxing Champion, Elite Athlete, Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV Host, Beauty...

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Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & nutrition expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two. The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were "knockouts") and zero losses. Laila is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.
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Diversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceGrowthAthletes & CommentatorsAfrican American SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers
Kimberly Bryant, Founder/CEO of Black Girls CODE & Aspen Institute Fellow
Founder & CEO of Black Girls CODE and Aspen Institute Fellow
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Kimberly Bryant is an African American electrical engineer who worked in the biotechnology field at Genentech, Novartis Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Merck for over 25+ years. This nationally recognized social innovator and the founder of Black Girls CODE inspires others to become change agents by pushing through traditional boundaries and perceived limitations to help drive change in our world. Through her non-profit, Black Girls Code, described by Oprah as “the first organization of its kind,” Kimberly works to develop our leaders of the future and increase opportunities for women and girls in the tech industry. With firsthand insights into the challenges women of color in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and math) face, Kimberly’s mission is to provide young girls from underrepresented communities opportunities to learn in-demand skills while providing guidance and encouragement. She inspires others to become change agents by pushing through traditional boundaries and perceived limitations to help drive change in our world.
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InnovationDiversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipLeadershipBusiness StrategyTechnologyOvercoming AdversityAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataTED SpeakersAfrican American SpeakersFemale Speakers
GOP Strategist, Political Contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and Co-Host of...
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Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN, CNN en Español, Telemundo, and co-host of ABC's The View. Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro is frequently called upon for her spot-on commentary. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.
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Diversity & InclusionPoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Beck-Kristin

Former Navy SEAL & Civil Rights Activist

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Kristin Beck is a retired United States Navy SEAL, who served for more than 20 years in the Special Operations Forces, as well as a civil rights advocate. For her service, she has been awarded more than 50 ribbons and medals, including the Bronze Star with valor, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Beck is the nation's first transgender Navy SEAL, and was a key voice in the Congressional Bill to end LGBTQ discrimination. She shares inspiring and motivational stories from both her time as a SEAL and her current mission: fighting for equality for all Americans.
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Diversity & InclusionCorporate Social Responsibility Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipTeamworkOvercoming AdversityMilitary LeadersFemale Speakers

Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe & New York Times Best-Selling...

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Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the daughter of former National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, spends each morning debating the headlines with a roundtable of political insiders, journalists, and newsmakers. Brzezinski is also the author of the best-selling books, All Things at Once and Knowing Your Value. She addresses current headlines, politics, women’s issues, women in the workplace, and the media.
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Diversity & InclusionPoliticsModeratorMediaAuthorsFemale Speakers
Dr. Hakeem M. Oluseyi, Astrophysicist, Educator, Humanitarian, and TED Fellow

Astrophysicist, Space Science Education Lead for NASA, & Inspirational...

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Dr. Hakeem Olyuseyi has three degrees, 8 U.S. patents, four E.U. patents and has hosted shows on the Science Channel and on Discovery. But more impressive is his life story. Olyuseyi grew up in the roughest neighborhoods of America, learned to survive on the street, and still taught himself Einstein’s theory of relativity from an old set of encyclopedias. At every turn he was presented with a compelling option to quit and yet he persevered. Today, he is a NASA astrophysicist, a global educator, and the author of a highly-anticipated upcoming memoir The Stars in My Soul: My Unlikely Journey through Space and Time where he recounts his journey from the streets to the stars. Dr. Olyuseyi is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities.
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Diversity & InclusionFuture TrendsInspiration & MotivationTechnologyOvercoming AdversityDisruptionTED SpeakersAfrican American SpeakersAuthors
Founder of FUBU & Star of Shark Tank
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Daymond John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst and Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivation speaker. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC's entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank.
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BrandingNegotiationDiversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationMarketingRetailBusiness StrategyRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAfrican American SpeakersAuthors

Host A Diversity Speaker At Your Next Event

Give your attendees a fresh perspective with the insight of our diversity speakers, who range from former CEOs of name-draw companies and hard-hitting journalists to Holocaust survivors and leading government representatives. From the moment they take the stage, your audience is engaged by their firsthand experiences.

The stories our diversity and inclusion speakers share and the wisdom they impart will stay with your audience and encourage them to act, whether in their workplace or personal life. That kind of long-lasting effect is rare at events, but with your vision, our experience, and our speakers’ insight, we can make it happen.

Making your goals come to life starts with collaborating with our team of industry veterans. With more than 20 years of experience, they have the scoop on the latest industry trends and know what audiences want when it comes to speakers, topics, and more. Using our insider knowledge and your preferences—from your budget to goals—we’ll find the perfect set of diversity speakers for you.

Explore our diversity and inclusion speakers’ profiles above.

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