mobile menu
Search Speakers
By Topic
By Type
By Fee Range
$5k $100k+
To Search by Fees
Select Event Location

Diversity Speakers

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.

Let us know if you are interested in one of our speakers for your event.

Jonathan Capehart, Journalist and Television Personality

Journalist and Television Personality

Fees
  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »
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.
Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionPoliticsModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical AnalystsAfrican American Speakers

Inspiration for the Film, The Pursuit of Happyness

Fees
  • Local: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US East: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US West: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »
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.
Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionInspiration & MotivationOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAfrican American SpeakersAuthors
Republican Strategist and Political Contributor to CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo
Fees
  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »
Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. 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 frequently appears in the media, sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. 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.
Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionPoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Kristin-Beck

Former Navy SEAL & Civil Rights Activist

Fees
  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »

Kristin Beck, born Christopher Beck is known to be the first female US Navy SEAL. She distinguished herself in 20 years of exceptionally meritorious service with Special Operations Forces in the SEAL teams. Now a decorated civil rights activist, she gives speeches and lectures at various events around the country.

Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionCorporate Social Responsibility Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipTeamworkOvercoming AdversityMilitary LeadersFemale Speakers

Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Fees
  • Local: Please Inquire
  • US East: Please Inquire
  • US West: Please Inquire
  • Europe: Please Inquire
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »

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.

Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionPoliticsModeratorMediaFemale Speakers

CEO of Flywheel Sports & Fmr. President of Nike, Gatorade, & Equinox

Fees
  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »

Executive, activist, and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother, and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Sarah's career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands. She is the former CEO of Flywheel Sports, former President of Gatorade, former Director at Nike, and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands. She is the founder of Extreme Living, a consultancy focused on bringing the best out of individuals and organizations.

Topics & Types
BrandingChange ManagementCreativityEntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipMarketingPeak PerformanceRetailSalesTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers

Founder of FUBU & Star of Shark Tank

Fees
  • Local: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US East: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US West: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »
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.
Topics & Types
BrandingNegotiationDiversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationMarketingRetailBusiness StrategyRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAfrican American SpeakersAuthors
President and CEO of Grameen America and Former CEO of Avon Products
Fees
  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »
Andrea Jung is the President and CEO of Grameen America. She is also the former CEO of Avon. She was the first female CEO at a cosmetics company who was not also its founder and Avon’s first female CEO, despite the company’s long history. Known for her discipline and innovative ideas, Jung turned the company around, nearly tripling profits after looking at operations with a fresh perspective, and also moved Avon into international markets, selling in more than 143 countries. One of Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women,” Jung addresses marketing, business strategy, innovation, and going global.
Topics & Types
BrandingDiversity & InclusionTurnaroundBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers

Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Commerce & Fmr. CEO of Kellogg

Fees
  • Local: Please Inquire
  • US East: Please Inquire
  • US West: Please Inquire
  • Europe: Please Inquire
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Check Fees & Availability Quick Look »

Carlos Gutierrez is the former CEO of Kellogg, the former vice chairman of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, and a former US Secretary of Commerce, where he was a core member of President Bush’s economic team. He began as the youngest CEO in Kellogg’s history, and Fortune dubbed him “the man who fixed [the company].” He was also an advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns and a member of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Suave and charismatic, he discusses leadership and how politics and policy affect commerce.

Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionEconomic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationInternational BusinessPoliticsTurnaroundBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsMedia

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.

If you have any questions or would like to book one of these speakers for an upcoming event or meeting, please contact us here or call us at 1-800-SPEAKER.

Check Availability