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Inspire your audience with a keynote speech from one of the amazing female speakers we represent. Through Leading Authorities, you can access the biggest and brightest female motivational speakers, media personalities, well-known political strategists, CEOs, and senior executives from big name brands and well-known organizations, best-selling authors, and more. We connect Fortune 500 companies, leading professional organizations, associations, non-profits, academic institutions, and civic groups with the most in-demand keynote speakers, and our roster of speakers represents the importance of diversity within modern society.

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

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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.
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BrandingChange ManagementCreativityEntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipMarketingPeak PerformanceRetailSalesTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers
Gelfand-Michele

Cultural Psychologist, Author, & Distinguished University Professor

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Michele Gelfand is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 20,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, and The Economist, among other outlets. Most recently, she is the author of "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World"
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InnovationChange ManagementNegotiationGenerations & DemographicsHealth, Happiness, & WellnessHuman ResourcesInternational BusinessLeadershipRelationship BuildingBusiness StrategyTeamworkGrowthDecision MakingCorporate CultureAuthorsFemale Speakers

Former White House Press Secretary, Fox News Host,  Political Commentator, &...

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Dana Perino was the White House’s first female Republican press secretary and one of the most widely-respected members of President George W. Bush’s senior cabinet. She is currently a popular political commentator and a co-host—and the breakout star—of Fox’s The Five, a ratings phenomenon and the top show in the timeslot. She is also the host of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Her commentary is also regularly found in major publications. Perino analyzes politics, the upcoming election, and current events in the same energetic style that has made her so popular on TV. Small in stature but big on personality, she consistently gets rave reviews.
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PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsAuthorsFemale Speakers
Dr. Kate Darling, Robot Ethics Expert & Research Specialist at MIT Media Lab

Social Robotics Expert & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

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A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Dr. Darling’s work has been featured in international media, and she has authored multiple academic publications and contributed to industry publications from Vogue to Die Zeit to the BBC, and in 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner Award in Intellectual Property.
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InnovationTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechTED SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

Co-Host of CBS This Morning

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Whether interviewing presidents, first ladies, heads of state or members of Congress, Norah O’Donnell has earned a reputation as a keen interviewer of today’s newsmakers. In her presentations, she takes the audience behind today’s headlines for an in-depth look at the issues, the players and the politics at work. One of America’s most prominent journalists, O’Donnell is the recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage and Washingtonian Magazine has named her one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women.
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PoliticsModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Gretchen Carlson,  Broadcast News Anchor and Journalist

Acclaimed Broadcast News Anchor and Journalist, Best-Selling Author,...

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Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors, a best-selling author, and a tireless advocate for women in the workplace. Named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2017, Carlson most recently hosted “The Real Story” on Fox News for three years. Prior to that, co-hosted the #1 rated cable morning news show “Fox and Friends” for more than seven years.
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Diversity & InclusionInspiration & MotivationOvercoming AdversityPoliticsCorporate CultureModeratorMediaTED SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm

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Nicolle Wallace is host of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, a best-selling author, and the former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. Her West Wing colleague, presidential political adviser Mark McKinnon, called her a “rare talent in politics.” Funny and charming, she shares insights on the biggest issues of the day paired with stories from her time in the White House and on the campaign trail. Wallace is a master storyteller as she offers audiences the rundown they need to stay in the know.
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PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsAuthorsFemale Speakers
Crum-Poppy

Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution, Stanford...

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Poppy Crum works to bridge the gap between technology and insightful, effective human interaction. As a multi-dimensional advocate of empathetic technology, she builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and how we interact with the world. Poppy serves as the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and Program in Symbolic Systems. Poppy is dedicated to the development of immersive technologies that leverage human physiology and perceptual realities to enhance our experiences and interactions in the world. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to the intersection of human experience, artificial intelligence, sensory data-science, and immersive technologies.
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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataConsumer BehaviorRobotics & DronesSomething DifferentTED SpeakersFemale Speakers
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Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management & Senior Client Advisor At Morgan...

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Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was Chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation from 2005 to 2014, and sits on the boards of several community organizations. In August 2013, Carla was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. She is a gospel recording artist and a popular public speaker who gives impactful career guidance to corporate audiences based on her book, “Expect to Win.” Carla joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 after completing an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipOvercoming AdversityBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAfrican American SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

Impress With An Industry-Leading Female Speaker


What makes our female keynote speakers the best in the industry? A lot of things, starting with their moxie. They’ve overcome adversity, led and represented name-draw companies as presidents, and delivered success using their knack for innovation and unwavering determination to break through glass ceilings.

With their vast experiences and exceptional talent, our female public speakers connect with audiences at numerous events. From lectures that focus on women in technology and diversity in the workplace to those who discuss politics, marketing, or the media, our female speakers are the talent you’re looking for to impress your attendees.

At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we’re in the business of "Wowing" audiences. With our consultative, client-focused approach, we can help you find a speaker who meets more than your budget. They will also fit your event’s goals, theme, and more. And to make the booking process even simpler, our industry veterans tackle the logistics and event extras, including meet-and-greets, so you can focus your time and energy on ensuring that your event or meeting is a huge success. 

Find out more about our incredible female keynote speakers—including their experience, speaking topics, and accomplishments—by clicking on their photos above to browse through their individual speaker profile pages and watch video footage from past speaking engagements.

If you have any questions or are interested in having one of our program consultants compile a customized list of female speaker recommendations for you to consider based on your specific event, topic, theme, and audience criteria, please contact our team today.

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