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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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Margaret-Brennan-Face-the-Nation

Moderator of CBS News’ Face The Nation & CBS News’ Senior Foreign Affairs...

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Margaret Brennan is the moderator of CBS News' Face The Nation and the network's senior foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, DC. Brennan has reported on politics, international affairs, foreign relations, the economy, and global markets since she joined CBS News in 2012 and was named the White House and senior foreign affairs in 2017. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering global finance, anchoring a weekday show on Bloomberg Television called "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan." As a famous female speaker, Brennan delivers a fact-based, balanced look at the news.
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Economic OutlookInternational BusinessPoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers

Legendary Business Leader, Fmr. CEO of Flywheel Sports, & Fmr. President of...

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Executive, entrepreneur, and female business speaker 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

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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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechTED SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

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
Angie Bastian, Co-Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP
Founder, BoomChickaPop
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Angie Bastian, entrepreneur, co-founder and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. She and husband Dan founded their snack company in their Mankato, MN garage in 2001 as a means of creating a college fund for their children. Their gluten free, non-GMO, whole grain popcorn is proudly sold in natural food, grocery, club and mass retail outlets nationwide with a product presence in Canada, South Korea, Peru, Japan, the Caribbean and Mexico. The company is constantly innovating and is one of the fastest growing and most successful popcorn brands in the market today. Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is loved by fans as an empowered, spirited brand that represents authentic, real food that delivers on the attributes of clean, transparent labeling and great taste experience.
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Customer ExperienceEntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationRetailBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer BehaviorBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale 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
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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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EntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationLeadershipOvercoming AdversityBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsTED SpeakersAfrican 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!

To get in touch with a member of our team right away, you can also fill out the form below, email us at Contact@lauthorities.com, live chat with a member of our team online, or call us at 1-800-SPEAKER.

If you are looking for a specific speaker not listed above, we still encourage you to contact our team as we specialize in placing hard-to-find and in-demand keynote speakers from all around the world, which may not be listed on our website.

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