Female Speakers

Female Speakers

Inspire your audience with a keynote speech from one of the amazing female leadership speakers we represent. Through Leading Authorities International, 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.

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

"People Hacker" and Social Engineer

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Jenny Radcliffe is a “people hacker” — or a mix of shrewd behavioral scientist, master negotiator, and actor. Known for talking her way into high-security banks and even the Tower of London, Jenny is a world-renowned coach, consultant, and speaker who brings something different to meetings focused on culture, social intelligence, sales, negotiation, and interpersonal relationships. A regular keynote at major security events — including Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, and Cyber Security Week — and a multiple-times TEDx contributor, Radcliffe has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as online media. She helps clients understand how to better read people and social cues, use subtle tactics of persuasion, open up avenues of conversation previously shut, and understand and shield against their own vulnerabilities.

Innovation Expert & CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
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  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
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Kate Ancketill is the brains and driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a globally recognised consultancy focused on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure and hospitality around the world. World-renowned, dynamic and commercially successful, Ancketill won the Jennifer d’Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs in 2007 and was selected as one of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2009.

Thought Leader on Sustainable Business

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
Marga Hoek is a member of Thinkers50, she is that rare combination: a true visionary on sustainable business and capital and a successful, innovative business leader who understands and applies the commercial realities of business. Operating at the highest level with ministers and presidents, Marga is a global voice for G20, G7 Climate Change and Cop 23 and a regular contributor for prestigious, global media like Forbes Magazine, Fortune and The Huffington Post. Her latest book The Trillion Dollar Shift, on the business opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals, received an international, gold medal.

Executive-in-Residence for AI+HI at SHRM, Futurist, Founder & Chairman of the Transformative Tech Lab

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Asia: £75,001 and up*
Working at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, behavior, technology, and science, Nichol Bradford’s mission is to empower human transformation and wellbeing by creating or curating new visions, opportunities, and tech-enabled tools for all. She catalyzes new ways to use technology to expand beyond our perceived limits and reach our fullest potential through her global non-profit Transformative Tech.org, working with talented researchers, founders, and investors across the globe who build wellbeing tech for human health and happiness. Bradford speaks extensively on human transformation, transformative tech, and the future of health, work, and human excellence. Using real-life examples and use cases from the latest trends in wellness technologies, she demonstrates to groups how these emerging advances can be applied to heal, upskill, and enhance human capability and benefit all of mankind.

The World’s First Special Forces Female Soldier

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
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  • Asia: £20,001 - £35,000*
Petra Malm is an elite soldier and trainer - trained instructor in military training. 17 years in the Swedish Armed Forces and the last ten as operator in the special force. She had to break new ground early in both the air force and the hunter's union before she, as the first woman, ever managed the selection tests to be a operator in the special crew. She has brought the experience from operational activities, both nationally and internationally, together with the requirements that the service meant - both physically and mentally, with her to the new civilian life, as a lecturer, trainer and coach.

Founder & Creative Director, Jo Loves

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  • Local: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • US East: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • US West: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Originally a facial therapist, Jo fell in love with fragrance whilst working from her discreet skin care clinic which she set up from her London home. Discovering an instinctual talent for creating scented products by hand in her kitchen, word of her exceptional potions quickly spread and soon Jo was unable to keep up with demand. From these artisan beginnings Jo launched her first brand, Jo Malone London which gained cult status around the world.

World Renowned Applied Neuroscience Psychologist

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
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Dr. Helena Boschi is a globally acclaimed psychologist who correlates principles from the scientific exploration of brain science to the business world with tips and tricks to hack our brains. She explains how our brains have been wired, leading to specific behaviours that are sometimes helpful but sometimes limiting. Dr. Boschi gives audience tools to change the way their brains drive decision making, innovation, and communication. For close to three decades, she has advised leading multinational organisations on how to define and design new initiatives — particularly in the areas of organisational behaviour, leadership, team development, and organisational change management. Her brain-based methodology is woven into the fabric of many of the world’s thriving companies.

Leading Futurist & Global Consumer Trends Expert, Legendary Chief Futurist at Ford Motor Company from 1996-2023

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
When the world’s top companies want to understand what’s next for their businesses and how they can create the next big breakthrough in their industries, they turn to world-renowned futurist Sheryl Connelly. Connelly is a global trends and consumer expert whose mastery at identifying what’s coming around the corner and the potential influences on customer attitudes and behavioral patterns that directly impact business strategy is unparalleled. From 1996-2023, she was a cornerstone presence on Ford Motor Company’s global trends and futuring team, working her way up the ranks at the automotive juggernaut and becoming the company’s chief futurist. Connelly draws upon her business foresight expertise and experiences at Ford to help organizations in any industry identify and analyze global consumer trends in order to lay the groundwork for long-term, future-focused planning and strategy across the entire company, and anticipate the ever-evolving needs and desires of the people they serve.

Communication Specialist

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £10,001 - £20,000*
Shola Kaye helps global organisations prepare for the future of work using the power of empathy, effective communication and inclusion nudges. Shola’s work is frequently described as practical, easily implementable and inspiring. Her team has developed The Inclusion Launchpad, and The E.Q. Accelerator programs to help support lasting change. She shares accessible case studies and implementable insights gained from working with international corporations across a wide range of industries.

Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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  • Local: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US East: £75,001 and up*
  • US West: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • Europe: £75,001 and up*
  • Asia: £75,001 and up*
With a medical, scientific, and philanthropic career that spans more than 30 years, Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann has devoted her life to improving the human condition through innovation. Most recently, she was the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the organization’s vision for a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. She was formerly the first female chancellor of University of California at San Francisco and spent 14 years at biotech firm Genentech, leading the development of a number of breakthrough medicines. An innovator and leader in life sciences, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann’s diverse training as an oncologist, scientist, and business executive leads to her endless curiosity about the world and her desire to change it for the better. In speeches, she shares her unique insights not only on revolutionizing global health, but also on effective and innovative leadership. Using lessons-learned as a trailblazing female leader of one of the world’s largest philanthropies, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann inspires audiences with her unparalleled perspective on how to foster an environment of collaboration and relentless innovation to drive disruptive solutions that make an impact.

Founder of Happy Not Perfect, Co-Founder of Pop & Suki, and Happiness Expert

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £20,001 - £35,000*
Poppy Jamie is an entrepreneur, influencer, and rising star in the happiness, mental health, and mindfulness space. She is the founder of the mental wellbeing company and app Happy Not Perfect – a source to better brain health. A deeply personal project combining behavioral scientific research, inspiration from her mother, and real life-experience, she created Happy Not Perfect to inspire and empower people to take control of their mental health through products, services, and experiences. As organizations worldwide grapple with how to manage the growing mental health crisis, Poppy provides a clear path to overcoming uncertainty, fears of rejection, anxiety, and burnout to find peace with the past and create a happier, healthier future. She is also author of the anticipated book Happy Not Perfect.

Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
Sue M. Gordon is the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) – the country’s number two ranking intelligence official. As the fifth PDDNI, she co-led the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and oversaw the entire Intelligence Community, comprised of over a dozen agencies that collect information on threats against the United States. In particular, Gordon’s transformative leadership focused on integrating intelligence across the organization, expanding outreach and partnerships, driving innovation, and advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the Community. With nearly four decades of legendary and dedicated service, Gordon has led at every level of the Intelligence Community with roles spanning numerous organizations and disciplines – drawing on this experience to inspire audiences to challenge the status quo, adapt to changing environments, and apply innovation to their business.

Life Sciences Leader, Former EVP, Chief Medical Officer, & Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Inc.

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
A pioneer in medicine and leadership, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall has been on the frontlines of healthcare for more than four decades as a clinician, researcher, and leader in the biopharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. Dr. Lewis-Hall is an incredible storyteller with a flair for well-timed humor who shares with audiences her powerful story and inspiring path to becoming a leader in the healthcare industry. Her talks motivate audience members to embrace pressure and determine their own destinations, just as she did on her path to being the first in her family to attend college, becoming a physician and, subsequently, a biopharmaceutical executive. Dr. Lewis-Hall’s message of perseverance, tenacity, equity, inclusion, and transparency is one that resonates with all audiences and diverse backgrounds.

Renowned Business Leader, CEO of EXOS the Performance Coaching Company, Former President of Equinox, Former Global President of Gatorade, Former Marketing Director at Nike and the Virgin Group

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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.

CEO, Girls Who Code

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
With a career dedicated to addressing inequities in education and helping young women of all backgrounds succeed, Dr. Tarika Barrett is at the forefront of expanding the pipeline of women entering tech and removing the obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. As the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization disrupting the tech industry and transforming perceptions of what a programmer can look like, she spearheads initiatives aimed at closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Social Robotics Expert & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research scientist 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.

Co-Founder of FutureFunded, Entrepreneur, Activist, Singularity University Fellow and Ambassador

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
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  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £10,001 - £20,000*
An entrepreneur by heart, a designer and biologist by training, and a maker for life, Cecilia is known internationally as an innovation activist in empowering communities and organizations with exponential technologies. She is founder of several companies such as MOB, Makers of Barcelona, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop. She is currently Singularity University Barcelona Chapter Ambassador and a recent fellow of SU at NASA Research Center at Ames. Cecilia received her Master as an architect at Harvard University as well as biology from Emory University. Cecilia is an adjunct professor at Parsons New School, a product strategy expert at Google Developers Group and a mentor at Google Launchpad and Harvard Innovation Lab.

Former Chief Economist for CNBC

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
Marci Rossell is a world-renowned economist and financial expert known for her ability to take complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down press, and make them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers. Her animated style was honed when she served as the popular and lively Chief Economist for CNBC and Co-Host of Squawk Box, where she became a household name and a must-watch source of financial news. An expert on investing, globalization, and trade, she uses her media and courtroom experience coupled with her expertise in business and government to address the current state of our economy, including economic recovery, restructuring, and revitalization.

BBC Breakfast & European Morning News television presenter

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
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  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £10,001 - £20,000*
A familiar key face of BBC News, Naga Munchetty is one of the main presenters for the BBC’s flagship Breakfast programme. Broadcast live from Media City in Manchester, it delivers news, current affairs, sport, business and magazine features and is watched by more than 12 million viewers each week. She also fronts the European Breakfast News slot for BBC World News.

Renowned Leadership Expert and Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
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  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
Described by Dr. Brené Brown as one of her “leadership heroes and a total badass,” U.S. Air Force retired Colonel, DeDe Halfhill is a proven leader who draws from 25 years of command experience and as a senior advisor to the military’s highest-ranking officials to provide a real-world perspective on the power of embracing humanness and vulnerability in leadership. Twice deployed to Iraq, DeDe’s sought-after leadership insights are grounded in personal experiences commanding and advising organizations through challenging environments — often when lives were at risk and there were no easy answers. As a senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DeDe was a trusted influence in developing solutions to the military’s most-pressing issues. She also served as the military’s lead spokesperson responsible for implementing plans supporting the Department of Defense’s global communications strategy.
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. 

Whether you are looking for female conservative speakers, female liberal speakers, female motivational speakers, management public speakers, or just general famous female speakers, we can get you in contact!

Find out more about our incredible and inspirational 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 best female motivational 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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