Women Motivational Speakers

Are you looking for a motivational female speaker to inspire audiences at your next event?


We work with incredible female business leaders, military veterans, journalists, athletes, and more who "wow" audiences with gripping stories of beating the odds and finding success in even the most unlikely circumstances. These top female motivational speakers share their stories and move audiences to push past obstacles, set and meet major goals, and build the future they’ve always dreamed of. 


Also able to touch on gender issues, these inspirational female voices leave attendees feeling excited, energized, and adequately armed to tackle any challenge or roadblock with high-level insight and practical advice.

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

Founder of "Open-Ended Design" Technology & Design Lab, Google Arts & Culture Founding Team Member, Technologist, Thought Leader, Design Leader

Fees
  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: £10,001 - £20,000*
Suhair is a technologist, design activist and thought leader in culture and innovation globally. In 2022, she founded the open-ended design Technology & Design Lab, an incubator for ideas and projects at the intersection of technology and creativity. Prior to this, Suhair spent over a decade at Google, where she worked on early-stage product development and strategy for cutting edge technology initiatives. Suhair lectures on Technology & Design in the Master of Architecture program at Central Saint Martins in London, leading future-thinking in technology, design and values-driven outcomes around sustainability, inclusion, and interdisciplinary innovation.

World Renowned Applied Neuroscience Psychologist

Fees
  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
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.

Fastest Woman to Complete a Solo Expedition to the South Pole

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £20,001 - £35,000*
Described as “a trailblazer, and the most determined, tenacious, and motivated woman,” Preet Chandi holds the record of being the fastest woman to complete a solo unsupported ski expedition to the South Pole, as well as the distinction of being the first woman of colour to complete a solo expedition on the continent. Driven by an unending desire to push her mental and physical boundaries, Preet is any Army officer, physiotherapist, Nordic skier, ultramarathon runner, and endurance athlete with an iron will that has led to her making history and breaking barriers in the world of adventuring.

Millennial Entrepreneur & CEO of thriving business Inkpact

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Millennial, award-winning entrepreneur, CEO of Inkpact and women-in-tech ambassador. Charlotte is an inspiring and motivational speaker whose mission is to bring delight and connection to the heart of business communications. Using innovative and disruptive tech, Inkpact, successfully transforms digital email campaigns into beautiful, handwritten notes at scale. The letters are written by hand, by a freelance community of scribes - The Scribe Tribe, who make up the heart of the business. The thriving community of over 100 UK and US based creative freelancers leverage the flexible working hours and equal opportunity employment to earn in their spare time whilst doing work they love. Inkpact has recently launched a successful salesforce app allowing businesses to scale thoughtfulness at the touch of a button. Charlotte is a passionate and energetic leader who leads with heart. She has built a flexible and collaborative culture internally, provides work to those who prefer flexibility and has revolutionized the depth of connection companies can experience with their customers, through the power of innovative tech and human heart. Expertise: Charlotte is on a mission to connect the head and the heart of business and to drive innovation in the way humans and technology co-create meaningful experiences and lasting business relationships.

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.

Legendary British Skier, Four-Time Winter Olympian; BBC “Ski Sunday” & Olympic Presenter

Fees
  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest-ever skiers, Chemmy Alcott is a four-time Winter Olympian who has defied the odds in sport and life to inspire the world and show people that anything is possible when they’re willing to take risks. She represented Team GB throughout her 20-year sporting career, during which she became the eighth ranked skier in the world and the first British ski racer to win a run in the World Cup.

Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS, National Bestselling Author of GRAVITAS (USA Today, No. 1 on Amazon)

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, seamlessly blends stories from her data-driven insights from 11 years at McKinsey & Company and from her experience as an entrepreneur launching an innovative retail brand to offer talks that encourage audiences to choose self-confidence, work to harness their “superpower,” and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally. Sun explores why it’s vital to push past your potential, how to transform an idea into a movement, and why you’ve got to bet on yourself every single day. Sun has always had a passion for style, for inclusivity, and for helping people look and feel their best and was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Best Dressed Women.

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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Described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to “The Pied Piper of potential,” Sarah Robb O’Hagan is an executive, activist, entrepreneur, and founder of Extreme Living — a content platform designed to help individuals, teams, and organizations play to their highest potential. Currently, she is the CEO of EXOS, the leading performance coaching company that gets people ready for the moments that matter most in their work, sport, and daily lives. EXOS clients range from NFL players and Olympians to corporate executives, military personnel, and every day people looking to manage stressors and thrive in the new normal of fast-paced modern-day life. Drawing on her decades experience at some of the world's most influential brands, she shares practical takeaways including how to make failure your fuel, discover your most competitive playing field, get out of line rather than always following conventional wisdom, and bring out the “extreme" in others.

BAFTA-Nominated Interviews Producer on BBC Newsnight

Fees
  • Local: Under £10,000*
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  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
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As the BAFTA-nominated interviews producer on BBC Newsnight, Sam McAlister has successfully negotiated with everyone from Buckingham Palace and The White House to Facebook and Tesla. With skills honed through more than a decade in the BBC's elite news programmes, she has mastered the art and science of persuasion, as evidenced by her ability to build rapport with people and positively influence them to participate in a news programme that is renowned for its rigour and bite. Exclusives include, most famously, that interview with HRH Prince Andrew — but also interviews with Sheryl Sandberg, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Bill Clinton, Elon Musk, Prime Minister Netanyahu, James Comey, Stormy Daniels, Julian Assange, Trevor Noah, Amy Schumer, and Eric Schmidt — to name a few. She has the inside scoop on what interviews like this say about leadership, reputation, and communication in the modern age and knows how to avoid making terrible mistakes and deal with the media. She also speaks about the art of negotiation — honed over years and years — and “how to convince a Prince.” Described as “indefatigable” and having “silky smooth persuasive skills,” when speaking to groups, McAlister outlines best practices for developing trust and understanding, as well as mistakes to avoid for more effective communication and negotiation in the modern age.

Organizational Well-Being Consultant, Coach & Speaker

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: Under £10,000*
  • US West: Under £10,000*
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We all want more wellbeing and less stress in our personal and professional lives. Many organizations allocate a great deal of resources to wellbeing programs, stress prevention plans and the development of resilient skillsets. But, despite all this effort, engagement and productivity stay low, relationships hinder progress, customer service suffers, innovation stalls, and chronic stress and burnout are becoming more and more common. So, what is going on? Is the global epidemic of stress a sign of our times? Is it a product of 21st-century living? Or have our current approaches passed their sell-by date? Dorothy Martin is an expert in national policy in areas of workplace health and wellbeing as well as mental health. She has consulted with organizations such as the NHS, John Lewis & Partners, M&C Saatchi, Dorchester Hotel, Regent’s University London and many more, and has received special recognition from the Mayor of London for her work on organizational wellbeing. She is uniquely placed not only to answer these questions, but more importantly to help people understand how to unlock wellbeing and turn stress into success to bring about the results they really want. Dorothy doesn’t teach techniques or strategies. She will not add to your ‘to-do’ list. She won’t even ask you to make any changes at work or in life. She invites you to look in a completely different direction – one that is completely overlooked and often missing in our current conversation about stress, mental health and wellbeing. She asks important questions such as: where do stress and wellbeing really come from? She blends research and neuroscience with heart-warming stories to explain the mechanics of the human mind, challenging our beliefs and deeply ingrained ways of thinking. Most importantly, she makes it easy to use this knowledge to transform chronic stress into a doorway of opportunity to more wellbeing, productivity and extraordinary success. A dynamic, passionate, and impactful speak

Fmr. Pres. of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, First Female Pres. of a Professional Sports Franchise

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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: £35,001 - £55,000*
As the first female president of a professional sports franchise, Susan O’Malley, the former president of Washington Sports and Entertainment, is a pioneer in sports and business. Under her guidance, her company improved its bottom line, as well as its winning percentage, and the Washington Wizards experienced the largest ticket revenue increase and the highest renewal rate in the history of an NBA franchise to date. O’Malley’s illustrious career also included the creation of the MCI Center, which helped revitalize downtown DC. She addresses management, leadership, and marketing.

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*
  • Europe: Please Inquire
  • 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.

Motivational Speeches on Various Subjects

Bring fresh energy and exciting ideas to your next event by hiring one of these fantastic female motivational speakers. Our speakers are sure to leave your attendees with a new perspective and a renewed sense of purpose. 

These inspirational women speakers touch on everything from how to push past failure and “never let the quit in" and why you must always act as though you already sit in the seat you aspire to have, to how to avoid being discouraged by chasing a dream that no woman ever has achieved before.

Here are a few other topics you can hear from these accomplished speakers:

  • Setting and achieving your goals
  • Getting peak performance through discipline
  • Choosing self-confidence
  • Changing your mindset
  • Understanding your strengths
  • Overcoming burnout
  • Managing stress
  • Going against your plan
  • Leading by example
  • Determining your own destination
  • Pushing past your limits
  • Finding success as a woman

These talented speakers bring the female perspective and unique insights from their success in often male-dominated roles. They also bring positive energy and passion for success and helping others. Another benefit of female motivational speakers is the strong emotional connections they build with audiences, creating more impactful effects.

Hear From Accomplished Speakers

Beyond introducing fresh ideas through diverse and engaging topics, Leading Authorities speakers bureau has a roster of award-winning, innovative women. They bring leadership expertise and experience as the first women to accomplish incredible feats in their fields. Our roster includes:

More specifically, our female motivational speakers include the first female Army Reserve Ranger, the first female four-star General, the first female president of a national sports franchise, the first transgender Navy SEAL, a Paralympic athlete, a world-renowned journalist who took on a major news network, the most successful female boxer in history, the first female Thunderbird pilot, female CEOs, and more. Their incredible achievements and impactful stories for staying motivated will leave an indelible impression on your group.

The Types of Events They Cover

Our female motivational speakers are the perfect capstone for any event. They bring energy and real-life experience to encourage listeners and provide practical strategies for success. Here are a few events they might speak at:

  • Conferences: These women can speak at personal development or leadership conferences. They also bring expertise in particular industries to suit your needs. 
  • Corporate events: Whether you seek to build better teams at a company retreat or encourage continued growth at your annual meetings, we have a speaker that suits your needs. 
  • Educational events: Use the expertise of successful women across fields to encourage student populations to set goals, overcome obstacles, or achieve career objectives. 
  • Leadership retreats: Women in positions like business CEOs or military leadership know what it takes to drive innovation and make difficult decisions on behalf of their teams.
  • Special events: As your organization celebrates events like Women's History Month, hear and learn from the stories of incredible women. 

Our Event Speaker Expertise

At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we have over 30 years of experience in wowing audiences with talented speakers and the perfect solution for any challenge. We are in the people business, with a team of event professionals who provide personalized service to find the ideal speaker for your event. They can work with extremely specific requests and quick turnarounds for last-minute cancellations from other firms. Our people also include our roster of talented, professional speakers. 

With a main office in Washington, D.C., and a second office in London, we can serve any event nationally or internationally. We give you the best access to leading women who can advance your event. 

Invite a Female Motivational Speaker to Your Event

At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we’ll help you find a speaker who can most closely relate to your specific audience. We will also take your budget, theme, goals, and more into consideration when creating a customized speaker list for you.

For more information on booking one of these accomplished speakers or a specific speaker not listed above for your next meeting or event, contact our team today. We specialize in placing hard-to-find and in-demand keynote speakers from around the world, who may not be listed on our website.