Meggie Palmer

Confidence Expert; Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO, PepTalkHer
Meggie Palmer Speaker
  • Combined her entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for inclusion and equity to accelerate change and create more diverse and inclusive workplaces for all
  • Teaches the world’s top brands proven tactics and strategies for bridging equity and confidence gaps on the path to high performance and success
  • Inspires audiences with actionable insights and tools for powering progress for organizations and individuals
  • An award-winning journalist and TV personality who, as an emcee, draws out fascinating stories and perspectives from panel participants and interviewees

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A leader and confidence creator who is driving change in the workplace and creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces for all, Meggie Palmer is on a mission to help organizations in every industry recruit, retain, and develop top talent from diverse backgrounds through PepTalkHer, the consultancy she founded and leads as CEO. What began as a side hustle for Palmer has evolved into a thriving global business and movement with a strong community of 60,000 aspirational professionals from all walks of life who are breaking glass ceilings and leading organizations into the future.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Palmer is a master relationship-builder who leads high-energy, interactive keynotes on fostering more inclusive organizations for women and underrepresented groups, diversifying leadership, and the keys to success in the workplace. She informs and surprises audiences with expert insights on driving change through technology, the confidence gap that can affect all groups in the workplace, imposter syndrome, and the other challenges that stand in the way of teams and individuals performing to their potential. An expert at engaging the room and setting a fun mood while addressing important topics, she leaves audiences with tangible learnings they can apply in the real world.  

Inspired by her own experiences with inequality and lack of inclusion throughout her career, Palmer first founded PepTalkHer in 2017 as a means to guiding organizations on their paths to achieving corporate diversity and helping individuals supercharge their careers. Through the company, she runs corporate programming for Fortune 500 companies and leading brands, including Salesforce, JP Morgan, and LinkedIn — providing in-house frameworks for organizations to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. She also oversaw the launch of the PepTalkHer career success management app at a Vogue event in 2019.

Prior to PepTalkHer, Palmer served as VP of business development and content partnerships for The Financial Times, where she worked with Barclays, IBM, and other top companies to create high-impact content for C-suite executives. Before that, she was an award-winning journalist and foreign affairs correspondent for BBC World, CNBC, and SBS Dateline. She has traveled the world interviewing world leaders and iconic public figures — from Bashar Al Assad in his Palace in Syria to Brad Pitt on the red carpet. Her films won New York Festival TV & Film awards, UN Media Awards, a Walkley award, and a Logie nomination.

In addition to being a Tory Burch Fellow and the recipient of a grant from Sara Blakely’s Spanx Foundation, Palmer serves on several boards and is a passionate angel investor with special focus on tech businesses and teams with a female or underrepresented founder. She also lectures at Columbia University and Barnard College on negotiation and confidence, and is featured regularly in NBC, Vogue, and other leading media outlets. 

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Meggie Palmer: Unleashing Confidence and Mastering Imposter Syndrome

How to Develop Diverse Talent | #MakeChange | Salesforce

Backstage interview at Vogue Codes 2019 in Sydney | Vogue Codes | Vogue Australia

The Art of Confidence. In her mission to close the gender and leadership gaps that exist in the workplace, PepTalkHer founder Meggie Palmer has discovered yet another gap that stands in the way for many people on the path to success: the confidence gap. In this high energy, inspiring talk, Palmer identifies the circumstances leading to crushed confidence for individuals in the workplace and how they result in teams falling short of reaching their potential and meeting  their business objectives if left unaddressed. 

Exhibiting the perfect dose of candor and practicality to engage and inspire the audience, Palmer paints a picture of what it means to be truly confident and outlines an actionable framework that people can instantly begin to apply in order to overcome imposter
syndrome, master the art of confidence, achieve beyond their potential, and lead their
teams to success. Expect tangible action steps your audience can put into effect that day. She'll guide your audience to feel in control of their future and how to steer their confidence and their careers in a direction they love. 

Negotiation Mastery: Know Your Worth. On a mission to close the all the gaps that prevent individuals from leveling up in their careers, journalist-turned entrepreneur Meggie Palmer shares valuable tips for anyone looking to negotiate in the workplace. In this talk, Palmer motivates audience members to recognize their value and shares tactics for recording their wins, approaching negotiations with confidence, stating their ask, and arriving at an outcome that is beneficial to all parties.She has educated tens of thousands of folks globally with her practical, no B.S. negotiation strategy including at Columbia University, Vogue, Salesforce, and J.P. Morgan; for sales teams and employee resource groups; and at industry-wide conferences.  

Multiple Generations, One Team: Leading Across Generations in the Modern Workplace. This is the first time in history that five generations have occupied the workplace at the same time. This convergence of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z brings both immense opportunities and unique challenges, and the leaders that understand how to navigate the nuances between the generations are the ones who are best positioned to harness the full, collective potential of their teams. As a business leader whose teams are comprised of members from the different generations, PepTalkHer founder and CEO Meggie Palmer reflects upon her own experiences building a business from the ground up with the support of generationally diverse teams to share actionable strategies for how today’s leaders can bridge the gap between the different age and experience groups in order to foster collaboration and drive success. 

In this talk, she explores the distinct characteristics, values, and communication styles of each generation, while offering practical tips and tools leaders can leverage to cultivate inclusive, high-performance teams that play to the strengths of generational cohorts, as well as individual talent, in support of teamwork, innovation, and growth within the organization.

Moderated By Meggie Palmer. A versatile presence on stage and an experienced award-winning television foreign correspondent (previously for BBC World, CNBC, and SBS Dateline), Meggie Palmer loves moderating, hosting and interviewing guests for events. Meggie has emceed conferences and events for brands including Salesforce, Linkedin, and UBS Bank and has live interviewed guests including Spanx's Sara Blakely, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, and Fortune 500 board members, as well as world leaders and pop culture icons including Bashar Al Assad in his palace in Damascus and Brad Pitt on the red carpet in Paris.

She'll draw out fascinating stories, insights, and perspectives from subject matter experts and panel participants. Palmer is second to none when it comes to asking questions that get to the heart of the issues that matter most to audiences and facilitating conversations to ensure each participant has sufficient opportunities to have their viewpoint heard. 

You'll never need to stress about how she'll handle last-minute changes and glitches given her decades in live television reporting — your event is in stellar hands! 

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