Emmy Award-winning Journalist & Producer; Bestselling Author; Founder, Shriver Media & The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
 

"One of the most personable, candid presenters we’ve had in the 12 years of our women’s health luncheon and lecture."

-Mills Peninsula Health
 
-Sought-out to engage in a powerful, moderated Q&A on health and how to be an "Architect of Change'" at Prudential's upcoming Health Summit. 
-Recently addressed an audience of 6,000 at the Annual Conference of the Professional Business Women of California, which received coverage on local news and inspired legions of tweets including: "@mariashriver is giving me all the inspiration at @pwbc #LiftUp #StandUp"; "So wonderful to see this giant conference room PACKED with women - listening to the inspiring @mariashriver..."
GLORIA STEINEM
Iconic visionary of the women's movement; Co-Founder, Women's Media Center; Bestselling Author

 

"Gloria was absolutely amazing. It was like an out of body experience to hear from her. Everyone was blown away."

-The Robert Toigo Foundation

 
- A powerful, in-demand speaker, Steinem is set to address thousands of audience-members at speaker series nationwide-- from St. Louis to Boston.
- A key advocate of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Steinem recently discussed "Women at Work"  at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and delivered a keynote entitled "#MeToo and Time's Up: The Future of Feminism?" at Wayne State University for an audience of 1,200. Steinem's appearance earned multiple standing ovations and made headlines.
27th Prime Minister of Austrlia; Chair, Global Institute for Women's Leadership
 

"Geneva was a tremendous success. [PM Gillard] was fantastic. Very well received - amazing really - and wonderful to be around - an incredibly generous woman..."

-Simmons Leadership Conference
 
- Recently established and has been named chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College, where Gillard will work to promote gender equality and tackle complicated issues of women’s treatment in workplaces.
- Sought-out for the New York Times upcoming, inaugural New Rules Summit: Women, Leadership and a Playbook for Change, as well as to address 3,400 women at the 2019 Simmons Leadership Conference, and a keynote on Purposeful Leadership at Linkage's upcoming Global Institute for Leadership Development
MAE JEMISON
First African-American Woman in Space; Inductee, National Women's Hall of Fame
 

"Dr. Jemison was fantastic... We had standing room only... I'm very grateful to Dr. Jemison for being so generous with her time and attention..."

-Boston College Colloquium on Women and Leadership

- Headlined WorldDenver's International Women's Day Gala Luncheon and Seminar, addressing 500 executives and community leaders.  
- Sought-out for the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation program, A Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison, which is already sold-out. 
- Jemison appears in a fascinating new documentary series from National GeographicOne Strange Rock. She was sought-out for interviews in Newsweek and NBC to discuss the project.
CECILE RICHARDS
President, Planned Parenthood (2006-2018); New York Times Bestselling Author, Make Trouble; Board Member, Ford Foundation

"Cecile Richards was a fascinating, engaging, and charming speaker. With humor, grace and first-rate storytelling, she kept an audience of 800 New Yorkers - women and men, old and young - engaged and excited during an important and stimulating conversation. Her appearance was one of the “hits” of our season."

- Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center

- Tunku Varadarajan, professor at NYU’s Stern Business School, on Forbes.com
- Delivered a powerful and informative lecture “An Evening of Perspective: Women and the Political Process” at SMU followed by a dynamic Q&A about today's political climate. 
- Set to address an audience of 1,600 C-suite executives and government leaders at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference.
- Noonan's most recent Declarations column, for which she wont the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, "If Adults Won't Grow Up, Nobody Will" offers powerful lessons on the current moment. 
LORI GREINER
Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank; The "Queen of QVC"; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur; National Bestselling Author of Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!
 

"We were fortunate to have Lori Greiner as our closing keynote speaker... The room was filled to capacity... Everyone stuck around to hear Lori Greiner. She offered an enlightening talk about how she got started and became the queen of QVC. What a wonderful day!"
 

-Venture Atlanta
 
- Sought-out to deliver a keynote on equality, philanthropy, and humanitarianism at Texas' first We Day, a major event that brings thousands of student leaders together. Curry delivered remarks on empathy at We Day Minnesota as well
- Set to address an audience of 1,000 at Canada's only women's University as the keynote speaker for BresciaLEAD, an event that celebrates today's generation of women leaders. 
- Is an executive producer and reporter for PBS's new series We'll Meet Again.
PEGGY NOONAN
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author; Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC

"Peggy Noonan delivers, weekly, a reasonable approximation of what the better angels of our nature may (or are supposed to) sound like... She is perceptive, persuasive, principled and patriotic."


- Tunku Varadarajan, professor at NYU’s Stern Business School, on Forbes.com
 
- Delivered a powerful and informative lecture “An Evening of Perspective: Women and the Political Process” at SMU followed by a dynamic Q&A about today's political climate. 
- An in-demand speaker, Noonan is set to deliver a keynote address for 1,200 CEOs and senior executives on "This Moment in American History," and recently delivered a keynote for 1,700 executives and physicians at the American Hospital Assocation's Annual Membership Meeting, earning praise on Twitter such as: "Yesterday’s @ahahospitals annual meeting featured speaker Peggy #Noonan gives me hope that we can still trust parts of the media."
ANN CURRY
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist; Executive Producer & Reporter; PBS Series "We'll Meet Again"

 "I will honestly tell you in my 15 years in the media I have brought in probably 30 different celebrities all of whom have been nice and cooperative but Ann Curry is by far the nicest, most sincere, delightful person that I have ever worked with..."


- Women's Health & Lifestyles Fair
 
- Just delivered a compelling, crucial and passionate TedTalk on the state of journalism and how the credibility of the profession is at stake.  
- Recently addressed an audience of 1,000 at Canada's only women's University as the keynote speaker for BresciaLEAD, an event that celebrates today's generation of women leaders, and is set to address an audience of 1,500 at the upcoming Knight Lecture at the University of Akron. 
- Curry's PBS series We’ll Meet Again—for which she serves as a reporter and co-executive producer— was recently renewed for a second season.
TARANA BURKE
Founder of the Me Too Movement;
2017 TIME Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers


"Tarana was magnificent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and hearing her speak. She was extremely gracious in speaking with guests and taking photos."


- National Museum of African American Music
 
- Honored as one of The Silence Breakers named TIME's 2017 Person of the Year, and named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2018" and Politico's "20 Women to Watch,"
- Recently headlined the Empowerment Summit, sharing the powerful and poignant story behind the creation of the #MeToo movement and where it will go from here, Globoforce's WorkHuman premier HR event, and Estee Lauder's Inclusion & Diversity Week: 'Cultivating Collaboration'.
- Sought-out for the New York Times upcoming, inaugural New Rules Summit: Women, Leadership and a Playbook for Change
TINA TCHEN
Spearheaded the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund; Former Assistant to President Barack Obama & Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama

"The day was a triumph and Tina was a rock star. She is amazing and the students so appreciated her sincere attentiveness. She went beyond the call in terms of the time she spent talking 1:1 with them.."


- Roger William University 
 
- Having helped spearhead the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, Tchen has made headlines in BloombergW MagazineCNNVanity Fair, and more, as she sheds light on the momentum of the movement.
- Sought-out to headline Proctor & Gamble's We See Equal Symposium, Tchen received rave reviews such as: “Tina’s speech was eye-opening to think differently and deeply on the subject of Gender Equality and diversity in such different angles and perspective."
- Selected to chair the Recording Academy's new independent task force that will address barriers facing females and minority groups.
COKIE ROBERTS
Political Commentator, ABC News & NPR;
Library of Congress "Living Legend"

 

"We had a sold-out crowd of 700 to hear Cokie Roberts who was smart, funny, engaging and just all around lovely. She was so well prepared and her comments specifically about our Women’s Fund were thoughtful and appreciated...We’re still on cloud nine this morning."

-The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
 
- A compelling and substantive speaker, Roberts has been sought-out for Robert Toigo Foundation's upcoming Groundbreakers focusing on women's leadership, as well as a lecture at the University of Iowa's College of Law.
-  Delivered a keynote for the Georgetown County Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, addressing a sold-out crowd, and was selected to headline the "Women and Power" events at the New York State Writers Institute. 
- A commentator for NPR, Roberts' #AskCokie series addresses listeners' questions about today's top issues.
PENNY PRITZKER
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017);
Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group

"Penny is one of our country’s most distinguished business leaders. She's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. She’s built companies from the ground up..."


- President Barack Obama
 
- Selected to deliver a keynote and engage in a Q&A at  Boston College's Clough Colloquium Series for hundreds of students and faculty. 
- Recently addressed the Ford School of Public Policy, sharing insights on the current administration's economic policy. 
- Pritzker provided powerful commentary on what it was like to rise through the ranks in largely male work environments in a talk at Harvard's Institute of Politics. 
-Recently interviewed by Wired and Marketplace on "How to Make Technology Work For You, Not Against You," Pritzker shares remarkable insights and actionable advice on our digitized economy.
KAREN MILLS 
Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013); Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School

"Karen was fantastic – both at the Women’s breakfast and in the keynote. Loved working with her."


- Lenders One Conference
 
- Recently delivered an informative and engaging keynote for an audience of 300 at the Lenders One Mills shared her own personal success story and shed light on how to move more women into management ranks. 
- Addressed a sold-out crowd of over 650 attendees at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Economic Forum, making headlines and generating praise on Twitter, such as: “Phenomenal speaker who presented solid data and thoughtful suggestions for improvement for #MKE.  #EF2017MKE
WENDY DAVIS
Texas State Senator (2009-2015); Founder, Deeds Not Words; 2014 Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee; Advocate for Women's Health & Issues of Personal Freedom

"Wendy was amazing! She was a pleasure to host as well."

-Omega Women's Leadership Center Manager

- Recently selected to deliver Duke University's prestigious Delta Gamma Lecture on Leadership and Ethics to the incoming freshman class. In her powerful, poignant remarks, Davis opened up about the obstacles she's overcome in her life as a single mother rising from humble beginnings to Harvard Law School and the Texas State Senate.
- Sought-out to speak at the Telluride Festival for the premier of the new Netflix film "Reversing Roe," which featured news clips from her filibuster described in stellar reviews as "the most vivid scenes, full of passion...
LIZA DONNELLY
Award-Winning Cartoonist, The New Yorker; Resident Cartoonist, CBS News;
Cultural Envoy, U.S. State Department

"Liza Donnelly brought her combined gift of live drawing and personal narrative to our BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit stage. The audience of over 500 innovation junkies from around the world were hooked and inspired by the creative rendering of Liza's compelling point of view."


- Business Innovation Factory
 
- Delivered a captivating keynote at InspireFest 2018, dazzling over 3,000 attendees and shedding light on everything from the #MeToo Movement to how brands can hone in on an authentic message. Tweets of praise from the audience included: "Everyone at #InspireFest is loving @lizadonnellyand her poignant and pithy drawings..."
- Headlined the recent Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, inspiring praise on Twitter for her powerful keynote such as: "Standing ovation tonight for an empowering #EBWW2018 opening keynote by @NewYorker cartoonist @lizadonnelly: On finding a "room of one's own."
MOIRA FORBES
President & Publisher, ForbesWoman; Host, Success with Moira Forbes; Founder, Forbes Executive Women’s Board

"Moira Forbes was amazing and as one attendee remarked 'Moira Forbes stole the show; she was fantastic.' We were thrilled to have her join us for our inaugural Women in Manufacturing event and hope to use your agency again in the future!" 


- Precision MetalForming Association

- Sought-out for the Robert Toigo Foundation's upcoming Groundbreakers focusing on women's leadership.
- Selected to headline Atlantic Health System's Women's Leadership Group Inaugural Event, sharing insights on leadership and lessons from influential women,  as well as the recent Tulsa Business Forum, where she delivered a keynote entitled "Leading through Power Change."
- Spearheaded the #BoardForward Awards Gala as a way to spotlight the ways in which to break down barriers to achieve greater inclusion and diversity in tech. Forbes recently wrote a an article on how to accelerate diversity in tech.
These women speakers are powerful, substantive, poignant and an integral part of the conversation surrounding women's empowerment. Let's connect and discuss bringing one of HWA's phenomenal women speakers to your next event.