The Power of Fashion, In Life & At Work
Jeannie Mai’s main goal in all she does it helping others reach their potential. Oftentimes she sees that people are held back by fashion, especially in their careers. For this reason, she strives to educate women and men on how they can empower themselves through their wardrobe and dress for the career they want, not the career they have. In this inspiring speech, Mai—a board member for Dress for Success—shares unique situations from her show on Style Network, How Do I Look?, to describe the power of fashion in leading a successful life, urging audiences to harness that power in their own careers.
Career: Finding It & Building It
As a self-made television personality and spokesperson, keynote speaker Jeannie Mai discovered her natural joy to motivate others and celebrate people's passions at a young age. Realizing the need for a bigger movement to create confidence within women, Mai travels the globe to share her motivational message with students, mothers, and women in transition. In this talk, she will help audiences not only identify their passion, but also guide them in how to make the right moves to achieve their career goals.
Healthy Living Topics
Keynote speaker Jeannie Mai speaks on the following topics related to health:
Healthy Diet & Lifestyle: Health speaker Jeannie Mai had a history in which she suffered from eczema, abnormal sleep patterns, difficulty focusing, and constant weight gain. At age 24 she learned that she was celiac deficient (allergic to gluten). With a new perspective on the way Americans eat, Mai shares her tips for healthier living with audiences across the country who are looking to be happier, healthier, and more energetic.
Heart Health: Heart health is a subject near and dear to speaker Jeannie Mai. She actively supports Heartbeat Vietnam, an organization that brings mobile hospitals to rural villages to provide heart examinations and transplants, and in 2010 she and her husband financially supported a six-year-old girl, Be Ha, who was in need of a heart transplant. When it was time for Be Ha to receive her new heart, Mai traveled to Vietnam to be there for her surgery and watched her take her first steps after. Home in the United States, she actively supports organizations fighting heart disease. In her heart health speeches, she combines her upbeat delivery with personal stories of hope and triumph.
Jeannie Mai firmly believes femininity is the most powerful quality a woman can have in the world. From teaching women to take an appreciating look at the way they speak, move, walk, think, and react to embracing all the situations in life that have brought them to become the woman they are now, Mai strives to makes every woman feel worthy. In this talk, she shares personal situations that taught her to change her perspectives to become more influential and powerful, and also humbling moments in life that has become the foundation for the woman she has become.
Asian American Pride
Asian American speaker Jeannie Mai tries to be a positive role model for the community whenever possible. Instilled with values from her heritage, she understands what it is like to sometimes feel like an outsider in American culture. Excited to be part of a world where diversity is becoming more widespread and celebrated in the workforce, she is an active supporter of the Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), which brings together Asian American professions to encourage and empower them to reach their dreams. In this inspiring speech, she outlines her personal success story, encouraging Asian Americans to pursue their dreams and celebrate their heritage.
Pray It Forward: Faith & Spirituality
Keynote speaker Jeannie Mai fully attributes her focus and success in life to the principles she's learned through her faith. As a liberal Christian, she shares an open-minded perspective on the biblical values practiced in today's world. Mai—who does not take an evangelical stance on any specific denomination—draws upon her actions and everyday choices in this speech, intimately sharing why, after certain experiences and realizations, she has chosen the faith that guides her today.
Jeannie Mai hosts the podcast Listen Hunnay
Jeannie Mai is out to discover what makes the world tick. She sits down to interview everyone from sex therapists to divorce lawyers, morticians to crime scene investigators, (and so much more!) to understand the journeys of the heart of the human being behind the career. No topic is too taboo, no subject too risqué. Jeannie wants to get to the truth in every person's story. Check out the latest podcast episodes >>
Emmy-Award winning host Jeannie Mai can be seen each weekday on the nationally syndicated talk show The Real. In 2018, Mai and her fellow The Real co-hosts received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show, which is in its seventh season, has received multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Series, and received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series. Jeannie serves as a sideline correspondent for ABC’s extreme mini-golf competition series Holey Moley and recently competed on season 29 of the hit series Dancing with the Stars. This May, Mai was honored for her activism work in the AAPI community as a part of the A100 list, which highlights the most influential Asians within their respective industries.
A former professional makeup artist and celebrity stylist, Mai is a style expert and producer. Mai launched her web series titled Hello Hunnay, which takes fans on her journey through fashion, fitness, finances and relationships. The digital series releases weekly on Kin, Facebook and YouTube with over 650K subscribers and continues to grow weekly. Mai also hosts the podcast Listen Hunnay, where she interviews everyone from sex therapists to divorce lawyers and morticians to crime scene investigators in an effort to understand the journeys of the heart of the human being behind the career.
Jeannie Mai is Chief Brand Officer of Owl's Brew, an alcoholic tea beverage available in Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Target and more. In late 2021, Mai will debut her own clothing line with a major national retail chain.
Deeply committed to charities that advance women’s interests, Mai serves as a board member for various organizations, including Dress for Success and Same Sky, which builds the business potential for women. As a first-generation daughter of immigrant Vietnamese and Chinese parents, Mai strives to give back to her homeland by frequently traveling to Asia to volunteer her time with inspiring organizations dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. For the last several years, she has served as an advocate to fight human trafficking and has been an ambassador for the Pacific Links Foundation, Step Up, Nightlight International, Not For Sale and Heartbeat Vietnam. In 2017, Mai executive produced Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking, a documentary that investigates the international crisis of human sex trafficking from a deeply personal point of view. She is currently working on the follow up, Stopping Traffic 2: Surviving Sex Trafficking, due out in 2022.