An Evening with Stacey Abrams
Political leader, business owner, and bestselling author Stacey Abrams has been heralded by audiences ranging from universities to TED, to business groups, and beyond. With her humor and gift for storytelling, Stacey shares her astounding career journey and candid insights, leaving audiences feeling uplifted and more connected than before.
Level Up: Women’s Empowerment in Business
Inspired by her revelatory guide for starting and scaling a business, Stacey Abrams shares her journey from striking out on her own as a consultant to building multiple high-impact businesses across sectors. In this uplifting talk, Stacey shares the lessons she learned the hard way, and how small business owners and entrepreneurs can build resilience and confidence to take their ventures to the next level.
Leadership: What it Takes to Make Real Change
Lauded for her “resilient, visionary leadership” (Barack Obama), Stacey Abrams has made history as a ground-breaking leader in politics, the non-profit world, and entertainment. In this empowerment talk, Stacey offers candid insights about the on-the-ground reality of fostering true change – from harnessing your passion to taking meaningful action.
Politics: Building the Future We Want
History-making politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams has inspired the nation through her resilient work as a politician and non-profit leader, working to solve real problems for real people. In this inspiring talk, Stacey illuminates how the forces of business and politics converge, and how we can each take action to create the future we want.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Making Sure Everyone is Heard
Non-profit leader and political activist Stacey Abrams delivers empowering, accessible, and action-oriented insights on strengthening any organization’s commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Abrams offers candid takeaways in this solutions-oriented talk, leaving audiences ready to work so that every voice is heard and celebrated.
Building a Purpose-Driven Portfolio
Political leader and serial entrepreneur Stacey Abrams has built a remarkably broad portfolio across nonprofit, business, and political sectors. From her financial services firm NOWaccount to her beverage company Nourish, from Insomnia Consulting to Sage Works Productions, Abrams leverages her resilience, tenacity, and prescient insights into the marketplaces to continuously innovate. In this informative and entertaining talk, Abrams shares how to build sustainably, hire thoughtfully, and target opportunities in alignment with your purpose.
Innovative leader Stacey Abrams receives rave reviews for her events – “one of the great orators of our time”
Trailblazing politico and serial entrepreneur STACEY ABRAMS delivers time and again in sought-after events. Whether she’s speaking on leadership, business, the future of politics, or transformative insights from her multiple New York Times bestselling books, Abrams continues to engage, empower, and delight audiences across industries. Pinterest raved, “Everything went swimmingly and Stacey was a huge hit!... You could hear a drop of a pin, the room was so quiet and engaged.” Following an event with the Human Resource Summit, the host shared: ”Our time with Stacey last week was just mind-blowing. It was the most impassioned, thoughtful conversation I have heard in a while.”
Events with Abrams make a lasting impact, with hosts sharing that attendees continue to appreciate her remarks long after the event has concluded. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers said of Stacey, “She was simply amazing and inspirational. The attendees are still glowing. The staff and I agreed that we were so far past cloud nine that we were on cloud infinity.” No matter the topic, Abrams makes a lasting impression – as the California Conference of Women said in this glowing review: ”Hearing Stacey Abrams speak, even remotely, was INCREDIBLE and so moving. She is both an inspiring leader and one of the great orators of our time.”
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New York Times bestseller Stacey Abrams shares poignant insights on leadership and leveling up
Political trailblazer and seasoned entrepreneur STACEY ABRAMS brings the lessons from her New York Times bestsellers to high-impact events. In her definitive handbook for outsiders, Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change, Abrams breaks down how ambition and passion function in leadership. As the renowned politician does in her sought-after remarks, she empowers audiences with the breadth of her experience – drawing together insights that resonate with audiences of all kinds.
With her most recent non-fiction book, Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back, Abrams and her business partner offer an inspiring and revelatory guide to starting and scaling a small business. Like many business owners, Abrams launched her first consulting business out of necessity, and went on to launch another business, and then another. In uplifting and uniquely tailored talks, the groundbreaking multi-hyphenate shares lessons in resilience and leadership that will help any audience level up in work and in life.
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Trailblazer Stacey Abrams is an incomparable entrepreneur – heralded for her remarkably broad portfolio
For political activist, New York Times bestselling author, and business leader STACEY ABRAMS – her ability to understand public, private, and nonprofit arenas is essential to her success. As she told Axios, "I operate in all three, and I've been successful in all three. And I understand how all three not only work independently but how they're interrelated." Axios celebrated her remarkably broad portfolio, adding “her entrepreneurialism is key to her rise to prominence.”
Abrams and her frequent business partner Lara Hodgson – who co-wrote Level Up – have been featured on the Harvard Business Review podcast Women at Work and on CNBC’s Small Business Playbook. They founded Insomnia Consulting, a company that helps people solve impossible problems, and NOWaccount Corp., a financial services firm, to name a few. Abrams is the CEO of Sage Works Productions and served as a producer on the Oscar-nominated documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy. Inc. has profiled her gift for “flipping losses into wins,” highlighting her resilience – a key business skill, and The New York Times has profiled the lessons she’s learned as a business owner that have translated into politics, too. Leveraging decades of entrepreneurship, Abrams has built considerable expertise that she shares in empowering talks.
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Stacey Abrams is a political leader, business owner and bestselling author. A tax attorney by training, she served as Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and was the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia in 2018 and 2022. She has launched multiple nonprofit organizations devoted to democracy protection, national and local voter engagement, tackling social issues, and building a more equitable future in the South.
Abrams co-founded and served as Senior Vice President of NOWaccount Corp., a financial services firm. She also co-founded Nourish, Inc., a beverage company with a focus on infants and toddlers, as well as other entrepreneurial ventures. She co-founded Insomnia Consulting to specialize in development, investment and consulting for complex infrastructure projects, including transportation, waste-by-rail transfer, energy, facilities and water. In 2021, Abrams and her business partner published a guidebook for entrepreneurs based on their experiences called Level Up. Formerly, Abrams served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Atlanta. Prior to her tenure at the City, she was Special Tax Counsel at Sutherland, with a focus on tax-exempt organizations, health care and public finance.
Abrams is the CEO of Sage Works Production, Inc, a production company for television and film projects. A voting rights advocate, she served as a producer on the Academy Awards-shortlisted documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy and wrote the New York Times bestselling books Our Time is Now and Lead from the Outside. She is also the author of two children’s books, the political thrillers While Justice Sleeps and Rogue Justice, and several romantic suspense novels. She has been nominated for an Emmy and received the NAACP Image Award in 2021 and 2022.
Abrams sits on both nonprofit and corporate boards, and she is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Abrams holds degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and Yale Law School. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi and were raised in Georgia, where she currently resides.