Top Female Motivational Speakers for Women’s Leadership Events
Women’s Leadership Conferences are a very dynamic and necessary part of the corporate and cultural landscape for professional women. If you attend one for the first time you’ll find the energy is second to none. If you have already attended one, there is a 99% chance you’ll attend another. And maybe another. There is no better teacher than one who has gone before you and braved the elements, learned necessary lessons through trial and error and can convey the wisdom gained through such from a place of empathy and understanding while still maintaining an air of confidence and control. Men are still from Mars and Women are still from Venus; as such, there is no better place for women to tap into their inherent leadership skills than under the tutelage of an incomparable female leader and speaker at an event tailored just for women. Executive Speakers Bureau is proud to represent several of these leaders and speakers.
“None of us exist in a vacuum or bubble. As exciting as our goals may be, our best experience is not the attainment of those aspirations. It is the journey and the people along the way that give us meaning.”
During the two decades that Molly Fletcher worked as one of the world’s only female sports agents, she learned the importance of intertwining business and purpose. She was called the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, a title fully deserved: Fletcher negotiated over $500 million in contracts and represented some of the top names in sports, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz and NBA championship coach Doc Rivers. Drawing from her observations and lessons learned during those twenty years of relationship-building with some of the industry’s best, Fletcher delivers her messages with passion and authenticity, empowering others to grow beyond imagined limitations.
“As the workplace becomes more commoditized, your personality is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
One of the most celebrated advertising copywriters of our time, Sally Hogshead awes her audiences with a simple yet thought-provoking concept: we already have inside of us the necessary traits which make us most valuable to our world. Through her research and books, including the New York Times best seller How the World Sees You Hogshead helps others identify those specific traits in order to become a point of “fascination” and better communicate in both personal and professional arenas. She has been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and her advertising work is displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
“What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”
A bestselling author of three books (all occupied the New York Times’ number one spot) and beloved TED speaker (her 2010 TEDx talk has been viewed over 25 million times) Dr. Brené Brown’s name has become almost synonymous with the messages of courage and vulnerability. She digs deep- “daring greatly”- with her audiences, pulling from her background as a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Dr. Brown’s work has been featured in countless media outlets, including PBS, CNN, NPR, OWN, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She speaks on the power of connection, the influence of vulnerability and the importance of “cultivating empathy, courage and compassion.”
“At some point, every new manager has to figure out that it isn’t about them anymore.”
Liz Wiseman has been empowering executives around the world through her teachings on leadership and collective intelligence. As current president of the Wiseman Group and former executive at Oracle Corporation, she has taken her traveled to 32 countries and developed an exemplary client list that includes Apple, Nike, Microsoft and Dubai Bank. Wiseman has both spoken and written about working in “learning mode” and facing challenges that appear “impossible to conquer”; both requiring a sense of adaptability and urgency in acquiring knowledge. She believes that the best leaders create an environment wherein everyone can function at their optimum levels. Her bestselling book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter often serves as the platform for sharing her leadership lessons with audiences and how leaders can effectively become “multipliers”- those who inspire their employees to be more and consequently give more.
“Reputation is not just about your technical skills and know-how, it is about how others speak of you, how you make other people feel and the efficacy of your influence.”
Sara Canaday has greatly influenced professionals at all levels of their careers, advising those who wish to move into leadership positions and helping those already in leadership continue developing, impacting and setting goals for targeted growth. With fifteen years of corporate experience behind her, Canaday incorporates into her presentations one of the most important things she has discovered during this time: it is how people apply their knowledge and talents that dictates their success; it isn’t necessarily those with the highest IQ who become the best leaders but those who are able to communicate and collaborate with others in unique and superior ways. Tapping into a combination of personal and professional insights, Canaday has been described as having the “uncanny ability” to foster unparallel career growth in a “compassionately candid way.” She has mentored and influenced thousands of people over the years and continues to do so through her dynamic and down-to-earth speaking engagements.
“When you fight for your HAPPINESS as hard as you fight for status quo – your whole world changes. Your relationships improve. Your quality of life skyrockets. Your success level goes through the roof. It all starts with putting happiness first.”
Connie Podesta has spoken to over two million people in twenty-five years and shows no signs of slowing down! She has both the gift of humor and human connectedness, able to engage each audience member at an individual level, no matter how large the audience actually is. A Hall of Fame speaker, award-winning author and former radio and television personality, Podesta uses the sum of her past experiences and interactions with others as a basis for her life-changing expertise in the areas of leadership, change, sales and success. She doesn’t just tell audience members what to do in order to achieve success and overcome life’s obstacles; she passionately explains how to do it and why it should, in fact, be done. She has been described as “game-changing…whose rare blend of humor, substance, style and personality have made her one of the most memorable, in-demand speakers in the world today.”