Speaker Meggie Palmer

Meggie Palmer

Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Journalist & Entreprenuer

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    New York, USA

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  • From Syria to Salary Warrior: An unlikely career
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About Speaker Meggie Palmer…

Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator. Her infectious positivity motivates everyone she interacts with – the CEOs she coaches, the audiences she speaks to and the millennials she trains to get their next promotion.

A high energy leader, facilitator and inspirational speaker, Meggie is on a mission to close the gender pay gap.

She’s grown the passionate and devoted PepTalkHer community to more than 10,000 people and has helped hundreds of women earn more money than they thought possible (including landing an $83k raise.)

The PepTalkHer team runs corporate programs for highvalue brands, including Contently, TechCrunch, Revlon and Thinx, training them in confidence, bias negotiation & how to foster an inclusive workplace. The PepTalkHer app uses artificial intelligence to help women with confidence & negotiation skills in order to close the gender pay gap.

Meggie writes about gender & diversity for Vogue, Marie Claire and Forbes and has worked internationally as a foreign correspondent, producer and director in Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Philippines and beyond. She’s filed for global broadcasters including BBC World News, CNBC, SBS Dateline, Channel 7, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

In 2017, she travelled to Damascus for Dateline to produce a World Exclusive interview with Bashar Al Assad, which was nominated for a 2017 Logies Award. Meggie’s dodged falling buildings in Nepal during the 2015 earthquake, investigated the justice system for teenagers sent to Rikers Island in New York and has uncovered corruption and money laundering in Papua New Guinea.

She’s been awarded multiple times for her work in journalism including a Walkley Award, a New York Festival TV & Film Award, a UN Media Award and was named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year.

She founded Sliding Door Media in 2010, a company that trains Executives from across the world to harness the power of story to communicate like superstars.

Meggie sits on the board of Burn Bright, a not for profit teaching school kids throughout Australasia values based leadership. She’s also on the US board of women in tech NGO Elevacao. She’s a passionate volunteer lifesaver and proud member of The Wing.

Testimonials 6

  • Meggie is a phenomenal source of wisdom and an invaluable resources for companies. Not only is she well versed in what it takes to be a great leader in today’s economy, she’s an expert that takes the mystery and confusion out of the challenges women face in the workforce. I have found Meggie incredibly sensitive and insightful when it comes to speaking to our employees, leading coaching and training and has been instrumental in helping our employees find their voice.

    Chantelle Mowbray


  • Our session yesterday was completely brilliant. I was so impressed with the tangible takeaways you offered and delighted by how much the group seemed to bond during your facilitated session. Looking forward to planning our 2019 content with you to keep this great momentum going.

    Alli Manning

    VP Content, Contently

  • Meggie is a rockstar speaker – Highly recommend – 5 stars! A brilliant talker – very energetic, knowledgeable and positive. To be honest, I always have low expectations of corporate speakers but with this session I walked away with great tips that I can action immediately.


  • Not only is Meggie an expert in her subject matter, but very practical and down to earth in her delivery. She is a well-respected journalist who has earned the praise of many across both industry and community. She has spoken with vulnerability and authenticity at mentoring functions for young people from diverse cultural backgrounds – her open nature and honesty is refreshing and ensure the audience hangs on to her every word.

    Hass Delaal

    Chairman SBS Television and CEO Australian Multicultural Foundation

  • Meggie is one of those people you love to be around both professionally and personally, her energy and positivity is infectious. Meggie is a highly engaging speaker delivering highly valuable actionable advice, with the attendees implementing her recommendations immediately. I highly recommend Meggie for speaking engagements and her team for workshop facilitation and training.

    Maria Warren

    CEO, ELEVACAO Foundation

  • Meggie is our go to host and facilitator for VIP guests. She always reads the room and brings the appropriate energy. She has a unique ability to engage any audience. We hate when events feel stale – that never happens with Meggie at the helm – she always knows the brief and can bring energy and excitement to the room.

    Joanne Venturato

    Office of QUT Vice Chancellor

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