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.