Women Business Speakers for Your Next Conference

March is National Women’s History Month and it’s undeniable that women are making huge strides in all industries of the business world; meaning there’s never been a better time to hear from some of the inspiring women experts that are making it possible.

Here’s a list of some of the top women business speakers who are improving the way we do business and offering up key insights into leadership, sales, customer service, and organizational success. Read on for more about these top women business leaders and speakers.

1. Tan Le

Tan is a telecommunications entrepreneur and CEO of bioinformatics company, Emotiv. She was a TED talk guest speaker and has been named one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women under 30 and Young Australian of the Year.  Tan was listed on Forbes’ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011 and has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. As one of the most successful women business speakers in the industry, Tan is among the most booked association speakers represented by a speakers bureau for her cutting-edge knowledge and business insights.

2. Kate White

Kate is the woman behind the world famous Cosmopolitan magazine. As the Editor-in-Chief for 14 years, she grew the guaranteed circulation by 700,000 and the magazine remained a bestselling monthly publication throughout her tenure. She is regarded as a top woman business speaker and an expert on leadership and success. She has written several bestselling books about leadership as a businesswoman, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. Kate’s rich background and personal success story make her one of the most captivating woman business speakers for your next conference.

3. Gail Evans

Gail is considered one of the foremost experts on leadership and has been a trailblazer for women in the business world. Her leadership expertise comes from years of working at CNN, eventually serving as Executive Vice President. She shares her thoughtful insights in the worldwide bestseller Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman, which has been credited as changing the way women approach business. Gail is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Management where she teaches courses on Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Organizational Behavior. She is a highly sought after keynote speaker at conferences who has inspired the likes of Johnson & Johnson, GE and Wells Fargo. As a top woman business speaker, Gail shares her inspiring professional journey and key insights to help businesses flourish.

4. Whitney Johnson

Whitney is a thought leader and top woman business speaker on innovation via personal disruption. She is the co-founder of investment firm Clayton Christensen, and author of the widely popular book, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream. Whitney’s innovative strategies for leadership, organizational growth and business development have been recognized by major media outlets, including Wall Street Journal, CNN and Forbes. She is an acclaimed woman business speaker and consultant for top Fortune 100 companies and during major events and conferences.

5. Barbara Corcoran

Barbara is a top woman business speaker and the founder of a multi-million dollar real estate business, The Corcoran Group. She is a regular contributor to NBC’s TODAY Show and stars on ABC’s reality TV show Shark Tank. Barbara has authored two bestselling books: If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, and Shark Tales. As a top woman business speaker, Barbara brings sales expertise and motivational insights to business conferences around the world.

6. Diana Nyad

Diana is a record-breaking long-distance swimmer and sports journalist who has spent more than 30 years breaking barriers for women in the sports industry. She is most well known for recently becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage. After two failed attempts and at the age of 64, her success inspired millions around the world. Diana is a top woman business speaker who proves to businesses during conferences and conventions that it is never too late to chase your dream.

7. Erica Dhawan

Erica is a master of connection, and as the Founder and CEO of a global consultancy, Cotential, she is a top woman business speaker and consultant. Erica specializes in developing innovative strategies for businesses around the world that boost value and yield results. She is the co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, which was named as the #1 book on What Corporate America are Reading. As one of the top woman business speakers at conferences, Erica has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos and inspired major businesses, including Fedex, Pepsico and McGraw Hill Financial.

8. Libby Gill

Libby is a sought after international woman business speaker with a background as a communications expert at major media companies, like Universal, Sony Turner Broadcasting, and the Dr. Phil Show. She is the CEO of her own executive coaching and consulting firm where she trains businesses to lead, innovate and take risks. Libby authored the bestselling book YOU UNSTUCK Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life, which has been endorsed by thought leaders, such as Dr. Ken Blanchard and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. She is a dynamic woman business speaker whose insightful leadership expertise helps to drive positive change in high-profile organizations.

9. Margaret Heffernan

Margaret is a successful entrepreneur who has gleaned valuable insights from her experience about human behavior. As the former CEO of five businesses, she is a leadership expert and was named among the “Internet’s Top 100″ by Silicon Alley Reporter. Margaret has shared her expertise on thought patterns in her book Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril. As a powerful woman business speaker during conferences, Margaret brings a thoughtful, original perspective that encourages organizational improvement.

10. Katty Kay

Katty is well known as a lead anchor for BBC World News America where she covers high-profile U.S. and global news. As a key player in the television news, she frequently commentates for NBC’s Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Katty is also the co-author of the bestseller Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success, where she outlines ways women can achieve fulfilling professional lives that result in happier employees and clients. Her energetic personality matched with her global perspective, makes Katty one of the top woman business speakers to present at your next conference.

11. Polly Labarre

Polly is an established business leadership expert who has helped to shape emerging leaders in nearly every industry. She is the Co-Founder and Editorial Director of the MIX (Management Innovation eXchange), which brings thought leaders from around the world to share key ideas about the future of organizations and strategy. The MIX is known to host the world’s leading idea contest for management and hosts an annual conference for vanguard management innovators. Polly is also the co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, which was named “Book of the Year,” by the Economist. With dynamic business leadership acumen and a passion for bringing leaders together, Polly is a valuable woman business speaker for organization conferences everywhere.

12. Lisa Kay Solomon

An innovation strategist and leadership coach, Lisa Kay Solomon helps leaders develop the ability to build more expansive and creative futures through design-led tools, skills and behaviors.  She also teaches innovation and strategic foresight in the ground-breaking MBA in Design Strategy program at the California College of the Arts and Lead by Design Fellows Program.

About Julia M.
Julia is an expert writer, editor and partner of BigSpeak who helps communicate the great work and results of BigSpeak Motivational Speakers Bureau. She writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips for corporate meeting planners.

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