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Donna Orender

Donna Orender

Keynote Speaker: Founder of Generation W, Former President of the WNBA & Author of "WOWsdom!"

Donna Orender Biography

Donna Orender learned early on that the games played on the courts and in the fields were a vital learning and proving ground for life’s opportunities. Recognized as a leader of growth and innovation in several high-profile companies, her ability to pivot as a former professional basketball athlete has served her well. Her passionate pursuit of working on behalf of women and girls is a result of her journey as a professional athlete, a corporate executive, a leader of an iconic women’s business, the WNBA, a board member and founder of Generation W. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in sports and one of Newsweek`s 100 most Influential people in the business of sports and is a best-selling author with her 2018 release of "Wowsdom! the girl’s guide to the Positive and the Possible."

In 2011 Orender launched Generation W, a dynamic platform of education, inspiration and connection for women and girls, in the service of building community. It has changed the trajectory of thousands of lives who have become part of this inclusive and energetic community. Leveraging intergenerational connectivity and mentorship, Generation W and Generation WOW have positively impacted skills and opportunities while broadening perspectives on women’s equality and equity.

Orender served 6 years as the President of the WNBA, during which time she solidified its base and led double digit growth in all key business metrics. Prior to the WNBA, Orender spent 17 years at the PGA TOUR serving in the Office of the Commissioner. She developed a global and domestic media business leading global production, programming, distribution, and digital businesses for the TOUR. As the CEO of Orender Unlimited she works with companies on strategic and growth initiatives.

She currently serves on the board of the SPAC Goal Acquisition Corporation as well as on the privately held World Surf League Board and Cre8tor, an Israeli based health and wellness manufacturing company.

Her community board work includes the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Co-Chair of the UJA Sports for Youth Initiative, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, the executive committee of the Jacksonville Chamber, Maccabi USA and a founding member of the board of Women in America. She has also been a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices, a Hall of Fame collegiate and professional athlete and a recipient of the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award. She enjoys speaking on leadership, change and gender equity. She is a mom of twin sons and two step children.

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Donna Orender Videos

Keynote | Donna Orender
Donna Orender | Speaking Reel
Fear NOT the Ask | Donna Orender | TEDxJacksonville

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Speaking fees for Donna Orender, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Donna Orender are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Donna Orender, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Donna Orender speak about?

Donna Orender is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Entrepreneurship, Business Leadership, Business, Women in Business, Business Growth, Athlete, Sports, Sports Motivation, Olympic Sports, Sports Writing, Inspirational, Motivational, Basketball, Social Activism, Non-Profit & Association, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Female Leadership, Leadership, Education, Education Motivation, Women, Human Resources, Gender Equity, Sports Coaching, Women's History Month, Influential Women and Thought Leadership.

Where does Donna Orender travel from?

Donna Orender generally travels from Jacksonville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Donna Orender?

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Donna Orender is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Entrepreneurship, Business Leadership and Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Donna Orender for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Donna Orender generally travels from Jacksonville, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amelia Rose Earhart, Fran Hauser and Linda Alvarado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Donna Orender for an upcoming event.

Donna Orender Videos

Keynote | Donna Orender
Donna Orender | Speaking Reel
Fear NOT the Ask | Donna Orender | TEDxJacksonville
Donna Orender (WNBA) - Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum

Donna Orender Reviews

  • Donna was fantastic as a speaker, and the client LOVED the event with her.
    Revel Experiences - Jun 12 2024

  • Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. - Dec 02 2019

  • Everything went very smooth, our communications were great and we got all the information in a timely manner. Was a great experience from my end, and got incredible feedback from our attendees on Donna's presentation! Hope we can work with you all in the future. Thank you!
    Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. - Sep 23 2019

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