Kira Banks

Kira Banks

Keynote Speaker: Psychologist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Kira Banks Biography

Dr. Kira Hudson Banks has been working to support individuals and groups to understand themselves, others, and systems of oppression for over 20 years. Her teaching, research, and community involvement is rooted in the values of Black Psychology, which uplifts the interconnectedness and resilience of people and rejects an individual and deficit approach.

Banks enjoys facilitating difficult dialogues and has been described as making complex and controversial topics accessible and intergroup interactions more understandable. She has done so in schools, communities, institutions of higher education, and corporations.

Banks’ expertise was sought after and she served as a racial equity consultant for the Ferguson Commission and continued as the Racial Equity Catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson. Her thinking and writing has helped frame racial equity in the St. Louis region.

Currently, Banks is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University, an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Her research examines the experience of discrimination, its impact on mental health, and intergroup relations. Her courses have ranged from Abnormal Psychology to the Psychology of Racism. Banks has published over two dozen articles in peer-reviewed outlets including the American Psychologist, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She has also contributed to The Harvard Business Review and popular media outlets such as Huffington Post and The Atlantic.

Banks has developed a YouTube Channel to translate psychological concepts for lay people. She believes strongly that research should be useful and can inform our every day lives. One series on the channel is "Raising Equity", which explores what it looks like to intentionality raise children with an equity mindset-with the knowledge and understanding of systemic inequities and to equip them to create an equitable society rather than accept the status quo.

Banks is also co-principal of The Mouse and the Elephant, which develops customized curriculum to meet companies’ long-term needs. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.

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Kira Banks Videos

Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it?
Applying the lessons of #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter | Kira Banks
Dr. Kira Hudson Banks discusses The Psychology of Race

How to book Kira Banks?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kira Banks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kira Banks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kira Banks or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kira Banks?

Booking fees for Kira Banks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kira Banks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kira Banks?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kira Banks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kira Banks for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kira Banks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kira Banks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kira Banks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Black Heritage and Culture. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kira Banks for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Kira Banks generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ellen McGirt, Nikki Giovanni and Netta Jenkins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kira Banks for an upcoming event.

Kira Banks Videos

Is your company really fighting racism or just talking about it?
Applying the lessons of #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter | Kira Banks
Dr. Kira Hudson Banks discusses The Psychology of Race

How to book Kira Banks?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kira Banks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kira Banks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kira Banks or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kira Banks?

Booking fees for Kira Banks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kira Banks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kira Banks?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kira Banks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kira Banks for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kira Banks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kira Banks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kira Banks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Black Heritage and Culture. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kira Banks for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Kira Banks generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ellen McGirt, Nikki Giovanni and Netta Jenkins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kira Banks for an upcoming event.

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