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Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

Keynote Speaker: First Black Woman in Space & Former NASA Astronaut; National Women's & International Space Hall of Famer Founder, 100 Year Starship

Mae Jemison Biography

Dr. Mae C. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next century. As 100YSS' Principal, she is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision.

Dr. Jemison, who is a physician, engineer, educator and entrepreneur, was the first woman of color to go into space, aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. She left NASA a year later, having served as an astronaut for six years. Prior to joining NASA, she was the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia and a general practice physician in Los Angeles.

Dr. Jemison started The Jemison Group, Inc., a technology consulting firm integrating critical socio-cultural issues into the design, development and implementation of engineering and science projects. As an Environmental Studies professor at Dartmouth College, she taught classes on, and researched, technology design and sustainable development with special emphasis on developing countries. She is a worldwide respected voice in STEM education and is founder of the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence. She started The Earth We Share™, a unique international science literacy curriculum and program that builds student critical thinking and problem solving skills, and trains middle and secondary school teachers in experiential education.

Dr. Jemison was the founding Chairman of the state of Texas' Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board. A member of the National Academies of Science's Institute of Medicine, she is also an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame; the National Medical Association Hall of Fame; and the Texas Science Hall of Fame. She is also the recipient of the National Organization for Women's Intrepid Award and the Kilby Science Award, among many honors.

An author of lay literature and technical articles, Dr. Jemison is sought for commentary on space exploration, science education, diversity, sustainability and development. She is the first real-life astronaut to appear on an episode of the "Star Trek" TV franchise, and is a LEGO figurine in the LEGO Women of NASA kit. She appears on Forbes magazine's 2023 "50 Over 50" list.

Dr. Jemison earned her B.S., Chemical Engineering and fulfilled requirements for A.B., African and Afro-American Studies from Stanford University and received her M.D. from Cornell University.

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Mae Jemison Speaking Topics

STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Dr. Jemison discusses the importance of STEM in developing the next generation of problem solvers and entrepreneurs. This is an important topic for college and universities, as well as municipal regions working in partnership with businesses to attract and develop STEM talent.

Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential

Dedicating her life’s work to scientific, technological, and medical advancements, Dr. Jemison explores the frontiers of science and the human potential.

Mae Jemison Videos

Announcing Mae Jemison | Commencement 2022 | Washington
Astronaut Mae Jemison talk about her inspirational life and her new
Pursuing the Extraordinary: A Data Revolution | Mae Jemison

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How much does it cost to book Mae Jemison for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Mae Jemison, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Mae Jemison are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Mae Jemison, 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 Mae Jemison speak about?

Mae Jemison is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Space, Technology, Change Management, Health, Empowerment, Medicine, Social Media, Science, Education, TED, Black Heritage, Diversity, STEM, Social Activism, Motivational, Women, Inspirational, Overcoming Adversity, Influential Women, Adventure, Social Justice, Women in Tech and Women's History Month.

Where does Mae Jemison travel from?

Mae Jemison generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Mae Jemison is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Space, Technology and Change Management. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mae Jemison for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Mae Jemison generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Carey Lohrenz and Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mae Jemison for an upcoming event.

Mae Jemison Speaking Topics

  • STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

    Dr. Jemison discusses the importance of STEM in developing the next generation of problem solvers and entrepreneurs. This is an important topic for college and universities, as well as municipal regions working in partnership with businesses to attract and develop STEM talent.

  • Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential

    Dedicating her life’s work to scientific, technological, and medical advancements, Dr. Jemison explores the frontiers of science and the human potential.

Mae Jemison Videos

Announcing Mae Jemison | Commencement 2022 | Washington
Astronaut Mae Jemison talk about her inspirational life and her new
Pursuing the Extraordinary: A Data Revolution | Mae Jemison
Presidential Forum Speaker: Mae C. Jemison
Girls ask Dr. Mae Jemison about space

Mae Jemison Reviews

  • Thank you for your work with our keynotes! Mae Jemison's keynote was very well received and she earned a standing ovation. Her message was perfect for our audience and they were inspired! The meet and greet in the VIP lounge was also well received and we were very happy to accommodate all guests. Thanks to AAE for the time and attention in assisting us with these wonderful keynote speakers. It was great to work with AAE, they were terrific throughout the process and a great point of contact during the event as well.
    Future of Education Technology (FETC) - Feb 12 2019

  • everything went smoothly with Dr. Jemsion, thank you.
    Blackboard, Inc. - Aug 07 2017

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