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Tina Tchen

Tina Tchen

Keynote Speaker: Former President & CEO of the “Time's Up” Legal Defense Fund; Former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama; Former Executive Director of the White House Council on Women & Girls

Tina Tchen Biography

Tina Tchen is an Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Impact Officer for the Obama Foundation. She is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Foundation’s strategy, oversees the Girls Opportunity Alliance, formalizing the senior advisor role she has played with the team over the last year, and is involved with the Foundation’s work with Obama alumni.

Ms. Tchen is an attorney, activist, and lifelong advocate for women and girls. She served in the Obama White House through both terms, and was an Assistant to President Barack Obama, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women Girls. At the White House, Ms. Tchen spearheaded the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families, helped form the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and led the Administration’s effort to promote education for adolescent girls around the world, including Mrs. Obama’s Let Girls Learn Initiative.

Prior to the White House, Ms. Tchen practiced law for 23 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She was a partner in the Litigation Department, representing companies, senior management and corporate boards for major Fortune 500 companies, including Sprint, Abbott, McDonald’s and United Airlines. She also chaired the firm’s pro bono committee, was a long time leader of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, and was named Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s Person of the Year, among other accolades. During this time, she served on numerous boards, including as chair of the board of the Field Foundation of Illinois, an elected member of the board of the Harvard Alumni Association, a trustee for the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a board member for the Chicago Public Library, the Chinese American Service League, the Chicago Foundation for Women, and Personal PAC, a statewide political action committee electing pro-choice candidates throughout Illinois.

After the White House, Ms. Tchen returned to a corporate law practice and specialized in workplace culture, advising companies on gender equity, sexual harassment and diversity and inclusion. Her clients included XPO Logistics, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and she chaired the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion for the Recording Academy, the music industry organization that awards the Grammys. In 2017, she helped design and launch the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is now housed at the National Women’s Law Center and has connected thousands of people with legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of industries. From 2019-2021, Ms. Tchen also served as President and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, as the organization worked to build safe, fair and dignified workplaces, and launched the TIME’S UP Care Economy Business Council.

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Tina Tchen Speaking Topics

A Conversation With Tina Tchen

Tina Tchen draws from her lifetime of public service, including eight years in the Obama White House, to inspire others to realize the power of an individual to spark change and the value of diverse teams in any venture. A passionate champion for women and minority empowerment, Tina encourages young leaders to recognize their worth, take charge of their futures, and set and achieve lofty goals. From organizations to communities and college campuses, Tina proves to audiences that leadership looks like everyone, and that, no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation or creed, the corner office, the Oval Office and any other aspiration are within reach. Listeners walk away motivated to contribute toward creating a world where equality, diversity and inclusion are no longer buzzwords, but typical facts of everyday life.

Tina Tchen Videos

Tina Tchen MAKERS Profile | The 2020 MAKERS Conference
2019 Georgetown Commencement Speaker Tina Tchen
Laurie Fabiano & Tina Tchen on Women's Equality | The Embrace ...

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What topics does Tina Tchen speak about?

Tina Tchen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Political, Diversity, Women, Women in Business, Empowerment, Influential Women, Women's Rights, Female Leadership, Social Activism, Human Resources, Gender Equity, Asian Heritage, Government, Leadership, Business, Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Women's History Month and Thought Leadership.

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Tina Tchen generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Tina Tchen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Political, Diversity and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tina Tchen for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Tina Tchen generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Nguyen, Sylvia Acevedo and Ai-jen Poo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tina Tchen for an upcoming event.

Tina Tchen Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Tina Tchen

    Tina Tchen draws from her lifetime of public service, including eight years in the Obama White House, to inspire others to realize the power of an individual to spark change and the value of diverse teams in any venture. A passionate champion for women and minority empowerment, Tina encourages young leaders to recognize their worth, take charge of their futures, and set and achieve lofty goals. From organizations to communities and college campuses, Tina proves to audiences that leadership looks like everyone, and that, no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation or creed, the corner office, the Oval Office and any other aspiration are within reach. Listeners walk away motivated to contribute toward creating a world where equality, diversity and inclusion are no longer buzzwords, but typical facts of everyday life.

Tina Tchen Videos

Tina Tchen MAKERS Profile | The 2020 MAKERS Conference
2019 Georgetown Commencement Speaker Tina Tchen
Laurie Fabiano & Tina Tchen on Women's Equality | The Embrace ...
Wait Just a Minute: Time's Up Leader Tina Tchen
2018 Catalyst Awards Conference: Tina Tchen

Tina Tchen Reviews

  • Tina Tchen's talk at our event exceeded our expectations. She shared so much knowledge and experience related to our theme of Closing the Gap: Creating a More Equitable World with Girls' Education. Her remarks were also so delightfully warm and relatable; she really connected with our audience of public school educators, leaders, and program providers. Everyone in attendance was so inspired by her session. Thank you for everything, and please thank Tina for her wonderful contribution to our conference. She was so flexible and handled everything so graciously, and the session was perfect.
    Student Leadership Network - Mar 21 2024

  • "Tina exceeded our expectations. She shared so much knowledge and experience on our theme of Closing the Gap, but she was also so delightfully warm and relatable in her remarks. Our audience of public school educators, leaders, and program providers were so inspired by her session."
    Girls' Education National Team - Mar 21 2024

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    The Florida International University Board of Trustees for its FIU Women's Center - May 18 2018

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