Discover the most inspiring and accomplished Black female motivational speakers in the industry. These inspirational Black women have impacted our past, overcome obstacles, and achieved extraordinary success in their respective fields. They are powerful African-American female voices who are shaping our future by sharing their knowledge and experiences to empower others. Hear from bestselling authors, award-winning athletes, famous celebrities, Christian icons, successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, savvy politicians, and top advocates for education, inclusion, and equality. These Black motivational keynote speakers are passionate about fighting for social justice and civil rights, celebrating Black heritage and history, and uplifting contemporary Black voices. Whether you're looking to book a speaker for an upcoming corporate event, conference, or community gathering, these inspirational women will deliver a message that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on your audience, motivating and encouraging them to reach their full potential, both personally and professionally. The list below not only represents some of today’s best female motivational speakers but also the trailblazers and community leaders best equipped to speak to the specific challenges and triumphs of being a black woman in today's world.
Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author
WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist & Author of "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You;" Coach of Ice-Cube's BIG3 Basketball League
America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop; Author of "Zero to Breakthrough”; and Consultant to Business
Change Enthusiasm, Mindset & Leadership Speaker; Disruptive Thought Leader
Peloton Instructor & Makeup Artist; Founder of SPEAK Instagram Live Series
Managing Director & Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
Former Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Minister, Attorney, Author & Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine & "RaceAhead" Columnist
Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer
Founder & CEO of Youth Equity Platform Chicago Beyond; Star of CNN's Documentary Series "Chicagoland"
Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race & Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"
UN Advisor on AI, CEO of AI for the People & Fellow at Stanford
Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist
Civil Rights Leader, Broadcast Executive, Founder, President & CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation
Track & Field Athlete, Olympic Champion & 12-Time Gold Medalist at the World Championships; Co-Founder of Saysh
Chief Diversity Officer at Workday; Consultant and Advisor at RISEQUITY
Former WNBA Player, Co-Owner and VP of the Atlanta Dream; Non-Profit Founder & Black Lives Matter Activist
Three-time Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Gymnastics Academy Owner
Scholar & Social Justice Advocate
CEO of the Dallas Mavericks; President & CEO, Marshalling Resources Consulting
First Female & African-American News Anchor in Atlanta
Founder & CEO at Goodr Co.
Social Entrepreneur, Change Agent & Author of "Purposeful Hustle"; Advocate of Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace
Future of Work Expert, Author of "The Creativity Leap", Innovation, Creativity & Leadership Strategy Consultant
Writer, Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Author of "The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change" & Host of "The Diversity Gap" Podcast
Rocket Scientist, Technologist & STEM Educator
Olympic Legend, Philanthropist, American Record-Holder in the Long Jump & Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
Undefeated Four-Time World Champion Boxer & Lifestyle Expert; Heart Disease Awareness Advocate
The NFL's First Black Female Official
Self Care & Wellness Activist, Psychiatrist, Author of "The Courageous Classroom: Creating a Culture for Students to Learn and Thrive"
First African-American Woman President of the American Medical Association; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association & Consultant on Health Service Delivery
First African American Woman POW in U.S. War History & Author of "I’m Still Standing"
Women's Worth & Wellness Expert, TEDx Audacious Leadership Transformational Speaker
Chief Marketing Officer at Autodesk; Former SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications at Peloton
Former Co-Host of CBS “The Talk,” NYT Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Journalist & Former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue
Founder of Backstage Capital, Venture Capitalist, Tech Inclusion Activist & Host of "Your First Million" Podcast
President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Former Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School
Teacher Educator & Author of "Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain"
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of NBA's Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena; Best Selling Author, "From Ball Girl to CMO"
Most Decorated Gymnast Ever & Record Holder for Most Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games
Founder of Mindsteps Inc.; Expert on Helping Educators Use the Tools They Have to Build Better Schools
Software Developer & Consultant at Slalom; Advocate for Diversity in Tech & Business
Host, Model, Dancer, Peloton Instructor
Civil Rights Activist & Member of the "Little Rock Nine"
Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Known For TED Talk on the Intersection of Civil Rights & LGBT Rights
Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer; Best Known for Her Work on "Selma" & Marvel's "Black Panther"
Founder of TransTech Social Enterprises & Actress in the FX Drama "Pose"
Bestselling Author; Women Empowerment, Mental Health & Working Parents Advocate; #1 Global Voice For Working Moms
Academy Award-Winning Actress, Producer & New York Times Best-Selling Author
Public School Educator & TED Speaker; Consultant on Race, Education, Gender and Equity
Influential Voice at the Intersection of Politics, Public Policy & Civil Rights; Former Campaign Chairwoman for Kamala Harris's 2020 Presidential Bid
Award-Winning Actress Known for "Black-ish," Youth Advocate & Voting Activist
Veteran Political Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory
AI & Algorithmic Discrimination Expert; Associate Professor at UCLA; Researcher on Race, Gender, Technology & Design
Triple Board Certified Physician; Child, Adolescent, Adult & Forensic Psychiatrist; Sought-After Clinician, Consultant & Speaker
Writer, Filmmaker & Black Studies Scholar; Founder of BYP100
Actress & Youngest Talk Show Host in TV History
Oncologist; Dedicated to Pursuing Equity & Empathy in Oncology Care
Advocate for Underserved Communities; CEO of Hope, Dream, Believe & Achieve; Mother of Kevin Durant
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, ACLU
Highest Ranking African American Woman in the US Navy
Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of "Judge Hatchett" and "The Verdict"
CNN Political Commentator, NPR Political Analyst, Attorney, Principal & CEO of IMPACT Strategies
Integrative Physician, Meditation Teacher, #1 Best-Selling Author, International TEDx Speaker & Founder of EntreVie
Author, Feminist, Transgender Rights Activist, TV Host & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs
Founder & CEO of tEQuitable
Activist, Entrepreneur, Author & Chairwoman of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Public Speaker & Motivator; Head of Development for Rainforest Entertainment; Former Editor-in-Chief of Ebony & Jet
Behavioral Scientist & Co-founder of Common Cents Lab; FinTech UX Expert to Improve Financial Decision-Making
Founder & CEO of The Memo, A Career Development Platform for Women of Color; Bestselling Author of "The Memo"
Former Forward for the WNBA's Indiana Fever, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Economist, Author & Political Commentator; President Emerita of Bennett College for Women
Physician, Work-Life Integration Researcher & Award-Winning Author
America's Premier Crisis Management Expert; Inspiration for ABC's "Scandal"
2016 Miss USA, IT Analyst & Army Reserve Officer, Mental & Physical Health Advocate; Vice Chair on the Board Of Directors at Service Women’s Action Network
Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBTQ+ Rights Political Activist
Co-Founder & President of Ovamba Solutions; Leader in FinTech and Advocate for Diversity & Equality
Actress, Author & Domestic Abuse Awareness Advocate
Actress, Dean of Fine Arts at Howard University, Advocate for Children, Women's Issues & Fine Arts
Political Analyst, Sexual Assault Awareness Advocate & Author of "The End of White Politics"
Bestselling Author, Finance Expert, Founder & CEO of Clever Girl Finance
Real Estate Developer, Peabody Award-Winning Broadcaster & Urban Revitalization Strategy Consultant
Chief Environmental Research Scientist at Environmental Health Research Associates, LLC.
Founder & CEO of The ActOne Group; The First African American Woman to Own a $1 Billion Brand
Head of Youth Engagement & Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education
President of Football Operations at Klutch Sports Group; Author, Agent & Attorney
Comedic Actress, Former "SNL" Cast Member, Celebrity Ambassador for the ACLU & Co-Host of the "Best Friends" Podcast
Founder & CEO at Black Women Animate
Award-Winning Black & Indigenous Historian; Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh; Author of "I’ve Been Here All the While"
First African-American to Win Olympic Gold Medal for Gymnastics; Author of New York Times Bestseller "Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith"
Stand-Up Comedian & Actress Known for "Parks and Recreation"
3-Time WMBA MVP & Olympic Gold Medalist
Fortune 100 Board Director, Investor & Advisor; Former CEO of TaskRabbit
Academy Award-Nominated Director & Producer Known for "Selma," "13th" & "When They See Us"
Co-Star of "Crazy Delicious;" Host of Discovery+'s "Foodways" & the "Say Yes!" Podcast
Former Vice President of Global Brand & Consumer Marketing at Twitter
Co-founder & Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Spiritual Life Coach & Host of "Iyanla Fix My Life"
Roboticist & Dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State
Award-Winning Playwright, Author, Producer & Lifestyle Coach