Around the world, women have made undeniably significant contributions in various fields throughout history and continue to break through barriers to pave the way for future generations. As society continues to strive toward gender equality, it is important to celebrate and recognize the diverse and powerful women speakers who help amplify this message. The inspiring women speakers in this list are trailblazers in business, politics, activism, tech, and gender equity. Whether you're planning a Women’s History Month event or looking for diverse industry leaders to engage your audience year-round, find the perfect motivational female speaker to share their story of empowerment, resilience, and success.
President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation; One of the Youngest Women to Fly Around the World in a Single Engine Aircraft
Leadership, Corporate Culture & Change Expert; Executive Coach; Award-Winning Author of "You Unstuck"
Engineer, Rocket Scientist & Technology Leader; Inspirational Speaker; Corporate Director at Qualcomm; Former CEO of Girl Scouts USA
Media Executive, Startup Investor, Women's Empowerment Speaker & Best-Selling Author of "The Myth of the Nice Girl"
Change Enthusiasm, Mindset & Leadership Speaker; Disruptive Thought Leader
America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop; Author of "Zero to Breakthrough”; and Consultant to Business
WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist & Author of "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You;" Coach of Ice-Cube's BIG3 Basketball League
Aerospace Engineer & Former NASA Rocket Scientist
Consumer Advocate, Author, TV Host & Environmental Activist
UN Advisor on AI, CEO of AI for the People & Fellow at Stanford
CEO, Founder, Best-Selling Author & Global Workplace Expert
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
Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race & Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"
Founder & CEO of Youth Equity Platform Chicago Beyond; Star of CNN's Documentary Series "Chicagoland"
Civil Rights Leader, Broadcast Executive, Founder, President & CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation
Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author of "Molly’s Game"
Founder & Executive Director of the Freedom Writers Foundation; Education Reform Advocate
Community Leader; Education Advocate; CEO of Alvarado Construction & National Women's Hall of Famer; First Latino Owner of a Major League Baseball Team
Social Justice Leader & Movement Strategist
Three-time Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Gymnastics Academy Owner
Former WNBA Player, Co-Owner and VP of the Atlanta Dream; Non-Profit Founder & Black Lives Matter Activist
Track & Field Athlete, Olympic Champion & 12-Time Gold Medalist at the World Championships; Co-Founder of Saysh
Neuroscientist, Host of Jeopardy!, Mental Health Advocate & Actress Known for "The Big Bang Theory"
Founder & CEO of SPANX, Innovative Entrepreneur, Women Empowerment Speaker, and Philanthropist
Acclaimed Journalist Known for Being Detained in North Korea; Host of "E! Investigates;" Co-Author of "Somewhere Inside"
Inventor, TIME Magazine's First Ever "Kid of the Year" in 2020, Young Scientist Challenge Winner, Recipient of the United States Environmental Protection Agency President’s Environmental Youth Award
First Female & African-American News Anchor in Atlanta
Youngest Ever Astronaut in Training; Space Travel Enthusiast
CEO of the Dallas Mavericks; President & CEO, Marshalling Resources Consulting
Future of Work Expert, Author of "The Creativity Leap", Innovation, Creativity & Leadership Strategy Consultant
2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; CEO & Founder of Rise
Social Entrepreneur, Change Agent & Author of "Purposeful Hustle"; Advocate of Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace
Olympic Legend, Philanthropist, American Record-Holder in the Long Jump & Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
Entrepreneur, Technologist, Investor, Impact Leader & Co-Founder of the Malala Fund and Our Place
Lt. Colonel (Retired), US Air Force; America’s First Latina Fighter Pilot, Executive Director of the San Antonio Chapter of Women in Aviation International & STEM Advocate
Award-Winning Racial Justice & Civil Rights Activist; Community Organizer
President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Former Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School
Undefeated Four-Time World Champion Boxer & Lifestyle Expert; Heart Disease Awareness Advocate
Self Care & Wellness Activist, Psychiatrist, Author of "The Courageous Classroom: Creating a Culture for Students to Learn and Thrive"
Actress; Model; Women's Health, Aging & Mental Wellness Advocate
First African-American Woman President of the American Medical Association; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association & Consultant on Health Service Delivery
Entrepreneur, Board Director, Investor, Advisor, Mentor, Author & Public Speaker
The NFL's First Black Female Official
First African American Woman POW in U.S. War History & Author of "I’m Still Standing"
Former Co-Host of CBS “The Talk,” NYT Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Journalist & Former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue
Award-Winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Health & Wellness Advocate
Lawyer, Politician, Founder of Girls Who Code & Marshall Plan for Moms
CEO of Sensory6.Ai; Former Head of Research & Design of Alexa Devices at Amazon; Board Chair & Design Fellow at Design Corps; CEO of CognitiveExperience.Design Foundation
Founder & CEO of Ellevest; Author of "Own It: The Power of Women at Work"
Leadership Speaker, Bestselling Author, Consultant & Board Certified Corporate Coach; CEO of Marilyn Tam & Co.; Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation
Chief Marketing Officer at Autodesk; Former SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications at Peloton
Real Estate Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Author & Co-Host of "Shark Tank"
Teacher Educator & Author of "Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain"
Founder of Backstage Capital, Venture Capitalist, Tech Inclusion Activist & Host of "Your First Million" Podcast
Advocate for Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech Industry; CEO and Founder of Block Party
Former Treasurer of the United States, Partner at The Cabral Group & Jesse Ball duPont Fund Trustee
CEO of SocialProof Security & White Hat Hacker
Olympic Gymnast, Gold Medalist, Captain of the "Fierce Five" & the "Final Five"
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of NBA's Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena; Best Selling Author, "From Ball Girl to CMO"
Award-Winning Co-Founder & CEO of Rent the Runway, Gender Equality Advocate
6-Time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year; Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist & FIFA Women's World Cup Champion; Pay Equity & LGBTQ Rights Activist
Most Decorated Gymnast Ever & Record Holder for Most Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games
Award-Winning Journalist & Producer for CBS News
Influential Voice at the Intersection of Politics, Public Policy & Civil Rights; Former Campaign Chairwoman for Kamala Harris's 2020 Presidential Bid
Bestselling Author; Women Empowerment, Mental Health & Working Parents Advocate; #1 Global Voice For Working Moms
Cyborg Anthropologist & Founder of Geoloqi, Inc.
Academy Award-Winning Actress, Producer & New York Times Best-Selling Author
Award-Winning Actress, Gender Equality Activist & Philanthropist
Actress, Outspoken Feminist, Mental Health & Body Positivity Advocate
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Emmy Award-Winning Television Show Host, Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author
Award-Winning Actress Known for "Black-ish," Youth Advocate & Voting Activist
EVP & Chief Growth Officer of the National Council on Aging; Former CEO of Girl Scouts; Expert on Women's Leadership, Youth Development & Aging
Writer, Filmmaker & Black Studies Scholar; Founder of BYP100
Emmy-Nominated Writer, Producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Director & Actor
Triple Board Certified Physician; Child, Adolescent, Adult & Forensic Psychiatrist; Sought-After Clinician, Consultant & Speaker
Founder of TransTech Social Enterprises & Actress in the FX Drama "Pose"
Sustainability & Business Transformation Expert; Former CSO of Ingka Group (IKEA)
Immigration Reform Activist & Actress Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "Jane The Virgin"
Civil Rights Advocate & Leading Scholar in Critical Race Theory
Strategic Futurist, TEDx Curator & Corporate Strategist
Advocate for Underserved Communities; CEO of Hope, Dream, Believe & Achieve; Mother of Kevin Durant
Award-Winning Journalist, Author & Activist for Asian American and LGBTQ Rights
Public Speaker & Motivator; Head of Development for Rainforest Entertainment; Former Editor-in-Chief of Ebony & Jet
Actress & Youngest Talk Show Host in TV History
CNN Political Commentator, NPR Political Analyst, Attorney, Principal & CEO of IMPACT Strategies
Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Happier
Economist, Author & Political Commentator; President Emerita of Bennett College for Women
Oncologist; Dedicated to Pursuing Equity & Empathy in Oncology Care
Head of Youth Engagement & Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education
CEO, Founding Farmer of Frey Farms, Author & Advisor to the Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture
Co-founder of National Domestic Workers Alliance; Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-founder of Supermajority
Activist, Entrepreneur, Author & Chairwoman of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Founder & CEO of tEQuitable
Former World #1 Professional Tennis Player & Sports Icon; Advocate for Women's Equality
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
Author, Feminist, Transgender Rights Activist, TV Host & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs
Founder & CEO of The Memo, A Career Development Platform for Women of Color; Bestselling Author of "The Memo"
America's Premier Crisis Management Expert; Inspiration for ABC's "Scandal"
Award-Winning Actress, Dancer, Singer; Health Advocate & New York Times Bestselling Author