Top 6 Female Speakers of 2022 and Beyond
Women are leading the future of tech, non-profits, leadership, and more. The keynote speakers listed below are some of the most revered in their industries with some of the most influential and powerful stories to share with their audience.
Dr. Brown is one of the most renowned speakers in America. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top 5 most viewed TED talks ever, with over 30 million views. She focuses on human connection and considers herself both researcher and storyteller, as seen through the personal stories in her keynote performances. She continues to supply her audience with virtual offerings in the form of virtual commencement speeches, webinars, and more. She has even launched her own podcast titled Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead and her 2019 Netflix special, The Call to Courage, continues to inspire many.
Mel Robbins, an expert on leadership and defeating doubt, is one of the top motivational speakers alive today. Her Ted Talk, How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over, has over 10 million views spanning 37 countries. She delivers life-changing digital messages to her audiences and urges them to challenge their way of thinking.
Ann Mei Chang
As the CEO of Candid, a non-profit that works with data to address important social issues that the world is facing today, Ann Mei Chang has used her expertise as an author, executive director of the US Global Development Lab, and chief innovation officer at the US Agency for International Development to give impactful keynote speeches. Notably, she recently spoke at SXSW on using data to address racial issues and advance racial equity.
Laurie Seagall, the founder of Dot Dot Dot, a company that aims to create a more diverse and accessible “Web3” including crypto, NFTs, the metaverse, and more, is a trailblazer in her field as a journalist. Her experience interviewing some of the most influential business leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and more. With her vast understanding of the tech industry, the award-winning journalist Laurie Seagall has been able to translate that into her keynote speeches, particularly this year at SXSW.
Erica Dhawan is a widely recognized author, speaker, and advisor. Her speeches focus on the power of the digital age and its effects on modern teamwork. Her ability to engage her audiences through humor, anecdotes, and research strategies to build teamwork in this day and age is what has put her at the top in her field. Erica is the author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language and has been named by Thinkers50 as the “Oprah of Management Thinkers”.
Sara Blakely is the founder and owner of Spanx—the shapewear brand. She was at one time the youngest self-made billionaire and even co-owns the Atlanta Hawks, basketball team. Sara found her way into being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and many others and continues to give powerful and inspiring keynote addresses digitally through her success as a young entrepreneur.