Emerging Women Live Speakers
Emerging Women Live is known for bringing a stellar line-up of vibrant and engaging women to the stage each year, and 2017 will be no exception. Don’t forget to check back often, as we’ll be announcing new speakers every week!
Speaker and the author of 2006's runaway bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert is unquestionably one of her generation's most beloved memoirists.
Alicia Garza is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In March 2016, Fortune magazine named Garza and her two BLM co-founders to its list of the “50 of the most influential world leaders.”
Emmy Ruiz has focused on empowering women, Latinos, and young voters by leading winning campaigns; she was the Colorado State Director for Hillary Clinton’s Campaign in 2016.
Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who has traveled the world to study with Sufi dervishes, Tibetan monks, Croatian mystics, and more.
Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and women's rights advocate. Shiza co-founded The Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO.
Lynne Twist is a highly recognized global visionary and author of the best-selling book, The Soul of Money. Lynne has worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for the show Super Soul Sunday.
Colleen published Yoga For Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom and has been featured in Vanity Fair, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Allure, Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar Italia.
Her debut memoir charts four decades of a life lived in the moment, a path from harrowing loss and darkness to a place of peace and redemption.
Gail Larsen’s work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”
Sage Lavine is the CEO of WOMEN ROCKING BUSINESS, reaching nearly 100,000 conscious women entrepreneurs around the globe.
LiYanna Silver is a teacher, coach, speaker, and author of Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman.
Kathrin is currently launching her own consulting practice after serving as Head of Google’s Executive Development organization, where she successfully worked with some of the world’s most innovative leaders to help them tackle their biggest challenges.
A pioneer for social change and gender lens investing, Kristin is the Founder of Nia Community Investment Fund. In 2012 she partnered with Domini Social Investments to create Nia Global Solutions, bringing impact investing offerings to Public Markets.
The current chair of World Pulse, Colleen Abdoulah is the only female CEO to have led a top-ten cable operating company.
As the director of mindfulness at Aetna, Cheryl has been at the forefront of the mindfulness revolution in the workplace and in health care.
Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist, is the founder of World Pulse, a digital media network connecting women worldwide and bringing them a global voice.
Likened to a "Malala with a laptop," Sister Zeph is an award-winning crusader for girls education and digital skills in rural Punjab, Pakistan.
Liji Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Inclusion Evangelist, LLC, a consulting firm founded to help organizations ensure that there are no barriers to full human potential. She was the head of diversity and inclusion for Southwest Airlines, building the program from the ground up.
Singer-songwriter Connie Lim wanted to make her voice heard at the Women’s March on Washington. After brainstorming with her friends from the Pussyhat Project, the 30-year-old Los Angeles-based musician came up with the idea of performing her single, “Quiet,” on the streets of Washington, D.C. with 26 other artists.
Amy Keller, CCN, is the Director of Education and Training for ORGANIC INDIA. Amy's unique style of leadership and education has touched the lives of thousands, inspiring students, coworkers, and consumers into action around wellness and consciousness, in theory and practice.