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!

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Speaker and the author of 2006's runaway bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert is unquestionably one of her generation's most beloved memoirists.

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Alicia Garza

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.”

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Esther Perel

Esther Perel is recognized as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction.

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Emmy Ruiz

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.

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Sera Beak

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.

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Dominique Christina

Dominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds four national titles in the three years she has been competing in slam poetry.

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Shiza Shahid

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.

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Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg is the founder & CEO of DailyWorth and WorthFM. DailyWorth is the leading digital financial media company for women with 1 million subscribers.

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Colleen Saidman

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.

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Rayya Elias

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.

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Farah Bernier

Farah Bernier is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Google’s Global Business Organization and Portfolio organizations.

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Gail Larsen

Gail Larsen’s ​work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”

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Sage Lavine

Sage Lavine is the CEO of WOMEN ROCKING BUSINESS, reaching nearly 100,000 conscious women entrepreneurs around the globe.

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Tracy Gray

Tracy D. Gray is currently Managing Director at The 22 Capital Group, an international investment and advisory firm. Ms. Gray was recently named a Los Angeles “50 Women of Influence” in business.

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LiYana Silver

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.

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Kathrin O’Sullivan

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.

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Lisa Wimberger

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She is the author of NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear, and NEUROSCULPTING: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness.

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Kristin Hull

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.

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Colleen Abdoulah

The current chair of World Pulse, Colleen Abdoulah is the only female CEO to have led a top-ten cable operating company.

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Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a feminine nature-based organisation inspiring the world’s women to take shared leadership around tropical reforestation.

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Cheryl Jones

As the director of mindfulness at Aetna, Cheryl has been at the forefront of the mindfulness revolution in the workplace and in health care.

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Jensine Larsen

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.

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Rachael O’Meara

Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership and executive coach, as well as a sales executive at Google. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Success Magazine.

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Sister Zeph

Likened to a "Malala with a laptop," Sister Zeph is an award-winning crusader for girls education and digital skills in rural Punjab, Pakistan.

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Liji Thomas

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.

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Connie Lim – MILCK

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.

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Amy Keller

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.

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Chantal Pierrat

The founder and host of Emerging Women Live, Chantal's ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future.

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