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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bell hooks is an acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist, and writer. hooks has authored over three dozen books and has published works that span several genres, including cultural criticism, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children's books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture.

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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

The 2013 TED talk, “The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship,” began with what she called the million dollar question: “Can we want what we already have?”

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Emily Ruiz

For the past decade, Emmy Ruiz has focused on empowering women & girls, Latinos, and young voters by leading winning campaigns.

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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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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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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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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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Kathrin O’Sullivan

Kathrin is currently launching her own consulting practice after serving nearly 20 years as a business leader in the tech industry. Most recently, she was 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. Having lived in 5 different… Read more »

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Lisa Wimberger

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Education, a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership, and Certificates in Medical Neuroscience, Visual Perception and the Brain, and Neurobiology. 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. As the Founder of the Neurosculpting® modality Lisa runs a private meditation practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders, and she is a faculty member of Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Center, the Law Enforcement Survival Institute, Omega Institute, and 1440 Multiversity.

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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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LiYana Silver

LiYana Silver mentors women to unlock their Feminine Genius. She writes, teaches, coaches, and speaks, helping women to wake up their inner Oracles, turn on their feminine strengths, and live brilliant lives aligned with their true desires.

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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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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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Chantal Pierrat

The founder and host of Emerging Women Live, Chantal's passion is to integrate feminine leadership, consciousness and authenticity into businesses.

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