Celebrate Women’s History Month with Powerful Storytellers


Women's History Month

The Women’s History Month theme for 2023 is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. In recognition of this theme, Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau is proud to present these women who share stories of inspiration, resilience, and hope.

Chanel Miller

Artist, activist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Know My Name

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  • Explores finding empowerment by reclaiming one’s story
  • Emphasizes the power of creativity, truth, and narrative control

Cheryl Strayed

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and “Dear Sugar” columnist

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Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of critically-acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

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  • Delves into the insidious undertow of caste and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture, politics, and everyday lives
  • Chronicles one of the greatest untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life

Author of Whistleblower

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Carlotta Walls LaNier

Youngest of the Little Rock Nine, civil rights advocate, National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee

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  • Shares her powerful story of challenging prevailing attitudes, breaking down barriers, and forever changing the social landscape of America
  • Encourages audiences to pay attention to the lessons of history and to stay vigilant in fighting for equality

Brit Bennett

Novelist of New York Times-bestselling The Vanishing Half, and National Book Foundation 2016 5 Under 35 Honoree

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  • Speaks on the role of Black women in contemporary writing
  • Examines injustice and the female Black experience through her works and novels

Alora Young

Spoken word poet and author of Walking Gentry Home

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Lauren Redniss

MacArthur Fellow, visual journalist, author, and artist

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