Women's Interest Speakers

These author speakers inspire and empower audiences, bringing their unique perspectives to a diverse range of topics relevant to women’s interests.

Chanel Miller

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

Eve Rodsky

New York Times-bestselling author and creative leadership expert

Cheryl Strayed

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

Laura Vanderkam

Productivity expert and author of 168 Hours, I Know How She Does It, and The New Corner Office

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Joanna Barsh

McKinsey Director Emeritus, bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership and Grow Wherever You Work.

Brit Bennett

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

Katherine Boo

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Book Award-winning author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Alisyn Camerota

Author, journalist, and anchor of the CNN morning news program New Day.

June Eric-Udorie

Feminist activist, Editor of Can We All Be Feminists? and DEI Programme Manager for Flexa

Danielle Evans

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award and author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self and The Office of Historical Corrections

Gillian Flynn

Award-winning author of the #1 bestselling novel Gone Girl

Jane Fonda

Award-winning actress, bestselling author of My Life So Far, and fitness expert

Lisa Gardner

#1 New York Times-bestselling crime thriller novelist

Annabelle Gurwitch

New York Times Bestselling author, humorist, popular television host and storyteller.

Dr. Michele Harper

Emergency room physician and author of the New York Times-bestselling The Beauty in Breaking

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Daisy Khan

Women's advocate, media commentator, and Executive Director of the Women's Islamic Initiative

Julie Klam

New York Times-bestselling author of Friendkeeping and You Had Me at Woof

Anne Kreamer

Journalist, media expert, and author of Risk/Reward

Jean Kwok

Award-winning author of Girl in Translation

Jen Lancaster

New York Times-bestselling memoirist and author of The Tao of Martha

Ariel Lawhon

Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction

Ariel Levy

Author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir The Rules Do Not Apply

Amanda Lucidon

Obama White House photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times-bestselling author

Megha Majumdar

Former Editor in Chief at Catapult and author of A Burning

Angie McArthur

Co-author of Collaborative Intelligence and speaker on intellectual diversity

Amy McGrath

U.S. Marine Corps veteran and founder of Honor Bound, Inc.

Paula McLain

New York Times-bestselling author of The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun, Love and Ruin and When the Stars Go Dark

Rebecca Mead

Author of literary memoir My Life In Middlemarch, New Yorker staff writer

Tara Mohr

Founder of the acclaimed global Playing Big leadership program and expert on women's leadership and well-being

Leila Mottley

Author of Oprah’s Book Club selection Nightcrawling and former Youth Poet Laureate of Oakland

Emi Nietfeld

Software engineer, writer, and author of Acceptance

Jenny Nordberg

Award-winning investigative reporter, foreign correspondent, and author of The Underground Girls of Kabul

Robin Oliveira

Bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter and I Always Loved You

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering

Hanna Rosin

Journalist and author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

Marjane Satrapi

Academy Award-nominated director, cartoonist, and author of Persepolis

Dani Shapiro

Bestselling author of Hourglass and Inheritance, host of the Family Secrets podcast.

Sadia Shepard

Documentary filmmaker and author of The Girl from Foreign

Suzanne Simard

Leader of The Mother Tree Project and author of Finding the Mother Tree

Victoria Sweet

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, prize-winning historian, and author of God's Hotel and Slow Medicine

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and bestselling author of Power of Nice and Grit to Great

Melissa Urban

"The Boundary Lady," New York Times-bestselling author, and Whole30 co-founder

Ayelet Waldman

Acclaimed memoirist and author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure

Holly Whitaker

Bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman and Founder of Tempest, Inc.

Alora Young

Spoken word poet and author of Walking Gentry Home

Michelle Zauner

Frontwoman of Japanese Breakfast and author of New York Times bestselling Crying in H Mart