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.

Cat Bohannon

Researcher and New York Times bestselling author of Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

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.

Andrea Bartz

Journalist and New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers

Brit Bennett

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

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Author of the bestselling memoir She's Not There, President of PEN America, and celebrated LGBTQ activist

Lauren Smith Brody

Founder of The Fifth Trimester movement and Co-Founder of the Chamber of Mothers

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

Dr. Marisa G. Franco

Psychologist, professor, friendship expert, and New York Times-bestselling author of Platonic

Tess Gunty

National Book Award-winning author of The Rabbit Hutch

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

Jean Kwok

Award-winning author of Girl in Translation


Award-winning recording artist, disability rights activist, and founder of RAMPD

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

Katherine May

New York Times bestselling author of Wintering and Enchantment

Paula McLain

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

Leila Mottley

Award-winning 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

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

Linda Kaplan Thaler

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

Liz Tran

Executive Coach and Founder of Reset

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