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.

Joanna Barsh

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

Ariel Levy

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

Hanna Rosin

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

Cheryl Strayed

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

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Kate Betts

Fashion and style expert, author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style and the memoir My Paris Dream

Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Sociologist and leading happiness expert, author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

Danielle Evans

Author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self and recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award

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

Masha Gessen

Russian and U.S. journalist, activist, and author of the National Book Award-winning The Future is History

Annabelle Gurwitch

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

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

Protected: Tania Katan

Creative disruptor, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress.

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

Robin Koval

CEO of Truth Initiative —creators of the award-winning truth® youth tobacco prevention program—and bestselling author (Power of Nice, Grit to Great), social change marketing and advertising expert

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

Sherry Lansing

First woman to lead a major motion picture studio, former President of 20th Century Fox, and former Chairman of Paramount Pictures

Amanda Lucidon

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

Angie McArthur

Co-author of Collaborative Intelligence and speaker on intellectual diversity

Paula McLain

New York Times-bestselling author of The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun, and Love and Ruin.

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

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 author of The Art of Gathering

Georgia Pellegrini

Chef, TV personality, and author of Food Heroes, Girl Hunter and Modern Pioneering

Domenica Ruta

Author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir With or Without You

Sadia Shepard

Documentary filmmaker and author of The Girl from Foreign

Curtis Sittenfeld

New York Times-bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible

Victoria Sweet

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

Linda Kaplan Thaler

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

Laura Vanderkam

Author of Off the Clock, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and I Know How She Does It

Ayelet Waldman

Acclaimed memoirist and author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure