Celebrity Keynote Speaker Goldie Hawn is a reputable actress whose impressive body of work in show business spans over several decades. She is best known for film roles in movies such as Private Benjamin, Overboard, Bird on a Wire and The Banger Sisters. In recent years, Goldie has become an advocate for the betterment of youth education programs. Her own foundation, The Hawn Foundation, provides support for research studies to help develop social and emotional learning programs for children. These programs help reduce aggressive behavior and stress to repurpose a child’s focus on learning and positive interaction with their peers. In 2015, Goldie was one of the featured Keynote Speakers at the South by Southwest Festival. She discussed her MindUP program that encourages children to take brain breaks to relieve stress and refocus on the task at hand.
Goldie’s first major film role as Toni Simmons in Cactus Flower was a jumpstart to her career as an actress in 1969. She received an Oscar and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. During this time she was also a regular on the sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1968-1973. She was an it-girl. Her good looks and comedic charm made her one of the most popular female actresses in the 1970’s. She then began hosting her own TV specials. The Goldie Hawn Special premiering in 1978 was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award. Her next special with Liza Minnelli was nominated for 4. Goldie knew how to work the stage and entertain her audience with a quick wit and undeniable charm.
Many may also recognize Goldie as the mother of Oliver and Kate Hudson. Her lengthy filmography and television work has given her plenty of experiences to draw from as a keynote speaker.