This week we are celebrating the women leaders turned women speakers who are inspiring groups and organizations all over the world with their powerful stories of overcoming obstacles, the entrepreneurial journey, moving up the corporate ladder and finding success in work and life. These 1o women speakers below have blazed their own trail to become CEOs, award winning actresses, company owners, role models and a source of inspiration for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Sara Blakely: All Sara wanted was a pair of pantyhose she could wear with open-toed shoes. What she got in return was a billion dollar business idea, but it wasn’t that simple. Sara was working in sales when she began researching and developing the idea of Spanx, now the world’s most popular line of slimming intimates and hosiery. She found her own manufacturers, raised her own funding, created ingenious marketing strategies all while designing her line and packaging to beat the competition. Sara’s incredibly motivating entrepreneurial journey and personal insights into facing challenges and believing in your product has made her one of the top motivational women speakers for hire on the speaking circuit today.
Martha Stewart: This celebrated lifestyle expert and female entrepreneur is a woman of many talents having created her own home & garden empire in addition to hosting her own Emmy Award winning TV series and kicking out NY Times bestsellers like it’s her day job! She has become a part of so many people’s lives as a go-to source for everyday living needs from cooking to entertaining, home renovating & decor, gardening, and living a healthy lifestyle. As a featured keynote speaker for major corporate events and business conferences, most recently Catalyst America 2017, Martha has surprised audiences with her hilariously candor demeanor and poignant insights into building a brand, reaching new customers and adapting to the current marketplace.
Robin Roberts: Beloved sportscaster and Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts is truly a one of a kind individual and one of the most inspiring women speakers we have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has accomplished so much in her career as a broadcast journalist and yet has had to combat hardships some of us could never dream of. She has faced life-threatening illnesses and career uncertainties with grace, faith, dignity, and fearlessness to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest every single day. If you’re looking for women speakers who can provide your audience with a more positive outlook on work and life, Robin would be the perfect motivational guest speaker for your womens conference, fundraising gala, corporate conference or special event!
Arianna Huffington: Arianna is an empowering female keynote speaker and influential thought leader shaping the national conversation on the media, politics, the economy, health & wellness, and women in business. She is consistently named on Forbes annual list of Most Powerful Women in the World as well as TIME Magazine’s list of Most Influential People in the World. Arianna defines a new meaning of success that is not only focused on career advancement but also shedding light on the importance maintaining a healthy lifestyle, finding personal fulfillment, giving back and living a life of purpose and meaning. Just last week, Arianna was hired as the featured keynote speaker for CNBC and Inc. Magazine’s The iCONIC Tour at New World Stages along with Daymond John and Bobbi Brown. She remains one of the top women speakers for hire in 2017 and heading into 2018.
Barbara Corcoran: She may play a “shark” on TV, but real estate mogul and investor Barbara Corcoran is one of the most friendly, down-to-earth and inspirational women speakers available for corporate conferences and business meetings. Even before ABC’s hit reality TV series Shark Tank, Barbara built a solid reputation as a powerful female real estate entrepreneur who created the largest real estate company in New York (The Corcoran Group). Her key business strategies, corporate insights and gameplan for success are not limited to the real estate business however, and she is regularly hired as a featured keynote speaker for entrepreneurial networking events, business expos across various industries and internal business meetings.
Leeza Gibbons: Leeza is best recognized for her work as an Emmy Award winning TV personality and on-air journalist for Entertainment Tonight as well as the host of her own daily talk shows Leeza and My Generation. She has over 30 years of experience speaking in front of audiences discussing a number of topics from making money and building a successful business to women’s empowerment, health & wellness, caregiving, and the importance of giving back. Leeza’s inspiring entrepreneurial drive and genuine care for others has made her a huge hit at women’s conferences, health & wellness expos, corporate conferences and business meetings alike. If you’re looking for a speaker who can truly empower, uplift and motivate your audience in work and life, look no further than Leeza Gibbons!
Jamie Lee Curtis: Beloved actress and NY Times bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis made her acting debut in the classic John Carpenter horror film Halloween and has since gone on to appear in many memorable roles that earned her major motion picture awards, nominations and top honors. She has written over 10 children’s books with a goal to educate and nurture future generations. With her latest work titled Me, MySelfie & I: A Cautionary Tale, Jamie hopes to shed light on the impacts of smartphone technology on families. These days, Jamie is taking on less projects in Hollywood to focus on her family and inspiring others as a motivational keynote speaker for conferences and special events. Jamie is an empowering female keynote speaker who is among the top women speakers for women’s conferences, leadership summits, business events and fundraisers.
Kathy Ireland: Supermodel and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland is truly a delightful and beautiful keynote speaker inside and out! Many remember her as a huge pop culture icon in the 80’s and 90’s, appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, Kathy founded Kathy Ireland Worldwide which has grown into global brand generating over 2 billion annually offering a range of products from home and office needs to fashion, accessories and pet products. She is one of the wealthiest models turned entrepreneurs who can discuss a wide variety of topics including disruptive entrepreneurship, challenging the status quo, successful brand building & marketing strategies as well as personal stories from her time as a model and businesswoman.
Joan Lunden: Celebrated TV personality and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden takes nothing for granted and lives life to the fullest every single day. As many of you know, Joan was a co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America for over 17 years and is currently a special correspondent for The Today Show. Her newly adopted motto “Creating a healthy lifestyle for a better tomorrow” is reflective of her outlook on life as she aims to inspire others to take control of their health, happiness and success. Having spent most of her career speaking to Americans from behind a camera, speaking to large groups at special events, conferences and fundraisers is old hat for this motivational maven.
Dara Torres: Dara is one of the most beloved U.S. Olympians of all time having competed in a record 5 Olympic Games, won 12 Olympic Medals, and becoming the oldest swimmer ever to compete in an Olympic Games when she won 3 Medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing at 41. Post retirement, this mother and motivational speaker hasn’t slowed down becoming the NY Times bestselling author of several health & fitness books, building strong corporate partnerships and traveling the world to share her story with others as a top keynote speaker for womens conferences, leadership summits, business expos and other corporate events. Dara Torres is many things to many people, but above all, she is an inspiration.
So there you have it! The top 10 motivational women speakers available for hire for events right now. If you would like to review our full list of women speakers available for hire, check out our database of women leaders and other female motivational speakers. Contact us today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to hire one of the top motivational women speakers above or another inspirational speaker from our database of women leaders available for keynotes, moderated Q&A’s and other personal appearances.