Our Top Ten* Powerful Female Speakers in 2021

Like many other industries, keynote speaking has historically been male-dominated field, with many of the top-booked and most famous speakers fitting a very specific mold. With the changing times and the emergence of a slew of fantastic female motivational  speakers, we’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented women, from influential entrepreneurs, inventors and business leaders. As of now, 35% of all our speaker bookings are with female speakers, and in the coming years, we hope to make that a solid 50%. 


To that end, we’d like to highlight and show a little extra appreciation to our most booked and requested female keynote speakers; these women are our frequent partners in business and education, and we’re thrilled at the prospect of helping them reach new audiences.


Inspirational speaker and top entrepreneur Molly Bloom is far and away our top booked speaker in 2021. A bestselling author whose book was turned into the Oscar-nominated Molly’s Game, her absolute rollercoaster of a life has equipped her perfectly to speak on adaptability, success, failure, and how self-empowerment and being authentic can help you overcome any setback.


Heather McGowan is an innovation speaker and Top Influencer on the Future of Work. She helps organizations and leaders navigate a rapidly changing and often volatile world, and has addressed audiences in every field, from small start-ups to government departments and the staffs of Fortune 500 companies.


Another of our top-booked female speakers, firefighter and adventurer Robyn Benincasa is a powerhouse in the fields of motivation, leadership and team building. She speaks over 100 times a year, delivering insight-packed keynotes that leave people invigorated and  primed for collaboration.


Inventor and tech influencer Tan Le is the CEO and Founder of Emotiv, a neuroinformatics company, as well as one of our favorite female keynote speakers to partner with. Equally at home presenting in front of live audiences or virtually, she presents her moving story of success as a refugee and amazes with demonstrations of her brainwear technology.


Janelle Shane, one of our newer technology and innovation keynote speakers, has been named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Specializing in exploring the capacities of AI, she relates her findings in hilarious presentations that examine the minds of the algorithms that run our world.


Although she’s a fairly new addition to our roster, Cassandra Worthy has proven herself to be one of our best leadership speakers. With her infectious energy, she arms individuals around the world with insights into harnessing emotion as a business resource and thrive in times of change. She leaves folks empowered, educated, and excited to do their jobs.


Yet another testament to the growing presence and influence of women in the tech industry, female keynote speaker Marita Cheng is the founder of the companies Robogals, Aipoly and Aubot, as well as a Forbes World Top 50 Women in Tech. Her energetic presence and captivating presentation style is an instant hit with audiences everywhere— to date, she’s keynoted in 15 different countries.


Erica Dhawan is a leading authority in the fields of collaboration and innovation. A bestselling author with a charismatic presence, she’s the one to call when groups want to drive growth and facilitate cohesion among teammates in different departments who are at risk of staying in their cliques and hampering true business brilliance.


A top business growth and innovation keynote speaker, Tiffani Bova has expertise in customer experience, sales, customer experience and the future of work. She’s earned recognition from Top Sales World Magazine, Thinkers50, and the National Diversity Council, and is a top influencer on Twitter. To date, she has delivered over 500 keynotes on innovation and sales transformation to global audiences.


Rounding out our list of top female motivational speakers is award-winning D&I consultant and author Risha Grant. She provides highly interactive keynotes and in-depth training sessions to help her audiences build inclusive corporate cultures, address their biases and preconceived notions, and increase their organizations’ bottom lines.


*And two more for good measure…


Social-good entrepreneur and top innovation speaker Jane Chen has dedicated herself to helping revolutionize care for premature babies through the development of specialized infant incubators. Her inspirational and riveting stories of survival, resilience and success have her audiences laughing and crying in equal measure.


Wema Hoover is the Global Head of Google’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion department and has served as a driver of transformational change for several Fortune 500 companies. Her informative, impactful keynotes demonstrate how embracing diversity leads to surges in employee collaboration, engagement and success.


Interested in bringing one of the finest female motivational  keynote speakers to your next event? Please contact info@bigspeak.com or give us a ring at 805.965.1400 to inquire!


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