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The Top 15+ Female Leadership Speakers with Actionable, Dynamic Speeches

Welcome to our list of the top female leadership speakers

MPG is a women-owned business (WBENC Certified), and we are proud to work with the most prominent women of professional leadership speaking. We regularly work with organizations that empower professionals such as Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, Women in Real Estate, and Women in Retail.

Female leadership speakers are women who have led accomplished careers by inspiring their teams, building connections, and leading by example. For instance, many are CEOs, world-class athletes, and best-selling authors. The benefit of these speakers is that they provide actionable advice, applicable to any industry, creating dynamic and versatile leadership within organizations. 

Our list includes:

  • Female corporate leadership speakers
  • Female leadership military speakers
  • Female leadership diversity speakers
  • Female leadership workshop speakers
  • Famous female leadership speakers
  • Female sports leadership speakers

So, let’s get started.

Female Corporate Leadership Speakers

Mel Robbins

CEO, Lawyer, CNN correspondent, reality TV host, Mel Robbins has done it all. She is one of the most-booked keynote speakers in the world. As the co-founder and CEO of her own digital media consulting firm, Robbins partners with Fortune 500 brands to optimize their digital strategies. 

Her career as a leadership speaker kicked off with the viral success of her TEDx talk. Stop Saying You’re Fine: Discover a More Powerful You aptly represents her leadership experience and expertise. She provides a perspective on leadership that only a self-made entrepreneur can.

Keynote speaker Mel Robbins in a black shirt, leaning against a wooden beam.

Sarah Robb O’Hagan

One of the “Most Powerful Women in Sports,” according to Forbes, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is a prolific leadership speaker. She backs her speeches with real-world examples from her monumental transformations of businesses through executive leadership. 

O’Hagan served as the global president of Gatorade, leading their organization through a dramatic market repositioning. Then, she did the same as global president of Equinox, reinventing their customer offerings through a technological transformation of their operations.

Sarah Robb O Hagan Headshot

Dr. Gil Baram

Dr. Gil Baram is an esteemed cybersecurity strategy and policy expert. She is renowned for her expertise in shaping strategy and designing policy through rigorous research and analysis. With over 15 years of experience in leading innovative research, lecturing, and consulting senior business leaders and government officials, Dr. Baram is a sought-after keynote speaker in the field.

As a thought leader, Dr. Baram studies cyber trends and dedicates her research to understanding current global threats. Her ability to shape strategy through research and analysis has earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor to organizations seeking to navigate the complex world of cybersecurity.

Keynote Speaker and cybersecurity expert Gil Baram

Jean Oelwang

In today’s world, success is often attributed to one’s experience and technical knowledge. However, Jean Oelwang, the President and founding CEO of Virgin Unite, believes that the key to success lies in forming strong partnerships. With over 15 years of experience working with some of the world’s greatest partnerships, Jean has observed how they cultivate meaningful connections in both their professional and personal lives.

Keynote Speaker Jean Oelwang

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Female Leadership Military Speakers

Dr. Yvonne Cagle

Retired U.S. Airforce Colonel Yvonne Cagle is one of six African-American female NASA astronauts and has led an accomplished career as a physician and professor. Her contributions to NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness have been invaluable. As a keynote speaker, she inspires audiences with her experiences as a United States NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Airforce Colonel

U.S. Astronaut Yvonne Cagle in front of an American flag.

Carey Lohrenz

As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is no stranger to high-pressure situations where inconsistent execution can lead to catastrophic results. Her experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier – have equipped her with the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors, and overcoming obstacles. 

Today, Carey is a highly sought-after business consultant and leadership speaker, known for her ability to connect with audiences and share her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams.

Carey Lorenz is an accomplished naval aviator and keynote speaker.

Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari is a name that resonates with cybersecurity enthusiasts and tech enthusiasts alike. She is an international security analyst, founder of Israel’s largest security community event, author, and TED talk speaker. Keren has served as a cyber security officer in the Israeli Defense Force intelligence arm and is currently a senior researcher at the Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center. Her expertise in cybersecurity has earned her recognition from top media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, and Forbes. In fact, Forbes named her one of the top 50 most influential women in Israel.

Keynote Speaker Keren Elazari AKA k3r3n3

Female Leadership Diversity Speakers

Danni Brooke

Danni Brooke is a name that is synonymous with intelligence and cybersecurity. As the most deployed female undercover operative of the British police, she has made a name for herself in traditionally male-dominated fields. Her mission is to inspire and drive women towards these fields, and she has been successful in doing so. 

Apart from her work as an undercover operative, Danni Brooke is also a professional cybersecurity consultant, author, and television personality. She is an internationally renowned subject matter expert in intelligence and cybersecurity, and her expertise has been sought after by many organizations around the world. 

Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker Danni Brooks

Leslie Maxie

Keynote Speaker Leslie Maxie

Leslie Maxie is a US Olympian and international keynote speaker. She unites the peak-performance psychology of Olympic athletes with practical strategies for organizational success. Additionally, she draws from her experience in the hypercompetitive world of sports journalism at ESPN, Fox Sports, and NBC, to tackle the interpersonal challenges that arise within teams and their greater organizations. 

Maxie’s definitive keynote Excellence is Not an Accident, demonstrates her “Olympic Mindset” framework; a series of self assessments and strategies to achieve excellence in any field. 

Throughout her career, while becoming not only a respected sports journalist but also a high-profile media consultant, Leslie Maxie faced long-standing and emerging forms of discrimination. Her keynote Kicking Ass and Taking on Ageism opens a dialogue on how today’s business people can tackle ageism within the workplace and themselves. Furthermore, her highly in-demand keynote Empowering Women in the Workplace, allows organizations to develop better methods for promoting gender diversity. When Maxie emerged at the top of the male-dominated business world, she made it her mission to help teams and leadership identify the symptoms of misogyny in the workplace. Only then can they empower an inspired generation of female leaders.

Jessica Yellin

Jessica Yellin, former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of Women in Leadership, Disruption in News Media, and Digital Media. Yellin is the founder of News Not Noise, a news publication that aims to combat the sensationalism of news by modern media outlets. Her dedication to providing information rather than panic has earned her Peabody, Gracie, and Emmy awards for her work with CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. 

Keynote Speaker Jessica Yellin

Female Leadership Workshop Speakers

Sandy Abrams

Self-made CEO, author, and Breathe to Succeed workshop leader Sandy Abrams is a business magnate turned holistic wellness expert. Her unique approach to business and wellness has been endorsed and practiced by executives at Google, SAP, Sage Software, and the US Air Force. Abrams is a self-taught entrepreneur who turned her idea into a multi-million dollar business. Currently, she leads C.E.’Om Breath & Mindset experiences for leaders, employees/teams, and women’s groups.

Keren Tsuk

Dr. Keren Tsuk is a renowned leadership expert, organizational consultant, wellness retreat leader, lecturer, and keynote speaker with over 20 years of experience in advising organizations through change and growth. She earned her Ph.D. in Leadership in the 21st Century from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Then, Dr. Keren Tsuk developed a ground-breaking holistic approach to addressing organizational challenges and tensions through mindfulness.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Keren Tsuk

Tara Schuster

Tara Schuster is a name that has been making waves in the health and wellness industry. A former television executive turned keynote speaker, Tara has authored two best-selling books, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies and the forthcoming Glow in the F*cking Dark. Her career in television saw her serve as VP of talent and development at Comedy Central, where she was responsible for critically acclaimed shows like Key & Peele. Then, Schuster began to transition away from her career as an executive.

Tara Schuster went on to have a successful writing career after her time in television. In fact, her writings on self-care and mental health have been praised by Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Publishers Weekly, and numerous other publications. 


Famous Female Leadership Speakers

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is a name that is synonymous with success. As the founder of The Corcoran Group and a Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Barbara has proven time and time again why she is the top-booked female leadership speaker. Her journey began with a loan of just $1000, but through hard work and determination, she built a real estate empire that she eventually sold for $66 million. 

Barbara Corcoran Smiling

Pauline Brown

Former Chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton North America, Pauline Brown, is a renowned corporate leadership speaker. What’s more, she is the author of the critically acclaimed book Aesthetic Intelligence. With over 30 years of experience in providing regional leadership for over 70 luxury brands in fashion, watches, jewelry, and cosmetics, including Estée Lauder, Bain, and The Carlyle Group, Brown is a sought-after speaker for Fortune 500 companies. As a female leadership speaker, she directs teams in building loyalty and long-term planning.

Keynote Speaker Pauline Brown

Jade McCarthy

Jade McCarthy is a name that resonates with sports enthusiasts across the United States. As an ESPN alum, she has covered some of the biggest sporting events in the country. In fact, her expertise in sports analysis and broadcasting has earned her an Emmy award. However, Jade’s knowledge and inspiration go far beyond sports. She is a host, broadcaster, storyteller, media consultant, keynote speaker, wife, and mother.

Jade McCarthy

Female Leadership Sports Speakers

Tamika Catchings

As an Olympic gold medalist, WNBA championship winner, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark on the sport. Her 15-year tenure with the Indiana Fever was nothing short of extraordinary, and her contributions to the game have been celebrated on a global scale.

But Tamika Catchings is more than just a basketball player. She is also a motivational speaker and keynote speaker, inspiring audiences with her story of perseverance and determination. Her message of overcoming obstacles and achieving success resonates with people from all walks of life.

Tamika Catchings smiling in a yellow dress

Tully Bevilaqua

Former professional basketball player Tully Bevilaqua is a WNBA Champion of the Indiana Fever and Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award winner. Her comeback with the Indiana Fever was nothing short of historic. Furthermore, her leadership on and off the court has made her a role model for aspiring athletes everywhere. Beginning in 2023, she became the assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury, continuing to lead a successful motivational speaking career.

WNBA Player Tully Bevilaqua holding a basketball.

Looking to Hire the Perfect Female Leadership Speaker?

Remember, leadership is not about titles or positions. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. And these top female leadership speakers embody these principles. They are not just leaders; they are catalysts for change.

So whether you’re planning a corporate event, a conference, or a seminar, consider the Mollie Plotkin Group. Our speakers will not just deliver speeches; they will ignite conversations, challenge norms, and inspire action.

So don’t wait! Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today. Let them help you turn your event into an unforgettable experience filled with insights, inspiration, and innovation. Because when it comes to leadership speaking, they don’t just set the bar; they are the bar.

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