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APB's roster of prominent women speakers unites actresses, politicians, activists, and celebrities, all renowned for their ability to rally audiences around a cause or discussion. Charismatic, eloquent, and beautiful in their own ways, APB's prominent women speakers will delight and inspire your audiences.

Prominent Women

CEO, Tina Brown Live Media & Founder of The Daily Beast & Women in the World

Tina Brown’s legendary career as an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and entrepreneur has been marked by a series of highly successful re-inventions of institutions, brands, media — and herself. Story-filled and wisdom-sharing, Brown’s...

Entrepreneur & First Female Private Space Explorer

Speaker Anousheh Ansari is both the first female private space explorer and the first Iranian astronaut. She also co-founded Telecom Technologies and Prodea Systems.

Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Donna Brazile is a commentator on CNN and a Democratic consultant. She became the first African American to run a major presidential campaign when she managed Gore for President in the 2000 election.

CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

One of the most successful supermodels in history, business speaker Kathy Ireland is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing company.

Emmy-Winning Journalist & Host

From television news journalist and host, to radio personality, producer and businesswoman, Gibbons has been a part of America's living rooms for over 20 years. She hosts Lifetime's successful primetime magazine, What Should You Do?, and...

First Female Prime Minister of Norway & Mother of Sustainability

Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.

First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Africa's "Iron Lady," President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to lead an African nation. She won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Iranian Activist & Lawyer

An extraordinary woman of many firsts, Iranian lawyer and activist Ebadi has made history as the first Muslim to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous defense of human rights in Iran. One of the most intelligent, passionate, and...

President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

The first female president of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, speaker Mary Robinson is a global humanitarian and renowned world leader.

Founder at Rebecca Minkoff

An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike.

America's Most Trusted Lifestyle Expert

As founder of Martha Stewart Living, an Emmy Award-winning television show host, and best-selling author, Martha Stewart is America's most trusted lifestyle expert.

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

COO, Vice Media & Former Deputy Chief of Staff For Operations, Obama Administration

The youngest woman ever to be Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at the White House, Alyssa Mastromonaco is a bona fide trailblazer who's keen ability to measure and take calculated risks helped not only to keep our country running throughout a...

Anchor, BBC World News America & Co-author, Womenomics & The Confidence Code

The lead anchor of BBC World News America, Kay is an acclaimed international journalist and the co-author of Womenomics, which explores how women can create professional lives that meet their needs, and her latest The Confidence...

Emmy-Winning Journalist

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning trailblazer in news and investigative journalism, as well as Anchor of NPR's Peabody-Winning Latino USA. Her over 25-year history reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and...

Nobel Prize Winning Human Rights Activist & Journalist

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist and the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As the international face of the Yemeni uprising of 2011, she was instrumental in helping shape and give voice to the Arab...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Academy Award-Winning Actress

An actress, director & producer, the Oscar-winning Diane Keaton has over 50 films under her belt, including Annie Hall & Something's Gotta Give. She speaks on gender & age in Hollywood and balancing work & family.

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Author & Breast Cancer Survivor

In her best-selling memoir, The Middle Place, speaker Kelly Corrigan recounts how she cared for her cancer-afflicted father while battling breast cancer herself.

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