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From discussions on reproductive rights in the US to sexual slavery around the globe, APB's women's issues speakers cover a wide range of topics regarding women's status and treatment around the world. Uniting politicians, activists, advocates, and celebrities, APB's speakers on women's issues are guaranteed to have the perfect message for your engagement.

Women's Issues

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...

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.

US Boxing Champion & Olympian

Marlen Esparza made history as the first US female boxer to medal in the first-ever women's boxing games at the Olympics.

18th Surgeon General

As Surgeon General, Dr. Benjamin turned a spotlight on America’s obesity epidemic and launched the “Million Hearts Campaign” to prevent one million heart attacks per year. She continues to advocate for the health and wellness of families and...

Filmmaker, Miss Representation & The Mask You Live In

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, former actress, and advocate for women and girls. She has been heralded by Newsweek Daily Beast as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World” and has been included in “The League of Extraordinary Women”...

The 15th Surgeon General of the United States

As a pediatric endocrinologist and 15th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Elders has a deep concern for young people and teaches that education, prevention, and responsibility are the keys to a healthy life. An outspoken advocate on...

Bullying and Leadership Expert

Rachel Simmons is America’s go-to expert on the emotional lives of girls and young women. Her landmark book, the bestselling Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, shines a light on the rampant bullying that occurs among...

Actress, Author & Activist

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist and author of Whatever… Love Is Love, a book due out in April 2015 that makes a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad...

Educator, Parent Expert & Social Activist

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author and media spokesperson on bullying,...

Body Image, Bullying Expert & Leadership, Success Coach

Dr. Robyn Silverman is known for her big-hearted yet direct way of inspiring greatness in professionals, families, teens and children. She has spent more than 15 years researching, writing and working in a variety of key areas: Leadership...

Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Rarely do we encounter an actress with such a remarkable range of talents and scope of emotion than that of Najimy. Seen in over 25 films such as Sister Act and The Wedding Planner, she is an AIDS activist and enthusiastic...

Former Treasurer of the United States

Rosario Marin, former Treasurer of the United States, firmly believes that "of him to whom much is given, much is expected." She has served as the highest-ranking Latina in the Bush Administration and the first U.S. Treasurer born outside of the...

Rape Survivor, Victims' Advocate, Author

As a sought after Keynote Speaker on the extremely visible issues of Gender & Domestic Violence today, Liz Seccuro brings a fresh perspective to this uncomfortable subject matter. A bestselling author, frequent media commentator and...

Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders and located it at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The work of the council expands the understanding of leadership, establishes a network of resources for high-level...

Motivator

With her unstoppable can-do spirit, no-nonsense wit and infectious laugh, Humphreys lifts, jolts, nurtures and stretches her audiences–and they love every minute of it! Humphreys has gone from administrative secretary to television talk show host...

Chair of the Campaign to Help Afghan Women & Girls

Mavis Leno is currently a leader in the effort to make the restoration of women's rights a non-negotiable element of a post-Taliban Afghanistan, and has been at the forefront of ensuring that the plight of Afghan women is included in the world's...

Author, Activist & Force Behind Erin's Law

When you meet Erin Merryn, you realize she is a woman on a mission and won’t let anyone or anything get in her way. As a victim of sexual abuse, Merryn now travels around the country giving a voice to the voiceless and shares he inspiring story,...

Survivor of Cleveland Kidnappings

Lily Rose, aka Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has...

Actress on Hit TV Show Empire

Grace (Gealey) Byers can currently be seen as Anika Calhoun on the hit FOX series Empire, which returns for season three in the fall of 2016. From having near-death experiences to growing up in a unique family setting, Byers shares her...

Award-Winning Comedienne, Actress & TV Personality

Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences.

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