March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor, celebrate, and recognize the important role that women have played in American history.
Gotham Artists continues to partner with trailblazing women speakers, including public figures, CEOs, bestselling authors, professional athletes, celebrities, and activists.
We proudly highlight some of our most popular and in-demand female voices below. We look forward to partnering with corporations, associations, and organizations to inspire, educate, and empower audiences across the country.
Shabnam Mogharabi: Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author
Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.
April Hansen: Registered Nurse & Tech Entrepreneur
April Hansen is a nurse, tech entrepreneur, workforce expert and hyper-growth business executive inspired by everyday leaders who do their work well, face their human doubts, and find a way to thrive even through chaos. From helping to lead the largest deployment of healthcare personnel in our nation’s history while the business grew by 9x in two years, April has unearthed key insights on the art and science of creating healthier workplaces and business growth fueled through effective leadership and hope as a strategy.
Aisha Harris: Co-Host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour
Aisha is a co-host and reporter for the NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. She previously covered the arts as a critic, editor, and podcaster for The New York Times and Slate Magazine. Her subjects have included film and TV criticism, artist interviews, and cultural reporting/essays, and she has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs as a cultural commentator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Northwestern University and her master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University.
Anna Maria Chavez: Former CEO of the National School Boards Association and the Girl Scouts of the USA & Chief Impact Officer and President, Encantos.org
As one of the world’s top experts on women’s leadership, youth development, and aging, Anna Maria Chávez is a dedicated advocate for helping others across every stage of life.
Natalie Nixon: Creativity Strategist, President: Figure 8 Thinking LLC
Natalie Nixon, PhD is the creativity whisperer for the C-Suite. She is a creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and author. As CEO of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she advises leaders on transformation and helps them amplify growth and business value – by applying wonder and rigor.
Cynt Marshall: CEO, Dallas Mavericks
Cynthia Marshall has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and over a 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as new the CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation. Her vision was for the Mavericks organization to become the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity, and brought transparency, trust, and her values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture in her first 100 days.
Kim Scott: Author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Kim Scott is the author of the NYT & WSJ bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity. Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies.
Mia Hamm: Soccer Legend, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist
Mia Hamm is a former American soccer star who is considered to be the best female soccer player in history. Sports Speaker Mia played as a forward with the U.S. women’s national soccer team for 17 years, and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom.
Mikki Kendall: Diversity Speaker, Writer, Consultant and Feminist
Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. Her essays can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, The Boston Globe, NBC, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, and a host of other sites. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, and Showtime. She has discussed race, feminism, education, food politics, police violence, tech, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country.
Patty McCord: Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
Patty McCord brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work. She challenges norms and invites us to reconsider the idea of “best practices.”
Kindra Hall: Expert Storyteller, Columnist, Author
Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers trusted by global brands to deliver presentations and trainings that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling.
Rosie Rios: 43rd Treasurer of the United States
Rosie Rios was the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and is a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is most recently known for initiating and leading the efforts to place a portrait of a woman on the front of U.S. currency for the first time in the nation’s history.
Sophia Chang: Women in Business Speaker, Music Business Matriarch
Sophia Chang is a top business keynote speaker and music business matriarch who worked with Paul Simon and managed ODB, RZA, GZA, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D’Angelo. Her record company experience includes marketing at Atlantic, A&R at Jive, running A&R Admin and Operations at Universal, and acting GM of Cinematic Music Group, the label, and management company for Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, and Mick Jenkins.
Sylvie di Giusto: Keynote Speaker, Personal Branding Expert and Author
“You’ve 7 seconds. Make them count!” says keynote speaker and corporate trainer Sylvie di Giusto, CSP, who helps individuals and organizations explore how people make up their minds very quickly about them, their leadership potential, or their company and either open the door or slam it shut. She has nearly twenty years of corporate experience in educating and inspiring thousands of clients worldwide. Throughout her career, she has held senior positions, mainly in human resources, at international organizations ranging from 10 to 100,000 employees.
Whitney Johnson: Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, Author, Business Advisor
Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption, and the co-founder of a boutique investment firm with Clayton Christensen. A disruptor of ideas and wielder of influence, Whitney Johnson uses her talent to build movements. Having immersed her life and studies in the idea of personal disruption, this innovator and former Institutional Investor-ranked Wall Street analyst infuses communications with a palpable business story.