If you’re a corporate event manager looking to enhance workplace safety training, an educational institution aiming to educate students, a healthcare provider or social worker focused on improving support services, or a government agency dedicated to policy development and public awareness, we’ve curated a selection of exceptional domestic violence speakers known for their compelling messages.

We feature top speakers known for their powerful messages, exploring their importance and how to make the most of your event.

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Mildred D. Muhammad

Mildred D. Muhammad is an award-winning global keynote speaker and domestic violence advocate, known for her powerful story of survival as the ex-wife of the DC Sniper.

  • Notable Information:
    • Awarded the 2023 Purple Ribbon Lifetime Achievement Medallion
    • Certified Consultant with the US Dept. of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime
    • Author of multiple best-selling books on domestic violence and survival
    • Frequent contributor to CNN on domestic violence topics

Why you should hire Mildred D. Muhammad: Her compelling personal narrative and extensive expertise provide deep insights into domestic violence and its impact, making her a sought-after speaker for diverse audiences.

Janine Latus

Janine Latus is a dynamic speaker and author known for her work on intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

  • Notable Information:
    • Author of “If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation”
    • Engages audiences with personal family stories to highlight the red flags of abuse
    • Experienced in corporate keynotes addressing workplace impacts of domestic violence

Why you should hire Janine Latus: Janine’s ability to connect with audiences through relatable and powerful storytelling makes her a compelling speaker for any event focused on abuse awareness.

Leslie Morgan Steiner

Leslie Morgan Steiner is a best-selling author and advocate who speaks on domestic violence, workplace harassment, and female empowerment.

  • Notable Information:
    • Author of “Crazy Love,” detailing her personal experience with domestic violence
    • Speaker at women’s leadership conferences and health and sexuality events
    • Two highly acclaimed TED Talks on domestic violence

Why you should hire Leslie Morgan Steiner: Leslie’s extensive media experience and relatable presentations inspire and educate audiences about the complexities of domestic violence.

Jan Langbein

Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, brings over 30 years of experience in advocating against domestic violence.

  • Notable Information:
    • Co-founder of the International Conference on Crimes Against Women
    • Expert testimony provider in court cases related to domestic violence
    • Extensive professional affiliations with domestic violence prevention councils

Why you should hire Jan Langbein: Jan’s leadership and advocacy expertise make her a valuable asset in educating audiences about domestic violence prevention and support.

Katrina Cooke-Brownlee

Katrina Cooke-Brownlee is a retired NYPD detective and domestic violence expert with a powerful personal story.

  • Notable Information:
    • Founder of Young Ladies of Our Future, a nonprofit for at-risk young women
    • Survivor of a near-fatal domestic violence incident, now a mentor and advocate
    • Profiled in major media outlets like The NY Times and CBS 48 Hours

Why you should hire Katrina Cooke-Brownlee: Her resilience and dedication to supporting victims make her a deeply inspirational and impactful speaker.

Lovern J. Gordon

Lovern J. Gordon is the author and President of Love Life Now Foundation, advocating for year-round domestic violence awareness.

  • Notable Information:
    • Author of “The Legacy He Left Me”
    • Host of domestic violence awareness events raising significant funds for shelters
    • Media appearances on CBS This Morning and other platforms

Why you should hire Lovern J. Gordon: Lovern’s grassroots advocacy and personal survivor story resonate strongly with diverse audiences, driving meaningful engagement.

Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra is a New York Times best-selling author and trauma-informed attorney, advocating for foster youth and abuse survivors.

  • Notable Information:
    • Co-founder of Calcaterra Pollack LLP
    • Survivor of childhood sexual and physical assault
    • Speaker on trauma, resilience, and legal advocacy

Why you should hire Regina Calcaterra: Her legal expertise and advocacy for trauma survivors provide a unique perspective on domestic violence and its long-term impacts.

Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos is a former NFL star and world-class magician with a remarkable story of resilience.

  • Notable Information:
    • Author and television personality with a story of overcoming childhood abuse
    • Inspires audiences with themes of forgiveness and living with purpose
    • Engaging performances combining magic and motivational speaking

Why you should hire Jon Dorenbos: His unique blend of magic and motivational storytelling captivates and inspires audiences, making difficult topics approachable.

Shari Karney

Shari Karney is the founder of “Roar as One” and a social innovator on resilience and change.

  • Notable Information:
    • Advocate for women’s empowerment and #MeToo movement
    • Speaker on transforming lives through resilience and empowerment
    • Engages men in the fight against domestic violence

Why you should hire Shari Karney: Her innovative approach and focus on resilience offer practical strategies for overcoming adversity and promoting social change.

Dr. Jackson Katz

Dr. Jackson Katz is a world-leading educator and gender violence prevention scholar-activist.

  • Notable Information:
    • Author and co-creator of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program
    • Prominent male voice in gender equity and violence prevention
    • Extensive experience in educational and corporate settings

Why you should hire Dr. Jackson Katz: His authoritative voice on gender violence prevention and his ability to engage men in the conversation make him an essential speaker for comprehensive domestic violence education.


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The Importance of Domestic Violence Speakers at Your Event

Hiring a domestic violence speaker can transform your event by providing valuable insights and actionable strategies.

Enhancing Awareness and Education

Domestic violence speakers help raise awareness and educate audiences on the complexities and impacts of domestic violence. Their personal stories and professional insights offer a deeper understanding of the issue, inspiring action, and support.

Promoting Prevention and Intervention

Expert speakers provide practical tools and strategies for prevention and intervention. By sharing best practices and successful programs, they empower audiences to take proactive steps in addressing domestic violence in their communities.

How to Make the Most of Your Domestic Violence Event

Planning and executing a successful event requires careful consideration and strategic planning.

Benefits of Having Domestic Violence Speakers at Your Event

  • Educational Impact: Provide attendees with deep insights and practical knowledge.
  • Inspiration: Motivate your audience to take action and support survivors.
  • Awareness: Raise awareness on a critical social issue, fostering community support.
  • Engagement: Create an engaging and memorable event experience.

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Article last updated on June 11th, 2024.