Introduction

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, professional athletes, bestselling authors, 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. 

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Aisha Harris: Co-Host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hou

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.

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

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.

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April Hansen: Expert on Company Culture and Hypergrowth

April Hansen is a multifaceted professional, combining her expertise as a nurse, tech entrepreneur, workforce strategist, and hyper-growth business leader. She draws inspiration from everyday individuals who excel in their roles, confront personal challenges, and manage to thrive amidst uncertainty. During a period of rapid expansion, where her business grew ninefold over two years, April played a pivotal role in orchestrating the largest deployment of healthcare personnel in the nation’s history. Through this experience, she has gained profound insights into fostering healthier work environments and driving business growth. Her approach emphasizes the importance of effective leadership and leveraging hope as a key strategy.

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Sam Rad: The Radical Futurist GOTHAM ARTISTS COLLECTIVE

Sam Rad merges the insights of an anthropologist with the innovation of a technologist, offering forward-thinking perspectives on the future. With the magnetism of a rockstar, the inquisitiveness of an anthropologist, the ingenuity of an entrepreneur, and the poised assurance of a former professional skydiver, Sam adeptly steers organizations and individuals through periods of rapid and transformative change. Her distinctive style, characterized by candidness and wit, makes complex subjects accessible and engaging. Sam leads her audience on an enlightening and approachable journey of educational storytelling, making even the most intricate topics understandable and captivating.

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Natalie Nixon: Creativity Strategist, President: Figure 8 Thinking LLC

Dr. Natalie Nixon is a renowned creativity strategist, global corporate keynote speaker, and author, known as the creativity whisperer for the C-Suite. As the CEO of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, she guides leaders through transformative processes, helping them enhance growth and business value by blending wonder with discipline. Natalie’s expertise lies in advising executives on how to harness creativity to drive innovation and achieve sustainable success.

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Cynt Marshall: CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Cynthia Marshall has been a trailblazer for inclusion and diversity throughout her 36-year tenure at AT&T and within the Mavericks organization. Appointed as the CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, Cynt aimed to revolutionize the team’s culture. Her goal was to establish the Mavericks as the NBA benchmark for inclusion and diversity. By instilling transparency, trust, and her values-driven leadership, she significantly transformed the company culture within her first 100 days.

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Mikki Kendall: Diversity Speaker, Writer, Consultant and Feminist

Mikki Kendall is a writer and diversity consultant who frequently addresses issues of intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and contemporary events. Her essays have been featured in publications such as TIME, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, The Boston Globe, NBC, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, among others. She has appeared on media outlets including BBC, NPR, The Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, and Showtime. Mikki has spoken on topics like race equality, feminism, education, food politics, police violence, technology, and pop culture at various institutions and colleges/universities nationwide.

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

Rose Marcario: President and CEO of Patagonia

Rose is the President and CEO of Patagonia a 2000-employee outdoor clothing brand dedicated to environmental and social responsibility. After joining Patagonia in 2008 Marcario quickly embarked on transforming the company.

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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.

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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.

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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 speaking 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.

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Carey Lohrenz: The First Female F-14 Fighter Pilot

In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey Lohrenz shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments– an aircraft carrier. She can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time-crunched world.

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

Kate Vitasek: World’s Authority on Highly Collaborative Relationships That Drive Innovation; Author of Seven Books on Vested, Win-Win Relationships; Faculty University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. Author of 7 books and a Faculty member at the University of Tennessee, she has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce.

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Nina Sossamon-Pogue : Resilience Speaker, USA Gymnast, Emmy-Winning News Anchor, Tech Executive & Author

Nina Sossamon Pogue, is known for her success in Sports, TV, and Tech and for openly sharing her failures. A former USA Gymnast, Emmy-winning News Anchor, Corporate Leader, and Best-Selling Author, Nina shares breathtaking stories of success and setbacks that inspire resilience. Using a science-backed, data-driven, Stoic Philosophy-infused approach, she empowers high achievers to navigate challenges of all sizes. With 15+ years in TV and 10+ years in tech leadership, Nina is uniquely skilled to energize audiences and enhance employee well-being in corporate settings.

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

April Hernandez Castillo: Actress; Author; Survivor and Advocate for Intimate Partner Violence; TEDx Speaker

April is best known for her performance as “Eva” in Freedom Writers. Her inspirational story of resilience, overcoming adversity, and choosing to move forward is a message that resonates with audiences across the globe. In her keynote entitled, Moving Forward, April intimately describes how she was able to take all her tragedies and turn them into triumphs by choosing to never give up. Form growing up in the tough streets of the Bronx during the Crack Epidemic Era, to being in an abusive relationship as a teenager, to almost taking her own life, April truly understands what it feels like when the odds are up against you.

From growing up in the tough streets of the Bronx during the Crack Epidemic Era to being in an abusive relationship as a teenager, to nearly taking her own life; April’s future looked bleak.

Embracing Me is April’s inspirational story of resilience, forgiveness, and overcoming adversity. This heartfelt yet witty memoir explores April’s story of standing up against life’s many challenges with strength, perseverance, and faith in God. Journey with April as she takes you on behind-the-scenes to some of the most intimate parts of her life, and learn from the wisdom she obtained along the way.

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

Carla Harris: Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley

As the first African American to join Morgan Stanley’s management committee, Carla Harris shares proven strategies that have helped her succeed and thrive on Wall Street. She helps audiences maximize success.

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

Crystal Washington: Futurist, Technology Strategist & Author

Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. Technology includes social media, apps, smartphones, and the web. Hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE, companies in North America, Africa and Europe book Crystal Washington when they want their teams to take action online!

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Trending Women Speakers to Know for Women's History Month

Ruth E. Carter: Award-Winning Costume Designer

Ruth E. Carter is the two-time Academy Award winning American film costume designer. Best known for turning the Black Panther superhero into an African King, Carter makes history as the first Black person to win the category and earn Marvel Studios their first Oscar recognition.

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Barbara Stegemann: Beauty Boss | The 7 Virtues | Top Game Changer CBC Dragons’ Den | Best Selling Author & Keynote Speaker | WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

She launched her social enterprise, The 7 Virtues out of her garage on her visa card armed with a dream to help war torn nations rebuild. Fast forward, Barb and her company are changing lives around the globe for the better and disrupting the beauty industry for the better. She took her company to the #1 top clean + planet-positive perfume brand at Sephora! She has led hundreds of companies through her talks to success through the proven stoic principles of the great philosophers. She peppers her serious, no-nonsense approach with her Maritime humor.

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