“Delightful and visionary,” “Knowledgeable and entertaining,” “A lively, provocative, and deeply thoughtful speaker on the subject of women’s leadership”*

I speak about strategies for women to gain political power, policy influence, and greater visibility in the public square. These presentations include:

  • Keynote speeches

  • Workshops for aspiring women leaders, including strategies for building a  leadership brand

  • Moderating executive panels on women’s leadership and policy making


Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, and I in conversation at the University of Chicago.


I guide women who dream big and boldly, sharing the strategies and true-life lessons of women leaders for:

  • building a resonant personal message

  • garnering and sustaining influence with political and civic decision-makers

  • engaging professional sponsors and mentors,

  • allying oneself and leading causes and organizations that benefit women and girls

I have spoken at: Starbucks HQ, AGL Resources, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Mesirow Financial, Publicis Groupe, the Women’s Funding Network (an international association of grant-making funds), the University of Washington, University of Texas, Roosevelt Institute, National Conference of State Legislatures Women’s Network, TEDx Carleton College, Center for Women and Democracy, Delta State University, [The] Ohio State University, Chicago Foundation for Women, Seattle Girls School and the YWCA.  Here is my executive and speaking biography.

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