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Kimberly Bryant

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Kimberly Bryant is engineering a solution to the lack of diversity in the tech industry through her non-profit organization Black Girls CODE. A seasoned leader in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, she has already introduced over 3,000 girls of color to the technical field through workshops and after-school programs. After 25 years of holding various leadership roles in several prominent biotechnological companies including Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer, Kimberly was… Read More


Harold Ford, Jr.

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Harold Ford, Jr. started his political career at age 26 when he went from being the underdog to winning Tennessee's 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he would be re-elected to four more times by an overwhelming majority. The former Congressman continues to advocate healthy non-partisan debate, compromise, and unity, in order to solve the nation's most pressing dilemmas. One of the youngest and most… Read More


Marian Wright Edelman

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
District of Columbia, USA

Marian Wright Edelman has been a pivotal force of justice within the last half century. As founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, she has been one of the nation’s foremost advocates for disadvantaged children, working to improve conditions for and protect youth who are disabled, abused, homeless or neglected. Mrs. Edelman grew up in the segregated Deep South. Despite the socioeconomic and racist attitudes that dominated mainstream society at that… Read More


Charles Best

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Living proof that one man can, if he is passionate enough, make a difference, Charles Best combines education, philanthropy and technology in all that he does; how many speakers do you know who allow the audience to choose how his fee is spent? From high school students to top-level businessmen, nobody can fail to be inspired by Charles' endeavors. Working as a teacher at a Bronx public high school, Charles… Read More


John Wood

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Few individuals choose to walk away at the height of their corporate career to dedicate their life to a social cause. At age 35, John Wood did just that—quitting his position as Microsoft's Director of Business Development for the Greater China Region in order to found Room to Read. He has never looked back. John's career at Microsoft spanned 1991 to 1999, where he ran significant parts of Microsoft's international… Read More


James McLurkin

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$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

ʺI donʹt remember a time when I wasnʹt building something.ʺ As a child, James McLurkin was constantly building with LEGO bricks, cardboard boxes, or any other materials he could get his hands on. Today, McLurkin continues this tradition. Using Mother Nature as a model, his core research is developing distributed algorithms for multi‐robot systems: the software for large swarms of autonomous robots. Inspired by the behavior of ants and bees,… Read More


John McKernan

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Maine, USA

Former Maine Governor John McKernan serves as Chief Executive Office and Vice Chairman of Education Management Corporation (EDMC) and as a member of its Board of Directors. He joined the company in June 1999. Prior to being named CEO in September 2003, he served EDMC as President and Vice Chairman. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic expansion of the company and also oversaw the Law, Education, Human… Read More


Marc Prensky

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Dedicated to designing a new pedagogy and curriculum for the digital generation, Marc Prensky is a world leader in the application of new technology and the Internet to the future of education. He is a visionary who wants to reinvent the learning process to bring educational and business content into the world with which young people are most engaged. Holding Master's degrees from Yale University, Middlebury College and the Harvard… Read More


Debra Peppers

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Missouri, USA

National Speakers Association National Teachers′ Hall of Fame Radio & Television Talk Show Host 25 Year Professional Speaker / Trainer Author & Humorist Dr. Debra Peppers was one of only five teachers inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame upon her retirement from teaching English, speech and drama in St. Louis, Missouri. Among her honors is the Emmy award winning play CHOICES, as well as outstanding alumni at Webster… Read More


Meg Soper

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Ontario, Canada

Meg Soper has developed into a leading motivational comedian by combining the insights and experiences gained over the last twenty years pursuing dual careers as a registered nurse and stand up comedienne. A veteran stand-up performer, she got her start at various comedy clubs across Canada, and over the years performed with many leading comedy acts including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres. Her diverse content has been shaped by her… Read More


C.J. Huff

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Missouri, USA

After a late spring tornado flattened a third of Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people, and damaging or destroying 12 out of its 16 schools, Superintendent C.J. Huff led his team of educators to start the school year on time, creating a learning space for 4,200 students in just 12 weeks. His determined and hopeful initiative rallied the community of Joplin to recovery and garnered national attention in the wake of… Read More


Rudy Ruettiger

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$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Nevada, USA

Rudy Ruettiger's life story was immortalized in the eponymous 1993 film, Rudy. An internationally-known celebrity, acclaimed motivational speaker, distinguished author and humanitarian, Rudy rose to fame from meager beginnings. Against all odds, he achieved his dream of attending the University of Notre Dame, where he played football for the Fighting Irish. In the only game of his college football career, Rudy sacked a quarterback in the last 27 seconds and… Read More


T.C. Roekle

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Michigan, USA

T. C. Roekle is an award-winning teacher, secondary and elementary school principal, curriculum director, author, assistant superintendent and graduate school instructor. She was nominated for National Teacher of the Year twice and has won numerous other administrative honors, including six consecutive State Senate tributes for creating a statewide reading initiative. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, she has been a national committee member for the International Society… Read More


Michelle Rhee

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

As a third grade teacher in Baltimore, a member of Teach for America and the founder of StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee has spent the last 18 years working to provide children with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in a changing world. Guided by her core principle: put students first, Michelle has added instructional time after school, visited students’ homes, hosted hundreds of community meetings and created a Youth… Read More


Paul Vitale

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arkansas, USA

Paul Vitale began his career with the largest marketing firm in Arkansas, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, where he worked with a team responsible for all of the Natural State’s tourism promotion. He went on to become the director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Hot Springs, Arkansas before founding Vital Communications, Inc. Paul has written three best-selling books, Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life?, Sell With Confidence… Read More


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