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Diversity SPEAKERS

Whether cultural, ethnic or gender-based, diversity in the workplace has been shown to enhance innovation, strengthen resilience and increase productivity. Our Diversity Speakers are experts at harnessing disparate voices, viewpoints and experiences to create stronger foundations for growth and productivity in all types of organizations.

And they should know; our roster of Diversity Speakers encompasses a wide spectrum of origins, experience and insight including noted speakers Vernice Armour, Frans Johansson and Lenora Billings Harris to name few.

From translation to collaboration, our Diversity Speakers help create environments where differences are recognized, embraced and synergized into powerful connections and problem-solving dynamics.


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Frances Frei

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
Massachusetts, USA

Widely regarded as one of the top business strategy experts in the world, Frances Frei is the UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management at Harvard Business School and the co-author of the best selling book, Uncommon Service. Her research and keynotes focus on how leaders can compete on excellence by designing, managing, and scaling exceptional service organizations. For more than 20 years, Dr. Frei's research has shaped the strategies of… Read More


Laila Ali

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

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and health expert, ambassador for children in need, television personality, and family woman. The four-time undefeated boxing world champion, now retired from the sport, carries on the empowering spirit of her late father, Muhammad Ali, through her speaking, media work, and advocacy. Building her boxing career through hard work and dedication rather than relying on her name, Laila's stellar record includes 24 wins,… Read More


Susie Wolff

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
Switzerland

One of the greatest female racers of our time, Susie Wolff made history by becoming the first woman behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car in over 20 years. Along the way, she broke numerous stereotypes, including the notion that "women couldn't deal with the mental stress of being behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car." While karting at age eight, Susie discovered her passion for being… Read More


Patty McCord

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

The architect of Netflix's enviable business culture, Patty McCord is innovating leaders' styles of motivating talent, building trust, and creating a vibrant work dynamic. A veteran H.R. professional turned "talent officer," she has a thorough understanding of both corporate and start-up environments and how both can push their boundaries to thrive. Patty was Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 12 years. She is the author of the Netflix Culture Deck,… Read More


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


Julianne Malveaux

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
District of Columbia, USA

Noted academic, economist and expert on African-American/Black History, Dr. Julianne Malveaux's insightful and colorful writing and broadcasting is shaping public dialogue on race, culture and gender in today's America. Dr. Malveaux was awarded her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1980 and has held many prestigious academic posts since as faculty or visiting faculty member of the New School for Social Research, San Francisco State University, the University of California… Read More


Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

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.
$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
Georgia, USA

It's all about the “Breakthrough Mentality": using it, Vernice “Fly Girl" Armour flew from beat cop to Marine Corps pilot in just three years and on the way became the USMC's first African American female pilot, then their first African American Female Combat Pilot. This might seem, and indeed is, a unique achievement, but after you've listened to Vernice and her inspirational “Zero to Breakthrough" flight-plan strategy you'll realize that… Read More


Billy Mills

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.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Gold medalist, Billy Mills wowed the world when he overtook the world’s highest performing runners in the home stretch of the 1964 Olympic 10,000-meter-dash. Mills, who had been given a 1,000 to 1 shot at winning, became the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal and the only Olympic runner from the Western Hemisphere to ever win the 10,000-meter-dash. The ultimate dark horse, he continues to be one… Read More


Dr. Jo Ann Pina

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
California, USA

Dr. Jo is an ethnically diverse speaker who truly excels in cross-cultural communication. Dr. Jo is the daughter of a migrant worker, a first-generation Hispanic and the only Latina PhD in the National Speakers Association. Born and reared in Texas during the Civil Rights movement, she is the only one of four children to survive childhood. As a result of her cultural heritage and the challenges she experienced in her… Read More


Dave Pallone

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
Texas, USA

One of the youngest umpires in major league baseball history, Dave Pallone was forced to hide his sexuality for decades in order to realize his childhood dream of making calls on the baseball diamond. Since the 1990s, he has become one of the most recognized public figures working to knock down barriers for the LGBT community particularly in the world of college and professional sports. Pallone worked 18 years as… Read More


Betty Nguyen

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
New York, USA

The first Vietnamese-American to anchor a national newscast, Betty Nguyen has reported major stories around the world for CNN, CBS, and NBC. She can currently be seen breaking stories on NBC’s Early Today, MSNBC’s First Look, and The Today Show. A fervent believer that journalism can impact positive change, Nguyen has fearlessly pursued difficult and dangerous stories throughout her career. She reported from the AstroDome in the aftermath of Hurricane… Read More


Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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
Missouri, USA

Named “the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, Jackie Joyner-Kersee overcame severe asthma, poverty, and racial barriers to become a six-time Olympic medalist. She is the world record holder in the heptathlon and maintains the second longest distance in history of the long jump. Jackie’s Olympic journey began at her community center where she was introduced to sports. She pushed herself out of last place in… Read More


Frans Johansson

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

An expert in innovation and change management, Frans Johannson is in demand for speaking engagements throughout the world. Raised in Sweden by an African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, he lives his life at the crossroads. He returned to America for his education, where he earned a BSc in environmental science from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Frans' first book, The Medici Effect, was nominated as one… Read More


Peggy ONeill

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
California, USA

At a height of 3’8”, Peggy O’Neill has seen life from a unique perspective. The award-winning motivational speaker and life coach draws from her challenges and differences to help others break through their obstacles and maximize their potential. Hailing from her background in psychotherapy, O’Neill trains audiences to manage stress, resolve conflicts, overcome challenges, and increase their emotional intelligence. Over the years she has spoken to more than 100,000 people… Read More


Lyn St. James

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
Indiana, USA

Recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the “Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century”, Lyn St. James is only one of three women in the 90-year history of NASCAR to compete in the Indianapolis 500, the single largest spectator event in the world. The decorated driver who entered the Indy world at age 45 knows what it takes to persevere even when all the odds seem stacked against you.… Read More


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