Why We Need More Female Speakers
KeyNote | 3 weeks ago
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of companies are run by women in the USA Fortune 100 list.
of all conference speakers across the world are male.
were female featured speakers at 18 major tech conferences in 2018.
said they were more likely to attend a tech conference that features female speakers.
"Denise M. Kipnis Morris heads ChangeFlow Consulting, a global organization development consultancy that specializes in transformational change, and inclusion. Known for organizational puzzle-solving and big-picture thinking, her areas of expertise include: organization design, change management, culture, communication, and project management. Denise has led change projects across various sectors and countries; her clients include multinationals as well as SMEs, not-for-profits, and government agencies. She believes in co-creating culture-specific solutions with people in the organization: developing new or existing capabilities by transferring knowledge and skills, leveraging employee leadership and participation, and fostering diversity and inclusion to build trustful working relationships. With a background in operations and project management, she focuses on practical solutions and business outcomes as well as human factors. Denise has an M.Sc in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, a B.A. in English from Stanford University, and project management certification from the U.C. Berkeley Extension. She has lived in Singapore since 2010."
"Elizabeth Hernandez is an accomplished government and public affairs executive with over two decades of experience working for multinational companies across the Asia-Pacific region. She specializes in developing effective advocacy strategies, leading dynamic, high-impact teams, and creating shared value. Prior to joining Corteva Agriscience, Elizabeth spent 15 years leading regional government affairs and public policy initiatives for GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, and Facebook. A former technology entrepreneur, Elizabeth also has extensive start-up experience. In 1996, she co-founded I-Quest Corporation, an in-room broadband service provider for the hospitality industry, and served as the company's vice president for sales and marketing. In 2018, she served as interim chief operating officer for ShiftRunner. Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for empowering women, technology entrepreneurship and creating shared value. She currently serves on the Board of WOMAG (Women in Agribusiness), a professional network promoting gender diversity in the agribusiness industry in Asia, and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), a global partnership founded by the UN Foundation, Gates Foundation, SIDA and USAID, to advance digital inclusion. Elizabeth is also a founding member of KeyNote Women Speakers. Elizabeth lives in Singapore with her husband and three children."
Joanna is the CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, an organization of culture change consultants, facilitators, and speakers who work with senior leaders to facilitate cultural transformation in organizations and develop conscious leaders. For three decades, she has guided leadership teams through business transformation with a primary focus in Cultural Transformation & Conscious Leadership as organizations strive to increase employee engagement and perform at the highest levels. Joanna is also very passionate about inculcating a conscious culture in all organizations where values guide behavior. Building on the tenets of her talks on Cultural Transformation and Conscious Leadership, she delves into key questions around how leaders can build a conscious culture; one that is values-driven and empowers employees to reach their highest potential. Having recently moved back to Ottawa, Canada after living in Singapore for 5 years, Joanna provides a global perspective as a thought-leader on Conscious Leadership and Cultural Transformation. Joanna's other passions include Equine facilitated leadership which she is also expertly able to help organizations explore & benefit from. Through working with horses, leaders connect to self, others, and nature which supports increased confidence to grow and reach the next level of leadership. This highly specialized training helps teams gain intuitive and emotional intelligence, increasing heart-centered potential the true power of conscious individuals, leaders, and teams.
"Margie empowers leaders with the mindset, skills, and strategies to make better decisions and engage in braver conversations to create stronger outcomes for their organizations, communities and beyond. As a speaker, facilitator, leadership coach, bestselling author and CEO of Global Courage, Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business, positive psychology and diverse global experience to run leadership programs internationally with organizations such as NASA, Accenture, and many more. Margie also guest lectured at Columbia, Georgetown and Monash universities and often shared her expertise with leading media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show, and Al Jazeera. Her work has given the opportunity to collaborate with and interview many global leaders including Sir Richard Branson, hotelier Bill Marriott, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Nobel Laureate Jodie Williams, and many others. Growing up on a small dairy farm in rural Australia. Margie learned about the power of resilience, courage and embracing discomfort as a prerequisite for success. This experience has ignited a passion for supporting women to be bolder change-makers and strengthening the representation of female leaders at decision-making tables in all spheres. In 2015, Margie was made an honoree of the Women's Economic Forum and appointed Ambassador for Women in Global Business."
"Mette Johansson is an author, professional speaker and the owner of MetaMind Training. She worked in leadership roles for multinational corporations for 15 years before she founded MetaMind Training, a training consultancy which provides learning programmes in leadership, people and communication skills. Mette speaks internationally on how to become a true leader: the leader who we follow not because of their position, wealth or title but because we are inspired to follow them. For over 20 years, Mette has studied leadership, motivation and engagement. Her bestselling book "How to Make Yourself Promotable: 7 skills to help you climb the career ladder" describes some of these skills, and more. She has co-authored two other books and is currently working on her next book project. Mette is a recipient of the Asia Women Icon award and is the initiator of and current Chair for KeyNote Asia's Women Speakers, Asia's leading directory of female speakers. Having lived, studied and worked in 11 countries, Mette is a global citizen who speaks fluently in four languages and now calls Singapore home.
Profound. Insightful. Enthralling. After an eclectic corporate and public sector career, Roslina cut her teeth as an entrepreneur when she co-founded a private equity firm in Shanghai, the first of seven companies in racing technology, F&B, design, education technology, capacity building, and executive education. Through it all, Roslina experienced first-hand the centrality of authentic conversations in breathing life into strategy, the stronghold emotions have on decision-making, and how fundamental an innovative mindset is to surviving the early days of a new business. Drawing on these experiences, Roslina's ability to slice through to the core of matters and beings alike, while possessing a benevolence that disarms those in her space have benefited clients such as AIA, Domus Academy, IESE, Il Gigante, Orbotech, PTP, Sentosa, Singtel, and SMU. As a speaker, Roslina is acclaimed for her ability to weave complex thoughts into simple, evocative stories that: simultaneously invokes an inner experience, as well as an expanding one, and delivering it in a way that creates a vulnerable and serene atmosphere. Roslina holds three degrees in law, arts, and commerce from the University of Canterbury, and is currently completing a doctorate with Ecole des Ponts researching the intersection of innovation, authenticity, and conversations
Sonja Piontek is an acclaimed global keynote speaker and bestselling author on UltraCreativity that has spoken in 23 countries and inspired thousands of people from the stage. She is known for the impressive results she delivers. Sonja looks back on an international executive career with one of the world's most prestigious brands, BMW. End of 2017, the Director of Marketing for BMW Asia left the corporate world to focus on her speaking career and to set up her award-winning agency Sonnenkind - specializing in the creation of unforgettable & meaningful travel experiences for high net worth clients and renown international brands like Leica Camera, LandRover or Lamborghini. Leading international publications regularly feature Sonja and her outstanding work. Sonja fully speaks the corporate language and regularly gets booked by multinationals like Google, LandRover, the Badminton World Federation, or Gilead as they appreciate her understanding of their challenges and objectives as well as her ability to deliver tangible results.
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