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Women in Business

APB is proud to represent pioneering women business speakers, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Don't forget, March is Women's History Month and pioneering business women speakers' schedules fill up fast. Check out our Women's History Month speaker page for fresh ideas on women in the workforce for your Women's History Month engagements.

Women in Business

Cutting-Edge Digital Entrepreneur

Soraya Darabi is a trailblazing authority on digital consumerism and how to apply new technologies to foster efficiency, visibility and growth. At The New York Times, Darabi became the newspaper’s first-ever Manager of Digital Partnerships...

Co-Founder of Scripps Networks Interactive & Former Chief Operating Officer, HGTV

Susan Packard is co-founder and former chief operating officer of HGTV, and an expert speaker on innovation. Packard held a variety of senior positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented...

President of Global Communications Strategy & Talent at A+E Networks & Former Deputy Chief of Staff For Operations, Obama Administration

The youngest woman ever to be Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at the White House, Alyssa Mastromonaco is a bona fide trailblazer who's keen ability to measure and take calculated risks helped not only to keep our country running throughout a...

President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media

The former President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Service, Mitchell is the first woman and first producer to serve as CEO of the nation's largest and only non-commercial broadcasting service. She is now the President and CEO of The Paley Center...

CEO, Tina Brown Live Media & Founder of The Daily Beast & Women in the World

Tina Brown’s legendary career as an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and entrepreneur has been marked by a series of highly successful re-inventions of institutions, brands, media — and herself. Story-filled and wisdom-sharing, Brown’s...

NY Times Bestselling Author of Mysteries and Thrillers and Former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief

Speaker Kate White led Cosmopolitan to become the US's top-selling women's magazine. She motivates others to reach goals in their personal and professional lives.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine

The soul of Essence for decades, speaker Susan L. Taylor led the business into the success it is today. She also recruits mentors for at-risk youth.

First Hispanic MLB Franchise Owner

Linda Alvarado made history as the first Hispanic owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. She was named among the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America.

One of America’s Foremost Fashion Experts

Stacy London is one of America’s foremost fashion experts. She is best known as the co-host of TLC’s hugely popular show, What Not to Wear for 10 years.

Award-Winning CNN Commentator & Co-Founder of Inspire52

Mel Robbins is known for "keeping it real" as the co-founder of Inspire52 and as an award-winning CNN commentator and legal analyst. Never disappointing with her real, raw, hilarious delivery style, Robbins speaks at events around the world on...

International Business Leader

An entrepreneur and humanitarian, speaker Marilyn Tam helps organizations integrate social and environmental concerns into business profitably.

Anchor, BBC World News America & Co-author, Womenomics & The Confidence Code

The lead anchor of BBC World News America, Kay is an acclaimed international journalist and the co-author of Womenomics, which explores how women can create professional lives that meet their needs, and her latest The Confidence...

Former Business News Anchor, CNN

A true trailblazer in business broadcast journalism, Jan Hopkins helped shepherd in the era of business news television. One of the first prominent women business anchors, she won both Emmy and Peabody Awards for her more than two decades in...

President of The Wiseman Group

Speaker Liz Wiseman is an executive leadership coach and the author of the bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.

US Navy Fighter Pilot & Leadership Speaker

The first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot in the US Navy, speaker Carey Lohrenz translates her leadership experience to the business world.

Executive Editor, ESPN & Former Editor-in-Chief of Ebony

An award-winning media executive and brand architect, speaker Amy DuBois Barnett is of one of our nation's premier curators of American popular culture.

Founder and CEO of futurethink

Lisa Bodell shares tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity, and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system and North Star towards creating an innovative workplace culture.

CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

One of the most successful supermodels in history, business speaker Kathy Ireland is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing company.

Celebrity, Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Mother & Best-Selling Author

Jill Zarin is one of the most popular and requested reality television stars in the entertainment business. An original star of the television show The Real Housewives of New York City, Zarin is also an engaging public speaker who...

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