Award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author Lynn Sherr spent more than thirty years at ABC News, including more than twenty as a correspondent with the ABC Newsmagazine 20/20. Since she left ABC in 2008, she has been freelancing on a variety of platforms, from print to TV to digital. Her newest book, SALLY RIDE: America’s First Woman in Space (published in June 2014) was a New York Times Science Bestseller, was named one of the Washington Post’s Best Books of the Year, and was a Finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards for history and biography. Read More >
Based on her biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, Sherr will discuss how Ride broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. Having had exclusive insights from Ride’s family, friends, partner, and by being the ABC reporter who covered NASA during this transformative time, Sherr shares Ride’s inspiring journey, including her scrupulously guarded personal life. She draws from Ride’s diaries, files, and letters to create a rich biography and presentation of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Her revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. Sherr makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.
Lynn Sherr discusses her personal experience with colon cancer/chemo/survival and what she's learned about life with and without cancer.
Based on her book, Outside the Box: A Memoir, Lynn Sherr discusses her life on and off the camera.
Based on her best-selling book, Tall Blondes: A Book About Giraffes, Lynn Sherr fascinates an audience with facts and tales about giraffes, her own personal totem.
Lynn Sherr weaves together a discussion of the power of women based on examples of incredible historical and contemporary women.
"WOW! Lynn was absolutely amazing. She knocked it out if the park and the evening was a huge success. Thanks again, it was a great night!"
"The girls are raving about her speech. It was wonderful for them to meet someone famous with such a great sense of humor and approachability."
"I can never thank her enough! Her ability to bring energy, wit and intellect to the Foundation conversations is truly a gift. This year and last, guests left the room feeling smarter and better informed."
"Lynn Sherr was one of the best speakers I have heard. She was a breath of fresh air and she was so candid, lively and interesting. Thanks!"
"She generously shared her time and talents with us. We are all inspired by her intelligence, passion and success. We appreciate her great storytelling skills and the warmth and honesty she brings to them. It was a pleasure to meet her and learn more about her rich and interesting life."
"Yesterday’s event was wonderful! Lynn is such an absolute delight to be around and we’ve been receiving tremendous and complimentary feedback about the event. For events, I’m always in the back of the room watching guests’ reactions and involvement with who’s speaking. Lynn definitely held the attention of everyone in the room, kept us entertained with her stories, and wrapped the program up so well in what we were trying to accomplish with the luncheon – women uniting to support other women."
"Lynn Sherr’s remarkable, groundbreaking career as a journalist, and the wide variety of subjects about which she has written, contribute to making her one of the most engaging, informative and intelligent speakers for audiences of all kinds. Lynn has been an inspiration to her peers, and a superb role model to young women everywhere because of the pioneering work she did in the television industry. But whether it’s American history, women’s issues and concerns, political perspectives, or wild animals, you won’t find a more dynamic communicator.
Last year, I recommended Lynn to the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation - a diverse group of lawyers, judges and educators - and attended the session at which her dynamic presentation riveted everyone present. Lynn always has relevant, up-to-the minute information about her subject, and delivers with style, grace, and a delightful sense of humor. As usual, the Q and A period went on well-beyond the time planned - no one wanted to leave.
I’ve followed in Lynn’s trail at many speaking engagements around the country, and am always asked to get her back. My path is smoother because her events have preceded mine so often, and she’s been such a hit. I’ve also recommended her for large events from Virginia to Ohio to California, and each time I’ve gotten rave reviews for having made the introduction.
You have my most sincere recommendation for Lynn Sherr as a guest speaker - she’s a star."