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HERE are the Women: 250 Great Speakers You Should Know [#IWD2017]

Posted by Laura @Pistachio Fitton on 3/8/17 2:38 PM

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Updated for 2017, this post originally ran here on March 8, 2016.

You've heard it before, and probably, much too much: 

"Where are the women speakers?"

Maybe you were the one asking? Maybe you were the one being asked? At all too many events in all too many industries it's something that just keeps coming up.

Folks, it's 20162017! There are thousands of great speakers, all over the world, who are women.

"We tried but we couldn't find any" is a cop out. Don't even get me started on "we don't want to lower the bar." 

So our salute to International Women's Day (today, March 8th) is this diverse mega-list of 250 experienced INBOUND speakers who just happen to also be women. Are you (or do you know someone who is) looking for great speakers? You came to the right place.

The Main Stage

Stage: Standing proud amongst five years worth of talent on our main stage - including talent for Keynotes, Spotlights, and INBOUND Rocks - is this group of dazzling women we've been very lucky to host.

21 Speakers:

Sophia Amoruso  

Chelsea Clinton

Brené Brown 

Susan Cain

Moira Demos

Angela Duckworth

Elizabeth Dunn

Arianna Huffington   

Anna Kendrick

Cyndi Lauper

Amy Jo Martin 


Janelle Monáe

Laura Ricciardi

Reshma Saujani

Amy Schumer

Constance Schwartz-Morini 

Shiza Shahid

Martha Stewart

Serena Williams

Ali Wong

Randi Zuckerberg



More Videos: Brené Brown (with Jon Ronson)Elizabeth DunnCyndi LauperAmy Jo Martin, Shiza Shahid, Martha Stewart

Arianna Huffington's INBOUND 2013 Keynote remains one of our audience's all-time favorites:

Ideas & Experiences

Stage: Led by the best Inbound professionals out there, these sessions will teach the principles and skills of Inbound Marketing, Inbound Sales and Inbound Services that will improve and transform your business.

30 Women Sales and Marketing Keynote Speakers: 

Meghan Keaney Anderson

Leslie Bradshaw 

Natalie S. Burke

Anese Cavanaugh 

Nancy Duarte

April Dunford

Beth Dunn 

Gini Dietrich 

Alison Elworthy

Laura Fitton 

Porter Gale 

Brooke Hammerling   

Ann Handley

Alesia Latson

Charlene Li

Rebecca Lieb

Nataly Kelly

Jenifer Kern

Jill Konrath

Anne Mercogliano     

Lorrie Norrington

Camille Ricketts

Kim Malone Scott

Kathy Sierra

Carmen Simon

Mari Smith

Kara Swisher

Purna Virji

Viveka Von Rosen

Tamsen Webster




More Videos: Leslie Bradshaw, Beth Dunn, Gini Dietrich, Laura Fitton, Ann Handley, Charlene Li, Nataly Kelly, Jenifer Kern, Jill Konrath, Anne Mercogliano, Carmen Simon, Mari Smith, Viveka Von Rosen

Executive Track

Stage: In these strategic executive level sessions you will hear from the top C-level experts on how their role is evolving in an inbound driven world.

13 Executive Women Speakers:

Stacey Bishop

Tiffani Bova

Alison Elworthy

Cindy Jeffers

Perry Hewitt

Shama Hyder

Joanna Lord

Patty McCord

Dr. Susan O'Malley

Promise Phelon

Dawn Poulos

Alexia Vernon

Kim Walsh




More Videos: 
Stacey Bishop & Alison Elworthy, Perry Hewitt, Shama Hyder

Bold Talks

Stage: Discover bold, powerful talks from diverse, exciting, and influential people. These riveting presentations will educate, challenge, and impress you in 12 minutes or less!

62 Women Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Birnbach  

Leslie Bradshaw

Merredith Branscombe  

Natalie Burke

Liysa Callsen

Amber Case

Sarah Cooper

Frederique Dame

Melissa D'Arabian

Sloane Davidson

Laurie Davis

Marley Dias

Gini Dietrich

Brynn Drescher

Beth Dunn

Gretta Gardner

Lisa Genova

Dima Ghawi

Jessica Gioglio

Emily Green

Ann Handley

Karen Hartline

LaShawne Holland

Catherine Hoke

Ariel Hyatt

Glenda Watson Hyatt  

Alexandra Jamieson

Whitney Johnson

Vera Jones

Coco Krumme

Emily Olson LaFavre

Julia Landauer

Jennifer Leggio

Rebecca Liebman

Valeria Maltoni

Rúna Magnúsdóttir 

Karima Mariama-Arthur

Amy Jo Martin

Pam Moore

Justine Musk

Erika Napoletano

Amber Naslund

Dr. Susan O'Malley

Christine Perkett

Lisa Pierpont

Susan Piver

Kacy Qua

Kira Radinsky

Katie Rae

Rakia Reynolds

Alexandra Samuel

Kim Malone Scott

Kathy Sierra

Pamela Slim

Marisa Smith

Jen Spencer

Alicia Staley

Kelsey Tainsh

Amy Vernon

Ekaterina Walter

Tamsen Webster






Inbound Sales

Stage: Everything a sales professional needs to know to master inbound sales 

11 Female Sales Speakers:

Trish Bertuzzi

Monique Blokzyl 

Jill Konrath


Carole Mahoney

Heather Hansen O'Neill

Lori Richardson

Jill Rowley

Emmanuelle Skala

Linda Swindling

Viveka Von Rosen

Leslie Ye



Hacks, Tips & Tricks 

Stage: Hear from the best in the business up close and in depth. These smaller breakout sessions are designed to get deeper into the details and provide insight into some of today’s hottest inbound topics and success stories.

65 Women Sales and Marketing Speakers:

Rachna Agarwalla

Meghan Keaney Anderson

Sarah Bedrick

Colleen Carney

Anese Cavanaugh

Rebecca Corliss 

Taylor Corrado

Trish Bertuzzi

Pam Didner 

Jill Fratianne DiSaverio

Ja-Nae Duane

Corey Eridon 

Laura Fagundes

Debbie Farese

Peg Fitzpatrick

Sarah Goliger

Rachel Happe

Karen Hartline

Clodagh Higgins

Maggie (Hibma) Butler 

Jeanne Hopkins

Tara Hunt 

Anum Hussain

Shama Hyder

Amanda Iglesias     

Salma Jafri

Denise Jacobs

Shannon Johnson     

Nichole Kelly

Carrie Kerpen

Lana Khavinson

Juliette Kopecky

Julie (Spatola) Kukesh

Runa Magnusdottir

Carole Mahoney

Tamara McCleary

Susan McPherson

Jessica Meher

Melissa Miller

Ellie Mirman 

Amina Moreau

Julianne O'Connor

Lucy Orloski 

Christine Perkett

Rebekah Radice

Lori Richardson

Jill Rowley

Tiffany Sauder

Annie Schirmacher 

Amy Schmittauer

Niti Shah

Amanda Sibley 

Sonia Simone

Mari Smith

Jen Spencer

Rachel Sprung

Emma Snider

Ginny Soskey

Ilyana Stareva

Lisa Toner

Pamela Vaughan

Jessica Vionas-Singer

Tamsen Webster

Elle Woulfe

Leslie Ye





Agency Track

Stage: Led by agency thought leaders and HubSpot Partners, this track explores strategies to help agencies grow and scale their business.

27 Women Sales and Marketing Agency Speakers: 

Susan Baier

Kathleen Booth

Jenny Butler

Anese Cavanaugh   

Rachel Cogar

Melanie Collins 

Verity Dearsly

Gini Dietrich

Brooke Freedman 

Leslie (Mitchell) Grenier

Nancy Harhut

Julie (Devaney) Hogan 

Trish Lessard

Susan LaPlante-Dube

Elyse Meyer

Karla Morales-Lee 

Jami Oetting 

Lori Richardson

Kymberly Robinson    

Tiffany Sauder

Marisa Smith

Jody Sutter

Mikaela Tierney

Sharon Toerek

Nora Vanni

Jordyne Wu 

Kimberlee Wilcox


Grow With HubSpot 

Stage: Experience the ultimate in Inbound marketing and sales solutions. HubSpot's own experts and customers will share their secrets - from product deep dives to marketing strategy transformation stories. Whether or not you're a customer, there's a talk for you.

30 Women Growth Expert Speakers:

Rosalia Cefalu

Kristen Craft

Stephanie Decoste

Angela DeFranco

Laura Fagundes

Rachel Fernandes

Tracy Foster

Maggie Georgieva   

Mary Juetten 

Chelsea Hunersen

Nalini Kaplan 

Nicola Anne Leckie 

Stephanie Lussier 

Patricia MacKenzie 

Candace Bazemore    

Liz McClellan 

Julie Montgomery    

Susannah Morris

Alyssa O'Mara 

Delaney Parrish

Sonya Pelia

Anna Perko

Tara Robertson

Kristy Sharrow

Melissa Steward

Vanessa Stirling

Tracey Wallace

Erin Wasson

Rebecca Whitney

Bella Wu




Are you a great speaker (of any gender!) who wants to throw your hat in the ring for a spot on an INBOUND stage this year? Take a look at this exhaustive blog post on landing speaking gigs:

How to: Land A Speaking Gig at the Event of Your Dreams

And then, submit your proposal here before March 17, 2017!

And do not miss the fun in Boston, Septepmber 25-28, 2017 when we roll out another incredible and diverse speaker lineup.


 *A note on fluidity in the excat total number of women - in quite a few cases women have graced more than one INBOUND stage, but after five strong years this list includes around 250 individual women whose work you should get to know.

Topics: Event Updates, Speaker Videos


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