Outstanding female speakers

If you want to hear from a female speaker who leads in her field, here's our top list of excellent speakers on our books.

We offer speakers who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but as leaders, academics and role models.

Coming from different areas of business and industry these women have 3 things in common. A strong sense of self, the work ethic to succeed and a great list of accomplishments.

Here is a selection of 11 talented female business speakers – but there are of course many more on our website – find them by filtering to women

Deborah Rowland's research into the leadership of change has been published in a number of academic journals and was accepted as a paper at the 2016 Academy of Management conference. Far more than a researcher though, Deborah excels in implementation and has personally led change in major global organisations such as BBC Worldwide, PepsiCo and Gucci.

Pippa Malmgren is an American policy analyst who helps organisations spot the signs of significant economic change. She was previously a Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and a member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets.

Karren Brady is a successful business woman, a member of the House of Lords and highly respected advisor to Lord Sugar on the television business show The Apprentice.

Nilofer Merchant has personally launched more than 100 products. She is an author and speaker – Ted talk veteran and is based in Silicon Valley.

Rita McGrath is a globally acclaimed strategy expert – she is Professor at Columbia Business School and a highly sought after speaker. Clients include Pearson, Covidien, Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Electric, Alliance Boots, and the World Economic Forum.

Herminia Ibarra is a leadership expert and INSEAD professor. She is the author of best selling business book Think Like a Leader Act Like a Leader.

Julie Meyer is an American-born entrepreneur, investor, business adviser, networking expert, broadcaster, and business commentator.

Erin Meyer is an expert in business communications across cultures. Insead professor and author of Author of The Culture Map.

Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Great Britain's most successful Paralympians. She is an inspiring motivational and business speaker as well as a regular broadcaster and commentator.

Melissa Sterry is a Design Scientist, Futurist, Writer and Designer with an interest in sustainability. She is an experienced board level executive in fast-growth start-ups in the digital and creative industries.

Lynda Gratton specialises in leadership and the future of work. She is a Professor at the London Business School where she directs the ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies’ programme – considered the world’s leading program on human resources.

Josephine Fairley is a serial entrepreneur – she founded the organic chocolate company Green & Black's and is an excellent public speaker, journalist and author.

Aug 25, 2015 By Lucy Thorpe