At Innovation Women, our mission is to help every woman become a speaker. Speakers succeed. Speaking supports business and career success. Public speaking can help you connect with potential customers, partners, the media, and even new jobs and investors.  Visibility = Opportunity! By connecting speakers and female subject matter experts to these opportunities, we help women (and those who identify as women or non-binary, and male allies) with opportunities to build their brand, grow their businesses and advance their careers.

Member Benefits When You Become a Speaker

Who Can Join?

We encourage all women to apply – entrepreneurial, technical and professional women at all levels. Our speakers and expert sources speak at events of all sizes – keynotes, featured speakers, panelists, round tables, as well as expert sources for journalists. The Innovation Women platform has grown to more than 2500 women speakers, from different backgrounds, locations, industries and roles.

How do I Get Booked for Speaking Engagements?

On Innovation Women, there are several ways to access speaking engagements.

Once you are a speaker on the Innovation Women platform, your profile will be available to thousands of event managers who use our database to search for speakers. When your profile matches the needs of a specific event, you will be contacted and receive a notification in your email.

Another way to find speaking engagements is through online database. We add between 50 and 100 opportunities each week. Apply directly from the website and track your opportunities in our easy to use dashboard. 

Whenever you agree to a speaking opportunity, don’t forget to let us know so we can promote you. Promotion of your speaking opportunities is important!

For more information on how to get started with public speaking, visit the following resources:


“Thank you also for tweeting about us being at the event. I didn’t realize that Innovation Women was so wonderfully hands-on with the speakers once they were selected. Things were great at the WGBH Boston Talks event. It was a great group of people, and I really enjoyed it. They should definitely keep using Innovation Women to find more female speakers. As you know, it was 3 guys and me! The event was extraordinarily well-run and well-planned. They gave us all the supports and guidance needed to talk on stage.”

— Sara Holby, Ajiri Tea