New Speaking Engagements

Laura Burford spoke at Freelance Business Month on Oct. 9.

Joanne Newborn spoke at the ALM GC Conference East 2023 on Oct. 2 in Brooklyn NY, and the Medical Fitness Association 33rd Annual Conference on Nov. 3 in Baltimore MD.


Aileen Axtmayer was a panelist at the Metrowest Conference for Women on Sept. 21 in Framingham MA, the She Geeks Out Summit on Sept. 21, and presented Find Your Flow: How to find work you love on Sept. 30 in Boston MA.


Sharon Delaney McCloud spoke at these events: NC SHRM State Conference on Sept. 22 in Wilmington NC; BCBS of NC Women In Set Up for Success Workshop on Sept. 28; Women of Western Wake Forum on Sept. 29 in Cary NC; Hitachi Energy Kuro Conference on Oct. 4; and SPX Flow Women’s ERG Event on Oct. 19.

Lidia Varesco Racoma presented Unleashing the Power of Atomic Habits for Communications Professionals on Oct. 18.

Debra Eckerling spoke at John Chen’s The Engaging Conference with a PEP – Pre-Event Planning – Happy Hour on Oct. 20, and will present Goal-Setting Simplified: Setting 2024 Writing Goals for Lounge Writers on Nov. 9.


Elizabeth Bemah Amankwah spoke at the SC Media eSummit Virtual Conference on Oct. 10-11.

Dr. KayLa N. Allen spoke at Radiant G Conference by Girls Empowerment Network on November 4 in Austin TX; the Children Come First Conference on Nov. 6 in Wisconsin Dells WI; and The Female Quotient “Power of the Pack Series” on Nov. 7.

Rasheda Williams has been selected as the keynote speaker for Defeat the Label’s Community Conversation on Bullying on Nov. 9.


Caitlin Donovan spoke at the NAWBO Annual Conference on Oct. 15-17 in Austin, TX.

Sybil Stewart will be speaking at the ECOC (Educating Children of Color) Summit on Jan. 13 in Colorado Springs CO.

Dr. Sharon Grossman spoke at the HR Expedition on Oct. 6 in Davie FL.


Maggie M. Jackson will be speaking at the Boston College Center for Work & Family Distinguished Speaker Series on Dec. 7, and Festival du Lac on June 8-9 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Orly Zeewy will be speaking at the Semi-Annual Women’s Author Panel on Nov. 28 in Philadelphia PA.

Lyndsay Dowd spoke at the Women In Alliances Summit on Oct.11.


Kristen McAdams will be speaking at Dragonfly Live! on Nov. 16-19 in Denver, CO.

Darlene Hawley spoke at the Arizona SHRM Conference on Aug. 30 in Glendale AZ, GSFE Temecula on Sept. 13 in Temecula AZ, Purpose and Profits Summit on Sept. 15, and the California Assisted Living Association Conference on Nov. 7 in Palm Springs CA.

Briana Blair spoke at the Power of Voice on Nov. 3 in Charlotte, NC.


Judy Herman spoke at the marriage enrichment ministry of First Centenary United Methodist Church on Oct. 20 in Chattanooga TN; DisruptHR Chattanooga on Nov. 1 in Chattanooga TN; and was one of 10 competitors at ewomen network Speakonomics to qualify for the 2024 North American Greatest Speaker competition.

Meridith Grundei presented “Speaking with Spark” and “Let’s Get Technical” for The Junior League in NJ, and for Her Workplace presented Her Development – Virtual Workshop on Elevating Your Presentation Style on Oct. 23, and Speak with Passion and Deliver with Purpose: An Interactive Workshop for On-Your-Feet Practice on Nov. 2.

Ellen Williams spoke at the Digital Internal Communications Tools & Tactics conference on Oct. 25 in New York City.


Carrie Pasquarello presented “Diplomats Guide to Safe Travel” to the Women’s Business Group Connects (WBG) on Oct. 13.

Charlene Lam spoke at Jordan Gill’s Make Your Mark Live event on Sept. 21-22 in Dallas, TX.

Anmol Agarwal will speak at SecureWorld Midwest Virtual Conference on Nov. 15.


Olayinka Naa Dzama Wilson-Kofi spoke at EOCON2023 Oct. 20 to 28.

Natasha Welcome spoke at the 2023 Global Inclusion Conference on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Chicago IL, thanks to receiving the Ping Taylor Professional Fellows Grant; and the NYS TESOL Conference on November 3 in Albany NY.

Joanne Newborn spoke at General Counsel Conference East on Oct. 2-3 in Brooklyn NY, and The 2023 MFA Annual Conference on Nov. 1-4 in Baltimore MD.


Marline C Duroseau will be presenting at Medu Bookstore on Nov. 10 in Atlanta GA; and the Ultimate Women’s Expo on Nov. 11-12 in Atlanta GA.

Pam Ostrowski presented Tips on How to Enjoy the Holidays with Aging Loved Ones on Nov. 2.

Sandra Y Lewis will present Rest, Don’t Rush, Into The Holidays on Dec. 5 at Loop in Montclair NJ.


Adrienne Garland will be speaking at (and producing) She Leads LIVE 2023 on Dec. 1 in New York City.

Precious Williams spoke at the Ignite Women’s Conference on Oct. 31 in Myrtle Beach SC; and The Business Behind the Book on Nov. 7-9 in New York City

New Publications

Dr. Fadia Nordtveit was featured in the Financial Times.

Marcy McDonald‘s book Unstuck Yourself: Daily Practice with the Right Tools will Change your Life is available at Amazon.

Celeste Mergens’s book The Power of Days: A Story of Resilience, Dignity, and the Fight for Women’s Equity is available at Amazon.


Gina Riley published Effective Networking: Your Key To Unlocking Career Opportunities and Executive Search: How To Get On Recruiters’ Radars And Land High-Level Opportunities in Forbes.

Kristen Donnelly‘s book The Culture of Burnout: Why Your Exhaustion is Not Your Fault is available at Amazon.

Svetlana Kouznetsova‘s book Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design is available at Amazon.


Bobbie Carlton‘s article How To Connect With Speaking Opportunities—And Make The Most Of Them was published on Forbes.

Caitlin Drago‘s book Approaching Improv: Communication and Connection in Business and Beyond is available at Amazon.

New Podcasts and Broadcasts

Dr. Fadia Nordtveit was interviewed on Mass Appeal on WWLP-TV.

Dr. Robin Buckley‘s TEDx talk has been moved up to the TED stage.

Andrea MacKenzie was interviewed on the Success Journey Show.



Anastasia Lipske was on the Your Brand Amplified Podcast with Anika Jackson.

Orly Zeewy was a guest on the Podcast Business Riff with Mary Scott, and GoalChatLive with Debra Eckerling.

Karin Hurt presented at TEDx Rockville.


Brenda Uekert appeared on The Roller Coaster of Midlife podcast.

Amy Tokos appeared on The Roller Coaster of Midlife podcast.

Cate Hollowitsch appeared on The Roller Coaster of Midlife podcast.


Alison Jacobson appeared on The Roller Coaster of Midlife podcast.

Emily Carlson will be speaking on Ticker News on November 6.

Precious L. Williams is now featured in the AARP Meet the Founders Series.


Debra Eckerling was a guest on Robbie Samuels‘s On the Schmooze Podcast.

Dr. Sandra Y. Lewis will appear on Brenda Meller‘s podcast Enthusiastically Self-Employed on November 14.


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