Here’s what our Speaker Members and Event Managers are saying about Innovation Women!

We’ve placed speakers with a wide range of events from corporate and industry (e.g. Interop, IBM) to non-profit (e.g. Venture Cafe, NECINA, The Capital Network), to academia (e.g. University of Michigan, University of Colorado, MIT, Smith, Emerson). Our specialty is connecting event managers who need speakers with exceptional new and diversevoices.


“Thank you for this space at Innovation Women that blesses me over and over again! I am learning so much more about myself, finding my powerful stage voice, and walking into blessings at every turn. Thanks for being an amazing advocate for female speakers. Women who empower and equip other women, like you and I, are changing the world one person and one moment at a time.”
Dr. Kayla Allen, Speaker Member

“I am proud to be Innovation Women member. I’m proud to pay for their services. Why? Number one is #SpeakerFriends. I’ve been in this business a while. And for a long time, I was alone. I didn’t know who to ask questions to, I didn’t know who really supported me. And there are times when you just don’t feel like you have people that have your back. With Speaker Friend Fridays, I got to see that there are so many women out there with very similar backgrounds who have broken through in the industry.”
Precious Williams, Speaker Member

“I started at just free gigs and…I landed my first five-figure keynote deal thanks to Innovation Women.”
Genein Letford, Speaker Member

“I can’t say enough great things about Bobbie Carlton and Innovation Women. There are Friday morning calls where I learned so much from other amazing powerful women who are up to big things in the world. And even though I’ve been a pro speaker for 15 years, I learn something new every time… If you’re looking to get on more stages and are committed to making more inclusion and broad diversity in the world, this is a great community. Join us!”
Elaine Williams, Speaker Member

“Innovation Women has consistently inspired me, given me incentive when I was drained, and pointed me in the right direction when I went wandering off the path. I’ve still a long way to go but love this group for the support and information sharing. Thank you, Bobbie Carlton, for making this happen.”
Noreen Braman, Speaker Member

“Thanks to Innovation Women I spoke at Smith College earlier this month. It was a great connection to make.”
Linda Rossetti, Speaker Member

“Innovation Women has been a great way to increase my visibility but it’s more than that. It has given me a chance to give back. A recent invitation to speak to a class of entrepreneurial students was well aligned with some of my long-standing volunteer work, helping women start and grow businesses. I had an opportunity to practice my presentation skills and connect with a number of young people.”
Cynthia Gilbert, Speaker Member

Event Managers:

“Innovation Women has been a great resource and feels more like a supportive community than anything else. I’ve connected with so many talented, powerful, and smart women who are making a real impact in the professional world. The community is incredibly diverse, spanning various areas of expertise, industries, geographies, and more. Innovation Women seems like a valuable network that inspires and supports its members in countless ways.”
— Natasha Carter, Event Manager at TechTarget

“Innovation Women was a great resource in sourcing speakers for this event and streamlined my process 10 fold. I went from no panelists to done within a couple days when normally it can take weeks. I’ll certainly continue to lean on the platform to ensure that our panels are fair and balanced.”
— Aaron Radez, Event Manager at Beacon Hill Partners

“Innovation Women was the first place I turned when I was looking for an inspiring, engaging speaker. It’s great to have such an easy way to find smart, talented presenters in the technology field.”
— Katy Tynan, Event Manager

“Thank you so much for your help! We reached out to one of your speakers and she’s going to participate in the panel. 100% wouldn’t have found her without Innovation Women. I’m glad to be able to have a diverse panel and also to put someone of her caliber up on the panel, we have a super star panel now.”
— Meredith Sandiford, Event Manager

“I found several speakers from Innovation Women who were able to speak at my conference. Even as a last-minute fill-in, they were eager to dive into the program and share their expertise with attendees. Not only was the conference a great success, but those speakers received great reviews for their roundtable interactive discussion sessions!”
— Samantha V., Event Manager at IQPC

“For one of our recent events, we used Innovation Women to find our keynote speaker and designed the conference theme around her topic. The Innovation Women site made it easy. This is a great resource for organizations like ours. It’s also helped make us more aware of gender balance in our conferences and we’ve made adjustments in our policies and procedures.”
— John Wang, Event Manager at NECINA