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Speakers Bureau

Alumna Randa Fahmy Hudome with Mrs. Cherie Blair

We are proud to offer the DirectWomen Speakers Bureau as a resource to your organization for your next meeting or special event.

Our speakers are accomplished female business executives who have counseled boards on a variety of strategic initiatives and “bet the company” issues. DirectWomen speakers are considered thought leaders on current topics related to governance and boardroom diversity. Speaking topics include “Gender and Cultural Diversity in the Boardroom,” “Why Washington Matters in the Boardroom,” “Reputation and Governance,” “Compliance and Ethics,” and many others. A full list of suggested speaking topics can be provided upon request. To download sample Power Point presentations, click here or here

DirectWomen Speakers Bureau staff will contact you within two business days of your initial contact to us, and will assist you to match an appropriate speaker with the needs and interests of your target audience. Our staff will suggest several speakers. The speaker you select will work with you to customize her presentation to your target audience. For additional information, or to make a request, contact Beth Barefoot at

Success Stories

Ann Harlan

Ann joined the board of the Gorman-Rupp Company in 2009. Learn more

Deborah Golden

Deborah Golden joined the board of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. in 2015. Learn more

Kimberly Ellwanger

Kimberly joined the board of Heritage Financial Corporation and Heritage Bank in 2006. Learn more