“Speak To Me events aren’t like any other out there. They’re empowering, warm, inspiring and fun. The topics are always topical and relevant and when you come here you feel that connection of a band of women surrounding and supporting you while you learn great information.”
— Meagan Riley Grant, Attendee since 2011
“It is rare to find collective consciousness so visceral and compelling, but Speak to Me Events do just that. The evenings sparkle with connective energy, thoughtful conversations and inspiring results. Working with Speak To Me has been an absolute delight. I look forward to sharing the vision and supporting your mission for many years to come.”
— Janice Dunn, The Lee & Dunn Group, Baird Private Wealth Management – Sponsor since 2013
“Thank you Speak To Me! It was an honor and great fun to come meet your powerhouse group of women working to make the world better. One of the most important things we need to do to get this country back on track is to join with friends and neighbors to talk about the important issues of our day – turn the volume up on a much needed public conversation about what’s wrong and how we can make things better. Thanks for leading the way on this! I left the evening with new information, new inspiration and new friends!”
— Annie Leonard, Creator of The Story of Stuff, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA
“The minute the schedule comes out, I put the events in my calendar right away and I make sure that those nights are sacred. Nothing will budge my planned Speak To Me nights.”
— Karen Sullivan, Attendee since 2011
Mar 20, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Work & Flexibility: Why Women Will Lead the Way
Stacey and Katrina are leading the way in helping women find new ways to enjoy satisfying careers and be the mothers and spouses we want to be. Come find out what trends they are seeing, the tools available for more balance, satisfaction and sanity and what it all means for you. “So amazing to hear Katrina’s story and encouraging to hear the progress being made and what we can do.”
Katrina Alcorn | Writer, blogger, experience design consultant and author of “Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink” a look at the juggle of work and family, parent burn out, and what’s wrong with work and how to fix it.
Stacey Brooks Delo | Founder, Maybrooks.com “where smart moms help each other find flexible careers”. Journalist. Connector. Passionate believer in asking for what you need to strike the right balance for yourself in the workplace.
Apr 24, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Toxic Bodies: The Unhealthy Truth & What We Can Do To Protect Ourselves
Scientific research consistently points to important links between numerous diseases and the chemicals we’re exposed to everyday in our food, air, water and consumer products. How are we exposed, what’s the government doing to protect us and can we actually control our exposure? As a leader in the field, Ken Cook will bring us up-to-date on what we really need to be concerned about, what we can do to protect ourselves and our families, and how we can help ensure a healthier future for generations to come. “Compelling, insightful, excellent and important information. One of the best yet!”
Ken Cook | President and co-founder of Environmental Working Group, a public interest research and advocacy organization focused on protecting human health and the environment and the creator of the online consumer database Skin Deep. Ken has been named one of Washington's Top Lobbyists and is considered one of the most influential 20th Century leaders and change-makers in the world.
May 22, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Secret Lives of Women: Thriving At Every Stage of Life
From marriage to motherhood to menopause, each stage in a woman's life holds many memorable moments to treasure, yet also many challenges. How do we navigate the many components of our lives, juggling careers, family and intimate relationships without abandoning ourselves and our own personal growth? Iris Krasnow has spent her thirty-five year journalism career finding out the answers. Known for her witty, wise, entertaining and inspirational talks, Iris will share her insights on how we can thrive in every life stage and appreciate the beauty of growing both older and wiser. “Loved her! Very thought-provoking and inspiring. So refreshing to hear the wisdom and advice she had on how to really embrace and love every stage of life.”
Iris Krasnow | Journalism and Women's Studies Professor at American University and best-selling author of several books including "Sex After...Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes," ”The Secret Lives of Wives," and “Surrendering to Motherhood.” Iris is an expert in the field of relationships, personal growth and “female generational angst" and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, on Oprah and several times on CNN.
Jun 26, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Integrative Health: Treating Your Mind, Body & Soul
Why is this holistic, personalized approach to health and healing increasingly considered “the ideal” form of healthcare by so many? Join us in discovering the strengths of integrative health including the power of good nutrition, wise supplementation and mind-body techniques.
Corliss Chan BS, MBA | Certified practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu and acupressure. Meditation and guided relaxation instructor. Dedicated to empowering others to develop their own self-healing skills to create better health.
Pamela Riggs, MS, RDN | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Expert in helping people optimize health and well-being through good nutrition and an active lifestyle.
Arian Nachat, MD | Esteemed leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, author and researcher. Active advocate for the use of integrative medicine in the healthcare industry.
Jul 10, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message
When women play big, we change the world. So how do we push away that self-doubt, stand boldly with our big ideas and start playing bigger in this chapter of our lives? Based on her book "Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message", Tara will teach us how to trust our instincts, identify our callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, and begin taking bold and wise action. “Tara was amazing! Not the usual talk that tells you what you already know. She provided tips that are easy to take immediate action on and her message was both relevant and striking. Can’t wait to read her book!”
Tara Sophia Mohr | Author of "Playing Big" and "10 Rules For Brilliant Women", expert on women’s leadership and the implementation of practical skills to make real change in oneself and the world and creator of the acclaimed Playing Big leadership program for women.
Jul 31, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
The How of Happiness
Sonja presents the latest science and share results of her extensive research on how we can create happier and more fulfilling lives for ourselves, our families and our communities. “Truly relevant information and great action items to make a change in my life.”
Sonja Lyubomirsky | Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside, leading expert in the science of happiness, and author of “The Myths of Happiness” and “The How of Happiness.”
Aug 28, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Empowering Change: Using Your Talents for Good
Join Change.org President and COO Jennifer Dulski to discuss the importance of pursuing work aligned with your natural talents, and why doing so will give everyone, everywhere the power and opportunity to change the world around them.
Jennifer Dulski | President & COO of Change.org, the world’s largest social change platform with more than 100 million users in 196 countries. Successful entrepreneur and businesswoman integral to the growth of both Yahoo! and Google. First female entrepreneur to sell a company to Google and hailed as an "instigator of change" by Forbes.