“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
Oct 31, 2016 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Adapting to An Increasingly Complex World
Do you wonder why we just can't solve the biggest problems of our day? So do we! That's where Rebecca Costa comes in - hailed as one of the most engaging, intelligent, thought-provoking speakers in the nation - to shed some light on the topic. Are global recession, terrorism, and climate change and crime unstoppable? You may be surprised by her answer. “Wonderful speaker and content! I would do anything to have lunch with her!” "Brilliant info on how to manage this increasingly complex world we live in!”
Rebecca Costa | Sociobiologist, futurist, nationally syndicated radio host and author of The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. As a recognized thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, she examines “the big picture”– providing compelling insight and encouraging solutions to the global gridlock of our day.
Nov 14, 2016 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
What's Happening to Me?
As time marches on, our bodies often can't keep up as well as they used to. With age comes a bevvy of changes to our moods, stress level, weight, sex drive and other bodily functions. Dr. Pathi and Dr. Voss will share with us their vast knowledge on the less then pleasant root causes of these shifts and provide tools to address them so you can get back to enjoying the life you love. “Smart, practical and digestible knowledge delivered with humor. Fantastic!”
K. Jennifer Voss, MD | Chair of Department of OB/GYN at Marin General Hospital who has been honored as one of the “Top Doctors in Marin in 2014”.
Sujatha D. Pathi, MD | Urogynecologist at Marin General Hospital, a leader in her field who has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and nationally recognized for her research in urogynecology.
Nov 28, 2016 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
As the president of arguably the most important all-women school in the country, Debora Spar brings research, wisdom, humor and insight to the heated debate about how women’s lives have and have not changed over the past forty years. How far have women really come? And what will it take to get true equality for good? Can women really have it all? “Deborah spoke well and with provocative, inspiring insight to the topic of feminist issues today. A brilliant woman with great things to say. Seriously one of the best speakers I have seen yet!”
Debora Spar | President of Barnard College and author of several books including “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection”
Dec 12, 2016 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Circle of Friends
Science tells us that friendships are more critical than ever to our long-term health and well-being, but in today’s fast-paced, digitally connected world we are seeing increasing incidents of depression and isolation. Shasta enlightens us with surprising solutions to this uniquely 21st century phenomenon. “Warm, engaging, confident, encouraging, inspiring and insightful. I so enjoyed the subject matter and her refreshing insights. Spot on!"
Shasta Nelson | Founder and CEO of www.GirlfriendCircles.com. Science tells us that friendships are more critical than ever to our long-term health and well-being, but in today’s fast-paced, digitally connected world we are seeing increasing incidents of depression and isolation.
Jan 16, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Aging: Nutrition for a Healthy, Vibrant and Beautiful You
Getting older is inevitable, but healthy aging is up to us. The term, "you are what you eat" couldn't be more true when it comes to our health and wellness. Sonya will talk with us about the various health concerns women face as they get older and discuss the role proper nutrition plays in your health including supplements and certain "power” foods. She will arm us to stay balanced, healthy and strong in the years to come.
Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT | Nutritional consultant, LEAP therapist and certified lifestyle counselor. Expert in helping people use good nutrition as a powerful tool to better health and well-being.
Jan 30, 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.
Feb 13, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Dr. Lustig is a leading thinker on the science and politics that have led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. He shares his message which has been making waves across the nation, including tactics for readjusting the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward and stress, and strategies to improve the health of the next generation. “Dr. Lustig was honest, informative and inspiring. Wow! I went home and completely inventoried my kitchen cabinets and feel so much better about what I am feeding my family. Invaluable info.”
Dr. Robert Lustig | MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and author of “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease”