The Best Female Speakers on Marketing


It’s the return of the super panel! (What is a super panel? It’s an Innovation Women specialty, a way for us to recognize and promote some of the best women speakers in a given industry or on a given topic.)  If we had a chance to assemble a round table, or a super exclusive invite-only event, these are some of the women we’d invite to talk about marketing.

These are just a few of the awesome marketing speakers you’ll find when you search the Innovation Women platform….and they all just happen to be women.  We have speakers from all over the world — you’ll notice London UK and London Ontario, for example. We have literally hundreds of speakers who can address marketing topics, including:

  • Content marketing
  • Marketing technology
  • Social media
  • Brand management
  • Branding
  • Digital marketing
  • Analytics
  • Marketing strategy
  • Search engine marketing
  • Word of mouth
  • Advertising
  • Immersive media

The 2018 Marketing Super Panel (L to R, top to bottom): Irene Williams, Nashville, TN; Katie Martell, Boston, MA; Paige Arnof-Fenn, Cambridge, MA; Melissa Harrison, Minnesota; Shilpi Sharma, San Francisco; Barbara Coll, Redwood City, CA; Amber Ludeman, Oklahoma City, OK; Saija Mahon, London, UK; Zinnia Gupte, New York City; Ashleigh LeBlanc, Portland, ME; Jill Salzman, Chicago, IL; Jessica Sprinkel, Washington, DC; Sydni Craig-Hart, Emeryville, CA; Cathy Hackl, Florida; Dana Xavier Dojnik, Atlanta, GA; Jenny K. Hill, Chattanooga, TN; Courtney Cox Wakefield, Dallas, TX; Robin Honey, London, ON; Sharon Delaney McCloud, Raleigh, NC; Elisa Camahort Page, Silicon Valley; Amy Landino, Columbus, OH; Jennifer Willey, New York, New Jersey/Philly; Beth Granger, New York City; Paula Ucros, Bogata, Columbia; Lori Schwartz, Los Angeles, CA

With more than 1200 speakers on the Innovation Women site, we have one of the largest, if not THE largest collection of entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women speakers in the world. There are more than 200 speakers on our platform who talk about marketing topics. Need someone to run a marketing workshop? You found her. Looking for a keynote speaker? She’s here. Need an MC? A panelist? A featured speaker? We have you covered.

Are you an event manager looking to ensure gender balance and diversity on-stage at your event? Check out Innovation Women, a free-for-you-to-use platform that connects event managers, conference producers and journalists with amazing speakers and subject matter experts, who just happen to be women.

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Innovation Women at Interop

More than 30 years ago, I attended some of the first Interop events. This independent event for the IT community is still running today and does a great job with diversity and inclusion. This year the MAJORITY of keynotes at Interop in Las Vegas were women! So, we were extra proud to hear that Innovation Women Claritza Abreu, the founder and CEO of LatInc, was invited through our platform to speak at the 2018 InterOpITX. And thrilled to realize she was invited to speak by one of our other Innovation Women speakers, Katy Tynan.

“I was so excited and honored to host two sessions at the 2018 InterOpITX conference in Las Vegas, NV,” said Abreu. “Through the Innovation Women website, organizers contacted me and we found each other to be a great match! I was talking about our employee engagement and diversity social media platform, Areitos. Our technology helps companies facilitate their diversity and inclusion efforts. As an immigrant myself, I brought my most passionate and entertaining immigrant stories to the stage!”

Claritza also recently received an Innovation Women speaking invite from the Ellis Project, another place where her immigrant story is relevant.

According to Katy Tynan, “Claritza was great! 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.” Tynan, the founder and chief talent strategist at Liteskip Consulting Group, is the leadership track chair for InteropITX. She says she “really loves the Interop program. They are one of the few non-vendor conferences out there and the leadership track (where she placed Abreu) is always the most popular track.”

“That’s my passion,” Tynan continued. “I spent 10 years in tech, truly love the industry and the people but I know that there are still so many challenges with diversity and work-life balance. I want tech to become the destination field for everyone. It’s not just the industry that has ‘opportunity that comes with baggage.’”

That’s what Tynan was trying to showcase, and “Claritza was so perfect for that.”

(You can find both Abreu and Tynan on Innovation Women.)

Featured Profile: Meredith Sandiford

2d7dc95Meredith Sandiford is the Executive Director of The Capital Network and the recently acquired entity, Greenhorn Connect. The two non-profit organizations respectively connect start-ups and entrepreneurs to quality workshops and content around the fundraising process and provide the leading community calendar and event resource hub for the startup community in the greater Boston Area.

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Featured Profile: Mimi Evans

After years of experience in corporate America, Mimi started, grew and successfully sold an Internet business using key personal and business financial best practices. She now helps women, individuals, small businesses and start-ups with their financial strategies and the vehicles that drive them.

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Why All Speakers are Also Event Managers

On the Innovation Women website, we have two kinds of accounts, event managers and speakers.  The event managers can use the site’s database to find speakers for their events and reach out to them to book them for an event.  The speakers can load their information into our profile and get booked as speakers.

But we’ve also made the speakers event managers.  As a speaker, you can browse the other speakers and invite them to speak at an event. Why? Because we know that speakers frequently get asked to help find other speakers.

  • You’re on a panel and the event manager asks you to help fill the panel.
  • You’re asked to be a moderator and need to find panelists
  • You can’t speak at a particular event and you want to be able to suggest someone else


Ramen Camp

Are you going to Ramen Camp May 16? You should!

When you’re at the event, look for us on the panel! Ramen Camp booked two female speakers for their event from

Ramen Camp’s goal is to give entrepreneurs the skills to succeed bootstrapping their business. Bootstrapping is tough work, but doing it as long as possible (i.e. not taking investment money) has real advantages. Check out their event to hear top experts (including us!) speak about the issue, and learn valuable skills.