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International Women's Day 2021 Speakers

The 2021 International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, will be like no other.  Due to Covid, all events in the UK and most of the rest of the world will be delivered virtually to all attendees for the first time.  Here at The Speakers Agency, we are honoured to list some of the most impressive female speakers on the planet.

This celebratory day which has been held each March for over 100 years helps to continue to forge a society dedicated to bringing about gender equality in all its forms. It also celebrates women’s continued achievements.

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Courageous female heroines, iconic female trailblazers  and inspiring female leaders past and present continue to change the world for women everywhere. Their legacies, sacrifices and efforts empower other women to fight on for women’s rights as well as equal opportunities for all.

The Speakers Agency works with a number of these incredible women, booking them to speak and host at events for organisations around the globe. Demonstrating their fantastic achievements, they prove that anything is possible, and that glass ceilings are being shattered all around us.

We are passionate about our female speakers and are proud to feature a huge number of them on our website. These speakers include lawyers, astronauts, sports women, scientists and business women. The list below highlights just a few of our favourites:

Women in Business Speakers

Karren Brady keynote speaker
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Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE is the vice chairman of West Ham United, a Peer in the House of Lords and features next to Lord Sugar as his advisor on the BBC hit show The Apprentice.  In 2013 she was awarded a CBE for her contribution to women in business and entrepreneurship. She has won numerous awards and accolades – not least being named one of the most powerful people in sport, Businesswoman of the Year and most influential people in business in the UK.

Jo Fairley
The Speakers Agency

Jo Fairley is the founder of chocolate company Green and Black’s, a company she started with just £20,000 of her savings, and grew into a brand worth $100 million worldwide. This was all done in less than 20 years. Despite its widespread global availability, Green & Black’s has retained its luxury cachet,   and it was the only food brand to be featured in the UK’s CoolBrands Top 20.

Women in Sport

Gabby Logan
The Speakers Agency

Gabby Logan is a BBC Sports Presenter and former professional gymnast. She is one of the key figure on television for all the major sporting events including the Olympics and World Cup. She is a passionate advocate of women in sport and is one of the most recognised faces on British sporting television.

Nicola Adams
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Nicola Adams OBE was the first ever female Olympic boxing champion. She won golds in both the London and Rio Olympics and is a name now synonymous with the traditionally male-dominated sport. In addition to her incredible sporting achievements, Nicola has spoken openly about the challenges she has faced, both personal and professional. She is available for Q&A sessions only.

Women with Fascinating Careers

Laura Winterling keynote speaker
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Laura Winterling is a physicist, a former astronaut instructor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. Working for the European Space Agency for almost a decade she takes her audience on an incredible journey far up into the atmosphere. Using anecdotes and stories from working with astronauts she merges and carves a variety of relevant topics into her speeches. Most noteworthy, Laura presents predominantly in German and English and can also speak Russian and Italian.

Jo Salter
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Jo Salter was Britain’s first female fighter pilot flying the Tornado GR1 Fighter. At that point she was one of only 5 women fighter pilots in the world. Unsurprisingly she was described as “One of the 50 most inspiring women in the world” by Harpers & Queen.

If you would like to book a speaker for International Women’s Day to talk to your team, please email or call us on +44 (0) 1332 810481 for more details on fees and availability.

Please note, all our speakers are experienced in delivering both virtual and live speeches, enjoy participating in question and answer sessions following their speeches and are familiar with all the digital platforms currently being used to host virtual events.

For more details on the International Women’s Day movement please visit the official website for International Women’s Day

Other Popular Speakers

Laura Bates

Activist and best-selling author of Everyday Sexism

Claire Harper

Founder of Indiacoco and former Mamas & Papas Marketing Director

Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Lawyer, activist and media commentator

Afua Hirsch

Journalist, documentary maker, author and former barrister

Jo Malone CBE

Entrepreneur and icon of creative fragrance Jo Malone

Katie Piper

Broadcaster, author and philanthropist

Shamim Chowdhury

International journalist and writer

June Sarpong

Broadcaster, presenter, campaigner and the BBC's first Director of Creative Diversity

Ice Maidens

The first all-female team to ski across Antarctica

Shanel Drewe

Racing driver, instructor and performance driver for Mercedes Benz

Denise Lewis OBE

Olympic Gold Medallist Heptathlete, former President of the Commonwealth Games England

Jaega Wise

Head Brewer of East London based Wild Card Brewery

The Red Shepherdess

Farmer and regular contributor to the BBC's Countryfile

Simone Heng

Human connection specialist

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