Women's Health & Issues


Result: 681 Speakers Found

Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor & Amputee

On April 15, 2013, what is referred to as Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott of Newport, RI set out on an annual tradition with six friends.  They would attend…


Hawa Abdi

Human Rights Activist and Physician Founder and Chairperson, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

Hawa Abdi is a Somali human rights activist and physician, and Somalia’s first female gynecologist. She is the founder and chairperson of the non-profit Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, which Dr.…


Iman Abdulmajid

Business Energizer and the World's Foremost Voyageur

Popular high fashion model and actress, Iman is also a woman of conscience. As a native of Somalia, she is actively involved in the hunger crisis that is plaguing her…


Elizabeth Acevedo

College Spoken Word Artist & Author

Elizabeth Acevedo was born as the youngest child of Dominican immigrants. Raised in New York City, her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. With…


Janus Adams

Emmy Award-winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, Talk Show Host and Speaker

Janus Adams is the author of three books and creator of the groundbreaking BackPax children's book-and-audio series. An Emmy-winning journalist and talk show host, she writes the syndicated column, "What…


Yolanda Adams

Legendary Gospel Singer With a Passion to Share Her Voice With Others

For Gospel legend Yolanda Adams, her stirring Elektra debut Mountain High. Valley Low was an opportunity to bring both her inspirational vision and her wide range of influences to an…


Rebecca Adamson

Cherokee Businessperson and Advocate. She is former director, former president, and founder of First Nations Development Institute and the founder of First Peoples Worldwide

Rebecca Adamson, a Cherokee, is the founder and president of First Nations Development Institute. She has worked directly with grassroots tribal communities and as a national advocate of local tribal…


Mahnaz Afkhami

Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies and the former Minister of Women's Affairs in Iran's Pre-Revolution government

Mahnaz Afkhami is Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies, and former Minister of State for Women's…


Kimberly Aiken

Miss America Winner 1994

Kimberly Aiken was Miss America 1994. Aiken was 18 years old when she won the coveted title. She won Miss Columbia and Miss South Carolina en route to her 1994…


Ruthie Alcaide

The Real World: Hawaii & Activist on Drug/Alcohol Awareness

Ruthie Alcaide, who starred in MTV’s popular reality television series The Real World: Hawaii, Alcaide, who herself represents a mix of Spanish, French, German, Hawaiian, Samoan and Filipina ancestry, grew…


Meena Alexander

Award-Winning Author, Scholar and Poet. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York (CUNY)

Meena Alexander was born in Allahabad, India. She turned five on the Indian Ocean, on the journey with her mother from India to Sudan. She was raised both in Kerala,…


Tatyana Ali

Actress, Singer & Activist. (Ashley Banks) from Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

Tatyana Ali is a Broadway-trained actress, singer, producer, activist and graduate of Harvard University. Known to millions worldwide from her role as “Ashley Banks” on the iconic television series “The…


Laila Ali

Daughter of the late Muhammad Ali,Television Host, Fitness & Wellness Expert & Author

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and nutrition expert, TV host, author, cooking enthusiast, founder and CEO of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, advocate for women and children, wife,…


Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Renowned Political Leader; Human Rights Activist; Best-selling Author

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. The daughter of a political opponent of the Somali dictatorship, Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in exile, moving from Saudi…


Kirstie Alley

Film and TV Actress; "Cheers" and "Look Who's Talking"

Kirstie Alley's career has encompassed success in top-grossing films and highly acclaimed television, garnering multiple awards. Most recently, she made her return to network television by producing and starring in…