Miss America 2015 & Advocate to End Domestic Violence
Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, host, and blogger. She served as Miss America 2015. Kira has contributed writing pieces to the Huffington Post, USA Today, and has appeared on HuffPost Live, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, Live with Kelly and Michael, Jimmy Kimmel, Access Hollywood, Extra, Inside Edition,…
Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, host, and blogger. She served as Miss America 2015. Kira has contributed writing pieces to the Huffington Post, USA Today, and has appeared on HuffPost Live, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, Live with Kelly and Michael, Jimmy Kimmel, Access Hollywood, Extra, Inside Edition, and countless news outlets throughout the US and Canada. She has been a presenter at numerous award shows including the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music, American Country Countdown, and the Billboard Music Awards.
During her year as Miss America, Kira served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, advocated on behalf of her personal platform: Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence, and was the first Miss America since 1971 to visit troops overseas with the USO.
As an advocate against Domestic Violence, Kira has been a long-time partner with Safe Horizon, the largest provider of Domestic Violence services in the country. She recently received their “Voice of Empowerment” award and serves on their Leaders on the Horizon board. She worked with Safe Horizon to create the #PutTheNailInIt campaign, which has reached over 20 million people, encouraging them to show their support against Domestic Violence.
Kira has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, fundraising events, and universities including Clemson University and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She has also traveled all across the country visiting schools grades K-12 and youth summits to speak on STEM initiatives, nontraditional gender roles, anti-bullying, internet etiquette/safety, and mutual respect.
An accomplished singer, Kira has sung at the NBA All Star Game, MLB games, and entertained thousands of troops during her USO tour. From an early age, she has also been a standout golfer and played in the 2015 and 2016 BMW Celebrity Pro Am Tournament, 2015 Gary Player Invitational, and 2016 Tiger Jam for the Tiger Woods foundation among many others.
Kira studied Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography at Hofstra University Honors College and graduated in 2013. She is currently based in Los Angeles and is the Director of Digital Marketing for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. She also continues to pursue a career in hosting and television and is trilingual, speaking Russian, Spanish, and English.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence. Assessing the causes of domestic violence, the impact, and how everyone can get involved to help. Learn more about the #PutTheNailInIt campaign.
You are enough. Discussing self-esteem, mutual respect, acceptance of others, resolving conflicts with peers, and internet etiquette and safety.
Finding your strengths and learning to tell your story by applying the experience of serving as Miss America to creating a brand of Kira in the real world. Taking the lessons of serving as Miss America and applying them to real life.
Supporting Our Troops
Serving those who serve: How civilians can get involved in influencing our service members’ lives. Applying experiences with the military to civilian life.
Body Image & Eating Disorder Issues
What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions, and generalizations). How you feel about your body, including your height, shape, and weight. How you sense and control your body as you move. How you feel in your body, not just about your body.
Kira Kazantsev Speaker - PDA Speakers
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