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Speakers.com's top women speakers in the Arts, Entertainment and Humanities includes many of the world's most creative, artistic, and deep thinkers. They are a unique group, comprising of renowned artists, designers, prize-winning journalists, acclaimed conductors, celebrated actors, comedians, world-class musicians and electrifying performers who will not only entertain, but engage, enlighten and inspire your audience. Make your next engagement come alive with a top woman arts, entertainment, and humanities speaker!


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Gina Barreca

Author, Humorist, and Professor of Feminist Theory

Author, Humorist, and Professor of Feminist Theory Hailed as “smart and funny” by People magazine, Gina Barreca has spoken to clients all over the world. All you have to do is look at her book titles, to know that Gina …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Connecticut, United States


Samantha Bee

Stand-Up Comedian and Host of Full Frontal

Stand-Up Comedian and Host of Full Frontal Samantha Bee has quickly established herself as having one of the most unique and sharp comedic voices on television with her Emmy-winning late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Full Frontal In 2016, …

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New York, United States


Karyn Buxman

Neurohumorist, Registered Nurse, Author and Motivational Speaker

Humorist, Registered Nurse, Author and Motivational Speaker Karyn Buxman is an international speaker, successful author, and neurohumorist (living at the intersection of the brain and humor). Karyn is a pioneer in the field of applied humor, starting with her masters …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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California, United States


Carmindy

Beauty Expert & Makeup Host of TLC’s What Not to Wear

Beauty Expert & Makeup Host of TLC’s What Not to Wear As the make-up artist on TLC’s #1 show, What Not To Wear, Carmindy has re-defined beauty for everyday women. She’s the co-creator of a natural line of cosmetics called …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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California, United States


Judy Collins

Legendary Recording Artist & Activist

Legendary Recording Artist & Activist Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation …

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New York, United States


Marian Wright Edelman

Child Advocate and Founder & President of The Children's Defense Fund

Child Advocate and Founder & President of The Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has …

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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Jill Eikenberry

Actress, Producer, and Cancer Survivor

Actress, Producer, and Cancer Survivor Award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ann Kelsey on NBC’s long-running hit series L.A. Law. In addition to appearing in numerous television movies and feature films, Eikenberry has earned …

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California, United States


Eve Ensler

Tony Award-Winning Playwright, Activist, NY Times Bestselling Author of "The Vagina Monologues"

Tony Award Winning Playwright, Global Activist and Author of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler is an award-winning playwright, women’s rights activist, performer and the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
New York, United States


Linda Evans

Golden Globe-Winning Actress

Golden Globe Winning Actress Linda Evans became one of the most celebrated female television stars of the 1980s. A Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy nominated actress, millions of Americans recognize Linda as the character “Krystle Carrington” whom she portrayed on …

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California, United States


Jane Fonda

Screen Legend, Author, Producer, and Activist

Actress, Author, Producer and Activist Jane Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and Vassar College. In her early …

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Georgia, United States


Nely Galan

Former President of Telemundo, Emmy Award-Winning Producer andne Founder, The Adelante Movement

Former President of Telemundo, Emmy Award-Winning Producer and Founder, The Adelante Movement Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. …

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California, United States


LaDonna Gatlin

Sister of the Legendary Country Stars The Gatlin Brothers

Sister of the Legendary Country Stars The Gatlin Brothers LaDonna Gatlin grew up on stage performing with her brothers, the legendary Gatlin Brothers. In the mid 1970’s, this “gutsy” Texas native chose to follow her heart and “sing a different …

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Texas, United States


Gloria Gaynor

Grammy Award-Winning "I Will Survive" Recording Artist, Motivational Speaker, and Author

Grammy Award-Winning “I Will Survive” Recording Artist, Motivational Speaker, and Author Legendary performer and global superstar, Gloria Gaynor, gave the keynote speech and received an honorary degree of doctor of music at the May 16th Dowling College 53rd Commencement Ceremony …

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New Jersey, United States


Carla Hall

Chef, Best-Selling Author and Television Personality

Chef, Best Selling Author and Television Personality Carla first won over audiences when she competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars” and shared her philosophy to always cook with love.  Since then she has co-hosted ABC’s Emmy …

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District Of Columbia, United States


Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Television Personality, Best-Selling Author, Former Co-host of The View and Fox & Friends

Television Personality, Best-Selling Author, Former Co-host of The View and Fox & Friends Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a New York Times bestselling author and Emmy award-winning television co-host who recognizes how pivotal her early jobs were to forming her work ethic. …

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New York, United States


Marilu Henner

Actress, Producer, Bestselling Author

Actress, Producer, Bestselling Author  With the energy of a teenager and the wisdom of a sage, Marilu Henner is today’s best example of a woman who does it all! She is an actress, author, health guru, talk show host, producer, …

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Unknown, United States


Helen Hunt

Emmy and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Producer, Writer, and Director

Emmy and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Producer, Writer, and Director Helen Hunt is an Academy Award winning actress who has, more recently become an accomplished filmmaker. Producer Ride, which Hunt wrote, directed, produced, and stars in, is the second film in …

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$50,000 or greater
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California, United States


Kris Jenner

Reality Television Star, Successful Businesswoman and Matriarch of the Kardashian Family Empire

Reality Television Star, Successful Businesswoman and Matriarch of the Kardashian Family Empire Television personality, American socialite, mother and businesswoman, Kris Jenner has it all. As one of the busiest moms (and grandmothers!) in Hollywood, she is recognized for her role …

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$50,000 or greater
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California, United States


Shirley Jones

Oscar-winning singer/actress and beloved TV icon.

Named after child star Shirley Temple, Shirley Jones started singing at the age of six. She started formal training at the age of 12 and would dream of singing with her idol, Gordon MacRae. Upon graduating from high school, Shirley …

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California, United States


Erica Jong

Prolific Novelist, Poet and Women's Rights Activist

Prolific Novelist and Women’s Rights Activist Erica Jong is a poet, novelist, and essayist best known for her eight best-selling novels: Fear of Flying, which has sold 20 million copies in more than 40 languages, How to Save Your Own …

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New York, United States


Diana Jordan

Motivational & Stand-Up Comedian, Healthcare Speaker, and Cancer Survivor

Motivational & Stand Up Comedian, Healthcare Speaker, and Cancer Survivor Having entertained over a million people live and on television, Cancer survivor Diana Jordan came to realize that by making people laugh, she could help them deal with life’s stresses, …

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California, United States


Ashley Judd

Actress, #MeToo Activist & Humanitarian

Actress, #MeToo Activist & Humanitarian Ashley Judd is well known for dexterously starring in both box office hits and for turning in unforgettable performances in fine independent films. From her debut in Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize winner, Ruby …

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Tennessee, United States


Mary Karr

Award-Winning Poet and Best-Selling Memoirist

Best-Selling Author of The Liars’ Club Mary Karr is an award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist. She is the author of Lit, the long-awaited sequel to her critically-acclaimed and New York Times best-selling memoirs The Liars’ Club and Cherry. A born …

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New York, United States


Adele Landauer

Actress, Performer, and Motivational Speaker

Originally from Germany, Adele Landauer fulfilled her childhood dream and studied acting at the “Ernst-Busch” University of Acting in Berlin. Adele became a well-known actress for theater, TV and film. While working as a successful actress, Adele also tutored inspiring …

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Unknown, Germany


Sherry Lansing

The first woman president of a motion picture studio & major force in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years

Former Chair and CEO, Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group Sherry Lansing is the founder and current chair of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a philanthropic organization focusing on cancer research, health and education. Ms. Lansing was the chair of the Motion …

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$50,000 or greater
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California, United States


Jenny McCarthy

Model, Comedian, Actress, Author, and Autism Activist

Model, Comedian, Actress, Author, and Autism Activist With her honesty, humility and humor Jenny McCarthy has been able to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism. When …

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California, United States


Alyssa Milano

Actress, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, #MeToo Activist, and Entrepreneur

Actress, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, #MeToo Activist, and Entrepreneur Actress Alyssa Milano has spent almost her entire life in the public eye. A famous child actor, she has continued to work throughout her adulthood in both television and film. Project Runway Alyssa …

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$50,000 or greater
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California, United States


Rita Moreno

Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award Winning Actress

Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award Winning Actress Octogenarian Rita Moreno still remains one of the busiest stars in show business. Rita stars in the critically-acclaimed Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day at a Time on Netflix. …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
California, United States


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