Renowned for shattering ceilings and transcending limits, these keynote speakers epitomise success in their respective fields. In 2023, more and more people wanted to hear from women leading the charge in everything from climate change, politics and business to AI and innovation. It’s been quite the year for female speakers!
Women in positions of leadership have historically been few and far between, with the gender balance still significantly off kilter. It is clear things are changing, and these individuals are testament to that. They embody the ascent of women in today’s world.
The following experts have had a profound impact on audiences, captivating them with sought-after insights. We’ll spotlight some of our Most Booked Female Speakers of 2023 to ignite your enthusiasm…
Dr. Rumman ChowdhuryResponsible AI Fellow, Harvard University, former Director of AI Ethics, Twitter
One of BBC’s 100 Women, Dr Rumman Chowdhury, is an expert on responsible and ethical AI.
The CEO and Founder of Humane Intelligence is fascinated by the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. “AI reflects the societal biases that we see in the institutions all around us… reflecting in scale all the harms we see in the world today.”
Forbes named Rumman Chowdhury, “one of five shaping AI.”
At just 23, Melati Wijsen is a dynamo of change.
Founding Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her sister at 12, she’s been at the forefront of youth-led environmental activism. A two-time TED speaker before 21, Wijsen has also graced stages like the UN and been celebrated by Forbes and TIME for her global impact.
Graduating high school early, she’s a beacon for change, founding YOUTHTOPIA which connects a global and diverse network of young change makers.
Melati WijsenFounder Bye Bye Plastic Bags and YOUTHTOPIA, one of the world's most influential Young Changemakers
Nina SchickAuthor, Entrepreneur and Advisor specialising in Generative AI
Nina Schick, a trailblazer in Generative AI, is reshaping our understanding of its impact on society.
Author of the groundbreaking ‘Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse’, she’s on a mission to make AI accessible to all. Schick explores how businesses benefit from using AI, urging governments to grasp its full potential and risks.
Having advised global figures like POTUS Joe Biden and ex-NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, her insights are sought after worldwide. Her influential voice has been praised in major publications and platforms, from Wired to the UN, challenging and inspiring minds globally.
Katja Diehl stands at the forefront of the mobility and logistics world, not just as an expert, but as a trailblazer recognized for her visionary ideas.
She’s been recognised as one of LinkedIn’s “25 Top Voices,” celebrated among the “100 women leaders in the mobility industry,” and distinguished as one of the “Remarkable Women in European Transport 2020.”
Diehl delves into the heart of the mobility revolution, asserting it’s more about humanity than technology, and champions diversity as the cornerstone of social transformation.
Katja DiehlExpert on Mobility
Margaret MitchellChief Ethics Scientist at Hugging Face
Margaret Mitchell is at the crossroads of machine learning and ethics, developing the blueprint for AI development with a conscience.
As Hugging Face’s Chief Ethics Scientist, Mitchell works on the pathways of ML development ecosystems, data governance, and ethical AI evaluation.
Mitchell founded and co-led Google’s Ethical AI group, a testament to her commitment to embedding ethics deeply within AI research and application at Google.
Dr. Joy Buolamwini is not just the brain behind the Algorithmic Justice League but an MIT researcher, model, and artist who challenges the norm.
Celebrated as the “Poet of Code,” Joy brings her critical eye to congressional discussions, advocating for just and transparent AI policies. Her unique blend of art and activism shines through in top-tier publications and fashion magazines alike, from The New York Times to Vogue. Central to the Emmy-nominated “Coded Bias,” she captivates over 100 million viewers, spotlighting the urgent need for ethical AI.
Her bestselling book, “Unmasking AI,” and advisory roles to global leaders, spotlight her mission against AI’s unintended harms.
Joy BuolamwiniSocial Impact Technologist and Algorithmic Bias Expert at MIT, Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
Dr. Ayesha KhannaCo-Founder and CEO of Addo, a global artificial intelligence solutions firm, Futurist, Author, Expert in Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Metaverse, Fintech and Disruptive Technologies
One of Singapore’s leading entrepreneurs, Dr. Ayesha Khanna is a trailblazer in the business and technology space. Forbes have recognised her as “one of four leading AI companies in Asia.”
The distinguished Asian FinTech influencer is the co-founder of an AI advisory firm. Her expertise makes her a coveted speaker globally, where she delves into the intricacies of future trends, smart cities, AI, and FinTech, engaging audiences with her profound insights and forward-thinking perspectives.
Roth has long been a key informant on pivotal gatherings like the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Geneva Motor Show, and high-level meetings of G7 and Euro finance ministers.
Throughout her career, she’s conversed with the minds leading today’s business world, from industry titans like Tesla’s Elon Musk to Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
Her forte lies in her talent for unraveling economic narratives into engaging, insightful stories.
Carolin RothBusiness Journalist, Moderator
Inma MartinezDigital Pioneer and Artificial Intelligence Scientist, Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Expert Group and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee at the GPAI, the G7/OECD global agency for the development and cooperation on AI
Inma Martinez is celebrated globally for her expertise as a digital strategist and data scientist, with a pioneering role in developing Wireless Access Protocol (WAP).
Her dynamic career spans advising governments and corporate boards, hands-on digital science projects, and shaping the future at Deep Science Ventures, the UK’s trailblazer in science-centric company incubation.
She delves into the realms of artificial intelligence, automation, man-machine synergy, and the rapid digital transformation of our daily lives and work.
Before transitioning to TV, Melisa Idris was at the helm of ‘The Morning Run’ on Malaysia’s independent BFM89.9, delving into finance, economy, and governance.
She’s discussed issues with luminaries like Yanis Varoufakis, Joseph Stiglitz, Zev Siegl, and David Suzuki, showcasing a broad spectrum of global insights.
Melisa’s transition from radio to TV marks a journey of engaging dialogue and distinguished interviews.
Melisa IdrisAssistant Vice President, Editor, at Malaysia’s 24-hour news and current affairs channel, Astro Awani.
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