Meggie Palmer – Keynote Speaker

Confidence Creator and Serial Entrepreneur

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Specialist Subjects

  • Imposter Syndrome
  • The Confidence Gap
  • Driving Change Using Technology
  • Negotiation
  • Gender Equality


  • English


Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator & serial entrepreneur. She helps companies retain diverse & high potential talent.

Meggie founded PepTalkHer with the mission of closing the gender pay gap. The PepTalkHer App helps you track your career successes. It uses artificial intelligence to coach confidence & negotiation and to give you a pep talk when you need it most.

The PepTalkHer team also runs corporate programming for brands including JP Morgan & Revlon. They work in house with companies to retain high potential staff running programs around confidence, negotiation & fostering an inclusive workplace.

She’s grown the passionate and devoted PepTalkHer community to more than 25,000 people and has thousands of women earn more money than they thought possible (including an $83k raise.)

Meggie lectures at Columbia University & Barnard College and writes about gender & diversity for Vogue, Marie Claire, Women’s Agenda & News Corp.

In her former life, she was an international foreign correspondent and director working in Syria,Zimbabwe, Italy and beyond. She’s filed for global broadcasters including BBC World News, CNBC, SBS Dateline, Channel 7, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

In 2017, she travelled to Damascus for Dateline to produce a World Exclusive interview with Bashar Al Assad, which was nominated for a 2017 Logies Award. Meggie’s dodged falling buildings in Nepal during the 2015 earthquake, investigated the justice system for teenagers sent to Rikers Island in New York and has uncovered corruption and money laundering in Papua New Guinea.

She’s been awarded multiple times for her work in journalism including a Walkley Award, a New York Festival TV & Film Award, a UN Media Award and was named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year.

A serial entrepreneur, her first business was Sliding Door Media, a company that trains Executives from across the world to harness the power of story to communicate like superstars.

Meggie Palmer sits on several not for profit boards and is a passionate volunteer lifesaver and proud member of The Wing. She really, really loves pasta & challenges anyone to beat her in a spaghetti Bolognese eating competition!

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