Gabrielle Scrimshaw – Keynote Speaker

Native American Activist & Inclusion Expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Maybe Principle: Planting Seeds of Change
  • Building an Inclusive Culture
  • Supporting Educators on their Native American Education Journey
  • Youth & Campus
  • Educator Professional Development
  • Women In Leadership



  • English


Gabrielle Scrimshaw is an inspiring speaker who has headlined hundreds of events across the globe. Growing up in a small Native American community in Northern Canada, Gabrielle overcame tremendous adversity. Raised by a single father, she lived in a community challenged by substance abuse and suicide. She went on to become a first-generation student, and today
has an MBA from Stanford and is a Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

Gabrielle Scrimshaw is the co-founder of the Indigenous Professional Association and is an expert on diversity, leadership, and social justice. She is a regular contributor for North America’s largest national media outlets, and has been profiled by the New York Times and Forbes.

A trusted media commentator on issues of inclusion and social change, Gabrielle’s inspiring life story will move your audience and motivate them to dream bigger. Audiences have termed her ‘riveting’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘had the audience hanging on every word.’ Having a career that spanned the private, non-profit, and government sectors, Gabrielle has the ability to connect and inspire diverse audiences of all sizes.

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