Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Having worked and travelled in over 100 countries, Stephenie has spoken and presented at international conferences on women’s leadership, politics and international women’s rights. Stephenie connects with your audience, understands your issues in context and delivers information on target with your conference agenda. Her passion for gender equity issues and international work combined with her background in law and public policy enable her to provide focused, enlivened speeches that inspire and engage. Stephenie’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to: women and foreign policy, women and national security, women’s leadership, and women’s economic and political empowerment.

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Recent Events

Speaker, “Take Action: National Voter Registration Day,” University of Richmond College Democrats, virtual, September 20, 2022.

Moderator, “Legacy and the Role of Women’s Voices in Shaping Generation Amazing and the Future of Sports for Development,” Concordia Summit, New York, New York, September 20, 2022.

Speaker, “Taking Action for Pay Equity and Equal Representation of Women in Leadership,” EDGEtalks, EDGE Certified Foundation, virtual, September 15, 2022.

Keynote Speaker, “The Importance of Women’s Leadership,” Empowering Roma Women, International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, September 13, 2022.

Keynote Speaker, “Take Action: Fighting for Women & Girls,” General Federation of Women’s Clubs Annual Board Dinner, Washington, DC, August 18, 2022.

Speaker, “Conversation with the Author: How to Take Action for Women and Girls,” Circle of Sisterhood, virtual, August 2, 2022.

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Sagamore Beach Colony Club Arts on the Beach, Sagamore Beach, MA, July 29, 2022.

Speaker, “A Framework for Advocacy & Action,” Mikva Challenge Summer Fellows, Washington, DC, July 22, 2022.

Speaker/Workshop Facilitator, “Advocacy 101: Take Action, Make Change,” Girl Up Leadership Summit, Virtual, July 13, 2022.

Moderator, “Security in the Western Hemisphere,” Concordia Americas Summit, Miami, FL, July 13, 2022.

Speaker/Workshop Leader, “Leadership, Advocacy and Coalition Building,” Women in Politics and Civil Society International Visitor Leadership Program, American Councils for International Education, Washington, DC, June 15, 2022.

Speaker, “Opportunities for Future Strategy Within the Human Domain” National War College, virtual, June 1, 2022.

Guest Speaker, “Legislative Advocacy,” NEW Leadership Program, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, virtual, May 25, 2022.

Speaker, “Women Changemakers: Social and Business Entrepreneurs Remaking Communities,” International Visitor Leadership Program, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, May 17, 2022.

Keynote Speaker, PLEN Global Policy Seminar, Washington, DC, May 16, 2022.

Briefing, “Take Action: Women in Leadership During Crisis,” San Francisco Gender Breakfast, virtual, May 11, 2022.

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Launch of Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, Washington, DC, May 6, 2022. 

Guest Lecturer, “Advocating for Women and Girls Globally,” Course: Women, Peace and Security, Harvard University Extension School, virtual, May 2, 2022.

Speaker, “Women: Conflict, Peace & Security,” Soroptimists International, virtual, April 28, 2022.

Panelist, “Girl Talk: How to Be an Advocate for Climate Justice,” Girl Up, virtual, March 31, 2022.

Speaker, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Silver Spring, MD, March 24, 2022.

Speaker, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Way Forward Lunch Break, Cleveland (Ohio) Leadership Center, virtual, March 23, 2022. Link to the video.

Speaker, “Advocacy for Women and Girls,” Mikva Challenge Election in Action Fellows, virtual, March 16, 2022. 

Speaker, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” World Affairs Council of Greater Reading, virtual, March 16, 2022.  Link to the video.

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Hogan Lovells, virtual, March 3, 2022. 

Panelist, “The Book In You,” International Women’s Forum (IWF) –  DC, virtual, February 23, 2022. Link to the video.

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Baroness Goudie Blog Event, virtual, February 17, 2022. Link to the video.

Additional Engagements

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Nina McLemore, Washington, DC, December 11, 2021. Link to the video.

Fireside Chat, “Discussion with Jon Finer,” Insights @ Meridian, Meridian international Center, Washington, DC, December 7, 2021.

Fireside Chat, “The Long War: The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan Since 9/11,” Washington, DC, December 4, 2021.

Book Talk, “When Women Lead — Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Colombian American Association, New York, NY, November 17, 2021.

Panelist, “Navigating Your Career in Global Gender Advocacy,” Women’s Foreign Policy Group, virtual, November 16, 2021. Link to the video.

Moderator, “Business for Climate Justice: Driving a Green Transition for All,” Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, virtual, November 15, 2021. Link to the video.

Interviewer, “Climate Innovation Intersections: Energy and Beyond,” The New York Times Climate Hub, Glasgow, Scotland, November 8, 2021.

Moderator, “Everyone’s Claim, Nobody’s Responsibility: Sustainable Ocean Governance,” The New York Times Climate Hub, Glasgow, Scotland, November 8, 2021. Link to the video.

Facilitator, “All for One, One for All: Supercharging Individual Climate Action,” The New York Times Climate Hub, Glasgow, Scotland, November 8, 2021.

Moderator, “Feminist Action for Climate Change in Latin America,” Women’s Foreign Policy Group, virtual, November 4, 2021. Link to the video.

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” American University Women & Politics Institute, “Women on Wednesdays,” virtual, November 3, 2021. Link to the video.

Panelist, “Bringing Young Women to the Policy Making Table,” Generation Democracy Global Member Advisory Board Assembly, International Republican Institute, Washington, DC, November 3, 2021.

Book Talk, “Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls,” Circle of Sisterhood, virtual, October 24, 2021.

Speaker/Book Talk, “Advocating for Women and Girls Globally,” Harvard Extension Student International Relations Club, virtual, October 16, 2021.

Keynote Speaker, “Girls’ Education: A Global Perspective,” Girls’ Education: Driving Leadership for the 21st Century, Room to Read India, virtual, October 11, 2021.

Guest Lecturer, “Overview of Advocacy Landscape and Importance of a Gender Perspective in Policy Development,” Policy and Gender Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University/Heinz College, Washington, DC, September 25, 2021.

Panelist, “Women, Peace and Security: The U.S. Perspective,” Canadian Global Affairs Institute, virtual, July 22, 2021.

Speaker, “Leadership, Advocacy and Coalition Building,” Women in Politics and Civil Society, International Visitor Leadership Program, Meridian International Center, virtual, May 26, 2021.

Panelist, “Women, Democracy and Global Politics, PLEN Women in Global Policy, virtual, May 19, 2021.

Guest Lecturer, “Using UN Mechanisms to Advance Gender Equality,” Course: Women, Peace and Security, Harvard University Extension School, virtual, April 19, 2021.

Panelist, “Empowering, Enhancing, and Mainstreaming Women’s Inclusion in Parliament,” House Democracy Partnership/National Democratic Institute (NDI), virtual, April 8, 2021.

Panelist, “Women Trailblazers: Hear Their Stories,” Girl Scouts National Capital Region, virtual, March 30, 2021. Link to the video here.

Moderator, Daring Circle Panel, “The Green She-Recovery,” Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, virtual, March 25, 2021. Link to the video here.

Moderator, “Building Back Better: The Role of Women in the Recovery,” Baroness Goudie Blog Breakfast, virtual, March 25, 2021. Link to Baroness Goudie’s blog about the event.

Panelist, “Implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles in Fragile & Conflict Affected Countries,” Committed to Good (CTG), virtual, March 15, 2021. Link to the video here.

Speaker, “Celebration of International Women’s Day,” Post Advisory Group, virtual, March 8, 2021.

Panelist, “Empowering, Enhancing, and Mainstreaming Women’s Inclusion in Parliament,” House Democracy Partnership/National Democratic Institute (NDI), virtual, February 26, 2021.

Speaker, “Feminist Foreign Policy,” World Affairs Council of Connecticut, virtual, February 10, 2021. Link to video here, and the podcast here.