Sheen Allen has an incredible story of success in an industry that is difficult for everyone and even more difficult for minorities, women, and female founders. Listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30, Sheena started Sheena Allen Apps as a non-technical founder garnering millions of downloads. From there she created her 2nd big startup, CapWay, a neobank to serve underbanked and unbanked segments with financial services and education and she is just getting started.
You are ready for your next big event, budgets are approved, expectations are set, and now it’s time to find the perfect speakers. There are risks with taking a shot on new speakers you have met or even worse, Googled. In this post, I will take you through 5 reasons you should use a speakers bureau for your next event.
As we enter into Pride Month, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some of the amazing speakers at Gravity Speakers that are driving change in the LGBTQ+ community. Change requires support throughout the entire social ecosystem and this collection of six change makers is each supporting a unique function. As society and business continue to become more complex, diversity and inclusion are hot topics. Change is a constant and one of the best ways to adapt to change is diversity. These six speakers represent a holistic set of voices supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
In a world of constant change and new demands, entrepreneurs, creatives, and employees are experiencing constant stress and this is creating a lack of wellness that is permeating our society. When people think of wellness they often think of health, but by many definitions, wellness has a number of contributing factors beyond health. I recently got to talk to Jonas Koffler, bestselling author of Hustle, speaker, co-founder of Radical Wellness Inc and The Mental Wellness Summit, and social innovator about the epidemic of our time which is a lack of wellness.
In a world of socio-economic issues, gender equity is an issue millions of people must deal with globally. It often feels like social issues are not the same as business issues. The cold hard fact is that businesses are in business for profit and social issues rarely garner the focus or resources needed to resolve them. I recently talked with Katica Roy, Gender Economist, CEO and Founder of Pipeline an AI-driven platform for gender equity. She shared her passion with me for turning this issue into an opportunity for organizations.
One of the things we embrace at Gravity Speakers is giving a voice and platform to underrepresented groups. Often times these underrepresented groups display incredible courage, overcoming the odds and systems that work against them and alienate them. We are proud to have an amazing group of African-American speakers, leaders, and activists in our network of speakers. Let’s take a look at some Black leaders in history and how their principles of leadership are still present in the next generation of black leadership.
At Gravity Speakers we aren’t just representing the top thought leaders and speakers from around the globe, we purposefully seek out the exceptional yet underrepresented voices that need to be heard.
With an incredible 2018 behind us, we thought we would share the highlights of last year and the exciting things coming for Gravity Speakers in 2019.
In a world of political dissonance, fake news, and misinformation, it was my extreme pleasure to sit and talk with Dan Walters, California current events and political expert.
It’s time to rethink how you use 3rd parties to solve your business problems. Consultants can push your business into seeing things in a new way, but so can speakers. The difference is speakers don’t need countless hours, meetings, and access to all aspects of your business. Gravity Speakers can help you select speakers who address the issues your business is having or areas you want to strengthen within your organization.