activist Speakers

Causes matter. One may even argue that they add to the human experience and demonstrate deep caring. For some, understanding the best way to stand up for a cause or to effect change in a specific area can be a challenge. Learning first hand from activists across a variety of focus areas can help; hearing their stories can encourage action and provide inspiration for moving forward. WSB’s roster of community organizers and activist speakers span a variety of different backgrounds, sure to inspire your audience.

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José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

Over $70,000
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Jill Ellis

All-Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History; Legendary Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and President, National Women’s Soccer League San Diego

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Katie Couric

Founder, Katie Couric Media

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Mallory Weggemann

2020 and 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist, NBC Sports Winter Paralympics Correspondent, Author, and Equality Activist

Under $25,000
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Obi Felten

Innovation expert; Technologist; Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO of youth mental health startup Flourish Labs; Head of Moonshot Projects at Google X (2012-2021)

$25K - $40K
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Richard Fowler

American Storyteller; Cable News Commentator; Journalist 

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Brooke Goldstein

Human Rights Attorney, Author, and Award-Winning Filmmaker

Under $25,000
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Reggie Butler

Founder and CEO, Performance Paradigm

$25K - $40K
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Geena Davis

Academy Award-Winning Actor; Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

$40K - $70K
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Andy Murray

Men’s Tennis Champion (Davis Cup, Wimbledon, US Open, Olympics)

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Elizabeth Smart

Abduction Survivor, Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Inspiring Communicator of Hope

Under $25,000
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Erin Gruwell

Educator and Founder, Freedom Writers Foundation

Under $25,000
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Sheila Johnson

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Co-founder, Black Entertainment Television and President, WNBA's Washington Mystics

$40K - $70K
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Donna Brazile

American Political Strategist; ABC News Contributor, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and New York Times Best-selling Author

Under $25,000
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Rebecca Alexander

Award-winning Author, Psychotherapist, Extreme Athlete, Fitness Industry Leader, and Disability Rights Advocate

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Kahlil Greene

Yale’s First Black Student Body President

Under $25,000
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Kelley O’Hara

Defender, USWNT; Two-Time World Cup Champion; 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

$25K - $40K
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Richard Lui

MSNBC/NBC News Anchor; Civil Rights Reporter; Author; Filmmaker

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Jenna Arnold

Bestselling Author, Raising Our Hands ; Activist, Nat’l Organizer of the Women’s March; Education and Media Specialist at the United Nations

Under $25,000
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Martha McSally

America’s 1st Female Combat Fighter Pilot; U.S. Senator and Representative (2015-2020); Author

$25K - $40K
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Lauren Leader

Founder, All In Together; Activist, Author, and Mobilizer of Women

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Tina Opie

Founder, Shared Sisterhood; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School

$25K - $40K
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Ashley Allison

CEO, Turner Conoly Group; Senior Biden Harris Campaign Official; Civil Rights and Political Strategist

Under $25,000

Didn’t find the activist speaker you were looking for? WSB works with many of the industry’s top speakers each year. Our team of experienced speaker agents is committed to helping you find the perfect speaker for your event. Please contact us for a custom proposal.