Michele is a gifted communicator with an inspiring story of resilience, hope, and impact. She has shared her stories and insights in front of thousands around the world at events including TED, Dreamforce, SXSW, The Atlantic Festival, Global Citizen Festival, and many more.

We invite you to watch Michele’s story of determination and resilience in this inspiring talk at TEDWomen. In this candid talk, she speaks about the challenges she has overcome in life, highlighting the importance of acceptance and helping others succeed in the face of their unique challenges.

 

Speaking Topics

INSPIRATION, EMPOWERMENT, MOTIVATION, AND RESILIENCE

LIVE TO IMPACT OTHERS

SOCIAL IMPACT, INCLUDING THE POWER OF INVESTING IN GIRLS & WOMEN

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

POWER OF COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIP

INTERSECTIONALITY BY DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Notable Experiences

MAY 2019 | Circular Summit, powered by Alice
Goal and business planning to accelerate growth for high-growth female founders.

SEPT 2018 | The Atlantic Festival
Keynote address on the impact of advocacy grants

SEPT 2018 | Dreamforce
Keynote address on the power of resilience

AUG 2018 | Plywood Presents
Keynote address to social entrepreneurs on the strategic impact of disruptive collaboration

MAY 2018 | Bentonville Film Festival
Keynote address on the importance of Understanding Intersectionality

APRIL 2018 | Lincoln Leadership Dinner
Private meeting with Cherie Blair of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

MARCH 2018 | SXSW
Principle panelist on panel of experts discussing the connection between lack of water access and poverty and the impact on women and girls; launch of the Value of Water global awareness campaign

• Hub Culture Live interview on the launch of the Foundation’s Value of Water campaign

FEB 2018 | Busy Bees Academy in Kigali, Rwanda
Remarks during school-wide honorary guest reception for Michele and her partner delegation

NOV 2017 | Glamour Feature
Interview with Michele in magazine feature alongside Ava Duvernay, Robin Wright, and Gayle Smith

OCT 2017 | Future of the Girl Campaign Launch with Glamour
Launch of #AskLikeAGirl campaign from the stage of Glamour’s International Day of the Girl Celebration

SEPT 2017 | Global Goals Week
Speaking engagements with other influencers to raise awareness of the Foundation’s work on behalf of women around the world

• Power, Influence + Gender Dinner, September 2017: Remarks alongside Robin Wright and Sue Desmond-Hellman in front of an audience of influential women and business leaders

JULY 2017 | Cosmopolitan’s Women @ Work Interview

Interview with Michele and other inspirational women on advice for women entering the workforce

MAY 2017 | Comcast Diversity in Tech Summit

Keynote address on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

CAREERS & the DisABLED

Magazine Awards Michele received the annual award and provided remarks during the award ceremony

APRIL 2017 | Brown University

Keynote address to the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs on The Role of the Private Sector and Foundations in Policy and Foreign Affairs

 

Endorsements

Michele is full of wisdom and wit! She has goal setting tips that every business owner needs to learn - while bringing the levity of laughter and storytelling to the audience.
— Elizabeth Gore | President & Chairwoman, Alice
Michele Sullivan graced the stage at Salesforce annual user conference, Dreamforce Women’s Network Reception, and she was phenomenal. Michele’s raw and candid anecdotes inspired those listening to reach higher than they knew they could. Her journey to equality is unique, but her perseverance and drive struck a chord with all 1,300 women and allies in the audience. From growing up as a person with a disability to how she advocates for women’s rights and education, her experiences are unique, but her messages, desires, and takeaways were relatable and connected to those around her in a way that only Michele could. I’m excited for her upcoming book.
— Molly Q. Ford | Senior Director, Global Equality Programs, Office of Equality, Salesforce
Michele’s experiences connect with and inspire our diverse student population. She is the type of leader they are eager to learn from. Whether it be large or small, she continues to invest in our students and programs. We are grateful for the impact Michele continues to have on our college and community.
— Matthew O'Brien, Ph.D. | Interim Dean, Foster College of Business, Bradley University
Dynamic. Inspirational. Empowering!

Michelle’s message focused on the power of resiliency and inspired everyone to face adversity by “Looking Up” with positivity.

Michelle’s presentation was one of the best talks I’ve experienced and her presentation brought the participants literally to their feet with a standing ovation.
— Joy Miller, PhD, LCPC, MAC | National Resiliency Conference CEO

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