International Women's Day

Top Female Speakers To Book For International Women’s Day 2024 Worldwide

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual celebration of female achievements, historic struggles, and the prejudice still prevalent in society. In the workplace, women continue to be underpaid and under-appreciated, despite efforts to improve corporate diversity.


When is International Women’s Day 2024?

International Women’s Day will be celebrated on the 8th of March 2024, with the theme of #InspireInclusion.

It takes place annually during Women’s History Month, to inspire women across the globe. From the workplace to the home, International Women’s Day aims to empower women of all backgrounds and cultures, supporting their dreams and aspirations through equal opportunities.


In a world where 42% of women have faced gender discrimination at work and 40 economies around the world have laws preventing women from joining the workforce, it is more important than ever that we continue to celebrate the achievements made by women throughout history and champion gender equality not only on International Women’s Day but all year round.


Top Female Speakers to Book For International Women’s Day 2024

Ahead of International Women’s Day, we conducted a survey in which we asked our clients to rank our speakers, with the below speakers topping the charts! Browse our speakers to see which would be the perfect fit for your IWD celebration.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson quote “anything is possible… part of it is how much you want to do it!”

Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the UK’s greatest para-athletes. She earned an outstanding 11 Gold medals during her long career, a feat that solidified Tanni’s passion for equal representation in sports. Having also set 30 World Records and been appointed as a Life Peer, Tanni uses her prominence to raise awareness of disabilities, gender rights and representation in sports. Twice named the Sports Woman of the Year by The Sunday Times and awarded the Pride of Britain Special Award, book Tanni for IWD 2024 to inspire future para-athletes.

Dame Inga Beale

Inga Beale quote “ugly sweaty men become CEOs all the time, ugly sweaty men do not.”

As the first female CEO in Lloyds of London’s 328-year long history, Inga Beale is leading the equality revolution in business. She is a vocal supporter of inclusion – at International Women’s Day events, Inga empowers female audiences to dominate industries. Ranked first on the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executive Powerlist, Inga inspired as the first female and openly bisexual person to be listed. Having also worked as a member of the Stonewall Development Council and as a Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, it is without a doubt that Inga will have a resounding impact at IWD 2024 events.

Brigadier Nicky Moffat CBE

Nicky Moffat quote “it is not just about being good enough… you have to be better than the competition.”

In the military, the lack of female representation is an ongoing issue. Nicky Moffat, the once Highest-Ranking Woman in the British Army, is determined to change that, one IWD speech and campaign at a time. Formerly the Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, Nicky knows what it takes to thrive under pressure, and has paved the way for future female members of the forces. Named as one of BBC’s 100 Women and selected as the Life Vice President of the Women’s Royal Army Corps Association, book Nicky for IWD 2024 events as an inspirational woman who broke glass ceilings in a male-dominated sector.

Ebony Rainford-Brent MBE

Ebony Rainford-Brent quote “you might ruffle a few feathers, but they are important feathers to be ruffled…”

Ebony Rainford-Brent was the first Black woman to represent England in international cricket. She has also acted as the Director of Women’s Cricket at Surrey, the Cricket Programmes Manager at The Lord Taverners and the Captain of the Surrey cricket team. During International Women’s Day, it is important to recognise the plights of women from different backgrounds, making Ebony the perfect choice to inspire women of all walks of life to participate in sports and increase representation.

Thais Compoint

Thais Compoint quote “inclusive leadership is not a destination. It is a journey that requires humility, curiosity and courage.”

Thais Compoint is an internationally renowned gender equality advocate, who was named the 2020 Top Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader. She works with business leaders to cultivate an inclusive culture, having founded and now acting as the CEO of Déclic International. Formerly, she has worked as the Global Inclusion and Collaboration Busines Partner for Cisco, Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Coca Cola Enterprises and the Diversity Manager for VIMCI. A true expert in diversity and inclusion, awarded with the 2020 Top Global Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Award, book Thais to create inclusive conversations on IWD 2024.

Susie Wolff MBE

Susie Wolff quote “we have to stop this stereotype that for girls, it’s about being in pink. We need to teach kids to think outside the box, to dare girls to be different.”

Awarded an MBE for her services to women in sport, Susie Wolff is changing the face of motorsports. She was the first woman in over two decades to take part in the British Grand Prix and is the Team Principal of VENTURI Formula E. Alongside being Team Principal, Susie also founded Dare to Be Different, an initiative to include more women in motorsports and other sports in general. Having formerly spoken for the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Williams Racing, book Susie for IWD to inspire future female athletes.

Alexandra Palt

Alexandra Palt quote “equality is never just beneficiary for women, equality profits the national economies, the world economy.”

Alexandra Palt is the mastermind behind Women4Climate, a global initiative that empowers the next generation of female climate champions. She is a passionate advocate for gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace, currently working as the Executive Vice President of the L’Oreal Foundation and the Chief Sustainability Officer of L’Oreal. Throughout her career, Alexandra has not only made it her mission to make the world more sustainable, but also to improve equality. Having helped to launch the Preparing Young Women to Lead Program, book Alexandra Palt for International Women’s Day to inspire gender equality in business.

Baroness Oona King

Oona King Quote: "If you turn on British TV, there will be two men for one woman – maximum – at any time... so you can’t say it’s just politics!"

Influential political figure and inclusion advocate, Oona King, is a passionate supporter of female rights. She was a Labour MP from 1997 to 2005, a role in which she campaigned for equal opportunities and improved representation in British politics, becoming the second Black woman elected to Parliament. Now the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Snap Inc, Oona inspires all with the glass ceilings she has broken on her way to the top of her sector. Named on the Powerlist of the Most Influential People of African/African Caribbean Descent and as one of the 100 Great Black Britons, book Oona King for International Women’s Day as an inspirational female politician.

Justine Roberts CBE

Justine Roberts

Justine Roberts is famed as the founder of Mumsnet and Gransnet, forum websites that support new parents and grandparents. Named on the Women’s Hour Powerlist of the Most Powerful Women in the UK and as one of the 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World by Richtopia, it is without a doubt that Justine has inspired female entrepreneurs around the globe. Through her innovative websites, Justine has paved the way for many new parents, supplying guidance, top tips and help with concerns. Book Justine as an IWD speaker to inspire other budding female entrepreneurs.

Ife Thomas

Ife Thomas Quote

Ife Thomas is the Managing Director of MindWorkOut and the Founder of the National Network of Chartered Accountants, famed for her motivational speaking on everything from conscious parenting to building confidence. The author of Powerlift Your Career: Everything You Need to Succeed, sharing tips on how people can maximise their personal and professional lives, Ife also created the Confidence Star as a means of creating confidence in children. When booked for IWD 2024 events, Ife is perfectly positioned to speak on diversity, inclusion, neurodiversity, mental health and self-confidence as a motivational female speaker.

Book Speakers for International Women’s Day 2024

To enquire about booking International Women’s Day speakers for your 2024 International Women’s Day event, simply contact us via our online contact form or call a booking agent on 0203 9158 282.

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