Speaking

Jennifer Saavedra

Samantha brought the right balance of inspirational content and engaging delivery in her talk at Visa. Her panel discussed a range of topics from work-life balance, to career strategies for women in tech and business. Attendees left feeling motivated and armed with tools to help them succeed at work and in life.

- Jennifer Saavedra, Vice President, Visa University, Visa Corporation

2019-04-03T17:27:17+00:00

- Jennifer Saavedra, Vice President, Visa University, Visa Corporation

Samantha brought the right balance of inspirational content and engaging delivery in her talk at Visa. Her panel discussed a range of topics from work-life balance, to career strategies for women in tech and business. Attendees left feeling motivated and armed with tools to help them succeed at work and in life.

Adrienne Coulson

Samantha spoke to over 400 employees at Rakuten. She is full of amazing stories about women’s successes and failures in high tech. She helped inspire and engage our group in critical conversations about attracting and retaining women and setting them up to thrive in our industry. Samantha is a funny, engaging and very real speaker who the audience could relate to right away.

-   Adrienne Coulson, COO, eBates/Rakuten

2018-05-10T03:01:21+00:00

-   Adrienne Coulson, COO, eBates/Rakuten

Samantha spoke to over 400 employees at Rakuten. She is full of amazing stories about women’s successes and failures in high tech. She helped inspire and engage our group in critical conversations about attracting and retaining women and setting them up to thrive in our industry. Samantha is a funny, engaging and very real speaker who the audience could relate to right away.

Monique Devlin

Samantha was an engaged, dynamic and relatable speaker at our inaugural women’s event. With a great sense of humor, she brought a wealth of knowledge and insight about women in technology, work life balance, engaging and empowering girls and how we as a community have a responsibility to change things. It was a pleasure hosting her at a fireside chat to discuss these topics as well as her book, Geek Girl Rising. We are delighted to be part of the Sisterhood and look forward to hearing more from her.

- Monique Devlin, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Technology Corporate Banking

2017-12-19T20:02:59+00:00

- Monique Devlin, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Technology Corporate Banking

Samantha was an engaged, dynamic and relatable speaker at our inaugural women’s event. With a great sense of humor, she brought a wealth of knowledge and insight about women in technology, work life balance, engaging and empowering girls and how we as a community have a responsibility to change things. It was a pleasure hosting her at a fireside chat to discuss these topics as well as her book, Geek Girl Rising. We are delighted to be part of the Sisterhood and look forward to hearing more from her.

Ilyana Kuziemko

Samantha spoke to a group of students at Princeton University about the challenges women face in high-status occupations. She was candid, funny and immediately connected with our students. Many students stayed after the event to talk to Samantha, and she was very generous with her time.

-  Ilyana Kuziemko, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

2017-12-19T19:53:37+00:00

-  Ilyana Kuziemko, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Samantha spoke to a group of students at Princeton University about the challenges women face in high-status occupations. She was candid, funny and immediately connected with our students. Many students stayed after the event to talk to Samantha, and she was very generous with her time.

Vicki Howell

Samantha Walravens brought candor, sincerity and key facts to a fireside chat on work-life integration at California's largest conference for women - The Watermark Conference for Women. It was our pleasure hosting her and we hope to have her back at our sister conferences around the U.S.

– Vicki Howell, Program Director, Watermark Conference for Women

2017-04-18T23:24:25+00:00

– Vicki Howell, Program Director, Watermark Conference for Women

Samantha Walravens brought candor, sincerity and key facts to a fireside chat on work-life integration at California's largest conference for women - The Watermark Conference for Women. It was our pleasure hosting her and we hope to have her back at our sister conferences around the U.S.

Beverly O’Toole

Samantha was an engaging speaker. She really connected with the audience at Goldman Sachs and offered valuable tools to manage work, life and family.

– Beverly O’Toole, Managing Director and General Counsel, Goldman Sachs

2016-04-19T13:35:46+00:00

– Beverly O’Toole, Managing Director and General Counsel, Goldman Sachs

Samantha was an engaging speaker. She really connected with the audience at Goldman Sachs and offered valuable tools to manage work, life and family.

Christine Merrit

Samantha spoke to an audience at Google's main campus in Mountain View about the core concepts and work-life strategies outlined in her book TORN. The talk was both insightful and encouraging. Work-life balance is an ongoing topic for many parents and having Samantha speak was of great value to all who attended.

- Christine Merritt, Head of U.S. Channel Sales, Google

2016-04-19T13:35:10+00:00

- Christine Merritt, Head of U.S. Channel Sales, Google

Samantha spoke to an audience at Google's main campus in Mountain View about the core concepts and work-life strategies outlined in her book TORN. The talk was both insightful and encouraging. Work-life balance is an ongoing topic for many parents and having Samantha speak was of great value to all who attended.

Randi Rosenbluth

Samantha did fantastic job presenting the reality of being a mother and juggling a career. Many mothers will see themselves in the true and touching stories shepresents in her talk and her book, TORN.

- Randi Rosenbluth, Society of Women Engineers

2016-04-15T13:37:03+00:00

- Randi Rosenbluth, Society of Women Engineers

Samantha did fantastic job presenting the reality of being a mother and juggling a career. Many mothers will see themselves in the true and touching stories shepresents in her talk and her book, TORN.

Maria Goldsholl

Our audience was so pleased with the the webinar Samantha did for Mom Corps. It was one of our best-rated sessions. People are desperate to know that others can relate to their work-life struggle, and Samantha's book TORN has been a godsend to them!

- Maria Goldsholl, COO, Mom Corps

2016-04-16T13:36:24+00:00

- Maria Goldsholl, COO, Mom Corps

Our audience was so pleased with the the webinar Samantha did for Mom Corps. It was one of our best-rated sessions. People are desperate to know that others can relate to their work-life struggle, and Samantha's book TORN has been a godsend to them!

Book Samantha to speak at your organization today! 

Samantha will work with you to create a presentation or workshop that suits your needs. Topics include career strategies for women, work-life balance, diversity & inclusion in tech, and more. To book Sam, contact Rebecca Lang at St. Martin’s Press.

Sam has presented at organizations including:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Goldman Sachs
  • UBS
  • Visa
  • Wells Fargo
  • Deloitte
  • Northern Trust
  • Rakuten
  • Ellie Mae
  • Duane Morris, LLP
  • Princeton University
  • UC Berkeley
  • Lehigh University
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • SXSW (South by Southwest)
  • The Watermark Conference for Women
  • The Press Club, Denver Colorado
  • Edgewood Center for Children & Families, San Francisco
  • MomCorps

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