Keynote Addresses

A recent keynote for Standing Firm, Pittsburgh.

Select Keynote Addresses, Speeches, Panels

Books & Browse Panel, Journalism & Women Symposium, Moderator, New Orleans, La., September 14, 2024 

TEDX Wilmette Salon & Discussion, “Truth Is A Dare,” Wilmette, Ill. , April 14, 2024 

Sarah’s Inn, “Together Strong,” Moderator, Oak Park, Ill., April 20, 2024

TEDX Wilmette, “Truth Is A Dare,” April 2023 

Moderator, Host, “Brainwashed: Sex. Camera. Power,” Facets Multimedia Chicago, December 4, 2022. 

Moderator, Books & Browse Panel,  Journalism & Women Symposium, September 10, 2022. 

Moderator, Event Host, “Together We Inspire,” Interview with Tom Dart, Cook County Sheriff, Sarah’s Inn, April 27. 2022  

Keynote, “Celebrating Our Voices,” Women In Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, April 22, 2022

Moderator, Books & Browse I and II, Journalism & Women Symposium Annual Camp, October 2021

Keynote, “We Are Them, She Is One Of Us,” Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, October 2021

Non-Fiction Memoir Panel, Printers Row Literary Festival, September 2021

Virtual Panel, “Together We Inspire,” Sarah’s Inn, May 2021

Virtual Keynote, Deborah’s Place, May, 2020

NU Summer Writers Workshop August 2019

“Together We Inspire,” Sarah’s Inn, May 2019

Breaking The Silence Luncheon, Goodman Jewish Family Services, January 2019

“Write Across Chicago” Panel, Society of Midland Authors, October 2018

NU Summer Writers Workshop 2018

NU Council of 100 2017 November 2017

Powertopia: No, Bro: Tackling Gender Discrimination in Tech and Beyond, November 2017

NU Summer Writers Workshop 2017

Nu Summer Writers Workshop 2016

NU Summer Writers Workshop 2015

Alpha Chi Omega National Conference
American Association of University Women
American Bar Association Women
Amnesty International, NU Chapter
Association of Area Business Publications
Association for Educators in Journalism
Association for Women Journalists
Associated Press Managing Editors
Baton Rouge Business Journal
Between Friends, Chicago
Bill Adams Memorial Foundation
Brunch for Books, Oak Brook, Il.
Cambridge University Gates Scholars

Center Against Family Violence, El Paso
Chicago Women in Publishing
Chicago Foundation for Women
Children’s Memorial Guild
Commission on the Status of Women
City of Fargo, N.D.
Community Policing Institute, Minneapolis
Denver Press Club
Evanston Historical Society
Evanston Hospital
Family Services, DuPage County
Family Shelter Services, Washington, D.C.
Family Services, State of Mass.
Family Shelters of Naples, Fla.

Family Violence Coordinating Council Ill.
Family Violence Council of Cook County
FCA Annual Conference
FEMALE (3 Illinois chapters)
Florida Magazine Association
Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, Indiana
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Friends of Battered Women & Children
Glenbrook High School

Goodman Jewish Family Services
Gottlieb Hospital
Hazelden Women’s Wellness Conference
Hinsdale Women’s Club
Hunterdon County Shelter Services
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Illinois Woman’s Press Association
Illinois Council on Family Violence
International Conference on Violence, Can.
Indiana Coalition Against Violence
Journalism & Women Symposium
Junior League, DuPage County
Lake Austin Spa

Loyola University School of Law

Louisiana Business Publications
March of Dimes Annual Conference


Medill Talks, Northwestern

Metro State College, Boulder, Colorado
Midwest Business Writers Association
Milwaukee Press Club
Miraval Spa & Resort, Tucson, Az.
Mount Sinai Hospital
National Association of Women Writers

National Foundation for Press Women

Newton, Mass. Shelter Services
Nineteenth Century Women’s Club
Northbrook Women’s Club
Northwestern Summer Writers Conference
Northwestern’s Hobart Residential College
Northwestern Leadership Conference
Northwestern University Women’s Center
Northwestern Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Northwestern University Alumnae
North Suburban Library Systems
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park-River Forest High School
Off-Campus Writer’s Workshop
Oak Brook Women’s Club
Ontario Women’s Law Enforcement
Ozaukee Domestic Violence Council
PACES (5 Illinois chapters)
Pillars Community Services
Portland (Ore.) Domestic Violence Conf.

Printers Row Literary Festival

Public Relations Society of America
Queen of Peace High School
River Forest Public Library
Rocky Mountain News
Robert Crown Center Women’s Club
Roosevelt Middle School, River Forest
Rush/ Oak Park Hospital

Quill Society
Sarah’s Inn, Oak Park
Society of Midland Authors
Society Professional Journalists- Denver
Society of Professional Journalists-Milw.
South Suburban Family Shelter

Southern Utah University

Standing Firm, Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Suburban Newspapers of America
Take Back the Night Foundation

TEDX Northwestern U 2014

The Second Step, Massachusetts
Tuesday’s Child, Chicago
The National Library Association
The House of the Good Shepherd
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care
The Adult Education of St. Isaac Jogues

The OpEd Project
U.S. Dept. of Justice Violence Against Women
University of Alabama Women’s Center

University of California- Irvine
Wheaton Newcomers Club
Willard School, River Forest
WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger)
Wise Women Series, Lake Austin Spa
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Women’s Legacy Project

Women’s Peacepower Conference
Women, Action & The Media
Writers & Editors One-On-One Conference


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