Top Women Speakers for your Event

Whilst International Womens Day has already passed for another year, at Ovations we believe It's never too late to celebrate the bold women that continue to break boundaries, lead our organisations, and continue to inspire us every day of the year.

If you would like a speaker that will make your live or virtual event unforgettable have a chat with us about the women who continue to create awe-inspiring presentations, even in these challenging times.

Leadership Speakers

  • Lisa McInnes-Smith

    Do your people need to make a tangible shift - a shift in attitude, performance, behaviour or direction? This is the cornerstone of Lisa McInnes-Smith's work. Lisa inspires each audience member to increase focus, lift performance and step up to…
  • Dr Louise Mahler

    Her skills as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming pull together her academic study and years of professional performance on the European opera stage to put her in a league of her own.
  • Andrea Slattery

    Andrea, a visionary thinker in financial services and superannuation, offers compelling insights into corporate strategies, leadership and cross industry transformation. In conjunction with her Board appointments and involvement in innovation, technology and human resources, she focuses on how businesses can…
  • Pippa Hallas

    Ella Baché is a respected skin care brand revered across the country. You may think you know its story, but there’s so much more to this brand than meets the eye. It all started with a bold woman, a pot…
  • Catherine DeVrye

    One of the most versatile and sought after speakers in Australia today-featured in Who’s Who of Australian Women-Catherine has spoken to business leaders, prime ministers and elite athletes.

Innovation & Technology Speakers

  • Dr. Catriona Wallace

    Dr Catriona Wallace is an entrepreneur in the Artificial Intelligence field, and Founder & Executive Director of the second only female led business to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Katerina Kimmorley

    Katerina Kimmorley, founder of Pollinate Energy & the Innovation Fund is a Cleantech expert, Venture Capitalist, social entrepreneur and advocate for women changing the world. 
  • Melissa Clark-Reynolds

    Melissa Clark-Reynolds is widely recognised as an inspirational role model and business leader. She is a Digital Strategist and Professional Director , holding over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur and in the business start-up community.
  • Julie Masters

    Julie Masters has spent a career decoding influence. Founder of ODE Management, the world’s largest dedicated speaker management agency with offices across the USA and Australia.
  • Eliane Miles

    Social researcher, business strategist, demographer and trends analyst

Motivational & Inspirational Speakers

  • Samantha Gash

    How does a law student and casual runner from Melbourne become the first woman and youngest person ever to complete the ‘4 Desert Ultra Marathon Series’ – one of the toughest endurance events on Earth? Samantha Gash initially set out…
  • Turia Pitt

    In 2011, at the age of 24, Tuia Pitt's life was turned upside down. While competing in a 100km ultra marathon in the Australian outback, she encountered an out of control grass fire. Trapped by the blaze, she suffered full…
  • Jessica Gallagher

    Dr Jess Gallagher is no doubt one of those rare, inspiring individuals who with humility and humour affects any audience with her message. What is unique but probably not surprising is the relevance her message has for the business world…
  • Julie Cross

    Julie Cross understands that there is much more to connecting and inspiring an audience than speaking at them and repeating and reciting tired cliches and quotes. For inspiration and motivation to have a life beyond the conference some genuine and…
  • Heidi Dening

    Heidi Dening is an empowering keynote speaker whose elegant, yet powerful presence on stage leaves audiences wanting to do more, give more, have more and be more. She is the author of a best-selling self-leadership book called ‘Her Middle Name…

Women MCs

  • Janice Petersen

    Janice Petersen has spent more than 15 years working as a cross-platform journalist and news presenter.
  • Suzy Jacobs

    A charismatic entrepreneur and coach with energy and heart, Suzy Jacobs connects with the world as a keynote speaker, emcee and an inspiring member of our global community.
  • Em Rusciano

    After belting out tunes in the privacy of her shower in her early twenties, Em auditioned for Australian Idol, she made the Top Ten finalists during the show's hugely popular second season, and her star began to ascend. In Idol…
  • Gretel Killeen

    Most commonly known as the host of the phenomenally successful television program Big Brother, Gretel Killeen is also a best-selling international author of nineteen books and winner of the 2001 MO Award for Best Female Comic. On television she featured…
  • Tracey Spicer

    Tracey Spicer is one of the most experienced and respected female news presenters on Australian television, with a career spanning 20 years, encompassing newsreading, documentary making, reporting, and radio broadcasting. ...

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