Eva DeVirgilis has risen to become one of the most in-demand speakers for Women Empowerment, Leadership, Body-Positivity and Creative Communication.
Her research on body image and 21st century beauty standards exposed a correlation between body-shaming and its effect on women taking on leadership positions. She leads audiences to embrace visibility.
Hearing women apologize in her makeup chair and noticing her own impulse to say “sorry” led her to bring her makeup chair on a journey around the world.
DeVirgilis has performed for the world’s leading Cosmetic and Beauty Brands, Fortune 50 Companies, Medical Summits, Government Agencies, and Women’s Leadership Conferences, throughout the U.S. Asia and Europe.
We all have a chair- Eva inspires audiences to make theirs a safe place for connection, trust and transformation.
DeVirgilis celebrates diversity across racial, political and religious spectrums; revealing the power, privilege and opportunity we have to serve everyone who sits in our chair.
A vocal advocate for the empowerment of women and girls globally, award-winning playwright, actress, and makeup artist Eva DeVirgilis is on a mission to help women own their power and stop saying “Sorry.” With nearly a million views, her TEDx talk on self-acceptance was named by HER Magazine as one of their “Top inspirational TED Talks to help you change your life.” Eva’s research has taken her and her makeup chair around the world to gather eye-opening perspectives on self-esteem, body image, and often unrealistic 21st Century beauty standards. Along the way she’s gathered countless inspiring stories from the women who sat in her chair. She shares their stories as well as her own often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always complicated journey to self-acceptance with audiences everywhere. Eva’s work has been featured on PBS, Upworthy and Beauty Launchpad. As an actress, you’ve seen her on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and AMC’s, Turn: Washington’s Spies and you can currently catch her waxing comically in numerous commercials.
Where does our need to apologize come from and why is it so prevalent among women? Expanding on her internationally-renowned TEDxTalk Eva DeVirgilis shares how hearing women apologize for their appearance in her makeup chair led her to take a journey around the world to research 21st century beauty standards. You’ll hear From lessons of love learned in a Muslim majority country, to courageous conversations with cancer survivors Dublin; Eva re-defines beauty one story at a time. You’ll laugh, cry and feel more connected to women in the room, in the zoom and around the world as Eva brings these stories to life from the women who’ve sat ‘in her chair’
“…she takes audiences around the world on the journey of a lifetime, sometimes including them in the dialogue; while introducing the stories of dozens of women, all performed to glorious perfection by the brilliant DeVirgilis. The stories of self-acceptance are genuine, funny, inspiring, completely raw and sometimes heartbreaking. — BroadwayWorld 2019
Eva DeVirgilis believes in the power, privilege and opportunity we have to serve everyone who sits in our chair- across racial, political, religious, and gender spectrums. We all have a chair, -whether you’re in sales, a surgeon, CEO, stylist, esthetician or a stay at home mom – Eva will show audiences how to make yours a space for connection, trust and transformation. She shares how flailing, failing, and forgiving led to acknowledging her own bias and r. Leave learning how the space the size of a chair can become a place for all to flourish.
Eva DeVirgilis hears women constantly apologizing for their appearance. Learn What we say, Why we say it, and How to change it. Laugh and cry with her as she brings these makeup chair conversations to life on stage in her keynote presentation, and leave inspired to encourage yourself and your clients to be confident, to believe in yourself… and to stop apologizing.
When a woman speaks out publicly often the first thing that is criticized is her appearance- not her words. Evidence of this phenomenon exists from Ancient Greece to twitter today. This fear of body-shaming often affects women asserting themselves and stepping into leadership positions. How do we as women continue to be empowered when the more visible we become the more the critics try to silence us? In this talk Eva covers an entertaining and eye-opening history of beauty standards. Audiences will shout ‘I’m a leader’ from the rooftop (or their laptop), engage in radical-support for other women and learn to buck the B.S of beauty standards by showing up and being more visible!
Do you want to look and feel your absolute best every day when you look into the mirror? Wish you knew the secrets, the products and techniques used in fashion and film? Do you want to easily transform your look into a modern, fresh and fabulous you? In this talk Eva shares the tips and tricks that she has learned from more than 10 years as a pro-makeup artist in the industry. Both fun and informative, Eva demonstrates her artistic craft by bringing audience members on stage to sit in her chair, she’ll share hilarious stories, and will inspire all to see themselves through a “lens of love” You will walk away from this talk eager and energized to re-activate your beauty and soul.
“I’m still a bit teary! Our teams gained so much as both dental professionals and humans from hearing Eva’s message. ”
— SmileBrands Inc
“…she takes audiences around the world on the journey of a lifetime, sometimes including them in the dialogue; while introducing the stories of dozens of women, all performed to glorious perfection by the brilliant DeVirgilis. The stories of self-acceptance are genuine, funny, inspiring, completely raw and sometimes heartbreaking.”
“Eva was the perfect opening Keynote for the Face & Body Expo. She opened attendees up to the human side of the beauty industry and made us more aware that we can all truly make a difference”
— FACE & BODY EXPO California
“Eva gave us the most enlightening, positive, informative and fun presentation that we’ve ever had the privilege to attend!”
— Look Good Feel Better
“Eva’s talk and makeover event for our Muslim Women’s Association in Kuala Lumpur was life-changing. She brought laughter, beauty and makeup into our lives and encouraged us through exercises to support and uplift each other. Our audience was so inspired that we had a giant group hug at the end! We love you Eva! Please come back soon!”
— Wanita Inspirasi Negara
“I volunteered for Eva’s Leadership exercise. I’ll admit, the first time through I was a little nervous. But the second time through I heard the entire audience supporting me and I got goosebumps, and the third time – I believed it! I AM a Leader! “
— Look Good Feel Better
“From the moment I saw your TEDtalk on Beauty, I knew we had to have you for our national conference! Thank you for making our event at the Gaylord so special!”
— Younique Cosmetics
“DeVirgilis is a master of presenting… Even more impressive was DeVirgilis’ ease in working the audience, responding to comments, and interacting with people from the front row to the last row. “
— Richmond Times Dispatch
“Eva is amazing! Her presentation couldn’t have been more perfect in both form and content! We’ve had over 65 speakers and Eva is only the second to get a standing ovation! We’ve had her back twice since.