10 Women Who Are Changing the Political Narrative One Keynote at a Time

Posted by Alexis Washington

The world of politics is full of debates, varying stances, and power. In this field, it can be easy to get lost in the controversy. Anyone who speaks on this intricate topic must be well-versed in the A-Z’s of politics. 


From political correspondents to experts in health policy, here are 10 women who are well-versed in all things politics and share their knowledge and insights with audiences everywhere: 


1. Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile has been a passionate advocate ever since she was a young girl. Brazile spent many years on multiple presidential campaigns while also working as a CNN analyst and Democratic Political Strategist.  Primarily, Brazile has focused her efforts on the rebuilding and recovery in her beloved hometown of New Orleans. As a person who was heavily involved with politics from a young age, Brazile works with young people to encourage them to vote, run for office, and to work within the system to strengthen it.

2. Nina Easton

As an accomplished author of political history, Nina Easton’s modern conservatism is well known throughout the country. Easton has served as a primetime Fox News political analyst for more than a decade, where she regularly provides commentary on U.S. politics, foreign affairs, and the economy. As a speaker, Easton takes her audiences beyond the headlines to explore economic trends driving today’s divided political atmosphere.

3. Katty Kay

Using her global mindset, Katty Kay covers Washington politics as a co-anchor on the one-hour news program, Beyond 100 Days, which focuses on the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Along with being a former BBC World News Anchor, Kay is also a regular guest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. Specifically, Kay focuses her writing on the art and science of women and self-assurance in order to help turn thoughts into action to master a more confident mindset.

4. Liz Wahl 

After an on-air resignation from Russian Today, Liz Wahl presents on the importance of maintaining individual integrity. Not afraid of making bold moves and taking courageous steps, Wahl leads discussions on the trending topic of Russia and focuses on if it’s right for the government to manipulate media. Wahl is now a correspondent with international recognition and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and international news outlets.

5. Deborah Perry Piscione

Deborah Perry Piscione is one of the great fearless female leaders of our time. Having worked as an insider at the White House and Capitol Hill, Piscione has tons of experience when it comes to politics and leadership. Now, Piscione is one of the most sought-after business speakers, with over 5 successful businesses under her belt. As a speaker, Piscione provides an innovative boot-camp and keynotes for Fortune 500 leaders that are fully customized for any company’s specific needs.

6. Barbara Res 

Barbara Res is an engineer, attorney, author, and construction manager who oversaw the construction of Trump Towers on 5th Ave. in New York City. Throughout her career, Res often found herself as the only woman in male-dominated spaces, including engineering school and work sites. As a result, she was often discriminated against, harassed, and intimidated.


Never letting the negativity of others get to her,  Res was able to overcome these obstacles and achieve success in a male-dominated field. Today, Res shares her experiences with audiences and reminds them that work does not define the individual. She encourages women to strive for success in any field they choose.

7. Amy Myers Jaffe

As an expert in geopolitics and public policy, Amy Myers Jaffe informs audiences on topics such as global energy policy, geopolitical risk, and energy sustainability. She often speaks with audiences at energy industry and investment conferences as well as board meetings of industry and environmental NGOs. Besides speaking to attendees during her keynotes, Jaffe is also a widely quoted commentator on oil and energy policy, often appearing on television and print media.

8. Hyeonseo Lee

After successfully escaping from North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee testified in front of a special panel of the UN Security Council about human rights in North Korea. Today, she speaks to audiences about North Korean human rights and refugee issues, as well as her journey from North Korea to freedom. In her 2013 TED talk, which has been viewed over 5 million times, Lee spoke about her life in North Korea, her escape to China, and the struggle of bringing her own family to freedom.

9. Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer is a health policy expert who specializes in the intersection of health and health policy in the United States. Her goal is to raise awareness of healthcare issues in an effort to improve the health of all Americans. She also emphasizes a need for better quality and value of healthcare, given the amount of money poured into it.


She also speaks on political economics, analyzing whether or not fiscal and budgetary problems in the United States revolve around healthcare.

10. Eleanor Clift

Eleanor Clift, a political correspondent for The Daily Beast and former contributor for Newsweek magazine, has covered every presidential campaign since 1976. Today, she mainly writes about politics and policy in Washington as well as the aftermath of a divided government. Drawing from her personal experience after watching her husband die of cancer in their home, Clift speaks with audiences about issues, such as the right-to-die and the influence of Schiavo case in America.

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Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit

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