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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

Recognizing the Hidden Figures of Our Past—And Future

Women’s History Month

Margot Lee Shetterly

Margot is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures, which became the #1 blockbuster film. In compelling talks, she tells the true story of the Black women mathematicians who helped America get to the moon. “These women have taught me so much about tenacity,” she says. “There’s a lot to be learned for the workplace today.”

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins Emmy for 1619 Project

Social Justice

Nikole Hannah-Jones

In the 1619 Project Hulu docuseries, which won the Emmy for Best Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, this Pulitzer Prize-winning author proves that when we understand the history of Black America, we understand the history and the future of all America—which makes us better equipped to fight for racial justice today.

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The First Latina in Space: Inspiring Us to Reach for the Stars

DEI: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Ellen Ochoa

She made history as the first Latina in space—but she didn’t stop there. Instead, she became the first Latinx director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where she transformed its company culture to welcome diverse voices. Today, she encourages Hispanic people like herself to dream big and aim high.

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"Don't Chase Cool": Nike's Former Chief Marketing Officer

Creativity

Greg Hoffman

Want to build an environment of radical risk-taking and powerful collaboration? “Never play it safe, play to win.” Based on his three decades at Nike and his hugely influential book Emotion by Design, Greg’s insight-packed keynotes have inspired thousands of leaders and creatives at industry giants like Instagram, Adobe, EA Sports, and more.

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Living Legend & Cultural Icon

Literature

Margaret Atwood

The author of The Handmaid’s Tale and one of the world’s most brilliant and iconic writers, with sparkling wit, a prophetic eye for the future, and a deep passion for social activism.

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New Speakers

The next wave of keynote speakers: tackling tomorrow’s challenges, today

Founder of Vision & Justice | Harvard Associate Professor | Author of The Rise
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of How the Word Is Passed and Above Ground | Atlantic Staff Writer
Author of The 272: The Families who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church | Associate Professor at New York University | Former New York Times Johannesburg Bureau Chief
Author of Cultures of Growth | Indiana University Professor | Founder and CEO, Equity Accelerator
DEI speaker Denise Hamilton
Author of Indivisible: How to Forge Our Differences into a Stronger Future | Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork
Author of Jerks at Work and Job Therapy | NYU Professor of Psychology

Featured Books

Books by exclusive Lavin speakers that have us talking right now

Testimonials

What our clients are saying about our partnership with them

Working with The Lavin Agency was an absolute delight. Not only were they quick to respond to all of our updates and requests, they went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met. We considered them partners in making our event shine by making the speaker selection, booking and planning process as seamless as possible.

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

From start to finish, the Lavin team demonstrated unparalleled professionalism, ensuring seamless communication and responsiveness throughout. We highly recommend The Lavin Agency for any event seeking top-notch speakers and a smooth, enjoyable collaboration process.

Quizlet

Working with The Lavin Agency was fantastic! From our initial inquiry through the booking and negotiation process until our scheduled event, they were incredibly helpful and supportive every step of the way. Our questions were addressed promptly and thoughtfully, and all logistics were handled professionally. I highly recommend collaborating with The Lavin Agency and their impressive talent roster. You won't be disappointed!

Temple Etz Chaim

The Lavin Agency was a pleasure to work with! They checked in at every step of the process and provided support to connect with the speaker on our individual requests. Many thanks!

County of Ventura

I had the opportunity to work with The Lavin Agency in organizing an online workshop. The event was a success because of their kind support. Their work was very precise and all the people I communicated with were always kind, punctual, flexible, and ready to support me with everything I needed. It is a pleasure to recommend The Lavin Agency and I will be happy to work with them further as soon as another opportunity arises.

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Latest News

The latest news and headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

This election year, our students and colleges are polarized. But we can still come together in the pursuit of a stronger, more equal democracy. Lavin’s inspiring political speakers offer powerful, hopeful talks for your Fall 2024 semester.

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Explore the voices at the forefront of today’s most important issues

THE QUOTE

“Our clients are the people who used to stay up all night talking about politics, economics, music, art, culture—the engaged and the engaging. Now they work, go to conferences, meetings, parent conferences. But they miss thinking—miss the fun of thinking—and our job is to give it back to them.”

— David Lavin