Samantha K

Samantha is a passionate, charismatic and engaging speaker who seeks to empower women, change company cultures into places where people flourish, and inspire people to create a better world.

She is the CEO of Empower Global, where she facilitates trainings and gives keynotes on issues regarding diversity and inclusion for Fortune 500 companies, startups, nonprofits, government entities, and universities. Empower also runs a groundbreaking women’s leadership challenge for small groups of women leaders from around the world.

Some of Samantha's keynote engagements include:

Corporate Clients - Amazon, Slalom, RB,, Verizon, Reaology, Insight Partners, Salsify, Hiscox, etc.
Nonprofits- Halcyon, the DC Bar, Legacy International, etc.
Universities and Bschools – Tufts University, Harvard University, Indian Institute of Management – India, IE Business School, Spain, The Fletcher School, etc.

Some of her popular keynotes are:

-Breaking the Bias for Women in Tech/FinTech/Finance
-Championing Women in the Workplace
-Ethics and Technology: A Revolution Awaiting
-Real Allyship
-Why Diversity Matters
-Start where you stand: A call to action for Leaders
-How to be Happy
-What Resilience Really Means: Stories of Women's Rights Activists around the World
-Vulnerability, Empathy, and Connection in the Virtual World.
-Inclusive Leadership
-Countering the Great Resignation
-Leading Millennials and GenZ: What You Must Know
-How to Create Sustainable Change on the Things That Matter to You
-The New International Order: Making Sense of the War in Ukraine

Samantha also hosts a talk show on international relations, Samanthropolitics, which seeks to bring awareness to conflict and crises around the globe, and make global issues relatable to a Western audience. She has extensive experience living and working abroad, including at the US embassy in Bosnia, training young leaders in Peru, designing Russian civil society activation programs in Prague, etc.

She authored a white paper on inclusive virtual facilitation techniques and is very adept in the virtual space, and also is thrilled to give in person keynotes. She has been described as an inspirational speaker and leader, easy to work with, and a motivating voice for all who hear her. She is a TEDx speaker. Samantha holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy with a specialization in global gender analysis and conflict resolution from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is a trained mediator and speaks Spanish fluently. She has been published in the Washington Post, Conscious Company Magazine and Women2.0, and is a New America expert. She is currently working on a book about Feminist Leadership.

Samantha received a master’s degree in international relations with a focus on conflict resolution and gender analysis from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She has also studied at Yale University, The Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard School of Education. She is trained in mediation and speaks Spanish.

Samantha is working on a book about The Leadership of the Future, and is a TEDx speaker.

My inspiring life lessons: Nothing is impossible. Just in the word alone is the word "possible."

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