Laura Brown

Tagline: Social Activist

Talent Highlights

  • Laura Brown, former Editor in Chief of InStyle, led the iconic fashion media brand to unprecedented success, reaching over 30 million women worldwide across print, digital, and international editions.
  • Under her visionary leadership, InStyle pioneered initiatives like the ‘InStyle Badass Women’ platform, amplifying diverse voices and fostering a community of strength and empowerment.
  • Laura curated high-profile events such as the annual InStyle Awards and the Golden Globes party, establishing InStyle as a cultural arbiter and a trailblazer in event curation.
  • Her philosophy of “Everybody’s In” transformed the brand’s voice and resonated with audiences, earning her extensive coverage and recognition in prestigious publications.
  • Laura Brown’s speaking engagements offer invaluable insights into the intersection of fashion, media, and leadership, inspiring individuals to embrace inclusivity, authenticity, and resilience.

Keynote Topics

You might be familiar with Australia-born fashion journalist Laura Brown and her “Ladies First” podcast where she picks the brains of legendary ladies like Brooke Shields, Tarana Burke, Jen Aniston, Salma Hayek and many more. The common denominator, however, is not just celebs for celebs sake.

It’s that they’re trailblazers who were the first to accomplish something in their field—and the ones who have something to say about it. The crux of each episode comes with Laura’s prompt for her guest to recall the first time they “owned their shit”. (We strongly recommend the episode with Jen Aniston!).  

You could sit around talking about women empowerment, “leaning in” and complaining about the patriarchy, but Laura would prefer to take another approach:  Stand taller, square your shoulders and set your boundaries. You’ll never forget that first time you really, truly “Owned your shit”.

In this topic, Laura dives deep into how women can stand up for themselves, find self-worth, and launch themselves ahead. A self-proclaimed “self-propelled little engine”, Laura shows audiences the importance of celebrating both your smallest victories and your biggest losses (and limitations), because—no matter where you’re from or who you know—there is no such thing as perfection and being your authentic self is truly how you own your shit. 

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  • New York, NY

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000




Laura Brown is a luminary figure in the world of fashion media, renowned for her dynamic leadership as the Editor in Chief of InStyle, one of the foremost authorities in the industry. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Laura has left an indelible mark on the landscape of fashion and media, shaping trends, […]

Laura Brown is a luminary figure in the world of fashion media, renowned for her dynamic leadership as the Editor in Chief of InStyle, one of the foremost authorities in the industry. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Laura has left an indelible mark on the landscape of fashion and media, shaping trends, amplifying voices, and inspiring millions of women worldwide.

Her visionary approach to content, strategy, and brand extensions has propelled InStyle to unprecedented heights, solidifying its position as a cultural touchstone and a beacon of inclusivity.

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Expertise and Background

Laura Brown’s expertise stems from her transformative role as the Editor in Chief of InStyle, where she wielded influence across various platforms and international editions, reaching a staggering audience of over 30 million women. As a visionary leader, she not only curated the magazine’s content but also spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives such as the ‘InStyle Badass Women’ platform, elevating the narratives of empowered women and fostering a community of strength and resilience. Under her stewardship, InStyle became synonymous with innovation, driving conversations, and celebrating diversity in fashion and beyond.

With a keen eye for talent and a profound understanding of audience dynamics, Laura curated live events such as the annual InStyle Awards and the prestigious Golden Globes party, establishing InStyle as a cultural arbiter and a trailblazer in event curation. Her ability to bridge the gap between traditional and digital media channels, coupled with her unwavering commitment to amplifying diverse voices, has cemented her reputation as a transformative figure in the media landscape.

Why Laura Brown Should Be Booked by Event Planners

Event planners seeking a speaker who can captivate, inspire, and resonate with diverse audiences need look no further than Laura Brown. With her unparalleled experience at the helm of InStyle, Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and insights into the ever-evolving worlds of fashion, media, and leadership. Her magnetic presence, coupled with her engaging storytelling style, ensures that every speaking engagement leaves a lasting impression on attendees, sparking conversations and igniting change.

Moreover, Laura’s commitment to inclusivity and empowerment aligns seamlessly with the ethos of modern events, where diversity and representation are paramount. Whether addressing industry professionals, aspiring creatives, or corporate leaders, Laura’s message of inclusivity, authenticity, and resilience resonates across demographics, inspiring individuals to embrace their uniqueness and pursue their passions with unwavering confidence.

Why Event Planners Should Use Speakers Inc

Event planners seeking to elevate their events to new heights of excellence and impact should leverage the expertise of Speakers Inc to secure luminaries such as Laura Brown. With a meticulously curated roster of speakers representing diverse industries, backgrounds, and perspectives, Speakers Inc offers unparalleled access to thought leaders, innovators, and visionaries who can enrich any event with their expertise and insights.

By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners can streamline the speaker selection process, ensuring that each engagement is tailored to meet the unique objectives and audience demographics of their event.

Furthermore, Speakers Inc’s reputation for professionalism, reliability, and excellence makes it the go-to resource for event planners seeking top-tier talent. From initial consultation to seamless execution, Speakers Inc provides comprehensive support every step of the way, allowing event planners to focus on delivering an exceptional experience for their attendees. With Speakers Inc as their trusted partner, event planners can rest assured that they are working with the best in the industry, guaranteeing memorable, impactful events that leave a lasting impression.

Summary and Conclusion

In summary, Laura Brown’s remarkable journey from Editor in Chief of InStyle to esteemed speaker and thought leader epitomizes the transformative power of vision, passion, and perseverance. Through her groundbreaking work at InStyle and her dynamic presence on the speaking circuit, Laura has not only reshaped the landscape of fashion media but also inspired countless individuals to embrace their authenticity and pursue their dreams fearlessly.

As event planners seek to create immersive, impactful experiences for their attendees, Laura Brown emerges as a beacon of inspiration and a catalyst for positive change, offering invaluable insights and perspectives that resonate across industries and demographics.

With her unparalleled expertise, magnetic presence, and unwavering commitment to inclusivity, Laura Brown continues to redefine what it means to be a visionary leader in the 21st century.

Prior to InStyle and Harper’s BAZAAR, Laura was Articles Director of Details and Senior Editor at W. She earned her B.A in Arts and Communication from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia.

She sits on the boards of ‘me too.’, The Fashion Trust U.S., SeeHer, Foot Soldiers Park and the One Love Foundation.

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