Sally Kohn

  • Doylestown, PA
  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000

Tagline: Diversity Activist

Talent Highlights

  • Activist and commentator
  • Author of The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity

Keynote Topics

The way we view each other may be deeply embedded in our history and society, but it doesn’t mean we can’t change. From racism to sexism to partisanship, the divides in our communities and workplaces may feel impermeable but they’re not permanent.

Our habits of otherizing and dehumanization can change because people can change. And therefore systems and institutions can change. In this speech, Sally shares the science and strategies for making ourselves and our world more equitable and just.

A popular talk with business audiences and other change makers, Sally goes beyond the diversity and inclusion rhetoric to talk about real deliverables that make a difference.

In this popular talk for college and high school audiences, Sally shares the stories from her youth that help shape the person she is today.

From being a bully in elementary school to coming out in high school, Sally connects narratives of personal transformation to the desire to transform the world — and shows how because we can all change for the better, the world can change for the better.

And each of us has a vital part to play that change. This inspirational talk challenges every young person in the audience to change the world for the better — and not to wait until they’re older, but start being part of that change today.

Where do our ideas come from? And how do we change our minds?

Drawing from cutting edge neuroscience and psychological research as well as her own experience as a community organizer mobilizing people for change, Sally shares tools that are essential for any leader trying to inspire change.

Whether it’s getting consumers to switch products or spreading a new big idea, these actionable insights transform the way audiences think about the persuasion parts of their work — and leave them inspired as well as more impactful.

This can also be organized as a very impactful public speaking / presentation skills workshop for your conference or group.

Sally Kohn, a renowned advocate for diversity, inclusion, and LGBTQ rights. With her dynamic presence and thought-provoking insights, Sally has established herself as a leading voice in the field of social justice and equality. As a keynote speaker, Sally captivates audiences with her engaging presentations, sparking meaningful conversations and inspiring positive change. About Sally Kohn: […]

Sally Kohn, a renowned advocate for diversity, inclusion, and LGBTQ rights. With her dynamic presence and thought-provoking insights, Sally has established herself as a leading voice in the field of social justice and equality. As a keynote speaker, Sally captivates audiences with her engaging presentations, sparking meaningful conversations and inspiring positive change.

About Sally Kohn:

Sally Kohn is a progressive political commentator, columnist, and activist based in the vibrant city of New York. With a background in community organizing and grassroots activism, Sally brings a wealth of experience to her work as a keynote speaker. She is known for her bold advocacy on issues such as LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and gender equality, earning widespread acclaim for her fearless commitment to social change.

Areas of expertise:

Sally Kohn offers a range of compelling keynote presentations tailored to diverse audiences. Each topic is thoughtfully crafted to provoke critical thinking, foster dialogue, and empower individuals and organizations to create more inclusive communities.

Here are some of Sally’s signature areas:

  • Embracing Diversity: Building Inclusive Communities: In this keynote, Sally Kohn explores the importance of embracing diversity and celebrating our differences. Drawing on personal anecdotes and social research, she highlights the benefits of creating inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and respected. Sally offers practical strategies for overcoming biases, fostering cultural competence, and promoting diversity in the workplace and beyond.
  • LGBTQ Rights: Achieving Equality and Acceptance: As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, Sally shares her personal journey and advocacy efforts in the fight for LGBTQ rights. She delves into the challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals, including discrimination, stigma, and systemic barriers. Through powerful storytelling and advocacy insights, Sally inspires audiences to become allies and advocates for LGBTQ equality, driving positive change in their communities.
  • Intersectionality: Understanding Privilege and Oppression: In this thought-provoking keynote, Sally explores the concept of intersectionality and its implications for social justice movements. She examines how systems of power and privilege intersect with various aspects of identity, including race, gender, sexuality, and class. Sally challenges audiences to confront their own privilege, dismantle oppressive structures, and work towards a more equitable and inclusive society for all.
  • Activism in the Digital Age: Harnessing the Power of Social Media: In today’s interconnected world, social media has become a powerful tool for social change. In this keynote, Sally shares her expertise on leveraging digital platforms to amplify marginalized voices, mobilize communities, and effect meaningful change. She offers practical tips and strategies for effective online activism, empowering audiences to make a difference in the digital landscape.
  • Civic Engagement: Empowering Ordinary Citizens to Make a Difference: Democracy thrives when citizens are actively engaged in the political process. In this inspiring keynote, Sally discusses the importance of civic participation and grassroots activism in shaping a more just and equitable society. She motivates audiences to get involved in local organizing, advocacy campaigns, and electoral politics, empowering them to become agents of change in their communities.

Why Book Sally Kohn as a Keynote Speaker:

Sally Kohn brings a unique blend of passion, expertise, and authenticity to her work as a keynote speaker. Here are just a few reasons why she should be booked for your next event:

  1. Compelling Storytelling: Sally’s personal experiences and engaging storytelling captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impact and sparking meaningful conversations.
  2. Expertise and Insight: With years of experience as a political commentator and activist, Sally offers valuable insights and expertise on a wide range of social justice issues, making her a trusted voice in the field.
  3. Empowering Message: Sally’s keynotes inspire audiences to take action and make a difference in their communities, empowering them to become agents of change in the fight for equality and justice.
  4. Inclusive Approach: Sally is committed to creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome and valued. Her keynotes promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering environments where diverse perspectives are celebrated and respected.
  5. Impactful Advocacy: Through her advocacy work and public speaking engagements, Sally has made a tangible impact on the lives of countless individuals, driving progress towards a more just and equitable society.

In conclusion, Sally Kohn is a dynamic and influential keynote speaker who brings passion, expertise, and authenticity to every presentation. Whether addressing issues of diversity, LGBTQ rights, or social activism, Sally inspires audiences to engage in meaningful dialogue and take action towards positive change. Book Sally for your next event and join the movement for a more inclusive and just world.

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