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Aminatou Sow

2021 and 2022 Speaker

AMINATOU SOW is a writer, cultural critic, and entrepreneur. She is renowned as co-host of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, which tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and the latest in politics. A member of the Sundance Institute Director’s Advisory Group, and previous head of Social Impact Marketing at Google, Sow has been named one of Forbes “30 Under 30 in Tech.” She is also the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia, an organization created to increase the visibility of women working in and around Technology. Her book, a TIME’s 100 Must-Read Book of 2020, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close (June 2020), makes the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can contain—helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others. A passionate public speaker, Sow convenes and facilitates conversations about the most important cultural issues of our time, and has interviewed everyone from Hillary Clinton to Roxane Gay, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ali Raisman, and so many more impressive women. At engagements, Sow shares candid insights into female ambition, money and power.