Master of Ceremonies, Celeste Headlee

2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 Speaker

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, and Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. An expert in conversation, human nature, reclaiming common humanity and finding well-being, Headlee frequently provides insight on what is good for all humans and what is bad for us, focusing the best research in neuro and social science to increase understanding of how we relate with one another and can work together in beneficial ways in our workplaces, neighborhoods, communities and homes. She is a regular guest host on NPR and American Public Media, and a highly sought consultant, advising companies around the world on conversations about race, diversity and inclusion.  Her TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 23 million total views, and she serves as an advisory board member for and The Listen First Project. Headlee is recipient of the 2019 Media Changemaker Award. Her new book, Speaking of Race, will be released in November 2021. @celesteheadlee


Celeste Headlee is also the host of Women Amplified: A Podcast from the Conferences for Women. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and more!


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