Joan Lunden

Good Morning America’s Modern Working Woman

As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of American each day.  A part of the sandwich generation Lunden is a working mother of seven, a caregiver to her 93 year old mother and understands the stresses  women face every day.   Lunden truly exemplifies today's modern working women.  An awarding winning journalist, NY times best-selling author, she is sought after as a motivational speaker or successful entrepreneur and as one of America's most recognized and trusted television personality.  She will make you laugh, cry and want to achieve more all in the same breadth.

Previously in Des Moines 2013

Cities

Wilmington - Jan 13
 

Vy Higginsen

Seeing No Limitations

A visionary, Vy Higginsen has always reached for the stars. Seeing no limitations in accomplishing all she sets her mind to, Vy has achieved some very impressive milestones including being The first black female radio personality in the prime time New York City market, first woman in advertising sales at Ebony magazine, the first black woman to produce a drama on Broadway and the first black female writer, producer, director of the longest-running, Off-Broadway musical in the history of American theatre.  Along with this Vy is the 
CEO of The Mama Foundationas featured on 60 minutes, ordained as a minister and has been named a Harlem Hero in “Harlem Is”.
 
Previous City
Cincinati 2012

Cities

Wilmington - Feb 10
 

Sigourney Weaver

An Evening with Sigourney Weaver

Academy Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver created a host of memorable characters, both dramatic and comedic. Over the years, she’s captivated audiences as one of the most esteemed actresses on both stage and screen. Ms. Weaver made her motion picture debut in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster Alien.  She later reprised the role of Warrant Officer Ripley in James Cameron’s Aliens, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress.Recently she starred in Avatar, Paul and You Again. Come have an evening with Sigourney Weaver like you've never seen her before!

Previously Spoke in
Minneapolis 2011
Des Moines

Cities

Wilmington - Mar 12
 

Melissa Stockwell

Lived a lifetime by 25: From Baghdad to Beijing and Beyond

In 2002 Melissa Stockwell was commissioned as an officer in the Army.  In 2004 her life changed forever as she was the first female to lose a limb in Iraq.  After retiring from the Army, athletics became a way of life for her.  This led Melissa from marathons to triathlons to competing in the 2008 Paralympics to winning the world championship in the 2010 Paratriathlon competition! Currently she is a paratriathlete as well as a certified prosthetist, certified triathlon coach and co-founder of "dare2tri" in Chicago.  All of this and she still finds time to serve on the board for Wounded Warrior Project and inspire others to overcome obstacles that come their way.  

Previous City

Des Moines 2012

Cities

Wilmington - Apr 8
 

Tina Brown

Tina Talks

A journalist, columnist, talk-show host and author, Tina Brown is the highest-profile, most talked-about magazine editor in the world. Following her unprecedented success at Vanity Fair, Brown went to the venerable literary magazine, the New Yorker, where she became the first woman ever to serve as the editor. Marking the tenth anniversary of Princess Diana's death, Brown's 2007 book, The Diana Chronicles is a biography the 'People's Princess’, a personal friend.

New Brunwsick 2008

Cincinnati 2008

Cities

Wilmington - May 20
 

Dr. Ruth

An Evening with Dr. Ruth

 

Celebrity Sex Therapist

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who helped to pioneer the field of media psychology. Soon it became part of a communications network to distribute Dr. Westheimer’ s expertise which has included television, 31 books, newspapers, games, home videos, computer software and her own website. Dr. Ruth was born in Germany and escaped the Holocaust at age of 10.  She moved to Israel when she was 17 to become a Jewish Freedom Fighter. From there she moved to Paris then the US in 1956 where she obtained her master’s degree in sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research. She worked for Planned Parenthood for a time and it was that experience that prompted her to further her education in human sexuality. Currently Dr. Westheimer is an adjunct professor at NYU and an associate fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University, in addition to having her own private practice. Dr. Westheimer has two children, four grandchildren and resides in New York City and she knows how to live in a MAN’s world yet make it her OWN!  You won’t believe what she is going to say next!

Previously Seen in New Brunswick 2013 and Wilmington 2013

Cities

Des Moines - Jan 14
 

Vy Higginsen

Seeing No Limitations

A visionary, Vy Higginsen has always reached for the stars. Seeing no limitations in accomplishing all she sets her mind to, Vy has achieved some very impressive milestones including being The first black female radio personality in the prime time New York City market, first woman in advertising sales at Ebony magazine, the first black woman to produce a drama on Broadway and the first black female writer, producer, director of the longest-running, Off-Broadway musical in the history of American theatre.  Along with this Vy is the 
CEO of The Mama Foundationas featured on 60 minutes, ordained as a minister and has been named a Harlem Hero in “Harlem Is”.
 
Previous City
Cincinati 2012

Cities

Des Moines - Feb 11
 

Jordan Lloyd Bookey

The Human Touch in a World of Technology

Des Moines native Jordan Lloyd Bookey is Chief Mom at Zoobean, which curates book and app selections for individual children.  Previously, she headed K-12 Education Outreach for Google.

Cities

Des Moines - Mar 27
 

Bette Midler

A Conversation with Bette Midler: It's My Nature

Forty years, four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, a Tony Award and tons of record-breaking performances since she hit the scene, the “Divine Miss M” is going strong. From early days in her career on Broadway, to her now critically acclaimed Vegas Extravaganza “The Showgirl Must Go On”, Miss M has promised that she is not retiring anytime soon, and no one can make her!

Minneapolis 2011

Cities

Des Moines - Apr 28
 

Delilah (Rene)

The Women We Come From

With her distinctive story-telling and sympathetic listening, Delilah is the most-listened-to woman on radio.  In addition, she cares for her 13 children, has written three books, runs the Point Hope Foundation making her a rarely available speaker.

Cities

Des Moines - May 20