Our Top 8 Female Speakers from the World of Science

11 February 2020

Science keynote speakers  are not only lab coat-clad researchers and champions of the STEM subjects, but are incredible experts who can take your business to new horizons!

There can be no doubt that the spotlight on science has increased since the pandemic began. But if we cast our eyes further afield, we can see huge progress in many areas which has a direct impact on the way we live and work.

In celebration of International Women and Girls in Science Day, we have rounded up 8 of our favourite science experts who we have the pleasure of working with and are perfect to inspire your teams in this golden age of science!

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinksi shot to fame after inventing the Hollow Flashlight, inspired by her friend in the Philippines who failed school because she couldn't afford electricity. Taking matters into her own hands, Ann invented a flashlight which runs off the heat of the human hand.

Ann's success at the Google Science Fair meant she became an overnight sensation, appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon twice and onto the Forbes 30 Under 30 and The Times 30 Under 30 lists.

Ann's captivating and inspiring message is set to influence audiences for many years to come.

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, dubbed the Willy Wonka of Design and Science, is a designer of extreme experiences that aims to bring the sublime to life. Her mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder into the design and the scientific world, and she’s been recognised as one of the top 50 designers shaping the future.

An award-winning director and Designer of Experiences, Nelly works with leading scientists and engineers to devise subversive events and experiences.

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking is the daughter of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and following in his footsteps, she is also an influential player in the science world. A persuasive speaker on science and diversity, she encourages audiences to engage with these topics by simplifying the complex.

The creator of the George Greenby books, a series of adventure stories explaining complex science to young audiences. Lucy has collaborated with several distinguished scientists for this series, including her well-known father, the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

Lucy is one of few people worldwide whose childhood has been made into an Oscar winning movie in the Theory of Everything.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience and demonstrating that you ‘don’t need a brain the size of a small planet’ to understand, participate in and enjoy science.

Maggie set up her own company Science Innovation Ltd which conducts “Tours of the Universe” and other public engagement activities, showing school children and adults the wonders of space.

Featured on many channels including BBC2, Channel 4 and The One Show, her latest book Sky at Night’s Book of the Moon was published in October 2018.

Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts is a biological anthropologist, anatomist, author, Professor of Public engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham and a broadcaster.

Presenting exciting archaeology programmes and discovering links between the past and the present, Alice’s incredible work examining evolution, disease, and the patterns of life is seminal.

As a keynote speaker she shares her historical discoveries with a wider public audience.

Araceli Camargo

A cognitive neuroscientist and science communicator is not only a super impressive profession, but what a fascinating job.

Araceli takes her expertise in cognitive flexibility into corporate settings and encourages companies to enable a change in their work habits, with tools rather than processes.

Essentially, she specialises in attention and memory and explores how people experience a space in order to obtain peak performance from staff.

Suzanne Imber

Dr. Suzanne Imber was the winner of the BBC2 series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? and is passionate about encouraging the world to study science.

After rigorous training and preparation, learning Russian, experiencing weightlessness, and battling underwater escape experiments, she was announced as the winner, and recommended to join the European Space Agency.

When she is not climbing the North American mountains, she is using data from NASA’s MESSENGER mission, the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury, to study Mercury's magnetosphere.

Mae Jemison

Speaking on the importance of increased participation of women and minorities in science and technology fields is one of the topics Dr. Mae Jemison is passionate about.

Mae blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, September 12, 1992, in doing so was the first woman of colour to go into space.

Well versed on the uses of space technology, Mae addresses audiences across the world on science literacy, sustainable development and the importance of increased participation of women and minorities in science and technology fields.

Charged with inspiring others to dust off their white coats, these researchers and champions of the STEM subjects are poised at the perfect melding point between the educational, corporate, and entertainment spheres.

For further information or to book one of our speakers, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070  or email  info@speakerscorner.co.uk .

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