The Speaker Bureau

The Girls Action Network ("GAN") provides a unique opportunity for GAN to further its mission to help girls become the best they can be. In addition, the Speaker Bureau serves as a voice to deliver messages relating to the issues encompassing the GAN vision. The Speaker Bureau is composed of a network of speakers with experiences and expertise in fields related to education, multicultural and youth-related issues, leadership, health and fitness, self-empowerment and business.

The GAN Speaker Bureau offers three types of services:

GAN will provide a speaker to deliver the requested event presentation.

GAN Curriculum
GAN will provide a speaker discussing a topic/topics found in the GAN programming curriculum, tailored to fit the requesting organization's needs.

Speaker Panel
GAN will participate in the design and/or delivery of a panel to meet the requesting organization's specific needs.

Our Speakers

Elisa Basnight

Careers & Career Exploration, Education, Facilitator / Chairperson / MC, Future Trends / Global Economy, Motivation

Ileana Griffiths

Careers & Career Exploration, Health / Fitness / Stress, Presentation Skills

Stephanie Humphrey

Adventure & Sports, Facilitator / Chairperson / MC, Health / Fitness / Stress, Presentation Skills, Technology

Mary Ann F. Jackson

Business & the Economy, Business Management & Organization, Careers & Career Exploration, Facilitator / Chairperson / MC, Motivation

Kyle Pasewark

Careers & Career Exploration, Education, Motivation, Presentation Skills, Time Management

Majorie Perry

Business & the Economy, Business Management & Organization, Current Events & Politics, Education

Renee Russell

Business Acumen, Business Management & Organization, Careers & Career Exploration, Change, Customer Service & Etiquette, Education, Facilitator / Chairperson / MC, Motivation, Multicultural Issues, Teamwork, Topics Discussed, Workforce Strategy

Lisa Russell-Charles

Careers & Career Exploration, Change, Communication, Education, Facilitator / Chairperson / MC, Motivation, Presentation Skills, Topics Discussed

Dr. Quincy Tharps

Change, Communication, Health / Fitness / Stress, Multicultural Issues, Teen Issues, Topics Discussed, Women's Issues

Lori L. Tharps

Communication, Current Events & Politics, Facilitator / Chairperson / MC, Multicultural Issues, Topics Discussed

How Can I Become a GAN Speaker?
In an effort to provide the highest caliber of resources available to its program participants, GAN is continuously seeking new speaker talent and encourages interested parties to complete a Speaker Information Form.

How Can I Inquire About a Speaker?
Please complete a Booking Information Request Form to inquire about a specific speaker.

Questions or requests for additional information should be sent to the Speaker Bureau at [email protected]

Interested in a speaker for your event?
Click here to inquire about one of our speakers.

GAN Topic Subjects

  • Adventure & Sports
  • Business & the Economy
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Management & Organization
  • Careers & Career Exploration
  • Change
  • Communication
  • Current Events & Politics
  • Customer Service & Etiquette
  • Education
  • Facilitator / Chairperson / MC
  • Future Trends / Global Economy
  • Health / Fitness / Stress
  • Motivation
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Presentation Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Technology
  • Teen Issues
  • Time Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Workforce Strategy

Girls Action Network® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping middle school and high school girls - with special emphasis on those from underserved communities — become the best they can be.