5 Female Motivational Speakers

"a list of 5 by Shenelva Abigail Booij"

1. Gabby Bernstein

Gabby is a happiness guru with a dark past. She escaped reality with drug abuse, and climbed her way out of rock bottom by connecting with her spiritual self. Today the only thing Gabby is addicted to is spirituality. She is also a best-selling author, international speaker and the face of a community of like-minded spirit junkies.

Watch Gabby's Ted Talk on "How To Be A Miracle Worker" here.

We sense love, but we don’t believe in it. We save our faith for fear. But ultimately, there is a quiet voice in each of us that longs for something better.
— Gabby Bernstein

 2. Marie Forleo

Beside of being one of the most important thought leaders of the next generation (according to Oprah), Marie is also known for being a successful entrepreneur, life coach, author, web-host and blogger. By using her many talents and expertise in coaching, hosting and writing, she shares her ideas and knowledge on subjects with her viewers on YouTube and the readers of her books. All to help them to use their full potential in creating a life and business they love.

No other person ever has, or ever will have, the unique blend of talents, strengths, and perspective that you have.
— Marie Forleo

3. Lizzie Velásquez

Like Marie, Lizzie mainly uses YouTube as her platform to spread her experiences and knowledge. The message and knowledge Lizzie spreads, are a result of the bullying she has been through during her childhood because of her extremely rare congenital disease. The disease she is diagnosed with is called ‘Marfan lipodystrophy syndrome’ which prevents her from being able to gain weight and body fat. An other symptom of her disorder is the blindness in her right eye.

Lizzie’s optimism is one of her strong-suits. Her stories, opinions and advice are always focused on the positive. She teaches her readers and viewers to recognize their unique gifts and blessings while discovering what truly makes all of us beautiful.

You have the power to decide if the time you spend is the best or the worst.
— Lizzie Velásquez

4. Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is mostly known for her COO position at Facebook, but also a writer, the ex-vice-president of Google and the founder of “Lean In”, a non-profit to support female empowerment. 

Her book “Lean In” is a book for professional women, to help women break glass ceilings and step into leadership roles in their own corners of the world. 

Dive into the mind of this incredible woman by watching her Ted Talk "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders"

Women don’t take enough risks. Men are just ‘foot on the gas pedal.’ We’re not going to close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap.
— Sheryl Sandberg

5. Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla's life is testimony of hope. She started with less than humble beginnings and grew up to be a welfare mother. Today's she is a regular on Oprah Winfrey's Network OWN, is an Emmy Award winner, writer and speaker. With her voice she talks people from all walks of life out of their ugly, dark and painful pasts into the light. She's incredibly passionate and knows how to push people's emotional buttons in a refreshing, blunt and often funny way. 

More Iyanla? Check out her YouTube channel. 

I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lived it and I’m still here to talk about it and help someone else if I can.
— Iyanla Vanzant