Womens Health Speakers

From longer lifespans to pregnancy to acute care for breast and ovarian cancer, women’s health is increasingly important to individuals and families alike. In light of recent state and federal healthcare changes, more resources are available to take care of women’s health needs. But, how do women view their health needs? And, with recent changes, how do we access the best health resources? GBS speakers are proud to bring their expertise in women’s health to any event. Explore the list of speakers below to find the best speaker for your women’s health-related event.

Sanya Richards Ross

4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record Holder, Television Star, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Sanya Richards-Ross          Sanya, star of Sanya’s Gland and Gold on WeTV, is the fastest American woman in history at 400 meters. She became the first American woman in 28 years, and only the 2nd in history, to be crowned Olympic Champion over 400m at the 2012 Games in London. Surging past her competitors in the last 50 meters of the race, Richards-Ross claimed her crown as 400 meter queen in dramatic fashion. The London games also set the st...


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Dr. Ian Smith

Celebrity Medical/Diet Expert, Author, Radio Host & Speaker

Dr. Ian K. Smith         Dr. Smith has served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated “Celebrity Fit Club,” the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile?, and a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show “Rachael Ray.”Dr. Smith is also the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show “HealthWatch” on American Urban Radio Networks.He is the former medic...


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Rebecca Walker

Best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and teacher, and award-winning visionary and activist. Daughter of Alice Walker.

Rebecca Walker          Her intention is to make the world a better place, one conversation at a time. She brings two decades of experience, insight, and innovation to the global conversation about race and gender, art and culture, and politics and power. She engages with audiences through writing and editing books, teaching and speaking at colleges and corporate campuses, blogging, social media, contributing to popular magazines and l...


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T’Keyah Crystal Keymah

Award-winning Performer, Writer, Producer, and Director.

T’Keyah Crystal Keymah          Performer, writer, producer, director, T’KEYAH CRYSTAL KEYMÁH is her name personified: a prism of energy and vision, known worldwide for her acclaimed work on TV’s In Living Color, Cosby, and That’s So Raven. Keymáh voiced Bumblebee on Teen Titans and Trixie’s mom on American Dragon. Stage credits include Love Letters (w/ David Alan Grier), her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Some of My Best Friends: A Collect...


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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Divinely Inspired Victoriously Alive (D.I.V.A.)!!

Sheryl Lee Ralph         Internationally acclaimed motivational and inspirational speaker, award winning actress (DREAMGIRLS, Moesha), Sheryl consistently creates a contagious positive energy with her empowering and thought provoking messages of family, faith and overcoming. Ms. Ralph has spoken at schools, universities, social organizations, churches and religious conferences around the world.Able to speak on a variety of subjects, Ms....


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Dr. Janna Andrews

Medical Expert interested in tackling disparities. Dr. Andrews is a Radiation Oncologist at NSLIJ, and Assisstant Clinical Professor (Radiation Medicine) at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Janna Andrews         Dr. Janna knew at an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. Raised by her mother, Janna’s academic pursuits were encouraged and supported through her mother’s sacrifice. For her undergraduate degree, Janna attended Princeton University and received a BA in molecular biology. She then went on to attend Temple University School of Medicine, after which she specialized in radiation oncology. At that time, Jann...


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Bershan Shaw

Highly sought after speaker, author and life coach. Her life experiences and credentials make her the perfect combination to inspire and help people reach their best life.

Bershan Shaw          Bershan wasn’t born a warrior. She became one. Life coach, motivational speaker, multifaceted entrepreneur and two time breast cancer survivor, Bershan has dedicated her life to helping others embrace their inner warrior during life’s most difficult journeys. Bershan’s warrior odyssey began when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Originally from Washington D.C., Bershan received her B.S from Syracuse University ...


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Nwenna Kai

The Revolution starts at the Dinner Table

Nwenna Kai         Award-winning health expert, Nwenna Kai is revolutionizing America’s dinner tables one mouth at a time through speaking to and teaching individuals, families, and organizations about transforming their food paradigms through her innovative programs and dynamic and life-transforming lectures. Audiences learn how they can transform their lives by making healthier eating choices and shifting their mindsets around health.   After...


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Damue Bagwell

I help people with high blood pressure and diabetes exercise.

Damue Bagwell         Damue discovered that he suffered from high blood pressure at the age of 18. He had an unhealthy diet of fried foods and food containing high volumes of salt. Unaware that his diet and high blood pressure were a serious problem, his kidney function went down to 5%.With Damue’s kidneys functioning so poorly, he was forced to undergo dialysis. On September 6, 1993, he was blessed with a kidney from his mother.As Damu...


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Dr. Patricia Williams Bennett

Health care advocate for health education and the elimination of disparities for minority wellness and care.

Dr. Patricia Williams Bennett            Dr. Bennett is a Podiatric Surgeon. Her educational background includes a B.S. degree in Biology from Morgan State University, M.S. in Biology from Atlanta University where she demonstrated her expertise in electrophoretic techniques. Her Master’s thesis on the biochemical separation of proteins is a technique used for forensic DNA identification. Her work includes experience in both private practice and...


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Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute

Dr. Njwen, Interdisciplinary Scientist, is passionate about Health and Wellness. Her specific interests are Cancer Awareness and the Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Chronic Disease Prevention.

Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute, Ph.D.         Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is an Interdisciplinary Scientist with diverse background in Regulatory Toxicology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Molecular Biology, and Cancer Biology. She has substantial experience in the safety assessment of food and dietary ingredients in regulatory submissions to the US Food and Drug Administration.       She is currently a Consultant (Senior Scientist) with Exponent Engineerin...


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Trey Anthony

The dream go getter who specializes in helping others actualize their dreams and turning NO's into Yeses!!! She specializes in womyn's health and well being and also media and entertainment!

Trey Anthony        Critics have referred to trey anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian trey anthony, is known for the ground-breaking television and theatrical production ‘da Kink in my Hair. Trey was also the executive producer, co-creator and writer of the hit television show ‘da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the ou...


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Hakeem Rahim

A leading African American voice in mental illness, wellness and recovery.

Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.          Hakeem is a leading African American voice in mental illness, wellness and recovery and speaks openly about his 14 year journey with bipolar disorder to audiences across the country. Inspired to address the stigma of mental health, he became a certified National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice speaker. In 2013, Hakeem became the NAMI Queens/Nassau Let’s Talk Mental Illness presenter. Throug...


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Tanynya Hekymara

Presents key notes, leads workshops and professional development surrounding diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, equity and justice, and yoga, meditation and mindfulness guide.

Tanynya Hekymara           Currently a Consultant and Speaker in the areas of diversity, inclusion, independent school admission, and wellness. Her career in education and inclusion started over 15 years ago. As a team member of the University of Southern California (USC) she worked in the areas of admissions, administration, recruitment, research and development. While at USC Tanynya worked her way through school and graduated from U...


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Shauntrice Martin

Mother, artist, and entrepreneur interested in at-risk youth advocacy

Shauntrice Martin         Born and raised is Louisville, KY, Shauntrice Martin comes from a family of sharecroppers. She is a single mother, independent artist, and doula who has worked in the DC metro area with at-risk youth for seven years. She is an alumnus of the University of Louisville and is currently working towards a masters degree in Counseling from the International Institute of Restorative Practices. Shauntrice Martin is the creator o...


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