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.

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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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:...


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Sheryl Lee Ralph

TONY Award Nominee • Independent Spirit Award Winner • Honored AIDS Activist • American Heart/Stroke Association Ambassador • Amazon Best-Selling Author

Sheryl Lee Ralph         Original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a multifaceted jewel of a woman who sparkles in every area of her life. An acclaimed show business “pro”, her award winning body of work in film, television and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in the landmark musical Dreamgirls, which earned her a Tony Award Nomination and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actre...


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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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DaVita Garfield

Embracing my purpose to use my experiences to inspire and encourage others to live on purpose and to be successful without apology.

DaVita Garfield        DaVita attributes her many experiences and obstacles she has overcome during her amazing life journey to walking into her God given purpose and passion of supporting other women on purpose. Her most recent significant experience began in 2012 with a multitude of sudden and unexplained changes in her health. Through stress, depression, frustration and at times anger, she began her fight to reclaim her health and he...


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Laticia Jackson

Laticia is a dynamic and energetic speaker specializing in building healthy communities, healthy individuals and healthy businesses through education, information and inspiration.

Laticia “Action” Jackson        Health and Fitness Expert / 2008 Fitness Olympian Laticia “Action” Jackson has been called one of the most dynamic and energetic personalities in the health promotion, body awareness, behavior change, corporate wellness, community health and fitness field.With an academic success that includes a Master’s Degree in Public Health (M.P.H), B.S. Degree in Exercise Physiology, Certified Master Level Personal T...


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Nwenna Kai

The Revolution starts at the Dinner Table

Nwenna Kai         World-renowned & award winning author, raw foods expert, adjunct professor, & wellness entrepreneur Nwenna Kai has truly pioneered the raw foods and wellness movement with her LA-based raw foods restaurant Taste of the Goddess Cafe where celebrities such as Forest Whitaker, Randy Quaid, Orlando Jones, Angela Bassett, & Derek & Sophia Luke flocked to.Presently as founder of The LiveWell Movement, a multimedia total wel...


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Natalie Williams

Leading voice in the promotion of breast care awareness among women of color.

Natalie Williams        Natalie is known for her forward thinking and thoughtful leadership.   In 2012, Natalie was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation to fight the disease. As survivor, Natalie knows how to fight battles—and win! To protect others from the pains associated with this disease, she founded the Natalie Williams Breast Care Foundation, which educates women of color abo...


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Sakina Ibrahim

Sakina is a powerful speaker who specializes in youth engagement and arts education, her work touches listeners and readers with its universal themes and interdisciplinary approach.

Sakina Ibrahim        Sakina is the author of NAACP Image Award nominated book of Big Words to Little Me: Advice to the younger self, an educator and performer. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and a Masters of Fine Arts from The University of California, Irvine. As a performer she has received awards such as The Dance Outreach, Excellence in Performance Award and Medici Award. ...


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Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute

Dr. Njwen is passionate about Health and Wellness; Chronic Disease Prevention with specific interest in Cancer Prevention; Career Development; and Empowerment of the Girl Child.

Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute, Ph.D.          Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is an Interdisciplinary Scientist with diverse scientific background in Regulatory Toxicology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Molecular Biology, and Cancer Biology. She has expertise in the safety assessment of food and dietary ingredients, based on reviews of all available toxicology data, including observations in animal models and humans. Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is passionate about ...


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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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Hakeem Rahim

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

Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.         Hakeem is the owner of Live Breathe, LLC, the NAMI Queens/Nassau Let's Talk Mental Illness™ presenter, an advocate, published author, poet and TEDx Speaker. Hire Hakeem to motive, inspire and transform your audience or organization. His topics include mental wellness; life purpose; achievement. His audiences include, colleges, school, mental health organizations and corporations.Diagnosed with bipolar d...


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Tanynya Hekymara

Presents key notes, leads workshops and professional development surrounding diversity, inclusion, and wellness.

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 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 USC with a Bachelo...


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