Speaking - Keynotes & Workshops

Forward-thinking, Engaging, Inspiring

Selena offers the practical, confidence-building advice women need to advance their careers and lead. Whether addressing a corporate women's group, a business school or an international conference, her approach is forward-thinking and creative, equipping women with tools they can use immediately.

Rezvani's professional speaking credits include the following organizations, among many others: Harvard University, Comcast, eBay, Northrop Grumman, Princeton University, Duke University, the Clinton Foundation and the Forte Foundation Conference.


Sample speaking topics include:

  • Negotiate Like a Boss (For early + mid career women)
Gone are the days when negotiating was only for a performance review, job interview or the big pitch. Professional women negotiate all day every day—for better project deadlines, to resolve a standstill within a team—even to take their PTO. How can you make the most of these conversations—regardless of whether it's with a direct report, boss, peer or customer? Leveraging tips from her award-winning book, PUSHBACK: How Smart Women Ask–and Stand Up–for What They Want, Selena Rezvani teaches you how to prepare for these daily negotiations, flex your style based on the topic or person with whom you are negotiating, manage tradeoffs, and get the "Yes" answer you need.

  • The Art of Pushing Back: Stand Up For Yourself Successfully (For early + mid career women)
We all know it's important to speak up when we're being challenged to our face. But what about all the informal opportunities to self-advocate that crop up on a daily basis? In this session, Selena Rezvani, author of PUSHBACK: How Smart Women Ask–and Stand Up–for What They Want, will teach you how to amplify your voice at work by preparing ideas that are promotable, recognizing opportunities to back yourself, navigating tough conversations with ease and employing a resilience mindset.

  • The New Rules of Teamwork (For early + mid career women)
84% of employees are matrixed to some extent today-meaning they work on multiple teams daily. How can you distinguish your performance as a teammate, particularly when technical teams quickly form and disband? Learn 5 techniques for standing out as a "teaming rock star"-including how to set the example, leverage the "magic ratio," and identify the operating mode of your colleagues. Demonstrate both your character and competence, and harness the collective intelligence of groups.

Note: Selena can work with you to integrate a trend or element that's important to you into the above sessions. As examples, for past clients, she has included elements of change leadership, corporate inclusion, risk-taking or communication specifically needed in the c-suite.


What Audiences Say

"My women's leadership team at J&J Corporate hired Selena to be a guest speaker for our Women's History Month Event this year and she did a fabulous job! Over 90 employees attended the lunch and learn event and Selena received raving reviews on her topic, 'Taking Control of Your Career Success.' I would highly recommend her services to other organizations looking for a fresh perspective on diversity or careers at their company."

— Rachana Parikh, Regional Sales Director at Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company

"Selena presented 2 workshops onsite at my organization this year. Selena is extremely knowledgeable, passionate about her work, inspirational and is one of the best presenters I have ever seen. Countless women at the firm, that have been working 20 plus years, commented that Selena's workshop was the best one they ever attended across the Financial Services and Technology industry. I would recommend her to any organization that is looking to take their women to the next level and provide them with tools to be successful."

—Sheryl Weaver, Director, Recruitment, Talent Management & Learning and Development at ITG Inc.

"Selena presented a webinar for PBWC this month and the feedback was fantastic. Attendees though the topic relevant and the presentation inspiring. Very well received."

— Carolyn Pon, Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)

"Selena's presentation at our annual Women's Initiative meeting was the most-well received we have ever had, which is quite an accolade."

— Sharon Caffrey, Partner, Duane Morris

"It was a pleasure to showcase Selena as a keynote at Philadelphia Business Journal's recent Leadership event. The content Selena provided was practical and most of all actionable. It was no wonder that at the conclusion of her remarks people were clamoring to buy her book."

—Lyn Kremer, Publisher, The Philadelphia Business Journal

"We hired Selena to speak at a Women's event at our consulting company and were very impressed. Selena is a remarkable and confident speaker who raises important points about women's roles in the workplace and inspires us to think differently about our careers and how we can approach negotiation. She gave a presentation that left a lasting impression and sparked thoughtful discussion among us afterwards. I highly recommend Selena for any speaking engagement!"

—Meredith Estren, Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting

"Selena spoke at a Future Women Leaders event in early 2010. The event was very well received - selling out days in advance. Selena was very professional, enthusiastic and engaging as a speaker. Feedback from attendees following the event was very positive, with the event receiving an overall rating of 5 out of a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best. Selena was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her services to others!"

— Sonya Banerjee, VP, Future Women Leaders


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