Courtney E. Martin - Author / Speaker / Blogger
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive DO IT ANYWAY: The New Generation of Activists Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream
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Each year, Courtney gives a dozen or so keynote speeches for audiences across the country on topics like:

The New Better Off: How the American Dream is Being Reinvented
Do It Anyway: The Real Deal on Activism in a Complex Time
Perfect Girls: How a Generation Told They Could be Anything Heard They Had to be Everything

See samples here.

She also speaks on and moderates panels on generational change, social justice, spirituality/ethics, feminism, philanthropy, and much more.

Select past venues have included TEDWomen, PopTech!, The Aspen Ideas Festival, The Omega Institute, The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, Harvard University, Princeton University, Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Texas Christian University, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, The Alice Paul Institute, The Roosevelt Institution, The Journalism & Women’s Symposium, and The 92nd Street Y-Makor and 92Y Tribeca.

To book her, please email

“Rather than telling a lecture hall full of people what they already knew, Courtney made her work relevant to our campus and everyone in the room. Weeks later, people are still talking and the effects of her visit can be heard in classrooms, club meetings, and in dialogues between students and faculty.”
Carly Goldstein, Skidmore student

“Courtney speaks with prophetic wisdom, candor, and power about issues many of us feel burdened by but have not yet ‘languaged.’ She is a brilliant speaker, who can challenge deeply held and unexamined assumptions about the meaning of success, beauty, and wealth.”
Selena Sermeno, PhD, Ambassadorial Chair, United World College-USA Bartos Institute


October 22, 2018
#MeToo Through a Solutions Lens
New York, NY

October 24, 2018
Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva @ Google
San Francisco, CA

December 6, 2018
End Well
San Francisco, CA

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