public speaking

Valerie Keller is a frequent keynote speaker on purpose-led transformation, change leadership and diversity driving innovation and growth


Select Engagements:

World Economic Forum

Davos, Switzerland - January 2013
Keynote: 'Backcasting for A Sustainable World'

  • •Europe Human Resource Management Expo

Cologne, Germany - September 2013
Keynote: 'The Big We: Harnessing Talentism for Innovation & Growth'

Young Global Leaders Annual Meeting

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - April 2012

Keynote: 'Leadership Lessons: Transforming Global Systems'

Global Thinkers Forum

Amman, Jordan - October 2012

Opening plenary: 'The Leadership Gap: Repositioning the Role of Woman in Governance & Society'

EWMD International Summit

Mayrhofen, Austria - November 2012

Keynote: 'Driving Innovation through Diversity'

Newsweek Womens Global Summit

New York, USA - January 2011

Keynote: 'Stitching Solutions: Transformation Models from Healthcare Innovations'

Texas Governor’s Leadership Conference

Houston, USA - December 2009

Keynote: 'Leadership for Sustainable Transformations'

National Philanthropy Summit

Illinois, USA - 2009

Private panel/Public interview: 'The Three C's': Crisis Into Opportunity'

Public Broadcasting Television

Louisiana, USA - 2008

Roundtable: 'Social Innovation: Identifying Root Causes, Implementing Best Practices'

U.S. Senate and House Committees

Washington DC, USA - 2008

Ezpert testimony: 'Lessons Learned: Cross-sector Collaborations and Innovations in Disaster Response'

University of Louisiana Commencement

Lafayette, USA - 2008

Keynote: ' Conscious Capitalism: Living With Passion and Purpose'

"A dynamo of bold ideas, big-time vision
and on-the-ground action...Listen for
her, because hers is the voice of
a new generation of leaders..."
-Robert Egger, Award-winning author, Begging for Change



Video Gallery


Keynote: Young Global Leaders Meeting 2012. EditedLeading Change In HealthcareKeynote at European Women Management Development: Edited versionPrivate-public sector innovations for systems changeGlobal challenges require inclusive leadership World Economic Forum, Young Global Leaders Voices'Collaborate, Communicate, Capacity-build', International Community Development’s Center on PhilanthropyAmbassador for the University of Oxford Saïd Business SchoolCommencement Speech: University of Louisiana



Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and by JP Morgan Chase as '20 Under 40', Valerie has been interviewed by major media outlets in China, France, Germany, Jordan, Switzerland, UK and the US. She has provided keynotes for institutions such as the World Economic Forum and corporations such as General Electric (GE). She has also served as a broadcast media commentator and print media guest columnist.

An executive and advisor, Valerie is an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School and serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board and advisory boards of Global Thinkers Forum, the World Policy Institute and the US board for Womanity.