The Women's Museum of California's Speakers Bureau is a dynamic corps of academics, professionals, and community leaders. Our speakers are experts on a variety of subjects including San Diego women of note, women and activism, women and the military, American women's history, American First Ladies, and the International Women's Movement.
Speakers are available to travel to community meetings and classrooms or at the Museum in our gallery space which can be rented for a modest facility fee and can accommodate up to 75 guests comfortably.
We do our best to follow up with your request within a week, but we ask that you allow our planning team 1-2 weeks to review your application. Our Event Organizer will contact you regarding your request by phone or by email once your application has been reviewed. We enjoy working with the community and look forward to working with you soon.
Meet Our Speakers
Hannah Cohen has degrees in History and Political Science (BA), Library and Information Sciences (MS), Educational Administration. For most of her career, Ms. Cohen worked as a public affairs consultant for numerous non-profit organizations assisting in capacity building, fund development, and advocating for policy changes for the underserved. As an advocate for women’s equality and the rights of the underprivileged, she serves on numerous boards promoting awareness of these issues. She is a co-author of Women Trailblazers of California (2012) and Remarkable Women of San Diego (2016).
Dr. Sue Gonda is a professor of history and women's studies and an experienced and entertaining presenter specializing in American Women’s History. She has presented widely on topics ranging from women’s fashion and health and the crime of early American “seduction” to women’s roles in U.S. wars and more.
Dr. Gloria G. Harris began her career as a clinical psychologist in the early seventies after receiving her doctorate from the University of Washington. Dr. Harris has been appointed to numerous boards and commissions and previously served as chair of the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and the County Mental Health Board. An inductee to the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame, Dr. Harris is a co-author of Women Trailblazers of California (2012) and Remarkable Women of San Diego (2016).
Anne Hoiberg is a writer, speaker and research psychologist. Anne has written and presented extensively on women's health, women in the military, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, health promotion, workman's compensation cost containment, stress related disease and role of military in society.
Divya Kakaiya, Ph.D., M.S. is a Psychologist, Neuroscientist, School Consultant, and CEO of Healthy Within Brain Health and Wellness Center as well as an active member of San Diego Rotary. Through her work with families and teens, she empowers healthy communities.
Miranda Garno Nesler, PhD earned her degree from Vanderbilt University and began her career as a professor of literature and gender studies before becoming a rare book dealer. As a specialist in material culture and archives, she is committed to helping the public explore how surviving historical books and documents educate us about women's pursuit of legal and social equality.
All speaker's give their time in exchange for a donation to the Women's Museum of CA. Engagements exceeding one hour may incur additional cost.
|$0.30 per mile||This fee may be added depending on the location of the event and covers fuel surcharge for travel.|