Education

An educated society is crucial for economic growth. The global challenge for education is not just about providing access but also ensuring progress. With a more educated population come more employment opportunities. At Gravity Speakers, we work alongside founders, CEOs, life coaches, and business experts who can share their strategies through critical thinking and their love of teaching.

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Rebecca Altamirano
Rebecca
Altamirano
Co-founder Tangelo Technologies, Author

Rebecca Altamirano has dedicated her professional life to working within underrepresented communities to open up access to the culture of power. Her professional path has given her deep hands-on experience on working with the underserved and underrepresented. Many of these experiences she has shared as a co-author of “Be The Change: Reinventing Schools for Student Success”

Rebecca Altamirano
Chris Dyer
Chris
Dyer
Culture Coach, Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Company Culture and Remote Work Expert

Chris Dyer is a renowned thought leader, culture coach, and best-selling author specializing in company culture and remote work. As a former CEO and the #1 Leadership Speaker on Culture by Inc Magazine, he delivers transformative keynote addresses that inspire audiences with innovative perspectives on leadership and the 7 Pillar Strategy. Chris has helped numerous companies globally unlock productivity, performance, and profits, shaping the future of work.

Chris Dyer
Jen Fry
Jen
Fry
Sports Geographer, Tech Founder, Sought-After Speaker and Educator, Founder & CEO of JenFryTalks and Hyreable

Dr. Jen Fry (she/her) is a Sports Geographer, tech founder, and sought-after speaker and educator. She owns JenFryTalks, a social justice education firm that explores the intersection of conflict and DEI. Jen facilitates conversation and skill-building with organizations, leadership and C-suite groups, small and large teams, affinity groups, and more. She advises on best practices that create more equitable organizations, communities, and teams, where each person feels a sense of belonging.

Jen Fry
Tamar Huggins
Tamar
Huggins
Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Educational Equity Advocate, Tech Trailblazer, Speaker, Author

Tamar Huggins, a pioneering Canadian tech entrepreneur, author, and educator based in Toronto, is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector. She founded DRIVEN, Canada's first tech accelerator for BIPOC leaders, raising $1.1 million for underrepresented tech startups.

Tamar Huggins
Shontavia Johnson
Shontavia
Johnson
International Expert in Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Economic Development

Shontavia Johnson is an entrepreneurship and innovation expert who has helped hundreds of people build personal brands, businesses, and intellectual property portfolios. She is Associate VP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Clemson University and Founder of the Brand and Business Company. An entrepreneur, creator, Liberty Fellow through Aspen Institute, and a Fulbright Specialist, Shontavia shares her message to audiences globally.

Shontavia Johnson
Dr. Clarence B. Jones
Dr. Clarence B.
Jones
Civil Rights Activist, Author, and Former Strategic Advisor, Attorney, and Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Clarence B. Jones served as legal counsel, strategic advisor, and speechwriter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He contributed to the first seven paragraphs of the iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. Dr. Jones is an accomplished author, lawyer, civil rights leader, and business executive. He has received prestigious honors, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is actively involved in social advocacy, fostering Black-Jewish relations through Spill the Honey Foundation.

Dr. Clarence B. Jones
Anthony McLean
Anthony
McLean
Master Storyteller, Actor, Author, Leadership, Mental Health and Inclusivity Advocate

Anthony McLean is a "master storyteller" known for his engaging presentations on mental health, diversity & inclusion, and their intersection. He has worked with leading organizations like PepsiCo, Intel, and Coca Cola, helping them foster empathy, acceptance, and mental well-being to enhance team performance. McLean is also a respected voice in his field, having delivered hundreds of inspiring talks worldwide and authored the book "All Fired Up"

Anthony McLean
Dr. Tina Opie
Dr. Tina
Opie
Chief Vision Officer at Opie Consulting Group, Professor, Author

Whether as a keynote or interactive workshop leader, Tina’s focus is on creating more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Using her Shared Sisterhood framework and proven approaches for unearthing blind spots within individuals and organizations. Tina serves as a catalyst for new thinking and needed change.

Dr. Tina Opie
Milagros Phillips
Milagros
Phillips
The Race Healer

Milagros Phillips designs strategic learning initiatives for clients seeking to enhance their diversity and inclusion programs by adding race literacy to their initiatives. With more than 25 years of experience in learning and development, Milagros has consulted with, designed and delivered customized programs across many industries and services, including financial/insurance, healthcare, higher education, and national and political leaders.

Milagros Phillips
Allie Pleiter
Allie
Pleiter
Award-winning & Bestselling author of 60+ books, Productivity Speaker & Coach, Creator of The Chunky Method

Award-winning & Bestselling author Allie Pleiter has published over 60 books, selling 1.6 million copies worldwide. Besides writing, Allie teaches creatives and professionals to be productive and create vital marketing content. She coaches on writing productivity, speaks on faith, creativity, women’s issues, and her favorite topic - the Chunky Method of time management. A national speaker, Allie advises entrepreneurs, academics, and consultants on boosting productivity and creativity, reaching anyone needing enhanced efficiency in a demanding marketplace.

Allie Pleiter
Ranbir Puar
Ranbir
Puar
TEDx Speaker, Writer, and Life Coach

TEDx Speaker, writer, and life coach Ranbir Puar helps adults and children break free of their limiting beliefs by providing the tools to tap into their inner strength and silence their inner critics.

Ranbir Puar
Rodney Sampson
Rodney
Sampson
CEO of Opportunity Hub, Inclusive Startup Ecosystem Builder, Venture Capitalist, Economist

Rodney Sampson, of Opportunity Hub, is heralded as the leading inclusive startup ecosystem builder and is passionate about reducing poverty and wealth gap by advancing the cause of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and investment as a way of life for all, with an emphasis on socially disadvantaged and under-estimated and sponsored communities in America and beyond.

Rodney Sampson
Dr. Kryss Shane
Dr. Kryss
Shane
Leading LGBT+ Inclusion Expert, Educator, Consultant, Advocate, Professor & Lecturer, Author

Dr. Kryss Shane, a renowned LGBT+ expert, boasts over 25 years of experience in guiding leaders globally. Featured in The New York Times, ABC News, and more, she specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, helping businesses navigate these areas effectively. Holding a doctorate and multiple master’s degrees, Dr. Shane is an esteemed educator, serving at Columbia University and other institutions. Author of impactful books, including "The Medical Professional's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion," she advocates for LGBT+ rights and inclusivity on various fronts.

Dr. Kryss Shane
Alex Sheen
Alex
Sheen
5x TedEx Speaker, Founder of Because I Said I Would, Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur & Innovator, Author, and Humanitarian

As one of the world’s foremost experts on accountability and commitment, Alex is a five-time TEDxTalk speaker, author, podcast host, internationally-recognized humanitarian, social entrepreneur & innovator, author, and Founder of the because I said I would movement. His work, featured on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, CNN, Fox News, and many other programs, inspires people to honor their commitments.

Alex Sheen
Dr. Natalie Stavas
Dr. Natalie
Stavas
Inspirational Boston Marathon Hero, International Humanitarian & Award-Winning Physician, Harvard Doctor, Mentor, Runner

Dr. Natalie Stavas, a healer and educator, leads as Program Director for Child Protection Pediatrics at UC San Diego. Her heroic response during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings earned recognition from President Obama and media outlets. She's committed to preventing childhood violence and providing medical care in Haiti. Dr. Stavas conducts research on vulnerable children and COVID-19's impact. Featured in Runner's World and NY Times, she inspires with her remarkable journey.

Dr. Natalie Stavas