Every human rights event is enhanced with an audience hearing the first-hand experience of somebody who’s been on the ground floor of a humanitarian issue. Worldwide Speakers Group is proud to represent exclusive speakers with such credentials including Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Secretary Elaine Chao.
All three of these speakers have led incredible lives, have amazing stories to share, and have dedicated themselves to making the world a better and safer place for others. From speaking about violence against women and the effects of radical Islam to empowering Latino voices and protecting labor workers, these women take on a role in society that involve risk, passion, and humility. Moreover, these stories have the power to inspire others to help and further improve human rights situations throughout the world.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author, activist, and former politician is a strong proponent of women’s rights, a defender of free speech, and a vocal critic of radical Islam. She was born in Somalia and spent the majority of her life fleeing misogyny, abuse, forced marriages, and honor violence. She has dedicated her life to spreading awareness of these issues across the globe and is a very passionate about gender equality.
Hirsi Ali is the founder of AHA Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to end honor violence against women throughout the world. This organization provides direct support to victims of honor violence, forced marriage, and other gender subjugation issues in the United States.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has shown an incredible amount of courage in her activism. She has channeled her life experiences to better women’s lives around the world by raising awareness to the reformation of radical Islam and the overall violence against all women. Her value and appreciation for human rights allows her to connect with passionate audiences
Maria Teresa Kumar
Maria Teresa Kumar is a political activist dedicated to encouraging civic activism. She is the co-founder and executive director of Voto Latino, a non-profit media organization aimed at promoting the role of American Latinos in society and politics. Voto Latino’s objective is to make the democratic process for Latinos more inclusive and more representative.
Voto Latino has been operating for over ten years. The combination of ingenious social media efforts, grassroots voices, and pop culture has led Kumar’s organization to win multiple awards and impact communities around the nation. Through Voto Latino, people can register to vote, sign up to receive election text reminders, and more!
Elaine Chao arrived in America on a freight ship unable to speak a word of English. Today, she is a Harvard MBA graduate, was the first Asian-American woman appointed to a Presidential Cabinet Position appointed to a Presidential Cabinet position, has led many private and non-profit organizations, and is the recipient of multiple accolades and honorary degrees.
Chao’s experience in working with the United Way of America, Department of Labor, and The Peace Corps provided her with the necessary understanding of what makes an effective global leader. Her dutiful defense of human workers inside and outside of America surely qualifies her to add value to any human rights event.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Elaine Chao have powerful messages and would certainly be powerful additions to your next human rights event. Their struggle against hardship and suffering has instilled in them the ability to make a positive and lasting impact on the world. Book these speakers and watch how real life experiences with adversity can turn into valuable takeaways at your next event.