Meggie Palmer

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Leading Expert on Retaining Female Leaders and Diversity; Innovative Entrepreneur Focused on Closing the Gender Pay Gap; Award-winning Journalist and Foreign Correspondent; Founder, PepTalkHer

Biography

Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator and serial entrepreneur. She helps companies retain diverse and high potential talent.

Palmer founded PepTalkHer with the mission of closing the gender pay gap. The PepTalkHer App helps you track your career successes, using artificial intelligence to teach confidence and negotiation skills and to give you a pep talk when you need it most.

Palmer’s PepTalkHer team runs corporate programming for global companies, including JP Morgan and Revlon. Her team works in-house with businesses to retain staff members with high potential for advancement, running programs around confidence, negotiation and fostering an inclusive workplace.

She’s grown the passionate and devoted PepTalkHer community to more than 15,000 people and has helped thousands of women earn raises and promotions beyond what they thought possible.

Palmer lectures at Columbia University and Barnard College, and writes about gender and diversity for Vogue, Marie Claire, Women’s Agenda and News Corp.

In her former life, Palmer was an international Foreign Correspondent and director who covered news and events in Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy and beyond. She’s filed for global broadcasters including BBC World News, CNBC, SBS Dateline, Channel 7, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

In 2017, Palmer traveled to Damascus for Dateline to produce a World Exclusive interview with Bashar Al Assad, which was nominated for a 2017 Logies Award. Palmer’s dodged falling buildings in Nepal during the 2015 earthquake, investigated the justice system for teenagers sent to Rikers Island in New York and has uncovered corruption and money laundering in Papua New Guinea.

She has been awarded multiple times for her work in journalism, with her honors including a Walkley Award, a New York Festival TV & Film Award, a UN Media Award and being named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year.

A serial entrepreneur, Palmer’s first business was Sliding Door Media a company that trains executives from across the world to harness the power of stories to communicate like superstars.

Palmer sits on several not-for-profit boards and is a proud member of The Wing.

Meggie Palmer is available for paid speaking engagements including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks, and advisory/consulting services through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Biography

Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator and serial entrepreneur. She helps companies retain diverse and high potential talent.

Palmer founded PepTalkHer with the mission of closing the gender pay gap. The PepTalkHer App helps you track your career successes, using artificial intelligence to teach confidence and negotiation skills and to give you a pep talk when you need it most.

Palmer’s PepTalkHer team runs corporate programming for global companies, including JP Morgan and Revlon. Her team works in-house with businesses to retain staff members with high potential for advancement, running programs around confidence, negotiation and fostering an inclusive workplace.

She’s grown the passionate and devoted PepTalkHer community to more than 15,000 people and has helped thousands of women earn raises and promotions beyond what they thought possible.

Palmer lectures at Columbia University and Barnard College, and writes about gender and diversity for Vogue, Marie Claire, Women’s Agenda and News Corp.

In her former life, Palmer was an international Foreign Correspondent and director who covered news and events in Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy and beyond. She’s filed for global broadcasters including BBC World News, CNBC, SBS Dateline, Channel 7, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

In 2017, Palmer traveled to Damascus for Dateline to produce a World Exclusive interview with Bashar Al Assad, which was nominated for a 2017 Logies Award. Palmer’s dodged falling buildings in Nepal during the 2015 earthquake, investigated the justice system for teenagers sent to Rikers Island in New York and has uncovered corruption and money laundering in Papua New Guinea.

She has been awarded multiple times for her work in journalism, with her honors including a Walkley Award, a New York Festival TV & Film Award, a UN Media Award and being named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year.

A serial entrepreneur, Palmer’s first business was Sliding Door Media a company that trains executives from across the world to harness the power of stories to communicate like superstars.

Palmer sits on several not-for-profit boards and is a proud member of The Wing.

Meggie Palmer is available for paid speaking engagements including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks, and advisory/consulting services through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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“The presentation blew the entire room away! Phenomenal.”

– Edwina McCann, Vogue, Editor In Chief

“It was fantastic to have you as part of the programme – you spoke so well and definitely inspired the room! Your mission is so worthwhile, will continue spreading the word!”

– Victoria Baker, News Corporation

“I definitely knew you were a badass, but the second you took the stairs to the stage in those first moments and strutted with so much confidence I think my jaw might have hit the floor. There were a few people that day that made the event so special and you
were certainly one of them. I only wish we’d had more time for you!”

– Amy Wanke, Director Global Sales & Exhibitions, SXSW

“Thank you for hosting and moderating the TECH4Good panel at Australia House! We had wonderful feedback. Look forward to working with you again in the future.”

– Chelsea Martin, Australian Consul General

“Not only is Meggie an expert in her subject matter, but very practical and down to earth in her delivery. She is a well-respected journalist who has earned the praise of many across both industry and community. She has spoken with vulnerability and authenticity at mentoring functions for young people from diverse cultural backgrounds – her open nature and honesty are refreshing and ensure the audience hangs on to her every word.”

– Hass Delaal, Chairman SBS Television and CEO Australian Multicultural Foundation

“I walked away 400% better prepared to handle the business after this training. Thank you!”

– Clint Fuerhardt, CEO, Transit Systems

“As a result of putting my team through your training program, they walked away empowered to step out of the shadows and into their light. A confident team – mission accomplished.”

– Katrina Barry, CEO, Contiki

“Meggie is a phenomenal source of wisdom and an invaluable resource for companies. Not only is she well-versed in what it takes to be a great leader in today’s economy, she’s an expert that takes the mystery and confusion out of the challenges women face in the workforce. I have found Meggie incredibly sensitive and insightful when it comes to speaking to our employees, leading coaching and training and has been instrumental in helping our employees find their voice.”

– Chantelle Mowbray, THINX

“Wonderful presentation!”

– Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York

“Our session yesterday was completely brilliant. I was so impressed with the tangible takeaways you offered and delighted by how much the group seemed to bond during your facilitated session. Looking forward to planning our 2019 content with you to keep this great momentum going.”

– Alli Manning, VP Content, Contently

“Meggie MC-ed a hugely successful fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – her ability to create an electric vibe in the room was amazing. She was dynamic, energetic and a pleasure to work with – the feedback was fantastic. At one point during the event we realized we were falling short of our fundraising task on the silent auction – we alerted Meggie and she took it upon herself to rally the room and ensure the bidding began flowing and the donations appeared from nowhere! Highly recommend and look forward to working with Meggie again.”

– Jane Knox, Cystic Fibrosis Association

“Meggie is a rockstar speaker – Highly recommend – 5 stars! A brilliant talker – very energetic, knowledgeable and positive. To be honest, I always have low expectations of corporate speakers but with this session I walked away with great tips that I can action immediately.”

– WeWork

“I found our training session incredibly valuable and would want other people to feel as empowered as I did after this event! Our corporate session was individualized for our particular challenges as well as practical for the group. Real-life scenarios were delivered that were immediately relevant for our business. I have also been present at other media coaching and training courses and found yours superior in every way.”

– Harlequin Publishing Group

“Meggie is our go-to host and facilitator for VIP guests. She always reads the room and brings the appropriate energy. She has a unique ability to engage any audience. We hate when events feel stale – that never happens with Meggie at the helm – she always knows the brief and can bring energy and excitement to the room.”

– Joanne Venturato, Office of QUT Vice-Chancellor

“Meggie is a confidence creator! Her energy and enthusiasm and genuine passion for uplifting women and making them believe they can do anything is an inspiration. The team left the event uplifted and literally better off – her tangible money tips saved me $400 already!”

– Sophie McNaught, Women & Money San Francisco

“I loved working with Meggie and would highly recommend her to other organizations – she’s an incredibly personable, inspiring individual. Meggie was very open about her own experiences, successes and failures, which was reassuring for all of us. The team at the
DMG360 Agency really valued her input. I would have no hesitations in recommending Meggie to anyone.”

– Ellie Beryl, DMG360 Advertising Agency

“Meggie Palmer is a vibrant and engaging speaker! For her most recent engagement with QUT, she managed to create a strong connection with an audience of several hundred teenage girls and boys at the end of a long day … no easy task. She was refreshingly honest and gave hilarious anecdotes about her career in journalism. Her ability to laugh at herself was appreciated by the students. Her vulnerability in sharing her own hardships as a teen struck a chord with the audience. Meggie took instructions from us and stuck to the brief we provided. She was on message yet still creative in her approach to her story and how she interacted with the audience. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to other corporate organizations.”

– Leanne Cain, Business School Queensland University of Technology

“Meggie was a moderator at the Somerset Celebration of Literature. Her role was to facilitate and ensure the conversation kept flowing between VIPs and world class authors including Nick Earls and others. She has a quick wit and an innate ability to know when to move the discussion on and when to let the discussion breathe – fabulous!”

– Michael Brohier, Somerset Celebration of Literature

“Meggie Palmer is an inspiring individual who speaks honestly and authentically of her life and experience. When invited to present at the Queensland Leadership Forum, Meggie was an incredibly engaging speaker who was comfortable to take any questions without notice from the audience and in doing so, generated a lot of deep discussion for those who heard her. I would highly recommend Meggie as a speaker with great passion, integrity and influence.”

– Paul Wetzig, Queensland Leadership Forum

“Hilarious, relatable & confident – Meggie presented a keynote address at the National Alliance of Girls School Student Leadership conference. She was a standout speaker from the conference with all attendees remarking she was a highlight of their 4-day experience. She connects with her audience and reads the room extremely well. She has a high level of emotional intelligence and her career experiences and travels are fascinating fodder for her speaking engagements.”

– Rebecca Heinrich, CEO, Rising Generations

“Meggie Palmer is an engaging and passionate speaker who connects with her audience with ease. She crafts a powerful storyline underpinned by well-researched facts and sprinkled with personal anecdotes.”

– Annette Ware, Abbotsleigh Girls College

“Meggie is one of those people you love to be around both professionally and personally, her energy and positivity is infectious. Meggie is a highly engaging speaker delivering highly valuable actionable advice, with the attendees implementing her recommendations immediately. I highly recommend Meggie for speaking engagements and her team for workshop facilitation and training.”
– Marisa Warren, CEO, ELEVACAO Foundation

“Thanks so much for such a valuable and educational workshop! I feel much more confident!”

– Madeline Mitchell,Hi iQ Tutoring

“I’ve done training before but found this experience much more hands on. Jumping through a series of different exercises to learn how to conduct myself in a business context. Meggie was very engaging and approachable, making the training feel more relevant.”

– Monica Wulff, CEO, Startup Muster

“I found so many things about this training helpful! Much to apply to my day to day job and also to pay forward to teach my team. Thanks for your patience, energy and passion for your work, 5 stars!”

– Amy Low, Head of Brand, Mambo

“What an incredible opportunity to learn from the best in the biz! Meggie and her team are truly first class. The skills I learnt at the founder media training day were absolutely invaluable. I can’t stress enough the value for founders to do this training to take your business to the next level.”

– Samantha Cardone, CEO, PlanePal

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