Speakers and Topics

Karen Hanrahan's Speaking Topics

  • Revamping US development and diplomacy under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Unleashing the power of women and girls in the developing world
  • Socially responsible business practices in the developing world
  • Tales from the field: Witnessing human rights abuses and progress in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa
  • Innovating for social impact in the developing world
  • Building a future career in international humanitarian, human rights and development (I’ve been asked on multiple occassions to speak at universities (and recently a youth forum) on careers in international affairs

Inkandescent Speakers Bureau

Inclusive, Responsible Economic Growth in Africa

Date: August 10, 2013 Time: Noon Speaker: Karen Hanrahan Topic: Inclusive, Responsible Economic Growth in Africa Organization: African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum: Ethiopia Location: Washington, DC

Karen J. Hanrahan was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in August 2012. Her portfolio includes the Office of African Affairs and the Office of International Labor Affairs, as well as gender and security and human rights issues.
About this speech: Remarks in US and international fora included a discussion of socially responsible global business practices, the importance of women and girls in development and security, innovation to achieve social impact on a global stage, inclusive economic growth, and the link between good labor practices and sustainable economic growth.

About Karen Hanrahan

Karen Hanrahan began her work under the Obama Administration working with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as the U.S. Coordinator for International Assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan. She went on to design and run the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (the QDDR) for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

She most recently served as the Chief Innovation Officer for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), on detail assignment in London.

A lawyer by training, Hanrahan has spent over 15 years working in and on fragile and emerging countries for the U.S. Government, the United Nations, NGOs and the private sector. She specializes in human rights, rule of law, security sector reform, gender, and protection, as well as strategic planning and organizational change.

From 2004-2006, Hanrahan served as the State Department’s Senior Rule of Law Coordinator in Iraq and Senior Consultant to the Iraqi Minister of Human Rights. Prior to this, she served with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives in Iraq as the Senior Advisor on Human Rights and Transitional Justice.

Hanrahan went on to serve as Vice President for International Peace and Stability in a Fortune 500 company, leading a large-scale organizational change effort and travelling around the world to integrate human rights, rule of law and security assistance.

Hanrahan is an alumna of Harvard Business School and University of Washington School of Law. She has studied Arabic and French.

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more Date: Mar 09, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Applied Positive Psychology: Find your hidden joy and inner laughter Organization: Women's Circle, Chabad of Wilkes Berre Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
more Date: Feb 18, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Applied Positive Psychology, Laughter and Joy Organization: United States District Court, District of Connecticut Location: New Haven Courthouse: Support court for probation population
more Date: Jan 21, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Keynote: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Growing Business Acumen Organization: Dorian Drake International, Inc. Location: Westchester, NY
more Date: Oct 20, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: How Savvy Women Thrive on Change, Increase Their Confidence and Power-Up Their Career Organization: Space Telescope Science Institute Location: Baltimore, MD
more Date: Oct 13, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 8 Things Interns Should Not Do Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University, PR Program Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Oct 06, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Why Is PR Important? Organization: George Washington University, PR Graduate Program Location: Alexandria, VA
more Date: Oct 01, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Secrets to Thriving on Change in Stressful Times Organization: The Journal Record Location: Oklahoma City, OK
more Date: Oct 01, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: “Chopped” Team-Building Competition Organization: The Steward School Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 30, 2015 Speaker: Michael Vidikan Topic: Technology Values Organization: Foresight & Trends conference Location: SLS Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
more Date: Sep 22, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 2015 Annual "Woman 2 Woman" Extravaganza Organization: Network for Enterprising Women Location: Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, Richmond VA
more Date: Sep 15, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Engineering a Passion Organization: The Story Tellers Channel's "Stories that Matter!" Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 03, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Facilitation: Extraordinary Women's Exchange Executive Committee Organization: Richmond Chamber of Commerce Location: Richmond, VA
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more Date: Aug 28, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Creative Line Displays for Increasing Sales Organization: Richmond Public Schools Location: Henderson Middle School, Richmond VA
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more Date: Aug 08, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Eating Healthy in a Hurry Organization: Genworth, Bring Your Chlid to Work Day Location: Genworth headquarters, Richmond VA
more Date: Jul 29, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: How to Get Teachers to Think Like Business Owners Organization: Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference Location: Virginia Beach Hotel & Resort Conference Center
more Date: Jul 28, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Cauliflower is the New Kale Organization: Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference Location: Virginia Beach Hotel & Resort Conference Center
more Date: Jul 19, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Above and Beyond Panels: Creating Energizing Facilitated Conversations Your Clients Really Want Organization: Nationals Speakers Association Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 27, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Women Leading the Future Conference 2015 Location: Washington, DC
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more Date: Apr 18, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Leveraging Your Network to Build A Successful Career Organization: Ladies America Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Apr 01, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: PR 101: Why and How I started Inkandescent Public Relations Organization: PRSSA Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
more Date: Mar 24, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Keys to Being a Confident, Courageous, Career-Savvy Woman Organization: Bluefield Chamber of Commerce Location: Bluefield, WV
more Date: Feb 28, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Women Entrepreneurs: Taking Your Business to the Next Level Organization: Prince William County Women Entrepreneurs Network Location: Old Hickory Gold Club in Woodbridge VA
more Date: Feb 20, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting for High School Students Organization: Dinwiddie Career and Technical Education Program Location: Dinwiddie Country Club, Richmond VA
more Date: Feb 18, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Heart-Healthy Cooking Organization: American Heart Association / Macy’s New York City Location: Macy’s, Short Pump, VA
more Date: Jan 31, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Leveraging Your Network to Build A Successful Career Organization: Ladies DC Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Nov 24, 2014 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Low-Glycemic Cooking Organization: Greater Richmond Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Location: The Source Kitchen, Midlothian VA
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more Date: Sep 11, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: Pittsburg, PA
more Date: Sep 09, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: Atlanta, GA
more Date: Aug 08, 2014 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Chopped” Team-Building Competition Organization: GE Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Jul 18, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaborative Leadership Organization: Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy Location: Austin, TX
more Date: Jun 24, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2014 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Jun 17, 2014 Speaker: Rita Cheng Topic: Reaching Generation X & Y clients Organization: The Client Connection! Location: Online
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more Date: May 18, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Silent Language of Leaders Organization: Kaiser Permanente Location: Northern California
more Date: May 15, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Women Who Lead Organization: San Francisco Women's Exchange Location: San Francisco, CA
more Date: May 13, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Women Who Lead Organization: Professional BusinessWomen of California Location: San Francisco, CA
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more Date: Apr 08, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Business Professionals Organization: California Institute of Technology Location: Pasadena, CA
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more Date: Apr 01, 2014 Speaker: Yvette Montero Salvatico Topic: Beyond Trends: Navigating the Changing World of Work Organization: Master Plan: The Strategic Workforce Planning Conference Location: Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand