A former executive at Google and Facebook and best-selling author, Marissa brings an entirely new and fresh perspective on diversity and female leadership.
Marissa speaks on the topics of female leadership, diversity, the gender gap, innovation, and creativity.
“Everyone at Twitter is still talking about your women’s leadership presentation. It was one of the most engaging we’ve ever had.”
SVP Global Sales Operations & Marketing, Twitter
“Marissa’s keynote for our iEM conference was outstanding. With humor and grace, she challenged us to look at things from a wholly new and useful perspective; one which we’d not heard before, and one we’ve been talking about ever since.”
— David Mishkin, MD FACEP, Chief Innovation Officer, Sheridan Health
“Thank you for coming to Canada to deliver the thought leadership presentation. The team thought it was simply OUTSTANDING – the best they’d seen in years.”
Bob Cornwall, Global Head of Sales L&D, YouTube
“With humor and grace, she challenged us to look at things from a wholly new and useful perspective; one which we’d not heard before, and one we’ve been talking about ever since.”
MD, FACEP, Chief Innovation Officer, Sheridan Health
“Marissa, thank you for creating and delivering a phenomenal presentation, sharing your own personal insights and time, and both inspiring us to push our thinking in this area as well as providing us with some very specific tactics we can adopt today! Yesterday was truly terrific and only because of the tremendous thought and passion you brought to the initiative.”
Elizabeth Ross-Ronchi, VP/GM, Global Field & Dialogic Marketing, American Express
“You crushed it and your energy was contagious. A great ending to our conference!”
Business Lead, Women@Google New York
“You were outstanding today! You have the right balance of charisma, knowledge and humor and you have been the highlight of the day for everyone.”
— Julie Rollauer, Head of Industry, CPG, Google
HarperCollins released Marissa’s first book, Lean Out, The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace, in June 2019.
“This book will make you think differently about what it will take for women to succeed in American business by exploding myth after myth with cogent arguments and simple common sense.”
~ Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe
“For the first time in a long time, I finally read a book that states clear facts around the gender issues, with sound research backing the assumptions. This book should be read by leaders of all types, as it provides a fresh perspective on valuing oneself without shame or blame, while preparing the reader for the corporate ladder.”
~ Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice President California Bank & Trust and author of #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life