A revolutionary path forward that has the power to change the lives of women in the corporate world and beyond.

Marissa Orr spent 15 years working at today’s top tech giants, Google and Facebook, forming her views on leadership, gender, and teamwork. Marissa has conducted talks for thousands of people in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, at companies and universities such as Google, Twitter, Pace University, New School, American Express, and more.

The Truth About Diversity & The Workplace

Former Google and Facebook executive, Marissa Orr, offers a compelling answer to the question few dare to ask: What have we’ve gotten wrong about women at work?

Based on in-depth research and personal experiences, Marissa shares her journey as a single mom of three trying to find success in her 15-year career at the world’s top tech giants. She gives an insider’s look at the systemic dysfunction inside today’s most progressive organizations, providing a revolutionary new perspective on why there are so few female leaders in corporate America. She doesn’t simply present a counterargument to modern feminist rhetoric but offers a revolutionary path forward to change the trajectory of the lives of women and men in the corporate world and beyond.

Innovation, Creativity & Culture

Why do most organizations fail to innovate? Why do the most capable and experienced business leaders continue floundering when it comes to adapting their organizations in the face of today’s challenges to reach and retain market leadership? In this revealing and thoughtful talk, Marissa explains why even those most progressive methods of fostering creativity and innovation have failed to create the products, cultures, and workplaces they are meant to inspire.

Weaving the latest, cutting edge research with humorous and engaging stories from her time at Google and Facebook, Orr overturns conventional wisdom on innovation, explains why common but empty platitudes like ‘fail harder’ actually fail to help companies be more innovative, and explores what most people get wrong about the best way to inspire collaboration, creativity, and higher performance.

The compelling narrative offers a brand new, eye opening perspective on what it truly takes for companies to grow and adapt, and provides specific techniques and practical steps they can use to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business environment.


“Everyone at Twitter is still talking about your women’s leadership presentation. It was one of the most engaging we’ve ever had.”

Balaji Sankaran
SVP Global Sales Operations & Marketing, Twitter

“You crushed it and your energy was contagious. A great ending to our conference!”

Geraldine Conquest
Business Lead, Women@Google New York

“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


Marissa speaks on the topics of female leadership, diversity, the gender gap, innovation, and creativity.

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