About the Speaker: Vanessa Loder
Vanessa Loder is a leading authority and sought-after keynote speaker on women’s leadership and mindfulness. Her Tedx talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 100,000 views.
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Vanessa Loder is a women’s leadership and mindfulness expert who teaches women how to be successful without burning out. She has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Glamour Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her Tedx talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 100,000 views.
Vanessa has taught at AirBnB, Bain & Co, Castlight Health, Charles Schwab, Cisco, Dreamforce, Emerging Women, Flextronics, Goldman Sachs, Google, LinkedIn, Mattel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, PA Conference for Women, PG&E, PwC, Salesforce, StubHub!, The North Face, The Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford MSx Women Leaders, Uber, Watermark Conference for Women, Women in Private Equity and many other organizations.
Vanessa received her MBA from Stanford University and her BA in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude.
In her previous life, Loder was a successful private equity investor who advised fast growing companies. She is a self described over-achiever whose unfulfilling experience of continual career climbing left her burned out, exhausted and eager to find another way.
After spending close to a decade working in finance on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, Vanessa felt that she had climbed to the top of the ladder only to realize it was the wrong ladder. Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work have led to thousands of ambitious leaders creating more sustainable success.
Vanessa has been featured in Fast Company, Glamour, Forbes, Mind, Body, Green and the Huffington Post.
Vanessa is certified as a Coach by the Hendricks Institute and trained in hypnosis and regression healing with Brian and Carole Weiss at the Omega Institute in NY. She is also certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) by Carl Buchheit at NLP Marin. She has studied mindfulness and meditation with a variety of teachers including Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock. Vanessa currently lives in Lafayette, CA with her husband and two children.
Sample Speech Topic: How to Lean In Without Burning Out
Women today feel a lot of pressure to succeed in all aspects of their lives. This pursuit of “having it all” coupled with advances in technology which enable 24/7 connectivity, cause many women to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned out.
Recent research shows that while women are now outpacing men in educational attainment in North America, there remains a persistent gender gap with women lagging behind men in earnings. Women’s roles in leadership positions in most sectors of business and government have not improved in the last twenty years. Many women, and men, are talking about the importance of “leaning in” and making choices that are both personally and professionally rewarding. And yet, women are simultaneously experiencing a backlash of exhaustion, overwhelm and additional stress and anxiety as they take on more responsibility inside and outside the home.
With astonishing clarity and prescience, Vanessa discusses the ever-shifting roles of men and women in society and, more importantly, what women can do to claim their power without killing themselves in the process.
Vanessa has a new solution for women who want to lean in without burning out – it’s called Success with Ease. Loder teaches the core tenets of this radical new approach with grace and humor, leaving her audience inspired and empowered.
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Past Speaking Engagements
Bain & Co
Bay Area Discovery Museum
CDA (Convenience Distributors Association)
Emerging Women Live
Junior League of San Francisco
PA Conference for Women
SFMAMA (SF Mother Attorney Mentoring Association)
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The North Face
Watermark Conference for Women
Women in Private Equity