"G'day! Australian born, NYC Based - I'm a confidence creator. I founded tech startup PepTalkHer. We're on a mission to close the gender pay gap by empowering women with confidence to know & negotiate their worth. Before founding my second company, I worked internationally as a foreign correspondent & director. I travelled to Nepal, Zimbabwe and beyond for broadcasters including BBC World, CNBC, SBS Dateline, Channel 7 and Animal Planet. I've interviewed Bashar Al Assad in Syria, Hugh Jackman in Sydney & thousands of people in between. I write about gender & diversity for Vogue, Marie Claire & Women's Agenda. Y journalism has been awarded with a New York Festival TV & Film Award, UN Media Award, Walkley, a Logie Nomination and Queensland Young Journalist of the Year. I've been speaking on stage since I was 10 years old - these days I keynote at conferences including SXSW, TechCrunch and in house for corporate clients across Asia, Europe & the USA including UNICEF & Revlon. I'm a very proud Aunty, a passionate volunteer lifesaver and proud member of The Wing."
An award-winning journalist turned entrepreneur, Meggie Palmer spent 15 years as a journalist & Foreign Correspondent for networks including BBC World, CNBC, Channel 7 & Dateline telling stories & producing films around the world, from Syria to Italy. Meggie is a confidence creator. The Founder and CEO of PepTalkHer, she's on a mission to close the gender pay gap. The tech startup uses artificial intelligence to remind women they're awesome and coach them in confidence negotiation. Her team runs corporate programs for brands including Contently, TechCrunch and Thinx training them in confidence, bias negotiation & fostering an inclusive workplace. She's also the founder of Sliding Door Media, a media training company that helps executives and brands globally communicate clearly and with confidence.
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 organization.
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!