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Famous Female Motivational Speakers

List of famous female motivational speakers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female motivational speakers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being motivational speakers. There are thousand of females working as motivational speakers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic motivational speakers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a motivational speaker then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of many different people, including Sonja Buholzer and Bif Naked.

While this isn't a list of all female motivational speakers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female motivational speakers?" and "Who are the best female motivational speakers?"

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    Susan Lynn "Suze" Orman is an American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker, and television host. Orman was born in Chicago and received her B.A. in social work. She worked as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. In 1983 she became the vice-president of investments at Prudential Bache ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Financial adviser, Author, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: CBS News Sunday Morning, My Man Is a Loser, Suze Orman: 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, The Suze Orman Show, Suze Orman: Women & Money + 2 more
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    Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Profession: Poet, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Cartoonist, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Is It Fall Yet?, Crossing, We All Fall Down
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    Marilyn Hickey is an American Christian minister and televangelist who teaches Bible studies both nationally and internationally. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Missionary, Author, Televangelist, Motivational speaker
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    Paula Michelle White is an international Christian evangelist and teacher, TV personality, author and philanthropist. She is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, which is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church whose membership ranges in the thousands. She hosts a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Missionary, Author, Televangelist, Pastor + 1 more
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    Susan Powter is an Australian-born motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!", which was the centerpiece of her weight loss infomercial. She hosted her own talk show The Susan Powter Show in the 1990s. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Dietitian, Author, Personal trainer, Nutritionist, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: The Susan Powter Show
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    Stacey McKenzie is a Canadian fashion model, runway coach and most recently a model coach and judge on the Canadian reality television show Canada's Next Top Model. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Profession: Model, Supermodel, Motivational speaker, Presenter
    • Credits: The Fifth Element, Canada's Next Top Model
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    Louise Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Writer, Motivational speaker
    • Credits: Louise Hay: Receiving Prosperity, Louise Hay: Dissolving Barriers, Louise Hay: You Can Heal Your Life: The Movie: Expanded Version
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    Scout Cloud Lee is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Professor, Singer-songwriter, Author, Motivational speaker
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    Harriette Cole, is a life stylist, author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, motivational speaker, media trainer, magazine editor, lifestyle writer, wife and mother. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Writer + 1 more
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    Iyanla Vanzant is an actress. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spiritual teacher, Author, Actor, Motivational speaker, Presenter
    • Credits: Starting Over, Oprah's Lifeclass, Iyanla: Fix My Life
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    Erin Gruwell is an American teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. The 2007 film Freedom Writers is based on her inspirational story. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Motivational speaker, Teacher
    • Credits: Freedom Writers
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    Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly is an American film and television actress. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor + 5 more
    • Credits: A Time to Kill, What's Love Got to Do with It, Preacher's Kid, Milo, Tournament of Dreams + 4 more
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    Shirley Cothran was the 1975 winner of the Miss America pageant. She graduated from Denton High School in 1970 and was the second Miss America winner from that school in four years as Phyllis George wore the crown before her in 1971. Cothran used the scholarship money from the contest to get her Ph.D. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Profession: Motivational speaker
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    Jacquelyn Jeanne "Jackie" Mayer is a former Miss Ohio 1962 and Miss America 1963 and currently travels the United States as a motivational speaker, noted for her recovery from a near-fatal stroke suffered at age 28. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Motivational speaker
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    Ajay Rochester is an Australian actress and author. She was the host of the Australian version of reality weight-loss television series The Biggest Loser, for which she hosted a total of four series between 2006 and 2009. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Comedian, Author, Actor, Motivational speaker, Presenter
    • Credits: The Biggest Loser, The Biggest Loser (AU) - Season 1
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    Dr. Sheila Walsh, D.Min. is a Scottish-born contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter, evangelist, author, inspirational speaker, and talk-show host. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Ayr, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Evangelist, Songwriter, Author, Singer, Motivational speaker + 1 more
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    Annie Lobert is an American former call girl and sex industry worker, who founded the international Christian ministry Hookers for Jesus. In 2010, she produced and starred in a three-part documentary on the organization, titled Hookers: Saved on the Strip, which was broadcast nationwide on cable ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Missionary, Author, Motivational speaker
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    Liv Ragnheim Arnesen is a Norwegian educator, cross-country skier, adventurer, guide, and motivational speaker. Arnesen led the first unsupported women’s crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in 1992. In 1994, she made international headlines becoming the first woman in the world to ski solo and unsupported ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Bærum, Norway
    • Profession: Lecturer, Actor, Motivational speaker, Teacher
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    Susan Wilson Solovic is an American entrepreneur and author. Solovic's book "It's Your Biz" became a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com Top 100 and USA Today bestseller. She has also written two best-selling books on women and business and she a regular contributor on Fox Business and is ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational speaker
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    Ilyasah Shabazz

    Ilyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is an author, most notably of a memoir, Growing Up X, and a motivational speaker. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Actor, Motivational speaker
    • Credits: Malcolm X
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