Allison Gilbert’s In-Person and Online Talks

Events That Lift and Inspire

Allison Gilbert addresses audiences at corporations such as Google and Hearst, school and university communities such as Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Georgetown University, as well as numerous conferences. She makes frequent television and radio appearances, including interviews with The “Today” Show, “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and more. See a list of her speaking engagements here.

Allison Gilbert is known for her warm and engaging style that leaves audiences feeling valued, seen, and inspired.

Drawing on her critically-acclaimed books that have been reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, Allison’s most popular talks include:


  • Being Unstoppable: Learn what separates individuals who feel they can’t move on from people who believe nothing can stop them.
  • What Is a Woman Worth? Why are women’s stories and accomplishments still so often overlooked and what can be done to ensure that more women’s legacies endure for future generations.
  • Knowing Your Value: Lessons on Knowing Your Worth From 100 Years Ago: Urgent and timely lessons on owning your value from Elsie Robinson, the most-read woman in America and highest-paid woman writer in the William Randolph Hearst media empire.


  • Setbacks as Fire: Empowering opportunities for using hardships of all kinds to drive us forward.
  • Passed and Present: Celebrating Loved Ones and Keeping Their Memories Alive: Inspiring and uplifting ways to celebrate family and friends you never want to forget.
  • Remembering, Honoring, and Celebrating Those We’ve Lost: A Critical Marketing and Engagement Opportunity For Funeral Homes


  • From Book Idea to Published Author: A master plan for securing an agent, developing a winning book proposal, and landing a publishing contract.
  • A Roadmap for Writers: Empowering strategies for getting words on the page and into the hands of readers.
  • Reporting 9/11: An Emmy Award-Winning Journalist’s First-Hand Story: A raw, behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to cover the September 11 attacks and nearly be killed on the job that tragic day.


Susan Engel, Executive Director, 92NY Talks
“What a fabulous evening! The room was packed. The crowd was happy.   Everyone walked away thrilled they made the time to come. Let’s do it again soon.”

Susie Kessler, Manager, Shomer Collective, and Past Program Director, JCC in Manhattan
“I have been planning events at the JCC for over 9 years and have worked with many authors. From beginning to end, Allison was not only flexible and accommodating, she was simply a pleasure to work with. By all accounts, her recent event was a great success!”

Betty Spence, Head, Women’s Advancement, Seramount, and Past President, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
“I attend and oversee dozens of events for women in corporate America every year, and I find Allison an unusually warm, informative, and funny speaker. She brilliantly applies her own hard-won lessons and insights to the business and professional issues that others face. Our members loved her!”

Michael A. Lanotte, Executive Director, New York State Funeral Directors Association
“Allison Gilbert is an excellent speaker. Her presentation was entertaining, enlightening, and crafted perfectly for our audience. Our members are diverse, yet she made points that were relevant to everyone, with powerful, easy-to-execute takeaways. Every state funeral directors association should hire Allison — and fast!”

Mary Fetchet, Executive Director, Voices Center for Resilience
“Thank you for the FABULOUS presentation last night! You were inspirational and so thoughtful in the compassionate way you engaged the participants.”

If you’re interested in booking Allison Gilbert for your event, reach out to Christie Hinrichs at Authors Unbound.
You can call Christie at 541-797-221 or email .

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