Current Speaking Topics


Balancing Your Life:
Women Sharing Their Choices, Challenges, and Solutions

Clips of Ellen’s interviews with some of America’s most interesting women enhance this presentation about the #1 topic on women’s agendas—balancing family and career. Learn ways to become more fearless, when to put family before work, how to slow the world down to your pace, and the one thing all women should keep in their desk drawer!

Media and Motherhood:
What’s the Connection?

We’ve come a long way from the “Que Sera, Sera” era, when women were expected to accept what fate dished out. See how the media has reflected and influenced women’s choices through the years in this multi-media presentation and learn ways to decide whether your own choices are taking you where you want to go.

Second Acts And New Beginnings:
Dealing With Change In Your Life.

If you worry about change, this speech is for you! Ellen addresses second acts, new beginnings and shares six ways to bring change into your life. Humorous and inspirational, this message coaches women on the benefits of letting go, learning to say no, and having fun as they embrace change and welcome new beginnings.

Danger Pay:
Memoir of a Photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994.

Photographer Carol Spencer said that “everything is negotiable at the right price, even life.” As a photojournalist for U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications, Spencer witnessed, wrote about and photographed the refugee camps of the Gaza strip, historic meetings between world leaders, the sea jacking of the Achille Lauro, and meetings between dignitaries such as Yassar Arafat, Anwar Sadat, Presidents Carter and Clinton, and King Hussein of Jordan. Since the death of Carol Spencer, her sister Ellen has presented her writings and photographs to audiences across the country as a testimony to the fact that the violence she witnessed is still having repercussions today.