Martha Ackmann is a popular keynote speaker who talks about women who have changed America. She presents addresses to colleges, independent schools, professional organizations, museums, and business and government groups.
She has delivered countless talks for college commencements, university common read programs and for events celebrating February’s Black History Month and National Women’s History Month in March.
Recent talks have included speeches at Kennedy Space Center, the Emily Dickinson Museum, Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.
Audiences call Martha’s talks moving, dynamic, eloquent, unforgettable, and full of hope. And she’s funny, too.
“Martha Ackmann’s presentation at our annual convention received a tremendous response. Our members walked away with new inspiration and pride as women. Thanks to Martha for a warm and humorous telling of a remarkable story—a story we will be sure our mothers, friends, and daughters know.”
—Mary Grace McNear, President, Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association
“Martha Ackmann told a gripping take of unsung heroes in the early days of space exploration. She recounted with eloquence the obstacles these women faced. This is a remarkable story in itself, but even more telling is how the episode nearly vanished from the nation’s collective memory.”
—Richard G. French, Team Member Cassini Mission to Saturn
“The talk worked well at our all-employee meeting. It fit nicely with our cultural diversity training, carrying on the theme that we all benefit and become a stronger whole if we can look past the stereotypes and use the talents and skills of everyone.”
—Laura Lecker, Federal Women’s Program Manager, State of Maine