Riane Eisler is an internationally-renowned speaker whose presentations inform, inspire, and empower. She has given over 600 presentations on topics related to cultural history and transformation, economic and social justice, gender equity, and human rights at conferences, universities, corporations, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, India, Latin America and Europe. She has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and the U.S. State Department and has delivered agenda-shaping presentations for numerous heads of State.

“On behalf of the entire James Madison University community, I want to thank you for sharing so generously of your time and story with us as part of our Madison Vision lecture series. . .You challenged us to think deeply and creatively . . The feedback has been superb, not just on your inspiring address but also with regard to the conversations and interactions you had throughout the Summit with students, faculty , and administrators. You have sparked an important dialogue here that will continue well into the future.” ~ Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University

“You have given me fresh impetus both personally and in my political work, and at a time of widespread public disenchantment and deepening economic crisis, you give cause for new hope.”
~ Rita Suessmuth, Former President, Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament)


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“Riane Eisler spoke to the hearts and the heads of the top women at Microsoft. She was compelling not only in her compassion and humanity but even more so with her strong logic and sense of urgency. She is a wonderful, inspiring speaker!”
~ Alex Loeb, Former Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation

“When you gave that inspirational keynote address to our deans, vice presidents, and senior faculty, your talk sent more reverberations through our community than any speaker we’d ever had. You spoke from the heart, but also with such a depth and breadth of research data and sophisticated analysis at your finger tips, gently prodding us all to do better and better.”~ Edward M. Hundert, M.D., President Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

“I’m writing on behalf of all the participants in our Executives Leading Sustainable Change program to thank you for your inspiring and provocative presentation…Your vast knowledge of the history of humanity coupled with a deep conviction and guidance on what is needed in today’s corporations to bring about real social change left a deep impact on all of us. You provided us with a new context for thinking about how one person can make a difference and together we can change the world.” ~ Rayona Sharpnack, President, Institute for Women’s Leadership

"Thank you once again for the wonderful presentation that you made at our Symposium series …You had a very diverse audience and you somehow managed to say something which was meaningful to just about everyone. I especially appreciated your informal but well organized approach to a very difficult and complex topic.” ~ Professor Alexander W. Astin, Director, Higher Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles