Victoria overcame extreme adversity in her youth to become a successful corporate executive, author, board director and public speaker.
Victoria is a 20+ year Corporate Executive and Board Director. Nicknamed the “Turn Around Queen” by former colleagues and employers, Victoria inspires and empowers her team and clients to change mindsets and drive growth in business, leadership and culture.
As someone who does not subscribe to the status quo, she is always ready for new challenges becoming one of the youngest Chief Operating Officers at the age of 24, a president by 35 and a CEO by age 41.
Victoria was recognized as a Top 50 Business Leader in Technology by Insight Magazine in 2021 and a Mentor of the Year by Women in Communications & Technology in 2020. HSBC bank awarded her the Diversity & Inclusion in Innovation award in 2019 and she was IBM’s #1 Global Social Seller ranked by LinkedIn in 2019 and 2020 (and soon you will see her named to top Business Leaders in Technology by CIOLook Magazine)
As a prolific motivational and inspirational speaker, Victoria has delivered keynotes discussing the importance of personal branding and its impact on professional growth; being an empathetic leader in empowering employees; the power of DEI on corporate cultures and building a life of resilience.
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I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions
I overcame extreme adversity in my youth (born to a drug addicted teenage mother who abused me - I was in/out the child welfare system. but fortunate to be adopted ) - determined to be better than biology or circumstance, I lived an Unstoppable life/philosophy and one of #NoExcuses. I am a career long corporate executive (COO at age 24, President by 35, CEO at 41) . I have also built, bought and invested in businesses. I sit on multiple boards, am an author and professional public speaker with ~100k followers across all my platforms. I talk on resilience /overcoming adversity, leadership and culture, DEI, negotiations, personal branding, future of work and more
Victoria will share her personal and professional journey of overcoming extreme adversity including childhood abuse and trauma to live a life with a #NoExcuses philosophy, becoming a successful Corporate Executive by age 24, an author and Brand & Networking Champion .
Take Aways: Highly motivational/inspirational. Actionable insight and lessons for personal and professional growth.
Ideal for: Audiences of all backgrounds and experience level. Most frequently the preferred keynote for events with Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Women’s Empowerment and Motivational and Personal Development Conferences/Events.
The Future of Work is not something that WILL come, it is here; and it's not about WHERE works gets done, but WHY and for WHOM. Employees are empowered and looking to work for companies and leaders aligned to their purpose and values and this requires a very different type of leader. In this talk, Victoria will explore the data, expectations and the opportunities to transform the workforce.
Take Aways: Actionable insight and recommendations to transform the workforce forever.
Ideal for: Business Leaders of all levels, HR professionals, technology and transformation leaders
Companies talk the talk of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, but fail to create environments where DE&I is an integral part of the organizational culture. This keynote focuses on strategies that help organizations create a genuine, high-performing DE&I culture. Victoria also explores unconscious bias, ways to address and educate employees, as well as technology that assists in Talent Acquisition/Recruitment using a variety of innovative solutions. Victoria also shares her personal story as the youngest executive in the room, at 24 years old, LGBT and only woman at the corporate table.
Take Aways: Actionable steps on how to develop DE&I strategies and tactics to move the needle, moving the conversation from talk, to measurable action.
Ideal for: Business and HR leaders/professionals, as well as senior management.
Accelerate your career, and your success, through authentic, yet carefully curated Personal Branding and strategic networking and community building. Victoria will share personal anecdotes and provide actionable steps on how to craft a brand, develop and maintain a network, and leverage
that network for true success.
Take Aways: Understanding the key elements of a strong authentic personal brand and the power of community building aka networking
Ideal for: Any client facing corporate audience (sales, client management, marketing), early professionals, front-line and mid level management.
An exciting #NoExcuses keynote on how women can achieve a limitless career AND have the
personal life that they choose (It’s not, “family OR career”; It’s possible to have both – and more!)
Take Aways: Learn Victoria’s insights on how she’s attained it all without compromising: Family,
career, AND outside passions and “side hustles.” Victoria shares key tactics on managing your brand,
networking, negotiations, performance and boundaries.
Ideal for: Women - of all ages and stages of their career; very targeted to those in early to mid