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Celeste Headlee

2024 Speaker

Emcee | Host, Women Amplified podcast, award-winning Journalist & Author, Speaking of Race

CELESTE HEADLEE is a journalist, professional speaker, and author of the books We Need To Talk, Do Nothing, and Speaking of Race. Her TEDx Talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, viewed over 34 million times, is one of the 10 most-watched talks. In her 20 years in public radio, Headlee has anchored programs including 1A, Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, Here and Now, All Things Considered, Here and Now, and Weekend Edition. Headlee hosts Slate’s Hear Me Out podcast and the Conferences for Women’s Women Amplified podcast. She is also the president of Headway DEI, a non-profit that works to bring racial justice and equity to journalism.