901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Vanessa Williams, Speaker

Vanessa Williams

    • First black Miss America
    • Actress on Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives
Full Bio
In Person-Fee 🛈

Please inquire

Virtual Fee:

Please Inquire

Travels From

California

No videos found.

Vanessa Williams Speaker Biography


You can spend a lot of time making plans, but life often gets in the way of them; this is a lesson Vanessa Williams had to learn firsthand. From the beginning, Vanessa Williams had to conquer controversy when she became the first black Miss America in 1983 and the scandal that followed. However, her fight to survive brought about her debut and success on Broadway, millions of albums being sold worldwide, and her resurgence in recent years on network television with Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. Her career has been laced with setbacks, closed doors, and constant dismissal; but all of these events only added to her journey and the story she has to tell. In April, she is releasing a book she co-wrote with her mother, entitled YOU HAVE NO IDEA. In the book, Vanessa Williams empowers you to embrace the unexpected, remember your self-worth, and accept your path in life – no matter how uncertain it may be.

 

In Partnership with United Talent 

You Have No Idea - Embrace the unexpected, remember your self-worth, and accept your path in life – no matter how uncertain it may be.

Overcoming Adversity

Women's Events

Related Speakers

Joseph Grenny, Change Speaker

Joseph Grenny

The Social Scientist for Business Performance

Gretchen Evans keynote speaker

Gretchen Evans

Retired US Army Command Sergeant Major

Rolf Benirschke, Healthcare Speaker

Rolf Benirschke

CEO

Peter Gamwell, Speaker

Peter Gamwell

Award-Winning

DeVon Franklin

DeVon Franklin

Award-winning Film and Television Producer

Bobby Jones, keynote speaker

Bobby Jones

Building Purpose-Driven Brands for the 21st Century

Chris Gardner Speaker

Chris Gardner

Inspiration For The Movie "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Jennifer Arnold, Speaker

Jennifer Arnold

Physician

Diana Nyad Speaker

Diana Nyad

Record-Breaking Long Distance Swimmer

Lydia McLaughlin

Lydia McLaughlin

Fashion & Lifestyle blogger

Pete Rose, Celebrity Speaker

Pete Rose

Retired Outfielder

Cindy Parlow

Cindy Parlow

First Female President of U.S. Soccer

Reviews

Testimonials

A wonderful bureau to work with! Big ups to everyone who helped make our event a success. Fingers crossed we get the chance to collaborate fo..

MDRT | Testimonial

"As always, you are the best most responsive speaker bureau I've ever worked with!"

Image Media

Angela Schelp was a great partner in finding the right kick-off speaker for our conference. This was my first conference identifying the keyn..

CubeSmart

I just wanted to thank Matt Meyer and Sheryl Moon for their meticulous assistance with identifying, securing and preparing our chosen guest s..

Testimonials | TraceLink | Executive Speakers

This was my first experience using ESB to locate and secure a keynote speaker for my Corporate event. They were extremely easy to work with a..

AngMar Medical Holdings

"Matt Meyer was really wonderful in assisting me to find the correct keynote speaker for our conference. Jenny Foreman was completely on top ..

The Anchor Group

"As always, Executive Speakers Bureau helped us execute another flawless event. It is always so reassuring to know that you have a team behin..

Texas Hospital Association

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

© 2023 Executive Speakers Bureau. All Rights Reserved.

Design and Developed by eBiz Solutions

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below