• Hi, I'm Samantha


    your trainer, coach, feminist sherpa, and cheerleader

    My mission in life is to help you accomplish your dreams, rise to the top of your field, and change the world ..oh, and smash the patriarchy along the way, of course :)


    who am i?




    host of samanthropolitics


    a feminist take on global politics


    Diversity and Inclusion Training + The Women's Leadership Challenge

  • Samantha has an amazing way of bringing joy and energy to a session all while making participants feel comfortable. Her ability to interject seamlessly with anecdotes of her own struggles as a woman searching for success and meaning is complemented by moments of real vulnerability that draws out the same out in all of us. - Emma


    Samantha created a space for women to talk about our lives, challenges we are facing in the workplace and opened our eyes to different cultures & upbringings. In addition, she imparted her wisdom upon us, provided us reading material and videos to enhance our learning and gave us tools to help us handle certain situations differently. Lakysha


    Samantha is a fearless leader. Her guidance, curated materials and skillful moderation of the classes allowed me to begin to recognize the many constructs that play a part in holding me back. The Women’s Leadership Challenge has been instrumental in the process of self-discovery and embracing my inner feminist. It opened an entire community of fellow female leaders who strive to change the world for the better. The connections I’ve made have also deeply inspired me. Within them, I have found the courage to pursue my goal of rethinking development and sustainability by designing new systems to attain a more just and equitable planet. - Chanty


    I really appreciate the fire that Samantha brings to the course and all the women that she brings through this. It’s so selfless. She's one hell of an amazing woman and I’m so glad our paths crossed.  - Kellie

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    I'm the CEO of Empower Global, which facilitates trainings on DEI for organizations all over the world. Some of our clients include Slalom, RB, Cresa, Verizon, Reaology, Insight Partners, and beyond.


    I've trained over 1000 people leaders from 26 countries on inclusive leadership, diversity and inclusion and feminist leadership.


    I've spoken and done trainings all over the world, including at Harvard University, Tufts University, IE University, Indian Institute for Management, the Horasis Global Conference, etc., and is a TEDx speaker.


    I also led Ashoka’s programming with women social entrepreneurs, built coalitions for the Hillary for America campaign, and managed the women’s issues portfolio for the US Embassy in Sarajevo, BiH.


    I'm a double jumbo - holding a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy with a specialization in global gender analysis and conflict resolution from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. (Bet you didn't think it was a good thing to be called a double jumbo :) I've also studied at Yale, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard School of Education. I hold a certificate in Brain Based Conversation Skills from the NeuroLeadership Institute.


    I've been published in the Washington Post, Conscious Company Magazine and Women2.0, and am a New America expert.


    Oh, I also used to be an opera singer and am known to break out into song on occasion.


    Next year I'll be sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation to do a Bellagio fellowship in Lake Como, Italy, to work on my book Feminist Leadership: A Field Guide.


    If you're perusing this site and interested in booking me for a speaking engagement for your company, nonprofit, or Women's ERG, please email more about your needs to info@empowerglobal.net.



    Watch Samantha's

    TEDx on women's leadership


  • Watch samantha's Talk At leading entrepreneurs of the world on The Changing Face of Leadership


    Amazing conversations with Dr. Nancy