• 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


    ceo of 

    empower global


    diversity and inclusion training + the women's leadership challenge

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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 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. 

    I also am the proud mom of a fabulous fierce feminist feline, Princess Jasmine.


    watch my tedx on women's leadership


  • Watch My Talk At 1Business World on The Changing Face of Leadership