Sylvia Hewett

Sylvia Ann Hewett



American Express

Clifford Chance

Ernst & Young



International Monetary Fund

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Northrop Grumman

Oxford University

Skolkovo University (Moscow)

UK House of Commons

Wall Street Journal: Women in the Economy

White House Meeting on Women and the Economy


Economist and author, Sylvia Ann Hewlett is a leading expert in the fields of talent management, workplace transformation, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Hewlett has been charting new ground for companies and employees with her bestselling books and cutting-edge research.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett has keynoted International Women’s Day at the IMF, given the featured address at Pfizer’s Emerging Markets Leadership Summit in Dubai, and spoken at the White House. She has addressed many corporate, educational, non-profit, and other organizations worldwide. To invite Sylvia Hewlett to speak to your organization, please contact lecture agent


Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

  • Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career
  • Executive Presence
  • Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success
  • The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering and Technology

Leveraging Diversity: Minority and Multicultural Talent

  • Innovation, Diversity and the Marketplace
  • Vaulting the Color Bar: How Sponsorship Levers Multicultural Professionals into Leadership
  • Asians in America: Unleashing the Potential of the “Model Minority”

Realizing the Full Potential of LGBT Talent

  • The Power of 'Out': LGBT in the Workplace

Retaining and Sustaining Top Talent

  • Top Talent: How to Re-Engage and Re-Energize Your Workforce
  • Making Smart Choices in Life and Work: What Every Person Needs to Know

Tapping into the Strengths of Gen Y, Gen X and Boomers

  • How Gen Y and Boomers will Reshape Your Agenda
  • The X Factor: Tapping into the Strengths of the 33- to 46-Year-Old Generation
  • Leveraging New Streams of Global Talent

Becoming a Talent Magnet in Emerging Markets

  • Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets


"From the moment you began speaking, you captivated the room with your powerful, convincing presentation. The combination of well-researched facts and statistics and the context and insight you shared in such a dynamic way made your speech thoroughly compelling. The audience was moved (as so many participants told us afterwards) by your concluding with your dramatic personal story."





For speaking engagements:

Wesley Neff
Leigh Bureau