As a resource to help partner organizations plan programs related to the “She Changed the World” initiative, a core group of DNCR staff members are available to present on women’s leadership topics in many locations throughout the state. These speakers inspire and empower audiences, bringing their unique perspectives to a diverse range of topics.

To request a speaker please contact them directly at the information listed below. While there is no direct fee we ask the host to cover travel costs for the speakers. 

Speaker  Topic  Travels From Travel Limits

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State Archives Oral History Project presentation includes a selection of audio clips from previous women’s oral histories and explains how to get your own community involved in the project Raleigh Negotiable

Vera Cecelski


Stories of Stagville Women slide presentation detailing resistance and freedom-seeking among Stagville Plantation’s enslaved women Durham 1-hr. drive time

Sarah Downing


Reconstruction Aides worked in Veterans’ Hospitals following WWI. They developed the field of physical therapy and taught arts and crafts to patients Asheville 2-hr. drive time

Joy Greenwood



Carolista Baum, founder of Jockey’s Ridge State Park Presentation describes Baum’s activism and legacy Nags Head NE NC, Triangle, + locations negotiable

Lawson Osteen 


Fight for the Eno shares the story of activist Margaret Nygard and the Eno River Association joining forces to preserve the Eno River. Durham 1-hr. drive, + locations negotiable

John Moseley


Women's Air Service Pilots (WASPs) and the role they played in the training of the men stationed at Fort Fisher, where they learned to shoot anti-aircraft artillery during WWII Wilmington  negotiable

Heather South


Women of Black Mountain College presentation features one of the 1933 founders and the farm manager during WWII, among other notable women Asheville 2-hr. drive time