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Rayona Sharpnack

CEO & Founder, The Institute for Gender Partnership & Institute for Women's Leadership

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 Rayona Sharpnack Biography

Rayona Sharpnack is the founder ad CEO of the Institute for Women's Leadership, a renowned organization known for spearheading initiatives in leadership and organizational effectiveness for the past 25 years. Drawing from successful careers in education, professional sports, and business, Rayona is an inspirational teacher, coach, and mentor to senior executives across industries. She is also the founder of the Institute for Gender Partnership™, an organization that works with top-level executives to bring the substantial benefits of full Gender Partnership™ to their organizations—financially and beyond.

Rayona's clientele is comprised of government agencies, universities, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies, including Pfizer, Gap Inc., Hertz, Cardinal Health, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, and World Pulse. Her masterful approach takes complex theoretical concepts and distills them into accessible education and training. Through their dedicated guidance, Rayona and her team have helped more than 20,000 women and men, ranging from mid-level managers to C-suite executives, to realize groundbreaking results and renewed potential in both their professional and personal lives.

Her pioneering work has garnered widespread recognition, including showcases of her leadership model by The New York Times and Fast Company, as well as her appointment as Chairwoman of Leadership Development on the Women's Leadership Board of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

She has presented her outstanding achievements in advancing women leaders and building high-performance teams to prestigious institutions such as:

Harvard University

Stanford Business School

U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business

State of the World Forum

Canadian Federal Government

Australian Federal Government

Leadership America

Professional and Business Women of California

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Speaking Topics
  • Contextual Leadership: Shifting Your Context

    "Although we may think that we act freely based on a rational assessment of the objective audience, this isn't the case. The real source of people's actions is not what they know, but how they perceive the world around them and what conclusions they draw as a result." Based on her book, Trade Up: Five Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership and Life Inside Out, Rayona shares how to Trade Up and change your perspective, in addition to offering her "Secret Sauce" of Breakthrough Leadership.

  • Gender Partnership: Cracking the Code

    "We are at the precipice of a miraculous moment in time ... We are actually at a point where we can change the tide. Now men and women are together to talk about Gender Partnership ... Men of quality are never threatened by women's equality." Addressing the shift in workplace conversation that has risen from a shift in social attitudes, Rayona discusses the best ways in which to seize this opportunity to demonstrate the (common-sense) success made possible through equality.

  • Gender Partnership

    "What are the reinvented contexts that move us from, 'Gender Partnership is the right thing to do,' to, 'Our whole organizational strategy depends on the full partnership of men and women'?" Rayona shares her thoughts on Essential Elements for Creating True Gender Partnership in your organization, including: Empowering Women For and With Each Other, Engaging Men to Advance Women, and Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots.

  • Men as Allies

    "This work isn't anyone helping others out — our liberation, our future, our economic abundance is dependent upon this work." Rayona discusses why men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders
    • and why they should.

  • Women Empowering Women

    "For every one courageous female willing to fight for retribution for unfair treatment, there are a thousand others willing to walk away." Rayona outlines the process of revealing, assessing and designing innovative approaches to transforming the relationship that women have with one another; ultimately, it's imperative that women trade up their own contexts about empowering other women.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Rayona Sharpnack?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rayona Sharpnack for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rayona Sharpnack, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rayona Sharpnack or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rayona Sharpnack?

    Booking fees for Rayona Sharpnack, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rayona Sharpnack, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rayona Sharpnack?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rayona Sharpnack for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rayona Sharpnack for your next private or corporate function.
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Rayona Sharpnack

CEO & Founder, The Institute for Gender Partnership & Institute for Women's Leadership

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Rayona Sharpnack Biography

Rayona Sharpnack is the founder ad CEO of the Institute for Women's Leadership, a renowned organization known for spearheading initiatives in leadership and organizational effectiveness for the past 25 years. Drawing from successful careers in education, professional sports, and business, Rayona is an inspirational teacher, coach, and mentor to senior executives across industries. She is also the founder of the Institute for Gender Partnership™, an organization that works with top-level executives to bring the substantial benefits of full Gender Partnership™ to their organizations—financially and beyond.

Rayona's clientele is comprised of government agencies, universities, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies, including Pfizer, Gap Inc., Hertz, Cardinal Health, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, and World Pulse. Her masterful approach takes complex theoretical concepts and distills them into accessible education and training. Through their dedicated guidance, Rayona and her team have helped more than 20,000 women and men, ranging from mid-level managers to C-suite executives, to realize groundbreaking results and renewed potential in both their professional and personal lives.

Her pioneering work has garnered widespread recognition, including showcases of her leadership model by The New York Times and Fast Company, as well as her appointment as Chairwoman of Leadership Development on the Women's Leadership Board of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

She has presented her outstanding achievements in advancing women leaders and building high-performance teams to prestigious institutions such as:

Harvard University

Stanford Business School

U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business

State of the World Forum

Canadian Federal Government

Australian Federal Government

Leadership America

Professional and Business Women of California

Rayona Sharpnack Speaking Topics

  • Contextual Leadership: Shifting Your Context

    "Although we may think that we act freely based on a rational assessment of the objective audience, this isn't the case. The real source of people's actions is not what they know, but how they perceive the world around them and what conclusions they draw as a result." Based on her book, Trade Up: Five Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership and Life Inside Out, Rayona shares how to Trade Up and change your perspective, in addition to offering her "Secret Sauce" of Breakthrough Leadership.

  • Gender Partnership: Cracking the Code

    "We are at the precipice of a miraculous moment in time ... We are actually at a point where we can change the tide. Now men and women are together to talk about Gender Partnership ... Men of quality are never threatened by women's equality." Addressing the shift in workplace conversation that has risen from a shift in social attitudes, Rayona discusses the best ways in which to seize this opportunity to demonstrate the (common-sense) success made possible through equality.

  • Gender Partnership

    "What are the reinvented contexts that move us from, 'Gender Partnership is the right thing to do,' to, 'Our whole organizational strategy depends on the full partnership of men and women'?" Rayona shares her thoughts on Essential Elements for Creating True Gender Partnership in your organization, including: Empowering Women For and With Each Other, Engaging Men to Advance Women, and Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots.

  • Men as Allies

    "This work isn't anyone helping others out — our liberation, our future, our economic abundance is dependent upon this work." Rayona discusses why men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders
    • and why they should.

  • Women Empowering Women

    "For every one courageous female willing to fight for retribution for unfair treatment, there are a thousand others willing to walk away." Rayona outlines the process of revealing, assessing and designing innovative approaches to transforming the relationship that women have with one another; ultimately, it's imperative that women trade up their own contexts about empowering other women.

FAQs on booking Rayona Sharpnack

  • How to book Rayona Sharpnack?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rayona Sharpnack for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rayona Sharpnack, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rayona Sharpnack or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rayona Sharpnack?

    Booking fees for Rayona Sharpnack, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rayona Sharpnack, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rayona Sharpnack?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rayona Sharpnack for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rayona Sharpnack for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rayona Sharpnack or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rayona Sharpnack or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rayona Sharpnack is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rayona Sharpnack for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rayona Sharpnack generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicole Yeary, Michael Kimmel, Dr. Michael Kaufman, Jessika Rovell and Cynthia Germanotta. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rayona Sharpnack for an upcoming event.

Rayona Sharpnack Speaking Topics

  • Contextual Leadership: Shifting Your Context

    "Although we may think that we act freely based on a rational assessment of the objective audience, this isn't the case. The real source of people's actions is not what they know, but how they perceive the world around them and what conclusions they draw as a result." Based on her book, Trade Up: Five Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership and Life Inside Out, Rayona shares how to Trade Up and change your perspective, in addition to offering her "Secret Sauce" of Breakthrough Leadership.

  • Gender Partnership: Cracking the Code

    "We are at the precipice of a miraculous moment in time ... We are actually at a point where we can change the tide. Now men and women are together to talk about Gender Partnership ... Men of quality are never threatened by women's equality." Addressing the shift in workplace conversation that has risen from a shift in social attitudes, Rayona discusses the best ways in which to seize this opportunity to demonstrate the (common-sense) success made possible through equality.

  • Gender Partnership

    "What are the reinvented contexts that move us from, 'Gender Partnership is the right thing to do,' to, 'Our whole organizational strategy depends on the full partnership of men and women'?" Rayona shares her thoughts on Essential Elements for Creating True Gender Partnership in your organization, including: Empowering Women For and With Each Other, Engaging Men to Advance Women, and Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots.

  • Men as Allies

    "This work isn't anyone helping others out — our liberation, our future, our economic abundance is dependent upon this work." Rayona discusses why men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders
    • and why they should.

  • Women Empowering Women

    "For every one courageous female willing to fight for retribution for unfair treatment, there are a thousand others willing to walk away." Rayona outlines the process of revealing, assessing and designing innovative approaches to transforming the relationship that women have with one another; ultimately, it's imperative that women trade up their own contexts about empowering other women.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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