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Eileen Pollack

Director of Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Michigan; Author of "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club"

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Eileen Pollack Biography

Eileen Pollack was one of the first two women to graduate from Yale University with a BS in physics; she later earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of five novels, "The Professor of Immortality," "The Bible of Dirty Jokes," "A Perfect Life," and "Breaking and Entering," which was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, as well as two collections of short fiction.

Pollack’s work of creative nonfiction "Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull" was recently made into a movie starring Jessica Chastain. Her investigative memoir "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club" was published by Beacon Press in 2015; a long excerpt appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and went viral, after which she spent five years working to advance the opportunities for women and people of color in STEM fields.

Her work has been selected for Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Travel Writing. Pollack's latest book, an essay collection titled "Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman," was published in 2022 by Delphinium Books and received starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. A former director of the MFA Program at the University of Michigan, she is now a professor emerita and lives and writes in Boston.

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The Professor of Immortality

The Professor of Immortality

The Bible of Dirty Jokes

The Bible of Dirty Jokes

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

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    Speaking fees for Eileen Pollack, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Eileen Pollack are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Eileen Pollack, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Eileen Pollack speak about?

  • Where does Eileen Pollack travel from?

    Eileen Pollack generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Eileen Pollack’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Eileen Pollack for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Eileen Pollack for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Eileen Pollack or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Director of Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Michigan; Author of "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club"

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Eileen Pollack Biography

Eileen Pollack was one of the first two women to graduate from Yale University with a BS in physics; she later earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of five novels, "The Professor of Immortality," "The Bible of Dirty Jokes," "A Perfect Life," and "Breaking and Entering," which was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, as well as two collections of short fiction.

Pollack’s work of creative nonfiction "Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull" was recently made into a movie starring Jessica Chastain. Her investigative memoir "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club" was published by Beacon Press in 2015; a long excerpt appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine and went viral, after which she spent five years working to advance the opportunities for women and people of color in STEM fields.

Her work has been selected for Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Travel Writing. Pollack's latest book, an essay collection titled "Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman," was published in 2022 by Delphinium Books and received starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. A former director of the MFA Program at the University of Michigan, she is now a professor emerita and lives and writes in Boston.

Eileen Pollack Videos

  • Meet Author Eileen Pollack in Madsion
    A novel that looks into the effects of technology on culture and finding ways to prolong human life.
  • Eileen Pollack: "The Only Woman in the Room" | Talks at Google
    Eileen Pollack visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss her book "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club". This...
  • Encouraging girls to become scientists? It’s not rocket science
    Women in the U.S. receive less than 20 percent of Bachelor's degrees in computer science, engineering and physics. Eileen Pollack, one of the first...

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  • How do I book Eileen Pollack to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Eileen Pollack for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Eileen Pollack, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Eileen Pollack or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Eileen Pollack

    Speaking fees for Eileen Pollack, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Eileen Pollack are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Eileen Pollack, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Eileen Pollack speak about?

  • Where does Eileen Pollack travel from?

    Eileen Pollack generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Eileen Pollack’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Eileen Pollack for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Eileen Pollack for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Eileen Pollack or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Eileen Pollack is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Eileen Pollack for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Eileen Pollack generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robin Morgan, Kristie Kennedy, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Meredith Walker and Loretta Ross. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Eileen Pollack for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Eileen Pollack Speaker Videos

  • Meet Author Eileen Pollack in Madsion
    A novel that looks into the effects of technology on culture and finding ways to prolong human life.
    Eileen Pollack: "The Only Woman in the Room" | Talks at Google
    Eileen Pollack visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss her book "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club". This book examines the social, interpersonal, and...
  • Encouraging girls to become scientists? It’s not rocket science
    Women in the U.S. receive less than 20 percent of Bachelor's degrees in computer science, engineering and physics. Eileen Pollack, one of the first two women to receive an undergraduate degree in...

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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.

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