Speaking Tour Snapshot
- Global WIL Economic Forum
- WeOwn It Summit
- Women Ambassadors Forum
- Qatar International Women’s Forum
- Ilia State University, Republic of Georgia
- Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
- Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa
- University of Cape Town GSB
- University of Indiana
- University of Kansas
Rania Anderson: International speaker
Expert on business women in developing and emerging economies
With a style is refreshingly direct, pragmatic and practical, Rania is an international speaker at corporations, conferences and universities around the world. She always goes beyond inspiring stories, examples and research to offer key take aways and specific actions for her audiences.
Rania has personally coached, trained and interviewed thousands of women around globe, distilling their path to success. Her professional experience includes senior corporate leadership at Bank of America and as a sought after executive business coach. Originally from the Middle East, Rania has has lived, traveled to and worked in both developing and developed countries.
Fluent in English. Conversational fluency in Arabic and Spanish.
Select Speaking Engagements
Facilitated a PWC sponsored, invitation only session for CEOs and senior executives on gender and race for the U.S. Chairman of PwC.
Panelist on a “Designing Cities for Women” session sponsored by ARUP
Keynote speaker at South Africa’s Gender Mainstreaming Corporate Awards. Spoke at Telesure, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Bloomberg, FNB and Barclays Bank. Conducted a session for aspiring female corporate board members. Held two open registration sessions on the 6 shifts that will advance your career or business and on networking.
InterAmerican Development Bank, Washington DC
June 13, 2016
Spoke to the entire Finance Department of men and women about how to achieve shared leadership and to a group of women from all over the bank about 6 specific actions that will make them more successful.
Women Ambassadors Forum
June 7 & 8. 2016
Keynoted at the Women Ambassadors Forum, a global gathering of university students and recent graduates from around the world conceived and organized entirely by a group of women students.
IDB: FOMIN & WeXchange Google Hangout
March 20, 2016
Hosted by InterAmerican Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Fund, and WeXchange, women entrepreneurs from Latin America and around the world joined in on conversation to discuss How to Build a Successful 360° Network. Watch the recorded Hangout here on YouTube.
Proctor & Gamble, Mexico City
Designed and delivered two sessions for P&G Mexico. One session was specifically for male leaders on how they can be personally and actively engaged in encouraging women’s success. The other session was for corporate women on specific actions they can take to progress in their careers.
Mexico: WeXchange Conference, University Students and Business Women's Organizations
Nov. 19-20, 2015
Delivered an interactive presentation, Building a 360° Network at WeXchange, for a conference and pitch competition for Latin American women entrepreneurs in Monterrey. Spoke to 60 high-performing female students from five universities in Mexico City. Keynoted at on oversold event for women entrepreneurs and professionals sponsored by Asociación Mexicana de Mujeres Ejecutivas and Consejo de Empresarias y Ejecutivas.
Global WIL Economic Forum, Abu Dhabi
Nov. 2-3, 2015
Delivered a keynote address on what it will take for women advance. Moderated a panel with male CEOs about the role of male leaders in advancing women.
Year-Long Corporate Women's Leadership Development Program
Co-facilitated a year-long leadership development program via a webinar for a group of high-potential women around the world at multinational glass manufacturing company O-I.
Universities in the U.S and Qatar
Several speaking engagements at Indiana University, University of Kansas, Georgetown University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. Topics included, Bridging the Gap Between Success at School and Success at Work, Having a Social Impact Career, Three Shifts to Drive Economic Growth and Gender Parity.
May 18-27, 2015
Six sold-out speaking engagements sponsored by Colleen Larsen, Business Engage, PwC, Barclays, Vodacom, T-Systems, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCTGSB). Events in Johannesburg and Cape Town attended by hundreds of businesswomen and university students. Read a compilation of tweets on Storify from some of these events.
Republic of Georgia
March 16-20, 2015
Eleven speaking engagements around the country of Georgia at five universities and to six different groups of business women.
International Women of Courage Award
March 9, 2015
Moderated roundtable discussion with Sayaka Osakabe, recipient of the 2015 International Women of Courage Award, and a select group of leaders to discuss the role of women in the workplace.
December 2014 & 2013
Judged the pitch competition (2014) and was a panelist for Win-Win for All: Investing in Women (2013). WeXChange is the first pitch conference for Latin American women entrepreneurs.
GE Saudi Women's Leadership Summit
May 16, 2014
Presented The Six Ways Women in Emerging Economies Succeed to a group of Saudi business women.
We Own It Summit
May 2, 2014
Moderated a salon-style panel discussion titled Growing Women Led Businesses in Emerging Economies.
Global Women's Leadership Summit (GWALS)
September & October 2013
Presented two webinars: The ONE High Impact Way to Advance Your Career, and 6 Keys to Getting What You Want in Work & Life.
Black & Veatch Women's Leadership Event
October 12, 2012
Presented 10 C’s to the C-suite, which outlines specific actions women need to take to get to senior and executive positions.
African Women's Entrepreneurial Program
2010 & 2011
Presented to 50 African women entrepreneurs, hand-selected by the U.S. State Department.
Qatar International Business Women Forum
May 10-11, 2010
Presented to 450 professional women from across the Middle East: The Role of Women in Business and Investment: A Comparison between the Arab World and the West, and Coaching Women to Take Over Leadership in Business & Develop a Strong Image
Achieving Career Meridian
2008 to Present
Numerous presentations to guide corporate women in understanding what it takes to manage their careers; given to employees at Walmart, Southern Company, Hallmark, Black & Veatch, Polsinelli Shugart and the Central Exchange
A Few Organizations We've Worked With
Rania has presented at conferences, corporations and universities in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the United States. Her unique perspective is based on years of experience and research in determining precisely what approaches work for women and men in different parts of the world and features breakthrough insights she has developed as an executive coach, entrepreneur, senior corporate leader and angel investor. She accelerates success:
- At conferences corporations and universities.
- Through training for women and men in developing and emerging economies and in the United States.
- In one-on-one Executive coaching.
- The six success habits of women in emerging economies.
- 3 shifts we must make to achieve gender equality and global prosperity.
- The active and specific role men need to take for women to advance.
- How women advance in their careers and businesses.
- How women can attain senior or executive leadership positions.
- Building a 360 Network with a sponsor, mentors, peers, inside and outside your organization and industry.
- Lessons and guidelines to start a women’s angel investor network/fund that invests in women-led businesses.