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Shaping The National Conversation About Ambition & Success For A New Generation


As author of The Big Life and editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, I have spent my career championing young women. I have unique understanding of how a new generation of young women are redefining power and success. I’ve also hosted dozens of dinners at my home and for women’s groups across the country for the last three years, where I listened to what young women want in their lives and careers.

Invite Me to Speak, Host a Panel, or Lead a Dinner at Your Organization. Sample topics include:


  • Happiness and Success: How To Build Your Big Life—Starting Now!
  • Working Motherhood: How to Navigate Ambition—At Work and For Your Family
  • Wellness at Work: How to Address Mental Health, Self Care and Work/Life Balance
  • Generational Challenges At Work: How To Build Understanding Between Millennials, GenX, and Boomers at Work


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Media, Keynotes, Conversations & Dinners


The #1 Secret to Happiness and Success for Good Morning America

Burnout & Work/Life Balance Series for Good Morning America

#MeToo Dinner for Good Morning America

TEDx: Why We Should All Be More Millennial

SXSW Keynote: How To Get The Big Life—On Your Own Terms

Refinery29 x Genesis Power Panel

Hosting a Dinner for Microsoft

Workshop at The Wing

Keynote for Avon

Mental Wellness and Ambition at Forbes Summit

Rebranding Motherhood at The Riveter Summit

Keynote and award at Folio: Top Women In Media

Workshop at HerCampus HerConference

The Big Life Book Launch at NeueHouse

Dinner for Hyatt

Moderating at S.H.E. Summit

In Conversation with Diane von Furstenberg

Conversation at Facebook

Keynote at Yale Women's Leadership Initiative

Hosting Joining Forces event with First Lady Michelle Obama

Ann Shoket Past Clients


Speeches & Endorsements



“Ann brings great authority and energy to the stage. She leaves the audience smarter, stronger and inspired by their own possibility.”

– Claudia Chan, CEO and Founder of S.H.E. Global Media Inc. and S.H.E. Summit


“Ann is one of the leading experts on millennial women and the changes afoot in media. But what makes her stand out as a speaker is her ability to connect with her audience–at any age—and tailor the message so it addresses their challenges and fears and propels them to the next level.” – Maria Ungaro, Executive Director of New York Women in Communication

“Ann’s energy and authentic, experience-derived advice, electrified the audience. She was the perfect speaker to kick start our WE Women conference. And after her address, Ann’s engaged participation in the rest of the day’s events reinforced her strength as a speaker who truly listens, understands, and inspires millennial women.” – Chloe Siamof, Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative Co-Chair

“Partnering with Ann for an intimate dinner with World of Hyatt members was inspiring and engaging. Our guests really enjoyed connecting with one another through conversations. We know that when people come together, they’re able to understand one another, collaborate to do incredible things. Kudos to Ann for helping bring this spirit to life at our event!” – Maryam Banikarim, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation