Meggie Palmer

Meggie Palmer

Founder of PepTalkHer  |  Tech Entrepreneur  |  Journalist and Equal Pay Advocate
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About Meggie

“Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator. Her infectious positivity motivates everyone she interacts with – the CEOs she coaches, the audiences she speaks to globally and the millennials she ...”

Meggie Palmer is a confidence creator. Her infectious positivity motivates everyone she interacts with – the CEOs she coaches, the audiences she speaks to globally and the millennials she trains to overcome imposter syndrome. A high energy leader, facilitator and inspirational speaker, Meggie is on a mission to close the pay gap. She is the Founder & CEO of PepTalkHer – a passionate and devoted community of more than 15,000 people globally.

Current Work:

The PepTalkHer app was launched with Vogue in 2019. It helps track wins, improve mindset & supercharge career success using artificial intelligence. Meggie works in house with corporate clients through PepTalkHer, running training programs globally for brands including JP Morgan & Revlon training them in overcoming imposter syndrome, retaining female talent & confidence.

Meggie writes about gender & diversity for Vogue & Marie Claire and has worked internationally as a foreign correspondent from Syria to Zimbabwe and beyond for BBC World News, CNBC, SBS Dateline, Channel 7, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet and others. In 2017, she travelled to Damascus for Dateline to produce a World Exclusive interview with Bashar Al Assad, which was nominated for a 2017 Logies Award. She’s dodged falling buildings in Nepal, investigated the justice system for teenagers. uncovered corruption and money laundering in Papua New Guinea and interviewed thousands of people from all walks for life.

She’s been awarded multiple times for her work in journalism including a Walkley Award, a New York Festival TV & Film Award, a UN Media Award and was Queensland Young Journalist of the Year.

An accomplished global speaker, Meggie has hosted Nico Rosberg’s GreenTech Conference in Berlin, was the keynote for Vogue Codes & headlined PayScale’s Conference in the USA.

A second time founder, Meggie started her first company, Sliding Door Media, as a side hustle. Sliding Door Media trains Executives from across the world to harness the power of story to communicate like superstars.

Meggie lectures at Columbia University and Barnard College in the United States and sits on the board of several not for profits.. She is a passionate volunteer lifesaver and proud member of The Wing.

What people say about Meggie

Thank you so much for partnering with us on the Dreamforce keynote this year! From telling your origin story to leading the Essentials demo to sharing your keen insight on the CEO panel/podcast your contribution was truly invaluable and you knocked it out of the park in every respect. Over a thousand attendees were in the room, over 236K tuned into the Twitter Livestream, and they loved you – you are the top-scoring speaker at this year’s SMB Keynote! Talking about the gender gap and being authentic in showcasing our products are some of the things that customers most loved about the keynote and we couldn’t have done either of those without you. We really appreciate your strong endorsement of the Salesforce brand and spending countless hours working with us. You’re amazing to collaborate with and we couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring leader and presenter to partner with.

– Salesforce

Meggie Palmer is a vibrant and engaging speaker! For her most recent engagement with QUT, she managed to create a strong connection with an audience of several hundred teenage girls and boys at the end of a long day … no easy task. She was refreshingly honest and gave hilarious anecdotes about her career in journalism. Her ability to laugh at herself was appreciated by the students. Her vulnerability in sharing her own hardships as a teen struck a chord with the audience. Meggie took instructions from us and stuck to the brief we provided. She was on message yet still creative in her approach to her story and how she interacted with the audience We would have no hesitation in recommending her to other corporate organization.

– Queensland University of Technology

Meggie is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge. Her international experiences help her to develop content suitable for any audience. Meggie was a keynote speaker for the 2019 State of Talent Conference and received praised-reviews from our audience. It has been a pleasure working with her.

– State of Talent Florida

Meggie is a phenomenal source of wisdom and an invaluable resources for companies. Not only is she well versed in what it takes to be a great leader in today’s economy, she’s an expert that takes the mystery and confusion out of the challenges women face in the workforce. I have found Meggie incredibly sensitive and insightful when it comes to speaking to our employees, leading coaching and training and has been instrumental in helping our employees find their voice.

– Thinx

The presentation blew the entire room away! Phenomenal

– Vogue