“Laura is a great speaker, very relatable, whose research delivers an empowering message: despite how busy we are as we strive for work-life balance, we are in charge of our hours and we have more of them than we realize!”
—ESPN Women

To see her speaking style, please watch this 12-minute video from the 2016 TEDWomen Conference: “How to gain control of your free time”

Looking to inspire your audience, and help them feel less busy while getting more done? Laura would love to be a part of your next event. Her talks have been among the top-rated at conferences because audiences laugh, and leave with practical strategies they can implement right away. She is available both for keynotes, and for half-day workshop options.

For availability and rates, please contact Laura. (Most events will be booked through the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau.)


“Our global marketing team was feeling overloaded and overwhelmed. Laura Vanderkam delivered on our corporate objectives and facilitated a session that got everyone thinking differently about time. Months later, everyone’s still talking about Laura … she gave us practical strategies and tools to improve our overall productivity, both at work and home. Her session was fascinating, energizing, and fun. Everyone walked out feeling like they could take on the world!”
—Jennifer Donahue, DDI

“I highly recommend Laura Vanderkam as a keynote speaker. She presented at our Working Women State Conference in the Summer of 2015. Our guests loved her keynote on “How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time.” Laura’s ability to showcase her research in an entertaining and energetic way kept the crowd engaged through the entire presentation. Laura has a strong command of the subject of time management and shared great insights with our audience. I would definitely book her again!
—Jessica Rivelli, Working Women Founder

“I was delighted to welcome Laura Vanderkam back to the Bullish Conference. I have always enjoyed Laura’s data-driven approach to providing tools and recommendations that work for all kinds of women. A consummate public speaker, Laura was able to adapt her message for a young, irreverent group, as much as I’m sure she does for all kinds of groups. Our audience left with many useful time management (and guilt reduction!) tools.”
—Jennifer Dziura, getbullish.com

“Thank you so much for presenting I Know How She Does It to aspiring group of young women leaders in the engineering industry which is still dominated by men. All of your advice was very helpful for the women planning out their careers while having so few women role models. I know by accounting for all of the hours in the day, I have already been able to better fit in those activities that I want to do but have been putting off by saying I’m too busy.”
—Michelle DeCarlo, ASHRAE Women in Engineering