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Diane speaks regularly to a wide variety of audiences, including government agencies, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, religious institutions, conventions and conferences, and businesses. The format can include keynote speeches, lectures, discussions, group facilitation, panel moderation, workshops, seminars, and more creative brainstorming.

For information and availability, contact Diane@biggreenpurse.com. To read Diane's full bio, click here.

 

 

FEATURED SPEECH EXCERPT

Sustainable Brands '08 Keynote Address

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

 

SPEAKING TOPICS

 

 

 

Select Speaking Appearances

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Harvard University
  • American Bankers Association
  • HP
  • Alliance for Workplace Excellence
  • Toyota Women's Conference
  • Texas Conference for Women
  • Professional BusinessWomen of California
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • M2W - The Marketing to Women Conference
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Whole Foods
  • Frito-Lay
  • Women's Health & the Environment Conference/The Heinz Endowments
  • Women Executives in Government
  • Ketchum Communications Global Teleconference
  • Brandeis University
  • Environmental Challenge Oman 2008
  • Green Festival
  • Arizona League of Conservation Voters Earth Day Celebration
  • Sustainable Brands
  • BlogHer
  • Earth Share
  • Women Changing the World Forum/Tidewater Community College
  • The Biodiversity Conference
  • Towson University
  • Alaska Wilderness League/Wilderness Week
  • Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference
  • State Environmental Leadership Program /Annual Conference
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Women Presidents Organization


Rave Reviews

"My deepest appreciation for putting so much thought and effort into your keynote address at the Women's Health & the Environment conference. Your participation meant a great deal to me personally, and gave the women of Pittsburgh (and men) a thorough understanding of the problem -- and opportunity -- facing all of us today." Teresa Heinz, The Heinz Endowments

"I simply wanted to make clear to you how grateful we are for your participation in and leadership of the Conference. The response just since last week has been amazing to us. Your knowledge, passion and eloquence were critical to this success. Please accept my thanks." Robert E. Vagt, President, The Heinz Endowments

"Thanks so much for the expert guidance you provided for our recent focus group. Your ceative input on the discussion guide and the on-the-spot adjustments to the agenda helped generate information we'll be able to put to good use as we move forward to promote sustainability." Catherine Corley, Vice-President for Small Business, Sam's Club
 
"Diane's presentation kept HP employees engaged and involved. Employees wanted to know what they can do on a daily basis to reduce their environmental impact. Diane suggested simple, affordable steps the audience could take starting that day. People also appreciated getting a copy of her book, given how much useful information it contains. I continue to get very positive feedback on Diane's presentation from my colleagues."
Debbie Ledbetter, Marketing Manager, HP Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility

"Diane's talk was very refreshing, it  depicted   how each person affects
the environment, and her solutions for a few steps each person can take to be part of the Solution, were made to seem so simple, that I think some people went away with something they could do to change the way they live. I know I did. I am trying to work out my carbon foot print- online!" Her Highness Tania al Said, co-founder, Environment Society of Oman

"Thank you for an inspiring and motivational presentation. Your personal story captivated our audience and helped them see their own story in a new light. You left all of us feeling like we can make a difference." Marylouise Uhlig, Annual Conference Chair, Executive Women in Government

"Your session on Making Cents of Green was filled with good insights and examples and our group learned a great deal. This topic is of interest to us, our clients and their consumers and will continue to be as "green" is marketed to consumers, especially women. Thank you, Diane." 
Kelley Skoloda, Partner/Ketchum and author, Too Busy to Shop

"Thanks so much for speaking on the green business panel at the Green Festival! Because of inspiring messages like yours, more than 36,000 people came to the Green Festival and had an amazing time." Alix Davidson, Green Festival

"Diane inspires a green "consciousness" in every woman, man and child who hears her message.  As Diane makes clear in her empowering speeches, all of us can make a difference. There are dozens of sensible ways we can use our spending power for a cleaner, greener planet; Diane makes it seem easy and effective to take action. " Roselyn O'Connell, Board of Directors, Arizona League of Conservation Voters

"We just received the summarized evaluations from our 2007 Annual Convention and I wanted to share the wonderful results! Thank you for participating - your session was one of our highest rated. I can tell all of the attendees appreciated your thoughts and remarks. I hope we will have the opportunity to work together again."  Marisa Broka,  American Bankers Association

"Thank you again for being a part of the 2007 Texas Conference for Women and helping to fulfill the Conference's key mission of recognizing and nurturing the potential, vision and energy of Texas women. Your energy and insight gave attendees the courage and inspiration to make positive changes. You have every reason to feel proud of the impact you made on the lives of thousands of Texas women."       Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas

"I just wanted to thank you again for a great event yesterday. The topic was very interesting, especially for college students who care about environmental issues but don't necessarily have the time to join campus groups devoted to these issues. Also, as you highlighted, we hold significant sway in the marketplace. The event has given me lots to think about!" 
Spring Greeney, Environmental Action Committee, Harvard University

"It was our pleasure to have you, thanks so much for speaking at Brandeis. The students really enjoyed your talk. I actually read through a lot of the ingredients on the products that I used this morning and so far I have not found any of the few harmful chemicals that you mentioned yesterday. Phew!"  Students for Environmental Action, Brandeis University

"It was a privilege to feature you on the 2008 M2W...Marketing to Women Conference program so soon after the successful launch of your book. We knew many attendees were eager for information on what female consumers are actually doing with all their new found green consciousness, so when we saw one attendee write about your presentation ... "Great Content!" ... we were not surprised! ... I'd like to ask you to be on the Conference Leadership Committee for Good And Green...The Green Marketing Conference, in Chicago...Your insights would be welcome!"  Nan McCann, President, PME Enterprises, LLC

PLUS:
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “You helped make this annual event a great success! Wish we could have had more time... Thank you again!"                                                                                      
  • Tidewater Community College , Women Changing the World Forum: “Your talk was superb; it opened up a lot of eyes here and gave a great boost to our new Green Earth Society. Thanks so much!”
  • The Biodiversity Project Conference: “Your lively after-dinner presentation woke up the crowd and got everyone buzzing. You made us think – and made sure we had fun doing it!"
  • Alaska Wilderness League: “Thanks as usual for a job well done. We can always count on you to make a clear presentation that will keep the audience interested and asking for more.“


More Speaking Topics

  • “The Power of the Big Green Purse" - Women who spend their money on green products and services could become the most powerful economic force in the world. Their challenge? Understanding how much power they really have, then focusing on goods and services that make an environmental difference.
  • "The "Must Dos" for the Next 40 Years" - It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. What are the most important lessons we've learned? What must we - consumers, businesses, government - absolutely do to survive the next 40 years? 
  • "Your Environmental Footprint” - What impact are you having on the planet, especially when it comes to the "big four" issues of global warming, air pollution, water pollution, and toxics? What can you do now and in the future to shrink the size of your "footprint"?
  • "Everyday Green Living" - This lively “show and tell” offers tips and tricks you can put to work right away, including:
    • how to read an eco-label so you can tell the ‘green’ from the ‘greenwash’
    • what to look for in “greener” cleaners, cosmetics, and clothing
    • when to pay more for organic foods and “planet” friendly products, and when to keep your money in your purse
    • what the Top 10 ways are to green your home (hint: painting it green only counts if you use the “right” paint!)
    • where to shop – online, and in your neighborhood.  NOTE: This presentation features earth-safe goods Diane brings from her own home, a house that’s  been saving energy and water and providing habitat for wildlife since she and her family built it in 1985.
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