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Laura Schwartz is all about connection. Whether appearing on your stage or virtually through your screen; she connects to your audience, to your brand, to your objective, to people. As a professional emcee and keynote speaker, Laura motivates and inspires leaders across the globe and all industries delivering a powerful message to every audience — connecting them with you and your goals to create a lasting impact for your event. Laura was named One of the 100 Most Influential People in Global Events in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

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Dynamic Clients

Thank you, Laura! We’re delighted you joined us as the emcee and a keynote! By sharing your own professional experiences on stage, you demonstrated how transformation is being powered across today’s business landscape. This resonated with our teams and helped put us on the right path for the conference itself and year ahead in AT&T Business.
Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO AT&T Global Business
Former White House director of events Laura Schwartz brought an unrivaled level of enthusiasm, energy and expertise to the role of emcee.
Spice News Australia
Always engaging, always inspiring, and as she does with every one of her keynotes that I have had the pleasure of experiencing, delivered a powerful message...!
Michael Woody, VP Community Relations and Development at Visit San Antonio


  • Award Winning Global Speaker and Podcaster since 2001

    2021 Podcast of the Year with ITV News, Named One of the 100 Most Influential People in Global Events by Eventex in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019, Named one of the best keynote speakers by Meetings and Conventions and one of the top 7 speakers in U.S. by Successful Meetings

  • Featured on covers and inside industry magazines

    The Meeting Professional, Smart Meetings, Connect, Live Europe, Evento Finland, Spice News Australia

  • Television Commentator and Host

    On Contract – On Air Television Commentator since 2001: FNC, CNN, CBS, BBC & was the fill in guest host for Larry King; Covered 7 elections & Inaugurations for major television networks FNC, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, BBC and ITV and appears as the American Contributor to Australia's Today Show

  • International Acclaim

    First American woman featured on cover and inside the SME Advisor Middle East, The National Dubai, New Zealand Herald, South African Independent, Ilta Sanomat, The Guardian, Europe CEO, and The Times of London

  • Author

    Eat, Drink and Succeed published in 2010, Finnish version 2015 and Audiobook 2018; Contributing writer in Fast Company

  • Women’s Magazine Features

    Named Elle Boss by Elle, featured in Marie Claire and Glamour. Named one of the 100 most influential women in Chicago by Today’s Chicago Woman. Named one of Chicago’s 5 most bold and beautiful by Chicago Magazine

  • Youngest female presidential appointee, The White House 1993-2001

    With no political connections, Laura began volunteering the day after the 1993 Inauguration and rose through the ranks as Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, The White House Director of Television and ultimately The White House Director of Events

Engage the dynamic team at Laura Schwartz Live for your next event!

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