Join the Princeton Women’s Network (PWN) virtually to hear Samara Bay ’02 speak about finding your voice and her book Permission to Speak on Monday, May 13, 7 – 8 p.m. Central Time. 

Please find the Zoom registration to the presentation below.



Is it possible to enjoy public speaking? To love your voice and trust you’ll get heard? Can you really show ALL the way up with your gorgeous ideas and your gorgeous heart?.

Samara offers best-of takeaways from her much-anticipated debut big idea book with Penguin Random House, a personal and cultural reckoning with what speaking in public is and what it can be.

Our voices tell a story about power, and this keynote offers wildly practical tips, moving and inspiring tales, and a massive dollop of permission to find your power, out loud.

The goal: a voice that's specific not generic, brave not safe, joyful not self-serious, varied not squeezed into one boring note, diverse in all the ways. So, you move the room and get what you want — the gig, the raise, the respect, the yes, the future that is calling to you.

A timely talk that meets the crises of this moment with joy, science-based strategy, and contagious courage.


About Samara Bay '02:

A revolutionary speech expert and bestselling author, Samara Bay’s thought leadership is changing what power sounds like at scale, introducing today’s workforce to our hidden history of voice bias as well as the vision and tools to overcome it. Samara has a AB from Princeton University in English and an MFA from Brown University in theater. She received media training from Al Gore’s climate team, improv training from UCB, and speech training from world-renowned teachers at Juilliard, The RSC, ACT, The Public Theater and Yale University.

See her website for additional information.

All members of the Princeton University community are welcome to participate in this event. This session will be recorded.

For questions about the panel, please contact Heather Schloss ’90, National Event Chair, PWN Advisory Council.


Monday, May 13, 2024
7 - 8 pm central

Please Register for the Zoom discussion


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