Welcome to Collective Speakers.
We are a full service speakers bureau exclusively representing some of the most unique voices in entertainment, education, and activism. With over two decades of experience, we create unforgettable spoken word and lecture events. Our areas of specialty include diversity, social justice, mental health and leadership. Our customer-centric approach to booking has earned rave reviews from trade associations, universities, performing arts centers, and corporate clients.
In 2019, Ali Stroker made history, becoming the first wheelchair user to be nominated for (and win) a Tony award. She received the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her portrayal of Ado Annie in the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's “Oklahoma!”.
New and Notable
Ziad Ahmed (also known as Ziad the Activist) is a social justice entrepreneur who empowers young people and helps brands remain responsible and relevant.
Jamilah Lemieux is an unapologetic cultural critic, activist and writer. Her work has appeared in dozens of national publications including Ebony, Essence, The Nation, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Guardian.
Eunique Jones Gibson develops campaigns that ignite conversation and social change. She is the founder and publisher of Because of Them We Can, an award-winning platform which amplifies Black Excellence - Past, Present & Future.