Allison Shapira

Founder/CEO, Global Public Speaking LLC
Allison Shapira
Allison Shapira is an opera singer turned entrepreneur. She is the Founder/CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC, a communication training firm that works with emerging and established leaders who want to speak clearly, concisely, and confidently. For the past 15 years, she has worked with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive communication coach. In addition, she teaches public speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Allison has a special focus on helping women leaders build their confidence and develop an authentic sense of executive presence. Her company has developed and implemented numerous women’s executive communication programs for Fortune 50 financial institutions.

Allison also travels around the world with the nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership, helping women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a non-profit organization. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak.

Allison is the author of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, which was recently published by HarperCollins Leadership. She has spoken at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit and was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego Chapter. She lives in Washington, DC.