Speaking Engagements & Film Screenings

Inspiring. Funny. Delightful.

Holly’s award-winning film, essay, and her TED Talk, explore the extraordinary community of women who live inside the radioactive “Dead Zone” in Ukraine.

Watch Holly's TED Talk

Book Holly To Speak At Your Event! 

As a globetrotting author, television host and filmmaker, Holly speaks to a range of audiences – from women’s organizations and community foundations, to corporate and travel industry events.

 

Holly will collaborate to create the right presentation for your group. Presentations can be customized and/or supported by footage from her travels around the world for the PBS television series’ Globe Trekker and Adventure Divas.

 

Speaking Engagements and Screenings

ADVENTURE DIVAS TOPICS

  • Life of Adventure: Risk & Reward – What happens when you ditch your desk job, and court the unexpected? What’s to learn from gulping down maggots in Paraguay, suffering up the Matterhorn, taking on pregnant tiger sharks – or racing on camels across Niger’s Sahara against Tuareg nomads? (Just wait until you hear about Iran and Syria.) A longtime host of the popular PBS series Globe Trekker, Holly reveals the messy, humorous, galvanizing realities of life on the road.
     

  • Girl-World Pilgrimage – Believing that adventure is a philosophy of life, Holly set out to find like-minded, risk-taking women around the globe. The result: Adventure Divas – the book and PBS series. Holly explores social justice while tracking down a Black Panther in Cuba, and a police chief who revolutionized India’s prisons through meditation. She reveals how a rebel painter in Iran defies the mullahs; and the unusual risks taken by the Maori author of The Bone People. She explores the fears and courage of leaders who dare to make the world a better place. This talk shares how a pilgrimage fueled by curiosity and ideology can pave the way for all of us to make change in our lives, and the world.