Soapbox Inc is the world’s largest feminist speakers’ bureau. Founded in 2002 by authors Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, we have booked hundreds of events, predominantly in the United States. Since 2006, Soapbox has produced Feminist Camp, an immersive conference dedicated to deepening understanding of feminism(s) as both a theory and a practice. Campers have gone on to establish careers as midwives, lawyers, humans rights activists, writers, and more–many crediting Feminist Camp as a turning point.
We also work with authors, filmmakers, and organizations to plan events and strategize on their growth and outreach.
Amy Richards, President and Co-Founder
Amy Richards is an author, activist, and producer. Through Soapbox she’s been able to continue her feminist thinking and showcase the endless issues, organizations and individuals that inspire her. Her current and recent projects include advising on MAKERS, editing the book I Still Believe Anita Hill, and acting as a consulting producer on a series for Vice.
Carly Romeo, Programs and Creative Director
Like Amy, Carly is never happy unless she has a lot of projects going on. For Soapbox, she produces and promotes Feminist Camp (in all its iterations), leads the camp alumni network, experiments with new programs, and tries to be a good millennial by keeping an eye on social media. Outside of Soapbox, she owns a photography company, publishes a magazine, and plans events that make the wedding industry a bit more feminist.
Donna Steele, Speaker and Events Manager
Donna oversees our speaker roster and is the main point person for our clients who are hosting events. Before joining the Soapbox team, Donna started a production company where she used videography and photography to showcase Richmond’s diverse and creative community. She is an improviser and vegan pie enthusiast, both avocations she continues to pursue in Richmond, VA.
Blaine Edens, Special Events Coordinator
She has spent the past two years eating her way through New York and trying her hand at home-brewing. Her happiness lies at the intersection of social media and queer issues.