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Who We Are

About Soapbox

Soapbox Inc is the world’s largest feminist speakers’ bureau. We match talent with events and curate experiences. Each year, we produce dozens of events from one time keynotes to multi day book + film tours to international conferences.  

Soapbox also produces Feminist Camp, dedicated to deepening understanding of feminism(s) as both a theory and a practice.

Soapbox was founded in 2002 by authors Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner.

 


Our Team

Blaine Edens, Director of Operations
Blaine began her career with Girls Leadership Institute. After graduating from GWU with a degree in Women’s Studies, she worked with Rachel Simmons before moving to New York City and to work with Gloria Steinem and ultimately with Soapbox. Blaine has a passion for home-brewing, eating, and making s*hit happen. Her happiness lies at the intersection of social media and queer issues.

Kim NarioSocial Media and Communications Manager
Kim is a Virginia based second generation Filipino American. She performs stand up and improv and has about one million podcast ideas. She attended VCU for theatre, where she spent more time studying the local music scene than Meisner techniques.

Amy Richards, President and Co-Founder
Amy Richards is an author, activist, and producer. She is the Executive Producer of VICELAND’s WOMAN and a long time consultant on MAKERS. Author of Manifesta, Grassroots and Opting In, Amy’s writings have also appeared in most major publications. She spends most of her time networking others and helping nurture people’s ideas and dreams. 

Carly Romeo, Programs and Creative Director
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), 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.

 

Soapbox Highlights

2002: Soapbox Launches

2007: Feminist Camp Launches

2011: Anita Hill Conference

2014: Final Anita Hill Lecture concludes with Melissa Harris Perry.

2015: Soapbox Foundation formed.

2017: Annie Leibovitch//WOMEN

2018: MAKERS Conference