Public Speaking

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Testimonials

"Dr. Ford spoke at our Town Hall and was absolutely magnificent. The feedback I received was universal in its praise of what she had to say and for her terrific style. We all truly enjoyed listening to her and learned a great deal from her life's experiences and insights."

 

BOB LIODICE 

CEO

 ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS

"We were delighted with Dr. Ford’s presentation. She highlighted some critically important issues in STEM education -- namely equity and inclusion -- while sharing her personal journey that led to her to become a leader in STEM policy and advocacy. She followed up her keynote with candid answers during a heartfelt Q&A conversation. Feedback from her presentation has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to working with Dr. Ford again."

 

DR. JIM HEATH

PRESIDENT

INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (ISB) 

"Our experience working with Dr. Ford was wonderful. She took the time to meaningfully connect with our event planners prior to the event to ensure messaging was tailored to our group’s needs and communicated her work as a passionate advocate for all children’s education. She’s a brilliant and engaging speaker who captured our audience with personal and authentic story, deep and meaningful message, and touching humor. We have received nothing but positive feedback on her presentation. I would recommend working with her without hesitation, and look forward to working with her again!"

 

KIMBERLY THEODORE SIDEY

PROGRAM MANAGER

AUSTIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 

"Dr. Ford delivered a powerful message during her keynote address to 4,000 attendees at the  SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Her message was carefully crafted, interweaving her academic career and a job at the White House, with personal challenges she had to overcome stemming from her bout with "impostor syndrome". Her dynamic delivery engaged the audience in the challenges she faced and concluded with a resolution stemming from the solutions she found. I found it an incredibly relatable presentation that resonated strongly with the entire audience."

 

DR. LINO GONZALEZ

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF CHICANOS/HISPANICS & NATIVE AMERICANS IN SCIENCE

(SACNAS)

"Knatokie captures the audience’s attention from the moment she takes the stage. Her story of overcoming adversity encourages others to persevere in their own challenges. Knatokie’s natural curiosity and love for STEM is infectious. Her passion for diversity and desire to make a difference is inspiring."

 

ANTOINETTE M. HAYS PHD 

PRESIDENT

 REGIS COLLEGE