Past Speaking Events

Yalda speaking at the White House about gender inequality.

To see video on Yalda:


Yalda’s Previous Talks Have Included (incomplete list):


January 13, Laurence School, Los Angeles, CA

January 30, Palisades Charter Elementary School, Pacific Palisades, CA

February 3, NFL Women’s Summit, Houston, TX

February 7, Carpenter Charter School, Studio City, CA

February 10, Oakwood School, North Hollywood, CA

February 15, Kidscreen Summit, Miami, FL

February 25, Women’s Student Association Conference, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

March 7 & 8, Common Ground, Silicon Valley, CA

March 15, First Presbyterian Nursery School, Santa Monica, CA

March 16, Crestview Preparatory School, La Cañada, CA

April 4, New Platforms, New Voices, Panel @ Google LA, Venice, CA

April 27, PAUSD District-wide Event, Palo Alto, CA


January 8, Curtis School, Los Angeles, CA

January 14, CEE, Reveta’s Book Club, Los Angeles, CA

January 19, PS1, Santa Monica, CA

January 27, Palisades Elementary Charter School, Pacific Palisades, CA

February 3, Laurence School parent talk, Los Angeles, CA

February 8, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA

February 9, YPO, Los Angeles, CA

February 18, St. Paul the Apostle School, Los Angeles, CA

February 24, Palo Alto JCC, 7:30 pm Palo Alto, CA

March 1, WNS, Los Angeles, CA

March 3, Crossroads, Los Angeles, CA

March 9, SXSW EDU: Book signing, 11:30 am, Austin, TX

March 9, SXSW EDU: “Can Media Teach Character Strengths & Life Skills?”, 12:30 pm, Austin, TX

March 11, South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive: “The New Marketing of Brands: Body Image and Gender”, 5 pm Austin, TX (book signing to follow)

March 16, Barstow Stem Academy, Barstow, CA

March 22, Cary Academy, Cary, NC

April 13, Wildwood School, Los Angeles, CA

April 17, Common Sense Media & Writers Bloc Presents a conversation with Peggy Orenstein moderated by Madeline Brand, Santa Monica, CA

April 18, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA

April 20, Manhattan Beach Education Fund, Manhattan Beach, CA

April 21, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA

April 22, Chandler School Parent Talk, Pasadena, CA

April 25, Zócalo Public Square Event, Santa Monica, CA

May 2, Carlthorp School, Santa Monica, CA

May 6, St. Paul School, Los Angeles, CA

May 9, White House, Washington DC

May 19, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, CA

May 24, Empathy: Why It’s Important and How to Grow it in Your Kids: A conversation with Dr. Michele Borba at The Willows School, Culver City, CA

June 2, Disney Interactive Studios, Glendale, CA

July 13, Social Change Through StorytellingYouTube Space LA , Los Angeles, CA

August 19, Google LA, Los Angeles, CA

August 23, Pixar Studios, Emeryville, CA

September 2-4, London Screenwriters’ Festival, UK

October 4, UCLA Psychology Department Developmental Forum, Los Angeles, CA

October 5, Private Event, San Francisco, CA

October 25, Aspen Country Day School, Aspen, CO

October 28 – October 30, Society for Research in Child Development, Irvine, CA

November 16, The Gooden School, Sierra Madre, CA


October 13, Morristown School District, New Jersey, Morris Educational Foundation.

September 14, Panel Discussion, 7-9 pm, Atherton, info Navigating the Tides of Adolescence Flyer

September 17, PEL, Common Sense talk, 9:30 am, Bel Pres, for parents of pre-schoolers.

October 7, Archer School for Girls, Brentwood, CA

October 27, Launch Party, Diesel Books, 6:30 pm, Brentwood, CA

October 28, Green Apple Books, 7 pm, San Francisco, CA

October 26, Authors at Google, Los Angeles, CA

October 29, Private Home, Palo Alto, CA

November 2, Georgetown Visitation School, Washington, D.C.

November 3, Lowell School, Washington, D.C.

November 4, Private Home, New York City, NY

November 10, Village School parent talk, Los Angeles, CA

November 14, Urban Women Lifestyle Event, 4 pm, Santa Monica, CA

November 16 at Pages Bookstore, 7 pm, Manhattan Beach, CA

November 19, Mirman School parent talk, 10 am, Los Angeles, CA

December 1, Park Century School parent talk, Los Angeles, CA

To Schools and Students
Aspen Challenge
UCLA Krieger Center
Harvard Westlake
Calvary Christian School
Palisades Elementary
Brentwood School
St Mary’s
Carlthorp School
Village School
Westside Neighborhood School
Willow Community School
Park Century
St. Mathew’s Parish School
Oakwood School
Campbell Hall
Wildwood School
South Pasadena High School
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Campbell Hall
Moulton Elementary School

For Industry and Other Organizations

Sprout creative retreat, NY

Bentonville Film Festival panel, Arkansas

Netflix Retreat at Soho House, Los Angeles

Panelist with Huff Post Live and Jason Reitman for Men, Women and Children in NYC

Twitter Party for Men, Women and Children

Beverly Hills Rotary Club

California Association of Independent Schools for teachers

Freedom Institute, NYC

Association of Child Development Specialists

Star Resources Center

Society for Research in Child Development

American Museum Association

Disney Interactive, Community support dept.