By Kim Duke, International Sales Expert

I’m very honored to have been asked to be on the WSA Council.  I’m throwing my stiletto in the ring as I want to elevate the role of women in the speaking community.   Currently there are a small fraction of female speakers compared to men.   Also, quite frankly, women speakers tend to under-value and under-charge and I want to help them STOP. THAT. NOW.  When I started in the speaking industry in 2001 there were very few female role models and mentors available. I was in mastermind programs and had mentors that were men only.   I’m so thankful for these wonderful men and the support they gave to me.  However, I’m very interested in helping all levels of women speakers grow to the next exciting level that they so passionately want to achieve.  I’m also thrilled to be learning from all of you as well!

Kim Duke is CEO and Founder of The Sales Divas. Kim is an international sales expert who provides savvy, sassy sales training for women entrepreneurs (with a twist!). She is a national award winning salesperson – and was the second youngest sales manager in Canada for CBC Television.