NWHM Speakers Bureau

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to book a live virtual NWHM Speakers Bureau Lecture. What are the costs involved?

Live virtual NWHM Women’s History Speakers Bureau Lecture  programs include Q&A by the presenter are a flat fee of $500 (firm) for a 60-minute speaking event.

When are lecture fees due?
Lecture fees are due within 15 days after the lecture.

How are NWHM Speakers Bureau lecture fees used?
NWHM Speakers Bureau program fees are designated by the speakers entirely as donations to the National Women’s History Museum. Part of the Museum’s Impact Budget, these fees help the Museum  fulfill its mission to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history.

How far in advance should I request a speaker?
The time required to schedule a speaker varies individually. Some speakers are able to accept invitations immediately, while others need to schedule events well in advance in order to accommodate their professional obligations. For best results, submit your request as soon as you are able, preferably well in advance of your event, particularly if you are booking for an event that falls during the busier months of March (Women’s History Month) and early fall.


What types of organizations host NWHM Speakers?
NWHM Speakers Bureau lecturers frequently give lectures for colleges or universities, historical societies, museums, libraries, secondary schools, senior care residencies, corporations, conferences, government agencies, and community and nonprofit organizations.

How are NWHM Speakers Bureau Lecturers chosen?
NWHM Speakers Bureau lecturers are appointed throughout the year by the Museum’s Scholars Advisory Council (SAC) based on recommendations by a subcommittee of the SAC. Many of the founding members of the NWHM Speakers Bureau program also serve as members of the SAC. Volunteers and nominations are welcome and should be submitted to NWHM's vice president of education.


I'm looking for someone to speak about the National Women's History Museum itself, how do I arrange this?
To arrange a speaker to talk about the Museum itself, please contact our communications office here.