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April 1st, 8:30am EST

Mikalee Byerman

Humor Strategist & Keynote Speaker

Mikalee Byerman (which rhymes with “Prickly Fireman,” though do note she’s neither grumpy nor adept at fire suppression) is a former CMO and VP of Strategy and a current humor strategist and Erma Bombeck-ish writer. She channels her C-suite background to teach others how to fix their serious business problems — as in, how to sparkle their marketing, spark creativity at work and tap into their genuinely delightful business selves — with the help of a pair of underleveraged power tools called humor and levity.

Mikalee is a humor essayist, travel writer and keynote speaker. Her debut book is “100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die,” and her writing has been featured in Ladies’ Home Journal, Southwest Spirit Magazine and Alaska Airlines Magazine, as well as on the Huffington Post. She previously was named “Best Creative Writer” and “Best Local Author” in the Best of Nevada awards.

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Call For Speakers

Do you have an inspiring message or story to share about speaking up personally or professionally, at home or at work, or for causes you care about or as an advocate for others?

We are looking for you to join us as a featured speaker for the April 1, 2023 Speak Up Women Conference!