Speaker Bio

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Janet Marie Stovall
D&I Pragmatist, TED Speaker, Fortune 500 Speechwriter

Janet Marie Stovall is the primary speechwriter for the CEO and senior management at UPS. As one of the few FORTUNE 500 executive speechwriters of color, she is adept at developing diversity and inclusion messages – and helping leaders deliver them authentically.

Stovall's believes Corporate America is the entity best equipped to dismantle racist structures. To that end, she developed a business approach that tackles the issue head-on. Her TED talk challenging business to get serious about inclusion has been viewed over a million times and earned the endorsement of philanthropist Melinda Gates.

Before UPS, Janet founded and served as principal of The Point Communications, a marketing and public relations consultancy. For more than 20 years, she developed, implemented, and managed marketing strategies and executive positioning projects for leading U.S. companies. An accomplished writer, Janet advised, scripted, ghosted articles and books, and created presentations for some of the country's leading thought leaders. Her work has been published extensively in Vital Speeches of the Day and has garnered numerous awards.

Janet earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. An active alumna, she is acting president of the Davidson Black Alumni Network and a member of Davidson's Commission on Race and Slavery. She is in the final semester of a Master's degree in integrated marketing communications from Georgetown University.