Samantha Karlin is a trainer, facilitator, and speaker specializing in women’s leadership, social change, and diversity and inclusion. She is the founder of Empower Global, which designs and delivers bespoke workshops around allyship, unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, and women's empowerment. She has spoken and run workshops all over the world, from Bosnia to Peru to India to Chile to Spain, and is a TEDx speaker.
Samantha is also known for hosting the political talk show “Samanthropolitics”, which focuses on US foreign policy, global politics, and women’s rights. She hosts lively conversations with world-renowned foreign policy experts and feminist activists. A few of her guests have included Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador Peter Galbraith, Ambassador Cindy Courville, and Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley. She also does live political coverage from DC.
Her academic background focused on foreign policy, diplomacy, and gender analysis, with a Master of Arts from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has also studied at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard School of Education, Yale University, and Cornell University. She is a trained mediator and has worked on two presidential campaigns. She has been published in many newspapers, including The Washington Post, and is a gender expert for the New America Foundation.