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I have been a speaker at the United Nations, New York University, Texas Conference for Women, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, FinCon, and other events. My presentations are inspiring, provocative, personal and totally hilarious. I leave listeners with concrete action steps — and wanting more!

Client reviews of keynotes:

Christine Nigro, former AXA Advisor Vice Chairwoman:

Emma Johnson is such a dynamic, engaging speaker that we invited her to present at three of AXA’s Diversity Summit Meetings. Her presentation was rated by over 90% of our audience members as excellent and immediately applicable to their careers. Emma delivers unique, thoroughly researched content in a lively and engaging way that involves the audience.  Our team was so energized that they continued the discussions long after the end of her presentation. Emma won over skeptics who were worried about hearing the same female empowerment lecture that they have heard many times before. Instead she presented them with actionable, immediately implementable suggestions. Emma will add immeasurably to any conference or meeting lucky enough to get her.  

Philip Taylor, CEO and founder, FinCon: 

Emma is great to work with. She's a confident speaker with a professional and personal approach. I was impressed with her ability to connect with the more than 1,500 live attendees before, during, and after her inspiring talk. Work with her for your next event!

Contact me if you’re interested in an appearance at your event.


I partner with national and global brands in spaces including finance, online dating, technology, lifestyle, beauty and more. Video content, sponsored blog posts, Instagram and Pinterest campaigns, Twitter parties, satellite media tours (SMT), podcast sponsorships. Open to your ideas — let's brainstorm!


I’ve been a professional journalist and writer for nearly two decades. After working at community publications in the United States and Europe I landed at the Associated Press Financial Wire in New York City. As a full-time freelance business and personal finance writer since 2003, my articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Men's Health, Psychology Today, Woman’s Day, WIRED, WORTH, Real Simple, MSN Money and many others. I’m currently a contributing editor at SUCCESS magazine, and paid contributor at Forbes.


Like a Mother with Emma Johnson features celebrities, national experts, entrepreneurs, people with amazing stories, and call-in guests to discuss what smart moms really care about:  Career, money, business, parenting, feminism, dating, sex and relationships. U.S. News named Like a Mother to its “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts.”

Guests include Arianna Huffington, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Free-Range Kids' Lenore Skenazy, Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, Showtime's Gigolo star Vin Armani, bestselling feminist author Rebecca Traister, Wall Street giant Sallie Krawcheck, and Internet stars Tiffani The Budgetnista Aliche and Kimra Luna.

Contact me for bookings, programming and sponsorship.