Davina is the perfect person to hire as an inspirational speaker for your event.

Davina was honored with the Dale Carnegie Award for highest achievement for her public speaking skills and has spoken extensively throughout the United States as a key note speaker, trainer, author, and leader!

Talks Include:

LGBT Equality and Diversity

How to Live From Your Courageous Heart

How to Be a Love Warrior Leader- Using the Tools of Love, Compassion and Forgiveness in Leadership

How to Live Your Courageously Authentic Life

Winning Marriage Equality in the U.S.

Making a Difference, Changing the World

Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage


Previous Speaking Engagements & Readings

Guest Speaker at the following Universities and Public Libraries

  • Masha Dexter Lecture Series, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island
  • California School of Professional Psychology
  • California State Home Schooling Conference
  • California State University East Bay
  • Cuyamaca College, San Diego, CA
  • Cypress College, California
  • Drake University, Iowa
  • Foothill College, California
  • Golden West College, California
  • Grossmont College, El Cajon, California
  • Holy Names University, Oakland, California
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • New College of San Francisco
  • Oakland Public Library, California
  • Riverside City College
  • Seattle Public Library, Washington
  • Solano Community College, California
  • St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • University of Denver, Women’s College
  • University of Indiana, South Bend
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
  • University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Presentations and Speeches at Houses of Worship and Community Centers/Gatherings  Davina Practitioner

  • Agape International Spiritual Center
  • B’nai Tikvah (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue (San Francisco, CA)
  • Common Wealth Club of California (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cathedral of Hope (Dallas, TX)
  • Community Presbyterian Church and First Congregational Church of Antioch (Pittsburg, CA)
  • Metropolitan Community Churches (Bakersfield, CA; Indianapolis,IN; San Francisco, CA)
  • Oakland Center for Spiritual Living (Oakland, CA)
  • Temple Sinai (Oakland, CA)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Arkansas (Eureka Springs, Fayetteville)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in California (Berkeley, El Cerrito, Mendocino, Mission Viejo – Tapestry, Modesto, Oakland, Redding, Riverside, San Francisco)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Colorado (Denver)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Ohio (Akron, Cinncinatti)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Wyoming (Cheyenne)
  • United Church of Christ (Fremont, CA; Hayward, CA; Redding, CA)
  • Second Wind Church (San Francisco, CA)
  • Equality California Valentines Day Fundraiser
  • Equality California- Solano County- Get Engaged Event
  • Rape Trauma Services (Burlingame, CA)
  • Trinity Methodist Church (Austin, TX)

Readings and Talks at Bookstores

  • Avid Reader (Davis and Sacramento, CA)
  • Barnes and Noble (Eugene)
  • Book Woman (Austin, TX)
  • Books Inc.(San Francisco)
  • Borders Books (Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Raleigh, NC; Durham, NC; Chapel Hill, NC, San Mateo, CA)
  • Changemakers (Oakland, CA)
  • Cody’s Bookstore (Berkeley, CA; San Francisco, CA)
  • Crossroads Market Bookstore (Dallas, TX)
  • Different Light Bookstores (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA)
  • Laurel Books (Oakland, CA)
  • Leaves of Grass Bookstore (Willits, CA)
  • Malaprop’s Bookstore (Ashville, NC)
  • Now Voyager Books (Provincetown, MA)
  • Obeslisk Books (San Diego, CA)
  • Old Firehouse Bookstore (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • Outwrite Bookstore (Atlanta, GA)
  • Powell’s Bookstore (Portland, OR)
  • Pride and Joy Bookstore (Northampton, MA)
  • River Reader (Guerneville, CA), and many more.

Speaker at Conferences and Events

  • National Association of Bar Executives Conference at the American Bar Association, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • United States Prison Affirmative Action Program, 2015 (At Water, CA)
  • Models of Pride 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Federal Correctional Institution Affirmative Action Program, 2012 (Dublin, CA)
  • Southern California Regional PFLAG Conference, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Affirmation National Conference 2010 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cultural Competence in Mental Health 2009 (San Mateo, CA)
  • Kaleidescope of Identities: Clinical Approaches to Working with Women, Culture, and Intersecting Identities 2009 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Equality Forum Marriage Panel 2006 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Creating Change 2005 (Oakland, CA)
  • All God’s Children Panel 2003 (Oakland, CA)

Featured Speaker at LGBT Rallies

  • National Marriage Equality Rally 2004 (Washington, DC)
  • Marriage Equality NOW Rally 2006 (Seattle, WA)

Featured Speaker at PFLAG Meeting and LGBT Centers     

  • PFLAG meeting at Montview Presbyterian Church(Denver, CO)
  • Lighthouse Community Center(Hayward, CA)
  • Rainbow Community Center (Concord, CA)
  • LGBT Center (San Francisco, CA)
  • LGBT Center (Charlotte, NC)