Emily relishes any opportunity for deep connection. In her talks, she explores difficult topics with candor, self deprecation, and humor. Her unique combination of intelligence, passion, and accessibility put her audience at ease, enabling the listener to connect with her on a profound and intimate level.
Legacy & Philanthropic Guide
Watch Emily's TED Talk
"The Evolution of a Passionaholic"
Emily Scott has over 25 years of experience in the corporate and consulting world. Having spent her life merging hard work and investment savvy with volunteerism and philanthropy, she comes to the conversation curious. In 2011, a life-altering trip brought her to the City of Joy, a transformative leadership community for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, founded by Eve Ensler, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Christine Schuler Deschryver, and V-Day. Her TEDx talk relates her profound experience and its influence on developing The Power of AND.
What is a Passionaholic?
A person whose passion engages one’s being so completely that other pursuits pale in comparison.
"Emily is a woman who can’t be forgotten - her attitudes, actions and character have impacted lives. During her many visits to us in Bukavu, she displayed love for vulnerable and afflicted people, and extreme generosity. She has made every effort to support us."
- Christine Schuler Deschryver,
VDAY CONGO Representative & Director of City of Joy, Bukavu
What professionals say about Emily Scott
"Emily is a dynamic speaker who delivers her message with passion, energy and humor. With her words and command of the stage, she paints a picture for the listener and not only engages their minds, but also touches their heart. She is authentic, charismatic and captivating – everything you want in a keynote speaker!"
- Torie Sandvig
Vice President, Event and Production Services
"Emily Scott is a powerful and engaging speaker. Through a mixture of humility and storytelling, tied to salient details and facts, Emily is able to draw in an audience and leave them feeling empowered, ready for action. I have taught at universities ranging from U.C. Berkeley to UPenn, and wish that I had the innate capacity to connect with my students and transfer knowledge to them in the seemingly effortless way that Emily does."
– Daniel Heimpel
Founder and Executive Director, Fostering Media Connections
"At a number of benefits for our organization, she has spoken forcefully about the issues surrounding domestic violence. Every time she spoke you could hear a pin drop - the audience listened so closely to what she had to say. Her passion comes through loud and clear, and she has a good ear for what her audience needs to hear."
– Wendy Lavitt
Vice President, Nuzzles & Co.