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WHO AM I

Covering Stories that Matter

Aside from covering global politics, Samantha Karlin is the CEO of Empower Global, which facilitates trainings on DEI and gender issues for major Fortune 500 companies. She is also a keynote speaker, having spoken all over the world about gender issues, including at Harvard University, Tufts University, IE University, Indian Institute for Management, the Horasis Global Conference, etc., and is a TEDx speaker.


She is also a facilitator for Equal Reality, which utilizes virtual reality for Diversity and Inclusion, and for Korn Ferry.


Formerly, Samantha led global engagement for a Silicon Valley tech company, led Ashoka’s programming with women social entrepreneurs, built coalitions for the Hillary for America campaign, and managed the women’s issues portfolio for the US Embassy in Sarajevo, BiH.

Ms. Karlin holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy with a specialization in global gender analysis and conflict resolution from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  She is a trained mediator and speaks Spanish fluently.


She has been published in the Washington Post, Conscious Company Magazine and Women2.0, and is a New America expert.


She is currently working on a book on Feminist Leadership with Lina Abirafeh, a Lebanese women’s right’s activist.

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