Upcoming Appearances

21 Oct 2015

Orem,Utah: Reading in Common Lecture

Keynote Speaker
Utah Valley University
October 21, 2015


Past Appearances

26 Feb 2015

Toronto, Canada

Keynote Speaker

Women in the modern Business Environment


University of Toronto

27 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada

19 Nov 2014

Washington, DC: Defense One Summit

Renaissance Hotel
999 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Livestream Coverage

20 Oct 2014

New Orleans, LA: Annual Common Reading

Keynote Speaker and Q&A
Common Reading
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Xavier University
1 Drexel Dr
New Orleans, LA 70125

30 Sep 2014

Marquette, MI:Annual Diversity Conference

Keynote Speaker
Annual Diversity Conference
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

27 Aug 2014

Washington, DC: National Defense University

CISA panel on Women, Peace, and Security.
National Defense University
300 5th Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20319-5066

11 Dec 2013

Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Class Research

Keynote speaker
“Dressmaker of Khair Khana”
Harvard Business School
70 N Harvard St Boston, MA 02163

03 Dec 2013

Los Angeles, CA:Broads Circle

Going Global: Women Leaders in Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship
United Talent Agency UTA Plaza
9336 Civic Center Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

14 Nov 2013

Washington, D.C.: Defense One Summit

Exploring provocative questions and major trends shaping today’s national security landscape.
Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H st NW, Washington, DC 20001

05 Nov 2013

New Hampton, NH: 2013 Reading in Common Lecture

Keynote speaker and Q&A
“Dressmaker of Khair Khana”
New Hampton School
70 Main St New Hampton, NH 03256

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17 Oct 2012

University Center, MI: Annual Fall Speakers Series

Speech & Class Visits
Theme: “Roles & Responsibilities: Ethical Response to Revolutionary Change”
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001

11 Oct 2012

Mount Berry, GA: Berry College Freshman Class Community Read (Keynote)

Berry College selected “Dressmaker” as
their common read for Fall 2012
for their entire freshmen class
Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

20 Aug 2012

Gainesville, FL: University of Florida New Student Convocation

University of Florida’s New Student Convocation
in conjunction with the selection
of “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana”
as the freshman class read

21 Jul 2012

Alexandria, VA: Fielding Graduate University Graduation

Convocation Speaker
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

19 Jul 2012

Washington, DC: Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap conference

Gayle Lemmon & David Brooks moderate a conversation about gender data
at a conference sponsored by the State Department and Gallup.

11 Jul 2012

Sante Fe, NM: International Folk Art Market

Talk and Q&A
Sante Fe International Folk Art Market

12 May 2012

Irvine, CA: Festival of Women Authors

Book Signing and Talk
Festival of Women Authors
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irvine Marriott

04 May 2012

Stanford, CA: Global Conference

Stanford Graduate School of Business — Global Conference
“Entrepreneurship and Post Transitional Economies” Panel
Center for Global Business & the Economy
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

01 May 2012

Westfield, NJ: Community Book Read & Talk

Westfield Memorial Library
550 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 789-4090

26 Apr 2012

Exeter, NH: Phillips Exeter Academy Community Book Signing & School Lecture

Community Book Signing & School Lecture
Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH  03833-2460
Tel (603) 772-4311

19 Apr 2012

Greenwich, CT: United Way Sole Sisters Lunch

Keynote Address
United Sole Sisters Luncheon
Greenwich Country Club
19 Doubling Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

11 Apr 2012

Vermillion, SD: University of South Dakota

“IdeaFest” Keynote Speaker
University of South Dakota, Vermillion Campus
Vermillion, South Dakota

03 Apr 2012

Baltimore, MD: Jhpiego Event

Talk & Luncheon
Sponsored by Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
Helmand Restaurant
12:00pm – 2:00pm
806 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

28 Mar 2012

Denver, CO: Tattered Cover Book Store

Reading, Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

27 Mar 2012

Portland, OR: Powell’s Bookstore

TALK, Q&A, and Book Signing
Reading/Talk, Q&A, Signing
1005 West Burnside
Portland, OR 97210

26 Mar 2012

Seattle, WA: Town Hall Downstairs with University Bookstore

TALK, Q&A, and Book Signing
W/ University Bookstore
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

21 Mar 2012

Columbus, GA: Columbus State University’s Hunter Lecture Series

March 21-22, 2012
Columbus, Georgia

20 Mar 2012

Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University

Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing

07 Mar 2012

University of Regina (Canada): Women’s Leadership Event

Regina, Saskatchewan
Theme: ‘Influencing the World’

25 Feb 2012

Harvard Business School Dynamic Women in Business Conference


23 Feb 2012

St. Mary’s Academy’s Diversity Day

Englewood, Colorado

14 Feb 2012

International Association of Defense Counsel

Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa

Rancho Mirage, CA

01 Dec 2011

New York, NY – TEDx WOMEN

Featured speaker at the bi-coastal conference. Attendance is invite-only but please visit to view the conference online.

11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST

The Paley Center for Media

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15 Nov 2011

Washington, DC – National Press Club Book Fair Book & Author Night

5:30 pm

529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

10 Nov 2011

Glendale, AZ – Panel, Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue

Panel: More Workers, More Jobs, More Money:  Why Spreading the Wealth is Good for Global Business

4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Thunderbird Campus

1 Global Place

Glendale, Arizona 85306

An elite group of global business executives, global leaders, government officials, NGO representatives, and thought leaders from around the world will unite on Thunderbird’s campus Nov. 10-11 for two days of leading-edge dialogue, networking and collaboration on today’s most pressing global business topics.

08 Nov 2011

Dallas, TX – Author’s Lunch, The Adolphus Hotel

Luncheon and talk begin at 11:30 a.m. (Book Signing after the luncheon)

The Adolphus Hotel

1321 Commerce Street

Dallas, TX 75202

07 Nov 2011

Dallas, TX – “A Celebration of Reading” with Barbara Bush

Gayle is one of five “featured authors” at the 2011 event

Program – 7:00 p.m.

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

01 Nov 2011

New Orleans, LA – National Orientation Directors Association

Keynote Speech


15 Oct 2011

San Jose, CA – Dining for Women Event & Keynote Speech

Hayes Mansion

200 Edenvale Avenue

San Jose, CA 95136

11 Aug 2011

Vail Valley, CO – The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO)

August 11 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM:  Reception at local independent bookstore

August 12 – 12:00 – 3:00 PM:  Keynote Speech, Luncheon, Question & Answer Session,  and Book Signing

25 Jul 2011

Washington, DC – International Women’s Economic Summit and Graduation

Georgetown University

20 Jun 2011

Washington, DC – Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Event

Panel II: Economic Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Development

Ronald Reagan Building

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington D.C., 20004

13 Jun 2011

Washington, DC – International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) “Passports to Progress”

529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

09 Jun 2011

Live Etsy Twitter Chat

Gayle joins Etsy buyers and sellers in a discussion on Twitter.  Please join Gayle by using the hash tag #craftingthefuture.

09 Jun 2011

San Francisco, CA – Plum District Keynote Speech

The W Hotel

181 3rd St.

San Francisco, CA  94105

02 Jun 2011

Los Angeles, CA – Carolina Herrera Celebrates Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

6-8pm  An Evening with Hostess Patricia Lansing honoring Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,”  benefiting Vital Voices.

Carolina Herrera

8441 Melrose Place

Los Angeles, CA 90069

19 May 2011

Dallas, TX – Barnes & Noble

7:00 pm – Talk, discussion, and signing

801 West 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075

18 May 2011

Dallas, TX – World Affairs Council

6:00 pm – Talk, discussion, and signing event

Rosewood Crescent Hotel
400 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

$20 for Members and Guests
$35 for Non-Members

12 May 2011

Washington, DC – International Center for Research on Women

6:00 pm – Talk, discussion, and signing event.

1120 20th St NW
Suite 500 North
Washington, D.C. 20036

04 May 2011

Portland, OR – Mercy Corps

7:00 pm – Discussion and signing event.

Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

01 May 2011

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

1:00 pm – Author will participate in a panel titled “From the Front Page to the Bookshelf,” along with Jason Felch, Ralph Frammolino, and Judy Pasternak. Book signing to follow.

USC Campus

27 Apr 2011

Corte Madera, CA – Book Passage

Author discussion and book signing at 7:00 PM.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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26 Apr 2011

Santa Clara, CA – Invent Your Future Conference for Women (Registration required)

Keynote speaker for Invent Your Future Conference from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

The Santa Clara Convention Center.
5001 Great America Parkway,
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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17 Apr 2011

Bethesda, MD – Bethesda Book Festival

Gayle in conversation with Marie Arana, literary critic for The Washington Post, plus signing event. Event starts at 2:00 PM.

Event Location:
Bethesda Hyatt Regency Hotel
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Maryland, 20814
301-657 -1234

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15 Apr 2011

Charlottesville,VA – Jefferson Literary & Debating Society

Author discussion and signing event at 7:29 PM.

University of Virginia
Jefferson Hall (Hotel C)
McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA, 22903

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14 Apr 2011

New York City – 85 Broads (Open to members & their guests)

85 Broads Power Breakfast Event with author talk and signing from 7:00 – 9:30 AM.

Event address:

13 Apr 2011

New Canaan, CT – The New Canaan Library

Author discussion and signing event at 12:00 pm.

151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

12 Apr 2011

New York City – Council on Foreign Relations (Open to members & guests)

Author discussion and party at 5:30 PM.

Council on Foreign Relations New York Headquarters
58 East 68th Street (southwest corner of 68th and Park Ave.)

06 Apr 2011

Pasadena,CA – Vroman’s Bookstore

Author talk, discussion & signing at 7:00 PM.

Event address:
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

05 Apr 2011

Newport Beach, CA – Barnes & Noble Fashion Island

Author discussion and signing at 7:00 PM.

B&N Booksellers
401 Newport Center Drive
Fashion Island Mall
Newport Beach, CA 92660

31 Mar 2011

LA – Barnes & Noble (The Grove)

Author talk, discussion & signing at 7:00 PM.

Event address:
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

29 Mar 2011

LA – ALOUD @ Central Library

Author in conversation with Kai Ryssdal for Q&A at 7:00 PM with book signing to follow.

Event address:
ALOUD AT CENTRAL LIBRARY (Mark Taper Auditorium)
Library Foundation of Los Angeles
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Parking: You can park at the 524 S. Flower Street Garage beneath the Library and we’ll validate your ticket. You will then walk through the main lobby of the library and over to the Mark Taper Auditorium, where the program takes place.

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25 Mar 2011

Wellesley, MA – Wellesley High School

Author talk, discussion and signing event. 9:40 -10:40 AM.

Event Location:
Auditorium – Wellesley High School
50 Rice Street,
Wellesley MA 02481

24 Mar 2011

South Hadley, MA – Odyssey Bookshop

Author talk, discussion & signing at 7:00 PM.

Event address:
9 College ST
South Hadley, MA 01075

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23 Mar 2011

Cambridge, MA – Harvard Bookstore

Author talk, discussion & signing event at 7:00 PM. Co-sponsored by BPEACE.

Event address:
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts AVE
Cambridge, MA 02138

Information about BPEACE:

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21 Mar 2011

New York City – Women’s Foreign Policy Group (Pre-registration required)

Luncheon, Talk & Signing event from 12:30 pm to 2:00 PM. Registration for the event will open soon.

Institute of International Education
1st Floor Board Room
809 UN Plaza (1st Ave., between 45th & 46th)
New York, NY

19 Mar 2011

DC – Barnes & Noble

Author discussion and book signing at 3:00 PM.

Event address:
Barnes & Noble
555 12th St NW (12th & E)
Washington, DC 20004

17 Mar 2011

DC – Women’s Foreign Policy Group (Pre-registration require

Reception and program from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Refer to the “More Info” link below to register.

Event address:
Women’s Foreign Policy Group
Academy for Educational Development
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor Board Room
Washington, DC 20009

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15 Mar 2011

New York City – Harvard Club (Open to members)

Author talk, Discussion & Signing at 7:00 PM.

Event address:
Harvard Club of NYC
27 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 827-1212
* Subway: 42ND Street – Bryant Park

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14 Mar 2011

New York City – Barnes & Noble

Author reading, discussion & signing event at 7:00 PM. Co-sponsored by BPEACE.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
2289 Broadway at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10024
Store: (212) 362-8835

Co-sponsor- BPEACE

08 Jan 2011

San Diego – ALA Mid-Winter Conference

Author galley signing at 3:00 – 4:00 pm PST.

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