Interviews & Presentations

Prime Topics for Interviews and Presentations

Snooze Alarm Off”    Crunch time  in a high-stakes battle for women’s equality. How we navigate the sea change of ‘The Big Rebalancing.’

The Business of Helping”     Insights into the dysfunctional global system of responding to disasters; how we can create effective routes for our generosity.

To book Susan for an interview or speaking engagement, email

Invited Presentations, Media Appearances, Publications and Awards

Speeches and Media Appearances

August 3, 2016      Invited Panelist for Global Women’s Leadership Network                                 Local First, Women in Leadership event in Oakland, CA

March 2, 2016       Julia Morgan School for Girls, Oakland, CA – Inspirational Woman

July 7, 2015            Keynote for WCI fundraiser featuring musician Jack Lukman

Jan 26, 2015           Wear Your Voice E-Zine interview – gid=11

Sept 11, 2014         KTVU news, Oakland CA show/vCrm7T/

July 9, 2014            Listed expert on Women’s Media Center SheSource www.Shesource,org/experts/profile/Susan-Burgess-Lent

Feb 22, 2014          Sisters In Business, Oakland, CA “Turning Your Passion into a Business”

Jan 27, 2014              Interview with Funds for NGOs – The Adult Education Program at Baraka Center

Nov 19, 2013          Keynote, Fundraiser for Baraka Women’s Center, Lafayette Church, Brooklyn, NY

May 7, 2013           Keynote, Fundraiser for Women’s Centers International, The Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA

Oct 17 2011            Monterrey Institute for International Studies, Monterrey, CA

“What It Takes to Help Survivors of Conflict”

 July 19, 2010          Circle Connections, Radio Interview “Women’s Center as a Safe Haven and Place of

Transformation in Areas of Conflict

 July 4, 2010             Presenter, Ante Up for Africa Fundraising Event

June 8, 2010           Caesar Chaves High School, Washington, DC   “A Career in Humanitarian Aid”

June 5, 2010           Dallas Peace Center, Dallas TX “Status of the Darfur Conflict”

May 7, 2010           Program Report, Dining For Women Annual Summit, San Jose, CA

May 4, 2010           Interview on NBC4, Washington, DC “Darfur Baskets”!/news/green/Darfur-Basket-of-Strength/92810234

Apr 17, 2010           Art for Darfur, Dallas, TX      ‘The Needs of Darfur Civilians

Jan 24, 2010           First Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT “Assisting Women in Darfur”

Jan 22, 2010           Public Library, Port Washington, NY   “The Dimensions of Genocide in Darfur”

Jan 17, 2010           Dining for Women event, Vienna VA   “Women’s Centers in North Darfur”

Nov 18, 2009          Anti-Defamation League Youth Leadership Conference, Rosslyn, VA “Leadership in Conflict Zones”,0B1623CA-D5A4-465D-A369-DF6E8679CD9E,frameless.htm

Oct 29, 2008           Source for NYT report

Oct 25, 2009           Tzedek Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD “How Women Are Affected by Conflict”

 Sept 10, 2009       Africa 1 Radio interview “Women’s Centers in North Darfur”

June 20, 2009        Interview for non-fiction book, Power Shift, How Women’s Rising Economic Control Will Change the World

Apr 19, 2009          Presentation, Howard University STAND, Washington, DC “Status of the Darfur Genocide”

Mar 13, 2009         Presentation, STAND, Ann Arbor, MI   “Women’s Centers in North Darfur”

Oct 30, 2008          Speaker, Africa Action, Just Lead Campaign, Washington, DC

Oct 20, 2008          Tents of Hope Event speaker, Washington, DC “Helping Women in Darfur”

July 2008               San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition, San Francisco, CA “Status of the Conflict in Darfur”

Apr 2008                4 Days for Darfur, NYC   “Programs for Assisting Civilians in Darfur”

Nov 4, 2007           Mill College Student Union, Oakland, CA   Briefing on Darfur

Oct 28 2007           Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon, CA “Women as Change Agents in Darfur and  How We Can Help Them”

May 17, 2007        United Nations Association San Francisco (CA) Chapter “Status of the Conflict in Darfur”

Mar 10, 2007         MT Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley, CA “Women as Change Agents in Darfur and How We Can Help Them”

Jan 27, 2007           United Nations Association of America, Monterey (CA) Chapter “Status of the Conflict in Darfur”

Nov 9, 2006            National Black Law Students Association, Hastings Law College, San Francisco, CA “The Challenge of Justice in Darfur”

Oct 16, 2006           Marin Philosophical Society, Mill Valley, CA   “The Realities of Genocide”

Selected Publications   Fiction

2001                          Hackles, Gargoyle Grace and Gravity anthology

2000                          In the Borderland, a novel, Xlibris

1999                         Finding Jazz, Sheila Smith Prize, Wild Child online magazine

May 1998                Monthly column, Videography magazine- Oct 2001


2004   Maryland Writer’s Association, The Slave Tour, 1st Place Fiction

1986   Northern California Emmy for Video Editing, San Francisco in the Forties

Articles about Ms. Burgess-Lent

Sept 8, 2014         Oakland Tribune: Fundraiser for women’s center in Oakland is Sunday By Kristin J. Bender POSTED: 09/08/2014 06:09:42 PM PDT

Sept 3, 2014           Montclarion Newspaper: Oakland: Fashion show benefit set Sept. 14 for new women’s center By Mimi Rohr Correspondent POSTED: 09/03/2014 04:06:16 PM PDT

Jan 15, 2014           Interview contest-winner-womens-centers-international/

July 17, 2013 (about careers after 60)

May 16, 2013        Finding Meaning by Helping Women in Poverty, Next Avenue, PBS

Training – Public Speaking 

Toastmasters International – Advanced Communicator Bronze, April 2013   (Hate the name, love the practice!)

Current Member, Warehouse Evening Toastmasters, Oakland, CA

Past Member, Southern Marin Club, Mill Valley CA

Past Member, National Press Club Toastmasters, Washington, DC

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