Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, anti-bullying advocate, keynote speaker, producer and a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair.
Monica is an advocate for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women.
During 2014, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival” for Vanity Fair. ‘Shame and Survival’ overlapped Monica’s personal experiences and cultural observations. The essay was nominated for a National Magazine Award.
In March 2015, Lewinsky was a keynote speaker at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver. Pulling from her unique experiences at the epicentre of a media storm in 1998, her TED speech, “The Price of Shame” has, to date, been viewed over 17 million times.
Monica Lewinsky Ted Talk – The Price of Shame
Furthermore, Monica has spoken at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and delivered the Ogilvy + Inspire Lecture at Cannes Lions.
Monica’s Keynote Speaking Topics include:
- Safer and Responsible Social Media
- Digital Resilience
- Digital Reputation
- Cultivating Compassion and Empathy
- Overcoming Shame
- Overcoming Adversity
In 2017 Monica created the #ClickWithCompassion campaign as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.
She released a now award-winning Public Service Announcement in collaboration with BBDO New York which asked people to rethink their online behaviour in an offline social experiment. “In Real Life” has been viewed over 25 million times and was nominated for an Emmy in 2018.
Monica collaborated again on the #DefyTheName campaign which urged those with social media accounts to change their name to reflect their bullied name.
#DefyTheName – A PSA by Monica Lewinsky
The third PSA collaboration in 2019, was “The Epidemic” – the first text interactive PSA putting the viewer in the bullying target’s shoes.
Lewinsky is a founding board member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation and on the advisory board of Project Rockit.
Furthermore, Monica Lewinsky is an Ambassador for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Program, as well as supporting numerous other organizations in the space.
Based in New York, Monica is available for Virtual Presentations and Inspirational Live Keynote Speeches around the world. Please contact us for fees and availability.